The United States has decided to deny Egypt $95.7 million in aid and to delay a further $195 million because of its failure to make progress on respecting human rights and democratic norms, two sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.
Israeli military forces are quietly conducting operations to counter the threat of Islamic State terrorists along the Sinai border area with Egypt, according to senior Israeli defense officials who described ISIS as the “most quickly advanced threat we’ve ever had.”
Chinese authorities are threatening all Uyghur students studying outside of China to return, threatening their families if they do not come back.
President Donald Trump on Friday met with Aya Hijazi, an Egyptian-American aid worker who had been held in an Egyptian prison for nearly three years, after the Trump administration negotiated her release the prior day.
A vote by the United Nations Security Council to condemn the construction of Israeli settlements in the West Bank was postponed on Thursday.
Egyptian judo athlete Islam El Shehaby was sent home Monday from the Rio Olympics for refusing to shake his Israeli competitor’s hand after losing a match to him on Friday.
An Egyptian Olympic judo athlete refused to shake his Israeli competitor’s hand on Friday after losing the competition.
Egyptian investigators said Tuesday that pilots aboard the EgyptAir flight that crashed in the Mediterranean Sea in May attempted to extinguish a fire aboard the plane.
The Associated Press has reported that last week an armed Muslim mob attacked Coptic Christians in Karma, Egypt, looting and burning seven homes and parading an elderly woman naked through the streets. The mob formed after a rumor circulated that the elderly woman’s son had an affair with a Muslim woman.