Egyt’s Sisi, backed by UAE and Libya’s Haftar, dedicates largest military base in Middle East

Egyt’s Sisi, backed by UAE and Libya’s Haftar, dedicates largest military base in Middle East

by WorldTribune Staff, July 23, 2017 Egypt has opened what it says is the largest military base in the Mideast. President Abdul Fatah Sisi on July 22 officially inaugurated the Mohamed Naguib Military Base at El Hammam in Marsa Matrouh governorate west of Alexandria. Among those in attendance was Libyan Gen. Khalifa Haftar and Sheikh […]

Former Hamas members took part in ISIS attack in Sinai, Israeli general says

Former Hamas members took part in ISIS attack in Sinai, Israeli general says

by WorldTribune Staff, July 9, 2017 Four ex-members of Hamas were part of a group of Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists that carried out coordinated attacks in Sinai on July 7 that killed at least 23 Egyptian soldiers, an Israeli defense official said. The four were previously members of Hamas’s military wing, but had left the […]

Qatar responds after Gulf states extended deadline to comply with demands

Qatar responds after Gulf states extended deadline to comply with demands

by WorldTribune Staff, July 3, 2017 Four Arab states who severed diplomatic ties with Qatar last month agreed to extend their deadline for Qatar to comply with their list of demands for ending the crisis. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt on July 2 agreed to a request by Kuwait to extend […]

Hamas building buffer zone along Gaza-Egypt border

Hamas building buffer zone along Gaza-Egypt border

by WorldTribune Staff, June 29, 2017 Seeking to improve strained ties with Egypt, Hamas is constructing a buffer zone along the Gaza Strip border with Egypt. Hamas’s Ministry of the Interior and the Internal Security arm of Hamas began constructing the buffer zone after recent meetings between Hamas leaders and top ranking officials within the […]

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 […]

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