Religious freedom group calls for UN action on ISIL genocide of Christians

Religious freedom group calls for UN action on ISIL genocide of Christians

by WorldTribune Staff, May 26, 2016 A religious freedom group is calling on the United Nations to “mobilize the international community” to take action to protect Christians against Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) atrocities. The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), in a letter to the UN, detailed ISIL’s executions of Christians […]

Israel has new Sunni friends in the ‘southern arc’ but will they survive?

Israel has new Sunni friends in the ‘southern arc’ but will they survive?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Norman Bailey Cooperation with Sunni Arab countries against Iran is welcome, but it does not yet look reliable. For a long time now, analysts and commentators have been talking about the northern or Sh’ia arc and the southern or Sunni arc in the Arab Middle East. The northern arc is led […]

Logs show Egyptair jet had no technical problems before takeoff

Logs show Egyptair jet had no technical problems before takeoff

by WorldTribune Staff, May 25, 2016 A log signed by one of the pilots of EgyptAir Flight 804 showed no technical problems with the airliner before it took off from Paris, a report said on May 24. The Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram, which published a scan of the technical log on its website, said the plane […]

Egyptian sub joins hunt for downed flight’s black box

Egyptian sub joins hunt for downed flight’s black box

by WorldTribune Staff, May 23, 2016 Egypt has sent a submarine and underwater equipment from its offshore oil industry to assist in the hunt for EgyptAir Flight 804’s black box flight recorders. Wreckage and personal belongings from the plane that crashed in the Mediterranean Sea with 66 people on board were found on May 20 but […]

ISIL promotes Sinai hotbed as new front against Israel

ISIL promotes Sinai hotbed as new front against Israel

by WorldTribune Staff, May 23, 2016 Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) is using the Sinai Peninsula as a “steppingstone” for attacks against Israel, according to a report by national security correspondent Rowan Scarborough. The terrorist organization has launched a propaganda campaign to recruit jihadists for a force in Sinai large enough to take […]

Conflicting reports continue to emerge about doomed EgyptAir flight

Conflicting reports continue to emerge about doomed EgyptAir flight

by WorldTribune Staff, May 22, 2016 Reports have emerged of threats to EgyptAir Flight 804 and the detection of smoke prior to the airliner disappearing, but there has yet to be a claim of responsibility by any terrorist organization. According to a report on May 21, the words “we will bring this plane down” were […]

French intel warned of new ISIL attack prior to EgyptAir crash

French intel warned of new ISIL attack prior to EgyptAir crash

by WorldTribune Staff, May 20, 2016 The head of France’s DGSI intelligence agency warned that France was “clearly targeted” by Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) a week before EgyptAir Flight 840 crashed into the Mediterranean. The Airbus A320 carrying 56 passengers, seven crew and three security officers disappeared early on May 19 as […]

Hamas: Fatah terror cell planned to assassinate Egypt’s Sisi

Hamas: Fatah terror cell planned to assassinate Egypt’s Sisi

By World Tribune Staff on May 17, 2016 A Fatah terror cell plotted to kill Egyptian President Abdul Fatah Sisi and then frame Hamas for the assassination, a senior Hamas official claimed. In a statement on May 16, Hamas representative Salah al-Bardawil said a Gazan terror cell formed by Tawfiq Tirawi, a senior Fatah official […]

Egypt disconnects last power line, imposes southern Gaza blackout

Egypt disconnects last power line, imposes southern Gaza blackout

By World Tribune Staff on May 16, 2016 A full electric blackout is in effect in southern Gaza after the last power line from Egypt to Gaza was disconnected, reports say. Gaza’s electricity company announced that the two lines that fed electricity from Egypt to southern Gaza have now been completely disconnected by Egypt. The […]

Egypt defeats Israel – in falafel competition

Egypt defeats Israel – in falafel competition

Special to WorldTribune.com Egyptians are relishing a triumph of the deep-fried variety over Israel. A team of Egyptian chefs from the falafel bar Zooba rolled to victory in the finals over team Israel at the 2016 London Falafel Festival on May 1. The Egyptian dish, a charred-aubergine-stuffed falafel made with fava beans, received the majority […]

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