- An intense military clash between Israel and Iran over the weekend presented Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with an unexpected crisis as he headed to the Middle East on a five-nation tour that was already shaping up to be the most challenging trip of his tenure.
Egypt has launched a major military offensive against militants on the Sinai peninsula, said to be a major counterterrorism operation.
He will visit North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally Turkey on the tour's final stop where the US diplomat is expected to encounter with hard issues regarding the U.S.'s support for the PKK's Syrian affiliate, the Democratic Union Party (PYD).
"We agreed that we would continue our close co-operation on counterterrorism measures, including our joint commitment to the defeat of IS", Tillerson said.
"The Egyptian people should be confident that the US commitment to continue to support Egypt in fight against terrorism and bringing security to Egyptian people is steadfast".
His arrival in Cairo came one day after Israel carried out a wave of airstrikes in Syria, having intercepted an Iranian drone that infiltrated its airspace and an Israeli F-16 was downed upon its return from Syria.
On Monday morning, Shoukry held discussions with Tillerson, where they tackled recent developments in the region.
Tillerson will not be making any new U.S. assistance pledges at the Iraq Reconstruction Conference, the officials said.
The chief USA diplomat is meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi and Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry to discuss other regional security issues such as Libya and Syria, as well as Israeli-Palestinian issues.
South Korean protesters burn flags and photos of Kim Jong
At a reception Friday, Moon pointed to the joint Korean women's ice hockey team - an Olympic first - as a starting point. Moon has invited Kim and other senior North Korean officials to a luncheon at Seoul's presidential palace on Saturday.
After Cairo, Tillerson is to head to Kuwait to take part in a ministerial meeting of the US-led military coalition that has been battling the Islamic State jihadist group in Iraq and neighbouring Syria.
Last year, Washington withdrew some financial aid to Egypt because it had failed to make progress on respecting human rights and democracy.
"We have always advocated for free and fair elections, transparent elections not just in Egypt but in any country", Tillerson said.
He also reiterated calls for free and fair elections in Egypt, where presidential polls are slated for next month.
"On the elections, we support a genuine and a credible electoral process, and we believe should guarantee the right for all citizens to participate freely and fairly", a US State Department official said ahead of Mr Tillerson's visit.
He said the United States was also keen to continue supporting Egypt in its economic recovery, after the country implemented tough economic reforms tied to a $12 billion International Monetary Fund loan.
The Palestinian-Israeli conflict has existed since the Western-backed creation of Israel and the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories in 1948.
In Jordan, Tillerson will be doing damage control, after President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and his administration's subsequent decision to withhold aid money from the United Nations agency assisting Palestinian refugees.
Moon's chief of staff, Yim Jong-suk, held a private farewell dinner for the delegation at a hotel in Seoul on Sunday. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's invitation to Mr Moon for a summit in Pyongyang has also left Tokyo anxious .
San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz tweeted that no injuries have been reported yet and that firefighters were sent to the scene. In late January, PREPA issued a statement saying more than 450,000 customers remained without electricity.
White House aides on Sunday television news shows stressed that Kelly was not in any danger of being ousted from his post . Porter was married from 2003 to 2008, with a black eye was published by the Daily Mail on Thursday.
She is the first member of the North's longtime ruling family to visit the South since the end of the 1950-53 Korean War. They were stopped and most were killed near the palace, which was newly rebuilt in 1991.
The 24-year-old Dahlmeier became the first woman to win both the women's sprint and pursuit in a single Winter Olympics . Laura Dahlmeier of Germany clinched her second Olympic gold, winning the Women's 10K Pursuit on 12 February.
Fox's proposals regarding Sky News were made in response to the list of possible remedies, and were released by the CMA. The deal has also been complicated by Disney's offer to buy a major chunk of Fox, including its existing state in Sky.
He said Congress too is promising to introduce 7 Pay Commission if the party is voted to power in Tripura. The manifesto also promises free education for women till graduation and free smartphones to youths.
Linear TV deliveries for Friday night's opening ceremony peaked at 31.5 million viewers between 9 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. The Games in South Korea are due to finish on Feb 25. "I wanted to connect South Korea's past, present and future".
He said another commander, Mufti Noor Wali, has now been appointed as the group's deputy chief. The TTP has been blamed for many suicide bombings and other attacks.
'Frank, candid' talks held with Moon, says Pyongyang
It was not immediately reported whether the North Korean leader's sister would attend the evening match against Switzerland . The U.S. and its allies are not ruling out military action against North Korea, Vice President Mike Pence told NBC News .
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Also on Monday night, Ricky Ponting, Karen Rolton and Norm O'Neill were inducted into the Australian cricket hall of fame. Perry's unbeaten 213 against England in November is the third-highest women's Test score and broke the Australian record.
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After a nail-biting, back and forth Super Bowl this past Sunday, the Eagles won their first Super Bowl in franchise history. Despite these impending decisions, the city of Philadelphia can now celebrate knowing they won the Super Bowl.