Arab states give Qatar deadline and list of demands: Shutter Al Jazeera …

Arab states give Qatar deadline and list of demands: Shutter Al Jazeera …

by WorldTribune Staff, June 23, 2017 Four Arab states which have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar have delivered a list of demands the Gulf state must comply with in order to end the current crisis. The demands from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain delivered to Qatar include shutting down Al Jazeera […]

Egypt airstrikes kill 12 ISIS-affiliated jihadists in N. Sinai

Egypt airstrikes kill 12 ISIS-affiliated jihadists in N. Sinai

by WorldTribune Staff, June 21, 2017 Egyptian airstrikes on the stronghold of the Islamic State (ISIS) affiliate in North Sinai killed 12 jihadists, the Egyptian military said on June 20. The strikes also destroyed several four-wheel-drive vehicles belonging to Sinai Province, which swore allegiance to ISIS in 2014. Egypt says Sinai Province is responsible for […]

Rights group hits Gulf states’ ban on powerful Qatar media, including Al Jazeera

Rights group hits Gulf states’ ban on powerful Qatar media, including Al Jazeera

by WorldTribune Staff, June 14, 2017 Arab states that have severed diplomatic ties with Qatar went too far when they blocked Qatari media outlets, a human rights group said. Human Rights Watch said that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates blocked Qatari media outlets, including Al Jazeera, while Egypt blocked 62 websites favorable to […]

Arab states split with Qatar citing its ties with Iran, terrorism

Arab states split with Qatar citing its ties with Iran, terrorism

by WorldTribune Staff, June 5, 2017 Four Sunni Arab states have severed ties with Qatar over its close ties with Iran and terrorism. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain on June 5 announced they would break diplomatic ties with Qatar, Arutz Sheva reported. Saudi Arabia accused Qatar of supporting “multiple terrorist and […]

Egypt launches airstrikes in Libya to answer attack on Christians

Egypt launches airstrikes in Libya to answer attack on Christians

by WorldTribune Staff, May 30, 2017 Egyptian jets hit the Libyan city of Derna on May 29 in attacks targeting terrorists in response to an ambush that killed 29 Egyptian Christians last week. Libyan operational commander Brig. Abdulsalam Al-Hasi told Reuters the strikes targeted Majlis Mujahideen Derna and Abu Salim brigade, two local Libyan groups […]

Egypt bans loudspeakers at mosques during Taraweeh prayers

Egypt bans loudspeakers at mosques during Taraweeh prayers

by WorldTribune Staff, May 24, 2017 The Egyptian Ministry of Religious Endowments has banned mosques from using external loudspeakers during Taraweeh prayers. Taraweeh is a special prayer recited only during the Muslim festival of Ramadan that is read following the fifth prayer of the day. Religious Endowments Minister Mokhtar Gomaa said the rationale for the […]

Sinai Bedouin are now aligning with Egypt against ISIS

Sinai Bedouin are now aligning with Egypt against ISIS

by WorldTribune Staff, May 5, 2017 Fed up with continued clashes with the Islamic State (ISIS) affiliate in Sinai, Bedouins are now offering assistance to an Egyptian government with which they often refused to cooperate in the past. According to an April 29 report in Al-Arabi Al-Jadeed, ISIS affiliate Sinai Province over the past three years […]

Violence in God’s name can’t be tolerated, Pope Francis tells Egyptian Muslim leaders

Violence in God’s name can’t be tolerated, Pope Francis tells Egyptian Muslim leaders

by WorldTribune Staff, April 30, 2017 Egypt’s religious leaders have an “obligation” to condemn “violence in the name of religion,” Pope Francis said on April 28. “Let us say once more a firm and clear ‘No!’ to every form of violence, vengeance, and hatred carried out in the name of God,” the pope said during his […]

Egypt’s Sisi uses social media, puts heat on imams in campaign to reform Islam

Egypt’s Sisi uses social media, puts heat on imams in campaign to reform Islam

by WorldTribune Staff, May 31, 2015 and Republished on April 26, 2017 After placing Egypt at the forefront of a “religious revolution” in a New Year’s speech, President Abdul Fatah Sisi has tasked clerics with combating radicalism in schools, mosques and the media. “You, imams, are responsible before Allah. The entire world is waiting. The […]

Egypt airstrikes in Sinai kill 19 ISIS jihadists, including top leaders

Egypt airstrikes in Sinai kill 19 ISIS jihadists, including top leaders

by WorldTribune Staff, April 21, 2017 Three leaders of the Islamic State (ISIS) affiliate in Egypt were among 19 jihadists killed in airstrikes in north Sinai, Egypt’s military said on April 20. The military said the airstrikes were directed at jihadists of Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, which pledged allegiance to ISIS in 2014 and adopted the […]

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