Archive for the ‘Egypt’ Category

Egypt Announces $35B Sale of Premium Mediterranean Area To UAE

Via Middle East Eye, a report on Egypt $35B deal with UAE to sell premium Mediterranean area, Ras el-Hekma, with the funds earmarked to alleviate Egypt’s economic crisis Egypt has agreed to a $35bn deal with the United Arab Emirates to develop the area of Ras el-Hekma on its northwestern coast, Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly announced on […]

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Ras Ghamila: Is Egypt About To Sell a Prime Red Sea Area To Saudi Arabia?

Via Middle East Eye, a look at how – after a $35bn deal with the UAE to develop Ras el-Hekma – Cairo seems close to agreeing a $15bn project with Riyadh to develop Ras Ghamila: Saudi Arabia is close to securing a $15bn deal with the Egyptian government to develop Ras Ghamila, a prime Red Sea tourist destination, […]

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Egypt’s Looming Crisis

Via National Interest, commentary on how foreign policy dilemmas in Gaza and Ethiopia combined with an acute financial crisis could mean instability for the Arab world’s most populous nation: Stability in the Middle East is vital to American interests. The region remains a crucial source of energy and is located at the crossroads of world […]

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Why Egypt Has the Most to Lose From Houthi Strikes on Merchant Ships

Courtesy of Foreign Policy, a look at why Egypt has the most to lose from Houthi strikes on merchant ships: Approximately 30 percent of global shipping-container traffic goes through the Red Sea—the body of water that is now the site of the United States’ latest military intervention, Operation Prosperity Guardian. The Biden administration is leading […]

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Has Egypt Sold its ‘Most Beautiful’ Beach Town to the UAE?

Via Middle East Eye, a report that Egypt’s Sisi government is working to finalize a $22bn sale of Ras el-Hikma to the UAE: Reports that investors from the United Arab Emirates will buy the Mediterranean town of Ras el-Hikma in northwestern Egypt have triggered a popular backlash in the country. Pro-government media in Egypt has been buzzing this week […]

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Coral Bridge: New Submarine Cable To Connect Egypt and Jordan

Via Arab News, a report on a new Egypt-Jordan submarine cable to power AI and data centers demands Artificial intelligence applications and data center demands are poised for a boost, thanks to a new submarine cable connecting Egypt and Jordan.  In the first collaboration of this kind in 25 years, the Coral Bridge submarine cable […]

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