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Game-changer: Saudis seek to re-balance Mideast against U.S.

Saudi Arabia is proposing a sweeping deal to Russia that solidifies Moscow’s position in the Middle East and Persian Gulf largely at the expense of the United States, according to informed Egyptian security officials. The deal incorporates increased Russian involvement … Continue reading

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Lavrov to confirm Russian air defense system, surface missiles for Egypt, Russian Navy facilities at Alexandria

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu start a two-day visit to Cairo Wednesday, Nov. 13, to wind up a major sale of advanced Russian weaponry for the Egyptian army and the Russian Navy’s access to port facilities … Continue reading

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Russian Military Intelligence Chief in Egypt for Talks

Russia’s military intelligence chief reportedly arrived in Cairo earlier this week for high level talks with Egyptian officials, prompting some observers to warn that Moscow is seeking to replace the United States as Egypt’s top regional ally. Security officials at … Continue reading

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Cairo bids for brand-new Russian SS-25 ballistic missiles in major arms transaction with Moscow

Lt. Gen. Vyacheslav Kondrashov, Russian Deputy chief of staff and head of GRU military intelligence, spent the first day of his visit to Cairo, Tuesday, Oct. 29, with Egyptian military chiefs, going through the list of Russian military hardware items … Continue reading

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Clashes across Egypt kill 51, more protests called

At least 51 people were killed in clashes in Egyptian cities on Sunday, security sources said, after opponents and supporters of deposed president Mohamad Mursi took to the streets in one of the bloodiest days since the army seized power. … Continue reading

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Egyptian army tackles Al Qaeda in its Sinai “Tora Bora” following Suez terrorist strikes

The Egyptian armed forces Monday, Sept. 30, launched an offensive to confront Al Qaeda and its Salafist allies for the first time in their lofty strongholds in the rugged central Sinai range of Jabal al-Halal, DEBKAfile’s exclusive military and counter terror … Continue reading

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Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood to Coptic Christians: Convert to Islam, or pay ‘jizya’ tax

The Muslim Brotherhood and its supporters have began forcing the roughly 15,000 Christian Copts of Dalga village in Egypt to pay a jizya tax as indicated in Koran 9:29, author and translator Raymond Ibrahim reported on Sunday. Jizya is the money, or tribute, “that conquered non-Muslims … Continue reading

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COMPARE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION’S OPTIMISM ON EGYPT WITH HORRIFYING REALITY

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Obama’s King Warns the West: We Won’t Forget Your Stance on Egypt

In a blunt warning to countries critical of the Egyptian military crackdown and considering suspending aid, longstanding U.S. ally Saudi Arabia suggested that the decisions they make now will have long-term consequences for their relationships in the Arab and Muslim … Continue reading

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THREE ISLAMIC CONCEPTS THAT HELPED SHAPE THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT – AND HOW THEY’RE AT PLAY TODAY

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Gunmen kill 24 Egyptian police in Sinai ambush

Suspected Islamist militants killed at least 24 Egyptian policemen on Monday in the Sinai peninsula, where attacks on security forces have multiplied since the army overthrew President Mohamed Mursi on July 3. Three policemen were also wounded in the grenade … Continue reading

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Egypt Burns, Obama Golfs: Is America Next?

What if? What if Obama had not forced Egypt to allow the Muslim Brotherhood to participate in their government’s election process in 2011? The Obama administration is secretly crafting a plan for Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to leave office immediately … Continue reading

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63 Egyptian Christian Churches Looted, Torched or Attacked

After torching a Franciscan school, Islamists paraded three nuns on the streets like “prisoners of war” before a Muslim woman offered them refuge. Two other women working at the school were sexually harassed and abused as they fought their way … Continue reading

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WFB’s Bill Gertz Talks About Egypt on Have Your Say

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Saudi King Abdullah backs Egypt’s military ruler, warns against outside interference

Facing condemnation at every hand from the West, Egypt’s military rulers received a powerful shot in the arm from Riyadh Friday, Aug. 16, with an unprecedented public assurance from Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdel Aziz that the kingdom supports Egypt … Continue reading

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