Egypt offers military training to Libya, cites Islamic State threat

CAIRO - Egypt has offered to train pro-government forces battling rival armed groups in Libya, stepping up efforts to eradicate what it says is a threat to its own stability from the anarchy engulfing its neighbour.

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From jubilation in Tahrir, Egypt returns to Mubarak-era politics 26 Sep 2014

CAIRO - In a dusty courtyard in Egypt's Nile Delta, men gather to ask for favours at the home of retired police general Sayyed Azb.


Egypt blasts Turkish leader Erdogan after U.N. speech 25 Sep 2014

CAIRO - Egypt has accused Turkish leader Tayyip Erdogan of supporting terrorists and seeking to provoke mayhem in the Middle East after he questioned the legitimacy of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in a speech at the UN General Assembly.

Egyptian-mediated Gaza talks to resume in late October 23 Sep 2014

CAIRO - Israel and the Palestinians agreed on Tuesday to resume talks late next month on cementing a Gaza ceasefire, allowing time for Palestinian factions to resolve internal differences which could threaten the Egyptian-mediated negotiations.


Islamic State urges more attacks on Egyptian security forces 22 Sep 2014

CAIRO - Islamic State urged insurgents in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Monday to press ahead with attacks against Egyptian security forces and beheadings, a call likely to deepen concern over ties between the militant groups.


U.S. to deliver 10 Apache helicopters to Egypt - Pentagon 21 Sep 2014

WASHINGTON - U.S. Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke with Egyptian Defence Minister Colonel General Sedki Sobhy on Saturday to confirm the United States plans to deliver 10 Apache helicopters to Egypt to support Cairo's counter-terrorism efforts, the Pentagon said.