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Egyptian migrants killed in Libya by human traffickers

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Special to WorldTribune.com Human traffickers killed 13 Egyptian migrants in Libya in a dispute over money, the United Nations said. The UN has called for an investigation into the incident in Bani Walid. A local official said on April 27 […]

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U.S. Sinai peacekeepers retreat to safety after ISIL attacks

U.S. soldiers and airmen load a UH-60 Black Hawk into an Air Force C17 Globemaster in the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt in 2014. The airstrip is now used by the Multinational Force and Observers stationed in Sinai Egypt.  /Staff Sgt. Thomas Duval/Air Force

Special to WorldTribune.com The United States has relocated more than 100 soldiers in Egypt after multiple attacks on their Sinai camp by jihadists affiliated with Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL). The Pentagon said the troops, part of the […]

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Rocket attack on Egyptian security forces in Sinai tied to ISIL

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Special to WorldTribune.com Islamic State of Iraq and Levant’s (ISIL’s) affiliate in Egypt is suspected in an April 19 rocket attack that killed three Egyptian security personnel. Egypt’s Interior Ministry said a police vehicle was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade […]

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In nod to Egypt, Hamas bolsters border security

Hamas security forces patrol an area along the border between the Gaza Strip and Egypt on April 14.  /AFP/Said Khatib

Special to WorldTribune.com Hamas has beefed up security at its border with Egypt in what is seen as an attempt to ease tensions with Cairo. “National security forces started today to increase the number of its troops and double the […]

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Egypt’s Sisi defends Red Sea islands deal with Saudis

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (R) greets Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz at the Presidential Palace in Cairo on April 9.  /AFP

Special to WorldTribune.com Amid heavy criticism, Egyptian President Abdul Fatah Sisi has defended the transfer of two strategic Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia. In a TV address on April 13, Sisi said Egypt did not give up the territory […]

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Telecommuting peacekeepers: U.S. eyes ‘restructuring’ Sinai force amid ISIL threat

U.S. troops in Sinai.  /mfo.org

Special to WorldTribune.com The United States is planning to automate and reconfigure its peacekeeping force in the Sinai Peninsula as Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) grows in strength and number, the Pentagon said. Pentagon spokesperson Navy Capt. Jeff […]

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Egypt relinquishes disputed Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia

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Special to WorldTribune.com Egypt has agreed to hand over ownership of two disputed Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia. The two countries agreed to maritime borders that give the islands of Tiran and Sanafir to Riyadh, an Egyptian cabinet statement […]

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U.S. Congress eyes urgent aid to ‘stressed’ Egypt

Sen. Lindsey Graham meets with Egyptian President Abdul Fatah Sisi on April 3.  /MENA via AP

Special to WorldTribune.com The U.S. Congress is proposing emergency funding for Egypt and other Middle East nations in the “multiple billions” of dollars. Sen. Lindsey Graham, part of a congressional delegation that recently visited Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Israel, […]

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Terror attack takes toll on Egypt’s tourism, economy

Investigators examine the wreckage of Metrojet Flight 9268 in Sinai.

Special to WorldTribune.com The huge drop in tourism following the terrorist attack that brought down a Russian airliner last October has weighed heavily on Egypt’s economy. Egypt’s deficit rose 240 percent in the first half of the current fiscal year […]

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Egypt says ‘free hug day’ is effort to incite debauchery

Egyptian officials have vowed to arrest anyone participating in "free hug day."

Special to WorldTribune.com “Free hug day” is not being embraced by Egyptian officials. In a country where public displays of affection are frowned upon, officials see “free hug day” as an effort to incite debauchery. In fact, Egyptian authorities have […]

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