280 articles tagged "Egypt"
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UAE Crown Prince Gen. Sheikh Al Nahyan
Options for Mid East talks: Carrying on, interim deal, or a turn to the Saudi-UAE-Egyptian bloc
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 5, 2014, 7:25 PM (GMT+02:00)

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has proved time and again that he will never endorse any accord for ending the dispute with Israel. US Secretary of State John Kerry has finally accepted this. An interim deal, which he refused to consider, might buy a few years’ grace in the dispute before breaking up, because it is the conflict that keeps Abbas in power. debkafile: Some Palestinian eyes are looking at the Saudi-UAE-Egyptian bloc and its war on the Muslim Brotherhood i.e. Hamas, which the US opposes. Israel too is seriously interested.

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Egypt, Saudis & UAE Push War on Muslim Brotherhood out to US and Western Capitals
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 4, 2014, 12:55 AM (GMT+02:00)

Egyptian intelligence circulates a thick file compiled of interrogations of Brotherhood activists which reveal Muslim Brotherhood conspiracies to topple Arab regimes with Qatari connivance. The file was sent to Washington and European capitals.

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John Kerry
US Can’t Afford another Diplomatic Debacle in the Middle East
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 4, 2014, 12:54 AM (GMT+02:00)

Obama wants to avoid another diplomatic debacle in the Middle East, after Egypt and Syria and so he may cut short John Kerry’s bid to keep Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations going.

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Saudis Warn US President Not to Expect Much from His Visit
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 27, 2014, 11:47 PM (GMT+02:00)

Saudi Arabia is the only Mid East country to be offered US Predator UAVs. With some delicate coordination, Israel, Saudi Arabia and Egypt can combine forces to battle al Qaeda using drones.

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Iraqi Al Qaeda (ISIS) Kicks of Its Sinai Incursion with Tourist Bus Bombing
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 20, 2014, 10:57 PM (GMT+02:00)

Iraqi al Qaeda has arrived in Sinai to upgrade the performance of local jihadis. Terrorist strength has jumped close to the numbers of Egyptian troops in counter-terror operations in the peninsula.

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The Muslim Brotherhood Fights Egyptian Military with Al-Gama and Ansar Bait al-Maqdis Terrorists
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 31, 2014, 12:56 AM (GMT+02:00)

The Muslim Brotherhood is fighting the Egyptian military with a mixed bag of al Qaeda Sinai terrorists of the Ansar Bait al-Maqdist, al Qaeda’s Sinai affiliates, Hamas and the jihadist Gama’a al-Islamiyya.

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Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi to run for president of Egypt
As Egypt’s president, El-Sisi shoulders huge security challenges: Muslim Brothers, Sinai terror, Gaza, water
DEBKAfile Special Report January 27, 2014, 6:58 PM (GMT+02:00)

Egypt’s Defense Minister Gen. Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi Monday, Jan. 27, promoted himself to field marshal and resigned as defense minister, preparatory to his run for the presidency in a still unscheduled vote before parliamentary elections. DEBKA Weekly 620 of Jan. 24 reported: The new constitution substantially reduces presidential powers by removing the army from executive jurisdiction. However, El-Sisi decided to go for the job because the head of state's standing and respect are unmatched at home or in foreign relations. 

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Gen. Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi
Will El-Sisi Run for President - or Back Ex-Intel Chief Mowafi as Candidate?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 24, 2014, 12:13 AM (GMT+02:00)

Egypt’s strongman hasn’t decided whether he will stand for president or stay on as strongman and hand over to his choice as president with reduced powers. Interim President Adly Mansour and ex-Intel Chief Gen. Murad Mowafi are possible candidates.

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Mohamed Hasnin Haikal
El-Sisi Tests the Waters for Possible Association with Iran and Hizballah
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 24, 2014, 12:13 AM (GMT+02:00)

The Egyptian strongman has put out a probe for ties with Iran by sending a secret emissary to talk to Hizballah’s leader Hassan Nasrallah.

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The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood: Symbiotic Ties with al Qaeda and/or Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 3, 2014, 12:51 AM (GMT+02:00)

The Egyptian Brotherhood has nurtured ties with Islamist terrorist groups ranging from Sunni al Qaeda to Shiite Hizballah and its Iranian master. They date from the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi up to the present day.

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Ambassador Stevens’ Undercover Mission in Benghazi’s Roaring Arms Bazaar
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 3, 2014, 12:51 AM (GMT+02:00)

Ambassador Chris Stevens and his CIA team wee assigned an undercover mission to take control of Muammar Qaddafi’s weapons arsenal, keep them out of terrorist hands and use them to promote US interests. This story was never told.

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The Russian guided missile cruiser Varyag in Alexandria, Egypt
Lavrov to confirm Russian air defense system, surface missiles for Egypt, Russian Navy facilities at Alexandria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 12, 2013, 5:18 PM (GMT+02:00)

During their two-day visit to Cairo starting Wednesday, Nov. 13, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu will finalize an advanced Russian weaponry deal for the Egyptian army. debkafile: Egypt will receive a double-layered system for defensive and offensive needs: a shield against stealth airplane, drone and cruise missile attack, as well as missiles able to reach any part of the Middle East, including Iran. The Russian Navy may gain Mediterranean port facilities and a foothold opposite the Saudi coast.

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John Kerry received by Saudi foreign minister in Riyadh
As Kerry met Egyptian and Saudi leaders, planning advanced for a Russian naval base in Egypt
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 4, 2013, 9:35 PM (GMT+02:00)

By the time US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Cairo and Riyadh Nov. 3-4 for talks with Egyptian and Saudi leaders, negotiations were already afoot on plans for a Russian naval port in Egypt, debkafile reports. This followed the plan Saudi Arabia developed with Moscow for re-establishing Russian military advisers in Egypt and for America’s replacement by Russia as Egypt’s main arms supplier. The Russians have listed four preferred locations on the Mediterranean coast for their new naval port facilities: Alexandria, Damietta, Rosetta or Port Said.

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Prince Bandar Bin Sultan
Saudi Prince Bandar Opens Anti-Obama Fronts in Egypt, Afghanistan and Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 31, 2013, 11:49 PM (GMT+02:00)

Saudi Prince Bandar’s triple-faceted scheme for obstructing Obama’s agenda includes stirring up Iran’s minorities, deals with Taliban and an open door for Russia in Egypt.

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Muslim Brotherhood Schedules October 6 for Counter-Coup against Egyptian Army
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 4, 2013, 1:08 AM (GMT+02:00)

The Muslim Brotherhood determines to reverse its ouster and stage a counter-coup against the army on Oct. 6, starting in outlying places.

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Gen. Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi
Egyptian Gen. Fattah El-Sisi Quietly Makes His Mark
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 12, 2013, 11:53 PM (GMT+02:00)

Egypt’s Gen. Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has in three months remodeled and reinvented the million-strong army and set it to work to change the geo-strategic landscape of Sinai.

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King Abdullah and Barack Obama
King Abdullah Builds His Own Sunni Grouping to Counter Obama’s
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 23, 2013, 12:05 AM (GMT+02:00)

Saudi King Abdullah is set to counter Barack Obama’s Mid East policies with his own Sunni bloc, while also institute reforms and conducting a proactive foreign policy to shield the throne from Arab upheavals.

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Tayyip Erdogan speaking
Erdogan in another anti-Semitic diatribe against Israel reveals his failures
DEBKAfile Special Report August 20, 2013, 3:19 PM (GMT+02:00)

In one revealing sentence, Turkish prime minister Tayyip Erdogan undid US and Israeli hard work for glossing over his radical anti-Semitic views and the bankruptcy of his Middle East policies. This time, Erdogan went so far as to accuse Israel of orchestrating Egypt’s July 3 military coup Monday, Aug. 20, in the hope of diverting attention away from his failures. debkafile: In the same breath as he stigmatized “Jewish intellectuals,” he also revealed the ruination of his Middle East ambitions and overturned Obama’s efforts for a reconciliation between Jerusalem and Ankara.

 

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Muslim Brotherhood's Supreme Guide Mohammed Badie detained
Brotherhood’s top leader Badie detained. Islamist resistance to army folds
DEBKAfile Special Report August 20, 2013, 6:12 AM (GMT+02:00)

The Muslim Brotherhood’s Supreme Guide Mohammed Badie was detained early Tuesday, Aug. 20, in a Cairo apartment.  Most of the Brotherhood’s leadership are now in custody or have fled the country, some to the Gaza Strip. The Badie arrest marks the collapse of his movement’s resistance to the military takeover. Rallies scheduled for Monday in Cairo and other Egyptian towns were cancelled as life began to return to normal. The Saudis are lobbying intensely in the West on behalf of Egypt's military rulers.

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Saeb Erekat, John Kerry and Tzipi Livni
The Real Israeli-Palestinian Track - Indirect and Blanketed in Total Secrecy
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 2, 2013, 12:31 AM (GMT+02:00)

John Kerry has undertaken two impossible goals: Reaching a final-status accord in nine months of Israel-Palestinian negotiations and holding them in total secrecy.

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