Middle East

Al-Arish port put under military control

Cairo: Egypt has transferred the assets of the Al-Arish port in the Sinai Peninsula from a civilian-run agency to the armed forces, citing national security reasons in an area where militant attacks have increased in the past year.

The decision was made last week by then-interim President Adly Mansour but only announced on Monday, a day after former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi – who ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi last July – was sworn in as the new head of state.  [10/06/14]

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