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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi met on Monday night in New York ahead of the UN General Assembly. Netanyahu’s office said the 90 minute meeting included a discussion about a range of regional issues and that al-Sissi expressed his desire to support Israeli-Palestinian regional peace...

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Israel’s ambassador to Egypt, David Govrin, has returned to his post, eight months after he and his staff were evacuated due to security concerns. The online newspaper Egypt Independent reported that Govrin arrived at Cairo airport with a staff of eight diplomats who were then escorted by a “large security motorcade”...

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A former Al Jazeera English bureau chief in Cairo has spoken out about the Qatari-owned network’s unethical methods, calling it a “weapon against its neighbors” and accusing it of endangering the “lives of journalists because of dealings with Hamas, [and] the Muslim Brotherhood.” Mohamed Fahmy, who previously reported for the...

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Bloomberg reported Thursday that natural gas could be shipped from Israel to Egypt, via Jordan, in a deal being negotiated between Egyptian energy giant Dolphinius Holdings, Israel’s Delek, and US company Noble Energy. Alla Arafa, co-founder of Dolpinius Holdings, told Bloomberg, “There is great potential for the Mediterranean to be a...

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The White House is considering convening a summit with traditional Arab allies who recently severed relations with Qatar over its support of terrorism and ties to Iran, Fox News reported Friday. The White House is reportedly seeking to settle the dispute between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and five other Arab nations by hosting...

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A former senior Fatah member and rival to Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas has brokered a deal between Egypt and Hamas to bring electricity to Gaza. Mohammad Dahlan, expelled from Fatah in 2011 by PA President Mahmoud Abbas, has reportedly concluded a deal where Egypt is expected to send...

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Saudi Arabia and three other Arab states have severed diplomatic and transport links with Qatar as a result of its support for Islamist groups, deepening the split between Gulf nations. Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) joined Saudi Arabia in the announcement that involves withdrawing all diplomatic staff...

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U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis arrived in Egypt on Thursday as part of his tour of the Middle East. While in Egypt, Mattis is expected to discuss regional security issues with Egyptian Defense Minister Sedki Sobhy and President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. He will also lay a wreath in a...

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Israeli President Reuven Rivlin sent a letter of condolence to Egyptian President Abdal Fatah el-Sisi on Monday for the twin suicide bombing attacks carried out by the Islamic State against Egyptian Coptic churches on Palm Sunday. At least 28 people were killed at St. George’s Cathedral in the city of...

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Several members of Egypt’s security forces were killed in the Sinai Peninsula on Thursday in violent clashes with an insurgent group affiliated with the Islamic State. Egypt army spokesman Tamer el-Rifai said that security forces were carrying out a raid on a suspected Sinai Province base, where they uncovered explosives,...

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