280 articles tagged "Egypt"
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Al Qaeda Fighters Converging on Sinai from Across Muslim World
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 4, 2012, 12:32 AM (GMT+02:00)

 

Egyptian Sinai is being turned into a lawless wasteland and jihadi recruiting center by the influx of al Qaeda fighters from across the Muslim world. Al Qaeda in Sinai is preparing to open a new front for terror in the western Middle East.

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Omar Suleiman
How Was Wily Ex-Spy Chief Omar Suleiman Lured into a Political trap?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 20, 2012, 12:20 AM (GMT+02:00)

 

General Omar Suleiman was gulled into throwing his hat in the presidential ring by two generals who needed a fig leaf for disqualifying the two Islamist contenders for the presidency.

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Khairat El-Shater
Islamist Presidential Contenders Fight It out on the Egyptian Street
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 5, 2012, 10:54 PM (GMT+02:00)

 

Omar Suleiman’s retirement from Egypt’s presidential race leaves the stage open to the Muslim Brotherhood and possible one other Islamist contender. Frontrunner Khairat El-Shater is offering his Salafist rivals perks for standing down. The Egyptian street will pick the winner.

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Muslim Brotherhood's Khairat El-Shater
Suleiman gives up presidential bid over Islamist foothold in young army elite
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 5, 2012, 12:11 PM (GMT+02:00)

Former Egyptian intelligence strongman Gen. Omar Suleiman’s decision Thursday, April 5 to drop out of the race for president in the June election shocked Washington and Jerusalem and dashed their hopes of a figure capable of challenging Khairat El-Shater and halting or at least offsetting the Muslim Brotherhood’s monopoly of power in post-Mubarak Egypt. The Supreme Military Council ruling Egypt was told that Islamist power had become unstoppable after starting to penetrate the young army elite taking over in July, debkafile reports.

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Looming Collision between Egyptian Army and Muslim Brotherhood
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 29, 2012, 11:02 PM (GMT+02:00)

 

Egypt’s military rulers have been whittling down the Muslim-Brotherhood-dominated parliament’s powers and begun backing its secular, pro-democracy, liberal opponents who plan to revive Tahrir protests.

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Mahmoud A-Zahar of Hamas welcomed in Tehran
Israel ultimatum: Stop the missiles by Saturday night. Hamas leader in Tehran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 16, 2012, 1:51 AM (GMT+02:00)

Israel Thursday night, March 15, gave Egypt and Hamas two days to halt the five-day missile offensive from Gaza or expect IDF action against the shooters. debkafile reports that the missile operation has been taken over by a small group of Salafi Palestinians linked to al Qaeda. And Hamas leader Mahmoud A-Zahar is currently visiting Tehran and being urged by his Iranian hosts to block a ceasefire so as draw the Israeli military into a messy showdown with the Salafis.

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Palestinian Grad lands on Beersheba outskirts
Palestinians maintain low-level attacks confident Israel will avoid a showdown
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 13, 2012, 2:17 PM (GMT+02:00)

Six mortar rounds exploded on empty ground in the Eshkol farm district abutting on the Gaza Strip shortly before Tuesday March 13 noon, less than 12 hours after Cairo announced a ceasefire. debkafile reports Palestinian organizations, including Hamas, are resolved to keep up a low level of fire on Israeli civilian locations so as to establish their prerogative for shooting at will regardless of any ceasefire deals. Israel is apt to accept this arrangement to avoid a head-on clash.

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Fayza Aboul Naga
No One in Cairo Wants To Save Egyptian-US Ties
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 10, 2012, 12:33 AM (GMT+02:00)

The masters of Egyptian intelligence, who are still in power, disguised their anti-US sentiments as long as Hosni Mubarak was president. Today, they prefer to deal with the Islamists who expect to win power in Cairo and are ready to ditch Egypt's ties with America.

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Who Will Rule Egypt? And Many Other Troubling Questions
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 26, 2012, 9:47 PM (GMT+02:00)

Egypt's immediate future is up in the air over unanswerable questions about its form of government, the nature of its leadership and the lack of clarity about its new constitution. The country is meanwhile on the brink of economic collapse.

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Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi
The Generals Discard Power, Cutting Short Transition to Democracy
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 5, 2012, 10:57 PM (GMT+02:00)

The military rulers of Egypt are upending President Barack Obama's plans for Egypt by bringing forward the handover of power to the Muslim parliamentary majority - without providing for the framing of a democratic constitution and the election of a moderate president. To save the day, Washington hopes to handpick an acceptable ...

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The Breakdown of Order Is Bigger Challenge to Military than the Islamists
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 9, 2011, 12:32 AM (GMT+02:00)

Egypt's military rulers have their hands too full with the breakdown of order in Egypt's cities to attend to the rising Islamist power in parliament. In any case, we reveal that while the Muslim Brotherhood won the election, the liberal bloc came second – not the Salafis and Mubarak ...

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Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi
Egyptian Generals Guarantee Elections on Schedule – Not Stability
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 25, 2011, 12:00 AM (GMT+02:00)

The Egyptian military council quelled this week's riots against its rule by drawing the mainstream political parties and presidential contenders into its corner and away from the protesters by the threat of postponing the general elections they are pinning their hopes on.

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Tahrir Sq. clashes
Tantawi: Presidential elections next June, Muslim Brothers in government
DEBKAfile Special Report November 22, 2011, 8:52 PM (GMT+02:00)

The protests in Cairo and other Egyptian cities do not count as the country's second revolution this year. The angry masses battling police in Cairo's Tahrir Square and the centers of Alexandria, Ismailia and Port Said for four days are not backed by any serious political entity, including the Muslim Brotherhood, which Tuesday, Nov. 22 threw in their lot with the military council. So will the protesters be satisfied with Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi's promise of a presidential election in mid-2012? Not so far.

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Field Marshal Muhammad Tantawi
The Military Council Will Not Let Go of Power after Elections
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 4, 2011, 1:33 AM (GMT+02:00)

The posters appearing in Cairo and Alexandria promoting the Supreme Council head Muhammad Tantawi indicate that the generals have not intention of relinquishing the rule of Egypt to a civilian government and will run their own candidates for the presidency.

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Salafis Go Political – and Violent
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 21, 2011, 12:25 AM (GMT+02:00)

After thriving away from politics under Hosni Mubarak and shunning Tahrir Square, Egypt's Salafis have set up parties to run for parliamentary elections in November and turning to street violence.

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22nd US Airlift Squadron C-5 transport
Big US airlift drill starts Monday
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 16, 2011, 10:10 AM (GMT+02:00)

The United States launches a large-scale strategic airlift exercise over the Middle East Monday, Oct. 21. Tuesday, the day of the Israel-Hamas prisoner exchange for Gilad Shalit, the giant transports carrying command and combat units will practice swift emergency landings in Israel and Saudi Arabia. The US, Israeli, Egyptian and Saudi armies are on high military preparedness amid warnings of terrorist attacks to disrupt the prisoner exchange and avenge US charges of an Iran-instigated plot to murder the Saudi ambassador.

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Adel al Jubei
US Sets the Scene for Regional Military Action against Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 14, 2011, 12:51 AM (GMT+02:00)

The Israel-Hamas prisoner swap for Gilad Shalit and the exposure of the plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador opened two new US fronts against Iran: The relocation of Hamas HQ from Damascus to Cairo which deprived Iran and Syria of their Palestinian lever and a pretext for the Saudis ...

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Washington Endorses the Muslim Brotherhood as Co-Rulers
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 14, 2011, 12:51 AM (GMT+02:00)

The Obama administration has never wavered from its ambition to see the Muslim Brotherhood in government in Egypt or its policy of linking Egypt's destiny with a resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  It hopes to discourage the burgeoning Muslim Brotherhood from casting its fate with Tehran on the grounds that Iran has no influence on Israel whereas American leverage on Jerusalem is substantial.

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A luxury village in Cairo for Hamas leader
Egypt defies Sinai peace terms, hosts Hamas in Cairo before Shalit's release
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 13, 2011, 2:51 PM (GMT+02:00)

Thursday, Oct. 13 Cairo took two steps inimical to Israel. Egyptian Air Force Chief Gen. Reda Hafiz said: "Sinai is our land and we do not need permission to increase our forces on our land" in direct contravention of the 1979 peace treaty signed with Israel which demilitarized Sinai by common consent.  Then, without waiting for the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit's release from captivity, Cairo let the first Damascus- based Hamas leader Mousa Abu Marzuk settle down in Cairo.

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Egyptian armored vehicles torched in Cairo
Sinai militias cut Egypt-Israel trade ties amid declining security
DEBKAfile Special Report October 10, 2011, 9:09 PM (GMT+02:00)

The claim Friday by Field Marshall Mohamed Tantawi, head of the military junta ruling Egypt, of "complete security on the Sinai Peninsula" was belied Monday, Oct. 10, by the Israeli Counterterrorism Bureau's warning against travel to Sinai for Sukkot. As Cairo lets Sinai security go by the board, the Netanyahu government leans over backwards to pretend business with Egypt is back to normal – even after armed Bedouin cut the trade route between Egypt and Israel through Sinai three weeks ago.

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