Posts Tagged ‘Egypt’

Libya’s eastern forces apprehend Egyptian Al-Qaeda-affiliate in Derna

  • 8 October 2018 - 21:02
Libya’s eastern forces apprehend Egyptian Al-Qaeda-affiliate in Derna

The self-styled army in eastern Libya led by Khalifa Haftar has arrested an Egyptian former military officer accused of being behind a string of high-profile attacks in Egypt, according to the announcement made by Haftar's forces spokesperson Ahmed Al-Mismari. The Egyptian man named Hesham...

Sudan frees Egyptian soldiers abducted by Libya armed group

  • 31 July 2018 - 21:09
Sudan frees Egyptian soldiers abducted by Libya armed group

Sudan’s National intelligence Security Services (NISS) announced on Monday that it had freed a group of Egyptian army soldiers abducted by a Libyan militia on the border between Sudan, Libya, and Egypt. The Egyptian group of four soldiers and one officer has been captured by some outlaws on the...

Egyptian court sentences 75 protesters to death

  • 28 July 2018 - 20:25
Egyptian court sentences 75 protesters to death

An Egyptian court has sentenced 75 people to death for participating in a 2013 protest against the overthrow of the country's democratically elected president, Mohamed Morsi. Senior members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood organisation were among those ordered executed by the Cairo Criminal...

Tripartite meeting on Libya crisis to be held in Algeria

  • 20 May 2018 - 21:44
Tripartite meeting on Libya crisis to be held in Algeria

Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry, along with his Tunisian and Algerian counterparts, will take part in a tripartite meeting on Libya on Monday in Algeria, according to spokesperson of the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ahmed Abu Zeid. Abu Zeid said that the meeting comes...

Human Rights Watch warns of endangering civilians’ lives in Libya’s Derna

  • 14 May 2018 - 19:45
Human Rights Watch warns of endangering civilians’ lives in Libya’s Derna

Forces under Gen. Khalifa Hiftar have started a land and air operation to wrest the eastern city of Derna from an alliance of militant armed groups, Human Rights Watch said today. All parties to the conflict are obligated to respect the laws of war and spare civilians and civilian...

Remains of Coptic Christians executed by ISIS in Libya will be returned to Egypt

  • 14 May 2018 - 13:28
Remains of Coptic Christians executed by ISIS in Libya will be returned to Egypt

Libya will return to Egypt on Monday the bodies of 20 Egyptian Christians killed in 2015 by Islamic State in its former Libyan stronghold of Sirte, a Libyan security official said. The bodies were recovered in October after the area where they were buried was recaptured from the...

Abu Shagour: Egypt, UAE call the shots n Libya

  • 12 May 2018 - 17:19
Abu Shagour: Egypt, UAE call the shots n Libya

Libyan academic Mustafa Abu Shagour told Arabi Post news website that Moamar Gaddafi did not invest Libyan money inside Libya and that is why the country has poor infrastructure. Au Sahgour said in an interview that most of the Libyan money was stolen by Gaddafi, his sons and his...

Egypt, France agree Libya should go to elections by end of 2018

  • 29 April 2018 - 21:23
Egypt, France agree Libya should go to elections by end of 2018

A spokesman for Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi said on Sunday that Egypt and France believe that Libya should move toward holding elections this year since there has been “relative progress” in the situation in the country. In a statement after talks between Al-Sisi and visiting...

UAE, Egypt racing the clock to find substitute to dying Libya warlord Haftar

  • 18 April 2018 - 10:33
UAE, Egypt racing the clock to find substitute to dying Libya warlord Haftar

The United Arab Emirates and Egypt are ramping up efforts and holding meetings inside and outside Libya with eastern tribes, including Furjan and Abidat, to find a substitute to Khalifa Haftar, the commander of the self-styled army in the eastern region. These efforts come as uncertainty is...

Al-Sisi reelected for second term by over 90% of votes: State media

  • 29 March 2018 - 20:53
Al-Sisi reelected for second term by over 90% of votes: State media

The Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has been re-elected for a second four-year term, preliminary results suggest, reported the BBC.   State media said Mr Sisi had secured a landslide victory against his sole challenger, Moussa Mustafa Moussa, winning more than 90% of...