Militants believed to be members of the IS-affiliated group “Sinai Province” blew up on Monday night a residential building in the 3rd District of Al-Arish in North Sinai. The militants blew it up after evacuating all its residents, a local journalist told Daily News Egypt on condition of anonymity.
The Global Firepower Index (GFI) ranked Egypt’s military as the 12th most powerful worldwide ahead of Isreal, Vietnam and Brazil, in a list of 126 countries with the most powerful militaries in the world for 2016.
“Listen only to me” – Even if he had tried, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi could not have described his authoritarian military reign better. Exactly one year since he demanded the people not believe the “enemies of the nation”, the margin for freedom of speech and expression has progressively …
President Donald Trump’s positive signals to Egypt and its leader, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, have made many Egyptians hopeful that the United States will adopt a more constructive approach to Egypt and more effective policies for the region’s problems.
As the Egyptian military struggles to contain the Islamic State (IS) affiliate in Sinai, Wilayat Sinai, its already forceful response is becoming more heavy-handed. Increased reliance on heavy weaponry and air power is contributing to a rise in civilian causalities and inflaming anti-government sentiment.
Moscow has apparently deployed military forces to a base in western Egypt, a US official said Tuesday, a sign Russia could be increasing its involvement in nearby Libya.
Growing Russian engagement in the Middle East and increased arms sales in the region have led many here to speculate over the Russian agenda.
Russia appears to have deployed special forces to an airbase in western Egypt near the border with Libya in recent days, US, Egyptian and diplomatic sources say, a move that would add to US concerns about Moscow’s deepening role in Libya.
A major general in the Egyptian security services told Egyptians to stop complaining about hunger and poverty for the sake of the country’s prosperity, during a meeting at an unidentified location on Saturday.
Factions from the Egyptian infantry, navy, and air force left Egypt on Saturday heading to the two Arab Gulf states of Bahrain and UAE to participate in a joint military exercise between the three countries, the army official spokesperson said in a Facebook statement.