Russia, Iran again promote alternative to Suez Canal

Russian FM Sergei Lavrov and Iranian FM Mohammad Javad Zarif arrive for a joint news conference at the Kremlin in Moscow, March 28, 2017. (AFP) April 27, 2021 The disruption of global traffic in the Suez Canal in late March after the giant container ship Ever Given went aground prompted Russia and Iran to mention, once [...]

By |April 27th, 2021|Egypt, Russia|

Iran looks to expand oil influence in Africa through new pipeline

Workers set up a natural gas pipeline at Iraq's border with Iran in Basra, southeast of Baghdad, April 12, 2016. (Reuters) By Simon Watkins March 25, 2021 Iraq remains the key cover through which Iran transports its oil to the rest of the world, as has been well-documented by, so the news last [...]

By |March 25th, 2021|Africa, Egypt, Middle East|

New Iran-based Al-Qaeda head ‘a potential asset to Tehran’

Saif Al-Adel (L), one of the most senior members of Al-Qaeda, has been tipped to take over from Ayman Zawahiri (R). (FBI/Wikimedia) By Christopher Hamill-Stewart February 26, 2021 A former general in the Egyptian military could be the new leader of Al-Qaeda, but his confinement in Iran and potential value as a pawn [...]

By |February 26th, 2021|Egypt, Middle East, North America, USA|

Egypt: Iranian nuclear issue should be linked to its regional interference

Iranian missiles are loaded into launch position via a newly unveiled ballistic missile launch system in footage shared on November 4, 2020. (IRAN)  January 16, 2021 Egypt believes that the Iranian nuclear issue is not the only problem with regard to Iran and its position in the region, according to Motaz Zahran, Cairo’s ambassador in [...]

By |January 16th, 2021|Egypt, Middle East|

Iraq trains in Egypt a US-sanctioned Iran-linked militia leader for army position

Cardboard cutouts of late Iran's IRGC commander Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis are seen during a memorial day of their killing in Baghdad, Iraq Febr 11, 2020. (Reuters) November 27, 2020 The Iraqi military is training a former member of an Iran-backed militia, who is under U.S. sanctions for [...]

By |November 27th, 2020|Egypt, Iraq, North America, USA|

Have Egyptian troops joined Iran-backed forces in Syria?

Egyptian soldiers in a military vehicle are seen in Sheikh Zuwaid city, Egypt, May 21, 2018. (REUTERS) By Rami Muhammad August 4, 2020 A military source has told IranWire that on July 30, the Egyptian army began deploying troops in the southern rural region near Idlib and across western Aleppo, despite denials from Egypt [...]

By |August 4th, 2020|Africa, Egypt|

Israel targets Iranian arms shipments through Sinai

Israeli Air Force F-16 fighter jets take part in a ceremony for newly graduated air force pilots at Hatzerim Air Base, June 28, 2010. (REUTERS) July 15, 2019 Israel’s military role in Sinai and the intensity of its security coordination with Egypt have come to the fore recently with the Israeli Air Force [...]

By |July 15th, 2019|Egypt, Israel|

The historical relationship between the Iranian theocracy and Muslim Brothers in Egypt

Hassan al-Banna the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt (left) and Ayatollah Khomeini the founder of the Islamic Republic in Iran (right). By Track Persia June 15, 2019 Senior Muslim Brothers have relatively been silent about the growing tension between the United States and Iran. They also seem to have refrained from [...]

By |June 15th, 2019|Egypt, Ideology|

US carrier to deter Iran passes through Suez Canal

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) transits the Arabian Sea, January 19, 2012. (US Navy) May 9, 2019 The US aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln, deployed by President Donald Trump’s administration to the Middle East as a warning to Iran, passed through Egypt’s Suez Canal on Thursday, the Suez Canal Authority [...]

By |May 9th, 2019|Egypt|

Iran reportedly shipping oil to Syria overland as Suez not accessible

A general view of the Suez Canal from Al Salam "Peace" bridge on the Ismalia desert road. (Reuters) April 17, 2019 Egypt has prevented oil tankers heading to Syria to pass through the Suez Canal in past six months, Al Saudia Al-Aan news outlet cited Syrian Prime Minister Imad Khamis as saying last [...]

By |April 17th, 2019|Egypt, Syria|