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This section includes the latest news relating to U.S. security policy around the world. Updated daily, the news provided in this searchable database highlights the most relevant security developments from around the world. 

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017
This article explores the myriad of possible reasons for behind the Trump administration’s recent denial and withholding of aid packages to Egypt.
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Egypt
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Wednesday, September 6, 2017
The article states that the Senate's foreign aid spending panel voted to slash military assistance to Egypt by $300 million amid growing congressional frustration with the country's dismal human rights record under President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
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Egypt
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Tuesday, August 22, 2017
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has decided to deny Egypt $95.7 million in aid and to delay a further $195 million because of its failure to make progress on respecting human rights and democratic norms, two sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. The decision reflects a U.S. desire to continue security cooperation as well as frustration with Cairo’s stance on civil liberties, notably a new law that regulates non-governmental organizations that is widely seen as part a growing crackdown on dissent, said the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity. English
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Egypt
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Thursday, June 15, 2017
The Qatar crisis has quickly become one of the Trump administration’s most sensitive dilemmas in the Middle East. Since America’s close Sunni Arab allies—Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE)—took action against Doha earlier this month, the White House has sent the Qataris mixed messages about Washington’s position on the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)’s row. At this juncture, it remains unclear what role the Trump administration will play in Saudi/Emirati efforts to pressure the Qataris into capitulation.
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Qatar
Bahrain
Egypt
Jordan
Saudi Arabia
Afghanistan
Iraq
Yemen
Syria
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Monday, February 20, 2017
The presidents of Egypt, Algeria and Tunisia will hold a summit soon to try to find ways to reconcile neighboring Libya's rival political factions and stem the country's chaos, diplomats said Monday.
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Libya
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Egypt
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Saturday, February 18, 2017
Kenyan armed forces killing suspected jihadists
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Kenya
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Friday, February 17, 2017
Since World War II, U.N. peacekeepers have been dispatched to 69 conflicts — civil wars, border disputes and failed states. But now they are confronting an unsettling new threat: al-Qaeda. English
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Mali
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Peacekeeping Operations
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Friday, February 17, 2017
Since World War II, U.N. peacekeepers have been dispatched to 69 conflicts — civil wars, border disputes and failed states. But now they are confronting an unsettling new threat: al-Qaeda. English
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Mali
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Peacekeeping Operations
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Thursday, February 16, 2017
The recently approved sale of 12 Air Tractor-L3 Technologies AT-802L intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) and light attack turboprops to Kenya is in doubt after it emerged that a US congressman is calling for an investigating into potential irregularities with the USD418 million dealEnglish
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Kenya
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Monday, February 6, 2017
Italian family accused of smuggling weapons to ISIS highlights concerns for links between mafia & terrorismEnglish
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Italy
Libya
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Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Leaders of the Somali National Army met with international military and civilian officials to discuss the future of Somalia’s security at the 2017 SNA Symposium in downtown Mogadishu, Jan. 10.English
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Somalia
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Tuesday, January 24, 2017
The US State Department has approved the sale of nearly $1.8 billion in arms sales and support to four foreign countries, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom and Kenya. If approved by Congress, about half of those sales will be managed by the Redstone Arsenal-based US Army Security Assistance Command. English
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Saudi Arabia
Kuwait
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Kenya
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Monday, January 23, 2017
U.S. President Donald Trump spoke with Egyptian President Abdel Fatah Al Sisi, White House officials and Egyptian state media said, in the first conversation between the two since Mr. Trump took office.English
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Egypt
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Thursday, January 19, 2017
NATO’s top commander expects the alliance to play a larger role in counterterrorism efforts, signaling that allies could be prepared to place greater focus on an issue of concern for the incoming Trump administration.English
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Global
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Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Egypt and Saudi Arabia have extended their drive for influence in the Middle East by turning their sights on the Horn of Africa and other East African states. Cairo and Riyadh are competing for political influence, investing in agriculture projects, and vying for control in the Nile River valley. English
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Saudi Arabia
Egypt
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Monday, November 14, 2016
Last year, the UN deployed more than 100,000 uniformed peacekeepers to African countries, twice as many as the decade before. The U.S. pays for more than a quarter of this mission's $7.87 billion budget, and recently the commanding general of U.S. Army Africa said he would continue growing partnerships and exercises across the vast continent. English
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Africa Regional
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Monday, November 14, 2016
The U.N. adviser on genocide said Friday that South Sudan, embroiled in civil war since 2013, was at a "strong risk of violence escalating along ethnic lines, with the potential for genocide."English
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South Sudan
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Monday, November 14, 2016
Authorities have arrested more than 11 000 people since Ethiopia declared a state of emergency in early October amid violent protests, state TV said on Saturday.English
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Ethiopia
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Monday, November 14, 2016
A number of Nigerian Shia Muslims on a religious procession have been shot during clashes with police in the northern city of Kano, reports say. The group behind the procession, the Iran-backed Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), has a history of tension with the security forces. English
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Nigeria
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Monday, November 14, 2016
People who had suffered from two decades of massacres carried out by armed groups in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo say they no longer have confidence in an army that has failed to protect them. More and more youths are adhering to local self-defense groups that adopt several rituals which aim to insulate them -- they say -- against all kinds of attacks.English
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Democratic Republic of Congo (Kinshasa)
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