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Qatar bows to heavy pressure from Arab neighbors against Muslim Brotherhood

Cleric Wagdi Ghaneim was among the Muslim Brotherhood members told to leave Qatar.

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Qatar, under heavy pressure from Arab states, has demanded the departure of seven leading members of the Egyptian-based Muslim Brotherhood. Brotherhood sources said the Gulf Cooperation Council emirate has informed seven MB operatives that they […]

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Egyptian Army kills seven top Ansar Beit Maqdis fighters

Egyptian Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim.  /AP/Hassan Ammar

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Egypt has claimed killing the leading operatives of Ansar Beit Maqdis. Officials said a major security operation in the Suez province killed at least seven top fighters of Ansar. They said a joint raid by […]

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ISIL sends online trainers to Sinai as Egyptian Army beats down Ansar network

Ansar Beit Maqdis fighters in Sinai.

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has quietly established a presence in Egypt’s turbulent Sinai Peninsula. Security sources said ISIL has sent scores of operatives to Sinai to bolster the Islamic revolt in the […]

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Hama rocket said to kill 13-year-old Egyptian girl in the Sinai

Rockets fired from Gaza Strip

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Egypt has been concerned over the prospect of rocket fire from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. Security sources reported a stream of rocket attacks from the neighboring Gaza Strip during the 50-day Hamas war with Israel. […]

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11 Egyptian soldiers killed by ISIL-tied IED attack in Sinai


Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — The Egyptian Army has been stunned by a major insurgency strike in the Sinai Peninsula. At least 11 soldiers were killed in a bombing on a highway in northeastern Sinai on Sept. 2. Officials said […]

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Egypt chooses Gulf state firms for $4 billion Suez expansion

Egypt is eyeing a 2016 completion date for its expansion of the Suez Cana.

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Egypt has awarded contracts to Gulf Arab companies for the expansion of the Suez Canal. The Cairo government has awarded major contracts for the construction of a parallel canal in Suez to companies from several […]

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Egypt: Hamas built underground rocket sites in Sinai, anticipating Israeli invasion


Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Egypt has determined that Hamas and its Palestinian allies established rocket launch sites in the northeastern section of the Sinai Peninsula. Egyptian security sources said Hamas and Palestinian militias in the Gaza Strip have developed […]

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Libyan jihadists complain Egypt’s F-16s backing Gen. Haftar campaign

A plane engulfed in flames at Tripoli International Airport.

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Egypt and the United Arab Emirates have been accused of launching air strikes on Islamist militias in Libya. Anti-government militias operating in Tripoli said they have come under attack from aircraft sent by Egypt and […]

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Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood funding new militias with Cairo as primary target

Still from the Helwan Brigades video released on Aug. 14.   /alarabalaan

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Egypt has reported another insurgency network that targeted the nation’s capital. Officials said security agencies were targeting the so-called Helwan Brigades, believed linked to the ousted Muslim Brotherhood. They said Helwan was operating around the […]

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Egypt’s Sisi calls on Congress to renew military aid, faults West for Libya’s collapse

Egyptian President Abdul Fatah Sisi meets with U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa.

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Egypt has urged the United States to support the Arab state’s counter-insurgency campaign. Egyptian President Abdul Fatah Sisi called on Washington to renew support for the CI campaign against the Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaida. […]

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