Egypt shop 30 French Dassault Rafale planes for $4.8 billion

France said on Tuesday it will begin delivering 30 Dassault warplanes to Egypt from 2024 in a deal valued at $4.8 billion, as it strengthens ties with a partner it considers vital in fighting Islamist militants. In December, President Emmanuel Macron drew criticism from rights groupswhen he said he would not make the sale of […]