Britain is to establish its first permanent military base in the Middle East since it formally withdrew from the region in 1971. The base, at the Mina Salman Port in Bahrain, will host ships including destroyers and aircraft carriers. The UK said it was an “expansion of the Royal Navy’s footprint” and would “reinforce stability” […]
The Syrian opposition will demand “qualitative military support” at talks with major powers in Rome this week to help in its struggle to oust President Bashar al-Assad, a leading Assad opponent said on Wednesday. The announcement during an interview with Reuters came after the United States said it would increase aid to the opposition
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy is pushing forward with talks Saturday in an attempt to end a political crisis that threatens Egypt’s stability despite calls by the opposition to boycott the meeting.
The United States military has secretly sent a task force of more than 150 planners and other specialists to Jordan to help the armed forces there handle a flood of Syrian refugees, prepare for the possibility that Syria will lose control of its chemical weapons and be positioned should the turmoil in Syria expand into […]
The head of Egypt’s military took a tough line Sunday on the Muslim Brotherhood, warning that he won’t let the fundamentalist group dominate the country, only hours after U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton urged him to work with Egypt’s elected Islamist leaders.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has ended two days of talks with Egypt’s quarrelling civilian and military leaders, offering them U.S. assistance for the struggling Egyptian economy without publicly taking sides in their ongoing power struggle.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was Sunday holding talks with Egypt’s top military leaders, just hours after calling for them to help smooth the country’s full transition to democracy. The top US diplomat arrived in Egypt amid a
Egypt’s military council has said the decision to dissolve parliament must be upheld, after new President Mohammed Mursi ordered the assembly to reopen. The military closed parliament last month after a court ruling.
Egypt will release results from disputed presidential elections Sunday, the country’s top elections commission official said — an announcement that will put an end to nerve-wracking uncertainty about who is the official winner
Egyptian women’s rights activists have only bad options in the current power crisis. If the Islamists in parliament hold power, they could erase years of legal gains for women. But if the military has its way, a police state could re-emerge.