Palestine: Abbas, Sisi discuss conflict with Israel

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo for discussions reportedly centered on the expansion of illegal Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian territories and general developments in Palestine ahead of the Arab Summit scheduled to Read more

Libya: Cairo’s Serraj – Haftar Mediation Fails

Details of a failure of mediation efforts between Libya’s Prime Minister-designate Fayez Serraj of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) and Field Marshall Khalifa Haftar of the Libyan National Army in Cairo, spearheaded by Egyptian chief-of-staff Colonel Lt. Gen. Read more

Egypt: Leaked Phone Calls between President Sisi and Foreign Minister Make Waves

Private telephone conversations between President Sisi and his Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry were aired on Mukameleen television; a Turkish based channel that has close ties with the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood of Egypt. Five separate conversations allegedly had the two officials Read more

Egypt: Sisi Sacks Chief Auditor after Controversial Report

The head of Egypt’s Central Auditing Authority (CAA) Hesham Geneina was sacked after a report by the independent body alleged mass corruption in Egyptian state institutions. His sacking was announced in a presidential decree aired on TV Monday evening, but Read more