37 Egyptian Women Graduate from USAID-Sponsored MBA Programs

July 26, 2018 Cairo – Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) celebrated the graduation of 37 women from all over Egypt who received USAID scholarships to earn Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) degrees at premier universities in the United States. “These graduates join hundreds of USAID scholarship recipients who are making a difference ...
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United States Commits to $45 Million in Bilateral Assistance for Egypt

July 25, 2018 Cairo – Egypt and the United States signed five bilateral assistance agreement amendments this week worth $45 million that demonstrate continued support from the American people for joint U.S.-Egypt priorities in health, education, governance, and agriculture.  The agreements are aligned with the Government of Egypt’s economic reforms, Sustainable Development Plan 2030, and ...
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USAID Inaugurates Career Centers in Upper Egypt Universities

  July 16, 2018 USAID Inaugurates Career Centers in Upper Egypt Universities Cairo – The U.S. government, in partnership with the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and the American University in Cairo (AUC), celebrated the launch of career development centers at universities in Minya and Beni Suef this week. “These centers will help ...
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Joint Statement on Welcoming Libyan National Oil Corporation Resuming Production

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC July 12, 2018 The text of the following statement on Libya was released by the Governments of the United States of America, France, Italy, and the United Kingdom. Begin Text: The Governments of France, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States, recalling their statement of 27 ...
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July 4 Celebration Remarks by U.S. Embassy Cairo’s Chargé d’Affaires Thomas Goldberger

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U.S., Egyptian Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agencies Share Knowledge

  July 3, 2018 ALEXANDRIA – Experts from the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)/Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) met with Egyptian counterparts in Alexandria last week to exchange knowledge and explore best practices in combating fraudulent document proliferation. HSI experts showcased for the first time in Egypt the Forensic Laboratory (FL) archive, which is ...
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Egypt 2018 Trafficking in Persons Report 

Egypt OFFICE TO MONITOR AND COMBAT TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS 2018 Trafficking in Persons Report Tier 2 EGYPT: Tier 2 The Government of Egypt does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking; however, it is making significant efforts to do so. The government demonstrated increasing efforts compared to the previous reporting period; therefore Egypt remained on Tier ...
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Readout of Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt’s Meeting with the President of Egypt

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United States Commemorates World Refugee Day

  Press Statement Mike Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC June 20, 2018 On World Refugee Day, we join the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and our international partners in commemorating the strength, courage, and resilience of millions of refugees worldwide who have been forced to flee their homes due to persecution and conflict. ...
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Joint Statement of President Trump of the United States and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea at the Singapore Summit

  President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) held a first, historic summit in Singapore on June 12, 2018. President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un conducted a comprehensive, in-depth, and sincere exchange of ...
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LGBTI Pride Month

Press Statement Mike Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC June 1, 2018 The United States joins people around the world in celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) Pride Month, and reaffirms its commitment to protecting and defending the human rights of all, including LGBTI persons. In many parts of the world, LGBTI individuals ...
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EGYPT 2017 INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM REPORT

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor International Religious Freedom Report for 2017 Egypt   Executive Summary The constitution describes freedom of belief as “absolute” and specifies Islam as the state religion. It also enshrines the principles of sharia as the primary source of legislation, which local lawyers stated creates potential legal ambiguities with regard to the freedom of belief guaranteed in the ...
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READOUT OF VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE’S CALL WITH PRESIDENT OF EGYPT ABDEL FATTAH AL SISI

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Treasury Targets Iranian Individuals Providing Ballistic Missile Support to Yemen’s Huthis

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INA Hosts First Visit for the Chairman General of the Egyptian General Authority for Land and Dry Ports during a Visit CBP Facilities in the U.S.

    From April 29 to May 4, 2018, the highest ranking official from the Egyptian General Authority for Land and Dry Ports (GALDP), Chairman Foad Elsayed Osman, accompanied the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Attaché to Egypt, during a CBP IVP visit to the United States. The visit was conducted in close coordination with ...
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Presidential Message on Ramadan

  THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary Presidential Message on Ramadan   With the rising of tonight’s moon, I send my greetings and best wishes to all Muslims observing Ramadan in the United States and around the world.   During the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims commemorate the revelation of the Quran to ...
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USAID and Ministry of Health and Population Launch Family Planning Program

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Meeting Between Special Rep Greenblatt and EGIS

May 11, 2018 Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt met on May 10 with General Abbas Kamal, Chief of the Egyptian Intelligence Service of the Arab Republic of Egypt.  The two officials discussed increasing cooperation between the United States and Egypt and the urgent need to bring humanitarian relief to Gaza. ###
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World Press Freedom Day

  Press Statement Mike Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC May 3, 2018 On the 25th anniversary of World Press Freedom Day, we renew our commitment to promoting and protecting a free press, which is an essential pillar of democracy. The United States values freedom of the press as a key component of democratic governance. ...
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SECRETARY MIKE POMPEO

    Mike Pompeo was sworn in as Secretary of State on April 26, 2018.  He previously served as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from January 2017 to April 2018.   Prior to joining the Trump Administration, Mr. Pompeo was serving in his fourth term as congressman from Kansas’ 4th District. He served on ...
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U.S. Embassy Brings Egyptians and Americans Together to Celebrate 2018 Earth Day

      CAIRO – The U.S. Embassy in Cairo celebrated Earth Day 2018 on April 22 by bringing together interested Egyptians and Americans at the American Center at the Maadi Public Library for an environmental “Teach-In.”  The event featured a film showing and panel discussion, with the purpose of raising awareness of today’s environmental ...
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Remarks on the Release of the 2017 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

John J. Sullivan Acting Secretary of State Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Press Briefing Room Washington, DC April 20, 2018 MS NAUERT: Good afternoon, everyone. Thank you so much for coming, especially on a Friday. Today the State Department released the  2017 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices . Promoting freedom – promoting and defending human rights and fundamental freedoms are central to who we ...
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Statement by Heather Nauert – Holding Russia Accountable for Chemical Weapons Use in Salisbury, UK

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Statement by Heather Nauert, Spokesperson April 18, 2018   Today, the UN Security Council and the Executive Council of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) met to discuss the OPCW’s recent findings related to the March 4 use of a military-grade ...
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Statement by Heather Nauert, Spokesperson on the Chemical Attack in Douma

  STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON April 7, 2018 On the Chemical Attack in Douma We continue to closely follow disturbing reports April 7 regarding another alleged chemical weapons attack, this time targeting a hospital in Douma, Syria. Reports from a number of contacts and medical personnel on the ground indicate a potentially high number ...
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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi of Egypt

April 2, 2018 President Donald J. Trump spoke today with President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi of Egypt. President Trump congratulated President Al Sisi on his reelection. The two leaders affirmed the strategic partnership between the United States and Egypt, and noted that they look forward to advancing this partnership and addressing common challenges.
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Secretary Tillerson Press Availability With Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry

Press Availability Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Cairo, Egypt February 12, 2018 FOREIGN MINISTER SHOUKRY: (In Arabic.) SECRETARY TILLERSON: Well, I’m delighted to be in Cairo, my first trip to Egypt as Secretary of State, and to really have very comprehensive discussions about this almost one-half-century relationship between the U.S. and Egypt and our commitment to ...
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Secretary Tillerson to Travel to Amman, Ankara, Beirut, Cairo, and Kuwait City

For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON February 8, 2018 Secretary Tillerson to Travel to Amman, Ankara, Beirut, Cairo, and Kuwait City U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Amman, Jordan; Ankara, Turkey; Beirut, Lebanon; Cairo, Egypt; and Kuwait City, Kuwait, February 11–16. In Jordan, the Secretary will meet with His Majesty ...
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Telephonic Press Briefing with U.S. CENTCOM Commander General Joseph Votel

01-31-2018 Moderator: Greetings to everyone from the US Department of State’s Dubai Regional Media Hub. I would like to welcome all of our callers who have dialed in from across the Arab world. Today, we are joined by the commander of the United States Central Command, General Joseph Votel. The United States Central Command’s area ...
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Secretary Tillerson Designates HASM & Liwa Al-Thawra as Specially Designated Global Terrorists

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC January 31, 2018 The Department of State has designated Ismail Haniyeh, Harakat al-Sabireen, Liwa al Thawra, and Harakat Sawa’d Misr (HASM) as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs) under Section 1(b) of Executive Order (E.O.) 13224. In announcing these designations, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson emphasized that “these ...
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Services at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo during the U.S. government lapse in appropriations

Consular Services: At this time, scheduled passport and visa services at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo will continue during the lapse in appropriations as the situation permits.  Please check our social media accounts, our website or travel.state.gov for any further information. The American Center Cairo (ACC): The American Center at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo is ...
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U.S. and Egypt Hold Military Cooperation Committee Meeting

January 10, 2017 CAIRO – Assistant Secretary of Defense (ASD) for International Security Affairs Robert Karem joined Air Marshal Younis al Masri, Chief of the Egyptian Air Force, in cohosting the Military Cooperation Committee (MCC) meeting on January 8-9.  The MCC, which meets annually, is the premier bilateral forum for planning and coordinating security cooperation strategy between the ...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence to Travel to Egypt, Jordan, and Israel

January 8, 2018 WASHINGTON, DC – Vice President Mike Pence will travel to the Middle East later this month on behalf of President Donald Trump. The Vice President will visit Egypt, Jordan, and Israel January 19-23, 2018. The Vice President will address the shared need to combat terrorism and assist persecuted religious minorities. The Vice ...
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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi of Egypt

STATEMENTS & RELEASES Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi of Egypt FOREIGN POLICY Issued on: December 29, 2017 President Donald J. Trump spoke today with President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi of Egypt to offer condolences to the people of Egypt after the attack on worshippers and security forces ...
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USAID and Ministry of Health Launch Nationwide Community Health Worker Strategy

December 27, 2017 CAIRO – Today, USAID/Egypt and representatives from the Ministry of Health and Population celebrated the launch of a new nationwide Community Health Worker Strategy that will help Egyptians gain greater access to health information and advice. “Community Health Workers serve as a vital connection between the people and the health system,” said USAID/Egypt ...
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U.S. FBI and Egyptian ACA Cooperate to Fight Corruption

December 26, 2017 CAIRO – The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Egyptian Administrative Control Authority (ACA) to facilitate ongoing cooperation between the two agencies.  The MOU between the two agencies, both responsible for investigating government corruption, was signed during a visit to Cairo by a delegation ...
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President Donald J. Trump Announces a National Security Strategy to Advance America’s Interests

“Our government’s first duty is to its people, to our citizens — to serve their needs, to ensure their safety, to preserve their rights, and to defend their values.” President Donald J. Trump A NEW NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY FOR A NEW ERA: Less than a year after taking office, President Donald J. Trump is unveiling ...
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President Donald J. Trump’s Proclamation on Jerusalem as the Capital of the State of Israel

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release December 06, 2017 President Donald J. Trump’s Proclamation on Jerusalem as the Capital of the State of Israel “My announcement today marks the beginning of a new approach to the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.” – President Donald J. Trump RECOGNIZING JERUSALEM: President ...
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Worldwide Caution (December 6, 2017)

December 6, 2017 As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad. This replaces the Worldwide ...
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Secretary’s Remarks: On the Latest D.P.R.K. Missile Launch

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC November 28, 2017   The United States strongly condemns North Korea’s launch of what is likely an intercontinental ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan, indiscriminately threatening its neighbors, the region and global stability. The D.P.R.K.’s relentless pursuit of nuclear weapons and the means to ...
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U.S. Embassy Condemns Cowardly Attack on Mosque in North Sinai

November 24, 2017   Cairo – Today’s terrorist attack on worshippers attending Friday prayers at a mosque in Arish was an unconscionable act of cowardice and hate.  The Embassy extends heartfelt condolences to the families of those who were killed and we wish a speedy recovery to those injured.  As Egypt battles the scourge of terrorism, the ...
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International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC November 22, 2017 In observance of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (IDEVAW) on November 25 and the accompanying 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, the United States reaffirms its commitment to defending the rights of women and girls to ...
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Entrepreneurs and Investors Selected for the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit

November 18, 2017   The United States and India are proud to announce the selection of the 1,500 individuals who will participate in the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit, which will be co-hosted by the United States and India in Hyderabad, India, November 28-30.   Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump will lead the U.S. contingent ...
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U.S. Embassy Helps Egyptians Hone Skills During Global Entrepreneurship Week

November 13, 2017  One week each November, thousands of events and competitions around the world inspire millions to engage in entrepreneurial activity as they connect with potential collaborators, mentors, and investors during Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW). Dozens of world leaders and a network of more than 15,000 partner organizations, including the U.S. government, support this ...
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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with King Salman of Saudi Arabia

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 5, 2017 Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with King Salman of Saudi Arabia  President Donald J. Trump spoke yesterday with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia.  King Salman expressed his condolences for the recent terrorist attack in New ...
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USAID Supports Aspiring Social Entrepreneurs at “Minyathon” Minya Startup Weekend

October 26, 2017 Minya – As part of the commitment of the United States to work with the public and private sector to strengthen Egypt’s economy and provide job opportunities for youth, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is co-sponsoring a “Startup Weekend” in Minya, on October 26-28.  The “Minyathon” will bring together ...
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Ongoing U.S. Humanitarian Assistance in Response to the Rakhine State Crisis, Burma

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC October 22, 2017 Ongoing U.S. Humanitarian Assistance in Response to the Rakhine State Crisis, Burma The U.S. government has provided nearly $40 million in life-saving emergency assistance in direct response to the Rakhine State crisis since August 25.  This brings the total U.S. ...
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U.S. State Dept. Spokesperson on Terrorist Attack Against Egyptian Security Forces

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON October 21, 2017 Terrorist Attack Against Egyptian Security Forces The United States strongly condemns the terrorist attack against Egyptian security forces near the Bahariya Oasis yesterday, which killed dozens of Egyptian personnel and wounded many others.  We offer our ...
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US Embassy Condemns Killing of Egyptian Police and Security Personnel

October 21, 2017 “The October 20 terrorist attack on Egyptian police and security personnel was an inhumane crime. The Embassy offers heartfelt condolences to the bereaved and we wish a quick recovery to those injured.  As Egyptian police and security personnel continue to put themselves in harm’s way to protect their country, we reaffirm the ...
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Secretary Tillerson on Raqqa’s Liberation from ISIS

For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY TILLERSON October 20, 2017 Raqqa’s Liberation from ISIS We congratulate the Syrian people and the Syrian Democratic Forces, including the Syrian Arab Coalition, on the liberation of Raqqa. The United States is proud to lead the 73-member Global Coalition that supported this effort, which has seen ISIS’s so-called caliphate ...
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Statement by Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt on Hamas-Fatah Reconciliation Efforts

Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: October 19, 2017 Press Office: [Phone +972-2-622-6908] Email: ConGenPress@state.gov https://jru.usconsulate.gov All parties agree that it is essential that the Palestinian Authority be able to assume full, genuine, and unhindered civil and security responsibilities in Gaza and that we work together to improve the humanitarian ...
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U.S. Embassy Condemns Sinai Attacks on Armed Forces, Police, and Civilians

Cairo – The U.S. Embassy in Cairo deplores the recent terrorist attacks on security forces, police, and civilians, including Christian Egyptians, in the Sinai Peninsula and elsewhere in Egypt.  These attacks once again demonstrate the depravity of the terrorists, in stark contrast to officers and civilians who are giving their lives to serve and protect fellow ...
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New Entry Period for Diversity Visa Program DV-2019

Due to technical issues, the registration period for DV-2019 is being restarted, and all entries made prior to October 18, 2017, will need to be resubmitted for the entrant to be considered. We regret the inconvenience to Diversity Visa entrants. In order to ensure fairness and protect the integrity of the process for all those ...
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Remarks by President Trump on Iran Strategy

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release October 13, 2017 Diplomatic Reception Room 12:53 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. My fellow Americans: As President of the United States, my highest obligation is to ensure the safety and security of the American people. History has shown that the longer ...
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Treasury Designates the IRGC under Terrorism Authority and Targets IRGC and Military Supporters under Counter-Proliferation Authority

10/13/2017 WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) pursuant to the global terrorism Executive Order (E.O.) 13224 and consistent with the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act.  OFAC designated the IRGC today for its activities in support of the IRGC-Qods Force ...
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Rewards for Justice – Reward Offer for Information on Hizballah Key Leaders Talal Hamiyah and Fu’ad Shukr

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC October 10, 2017 The U.S. Department of State’s Rewards for Justice Program is offering rewards for information leading to the location, arrest, or conviction in any country of two key leaders of the Lebanon-based terrorist group Hizballah. The Department is offering a reward of up to $7 ...
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Secretary Tillerson on Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government’s Referendum

The United States does not recognize the Kurdistan Regional Government’s unilateral referendum held on Monday. The vote and the results lack legitimacy and we continue to support a united, federal, democratic and prosperous Iraq. We remain concerned about the potential negative consequences of this unilateral step. Prior to the vote, we worked with both the ...
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United States Commits to Over $100 Million in Bilateral Assistance for Egypt

September 27, 2017 CAIRO – Egypt and the United States signed new bilateral assistance agreements and amendments this week worth over $100 million that support the Government of Egypt’s economic reforms, Sustainable Development Plan 2030, and private sector led growth and job creation.  These agreements demonstrate ongoing support from the American people for joint U.S.-Egypt ...
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Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government’s Referendum

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON September 25, 2017 The United States is deeply disappointed that the Kurdistan Regional Government decided to conduct today a unilateral referendum on independence, including in areas outside of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region.  The United States’ historic relationship with the ...
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USTDA Acting Director Visits Egypt to Support Economic Development, U.S. Industry Engagement

September 24, 2017 CAIRO – Acting Director of the U.S. Trade and Development Agency Thomas R. Hardy visited Egypt on September 23 and 24 in order to strengthen the agency’s support for U.S. commercial engagement in Egypt’s infrastructure development. During the visit, Acting Director Hardy signed a grant with Egyptian energy and electric cable corporation ...
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The United States and Egypt celebrate completion of Ancient Memphis Walking Circuit

September 24, 2017 Cairo –Chargé d’Affaires Thomas Goldberger of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and Minister of Antiquities Dr. Khaled El Enany celebrated on September 23 the completion of the Ancient Memphis Walking Circuit in Mit Rahina. The walking circuit connects eight archaeological sites in the center of Egypt’s first capital city of the Pharaonic ...
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Joint Statement from the Ministerial Discussion on Syria

For Immediate Release  MEDIA NOTE September 21, 2017 Ministers of Canada, Denmark, Egypt, European Union, France, Germany, Italy, Jordan, Netherlands, Norway, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States met September 18 to discuss Syria and related issues. They agreed on the following points, which will guide their ...
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Statement By Secretary Tillerson

September 14, 2017 North Korea’s Missile Launch North Korea’s provocative missile launch represents the second time the people of Japan, a treaty ally of the United States, have been directly threatened in recent weeks. These continued provocations only deepen North Korea’s diplomatic and economic isolation. United Nations Security Council resolutions, including the most recent unanimous ...
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American Theater Comes to Cairo via “Theater Mitu”

September 14, 2017  Cairo – In partnership with the Egyptian Ministry of Culture, the U.S. Embassy in Cairo is excited to bring New York based company Theater Mitu to the upcoming Cairo International Festival of Contemporary and Experimental Theatre (CifCet).  Theater Mitu will be performing on the 27th and 28thof September at 8:00 PM at the El Hanager ...
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U.S., Egypt conduct joint CPX during Bright Star 2017

MOHAMED NAGUIB MILITARY BASE, EGYPT September 11, 2017 Story by Staff Sgt. Michael Battles U.S. Air Forces Central Command Public Affairs  MOHAMED NAGUIB MILITARY BASE, Egypt – U.S. and Egyptian service members are conducting a joint command-post exercise as part of bilateral exercise Bright Star 2017, Sept. 10 – 20, at Mohamed Naguib Military Base, ...
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U.S., Egypt kick off Exercise Bright Star 2017

MOHAMED NAGUIB MILITARY BASE, EGYPT September 10, 2017 Story by Staff Sgt. Michael Battles U.S. Air Forces Central Command Public Affairs MOHAMED NAGUIB MILITARY BASE, Egypt — More than 200 U.S. service members are participating alongside the Egyptian armed forces for the bilateral U.S. Central Command Exercise Bright Star 2017, Sept. 10 – 20, 2017 ...
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Egypt and U.S. Inaugurate Newly Refurbished and Modernized Citizen Service Centers in Beheira

August 29, 2017  Beheira – U.S. and Egyptian government officials inaugurated newly refurbished and modernized Citizen Service Centers in Abu Hummos, Kafr El Dawar, and Damanhour.  These one-stop shops for government services were upgraded through cooperation between the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Beheira Governorate, and the Ministry of Planning, Monitoring and Administrative Reform. ...
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U.S. Embassy Cairo Proud to Partner with El Gouna Film Festival

August 27, 2017 Cairo –The U.S. Embassy in Cairo is pleased to announce that the premier American film diplomacy program, American Film Showcase, will partner with the El Gouna Film Festival to host workshops and mentoring sessions with two prominent American filmmakers.  Screenwriter and director Richard Tanne, and producer and screenwriter Jeff Stockwell, will participate ...
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Readout of Jared Kushner, Jason Greenblatt, Dina Powell and Tim Lenderking’s Meeting with President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi of Egypt

On August 23, 2017, Senior Advisor to the President Jared Kushner, Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategy Dina Powell, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Arabian Gulf Affairs Tim Lenderking met with President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi of Egypt and his senior advisors.  The two sides affirmed their ...
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USAID and Ministry of Education and Technical Education link Egyptian technical school students to jobs

August 17, 2017   Luxor – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Egypt’s Ministry of Education and Technical Education (MOETE) brought together in Luxor this week 600 Egyptian technical school teachers and administrators from 28 schools to highlight the Workforce Improvement and Skills Enhancement (WISE) project’s efforts to link Egyptian students with the ...
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U.S., Egypt Announce Success of Public Service Project

August 14, 2017 Cairo – Egyptian and U.S. government officials announced the successful completion of a project to improve efficiency and responsiveness of public services in Egypt.  The Effective Planning and Services project was implemented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in coordination with Egypt’s Ministry of Planning, Ministry of Local Development, and the ...
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Statement by U.S. Embassy Libya

The United States is fully committed to working with all Libyans to help advance stabilization and resolve the conflict in Libya.  The United States engages a wide range of Libyan political and security figures.  Ambassador Bodde meets regularly with Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, including in Tunis on August 7, 2017.  Ambassador Bodde has also met ...
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Update: Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS

Brett McGurk Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition To Counter ISIS, Office of the Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition To Counter ISIS Press Briefing Room Washington, DC August 4, 2017 MS NAUERT: Hi, everybody. How are you all doing today? Good to see you — QUESTION: Tired. MS NAUERT: Good to see you back. I know, it’s ...
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FACT SHEET: Strengthening Sanctions on North Korea

UNITED STATES MISSION TO THE UNITED NATIONS Office of Press and Public Diplomacy FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 5, 2017 FACT SHEET: Resolution 2371 (2017) Strengthening Sanctions on North Korea Resolution 2371 (2017), adopted unanimously by the United Nations Security Council on August 5, 2017, strengthens UN sanctions on North Korea in response to its two ...
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European Court of Justice’s Decision on Hamas

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release MEDIA NOTE July 27, 2017 European Court of Justice’s Decision on Hamas The United States welcomes the July 26 decision by the European Court of Justice to retain the European Union’s proscription of Hamas as a terrorist organization.  Hamas, a U.S. Department of State-designated ...
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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi of Egypt

July 5, 2017 President Donald J. Trump spoke today aboard Air Force One with President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi of Egypt to address the ongoing dispute between Qatar and its Arab neighbors.  President Trump called on all parties to negotiate constructively to resolve the dispute, and he reiterated the need for all countries to follow ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Goldberger’s remarks as the U.S. Embassy in Cairo celebrates Independence Day

It’s a pleasure for Eden and me to welcome you to the Embassy tonight to help us celebrate American Independence. Americans love the Fourth of July. It’s a chance for our country to come together to celebrate our independence, our freedom, our tolerance, and the remarkable achievements of our diverse society and its contributions to ...
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Statement by Secretary Tillerson

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC July 4, 2017 The United States strongly condemns North Korea’s launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile. Testing an ICBM represents a new escalation of the threat to the United States, our allies and partners, the region, and the world. Global action is required to stop ...
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson On the Middle East

June 9, 2017 Treaty Room Washington, D.C. SECRETARY TILLERSON:  Good afternoon, and I thank all of you for your patience. I know you’ve been waiting a little while. Three weeks ago, the President joined members of the Gulf Cooperation Council in a strong show of partnership, repudiation of extremism, and a plan to defeat terrorism ...
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Statement by Secretary Tillerson: 2017 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Intersex Pride Month

In recognition of LGBTI Month, the Department of State affirms its solidarity with the human rights defenders and civil society organizations working around the world to uphold the fundamental freedoms of LGBTI persons to live with dignity and freedom. We also recognize that LGBTI persons continue to face the threat of violence and discrimination. Violence ...
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U.S. State Department Statement on Attacks in Egypt

Press Statement Mark C. Toner Acting Spokesperson Washington, DC April 9, 2017 The United States condemns in the strongest terms the barbaric attacks on Christian places of worship in Tanta and Alexandria that killed dozens of innocent people and injured many more on this holy day of Palm Sunday. We express our condolences to the families ...
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Ambassador Haley on U.S. Airstrikes in Syria

UNITED STATES MISSION TO THE UNITED NATIONS Office of Press and Public Diplomacy FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 7, 2017 Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, addressed the UN Security Council at an emergency meeting on Syria. Insisting the meeting be held publicly< http://state.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=c68ef31665160e561b585ba61&id=c15354e341&e=0d33fc7eb1 >, Ambassador Haley made clear to Syria and its ...
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Statement by President Trump on Syria

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release April 6, 2017 Mar-a-Lago, Florida 9:40 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: My fellow Americans: On Tuesday, Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad launched a horrible chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians. Using a deadly nerve agent, Assad choked out the lives of helpless men, women, and ...
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Secretary Tillerson on Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC April 4, 2017 The United States strongly condemns the chemical weapons attack in Idlib province, the third allegation of the use of such weapons in the past month alone. There are reports of dozens dead, including many children. While we continue to monitor the terrible ...
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Readout of Secretary Mattis’s Meeting With President Al-Sisi

April 5, 2017 Pentagon Spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis provided the following readout: Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis met President Abdul Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt at the Pentagon today. Secretary Mattis recognized Egypt’s importance to the stability of the Middle East, as well as Egypt’s ongoing fight to counter terrorism and protect Egypt’s borders. The two ...
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Paul Ryan Statement on Meeting with Egyptian President Al-Sisi

April 4, 2017 WASHINGTON—House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) issued the following statement after hosting a bipartisan meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi: “After visiting with President al-Sisi in Cairo last year, I enjoyed the opportunity to host him at the Capitol this afternoon. The strategic partnership between the United States and Egypt is essential to ...
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Royce Statement on Meeting with Egyptian President Al-Sisi

April 4, 2017 Washington, D.C. – House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) released the following statement after meeting with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt: “Egypt plays a key role in a turbulent region by helping promote stability in the Gaza Strip and elsewhere. Especially in the aftermath of the Arab Spring, the country faces ...
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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Meeting with President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi of Egypt

April 03, 2017 President Donald J. Trump today welcomed President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi of Egypt to the White House to continue efforts to strengthen the United States-Egypt strategic partnership and to mark a new day in the relationship between the countries. The United States and Egypt stand fully committed to addressing critical bilateral and ...
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Important Announcement: Executive Order on Visas

FEBRUARY 4, 2017 An order issued by a U.S. District court in the state of Washington  on February 3 bars the U.S. government from enforcing certain provisions of Executive Order 13769, “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals,” including those related to visas and travel for nationals of Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, ...
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The TechGirls program (Application Deadline: March 13, 2017)

Description: The TechGirls program is an educational exchange initiative that promotes the high-level study of applied technology for teenage girls from the Middle East and North Africa. The three-to-four week exchange program in the United States will take place tentatively in July 11-August 3, 2017 provides for travel for approximately 27 participants.participants will be high ...
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Frequently Asked Questions on Executive Order: “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals”

A new U.S. Presidential Executive Order temporarily suspends the entry of nationals from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen into the United States.  As of January 27, 2017, nationals of these seven countries will not be permitted to enter the United States or be issued an immigrant or nonimmigrant visa for 90 days. ...
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John Kirby on the Attack at St Mark’s Cathedral in Cairo

Press Setatement John Kirby Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson, Bureau of Public Affairs Washington, DC December 11, 2016 The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms the terrorist attack today on Christian worshippers outside St Mark’s Cathedral in Cairo that has killed more than 25 people and injured dozens more. Secretary Kerry spoke this ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

A bomb exploded this morning inside the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Cairo’s Abbassiya District. U.S. Citizens should avoid that area for the remainder of today, Sunday, December 11, 2016. The Embassy < https://eg.usembassy.gov/ > reminds U.S. citizens to review their personal security plans and remain alert to their surroundings at all times in Egypt. For the ...
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Senior Advisor Leads Delegation to Promote U.S.-Egypt Economic Ties

CAIRO – Leading a major business delegation consisting of representatives of more than 50 U.S. companies, Ambassador David Thorne, Senior Advisor to Secretary of State John Kerry, arrived in Cairo today to further strengthen economic relations between the United States and Egypt. Jointly organized by the U.S. and Egyptian American Chambers of Commerce and Business ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

U.S. Embassy Cairo The U.S. Embassy strongly advises U.S. citizens to avoid large gatherings and public spaces such as concert halls, movie theaters, museums, shopping malls, and sports venues in Cairo through Sunday, October 9, due to potential security concerns. U.S. citizens should be aware of their surroundings and practice good security precautions at all ...
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Absentee Voting Week is September 26-October 3

Be an Active Voter by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2016 U.S. elections and participating in Absentee Voting Week! In many states, the voter registration deadline for the November 2016 elections is October 10. For some voters this might mean their paper voter registration and absentee ballot request must reach their local ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

1.  As part of the State Department’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about relevant events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world.  Current information suggests that terrorist groups continue to plan attacks ...
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Maintain your Egyptian Visa Status

In the past two months, the U.S. Embassy has seen an increase in the number of U.S. citizens, both short term visitors and long term residents, deported from or denied entry to Egypt for failure to comply with Egyptian immigration law. The Embassy encourages U.S. citizens to remain in compliance with Egyptian immigration law at ...
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VOTING IN 2016 U.S. ELECTIONS

Your vote counts! Did you know that many U.S. elections for house and senate have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters? All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot receipt ...
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January 25 Holiday

January 25 (Monday) is a national holiday to commemorate Police Day and is the anniversary of Egypt’s 2011 Revolution. In the past, violent disturbances have occurred on this holiday and the days immediately preceding it; the possibility that similar incidents will occur this year cannot be excluded. The Government of Egypt has deployed additional security ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens No. 10: Travel Alert – Worldwide

The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to possible risks of travel due to increased terrorist threats. Current information suggests that ISIL (aka Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions. These attacks may employ a wide variety of tactics, using conventional and non-conventional weapons and targeting both ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

As a precautionary measure, the United States Embassy has instructed its employees not to travel anywhere in the Sinai Peninsula pending the outcome of the investigation into the tragic crash of a Russian passenger jet in Egypt on October 31. The Embassy will issue another message when this measure is lifted. For further information: See ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

The U.S. Embassy continues to closely monitor the security situation in Egypt. The Embassy urges U.S. citizens to be alert, exercise good judgment, and follow good security practices everywhere in the country. U.S. citizens should avoid travel outside metropolitan Cairo and Alexandria and major tourist and resort areas. U.S. Embassy personnel are prohibited from traveling ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

This weekend marks the second anniversary of the clearance of the sit-ins at Rabaa al-Adawiya and al-Nahda squares on August 14, 2013. Because of the possibility of violence, as well as likely traffic congestion associated with possible rallies and demonstrations, U.S. citizens are advised to increase their level of awareness and avoid areas where protests ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens

The Department of State has completed a periodic update to the Country Specific Information (CSI) page for Egypt, which includes revised information about the security situation in the country. You may access the CSI for Egypt at: http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/country/egypt.html The Embassy reminds U.S. citizens to review their personal security plans and remain alert to their surroundings ...
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Warden Message

The Embassy urges U.S. citizens to exercise appropriate caution and good personal security practices in connection with calls for demonstrations and acts of violence from June 30 through July 3, the anniversary of the 2013 removal of the Morsi government. The Egyptian government has announced a plan to deploy extra security forces nationwide at vital ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

In recent weeks, there has been an increase in the frequency ‎and intensity of security incidents in Egypt, particularly in the greater Cairo area. Extremist rhetoric on social media sites has advocated the targeting of businesses and economic infrastructure ahead of the March 13-15 Egypt Economic Conference that will take place in Sharm El-Sheikh. The ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Discovery of a suspicious package around the Cargas Gas Station, Al-Lesalky, Maadi

U.S. Embassy personnel have been advised to avoid the area around the Cargas Gas Station, Al-Lesalky, Maadi, until 8:45 PM due to the discovery of a suspicious package. The Embassy reminds U.S. citizens to review their personal security plans and remain alert to their surroundings at all times in Egypt. For the latest security information, ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Update to Country Specific Information for Egypt

The Department of State has completed a periodic update to the Country Specific Information (CSI) page for Egypt, which includes revised information about the security situation in the country. You may access the CSI for Egypt at: http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/country/egypt.html The Embassy reminds U.S. citizens to review their personal security plans and remain alert to their surroundings ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: January 25 Anniversary of 2011 Revolution

The January 25 anniversary of Egypt’s 2011 Revolution was accompanied by security incidents in Cairo and elsewhere in the country. Such incidents have continued to occur throughout the week, notably in Cairo and Alexandria, and there is a heightened risk of violence extending through this weekend. U.S. citizens in Egypt should elevate their security awareness, ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: January 25 Anniversary of 2011 Revolution

January 25, 2015 (Sunday) is a national holiday to commemorate Police Day and is the anniversary of Egypt’s 2011 revolution. Gathering locations in Cairo, to include Tahrir Square, Raba’a al-Adawiya Square, Nadha Square, and perhaps areas in and around government institutions, may attract groups both in celebration and in protest, creating a heightened risk of ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution

The following is a re-transmission of the Worldwide Caution released by the Department of State on January 10, 2015: 1. The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution to provide information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. Recent terrorist attacks, whether by those ...
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