Posts Tagged ‘Egypt’

Egyptian hostages in eastern Libya freed after days of detention

  • 22 November 2018 - 17:58
Egyptian hostages in eastern Libya freed after days of detention

Egyptian workers taken hostage in Libya this week over a financial dispute between Libyan contractors and their Egyptian partner have been freed, a relative of one of the hostages said. The governor’s office in Kafr el-Sheikh, the Egyptian province the workers are from, confirmed their case...

Sudan says to soon form joint border forces with Libya, Egypt and Eritrea

  • 10 November 2018 - 16:29
Sudan says to soon form joint border forces with Libya, Egypt and Eritrea

The Sudanese Minister of Defence Awad Ibn Ouf said arrangements are underway to establish joint border protection forces with Egypt, Libya and Ethiopia. Speaking to the parliament on Wednesday, Ibn Ouf said consultations have gone a long way between the Sudan, Egypt, Libya and Ethiopia to form...

Egypt’s Al-Sisi calls for partial lifting of arms embargo on “Libyan army”

  • 6 November 2018 - 18:33
Egypt’s Al-Sisi calls for partial lifting of arms embargo on “Libyan army”

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi on Tuesday called for lifting the seven-year-long UN arms embargo on the "Libyan army." Al-Sisi issued his appeal at a gathering of foreign media figures held on the sidelines of the World Youth Forum now underway in the Egyptian city of Sharm el-Sheikh,...

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...