Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan resume talks on Nile River dam

This is the first set of talks since Ethiopia's controversial July announcement that it had completed the first stage of filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.

Al-Monitor Staff | Water Issues | Aug 3, 2020
al-monitor A general view of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, near Guba in Ethiopia, on Dec. 26, 2019. Photo by EDUARDO SOTERAS/AFP via Getty Images.

Libya score-settling moves closer to Turkey’s borders

Turkey’s intervention in the Libyan war is driving its adversaries to retaliate beyond Libya in conflict zones along Turkey’s own borders.

Fehim Tastekin | | Aug 3, 2020

Egypt acquires Russian fighter jets despite US warning

Russian media outlets reported that a first batch of the Su-35 fighter jets are en route to Egypt as part of a 2018 deal over which Washington threatened Cairo with sanctions.

Hagar Hosny | | Aug 3, 2020

Qatari investments continued in Egypt despite political tensions

The Qatari Diar Company managed to open the St. Regis Hotel on the banks of the Nile River in Cairo, but the future of Qatari investments in the Egyptian market seems to be marred by tensions between the two countries.

Mohamed Saied | Economy and trade | Aug 2, 2020

Elon Musk tweets that aliens built the pyramids in Egypt

The theory that aliens built the marvels is not new.

Al-Monitor Staff | Cultural heritage | Jul 31, 2020