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A 2018 file picture shows Egyptian soldiers walking in front of a newly constructed combined-cycle power station on the outskirts of Cairo. (AFP)

Economic empire of Egyptian Army under renewed scrutiny

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The army does not release figures about its economic empire but, in March, Sisi said the military controls 2-3% of Egypt’s economy.
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Russia, Indeed, Returns to Africa – says Senator Igor Morozov

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On November 23, Russian Senators, Academicians, Researchers and Experts gathered to discuss the export of non-commodities to Africa at the interactive webinar, organized by Federation Council of Russia, Chamber...
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Libyan Port to Export 1 Million Barrels of Crude Oil to Europe

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The port of Zueitina is preparing to export one million barrels of crude oil to the European market via the tanker Nordic Breeze, according to the media office of...
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LNA forming Supreme National Council to control Libya

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The Libyan National Army (LNA) headed by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar is currently holding consultations for the purpose of forming the Supreme National Council and the government of expert...
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Trump Says Israel and Sudan Reach Peace Accord

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President Donald Trump said Friday that Israel and Sudan had agreed to a peace deal, following on accords his administration helped negotiate between the Jewish State and United Arab...
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Russia’s ally in Libya is battered by defeats. But Moscow has wider goals to...

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MOSCOW — When the U.S. military said more than a dozen Russian military planes arrived in Libya last month — with identifying emblems painted over for apparent deniability —...

Turkey’s Erdogan urges Libya’s Haftar to end aggressive stance

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BERLIN (Reuters) - Eastern Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar must end his aggressive stance to pave the way for a political process in the North African country, Turkish President...
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

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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 Virtues and...
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French foreign legion soldier dies after being wounded in Mali

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A soldier from the French foreign legion died in a military hospital near Paris on Friday after being wounded in an explosion in Mali last week in what the...
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THE PENDULUM: HOW RUSSIA SWAYS ITS WAY TO MORE INFLUENCE IN LIBYA

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Russia has been doing well in Libya — and it likes the fact that few seem to notice it. When describing the relationship between eastern Libyan-based commander Khalifa Haftar...
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Russia closing Kerch Strait for six months

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Russia’s Ministry of Defense has reportedly announced it will close the waters leading to the Kerch Strait, which connects the Black Sea and the...
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Syrian FM demands US pay compensation for ‘heavy damage’ to the country

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Damascus demanded that the American administration “compensate for the heavy damage and heavy losses inflicted by the American aggression and occupation against the Syrian...
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Norway to allow U.S. military to build on its soil in new accord

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Norway, which shares a short border with giant neighbour Russia, said on Friday it has signed a revised agreement with the United States on...
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Dmitry Peskov: Russia sets no preconditions for Putin-Biden summit

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Russian President Vladimir Putin set no preconditions for the presidential summit, proposed by his US counterpart Joe Biden during the recent phone call, Kremlin...

Production of the Russian vaccine Sputnik V started in Serbia

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The Torlak Institute has started the production of the Russian vaccine Sputnik V in Serbia, the Russian Fund for Direct Investments announced on its...