Egypt expands navy with formation of Southern Fleet Command

Egypt expands navy with formation of Southern Fleet Command

by WorldTribune Staff, January 15, 2017 Egypt’s navy has responded to growing threats in the Middle East with the formation of Southern Fleet Command, which is composed of a destroyer, Mistral-class helicopter carrier, missile craft, coastal patrol and special forces units. Egypt currently has the sixth strongest navy in the world, according to a recent […]

Terror takes toll on Egypt’s economy: Annual tourism drops to 6.3 million from 21 million

Terror takes toll on Egypt’s economy: Annual tourism drops to 6.3 million from 21 million

by WorldTribune Staff, January 5, 2017 A drastic drop in tourism revenue combined with an unstable economy is exacting a heavy toll on Egypt’s museums, monuments and antiquities. As tourists stay away following a series of terror attacks culminating in last year’s apparent explosion downing EgyptAir Flight 84 as it approached Cairo, budgets are shrinking […]

For Islamists, Christmas was for celebrating steady advances against a hated faith

For Islamists, Christmas was for celebrating steady advances against a hated faith

by WorldTribune Staff, December 26, 2016 For many Islamists in 2016, the Christmas spirit included issuing death threats against Egypt’s Coptic Christians and ridding the Middle East of a once dominant spiritual and cultural community. “Every day we hear and see some radical Muslim clerics speaking strongly against Christians,” said Christian leader Samir Qumsieh of […]

Egypt’s Sisi calls Trump about Mideast peace after pushing to shelve UN resolution

Egypt’s Sisi calls Trump about Mideast peace after pushing to shelve UN resolution

by WorldTribune Staff, December 23, 2016 Egypt withdrew an anti-Israeli settlement resolution it planned to submit to the UN Security Council about an hour after U.S. President-elect Donald Trump came out against it. “The resolution being considered at the United Nations Security Council regarding Israel should be vetoed,” Trump said in a statement on Dec. […]

Greatest Hits, No. 17: China to finance Egypt’s $45 billion capital city in the desert

Greatest Hits, No. 17: China to finance Egypt’s $45 billion capital city in the desert

by WorldTribune Staff, September 30, 2016 Egypt’s plan to build a glittering new capital city in the desert was written off by many as nothing more than a dream for a country with a struggling economy. That dream, however, appears headed for reality after China stepped in to bankroll much of the $45 billion project. […]

Egypt reopens Rafah border crossing, allows import of cars into Gaza for first time in 3 years

Egypt reopens Rafah border crossing, allows import of cars into Gaza for first time in 3 years

by WorldTribune Staff, December 18, 2016 Egypt has for the first time under President Abdul Fatah Sisi allowed the import of cars to the Gaza Strip through the Rafah border crossing. “This is the first time Egypt has permitted the import of new cars since the President Mohammed Morsi era,” a Palestinian official told The […]

Bomb thown into Coptic cathedral kills 25, mostly women and children

Bomb thown into Coptic cathedral kills 25, mostly women and children

by WorldTribune Staff, December 11, 2016 At least 25 people, mostly women and children, were killed on Dec. 11 in a terrorist bombing near Egypt’s main Coptic Christian cathedral in Cairo. Another 49 people were wounded in the blast, which took place as Sunday Mass was being held in a chapel adjacent to St. Mark’s […]

Egypt’s military hit by major ISIL attack in the Sinai

Egypt’s military hit by major ISIL attack in the Sinai

by WorldTribune Staff, November 29, 2016 Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) jihadists used 4-wheel drive vehicles rigged with explosives to attack a North Sinai checkpoint on Nov. 24, killing at least 12 Egyptian soldiers. “A number of caliphate soldiers attacked a checkpoint belonging to the apostate Egyptian army in the Sabeel village, southwest […]

Egypt eyes crocodile exports as solution to fiscal woes

Egypt eyes crocodile exports as solution to fiscal woes

by WorldTribune Staff, November 29, 2016 Crocodiles have been roaming Egypt for millions of years. Cairo’s leaders figured it was about time they cashed in on it. Egyptian Environment Minister Khalid Fahmi outlined a plan to export crocodiles as a new source of foreign currency for a country whose tourist industry has suffered after major […]

New massive offshore gas field could make Egypt self-sufficient

New massive offshore gas field could make Egypt self-sufficient

by WorldTribune Staff, November 24, 2016 A major offshore discovery could lead Egypt to fully supply itself with natural gas by 2021. Deposits in the massive offshore Zohr field in the southeast Mediterranean are estimated at 30 trillion cubic feet, which would provide Egypt with 10 years’ worth of natural gas, industry analysts say. The […]

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