Egypt eyes more economic benefits after signing maritime demarcation deal with Greece

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi issued a presidential decree to ratify the historic agreement signed with Greece on the demarcation of maritime borders, which could help further boost Egypt’s ambition to become a major regional energy hub.

Salwa Samir | Maritime strategy | Oct 20, 2020
al-monitor Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz (R), Greece's Energy Minister Kostis Hatzidakis (2nd-R), Egyptian Minister of Petroleum Tarek el-Molla (2nd-L) and Cypriot Energy Minister Yiorgos Lakkotrypis (L) attend the East Mediterranean Gas Forum, in Cairo, Egypt, Jan. 16, 2020. Photo by KHALED DESOUKI/AFP via Getty Images.

France, Egypt join forces to reach settlement in Libya

Observers are optimistic about the new initiative launched by Paris and Cairo to solve the Libyan crisis.

Ahmed Gomaa | Libya conflict | Oct 20, 2020

Intel: Congress urges Egypt’s president to release political prisoners

More than 50 US members of the US Congress called for Egyptian journalists, lawyers and rights activists to be released in a letter addressed directly to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Al-Monitor Staff | Human rights | Oct 19, 2020

Iraq, Jordan, Egypt economic partnership gains momentum

The tripartite meeting between the foreign ministers of Egypt, Jordan and Iraq, and the ensuing agreements to boost cooperation raises questions about a nascent alliance that could confront Iran’s growing influence in the region.

Muhammed Magdy | | Oct 19, 2020

Are Egypt-Russia naval drills in Black Sea message to Ankara?

For the first time, the Egyptian navy holds joint exercises in the Black Sea with Russia, at a time of escalating tensions with Turkey.

Muhammed Magdy | | Oct 18, 2020