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Chinese fleet arrives in Egypt for 5-day visit. The 152-ship Chinese naval fleet arrived in Alexandria harbor on Wednesday with a grand official welcoming ceremony held by the Chinese consulate and the general consulate in Alexandria.

Chinese fleet arrives in Egypt for 5-day visit

More than 300 people attended the ceremony, including acting Ambassador Chen Dongyun, Military Attaché Yu Haibo and Consul General Chen Xiaoming. Representatives from the Egyptian Navy were also at the ceremony, according to Chinese state news agency Xinhua. Dongyun said that the fleet visit to Egypt is a big event for China-Egypt relations, as both countries aim to promote a “strategic partnership” in all fields. He added that the fleet’s visit to Egypt coincides with China’s celebration of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, which symbolizes the two nations' fight against Fascism during the war.

Maria Dubovikova interviewed by Ali Alawieh. RT News Room. Russia-Egypt relations. Orient XXI sur Twitter : "Dossier 14-18 : Le canal de #Suez, un enjeu stratégique #Egypte #histoire... Le canal de Suez, un enjeu stratégique. L’isthme devient une base active du dispositif militaire allié en Méditerranée.

Le canal de Suez, un enjeu stratégique

Les Britanniques s’appuient sur la collaboration avec la Compagnie du canal de Suez qui met à leur disposition ses locaux et son matériel, tout en exonérant des droits de transit les navires affectés à la défense du canal. En outre, la Compagnie compte parmi ses pilotes un bon nombre d’anciens officiers de la marine nationale française. Les autorités militaires britanniques, de concert avec le gouvernement français, mobilisent leurs hommes sur place de manière à soutenir l’action des troupes britanniques grâce à leurs connaissances techniques du canal ; il s’agit en effet d’éviter à tout prix le blocage de la voie maritime.

Du côté de l’état-major français, on se montre en outre soucieux de ne pas laisser la défense du canal aux seuls Anglais4. Les Alliés se préparent dans la région à une double menace venant du nord par la mer et de l’est par le désert. Egypt, Saudi Arabia aim to enhance cooperation. Egypt extends state of emergency in North Sinai by three months. Egypt said on Saturday it had extended by three months a state of emergency imposed on parts of Northern Sinai in October after Islamist militants stepped up attacks in the peninsula bordering Israel, Gaza and the Suez Canal.

Egypt extends state of emergency in North Sinai by three months

Insurgents have killed hundreds of soldiers and policemen in Sinai since mid-2013, lashing out after then-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi following mass protests against his rule. Sisi went on to be elected president last year and says militancy poses an existential threat toEgypt, the most populous Arab country.

Al Arabiya English sur Twitter : "#Egypt’s ‘forced disappearances:’ Between fact and hearsay. Egypt’s ‘forced disappearances:’ Between fact and hearsay - Al Arabiya News. Egypt-Russia-ties-counter-the-Western-old-boy-s-club. Egypt-Russia-ties-counter-the-Western-old-boy-s-club. Faisal J. Abbas sur Twitter : "#Sisi ’s one year in power - Accomplishments and pitfalls via @AlArabiya_Eng #Egypt. After-a-year-in-office-what-has-Egypt-s-Sisi-achieved- Egypt, Saudi mull military exercise amid Yemen airstrikes. Published: Today Saudi military spokesman Ahmed Asiri briefs journalists on the Saudi-led coalition's strikes on Houthi rebels in Yemen, during a press conference, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, April 14, 2015.

Egypt, Saudi mull military exercise amid Yemen airstrikes

(AP Photo/Hasan Jamali) CAIRO (AP) - Egypt and Saudi Arabia are considering whether to hold joint military exercises in the kingdom as airstrikes by a Saudi-led coalition pounded Shiite rebels in Yemen on Wednesday. The airstrikes targeting Yemeni rebels known as Houthis began on March 26 in an effort to halt their advance across the Arab world's poorest country. Hundreds have been killed and over 121,000 have been displaced amid the turmoil. The Houthis have captured Yemen's capital, Sanaa, and forced Western- and Gulf-backed President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi to flee the country. The statement gave no further details about the exercise. "Why are you dropping bombs on innocent people in Yemen by employing donated aircrafts from the U.S.? "

Ahram Online sur Twitter : "Tomb of #Amun gate's guard uncovered in #Luxor #Amon #Egypt... Tomb of Amun gate's guard uncovered in Luxor - Ancient Egypt - Heritage. Tomb of Amun gate's guard uncovered in Luxor A painted tomb of the guard of god Amun’s gate uncovered in Luxor Nevine El-Aref , Tuesday 3 Mar 2015 The entrance of the side hall An 18th dynasty tomb belonging to the guard of the ancient god Amun’s gate, Amenhotep, has been discovered in Gorna on Luxor’s west bank.

Tomb of Amun gate's guard uncovered in Luxor - Ancient Egypt - Heritage

The tomb was uncovered by an archaeological mission of the American Research Centre in Cairo during excavation work carried out in the Gorna necropolis. Minister of Antiquities Mamdoud Eldamaty told Ahram Online on Tuesday that the tomb is a T-shaped tomb with two large halls and an unfinished small niche at its end. Al Arabiya English sur Twitter : "Court in #Egypt brands Hamas a ‘terrorist’ group.

Egypt court brands Hamas a ‘terrorist’ group - Al Arabiya News. Agence France Presse, Cairo Saturday, 28 February 2015 An Egyptian court on Saturday branded the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas a “terrorist” organization, a judicial source said, after it was alleged to have links with jihadists behind deadly Sinai attacks.

Egypt court brands Hamas a ‘terrorist’ group - Al Arabiya News

From Gaza City, Hamas reacted by condemning what it called “a great disgrace which soils the reputation of Egypt.” Since Egypt’s military ousted Islamist president Mohammad Mursi in 2013, the authorities have accused Hamas of aiding jihadists who have waged a string of deadly attacks on security forces in the Sinai Peninsula. Egypt blames Hamas, which is close to Mursi’s Muslim Brotherhood, of supporting the blacklisted Egyptian movement. An Egyptian court on Jan. 31 banned the armed wing of Hamas, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, declaring it a “terrorist” group.

Egypt-strikes-back-but-how-far-will-it-go- Egypt Launches Airstrikes On Islamic State In Libya After Video Of Mass Killing. CAIRO (AP) — Egypt bombed Islamic State militants in neighboring Libya on Monday and called on the United States and Europe to join an international military intervention in the chaotic North African state after extremists beheaded a group of Egyptian Christians.

Egypt Launches Airstrikes On Islamic State In Libya After Video Of Mass Killing

The airstrikes bring Egypt overtly into Libya's turmoil, a reflection of Cairo's increasing alarm. Egypt now faces threats on two fronts — a growing stronghold of radicals on its western border and a militant insurgency of Islamic State allies on its eastern flank in the Sinai Peninsula — as well as its own internal challenges. Islamic State group weapons caches and training camps were targeted "to avenge the bloodshed and to seek retribution from the killers," a military statement said. "Let those far and near know that Egyptians have a shield to protect and safeguard the security of the country and a sword that cuts off terrorism. " Uk.businessinsider. Rage against the regime: The hip-hop artists spearheading Egypt’s underground social revolution.

Wara2a b-100, a young hip-hop band in the Santos Cafè in Alexandria, Egypt, 2014.

Rage against the regime: The hip-hop artists spearheading Egypt’s underground social revolution

(Gianmarco Maraviglia/Echo Photo Agency) Arabian Knightz, one of Egypt’s most famous rap bands. (Gianmarco Maraviglia/Echo Photo Agency) Long before the Egyptian Revolution of 2011 sparked by protests in Cairo’s Tahir Square, local hip-hop artists had already been making music from underground spaces that rallied against the policies of then-president Hosni Mubarak and his regime. From parkour to skateboarding to rapping, a network of artists in Alexandria has united in the purpose of expressing personal freedoms while denouncing what they feel are political injustices.

Artists like prominent group Arabian Knightz, whose lyrics speak on behalf of rights for women and freedom from oppression, are increasingly anxious to continue the legacy of rallying for change and speaking on issues of human rights. Middle East & Peace sur Twitter : "Egyptian women walking down a central Cairo street in 1956 #Egypt #Cairo #photo... Middle East & Peace sur Twitter : "Léon Bonnat. Court ruling may free Egypt's Mubarak from custody. By MAGGIE MICHAEL Published: Today FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2014 file photo, ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, 86, lies on a gurney, next to his son Gamal, second left, in the defendants cage, during a court hearing in Cairo, Egypt.

Court ruling may free Egypt's Mubarak from custody

Egypt's top appeals court has ordered the retrial of the deposed president and his two sons in a corruption case, a move that could pave the way for the former autocrat's release. The Appeals Court announced its ruling in a brief session Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, carried live on several Egyptian TV networks. (AP Photo/Tarek el-Gabbas, File) CAIRO (AP) - Egyptian authorities have exhausted all legal grounds to keep deposed President Hosni Mubarak in detention after an appeals court on Tuesday ordered his retrial in a corruption case, a judicial official said. The corruption case was the only one still keeping Mubarak behind bars. In the case of the killings protesters, a judge ruled that the charges were "inadmissible" on a technicality. Ara. U-N-Security-Council-calls-for-Gaza-ceasefire. By Staff writer | Al Arabiya News Monday, 21 July 2014 Israel has killed more than 500 Palestinians since it launched a military offensive on Gaza Strip 14 days ago, as the airstrikes and shelling killed at least 20 people on Monday.


Meanwhile, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Cairo to try to secure an end to hostilities, a day after he was caught by an open microphone saying sarcastically that the Israeli assault was “a hell of a pinpoint operation”. Speaking in Washington, President Barack Obama said he was increasingly worried by the conflict. “We have serious concerns about the rising number of Palestinian civilian deaths and the loss of Israeli lives, and that is why it now has to be our focus and the focus of the international community to bring about a ceasefire,” he told reporters at the White House. The United Nations Security Council is expected to hold an emergency meeting late Sunday on the situation in Gaza. “Too many innocent people are dying... U.N. An-open-letter-to-President-Sisi- His Excellency Abdel-Fatah al-Sisi President of the Arab Republic of Egypt Dear Sir, I write to you today not as a journalist, but as a truly concerned Arab citizen and an avid lover of Egypt, its people, history and culture.

First, allow me to congratulate you, the Egyptian people and all fellow concerned Arab citizens on your inauguration and official assumption of duties as president of one our region’s biggest, most-strategic yet extremely delicate countries. I say this because it is no secret that the past few years have been far too harsh on what was once one of the greatest countries of the Arab world. Arab-involvement-in-Crimean-War-erased-from-history-

By Paul Crompton | Al Arabiya News Monday, 3 March 2014 As tensions mount amid Moscow’s apparent military occupation of Ukraine’s Crimea region, many are unaware that Arab forces fought there 160 years ago. Arab involvement was “erased from history,” said Egyptian historian Mahmoud Sabit. A key reason could be that unlike often-exhaustive Western army accounts, Ottoman military records are extremely hard to find, said military historian Andrew McGregor. “Many Ottoman officers were in fact illiterate,” he wrote. “while many of those who could record their thoughts might have thought twice about detailing the corruption and intense personal rivalry that plagued the 19th century officer corps.” In the early 1850s, tensions between European powers, the Ottoman Empire and Imperial Russia were simmering.

Maidan, Ukraine … Tahrir, Egypt … the square symbolises failure, not hope. Protesters in Kiev's Maidan square rejected a package negotiated by the EU to resolve the crisis and bring about a disciplined transfer of power. Photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images The experience was eerie. I was watching a documentary, The Square, on Netflix about the 2011 Tahrir Square occupation when the lead character, Ahmed, let out a cry of delight, "The revolution has been won. " COMMENTARY : Ayman Salama on the current situation in Egypt. Egypt: Al-Jazeera journalists arrested in Cairo. 30 December 2013Last updated at 14:27 ET Former BBC correspondent Peter Greste is one of the journalists arrested Egyptian police have arrested four journalists working for the broadcaster Al-Jazeera in the capital, Cairo. They include the TV network's Cairo bureau chief Mohamed Fadel Fahmy and former BBC correspondent Peter Greste.

The interior ministry said the journalists had held illegal meetings with the Muslim Brotherhood, which was declared a terrorist group last week. There has been a crackdown on the Islamist movement since the army ousted President Mohammed Morsi in July. Since then, more than 1,000 pro-Morsi protesters have been killed in clashes with security forces, and thousands of Brotherhood supporters have been arrested, including the majority of its leadership. A court will hear a case to disband the Brotherhood's political wing, the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), on 15 February.

Égypte : l'Histoire officielle contre la mémoire. Intrigue Deepens Over Egypt-Russia Arms Deals. DUBAI — The rumors surrounding an arms deal between Russia and Egypt deepened last week after the Egyptian Air Force commander stood up his Russian counterpart for a scheduled meeting at the Dubai Airshow, according to a source close to Moscow’s delegation. The meeting between Egypt’s Air Vice Marshal Younes Hamed and Lt. Gen. Viktor Bondarev was scheduled for Nov. 19.

Hamed never showed, according to the source. “The Russian delegation was waiting for 90 minutes before they left,” the source said Nov. 20. Russia is said to have offered Egypt billions of dollars in new weapons, a move to offset the suspension of some US arms to Cairo. VIDEO: Dr. Ayman Salama addresses the recent constitutional amendments in Egypt.

UNESCO to help Egypt restore damaged churches, buildings. The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will send a technical team of experts to help Egypt restore buildings with archaeological value and damaged mosques and churches, said Mohamed Sameh, Egypt’s ambassador to the UNESCO. Sameh, Egypt’s permanent envoy to the UNESCO, said the delegation will work in cooperation with experts from the ministry of antiquities to assess the size of the damage done to a number of mosques, churches, monasteries and buildings of great archaeological value in Egypt. The delegation will also evaluate the damage done to antiquities at the Mallawi Museum, which was recently ransacked, the Middle East News Agency reported. The UNESCO’s decision clearly reflects how worried officials are after they were shown in detail the deliberate criminal destruction that targeted Egypt’s heritage and its historical churches and buildings, Sameh stated.

Israel Keeps a Wary Eye on Turmoil in Egypt. Obama scraps Egypt military drill after crackdown, keeps aid intact. The Egyptian State Unravels. Gulf States Embrace Post-Brotherhood Egypt. A portrait of deposed Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi is seen on barbed wire outside the Republican Guard headquarters in Cairo, July 8, 2013. (photo by REUTERS/Louafi Larbi) Author: Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi Posted July 10, 2013 The ousted Muslim Brotherhood’s mismanagement of Egypt extended into various fields, from the social to the political, but perhaps the area that concerns Egyptians the most is its bungling of the Egyptian economy.

Prior to being elected, the Brotherhood repeatedly touted its so-called Renaissance Project for the development of Egypt. The plan, the result of years of studies Egyptians were told, was to be implemented in President Mohammed Morsi’s first 100 days. ‘We aired lies’: Al-Jazeera staff quit over biased Egypt coverage. SultanAlQassemi : My Facebook timeline: <3... Mursi backers to protest after overthrow, arrests. ‘Biggest protest in Egypt’s history’: LIVE UPDATES. Published time: June 30, 2013 21:38 Edited time: August 30, 2013 21:11 People take part in a protest against the Egyptian government's crackdown on supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohamed Mursi, near the Egyptian embassy in Jakarta August 19, 2013. (Reuters/Beawiharta) Events in Egypt are bad signal for entire region - Pushkov : The Voice of Russia: News, Breaking news, Politics, Economics, Business, Russia, International current events, Expert opinion, podcasts, Video.

Francediplo : #Egypte : les autorités... PHOTO GALLERY: 30 June marches in pictures - Multimedia. .Protesters opposing Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi wave Egyptian flags and shout slogans against him and members of the Muslim Brotherhood at Tahrir square in Cairo, June 30, 2013 (Photo: Reuters) .Opponents of Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi gather for noon prayers in Tahrir Square, the focal point of Egyptian uprising, in Cairo Sunday, June 30, 2013 (Photo: AP) .Thousand of people are gathering to support Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi in Nasr City, Cairo, Sunday, June 30, 2013 (Photo: AP) .Protesters opposing Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi attend evening prayers during a protest at Tahrir Square in Cairo June 30, 2013 (Photo: Reuters) .Journalists begin their march from Journalist Syndicate to Tahrir Square(Photo: Bassam EL-Zoghby)

Update: Clashes resume at Abbasseya cathedral after attack. Coptic Pope Tawadros II called for calm among all parties to preserve the nation’s safety, Egyptians’ lives and national unity Sunday evening, after one person was reported dead and 29 injured in clashes at a Cairo cathedral that broke out after unknown assailants attacked a funeral. The funeral was held Sunday at St. Attack on Cairo cathedral mourners leaves one dead. Attack on Cairo cathedral mourners leaves one dead.

U.S. Embassy Tweets Jon Stewart's Egypt Monologue; Diplomatic Incident Ensues : The Two-Way. We told you over the weekend about the satirist known as the "Egyptian Jon Stewart" being questioned for nearly five hours over accusations he insulted President Mohammed Morsi and Islam. Then, on Tuesday, we reported that Egyptian authorities are threatening to revoke the license of the private TV station that airs Bassem Youssef's weekly program.

Egypt, Short of Money, Sees Crisis on Food and Gas. Tara Todras-Whitehill for The New York Times Egyptians in a gas line on Saturday in the city of Luxor. Could Violence in Egypt Spin Out of Control? Mohamed Morsi Mubarak: The Myth of Egypt's Democratic Transition. Pew-Global-Attitudes-Project-Egypt-Report-FINAL-May-8-2012-2PM-ET. Egypt and the psychology of dictatorship. An outsider’s perspective. « Inside Arab Spring. Islamists Set 'Million-Man' March To Defend Shariah Law in Egypt. iPads replace textbooks in Egypt. PIR Center. Actuelle - Actualité MOM - Religion and politics in Egypt today: Ideological Trends and Future Prospects. Middle East leaders some of the most engaging on Twitter.