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Jewish-American diplomat begins to serve as Egypt Ambassador

Jewish-American diplomat begins to serve as Egypt Ambassador

Jonathan Cohen arrives in Cairo, becoming first US ambassador to Egypt in over two years.Elad Benari, 18/11/2019 04:02
Trump on Egypt demonstrations: I'm not concerned

Trump on Egypt demonstrations: I'm not concerned

US President gives backing to Egyptian President amid protests against his rule at home.Elad Benari, 24/09/2019 03:08
Sisi and Trump discuss Middle East stability

Sisi and Trump discuss Middle East stability

Egyptian President discusses stability of the Middle East during a phone call with US President.Elad Benari, 02/01/2019 06:43
US releases some military assistance to Egypt

US releases some military assistance to Egypt

Secretary of State Pompeo authorizes release of $1.2 billion in US military assistance to Egypt.Elad Benari, 09/09/2018 06:40
Egypt to investigate report saying it backed Trump on Jerusalem

Egypt to investigate report saying it backed Trump on Jerusalem

Egypt's chief prosecutor orders urgent investigation into NYT report on its alleged support for Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem.Ben Ariel, 12/01/2018 06:35
Egypt and U.S. to hold military exercises

Egypt and U.S. to hold military exercises

Egypt will host war games with U.S. troops for the first time in eight years.Ben Ariel, 06/09/2017 05:35
Trump speaks to Sisi, affirms friendship

Trump speaks to Sisi, affirms friendship

U.S. President calls Egyptian counterpart, says he's keen on developing the relationship between their countries.Elad Benari, 25/08/2017 04:04
Egyptian leaders meet Kushner following U.S. aid cut

Egyptian leaders meet Kushner following U.S. aid cut

Egypt criticizes Washington for cutting some of its military aid. Foreign Minister meets Kushner after previously cancelling the meeting.Elad Benari, 24/08/2017 06:03
U.S. to delay some aid to Egypt

U.S. to delay some aid to Egypt

United States to deny Egypt $95.7 million in aid and delay a further $195 million due to concern over its human rights record.Elad Benari, 23/08/2017 00:04
Sisi: Trump has true understanding of the Middle East

Sisi: Trump has true understanding of the Middle East

Egypt’s President hails Trump, says he understands the realities in the region when it comes to terrorism.Elad Benari, 06/04/2017 06:13
Trump 'honored' to host Sisi

Trump 'honored' to host Sisi

President Trump promises to renew historic partnership with Egypt.Elad Benari, 04/04/2017 06:15
Trump seeks to rebuild ties with Egypt

Trump seeks to rebuild ties with Egypt

Trump will seek to rebuild relations with Egypt during upcoming meeting with Sisi.Ben Ariel, Canada, 01/04/2017 00:18
White House: Trump will meet Sisi next week

White House: Trump will meet Sisi next week

White House says Trump will host Egyptian President on April 3, discuss range of bilateral and regional issues.Elad Benari, 29/03/2017 05:44
Trump to host Sisi on April 3

Trump to host Sisi on April 3

White House official confirms Egyptian President will visit Washington next month.Elad Benari, 20/03/2017 05:12
Report: Sisi to visit Washington next month

Report: Sisi to visit Washington next month

Egyptian media reports President Sisi will make his first state visit to Washington the first week of April.Elad Benari, 19/03/2017 04:04
Trump and Sisi discuss fight against terror

Trump and Sisi discuss fight against terror

In phone call with Egyptian counterpart, Trump affirms his administration's commitment to supporting Egypt.Ben Ariel, 24/01/2017 05:34
Trump and Sisi discuss Middle East peace

Trump and Sisi discuss Middle East peace

Egyptian President and U.S. President-Elect agree to allow Trump's administration to deal with Israel-PA peace issues.Elad Benari, 23/12/2016 06:08
Sisi expects greater engagement in the Middle East from Trump

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/11/2016 02:06
Republican senator backs Egypt's Sisi

Republican senator backs Egypt's Sisi

A delegation of American Republicans, led by Lindsey Graham, expresses support for Egypt's president and his fight against ISIS.Ben Ariel, 04/04/2016 04:12
'The United States isn't supporting its friends'

'The United States isn't supporting its friends'

Philanthropist Martin Oliner says America has created a void in the Middle East and, as a result, other allies for Israel are stepping in.Yoni Kempinski, 17/02/2016 05:46
Kerry Resumes Security Talks with Egypt

Kerry Resumes Security Talks with Egypt

Secretary of State restarts strategic dialogue with Egyptian officials that was last held six years ago.Ben Ariel, 03/08/2015 02:44
Kerry Begins Middle East Visit in Egypt

Kerry Begins Middle East Visit in Egypt

Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Cairo before heading to Qatar to discuss nuclear deal. Israel not on the itinerary.Elad Benari, 02/08/2015 06:38
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
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
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
U.S. Warns Against Executing Brotherhood Members

U.S. Warns Against Executing Brotherhood Members

Executing 529 Brotherhood supporters may affect the aid that Washington provides to Cairo, says State Department.Elad Benari, 26/03/2014 04:13
US Calls for Fair Trials for Islamists in Egypt

US Calls for Fair Trials for Islamists in Egypt

Washington 'deeply concerned' over death sentences handed down to 529 Muslim Brotherhood leaders, call for rights to 'civil liberties.'Tova Dvorin, 24/03/2014 21:12
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
4 Egyptian Security Men Killed by Car Bomb

4 Egyptian Security Men Killed by Car Bomb

A suicide bomber in a car full of explosives rammed into a checkpoint in Sinai, killing three soldiers and a policeman.Gil Ronen, 10/10/2013 18:28
U.S. Calls on Egypt to Cancel State of Emergency

U.S. Calls on Egypt to Cancel State of Emergency

"We remain opposed, as we have from the beginning, to the state of emergency" in Egypt, says State Department.Elad Benari, 13/09/2013 06:16
Israel Assured Egypt that U.S. Aid Won't be Cut

Israel Assured Egypt that U.S. Aid Won't be Cut

Israel has assured Egypt it does not have to worry about the U.S. cutting its aid to that country, reports New York Times.Elad Benari, 18/08/2013 04:49
U.S. May Cancel Joint Exercise with Egypt

U.S. May Cancel Joint Exercise with Egypt

Official says U.S. is considering cancelling a joint military exercise with Egypt because of the violence in the country.Elad Benari, 15/08/2013 03:45
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
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
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
White House Cautious on Egypt

White House Cautious on Egypt

White House spokesman says the U.S. needs to review what happened in Egypt, when asked if Obama sees the regime change as a coup.Elad Benari, 09/07/2013 05:15
Obama: We Don't Support One Party or Another

Obama: We Don't Support One Party or Another

The United States is “not aligned” with any political party or group in Egypt, President Barack Obama clarifies.Elad Benari, 07/07/2013 06:02
Egypt's FM: There Was No Military Coup

Egypt's FM: There Was No Military Coup

Egyptian FM Mohamed Kamel Amr tells John Kerry that the overthrow of President Mohammed Morsi was not a military coup.Elad Benari, 05/07/2013 01:12
Egypt Assures Hagel: We're Committed to Peace

Egypt Assures Hagel: We're Committed to Peace

Egypt’s leaders have assured visiting U.S. Defense Secretary that they are committed to their country’s peace treaty with Israel.Elad Benari, 25/04/2013 05:45
First Lady, Secy of State Honor Egyptian 9/11 Fan

First Lady, Secy of State Honor Egyptian 9/11 Fan

First Lady Michelle Obama and U.S. Secy of StateJohn Kerry this week will honor a woman who celebrated Al Qaeda’s 9/11 attack on America.Chana Ya'ar, 07/03/2013 09:27
Egypt Receives First Batch of F-16s from the U.S.

Egypt Receives First Batch of F-16s from the U.S.

Egypt receives four F-16 aircraft from the United States, the first of a group of 20 that will be delivered this year.Elad Benari, 04/02/2013 04:46
McCain Warns Egypt Faces Islamist State or Revolt

McCain Warns Egypt Faces Islamist State or Revolt

Egypt could become an Islamist state or face another military takeover if Morsi's judicial power grab is left unchecked, warns McCain. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 26/11/2012 09:23