Egypt (News/Activism)

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  • The mega-port that threatens to sink Sudan

    10/14/2013 7:13:47 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 8 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 13 Oct 2013 14:37 | Tom Stevenson
    As plans for a mega-port on Kenya's northern-most coast begin to take shape, new concerns are emerging that the project could damage already-strained relations between Sudan and South Sudan. Kenya's $25.5bn Lamu Port and New Transport Corridor Development to Southern Sudan and Ethiopia (LAPSSET) includes the construction of a 32-berth port, three international airports, and a 1,500km railway line. A new oil refinery, in nearby Bargoni, and an oil pipeline are also planned. The pipeline would run to Kenya's Eastern Province before splitting, with one branch running to South Sudan's capital, Juba, and another through Moyale in the north to...
  • Wikileaks - Sudanese Launchpad for Egyptian Attack On Ethiopian Dam

    09/21/2012 8:59:57 AM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 11 replies
    All Africa ^ | September 3, 2012 | Toby Collins
    Egyptian authorities fearful of a monopoly on Nile waters received agreement from Khartoum to build an airbase in Sudan, to launch attacks on Ethiopian damming facilities, claims the anonymous media outlet; Wikileaks. Wikileaks has leaked files allegedly from the Texas-based global intelligence company, Stratfor, which quote an anonymous "high-level Egyptian source," claiming the Egyptian ambassador to Lebanon said in 2010 his nation would do anything to prevent the secession of South Sudan because of the political implications it will have for Egypt's access to the Nile. The Nile is vital in providing fresh water to the people and agricultural projects...
  • Egyptian President: Migration is NOT a human right

    12/14/2018 4:41:55 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 10 replies
    Egypt’s President Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi recently spoke at a forum, where he in plain language told those who have moved or want to move to Europe. “If you go to another country, you must follow their laws and culture, if not, don’t go there”, he said. In November, al-Sisi attended the World Youth Forum in Sharm el Sheikh in Egypt. He was asked how he sees the fact that several European countries are now closing the door to those who want to migrate to Europe. His answer was clear: “Instead of asking me why Europe closes the door to us,...
  • France and the Media During the Jihadist War

    12/14/2018 1:10:43 PM PST · by detective · 5 replies
    Front Page ^ | December 13, 2018 | Howard Rotberg
    It is safe to say that there are now two main fronts in what we need to term the Islamist War Against the West. The first has been for many years now the Western liberal democracy of Israel surrounded by genocidal neighbors; the second is France, followed closely by other European countries, Australia, and America. During the week of December 11th, 2018, two sad things happened and this essay shall attempt to enlighten by placing them together. The first is the recent terrorist attack in Strasbourg France, and the second is the signing by most of the world (with the...
  • 'If you go to another country, you must abide by its culture. If not, don't go' (trunc)

    12/13/2018 10:46:11 AM PST · by Sergio · 21 replies
    London Daily Mail ^ | 12/13/18 | Mail Online Reporter
    Full Title: 'If you go to another country, you must abide by its culture. If not, don't go': Egypt's president decries migrants heading to Europe and refusing to integrate instead of fixing their own countries. Egypt's President has told his people they should not expect the West to 'open their doors' to migrants who refuse to integrate. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said that 'every country has the right to protect its people and their interests.' Speaking at a World Youth Forum in Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt, the country's leader told guests they had to 'completely abide by the laws, customs, traditions and culture'...
  • OBAMA’S WAR IS UPON US: How our Radical-in-Chief created a security vacuum that Iran rushed to fill

    12/13/2018 7:59:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 12/13/2018 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    Donald Trump has a name for everything and everyone, from Crooked Hillary to Little Rocket Man, who for a time became his best friend. Will he call the next region-wide conflagration in the Middle East, when it breaks out, Obama’s War? If he hasn’t thought of that already, he should start considering it now. Because the catastrophic policies of our former president have emboldened the Islamic state of Iran and enabled it to threaten the United States and our allies militarily in ways never before possible. When Obama took office in January 2009, he inherited a strong U.S. military and...
  • Donald Trump Signs Genocide Relief Act for Christians in Iraq and Syria

    12/12/2018 1:44:18 PM PST · by detective · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Dec 2018 | Ken Klukowski
    WASHINGTON, DC – President Donald Trump signed a law on Tuesday combatting genocide of Christians in the Middle East, legislation supported by the Knights of Columbus and a broad array of faith-based organizations. Christians are being systematically wiped out in Syria and Iraq, along with other religious minorities in parts of the Middle East. Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) and former Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) spearheaded the passage of H.R. 390, the Iraq and Syria Genocide Relief and Accountability Act of 2018, which the president signed in an Oval Office ceremony. Both congressmen stood with the president as he signed the...
  • Arab world: U.S. Defense Industry Peers Into the Abyss

    11/12/2013 5:08:47 AM PST · by lbryce · 9 replies
    Space Daily ^ | November 11, 2013 | Staff Writers
    U.S. Defense contractors are looking at a potentially sharp downturn in arms sales to key Arab states like Saudi Arabia and Egypt, for decades their best foreign customers, because of the Obama administration's effort to forge a new relationship with Iran and to punish the Egyptian military for usurping their country's first Islamist president. The Saudis are reported to be seeking to buy five German Type-209 submarines, similar to those acquired by Israel and capable of launching nuclear-tipped cruise missiles, for $3.4 billion, with a long-term program of up to 25 boats in a $16.03 billion deal. Germany's Bild newspaper,...
  • ISIS release pictures of their new gold coins they say will 'break capitalist enslavement'

    08/30/2015 5:50:24 AM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/30/15 | Tom Wyke
    ISIS release pictures of their new gold coins they say will 'break capitalist enslavement' - so why are they still paying their deranged gunmen in US dollars? ISIS have released a new hour long video, showing off their latest propaganda tool - their very own coin currency. The video, which includes a dreary and distorted history of world economics, shows the smelting of gold, silver and copper coins. Dramatised by clips from Hollywood war films, the film accuses the US of 'confiscating Americans real wealth through an executive decree' with the introduction of the Gold Reserve Act in 1934. Yet...
  • First Christian mass held in Saudi Arabia

    12/08/2018 3:10:30 PM PST · by aimhigh · 31 replies
    The Arab Weekly ^ | 12/09/2018 | The Arab Weekly
    CAIRO - Egypt’s Christians are optimistic following the first Coptic mass in Saudi Arabia. Dozens of Coptic Christians attended the mass at a tourist facility in Riyadh. The mass, Egypt’s Christians said, reflects the tremendous changes happening in Saudi Arabia. “It even portends more change in that great country in the future,” said Father Polis Halim, spokesman of the Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Church. “Saudi Arabia is showing an admirable degree of tolerance that gives us a lot of hope.” The story began in May when Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz visited Saint Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in...
  • Silence Greets Iran Ballistic Missile Launch

    12/07/2018 6:06:35 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 26 replies
    NY Sun ^ | December 7, 2018 | By BENNY AVNI
    Iran on Saturday launched a ballistic missile that can deliver nukes — and the near-complete silence of the press aside, it’s a big deal. The latest test disclosed, once more, the flaws in the Iranian nuclear deal and the confusion of our European allies, who are alarmed by the mullahs’ behavior but fear losing the deal that enables it. “The Iranian regime has just test-fired a medium range ballistic missile that’s capable of carrying multiple warheads,” Secretary of State Pompeo tweeted Sunday, adding: “This test violates UNSCR 2231” — the United Nations Security Council resolution that made the nuclear deal...
  • U.S. fails to win enough support at U.N. to condemn Hamas

    12/06/2018 7:17:44 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Al-Reuters ^ | December 6, 2018 6:47 PM | Michelle Nichols
    A U.S. attempt to get the United Nations to condemn violence by Palestinian militant group Hamas for the first time failed on Thursday because the draft resolution fell short of votes needed in the General Assembly. The resolution required two-thirds support and while Assembly resolutions are non-binding, they can carry political weight. The U.S. text received 87 votes in favor, 58 against, 32 abstentions and 16 countries did not vote. In an earlier procedural move requested by Kuwait, the 193-member body narrowly voted to require two-thirds support and not a simple majority for adoption of the draft resolution. Outgoing U.S....
  • Macron and Trump Agree on Coalition Plan To Counter Iran and Hezbollah – Saudi Forbids Killing Jews

    11/19/2017 5:57:26 PM PST · by Bobalu · 13 replies
    theconservativetreehouse ^ | 11-19-17 | sundance
    Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri is now disclosing the nature of his resignation, and why he left Lebanon to spend time in Saudi Arabia. It appears the Saudi and regional partners provided evidence that Iran and Hezbollah were planning an assassination targeting Hariri and his family.
  • US envoy hints at UN enforcement of no-fly zone in Syria like ‘90s in Iraq

    12/05/2018 5:55:27 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 27 replies
    Rudaw ^ | yesterday at 11:47 | none stated
    ERBIL — US Special Representative for Syria Engagement James Jeffrey urged other countries to share a larger burden in facilitating the conditions for peace in Syria, while floating the idea of the United Nations enforcing a no-fly zone for parts of Syria. "Remember we were present not in northern Iraq but over northern Iraq in Operation Northern Watch for 13 years. That can be a UN force," he said on Tuesday, referring to the joint US-UK-Turkey no-fly zone in the late 1990s that protected Kurdish areas from the air force of Saddam Hussein. Jeffrey briefed reporters in Washington, D.C., after...
  • To confront Iran in Syria, Israel may have to defy Russia

    12/04/2018 12:05:19 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 10 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Dec 4, 2018 | Charles Bybelezer
    Russia has completed an elaborate air defense system in Syria that curbs the operational capabilities of both the United States and Israel, according to a report by the Washington- based Institute for the Study of War. The deployments throughout the conflict-ravaged country include variations of the advanced S-300 and S-400 systems in addition to other cutting-edge technologies. Moscow long ago exported such systems to Syria, however, they remained under the control of its own army. Only after the accidental downing in September by Syrian forces of a Russian reconnaissance plane, an incident the Kremlin blamed on Jerusalem which minutes earlier...
  • IDF SAYS FOUND HEZBOLLAH TERROR TUNNEL, FIRST OF OPERATION NORTHERN SHIELD

    12/04/2018 3:29:01 AM PST · by goldstategop · 37 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/04/2018 | Anna Aronheim
    The IDF destroyed a Hezbollah tunnel that penetrated into Israeli territory south of the Lebanese village of Kfar Kila, the IDF Spokesperson's Unit announced in a statement Tuesday.
  • U.S. Police Departments Nix Participation in Joint Program With Israel After BDS Pressure

    12/02/2018 7:08:48 AM PST · by saywhatagain · 16 replies
    Haaretz ^ | December 01, 2018 | Amir Tibon
    WASHINGTON - Two police departments in the northeastern United States decided over the past week to cancel their participation in a program that involves visiting Israel and meeting Israeli police officers, due to public pressure by a coalition of progressive organisations, including a number of groups affiliated with the Boycott, Sanctions and Divestment movement (BDS).
  • Israel reportedly strikes pro-Iranian militia sites in Syria

    11/30/2018 3:01:40 AM PST · by familyop · 8 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | November 29, 2018 | JUDAH ARI GROSS
    A number of pro-Iranian militia bases and Iranian weapons caches in southern Syria were targeted by Israeli airstrikes on Thursday night, according to the Al-Arabiya news site. Explosions were also reported in and around the Syrian capital of Damascus, near its international airport, which Israel claims has been used by Iran to supply terror groups with advanced weaponry...The Israel Defense Forces refused to comment on Thursday night’s reported airstrikes, but denied a Russian media claim that an Israeli plane had been shot down. "The reports of an Israeli aircraft or other Israeli aerial platform being hit are false," the army...
  • Syrian reporter: In Syria there is atmosphere of eve of war

    07/27/2006 8:21:58 AM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 26 replies · 1,459+ views
    YNet ^ | (07.27.06, 17:02) | Ali Waked
    Syrian reporter: In Syria there is atmosphere of eve of war Exclusive: In conversation in Damascus, senior Syrian journalist tells about sentiments in Syria ('as if there will be war any moment'); talks about military preparations in his country ('identifying your reinforcements in Golan Heights'); and estimates that Israeli pounding in Lebanon to intensify grassroots support of Nasrallah and his organization. Also in Syria, he says, Nasrallah more popular than ever Ali Waked As the conflict with Hizbullah in Lebanon escalates by the day, the question of Syria's involvement in the conflict becomes increasingly more relevant. "The atmosphere in Syria...
  • Sen. Rand Paul holding up US aid to Israel

    11/28/2018 4:06:31 PM PST · by SJackson · 55 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11-28-18
    Republican Sen. Rand Paul blocking codification of Obama-era military deal with Israel. Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is blocking U.S. military aid to Israel. Paul, who has previously called to cut defense assistance to Israel, recently put a hold on the U.S.-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2018, which codifies into law the $38 billion defense aid package for Israel over 10 years that was negotiated in the final days of the Obama administration. A hold is a parliamentary procedure that allows senators to prevent a motion from reaching a floor vote. The Senate passed the act in early...