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Ship that ran aground in Suez Canal impounded due to financial dispute

Ship that ran aground in Suez Canal impounded due to financial dispute

Massive cargo vessel being prevented from leaving Egypt until owner pays a reported $900 million in compensation.Dan Verbin, 14/04/2021 17:15
Egypt hits back at Ethiopia over controversial Nile dam

Egypt hits back at Ethiopia over controversial Nile dam

Egypt alluding to possibility of renewed tensions with Ethiopia over lack of progress in negotiations dealing with Ethiopian Nile dam.Dan Verbin, 14/04/2021 05:27
Egypt sentences top Muslim Brotherhood leader to life in prison

Egypt sentences top Muslim Brotherhood leader to life in prison

Mahmud Ezzat, 76, found guilty of "terrorism" and sentenced to life imprisonment.Elad Benari, Canada, 09/04/2021 22:42
Egypt's new capital almost ready, awaits public influx

Egypt's new capital almost ready, awaits public influx

Egyptian authorities racing to prepare grandiose new capital city in the desert, awaiting arrival of civil servants in the area.Arutz Sheva Staff, 31/03/2021 12:20
Train disaster in Egypt

Train disaster in Egypt

At least 32 people were killed and 66 wounded when two trains collided in southern EgyptArutz Sheva, 26/03/2021 15:18
The question of the descent into Egypt as a 'tikun olam' issue

The question of the descent into Egypt as a 'tikun olam' issue

What lesson did the Jewish people in Egypt have to teach the generations?Rabbi Pinchas Winston, 19/03/2021 16:54
Egypt approves teaching Judaism in schools

Egypt approves teaching Judaism in schools

New course in Egypt examines religious values ​and verses that have the same meaning in Judaism, Christianity and Islam.Ben Ariel, 09/03/2021 06:22
Egypt's national airline seeks to run regular flights to Israel

Egypt's national airline seeks to run regular flights to Israel

Israel has received an official request from Egyptair to operate regular direct flights to and from Israel.Elad Benari, 05/03/2021 06:11
US approves sale of missiles to Egypt

US approves sale of missiles to Egypt

$197 million sale of Rolling Airframe Missiles comes even as the Biden administration froze the sale of F-35s to the UAE.Elad Benari, 17/02/2021 04:59
Egyptian court justifies Islamist travety: Al Sisi’s statement to Macron

Egyptian court justifies Islamist travety: Al Sisi’s statement to Macron

When signing peace treaties, we may not attempt to change the other side, but it is wise to know with whom we are dealing.Op-ed.Dr. Ashraf Ramelah, 14/02/2021 09:11
Egypt opens Rafah crossing with Gaza 'indefinitely'

Egypt opens Rafah crossing with Gaza 'indefinitely'

This is the first time in years that Egypt has opened the crossing for more then a few days at a time.Elad Benari, 10/02/2021 05:37
Report: Egypt conditioning Netanyahu visit on support for two-state solution

Report: Egypt conditioning Netanyahu visit on support for two-state solution

Axios report: Netanyahu wants to visit Cairo, but Sisi has conditioned visit on Netanyahu making a positive statement on the PA issue.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/02/2021 06:03
Egypt to begin coronavirus vaccinations on Sunday

Egypt to begin coronavirus vaccinations on Sunday

Egypt received its first shipment of vaccines developed by China National Pharmaceutical Group last month.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/01/2021 05:38
Why so many plagues?

Why so many plagues?

G-d could have wreaked just one major plague on Egypt to achieve Jewish freedom. Why were there ten?Rabbi Berel Wein, 13/01/2021 09:12
Ministers call for two-state solution for Israel-PA conflict

Ministers call for two-state solution for Israel-PA conflict

Munich Group, made up of Foreign Ministers of Egypt, France, Germany and Jordan, meets in Cairo, urges US involvement in peace talks.Elad Benari, 12/01/2021 06:01
When the Jewish identity is sharpened in Egypt

When the Jewish identity is sharpened in Egypt

Was Hebrew law and justice the property of the Egyptians in the previous world thanks to the viceroy of the Jewish leader?Rabbi Yehuda HaKohen , 22/12/2020 03:42
PA official: Tripartite move to support international peace conference

PA official: Tripartite move to support international peace conference

PA envoy says there is a joint Palestinian-Egyptian-Jordanian move to support international peace conference.Elad Benari, 21/12/2020 06:06
Egypt working to advance peace process

Egypt working to advance peace process

Egyptian Foreign Minister says Cairo is working to prevent Israel from taking "unilateral measures" that will not build trust.Dalit Halevi, 20/12/2020 02:51
The power of song

The power of song

Rabbi Nachman:Jacob, when he sent his ten tribes to Egypt, sent with them a melody of Eretz Yisrael to be sung before the ruler..Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 17/12/2020 20:00
Egypt: Pro-Sisi party secures majority of seats in parliament

Egypt: Pro-Sisi party secures majority of seats in parliament

Mostaqbal Watn, which strongly backs Egypt's President, secures nearly 55% of the seats in country's parliamentary election.Ben Ariel, 15/12/2020 06:39
Scarlett Johansson accused of being a Zionist after backing human rights workers in Egypt

Scarlett Johansson accused of being a Zionist after backing human rights workers in Egypt

Scarlett Johansson accused of being 'a Zionist', after she voiced support for human rights workers jailed in Egypt.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 14/12/2020 13:51
Egyptian President welcomes Israel-Morocco agreement

Egyptian President welcomes Israel-Morocco agreement

Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi says normalization of ties between Israel and Morocco will achieve regional stability.Elad Benari, 11/12/2020 02:01
Report: Egyptian President invites Netanyahu to Cairo for discussions

Report: Egyptian President invites Netanyahu to Cairo for discussions

Al-Sisi and Netanyahu reportedly to discuss a range of issues, including strengthening security ties in the face of Iranian threat.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/12/2020 08:23
Egyptian court to hear case of celebrity over photos with Israelis

Egyptian court to hear case of celebrity over photos with Israelis

Prominent singer and actor Mohamed Ramadan to be taken to court after photos emerged of him with Israeli celebrities.AFP, 23/11/2020 21:59
Egyptian actor in hot water over selfies with Israelis

Egyptian actor in hot water over selfies with Israelis

Mohamed Ramadan faces calls for boycott after selfie shows him hugging Israeli signer Omer Adam in Dubai.AFP, 22/11/2020 18:36
Photo from Dubai causes uproar in Egypt

Photo from Dubai causes uproar in Egypt

A photo of Israeli singer Omer Adam with Egyptian star Mohamed Ramadan is causing outrage in Egypt.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/11/2020 15:15
ISIS: We blew up gas pipeline between Israel and Egypt

ISIS: We blew up gas pipeline between Israel and Egypt

Islamic State claims to have blown up gas pipeline between in northern Sinai. Israeli official: No damage was caused to the pipeline.Elad Benari, 20/11/2020 02:05
Obama reflects on Arab Spring in new memoir

Obama reflects on Arab Spring in new memoir

Obama on why he called Egyptian President to step down while not pressuring Bahrain: I had to constantly balance competing interests.Ben Ariel, 18/11/2020 05:22
Egypt reopens Rafah crossing for four days

Egypt reopens Rafah crossing for four days

Crossing between Egypt and Gaza has been virtually sealed since a terrorist attack in the Sinai Peninsula in October 2014.Elad Benari, 05/11/2020 06:35
Egyptians vote in first stage of parliamentary election

Egyptians vote in first stage of parliamentary election

The election is likely to produce a lower chamber packed with supporters of President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/10/2020 05:37
Egypt's President welcomes Israel-Sudan normalization

Egypt's President welcomes Israel-Sudan normalization

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi: I value all efforts aimed at establishing regional peace and stability.Elad Benari, Canada, 23/10/2020 22:38
Egyptian army depicts exploding Israeli warship in official motivational video

Egyptian army depicts exploding Israeli warship in official motivational video

Promotional video for Egyptian Navy depicts destruction of vessel on which Israeli flag is hoisted, prompting query to Prime Minister.Mordechai Sones, 22/10/2020 12:41
Egypt condemns Israeli construction in Judea and Samaria

Egypt condemns Israeli construction in Judea and Samaria

Egyptian Foreign Ministry says Israeli construction places two-state solution in "grave danger."Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/10/2020 05:23
Jordan, Egypt, France and Germany call for resumption of Israel-PA peace talks

Jordan, Egypt, France and Germany call for resumption of Israel-PA peace talks

Foreign ministers of Jordan, Egypt, France and Germany urged Israel and PA to restore "hope" to the peace process.Elad Benari, 25/09/2020 06:42
Historic: First female Israeli Ambassador to Egypt

Historic: First female Israeli Ambassador to Egypt

Amira Oron submits her credentials to Egyptian President, becoming first high-ranking female Israeli diplomat in Egypt since 1979 peace dealArutz Sheva Staff, 23/09/2020 17:55
Hamas demands coronavirus equipment, Israel refuses

Hamas demands coronavirus equipment, Israel refuses

Israel, Hamas, in talks for prisoner swap, coronavirus aid, report says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/09/2020 00:04
Egyptian President hails Israel-Bahrain normalization agreement

Egyptian President hails Israel-Bahrain normalization agreement

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi says Israel-Bahrain deal helps stability and peace in the Middle East.Elad Benari, Canada, 12/09/2020 00:07
Egypt has dealt the Muslim Brotherhood a serious blow

Egypt has dealt the Muslim Brotherhood a serious blow

By arresting top Muslim Brotherhood leader, Egypt has weakened - and embarrassed - the radical Muslim group. Op-ed.Yoni Ben Menachem, 01/09/2020 13:36
Egyptian army kills more than 70 jihadists in the Sinai

Egyptian army kills more than 70 jihadists in the Sinai

Egypt has been fighting an insurgency in the Sinai Peninsula for several years.Elad Benari, 31/08/2020 05:32
Acting Muslim Brotherhood leader arrested in Egypt

Acting Muslim Brotherhood leader arrested in Egypt

The Muslim Brotherhood was outlawed and designated a terrorist organization in Egypt in 2013.Elad Benari, Canada, 28/08/2020 23:54
 The Israel-UAE pact: Sacrificing substance for ceremony?

The Israel-UAE pact: Sacrificing substance for ceremony?

Despite all the potential payoffs Israel-UAE normalization may entail, the agreement is really a prop for a much bigger drama. Op-ed.Dr. Martin Sherman, 21/08/2020 08:34
Netanyahu thanks Egypt, Oman and Bahrain

Netanyahu thanks Egypt, Oman and Bahrain

PM tweets a message of thanks to the leaders of Egypt, Oman and Bahrain for their "support" of agreement with UAE.Elad Benari, Canada, 14/08/2020 21:11
Egypt praises UAE-Israel deal,  PA and Hamas condemn it

Egypt praises UAE-Israel deal, PA and Hamas condemn it

Egypt's president lauds US-brokered peace deal between Israel and the UAE while Hamas and the Palestinian Authority condemn it as a betrayalArutz Sheva Staff, AFP, 13/08/2020 19:26
Egypt reopens Rafah crossing for three days

Egypt reopens Rafah crossing for three days

Egypt has kept the crossing with Gaza virtually sealed since a terrorist attack in the Sinai Peninsula in October 2014.Elad Benari, 12/08/2020 06:05
Egypt restricts retired army officers from running in elections

Egypt restricts retired army officers from running in elections

Egyptian President approves legal amendments that restrict retired army officers from running in elections without permission from military.Elad Benari, 30/07/2020 05:42
Egypt's military kills 18 suspected Islamists in Sinai

Egypt's military kills 18 suspected Islamists in Sinai

Egypt's military kills 18 suspected Islamists in aerial and ground operations in Sinai town of Bir al-Abd.Elad Benari, 22/07/2020 06:09
Egypt intervening to stop Israel from applying sovereignty

Egypt intervening to stop Israel from applying sovereignty

Egyptian FM urges Palestinian Authority chief to restart negotiations with the US in hopes of 'ending thoughts of annexation.'Nitzan Kedar, 21/07/2020 10:46
Egypt, France, Germany, Jordan warn Israel over sovereignty

Egypt, France, Germany, Jordan warn Israel over sovereignty

Foreign ministers of Egypt, France, Germany and Jordan release joint statement stating of 'serious consequences' to Israeli sovereignty.AFP, 07/07/2020 15:50
Report: Arab leaders won't oppose Israeli sovereignty

Report: Arab leaders won't oppose Israeli sovereignty

Arab world indifferent to possibility of Israeli sovereignty, won't take steps to oppose it, report says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/07/2020 09:14
Report: Egypt, Jordan won't sanction Israel over sovereignty bid

Report: Egypt, Jordan won't sanction Israel over sovereignty bid

Moderate Arab states reportedly coordinating their responses to Netanyahu's sovereignty plan with Israel.David Rosenberg, 23/06/2020 10:36
Egypt surpasses 50,000 coronavirus cases

Egypt surpasses 50,000 coronavirus cases

Egypt registers 1,218 new cases of the new coronavirus, bringing its total number to more than 50,000.Elad Benari, 19/06/2020 03:15
Egypt to reopen select tourist destinations to international flights

Egypt to reopen select tourist destinations to international flights

Egypt hopes to draw tourists to popular attractions that have been spared the ravages of the coronavirus.Elad Benari, 12/06/2020 06:44
Government approves new ambassador to Egypt

Government approves new ambassador to Egypt

Government approves appointment of Amira Oron as Israeli ambassador to Egypt and of Bat-Eden Kate as Israeli ambassador to Turkmenistan.Ben Ariel, 08/06/2020 04:03
Egypt's military kills 19 suspected jihadists in Sinai

Egypt's military kills 19 suspected jihadists in Sinai

Egypt's military kills 19 suspected jihadists as part of its battle to quell insurgency in north Sinai.Elad Benari, 01/06/2020 04:38
Senior Saudi, Jordanian officials say moderate Arab states back Israel's sovereignty plan

Senior Saudi, Jordanian officials say moderate Arab states back Israel's sovereignty plan

While Arab leaders officially oppose Israel's sovereignty plan, many have backed the plan in closed-door talks with the US.David Rosenberg, 27/05/2020 08:28
At least 10 Egyptian soldiers killed in Sinai explosion

At least 10 Egyptian soldiers killed in Sinai explosion

Explosion hits military armored convoy in the Sinai Peninsula, causing at least 10 casualties among soldiers.Elad Benari, 01/05/2020 05:33
Egyptian officer killed in gunfight with terrorists

Egyptian officer killed in gunfight with terrorists

Police officer killed in exchange of gunfire with terrorists who planned attacks on Coptic Christians.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 15/04/2020 01:20