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Soldiers watch a cargo container ship cross the new section of the Suez Canal after the opening ceremony in Ismailia, Egypt, 6 August 2015. (photo AP Hollandse Hoogte ⁃ Hassan Ammar)

Egypt’s Socioeconomic Status Hinders its Modernization

Trust reflects positively on nations’ rapid economic growth argues renowned political scientist Francis Fukuyama. To further illustrate his point, Fukuyama claims in his book, Trust: The Social...

Forced labour, prostitution and child marriages: Rescuing victims of trafficking in Malawi

The six men from Nepal believed they were heading to the United States for work. Instead, after a long journey which took them through six countries, they...

Russia has no intention to establish military base in Libya

Russia’s ambassador to Egypt, Georgi Borisenko, announced that Russia does not intend to establish a military base in Libya, and that no relevant requests have been sent to the...

Egypt, France carry out large-scale exercises in Mediterranean amid heightened tensions with Turkey

On Saturday, the Egyptian and French naval forces carried out naval drills in the eastern Mediterranean, with the participation of the Egyptian Ghost frigate and French Ghost frigate (ACONIT). According...

Turkey plans to increase its forces in Libya if Egypt enters

The Turkey-based Zaman newspaper quoted informed sources in the Turkish government as saying that a military and diplomatic plan has been prepared to deal with the Egyptian parliament’s decision...

The end of the Muslim Brotherhood?

The Egyptian parliament approved sending of troops to neighboring Libya in the war against the Muslim Brotherhood, which the Egyptian government considers a terrorist organization. For more...

Egypt has the strongest army in the region and it can change the battle...

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 P.M.) – Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi said that Egypt will not stand idle in the face of any moves that constitute a direct...

Libyan parliament gives Egypt permission to intervene in conflict

The Libyan House of Representatives has authorized Egypt to intervene in the Libyan conflict. Parliament, operating in eastern Libya, called for "concerted efforts between the two fraternal peoples." The statement...

Putin, Erdogan deliberate over Idlib, Libya crisis

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan gave high marks to the interaction between the Defense Ministries of the two countries which enabled the situation...

Turkey demands Libyan Army withdraw from strategic city and base

The Turkish Foreign Ministry said that the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) does not accept a ceasefire in the country, unless the Libyan National Army (LNA), led by...

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Beijing is in the final stages of approving the 25-year $400 billion economic and security deal with Tehran dubbed Sino-Iranian Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. The...

World’s Biggest Methanol Plant Opens in Iran

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Iranian president on Thursday inaugurated the world’s largest methanol producing plant in the country’s southern province of Bushehr.In...

Lukashenko: US passport holders among those detained in Belarus ahead of election

Individuals with US passports linked to the Department of State were detained in the run-up to the election in Belarus, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko...

Syrian Army heavily strikes jihadist forces near Turkish border

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched a heavily bombarded the jihadist positions near the Latakia-Turkish border, Thursday, hitting a number of sites belonging to...

Iran sends 95 tons of aid to Lebanon

The head of the Iranian Red Crescent Society, Karim Hemti, announced on Thursday, the dispatch of two planes filled with humanitarian aid to Lebanon. The...