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Can Egypt keep Sinai?

By: Mohamed El-Menshawy Source: Ahram Online Before the US administration announced it would suspend most of its military aid to Cairo earlier this month because of deteriorating security, political and rights conditions in Egypt, US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel had assured his Egyptian counterpart General Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi that the US will continue assistance on issues that serve vital security goals of both countries, including fighting terrorism, non-proliferation of weapons, guarding borders and security in Sinai. Thus, suspended aid did not include assistance to secure Sinai and its borders. Washington believes Sinai is the cornerstone of the US vision of regional security in the...

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Egypt may install security cameras at tourist sites

By: Source: Egypt may install security cameras at tourist sites to deter militants from targeting visitors, the Interior Ministry spokesman said on Tuesday, Oct 8, just hours after suspected Islamists mounted another fatal attack on police, according to Reuters. “There’s a security plan in place in tourist areas that will maintain stability in these areas and there is complete coordination,” said the spokesman, Hany Abdel Latif. “We expected all these problems because we are in a war against terrorism,” he said without elaborating. Al Qaeda-inspired militants have targeted police and soldiers almost daily in the...

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Rafah crossing

Egypt partially reopens Gaza border

By: PanARMENIAN.Net Source: PanARMENIAN.Net Egypt partially reopened its border crossing with the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, Sept 18, a week after it was closed in response to a deadly attack on an Egyptian military headquarters near the frontier, according to Reuters. Witnesses said two buses took 100 passengers into Egypt through the Rafah crossing, the main window to the world for the Gaza Strip’s 1.7 million Palestinians. Hundreds of other people waited outside the gates for a chance to enter Egypt. Officials of the Palestinian Authority, the West Bank-based rival of Gaza’s Hamas Islamist rulers, said Cairo agreed to open the crossing for four hours on Wednesday and Thursday...

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