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World - International
4/22/2024 10:55:17 AM
Global military expenditure saw its steepest increase in over a decade in 2023, reaching an all-time high of $2.4 trillion as wars and rising tensions fuelled spending across the world, researchers said Monday.

World - Region
4/20/2024 3:34:50 PM
US President Joe Biden can breathe a bit easier, at least for the moment, now that Israel and Iran appear to have stepped back from the brink of tipping the Middle East into all-out war.

Egypt - Foreign Affairs
4/20/2024 1:03:28 PM
Egypt's Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry discussed on Friday with his South African counterpart Naledi Pandor the latest regional developments amid rising tensions in the Middle East and the ongoing Israeli war on Gaza.

War on Gaza - War on Gaza
4/20/2024 10:18:32 AM
Hamas political leader Ismail Haniyeh will meet Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday with Middle East tensions at a high after Israel's reported attack on Iran and Gaza bracing for a new Israeli offensive.

World - Region
4/19/2024 12:55:57 PM
The leader of Iraq travelled to Michigan on Thursday following a sit-down with President Joe Biden to meet with the state's large Iraqi community and update them on escalating tensions in the Middle East following Iran’s weekend retaliatory aerial assault on Israel.

War on Gaza - War on Gaza
4/18/2024 9:31:06 PM
Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan stated on Wednesday that Hamas is open to disbanding its armed wing and continuing as a political party after recognizing a Palestinian State based on the 1967 borders, Middle East Eye reported.

Business - Economy
4/18/2024 8:55:57 PM
Egypt’s overall debt to GDP is expected to decline to 82.6 percent of GDP in 2025, from over 90 percent in 2024, and will continue to shrink under the country's loan program with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Director of the Middle East and Central Asia Department at the IMF, Jihad Azour, told Ahram Online.

Business - Economy
4/18/2024 6:51:07 PM
The war in Gaza, Red Sea shipping disruptions, and oil production cuts have exacerbated the high debt and the elevating borrowing cost issues in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, including Egypt, the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday.

War on Gaza - War on Gaza
4/18/2024 5:09:42 PM
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday painted a dark picture of the situation in the Middle East, warning that spiralling tensions over the war in Gaza and Iran's attack on Israel could devolve into a "full-scale regional conflict."

World - Region
4/18/2024 3:59:50 PM
Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi will visit Pakistan as scheduled next week despite increasing tension in the Middle East in the wake of Tehran's retaliatory aerial attack on Israel, Pakistan's foreign minister said Thursday.

Al-Ahram Weekly - World
4/18/2024 9:28:00 AM
Iran’s first ever direct attack on Israeli territory has changed the rules for all of the Middle East’s state and non-state actors.

Egypt - Foreign Affairs
4/17/2024 9:48:00 PM
Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said on Wednesday that there is an urgent need to protect the people of the region from dangerous threats, including those induced by the whims of warmongers, that shatter any hope for peace and stability in the Middle East.

Egypt - Foreign Affairs
4/17/2024 5:24:36 PM
President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi warned on Wednesday against the ongoing military escalation in the Middle East which threatens the security and stability of the entire region.

Egypt - Urban & Transport
4/16/2024 10:12:25 PM
Cairo International Airport picked up the slack as Iran’s missile and drone attack on Israel shut down airspaces across the Middle East, recording its highest-ever passenger traffic on Saturday, according to figures published by the Ministry of Civil Aviation said on Tuesday.

Egypt - Foreign Affairs
4/16/2024 9:28:00 PM
President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi met on Tuesday with Director of Russian Foreign Intelligence Sergei Naryshkin to discuss ways to stabilize the Middle East amid Israel’s war on Gaza, the Egyptian presidency said.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Special
4/16/2024 8:33:08 PM
The ongoing Israeli war on Gaza has put unprecedented pressure on the Egyptian-Israeli Peace Treaty and the process of which it is a part, writes Sobhi Essaila

Business - Markets & Companies
4/16/2024 6:50:21 PM
Oil prices have failed to soar even after major crude producer Iran attacked Israel with drones and missiles, risking wider conflict in the crude-rich Middle East.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Opinion
4/16/2024 4:04:44 PM
The whole world, and the Middle East in particular, must remain on tiptoe for the foreseeable future as the consequences of Iran’s unprecedented attack on Israel unfold. Launched on Saturday, the attack involved over 300 drones and cruise missiles, crossing a line rarely breached since Israel’s creation in 1948.

World - Region
4/16/2024 4:00:40 PM
Russian President Vladimir Putin warned that further escalation in the Middle East could have "catastrophic consequences," during a phone call with his Iranian counterpart Ebrahim Raisi, the Kremlin said Tuesday.

World - Region
4/16/2024 2:24:33 PM
Israel’s army chief said Monday that Tel Aviv will respond to Iran’s weekend retaliatory attack, but he did not elaborate on when and how as world leaders urged against retaliation, trying to avoid a widening of Israel's war on Gaza in the Middle East.

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