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Is Egypt Safe for Tourism? Yes.

John Nicholson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
John Nicholson

The truth about Egypt is that its recent restlessness is more about internal domestic issues and about a proud and awakened people yearning for freedom and dignity.

Sinai Accident Kills Dozens Of Troops

AP | SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 12.08.2012 | World

CAIRO — Egypt's new president on Monday issued a decree pardoning all those charged with or convicted of acts "in support of the revolution" sin...

4 Egyptian Troops Wounded In Another Sinai Attack

AP | ASHRAF SWEILAM | Posted 10.18.2012 | World

EL-ARISH, Egypt — Militants attacked Egypt's security forces and wounded four policemen in the Sinai peninsula on Saturday, in the tenth day of ...

Gunmen Launch New Attack In Egypt's Sinai

AP | SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 10.09.2012 | World

CAIRO — Gunmen sprayed a police station in Egypt's Sinai with bullets Thursday, setting off a brief firefight with policemen before speeding awa...

Prez Fires Top Officials Over Deadly Attack

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI and SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 10.08.2012 | World

CAIRO — Egypt's president fired his intelligence chief on Wednesday for failing to act on an Israeli warning of an imminent attack days before m...

16 Egyptian Soldiers Killed In Deadly Border Attack

AP | AYA BATRAWY and AMY TEIBEL | Posted 10.06.2012 | World

EL-ARISH, Egypt — Egypt vowed Monday to take on Islamist militants who have turned the Sinai peninsula into a lawless haven and are suspected of...

Israeli Resort City Hit In Overnight Rocket Strike

AP | TIA GOLDENBERG | Posted 06.05.2012 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel's prime minister on Thursday warned that Egypt's Sinai desert is becoming a "terror zone" and vowed to strike at militants th...

Chinese Factory Workers Kidnapped In Egypt Freed

Reuters | Posted 04.01.2012 | Business

(Adds comments from Chinese embassy in Cairo) By Sui-Lee Wee BEIJING, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Two dozen Chinese cement factor...

25 Chinese Factory Workers Taken Hostage In Egypt's Sinai

AP | ASHRAF SWEILAM | Posted 04.01.2012 | World

EL-ARISH, Egypt — An Egyptian intelligence official says armed militants have taken 25 Chinese factory workers hostage in the northern Sinai Pen...

Worth Versus Value: Hamas and the Case of Gilad Shalit

Shai Baitel | Posted 12.17.2011 | World
Shai Baitel

In the Middle East a transaction should not be measured by its worth rather than by its value. Hamas has won much more than the release of over a thousand Palestinian prisoners. It has won strength and influence.

Egypt and Israel: Within the Realm of Possibilities

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 12.13.2011 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The peace treaty between Egypt and Israel remains a cornerstone for regional stability and it is in both countries best interests to ensure its sustainability.

Israel Increasingly Concerned Over Sinai

AP | Posted 12.10.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel is allowing Egypt to deploy more armed forces in the Sinai desert, while at the same time telling its citizens to stay away. ...

Military Rulers Announce Egypt's First Parliamentary Elections Since Mubarak

Posted 11.27.2011 | World

By SARAH EL DEEB -- The Associated Press CAIRO -- Egypt's ruling military decreed Tuesday that the country's first parliamentary elections since Ho...

Clash Between Armed Group And Egyptian Military In Sinai Leaves Six Dead

Posted 09.29.2011 | World

CAIRO, July 30 (Reuters) - Six people were killed in fighting between an armed group and security forces in the north of Egypt's Sinai region, sec...

Assad's Dangerous Manoeuvres Deflect Attention From Syria's Internal Crisis

Lord Weidenfeld of Chelsea | Posted 09.04.2011 | UK
Lord Weidenfeld of Chelsea

The Assad regime plays a very risky game by sending truckloads of Palestinian refugees to the frontier and encouraging them to demonstrate in favour of Israel's withdrawal.

Israel Agrees To Host Egyptian Troops In Sinai

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israeli officials said Monday that they have agreed to let Egypt move several hundred troops into the Sinai peninsula for the first ...

Red Sea Sharks Made in Israel?

Firas Al-Atraqchi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Firas Al-Atraqchi

A German tourist was mauled to death by a shark off Egypt's Red Sea coast Sunday, but if popular rumors on the street are to be believed, it was the I...

What Did the Arabs Really Win in the 1973 War With Israel?

Firas Al-Atraqchi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Firas Al-Atraqchi

In the 37 years since this "victory," the Arabs have been unable to persuade Israel to agree to the Arab Peace Initiative and have become absolutely impotent to prevent it from continuing the construction of settlements.

Could Halayeb's Manganese Wealth Trigger A Sudan-Egypt Conflict?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

Egypt and Sudan almost came to blows 17 years ago over the Halayeb region, said to be rich in manganese. Since then, the Sudanese government has called for a negotiated settlement of the dispute.

Sinai NOT SAFE: Israel Tells Citizens To Get Out

AP | MARK LAVIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel issued an "urgent" warning Tuesday to its citizens to leave Egypt's Sinai Peninsula immediately citing "concrete evidence of ...

Disneyland in Sinai: The Illusion of Peace

Annelle Sheline | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Annelle Sheline

It's a charged time of year, in a prickly piece of real estate. But this is Sinai. Ma feesh mushkila. (No problem.)

Ancient Egyptian Fortress Discovered In The Sinai

AP | MAAMOUN YOUSSEF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CAIRO, Egypt — Archaeologists exploring an old military road in the Sinai have unearthed 3,000-year-old remains from an ancient fortified city, ...