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Russia to propose military deal to Egypt

Russia is due to offer a range of weapons and military equipment to the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi during his current visit to the country’s coastal city of Sochi, the president’s aide, Yury Ushakov,…


Saudi Arabia’s oil weapon doesn’t work

Saudi Arabia is unlikely to employ its so-called “oil weapon” in the diplomatic crisis over the disappearance of a journalist after visiting the country’s consulate in Istanbul. Experience from the last time Saudi Arabia tried…



Russia signs ‘comprehensive partnership’ deal with Egypt

Russian President Vladimir Putin has issued a decree to sign “a comprehensive partnership and strategic cooperation agreement at the highest level” with Egypt, Russia’s Sputnik reported yesterday. Putin’s announcement coincided with the beginning of Egyptian President Abdel…