Trump sparks hope in Cairo after Obama ‘took sides against Egypt in its darkest moment’

Trump sparks hope in Cairo after Obama ‘took sides against Egypt in its darkest moment’

by WorldTribune Staff, February 23, 2017 After six years of getting the cold shoulder from former President Barack Obama, Egypt is hopeful of restoring ties with the U.S. under the Trump administration and ultimately returning to its traditional role as a central Arab power. A former ambassador to Egypt, speaking to a visiting private U.S. […]

Report: Netanyahu rejected Obama administration’s peace plan in secret talks

Report: Netanyahu rejected Obama administration’s peace plan in secret talks

by WorldTribune Staff, February 19, 2017 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shot down a regional peace initiative presented by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in a secret meeting last year that included Egypt and Jordan, a report said. The meeting was held on Feb. 21, 2016 in the Egyptian resort town of Aqaba and […]

Sudan seen abandoning Muslim Brotherhood to repair relations with Egypt

Sudan seen abandoning Muslim Brotherhood to repair relations with Egypt

by WorldTribune Staff, February 16, 2017 Sudan has reportedly been expelling Muslim Brotherhood members in an effort to mend ties with Egypt. Khartoum in the past two months has expelled “tens” of Muslim Brotherhood members who sought refuge in Sudan following the ouster of Mohammed Morsi, according to a report by the London-based Al-Hayat newspaper. The […]

Israel’s Iron Dome intercepts three ISIS missiles fired from Egypt

Israel’s Iron Dome intercepts three ISIS missiles fired from Egypt

by WorldTribune Staff, February 9, 2017 Three rockets fired by the Islamic State (ISIS) affiliate in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula were intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said on Feb. 8. The IDF confirmed that four missiles were fired in the direction of the southern Israeli resort city of […]

Trump’s travel ban finds wide support in the Middle East

Trump’s travel ban finds wide support in the Middle East

by WorldTribune Staff, February 5, 2017 Middle East countries, which deal with the threat of terrorism on a 24/7 basis, are widely backing U.S. President Donald Trump’s temporary travel ban on citizens from seven Muslim-majority nations. Mideast governments who are dealing with the consequences of former President Barack Obama’s “fecklessness … want the United States […]

As some world leaders protest, Egypt enforces Trump’s ban on Muslims from 7 nations

As some world leaders protest, Egypt enforces Trump’s ban on Muslims from 7 nations

by WorldTribune Staff, January 29, 2017 While a slew of world leaders slammed President Donald Trump’s executive order banning the entry of citizens from seven Muslim countries to the United States, Egypt signaled its willingness to enforce the order. On Jan. 27, five Iraqis and one Yemeni passenger were stopped from boarding an EgyptAir jet […]

Egypt’s Sisi eyes legislation to reduce skyrocketing divorce rate

Egypt’s Sisi eyes legislation to reduce skyrocketing divorce rate

by WorldTribune Staff, January 27, 2017 Egyptian President Abdul Fatah Sisi is pushing for legislation to change the way divorce is handled in the most populous Arab nation. In a televised address marking Police Day on Jan. 24, Sisi suggested the adoption of ground-breaking legislation to prohibit divorces verbally declared by Muslim men to their […]

Egypt to Hamas: Hand over terror suspects before talks on improving relations

Egypt to Hamas: Hand over terror suspects before talks on improving relations

by WorldTribune Staff, January 19, 2017 Egypt is demanding that Hamas turn 20 terror suspects before entering into talks on improving relations between the two sides. Egypt provided a list of 20 suspected Islamic State of Iraq and Levant-affiliated (ISIL) terrorists it wants Hamas to hand over. Cairo has rejected Hamas’s offer to hand over […]

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 […]

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