JERUSALEM — Defying threats of war emanating from Egypt, Ethiopia’s parliament has endorsed an agreement with five other African countries refuting Egypt’s claim to near-exclusive rights to the waters of the Nile River.
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak dealt harshly with jihadists returning from fighting in places like Afghanistan, Chechnya, and the Balkans.
Top Egyptian politicians threatened to sabotage an Ethiopian dam while exchanging anti-Israel slurs during a Monday meeting with President Mohamed Morsi that was filmed without their knowledge.
A law drafted by the Egyptian presidency for regulating non-governmental organizations dashes hopes for a free civil society after the 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday.
Bassem Youssef, host of “The Program,” a television show similar to “The Daily Show,” was arrested over the weekend, Deadline reported.
Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated government recently allowed members of the Brotherhood and hardline jihadists to join Egypt’s military academy for the first time as part of what U.S. officials say is a covert effort to impose Islamist rule in the key Middle East state.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will visit Egypt next month.
United States officials confirmed Wednesday that Americans were taken hostage following a terrorist attack on a British Petroleum gas field site in Algeria.