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Egypt’s bond market, already red hot, could get even hotter (Archana Narayanan, Bloomberg, Al Jazeera)

Egypt’s red-hot bond market has made it a favorite of emerging-market investors, and they’re counting on another year of big gains. JPMorgan Chase & Co. will add Egypt – which has $26 billion of eligible government bonds – to a group of indexes this month, setting the market up to receive an influx of cash […]

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Militaries of Russia, India, Egypt and Pakistan to hold series of drills this fall (TASS)

ROSTOV-ON-DON, January 11. /TASS/. A series of exercises with the participation of Russian servicemen and their colleagues from India, Egypt and Pakistan will be held this fall, the press service of the Southern Military District told reporters on Tuesday. “A joint cross-branch Russian-Indian exercise, Indra-2022, is planned to be held on the territory of the […]

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Egypt: Leading rights group closes citing government persecution (Al Jazeera)

One of Egypt’s last independent human rights organisations has closed down, according to a statement by the group, citing government persecution. Egypt’s government has engaged in a widespread crackdown on dissent for years that has stifled many of the country’s civil society groups and jailed thousands. Egypt: Leading rights group closes citing government persecution | Human Rights […]

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US accuses New York man of tracking opponents of Egypt’s Sisi (Al Jazeera)

Authorities in the United States have arrested an Egyptian-American man from New York on allegations that he unlawfully worked at the behest of the Egyptian government to track the “political opponents” of the country’s president, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. The US Justice Department said it took Pierre Girgis, 39, into custody on Thursday. US accuses New York man […]

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Jailed activist Ramy Shaath to be freed from Egypt detention (Al Jazeera)

Prosecutors in Egypt have ordered the release of Egyptian-Palestinian political activist Ramy Shaath, after almost 30 months in detention, according to reports citing judicial and security sources. The 50-year-old, the son of veteran Palestinian politician Nabil Shaath, was a figure of the 2011 uprising in Egypt and the coordinator of the Egyptian chapter of the […]

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Egyptian defense expo highlights homemade tech to counter small drones (Agnes Helou, Defense News)

An Egyptian company has unveiled its DJ-400 counter-drone system, which jams mini- and micro-UAVs from up to 4 kilometers away. The Arab Organization for Industrialization showed off its locally produced technology during the Egypt Defence Expo, which ran Nov. 29-Dec. 2. Egyptian defense expo highlights homemade tech to counter small drones (defensenews.com)

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Egypt unveils locally made drones at EDEX 2021 (Agnes Helou, Defense News)

Two locally produced drones have made their debut at the Egypt Defence Expo this week. The Nut drone, which was co-produced by the Arab Organization for Industrialization and the Military Technical College, can perform tactical reconnaissance missions during the day and night using electro-optical technology. Egypt unveils locally made drones at EDEX 2021 (defensenews.com)

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Egypt used French military support to ‘kill civilians’: Report (Al Jazeera)

Egypt has used intelligence supplied by the French military to target and kill civilians suspected of smuggling, according to a report by investigative website Disclose, based on leaked documents. French opposition deputies immediately called for a parliamentary committee to be set up to investigate the claims, while Defence Minister Florence Parly ordered her own investigation […]

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Qatar, Egypt agree to supply fuel and building materials to Gaza (Al Jazeera)

Qatar and Egypt have signed agreements to supply fuel and basic building materials to the Gaza Strip, the Qatari Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday. The announcement was made in Oslo by Soltan bin Saad Al-Muraikhi, Qatar’s minister of state for foreign affairs, during a ministerial meeting of the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC), the international donor […]

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Joint Statement on the U.S.-Egypt Strategic Dialogue (US Department of State)

The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America and the Arab Republic of Egypt on the occasion of the U.S.-Egypt Strategic Dialogue. Begin Text: Secretary of State Anthony J. Blinken and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry led the U.S.-Egypt Strategic Dialogue on November 8-9, 2021, […]

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Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry Opening Remarks for the U.S.-Egypt Strategic Dialogue (US Department of State)

SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Well, good morning, everyone.  It’s really a pleasure to welcome Foreign Minister Shoukry and all of the members of the Egyptian delegation here as we open the Egypt-U.S. Strategic Dialogue.  Sameh, welcome again.  It’s great to have you back in Washington.  We had the opportunity to meet in Cairo many months ago now, […]

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Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Egyptian Foreign Minister Shoukry (US Department of State)

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry opened the U.S.-Egypt Strategic Dialogue, the first bilateral dialogue held since 2015.  The Secretary and the Foreign Minister welcomed the opportunity to deepen the strong partnership between the United States and Egypt. During their bilateral meeting at the beginning […]