U.S. to deliver 10 Apache helicopters to Egypt - Pentagon

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.

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Russia, Egypt seal preliminary arms deal worth $3.5 billion - agency 17 Sep 2014

MOSCOW - Russia and Egypt have reached a preliminary deal for Cairo to buy arms worth $3.5 billion (£2.1 billion) from Moscow, Interfax news agency quoted the head of a Russian state arms agency as saying on Wednesday.


Egypt's military focus is at home, not on Islamic State - minister 16 Sep 2014

CAIRO - Egypt's foreign minister has suggested his country might not provide military assistance to the United States for its battle against the Islamic State militant group, saying the army was focused on the home front.

Six police dead in attack in Egypt's Sinai - interior ministry 16 Sep 2014

CAIRO - Six Egyptian policemen were killed on Tuesday when a roadside bomb exploded as they passed through a volatile part of northern Sinai in an armoured convoy, the interior ministry said.


Turkey would welcome Muslim Brotherhood figures who leave Qatar - Erdogan 16 Sep 2014

ISTANBUL - Turkey would welcome senior figures from Egypt's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood after they were asked to leave Qatar under pressure from other Gulf Arab states, Turkish media quoted President Tayyip Erdogan as saying late on Monday.


Egypt sentences Muslim Brotherhood leader Badie to life in jail 15 Sep 2014

CAIRO - Mohamed Badie, top leader of Egypt's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, was sentenced to life in jail along with 14 others on Monday on charges of murder and inciting violence during clashes near Cairo last year.