Egypt’s Sisi wins second term with 97 percent of vote

Egypt’s Sisi wins second term with 97 percent of vote

by WorldTribune Staff, April 3, 2018 Egyptian President Abdul Fatah Sisi won re-election in a landslide with 97.08 percent of valid votes cast, Egypt’s National Elections Authority (NEA) said on April 2. The NEA said that 24,254,152 citizens voted in the elections at home and abroad, out of nearly 59 million eligible voters, representing a […]

Egypt, Saudi sign $10 billion deal for megacity project in Sinai

Egypt, Saudi sign $10 billion deal for megacity project in Sinai

by WorldTribune Staff, March 6, 2018 Egypt and Saudi Arabia have agreed to establish a $10 billion investment fund that will allow the Saudis to build a portion of their planned Neom megacity in parts of the southern Sinai. The two countries signed the deal during the March 4 visit to Egypt by Saudi Crown […]

Egypt: ‘Operation Sinai 2018’ has killed 105 terrorists since February

Egypt: ‘Operation Sinai 2018’ has killed 105 terrorists since February

by WorldTribune Staff, March 9, 2018 Egypt’s intensified campaign to eliminate the Sinai insurgency has resulted in the killing of 105 terrorists in the last month, a report said. Egyptian army spokesman Tamer Al-Rifai said Operation Sinai 2018, launched on Feb. 9, has been widely successful and Egyptian forces are carrying out the operation “with […]

UN report to detail Egypt’s role in North Korean weapons trade

UN report to detail Egypt’s role in North Korean weapons trade

by WorldTribune Staff, March 4, 2018 The United Nations this month will issue a report on Egypt’s facilitation of North Korean weapons shipments in the Middle East and North Africa. The UN also said North Korea was allowed to use its embassy in Cairo to showcase its current weapons systems that are available for sale. […]

Egypt, with Israel’s blessing, doubles number of troops in Sinai

Egypt, with Israel’s blessing, doubles number of troops in Sinai

by WorldTribune Staff, March 1, 2018 Egypt has more than doubled the number of troops it has stationed in the Sinai Peninsula, a Feb. 28 report said. Egyptian armed forces Maj. Gen. Mohammed el-Shahat said there are currently 88 battalions and a total of 42,630 soldiers in Sinai, Israel’s Channel 11 reported. The troop increase […]

Egypt kills 16 jihadists in major Sinai operation

Egypt kills 16 jihadists in major Sinai operation

by WorldTribune Staff, February 12, 2018 Egyptian forces have killed 16 jihadists and captured 30 others as part of a massive anti-terrorism operation in northern and central Sinai. Meanwhile, a video said to be from the Islamic State (ISIS) affiliate in Egypt is calling on jihadists to carry out attacks during next month’s presidential elections […]

Egypt warns Turkey over Cyprus gas exploration

Egypt warns Turkey over Cyprus gas exploration

by WorldTribune Staff, February 8, 2018 Egypt has warned Turkey not to infringe on gas exploration rights Cairo obtained in a deal with Greek Cyprus. “Any attempt to infringe or diminish Egypt’s rights in that area” will be confronted, Egyptian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zeid said on Feb. 6, Reuters reported. Turkish Foreign Minister […]

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 […]

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