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Trump and Sisi discuss fight against terror

In phone call with Egyptian counterpart, Trump affirms his administration's commitment to supporting Egypt.

Trump and Sisi discuss fight against terror

Sisi expects greater engagement in the Middle East from Trump

Egyptian President praises U.S. President-elect, says he has shown great understanding of the goings on in the region.

Sisi expects greater engagement in the Middle East from Trump

Kerry Resumes Security Talks with Egypt

Secretary of State restarts strategic dialogue with Egyptian officials that was last held six years ago.

Kerry Announces Resumption of Security Talks with Egypt

Obama Administration Criticizes Egypt

Obama administration accuses the Egyptian government of restricting free speech but recommends that it continue to receive military aid.

Obama Administration Criticizes Egypt in Report to Congress

Sisi Meets CIA Director in Cairo

Egypt’s President meets CIA director John Brennan, discusses issues of common interest.

Sisi Meets CIA Director in Cairo

Obama Releases Military Aid to Egypt

21 months later, President Barack Obama releases military aid to Egypt that was suspended after the overthrow of Mohammed Morsi.

Obama Releases Military Aid to Egypt

Sisi Appeals for More Aid from the United States

Egypt's President appeals to the United States to play a greater role in helping his country fight terrorism.

Sisi Appeals for More Military Aid from the United States

Obama Expresses Concern Over Mass Trials in Egypt

Obama speaks to his Egyptian counterpart, urges him to "invest in the political, economic, and social aspirations of the Egyptian people."

Obama Expresses Concern Over Mass Trials in Egypt

U.S. Confirms Apache Deliveries to Egypt

Defense Secretary Hagel speaks with Egyptian counterpart, confirms the United States plans to deliver 10 Apache helicopters to Egypt.

U.S. Confirms Apache Deliveries to Egypt

Kerry Visits Egypt, Urges Sisi to Allow Reforms

U.S. Secretary of State becomes the highest-ranking American official to meet President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi since he came to power.

Kerry Visits Egypt, Urges Sisi to Allow Political Reformsplayer

Obama Wants to 'Work Together' with Al-Sisi

President Obama calls Egypt's new president to congratulate him on his inauguration.

Obama Looks Forward to 'Working Together' with Al-Sisi

Senator Holds Egypt Funding Over Mass Trial

Senator Patrick Leahy says he will not approve sending funds to the Egyptian military, after 683 Islamists are sentenced to death.

Senator Holds Egypt Funding Over Mass Trial

Former Egyptian President's Widow Slams U.S.

Jehan Sadat, widow of Anwar Sadat, says she is “sick and tired” of U.S. policy towards Egypt.

Former Egyptian President's Widow Slams American Policyplayer

HRW Urges Kerry to Delay Aid to Egypt

Human Rights Watch calls on Washington not to resume military assistance to Egypt until its government ends human rights abuses.

Human Rights Watch Urges Kerry to Delay Aid to Egypt

Egypt, Russia Seal $2B Arms Deal

Saudi Arabia and UAE foot the bill for sale of advanced defense systems, helicopters, aircraft and anti-tank missiles.

Egypt, Russia Seal $2B Arms Deal

American Aid to Egypt May be Restored

Congress prepared to allow Obama to restore $1.5 billion in aid to Egypt, if it is proven that a democratic transition is taking place.

American Aid to Egypt May be Restored

Washington: Egypt Going 'Way Too Far'

U.S. official: Egypt’s latest crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood is a bit too much but we won’t take action.

Washington: Egypt Going 'Way Too Far' with Brotherhood

Hagel Concerned Over New Egypt Protest Law

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel phones his Egyptian counterpart, voices concerns about new law that curbs protests.

Hagel Expresses Concern Over New Egypt Protest Law

Kerry: Brotherhood 'Stole' Egypt's Revolution

In his harshest remarks yet against the Muslim Brotherhood, John Kerry accuses the movement of “stealing Egypt's revolution”.

Kerry: Muslim Brotherhood 'Stole' Egypt's Revolution

U.S. Lawmakers Against Cutting Off Aid to Egypt

U.S. lawmakers urge the White House to lift its suspension of military aid to Egypt, a key regional ally.

U.S. Lawmakers Speak Out Against Cutting Off Aid to Egypt

Egypt's FM: Cut Off Aid and You Will Hurt Yourself

If the U.S. cuts off aid to Egypt, it will hurt itself as well as its friends in the region, says Egypt’s Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy.

Egypt's FM to U.S.: Cut Off Aid and You Will Hurt Yourself

State Department Confirms Cut in U.S. Aid to Egypt

The Obama administration will cut hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to Egypt until "progress" is made in restoring democracy.

State Department Confirms Cut in U.S. Aid to Egypt

Report: U.S. to Cut Off Aid to Egypt

The United States will cut off aid to Egypt in the wake of the July coup and the turmoil that has followed, says U.S. official.

Report: U.S. to Cut Off Aid to Egypt

U.S. Denies Aid to Egypt Was Cut Off

Media reports suggesting that the United States has cut aid to Egypt are inaccurate, says White House spokesman.

U.S. Denies Aid to Egypt Was Cut Off

Official: Back Egypt Army or Risk Peace Talks

Israel is worried that if the U.S. alienates Egypt, it would negatively affect the renewed peace talks.

Israeli Official to U.S.: Back Egypt Army or Risk Peace Talksplayer

U.S.: No Decision Yet on Freezing Aid to Egypt

State Department says it has yet to make a decision on whether to freeze assistance to Egypt, says the matter is being reviewed.

U.S.: No Decision Yet on Freezing Aid to Egypt

Movement that Toppled Morsi Targets Peace Deal

Tamarod, the Egyptian movement which led the opposition to Morsi, is now calling to cancel the peace treaty with Israel.

Movement that Toppled Morsi Targets Peace Deal with Israel

Hagel: We'll Maintain Our Ties with Egypt, But...

U.S. Defense Secretary says his country will retain its military ties with Egypt but more violence could jeopardize them.

Hagel: We'll Maintain Our Ties with Egypt, But...

Egypt to Declare Failure to Resolve Crisis

The Egyptian government is set to declare that foreign mediation efforts to end the political crisis in the country have failed.

Egypt to Declare that Efforts to Resolve Crisis Have Failed

Al-Qaeda Head Blames U.S. for Egypt Coup

Ayman al-Zawahiri accuses the United States of "plotting" with Egypt's military, secularists and Christians to overthrow Morsi.

Al-Qaeda Head Blames U.S. for Egypt Coup

Kerry Tries to Clarify Comments on Egypt

Kerry attempts to explain what he meant when he said that the Egyptian army intervened to "save democracy."

Kerry Tries to Clarify Comments on Egypt

Kerry: The Egyptian Army 'Saved Democracy'

U.S. Secretary of State says that the Egyptian army, which deposed Morsi, intervened at the request of millions to protect democracy.

Kerry: The Egyptian Army 'Saved Democracy'

Obama Sending McCain and Graham to Egypt

Senators Lindsey Graham and John McCain say they're traveling to Egypt at Obama's request.

Obama Sending McCain and Graham to Egypt

White House Condemns Egypt Violence

The White House condemned the bloodshed and violence in Egypt, but took no steps to suspend military assistance to the country.

White House Condemns Egypt Violence, Won't Suspend Aid

Obama Won't Define Egypt Situation as a 'Coup'

U.S. does not plan on defining the overthrow of Egypt’s government as a coup, which would require cutting off of aid.

Obama Won't Define Egypt Situation as a 'Coup'

U.S. Delays Delivery of F-16s to Egypt

The U.S. is delaying the planned delivery of four F-16 fighter jets to Egypt because of the situation in the country, says the Pentagon.

U.S. Delays Delivery of F-16s to Egypt

McCain and Graham: Cut Off Aid to Egypt

“Not all coups are created equal, but a coup is still a coup," write Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham.

McCain and Graham: Cut Off Aid to Egypt

Germany, U.S. Tell Egypt: Release Morsi

Germany and the United States call for the release of ousted Egyptian president amid tensions between supporters and opponents.

Germany, U.S. Tell Egypt: Release Morsi

U.S. Navy Patrolling Near Egypt's Coast

Two U.S. Navy ships patrolling in the Middle East moved closer to Egypt's Red Sea coast in recent days, said the top Marine Corps general.

U.S. Navy Patrolling Near Egypt's Coast

Obama Orders Review of U.S. Aid to Egypt

President Obama orders a review of U.S. assistance to Egypt's government, hours after officials say that Egypt will receive F-16s.

Obama Orders Review of U.S. Aid to Egypt