Report: Israel, Egypt are ‘covert allies’ in war on Sinai jihadists

Report: Israel, Egypt are ‘covert allies’ in war on Sinai jihadists

by WorldTribune Staff, February 4, 2018 Israel and Egypt have become “secret allies” in an effort to drive Islamic State-affiliated terrorists out of North Sinai, a report said. Israel, with the blessing of Egyptian President Abdul Fatah Sisi, has used drones, jets, and helicopters in Sinai to target jihadists in more than 100 airstrikes over […]

U.S. adds Hamas leader Haniyeh to terror list

U.S. adds Hamas leader Haniyeh to terror list

Special to WorldTribune.com By Christopher Sparks, January 31, 2018 Hamas senior political leader Ismail Haniyeh was designated as a global terrorist by the United States on Jan. 31. The U.S. State Department said in a press release it has designated Haniyeh, as well as the jihadist groups Harakat al-Sabireen, Liwa al Thawra and Harakat Sawa’d […]

Last challenger to Egypt’s Sisi withdraws from presidential race

Last challenger to Egypt’s Sisi withdraws from presidential race

by WorldTribune Staff, January 25, 2018 The withdrawal of the last main challenger to Egyptian President Abdul Fatah Sisi all but sews up a certain landslide victory for the incumbent. Rights lawyer Khaled Ali withdrew from the presidential race on Jan. 24, a day after former military chief of staff Sami Anan, considered Sisi’s top […]

12 million petition Egypt’s Sisi to seek 2nd term

12 million petition Egypt’s Sisi to seek 2nd term

by WorldTribune Staff, December 25, 2017 A group of supporters has gathered more than 12 million signatures from Egyptians urging President Abdul Fatah Sisi to seek a second four-year term. Sisi, who won a landslide victory four years ago after the army, which he led, ousted former Islamist President Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood, […]

Who’s who: Vote tally on UN resolution slamming U.S. on Jerusalem

Who’s who: Vote tally on UN resolution slamming U.S. on Jerusalem

Special to WorldTribune , December 21, 2017 Yes: 128 No: 9 Abstain: 35 Y  AFGHANISTAN Y  DOMINICA Y  LITHUANIA SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE Y  ALBANIA A  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Y  LUXEMBOURG Y  SAUDI ARABIA Y  ALGERIA Y  ECUADOR Y  MADAGASCAR Y  SENEGAL Y  ANDORRA Y  EGYPT A  MALAWI Y  SERBIA Y  ANGOLA EL SALVADOR Y  MALAYSIA […]

Egyptian firm pulls the plug on its North Korean cell phone service

Egyptian firm pulls the plug on its North Korean cell phone service

by WorldTribune Staff, December 19, 2017 Egypt’s Orascom has halted service to its 3G mobile phone network in North Korea. Newsis reported on Dec. 19 that Orascom, amid mounting pressure from the U.S. and UN, has decided to pull its network out of the North completely. Related: Reports: Egypt has severed ties with North Korea, […]

Egyptian women granted inheritance rights

Egyptian women granted inheritance rights

by WorldTribune Staff, December 13, 2017 Egyptian parliament has passed a law granting women their legitimate right to inheritance. Article 49 of the law, passed on Dec. 5, states that anyone who deliberately denies the heir, be it a man or a woman, their legal share of inheritance or confiscates a document confirming this share […]

Iran calls on Islamic states to sever ties with U.S.; Abbas cancels Pence meeting

Iran calls on Islamic states to sever ties with U.S.; Abbas cancels Pence meeting

by WorldTribune Staff, December 10, 2017 President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and plans to move the U.S. embassy to the city gives Muslim states an opportunity to unite and sever ties with the U.S., the deputy speaker of Iranian parliament said. “The least move the Muslim states can make is […]

ISIS warned elders in Egyptian village in advance of horrific attack

ISIS warned elders in Egyptian village in advance of horrific attack

by WorldTribune Staff, November 27, 2017 Elders and residents in the Egyptian town where Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists killed at least 305 people in a Nov. 24 attack on a Sufi mosque had been warned in advance by ISIS, a report said. Security officials in Bir Al-Abed, located near the city of El-Arish in North […]

305 killed in Egypt’s worst terror attack in modern history

305 killed in Egypt’s worst terror attack in modern history

by WorldTribune Staff, November 26, 2017 The death toll from the Nov. 24 terror attack on a mosque in Egypt’s North Sinai has risen to 305, including 27 children, the country’s chief prosecutor said. The attack was carried out by 25 to 30 jihadists wearing military-like uniforms and some carrying Islamic State (ISIS) flags, chief […]