A U.S. senator is blocking the delivery of 10 U.S. Apache attack helicopters urgently sought by the Egyptian government since last spring to battle al Qaeda terrorists in the Sinai peninsula.
Egypt has extended an invitation to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to attend the inauguration of newly installed President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, according to Reuters.
The Obama administration has reversed course and will send Egypt new Apache attack helicopters that were urgently requested by Cairo in March to counter the growing threat from al Qaeda terrorists in the Sinai Peninsula.
The Israeli Navy foiled an attempt to smuggle explosives on Palestinian boats from Egypt into the Gaza Strip, Israel Hayom reports.
The Obama administration has turned down an urgent appeal from Egypt’s government for the delivery of U.S. Apache attack helicopters needed for counterterrorism operations in the Sinai Peninsula.
A Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated activist whose organization recently came under fire for holding an anti-Semitic rally in support of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi will head a fundraiser for Democratic Rep. Gerry Connolly (Va.).
An Egyptian court branded Hamas as a terrorist group and ordered it to suspend operations on Tuesday, according to Israel Hayom.
A senior member of the Muslim Brotherhood was recently hosted at the White House for a meeting with President Barack Obama, prompting concerns among some that the administration is coordinating too closely with the global Islamist organization.