Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

Egypt Asks Russia for Anti-Tank Missiles, Warplanes

Request comes after Saudis gave Egypt $2 billion for Russian weapons

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has asked Russia to supply Egypt with high-tech fighter jets, attack helicopters, and anti-tank missile systems, according to regional reports.

Egypt Military Officers Back Army Chief For President

Army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ousted former president Mohamed Mursi in July

Anxious over months of turmoil in Egypt, military officers are pushing popular army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to run for president, after a 2011 popular uprising had inspired hopes for democratic change in a country long dominated by generals.

Obama Policies Turning Egypt Against U.S.

Pro-military Egyptians want to shift to Russian alliance

The Obama administration support for Muslim Brotherhood Islamists in Egypt is driving the powerful military there against the United States and toward Moscow, according to U.S. officials and reports from the region.

Egypt’s Brotherhood Rejects Appeal to Accept Post-Morsi Reality

Thousands of Morsi supporters still camped in Cairo, say they will not back down

The Muslim Brotherhood has rejected pleas from international envoys to "swallow the reality" that Mohamed Morsi will not return as Egypt's president, the Brotherhood spokesman said on Monday. The envoys, trying to resolve a political crisis brought on by the army's overthrow of the Islamist Morsi a month ago, had visited jailed Brotherhood deputy leader Khairat El-Shater in the early hours of Monday.

Withdrawing Aid to Egypt Could Spark Backlash

Experts warn against hasty withdrawal of Egyptian aid

Immediately withdrawing U.S. aid to Egypt or placing stringent conditions on its delivery risks inciting a backlash among the Egyptian people and sparking more violence, Middle Eastern experts said Thursday.