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Israel Urges Egypt to Bolster Border Security After Sinai Attack

Posted August 6th, 2012 at 5:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Egypt’s military says militants from the Gaza Strip were involved in Sunday’s attack that killed 16 Egyptian border guards and included an attempt to cross into Israel. The military and Egypt’s new president, Mohamed Mursi, have condemned the attack and vowed to assert more control over the border area and the Sinai peninsula. Israel says […]

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Israel Urges Egypt to Bolster Border Security After Sinai Attack

Posted August 6th, 2012 at 1:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Israel is calling on Egypt to step up security along their border after suspected Islamist militants killed 16 Egyptian soldiers in the Sinai region. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the region on Monday. He said the suspects were trying to enter Israel to carry out a major terror attack, but he said Israeli forces foiled […]

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Barak Hopes Israeli Border Attack Will Be ‘Wakeup Call’ for Egypt

Posted August 6th, 2012 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak says he hopes a deadly attack on Egyptian border guards Sunday near the Gaza Strip and Israel will serve as a “wakeup call” for Egypt to enhance its security in the Sinai peninsula. Gunmen killed 16 border guards then tried to cross the Israeli border in two stolen vehicles. The […]

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Islamist Gunmen Kill 16 Egyptian Border Guards, Infiltrate Israel

Posted August 5th, 2012 at 7:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Gunmen killed 16 Egyptian border guards Sunday at a checkpoint near the Gaza Strip and Israel, and then stole security vehicles and attempted to cross into Israel. Egyptian state media said Islamist militants from Gaza and the Sinai peninsula carried out the attack as the guards were breaking their Ramadan fast. The Israeli military said […]

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Egypt Swears in New Cabinet

Posted August 2nd, 2012 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has sworn in a new Cabinet, which includes key positions for holdovers from former President Hosni Mubarak’s era. The swearing-in ceremony for the 35-minister Cabinet took place on Thursday, about a month after Mr. Morsi’s inauguration. Some officials from the previous government retained key positions, including Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi […]

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Egypt Swearing In New Cabinet With Mubarak Holdovers

Posted August 2nd, 2012 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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Egyptian Prime Minister Hisham Qandil has defended his selections for the new 35-minister Cabinet, which includes key positions for holdovers from former President Hosni Mubarak’s era. The prime minister told a news conference Thursday he chose ministers based on competence. State-run television says he also called for unity and urged Egyptians to work together for […]

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Egypt’s Defense Minister Keeps Post in New Cabinet

Posted August 2nd, 2012 at 8:00 am (UTC-5)
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Egyptian Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi will keep his post as defense minister in the country’s first government since former President Hosni Mubarak’s resignation last year. Officials announced on Thursday that Tantawi would be part of the new Cabinet chosen by Prime Minister Hisham Qandil. Tantawi, a hold-over from the Mubarak era, also ruled the […]

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Egypt to Swear In New Cabinet

Posted August 2nd, 2012 at 5:20 am (UTC-5)
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Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is set to swear in the country’s new Cabinet on Thursday, forming Egypt’s first government since he succeeded ousted leader Hosni Mubarak. The Cabinet chosen by new Prime Minister Hisham Qandil includes the outgoing finance and foreign affairs ministers. Mr. Qandil himself served as irrigation minister in the outgoing military-backed government. […]

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Egypt’s Prime Minister Selects New Cabinet

Posted August 1st, 2012 at 8:45 am (UTC-5)
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Egypt’s prime minister has chosen a new Cabinet that includes the outgoing finance and foreign affairs ministers. Prime Minister Hisham Qandil met Wednesday with Foreign Minister Mohammed Kamel Amr and Finance Minister Mumtaz al-said, one day before he is to formally unveil his new government. The new prime minister is the outgoing irrigation minister and […]

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Egyptian President Names New Prime Minister

Posted July 24th, 2012 at 7:10 am (UTC-5)
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Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has named Water Resources and Irrigation Minister Hesham Kandil as the country’s new prime minister. State media said Tuesday President Morsi asked Mr. Kandil to form a new Cabinet. Mr. Kandil replaces former prime minister Kamal al Ganzouri, who resigned last month.

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