Cairo, Moscow agree nuclear deal as Putin bids to boost ties

Russian President Vladimir Putin wrapped up a visit aimed at boosting ties with Egypt on Feb. 10 with Cairo and Moscow agreeing to build the Arab country's first nuclear power plant.
Putin's two-day visit came with Moscow seeking to strengthen relations with the most populous Arab country at a time when Cairo's alliance with Washington has frayed.

Five blasts in Egypt's Alexandria wound 10-interior ministry

Suspected Islamist militants bombed three police stations in Egypt's second city Alexandria on Feb. 10, wounding 10 people, and also targetted two other locations, an interior ministry official said. 

Nobody was injured in the two other blasts in the eastern part of the city, said Major General Amin Ezz al-Din, assistant interior minister for Alexandria. 

Putin in Egypt in bid to expand Russian influence

President Vladimir Putin arrived on Feb. 9 in Egypt as Russia seeks to expand its reach in the Arab world's most populous country at a time when Cairo-Washington ties remain frayed.
Putin's first visit to Egypt in a decade comes after a 2011 popular uprising that ousted ex-strongman Hosni Mubarak, whom he leader met on his previous trip in 2005.

Turkey says it can't take putschist Egypt's statements seriously

A statement by Egypt, which condemned Turkey?s comments on the ?Kerdasa Trial? verdict, describing them as having ?caused disgust and condemnation,? received an extremely harsh response within hours, as Ankara voiced its conviction that ?taking the statement by Egypt seriously is out of the question.?