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US officials said on Monday that Egypt and the United Arab Emirates were responsible for carrying out two series of air strikes in the past week on armed Islamist factions in Tripoli, Libya.

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Relations between Cairo and Tripoli went through bouts of political volatility at the beginning of ousted president Hosni Mubarak’s rule before improving and taking on a more conciliatory nature during the last two decades under Mubarak and Muammar Qaddafi. With the exception of Qaddafi’s 1977 attempted incursion on the border between the two countries, the Libyan state has not represented any real danger for Egypt up until the dictator’s death. With US reports of Egyptian airstrikes already taking place over Libya, and President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi denying Cairo’s involvement, the question remains over what Egypt can or should do to safeguard its borders.

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Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met early Monday with his Libyan, Algerian, and Tunisian counterparts for talks on the situation in Libya.

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Catch up on the latest out of Egypt every week, with analysis, news updates, photos, videos, and more.

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The National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) said in a statement Friday that remarks made in a recent report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) on the dispersal of the pro-Morsi Raba’a al-Adeweya and Nahda sit-ins last year violate the professional and ethical standards of research.

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Since the ouster of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Morsi from office in July 2013 by now-President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, extremist attacks on civilians, state institutions, and security personnel have increased within Egypt’s borders. While more than half of the attacks occurred in the Sinai Peninsula (56 percent of the total 599 reported in the press to date), increased attacks within urban centers suggest that extremist groups are shifting tactics. Whereas militants previously intended for these incidents to show Egyptians they meant to fight the injustices of the state, they now send the message that the Egyptian government cannot protect its civilians.

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An official from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah movement suggested Wednesday that Qatar torpedoed Egypt-led peace talks between Gaza and Israel, as negotiations ground to a halt by Wednesday.

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In the many Egyptian talk shows, known for their anti-Muslim Brotherhood rhetoric, shocking videos of Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) fighters are displayed on a near daily basis. The videos show a woman stoned to death after she was convicted of adultery, mass executions, beheadings, or even show people being thrown off a mountain cliff after they have been shot. 

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A US official on Tuesday hit back at Egypt after Cairo took a swipe at US authorities' handling of racially-motivated demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri, saying Washington would call on countries to deal with their problems as openly and honestly as it does.

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It was a familiar sight: the Grand Sheikh of al-Azhar, Ahmed al-Tayyeb, and the Coptic Pope, Tawadros II, side-by-side as General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced the ousting of Mohamed Morsi on July 3, 2013. Front seats were granted to the two grey-bearded clerics who had donned their customary robes for the occasion. Since the founding of the Republic of Egypt in 1952, the Church and al-Azhar have often joined efforts with the state authorities. This time another, pious actor befriended the triad: the-Salafist Nour Party. With Egypt then standing on the verge of entering a new adventure, the formation of this curious alliance suggested that religion as a political instrument would not perish.

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