Articles by Egypt
Tantawi’s Sacking Does Not Mean End Of Mubarak’s Regime For Morsi Or Egypt
August 13 2012 11:59 AM EDT
Even stripped of his title, Hussein Tantawi and his general cronies on the Security Council of Armed Forces could still cause problems for Morsi and the Egyptian government.
Militants Kill Sinai Tribal Chief, Son After Tribes Extend Support To Egyptian Forces
August 13 2012 5:18 AM EDT
A tribal leader and his son in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula were shot dead Monday by militants, two days after Bedouin tribal chiefs extended cooperation to the Egyptian security forces to restore normalcy in the lawless border region along Gaza and Israel.
Egyptian President Morsi Orders Army Chief Tantawi To Resign
August 12 2012 12:42 PM EDT
In a resounding challenge to the Egyptian military's authority, President Mohammed Morsi has ordered Field Marshal Mohamad Hussein Tantawi to step down.
The Other Side of the Sanctions
August 10 2012 5:05 PM EDT
Iran has been pushed into a corner and is fighting for its life. The safest weapon in its arsenal is an economic strategy; and it is the one point where the United States is vulnerable. There is no doubt about it. Section 1245 of the National Defense Authorization Act that was signed into law by President Obama on December 31, 2011 is having the intended effect upon Iran.
Egypt Nabs Suspects In Rafah Attack As It Seeks Bedouin Help
August 10 2012 9:49 AM EDT
Egypt reported on Friday that nine suspects linked to Sunday's attack in Rafah that killed 16 Egyptian border guards were arrested.
Another Food Crisis Looms Driven By Soaring Grains And Sugar Prices, UN Agency Warns
August 10 2012 4:57 AM EDT
A global hike in food prices last month due to unfavorable weather conditions, compounded by exporting nations placing restrictions and importing nations stockpiling due to concerns over the grain price rally, could lead to a food crisis along the lines of the one that happened in 2007-08, the U.N.'s food agency warned Thursday.
2012 Olympics Medal Count Of Shame Has Britain Losing The Most Of Any Country
August 09 2012 7:21 PM EDT
The 2012 Olympics medal count of shame is a list curated by the Wall Street Journal during the London Games which shows that though Britain has done stunningly well when it comes to bringing home gold, silver and bronze medals, its athletes have also had by far the most last, second-to-last and third-to-last performances of any nation this year.
Egypt Sends More Military Reinforcements Into Sinai
August 09 2012 1:41 PM EDT
Cairo military officials have also started sealing off tunnels which lead to Gaza.
What Is Libya's Connection To The Sinai Clashes? Post-Revolution Security Vacuum A Threat To Egypt, Israel
August 09 2012 5:31 AM EDT
Egyptian military is tightening their grip over the Sinai Peninsula following an attack by militants on Egyptian security officers Sunday which killed 16 guards. The crackdown on the suspected Jihadists in the region has brought to focus the 1979 peace treaty between Egypt and Israel and the tumultuous conditions in the region caused due to the fall of several Middle East governments.
Egypt's Morsi Fires Intelligence Chief And Sinai Governor Over Unchecked Militants
August 08 2012 4:08 PM EDT
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has dismissed the country's intelligence chief and the governor of North Sinai following a military operation to crack down on suspected Islamic militants in the region Wednesday.
Sinai Insecurity: How Israel and Egypt’s Military Could Benefit From Islamist Insurgencies
August 08 2012 2:42 PM EDT
Clashes in the Sinai Peninsula have rumors swirling in Egypt, Israel and Palestine.
Russia Won't Stop Feeding The World, For Now
August 08 2012 12:04 PM EDT
Russia's food security commission on Wednesday ruled out imposing a ban on grain exports, saying -- for now -- concerns that a serious drought will not cause one of the world's largest wheat producers to deliver a worldwide blow to the price of bread.
Pre-Opening Wheat Market Report
August 08 2012 9:36 AM EDT
September Chicago Wheat is trading 11 cents lower near 7:30 am CST. Kansas City and Minneapolis Wheat are lower as well. Outside markets were slightly negative with European Stocks and the EURO trading lower overnight after 3 days of stronger trade. The results of a German 10 year bond auction will provide some direction for traders today. US Stocks are trading slightly lower this morning and the US Dollar is stronger, adding pressure to US commodities.
Egypt Launches Air Raids In Sinai Near Israel Border
August 08 2012 6:46 AM EDT
Egyptian military helicopters launched air raids on suspected Islamic militants in Sinai near the Israeli border on Wednesday, killing more than 20 in Touma village. The aerial attacks were in response to the gunmen attack on Egyptian border police station on Sunday which killed 16 guards.
More Clashes In Sinai As Egyptians Bury Dead From Raid
August 07 2012 9:43 PM EDT
Armed men opened fire on a security checkpoint early Wednesday in al-Arish, Egypt, on the Sinai peninsula, state media said, three days after 16 border guards were shot dead in an attack on Sunday blamed partly on Palestinian militants.
Corn Drought? Who Cares? For World's Poorest, It's All About Rice And Wheat
August 07 2012 6:24 AM EDT
The effects of the drought that has pummeled the U.S. corn belt will be felt for a while, but the grain most affected by it isn't one the world's hungriest depend on to survive.
Brotherhood, Hamas Allege Israeli Involvement In Sinai Attack
August 07 2012 4:16 AM EDT
Even as Egyptian government sources branded the Islamist gunmen who killed 16 policemen in Sinai near the Israeli border Sunday as "infidels," President Mohamed Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood party said on its website that the attack "can be attributed to Mossad" and was an attempt to challenge Morsi's administration.
Why The Sinai Peninsula Matters: Militants Compromise Security Along Egypt’s Border With Israel
August 06 2012 12:36 PM EDT
Despite its relative isolation, Egypt's Sinai Peninsula plays a huge role in one of the overarching conflicts of the twentieth century.
Growing Spats Between Countries Leads To Need For More Cross-Border Lawyers
August 03 2012 11:56 PM EDT
The number of fresh arbitration cases filed with the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes last year reached its highest level in four decades, the ICSID said in a report last week.
New Egyptian Cabinet Retains Many Former Ministers
August 02 2012 5:35 PM EDT
Egypt's newly appointed Prime Minister Hesham Qandil has announced his cabinet selections, which were represented heavily by longtime state employees and former government ministers, underwhelming expectations of extensive changes in the new government as it facilitates the country's shaky transition to democracy.