The United Arab Emirates and Egypt secretly bombed Islamist militia in Libya, apparently catching Washington off guard, as turmoil in the North African country deepened with the Islamists naming a rival premier. The US government said on Tuesday that the UAE and Egypt were behind last week's two deadly night raids on Islamist positions near Tripoli airport. "We do believe there were air strikes ...
Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan agreed to complete studies within six months on the impact of an Ethiopian hydropower dam on the main tributary of the Nile river after Egypt raised concern about water shortages.
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, U.S. The officials said the two Arab countries used aircraft based in Egypt. Egypt has denied conducting air strikes or other military operations in Libya.
Egypt Tuesday denied any "direct" role in air raids on Islamist positions in Libya, after US officials said the United Arab Emirates carried out the strikes from bases in Egypt. "We have no direct tie to any military operation in Libya," Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukri told journalists in Cairo. He added, however: "We help the Libyan armed forces by supplying their requirements for training."
LUXOR, Egypt (AP) — Two microbuses racing down a narrow rural road in near Egypt's ancient city of Luxor collided and plunged into a canal early on Tuesday, killing 18 passengers, including eight children and four women, local officials said.
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