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Obama Administration Criticizes Egypt

Obama Administration Criticizes Egypt

Obama administration accuses the Egyptian government of restricting free speech but recommends that it continue to receive military aid.Elad Benari, 09/06/2015 02:13
Sisi Meets CIA Director in Cairo

Sisi Meets CIA Director in Cairo

Egypt’s President meets CIA director John Brennan, discusses issues of common interest.Ben Ariel, 20/04/2015 04:43
Obama Releases Military Aid to Egypt

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.Ben Ariel, 01/04/2015 02:45
Sisi Appeals for More Aid from the United States

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.Elad Benari, 10/03/2015 04:42
Obama Expresses Concern Over Mass Trials in Egypt

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."Ben Ariel, 19/12/2014 04:46
U.S. Confirms Apache Deliveries to 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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/09/2014 04:38
Kerry Visits Egypt, Urges Sisi to Allow Reforms

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/06/2014 04:46
Obama Wants to 'Work Together' with Al-Sisi

Obama Wants to 'Work Together' with Al-Sisi

President Obama calls Egypt's new president to congratulate him on his inauguration.Elad Benari, 11/06/2014 03:12
Senator Holds Egypt Funding Over Mass Trial

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.Elad Benari, 30/04/2014 04:45
Former Egyptian President's Widow Slams U.S.

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.Elad Benari, 11/04/2014 06:16
HRW Urges Kerry to Delay Aid to Egypt

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.Elad Benari, Canada, 04/04/2014 22:51
Egypt, Russia Seal $2B Arms Deal

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.Gil Ronen and Ari Soffer, 09/02/2014 11:37
American Aid to Egypt May be Restored

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.Elad Benari, 16/01/2014 06:43
Washington: Egypt Going 'Way Too Far'

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.Elad Benari, 27/12/2013 05:44
Hagel Concerned Over New Egypt Protest Law

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.Elad Benari, 01/12/2013 06:14
Kerry: Brotherhood 'Stole' Egypt's Revolution

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”.Elad Benari, 21/11/2013 04:12
U.S. Lawmakers Against Cutting Off Aid to Egypt

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.Elad Benari, 30/10/2013 06:44
Egypt's FM: Cut Off Aid and You Will Hurt Yourself

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.Elad Benari, Canada, 19/10/2013 00:09
State Department Confirms Cut in U.S. Aid to Egypt

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.Elad Benari, 10/10/2013 01:13
Report: U.S. to Cut Off 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.Elad Benari, 09/10/2013 04:12
U.S. Denies Aid to Egypt Was Cut Off

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.Elad Benari, 21/08/2013 05:14
Official: Back Egypt Army or Risk Peace Talks

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.Elad Benari, 20/08/2013 03:13
U.S.: No Decision Yet on Freezing Aid to Egypt

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.Elad Benari, 20/08/2013 00:14
Movement that Toppled Morsi Targets Peace Deal

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.Elad Benari, 18/08/2013 05:59
Hagel: We'll Maintain Our Ties with Egypt, But...

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.Elad Benari, 16/08/2013 03:13
Egypt to Declare Failure to Resolve Crisis

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.Elad Benari, 07/08/2013 05:46
Al-Qaeda Head Blames U.S. for Egypt Coup

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.Elad Benari, 04/08/2013 06:05
Kerry Tries to Clarify Comments on Egypt

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."Elad Benari, Canada, 03/08/2013 00:15
Kerry: The Egyptian Army 'Saved Democracy'

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.Elad Benari, 02/08/2013 05:45
Obama Sending McCain and Graham to Egypt

Obama Sending McCain and Graham to Egypt

Senators Lindsey Graham and John McCain say they're traveling to Egypt at Obama's request.Elad Benari, 31/07/2013 05:42
White House Condemns Egypt Violence

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.Elad Benari, 30/07/2013 05:12
Obama Won't Define Egypt Situation as a 'Coup'

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.Elad Benari, 26/07/2013 05:15
U.S. Delays Delivery of F-16s to Egypt

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.Elad Benari, 25/07/2013 03:12
McCain and Graham: Cut Off Aid 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.Elad Benari, 15/07/2013 04:45
Germany, U.S. Tell Egypt: Release Morsi

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.Elad Benari, Canada, 13/07/2013 00:46
U.S. Navy Patrolling Near Egypt's Coast

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.Elad Benari, 12/07/2013 06:46
Obama Orders Review of U.S. Aid to Egypt

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.Elad Benari, 11/07/2013 04:42
U.S. to Deliver Fighter Jets to Egypt

U.S. to Deliver Fighter Jets to Egypt

The United States plans to go through with the delivery of F-16 fighter jets to Egypt despite Morsi's overthrow.Elad Benari, 11/07/2013 03:16
U.S. Cautious on Egypt

U.S. Cautious on Egypt

U.S. national security team calls for a quick return of a democratically elected civilian government in Egypt.Elad Benari, 05/07/2013 05:44
Egypt army ousts, detains, president Morsi

Egypt army ousts, detains, president Morsi

Morsi and his senior aides were placed "under house arrest" in a military facilityUzi Baruch, 04/07/2013 07:23
Report: Muslim Brotherhood Infiltrated Obama Admin

Report: Muslim Brotherhood Infiltrated Obama Admin

Egyptian magazine claims that six Islamist activists who work with Obama are Muslim Brotherhood operatives.Elad Benari, 09/01/2013 05:14
Morsi: U.S. Should Show Respect for Arab Values

Morsi: U.S. Should Show Respect for Arab Values

Egypt's President: If Washington asks Egypt to honor its treaty with Israel, it should live up to its commitment to Palestinian self-rule.Elad Benari, 23/09/2012 03:22
Congressmen Want to Halt Aid to Egypt

Congressmen Want to Halt Aid to Egypt

A Republican senator threatens a filibuster to suspend aid to Egypt and other countries where Americans have been attacked. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 19/09/2012 09:09
Obama Hints Egypt Not an Ally

Obama Hints Egypt Not an Ally

The White House does damage control after Obama hints that the U.S. no longer considers the Egyptian government an ally.Elad Benari, 14/09/2012 03:13
U.S. Tells Cairo: We Read Your Arabic Tweets, Too

U.S. Tells Cairo: We Read Your Arabic Tweets, Too

Muslim Brotherhood tweeted sweet nothings in English-language account, praised riots in Arabic one.Gil Ronen, 13/09/2012 19:30
Egypt's PM Urges U.S. Businessmen to Invest

Egypt's PM Urges U.S. Businessmen to Invest

Egypt’s Prime Minister Hisham Kandil urges a delegation of U.S. businessmen to invest in post-Mubarak Egypt.Elad Benari, 10/09/2012 05:44
US, Egypt Conducting Joint Military Exercises

US, Egypt Conducting Joint Military Exercises

U.S. planes landed in Egypt Tuesday for a joint exercise, the first since the fall of Hosni Mubarak.David Lev, 05/09/2012 00:15
U.S. to Relieve Egypt of $1 Billion Debt

U.S. to Relieve Egypt of $1 Billion Debt

The Obama administration is nearing an agreement with Egypt’s new government to relieve $1 billion of its debt.Elad Benari, 04/09/2012 06:14
Panetta to Visit Egypt and Israel Next Week

Panetta to Visit Egypt and Israel Next Week

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will meet Egypt's new President Mohammed Morsi and also stop for a visit in Israel.Elad Benari, 27/07/2012 04:42
Clinton Decides to Resume Military Aid to Egypt

Clinton Decides to Resume Military Aid to Egypt

U.S. Secretary of State Clinton to resume $1.3 billion in annual military aid to Egypt, suspended over human rights concerns. Elad Benari, 23/03/2012 06:43
US Blocks Egyptian Arrest

US Blocks Egyptian Arrest

The US has intervened to block Egypt from arresting its former Finance Minister Youssef Boutros Ghali in London before boarding a plane to the US. Chana Ya'ar, 20/07/2011 11:49
U.S. Senators Tour Tahrir Square

U.S. Senators Tour Tahrir Square

Two U.S. senators toured Egypt's Tahrir Square Sunday, one month after riots there forced President Hosni Mubarak's resignation.Chana Ya'ar, 01/03/2011 00:13
Egypt Rejects US Religion Probe

Egypt Rejects US Religion Probe

Egypt has slammed its inclusion by the US on a list of nations that violate citizen's religious rights. Report left out harassment of Egypt's Jews.Chana Ya'ar, 21/11/2010 13:23
Egypt Backs Away from Obama

Egypt Backs Away from Obama

Backing away from what appears to be a failing endeavor, Egypt expresses its displeasure with the Obama administration in an Al-Ahram editorial.Chana Ya'ar, 31/10/2010 16:12