Egyptian Military

Latest Egyptian Military Items
  • Shedding of Blood and tears: In Israel (top), relatives mourn Dror Chanin, 37, who was fatally wounded by mortar while delivering food to soldiers near the Gaza border. In Gaza City (above), Palestinian relatives grieve for four boys from the same extended Bakr family. The cousins, ages 9 to 11, were killed while playing on a beach. (Associated Press photographs)

    Egyptians increasingly critical of Hamas

    The Palestinian militant group Hamas is losing support among Egyptians, who increasingly are criticizing its role in the violence plaguing the Gaza Strip and Israel.


  • US clears Egypt for some military assistance

    The Obama administration said Tuesday it has certified that Egypt is upholding its 35-year-old peace treaty with Israel and therefore qualifies for some military and counterterrorism assistance.


  • In this image released on the official Facebook page of the Egyptian Military Spokesman of the Armed Forces, Egyptian army chief Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, second right, and Egypt's Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy, center background, prepare to depart to Moscow from a military airport, in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. El-Sissi headed to Moscow on Wednesday amid reports of a $2 billion arms deal in the making that would significantly expand Russia's military influence with a key U.S. ally in the Middle East. (AP Photo/The Official Facebook Page of the Egyptian Military Spokesman of the Armed Forces)

    Egypt military chief heads to Moscow in rare visit

    Egypt's army chief headed to Russia on his first trip abroad since his ouster of the Islamist president, amid reports of a Gulf-funded $2 billion arms deal in the making with Moscow that would significantly expand Russia's military influence with a key U.S. ally in the Middle East.


  • Egypt military: Airstrikes kill 13 Sinai militants

    Egyptian military aircraft struck suspected positions of al-Qaida-inspired fighters in villages of the Sinai Peninsula, killing 13 people, military officials said Friday, in a stepped-up offensive after militants downed an army helicopter, raising concerns over an increasingly well-armed insurgency.


  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Competing for Chamberlain award?

    I am increasingly bewildered as to which politician, Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, or President Obama, is seeking recognition in this year's Neville Chamberlain award competition ("Calls grow louder in Congress to make good on threat, cut aid to Egyptian military," Web, Aug. 18).


  • Egyptian army forces search vehicles at a checkpoint during curfew in the Nasr City section of Cairo on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. The capital remains under a state of emergency and a dusk-to-dawn curfew. (AP Photo/Ahmed Gomaa)

    State Department dances around funding-for-Egypt issue

    The U.S. Department issued a quick denial to Monday media reports that claimed a halt to funding for Egypt, but then failed to clarify: Is America going to send aid after all?


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    ALLARD: Playing checkers on Egypt's chess board

    It was only a momentary interruption of his vacation in the oh-so-tony climes of Martha's Vineyard. As the death toll from Egyptian riots topped 500, President Obama took it upon himself to call for restraint on both sides, neither of which appeared to be listening.


  • A member of the security forces is dragged and stripped of his vest by protesters after his police vehicle was pushed off the 6th of October bridge by protesters, near the largest sit-in by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in the eastern Nasr City district of Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. Egyptian police in riot gear swept in with armored vehicles and bulldozers Wednesday to clear the sit-in camps set up by supporters of the country's ousted Islamist president in Cairo, showering protesters with tear gas as the sound of gunfire rang out. (AP Photo/Sabry Khaled) EGYPT OUT

    BUCCI: Why not send our generals to Cairo?

    Is the removal of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi a good thing? The jury is still out. Unfortunately, the actions of the Egyptian military in trying to quell the continued disturbances and protests by Mr. Morsi's followers are further muddying the waters.


  • ** FILE ** Secretary of State John Kerry. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

    John Kerry: Egypt's army was only 'restoring democracy'

    It wasn't a coup — it was a restoration of democracy, said U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, in recent remarks on GEO TV about the Egyptian military's ouster of President Mohammed Morsi.


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