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President Sisi pledges Egypt’s support for Lebanon

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Monday expressed his “full solidarity” with Lebanon in a meeting in Sharm el-Sheikh with Prime Minister Najib Miqati. Al-Sisi also voiced Egypt’s “readiness to contribute to delivering the Egyptian gas” to Lebanon “according to the signed treaties,” giving instructions to “facilitate the issue and …

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Sisi calls Putin while visiting Libya

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi made a phone call on Saturday to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to discuss the current situation in Libya. The two sides agreed to intensify joint efforts and coordination to settle the crisis in Libya, achieve the desired aspirations of the Libyan people, combat armed militias and …

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Cyprus explores for gas in defiance of Turkey

Cyprus on Friday rebuffed claims it was violating Turkey’s continental shelf by awarding an exploration licence in the Mediterranean to Exxon Mobil XOM.N and Qatar Petroleum [RIC:RIC:QATPE.UL], saying it was within its sovereign rights. Turkey on Thursday accused Cyprus of violating its continental shelf by awarding an exploration licence to the two …

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Qatar to pay Gaza salaries, Hamas says

Gaza’s Hamas rulers have reached an agreement by which Qatar will resume subsidizing the salaries of public employees by sending fuel to the impoverished territory, a Hamas official said. Qatar was contributing to the salaries of some 50,000 employees of the Hamas-run government up until the 11-day war in May …

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Gaza optimism about reconstruction plans

Some hope has returned to Gaza resident Ayman Dahman upon learning that his apartment building, completely destroyed during Israeli airstrikes last May, would be reconstructed. Dahman has despaired over the past months, but Egyptian and Qatari statements regarding the acceleration of the reconstruction process have restored optimism. Dahman and his …

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Jordan ready for energy exports to Lebanon

Jordan says it has discussed ways to expedite Egyptian natural gas shipments via its territory and Syria to Lebanon, which is dealing with a grueling energy-crisis. Prime Minister Bisher Khasawneh arrived in Beirut late Thursday, the first foreign official to visit Lebanon’s new prime minister who took office earlier this …

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Sudan claims its defeated Ethiopian forces on its borders

Sudan’s military said Sunday it had “repelled the incursion of Ethiopian forces” in the disputed border area of Al-Fashaqa, near the conflict-ridden region of Tigray. “Military forces have repelled the incursion of Ethiopian forces in the district of Om Barakeet, forcing them to retreat,” said Brig. Al-Taher Abu Haga, the …

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Field Marshal Tantawi dies at 85

Field Marshal Hussein, the former head of the military council that ruled Egypt after longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak was ousted during the 2011 Arab Spring uprising, died on Tuesday, Egypt’s presidency said. He was 85. After his stint as Egypt‘s de facto leader, he was soon sacked by the country’s first …

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Arab League wants Iran to open all nuclear facilities to inspection

Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt called for a “rapid and comprehensive inspection” of all Iranian nuclear sites on Thursday. Gathering on the sidelines of an Arab League session in Cairo, ministers from the four countries also discussed stopping Tehran’s destabilizing policies that threaten global security and stability. The …

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Qatar to help rebuild Gaza

Qatar has reached an agreement on a grant for reconstruction in the Gaza Strip and the opening of crossings into the enclave, the state news agency QNA reported on Monday. Qatar and Egypt both promised funds to help rebuild the Palestinian territory, which is run by the Islamist Hamas group …

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Egypt informed about Ethiopia damn refill

Egypt’s irrigation minister said on Monday that he had received official notice from Ethiopia that it had begun filling the reservoir behind its giant hydropower dam, the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), for a second year. Egypt has informed Ethiopia of its categorical rejection of the measure, which it regards …

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