Egypt foreign minister: Israeli policies ‘not terrorism’

Egypt foreign minister: Israeli policies ‘not terrorism’

by WorldTribune Staff, August 23, 2016 Egypt’s foreign minister said on Aug. 21 that Israel’s policies and actions against Palestinians do not constitute terrorism. “You can look at [the question of Israeli ‘terrorism’] from the perspective of a regime of force, but [looked at from a more traditional understanding of terrorism,] there is no evidence […]

ISIL using WWII Nazi mines dug up in Egypt for IEDs

ISIL using WWII Nazi mines dug up in Egypt for IEDs

by WorldTribune Staff, August 11, 2016 Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) has added to its arsenal of weapons by digging up and re-using mines buried by the Nazis in Egypt during World War II. Cairo military and civilian officials said ISIL and other Islamist groups have dug up a number of the estimated […]

Pro-government cleric derides ‘very stupid’ assassination try in Cairo suburb

Pro-government cleric derides ‘very stupid’ assassination try in Cairo suburb

by WorldTribune Staff, August 7, 2016 A prominent pro-Egyptian government cleric has lived to see another day after being targeted for assassination in a Cairo suburb on Aug. 4. Gunmen hiding in a park opened fire on former Grand Mufti Ali Gomaa, who was his way to a mosque near his home. The gunmen missed […]

Egypt airstrike kills chief of ISIL’s Sinai affiliate

Egypt airstrike kills chief of ISIL’s Sinai affiliate

by WorldTribune Staff, August 5, 2016 The “number one” leader of Islamic State of Iraq and Levant’s (ISIL’s) Sinai affiliate was killed in an Egyptian airstrike, a spokesman for Egypt’s military said. Abu Duaa al-Ansari was killed in an operation south of the Egyptian coastal city of El-Arish that also killed more than 45 other […]

Egypt takes out more than 40 jihadists in strike on ISIL Sinai ammunition depot

Egypt takes out more than 40 jihadists in strike on ISIL Sinai ammunition depot

by WorldTribune Staff, August 1, 2016 Egyptian forces struck an Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) ammunition depot in the Sinai Peninsula on July 31, killing more than 40 jihadists. Jet fighters struck the ammunition depot in North Sinai’s Rafah city, a source told Anadolu news agency. “At least 46 militants were killed in […]

Turkey’s pro-Muslim Brotherhood ruler fires back at critics in Egypt

Turkey’s pro-Muslim Brotherhood ruler fires back at critics in Egypt

by WorldTribune Staff, July 22, 2016 Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s scathing criticism of Egyptian President Abdul Fatah Sisi signifies that the Turkish president has lost the ability of “sound judgment,” the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said. When reports circulated that top officials in Cairo had cheered the news of the coup attempt in Turkey, Erdogan bashed Sisi, […]

Many Egyptians cheered news of coup in Turkey, wished world would ‘see Erdogan as we see him’

Many Egyptians cheered news of coup in Turkey, wished world would ‘see Erdogan as we see him’

by WorldTribune Staff, July 21, 2016 Many in Egypt are not hiding the fact they would have liked to have seen the coup against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan succeed. Erdogan is a staunch supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood, banned in Egypt, and a large number of Egyptians were looking for a similar result to […]

Egypt blocks U.S.-drafted UN statement backing Turkish government

Egypt blocks U.S.-drafted UN statement backing Turkish government

by WorldTribune Staff, July 17, 2016 Egypt blocked a United Nations Security Council statement drafted by the United States that called on all parties to “respect the democratically elected government of Turkey,” diplomats said. The move came after Turkish forces loyal to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan turned back an alleged military coup on July 16. […]

Israel’s Netanyahu scores with diplomatic initiatives in Africa and with Egypt, Turkey

Israel’s Netanyahu scores with diplomatic initiatives in Africa and with Egypt, Turkey

by WorldTribune Staff, July 13, 2016 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has led “the most right-wing government in Israeli history” to a trio of stunning diplomatic successes. Analysts say Netanyahu continues to prove the conventional wisdom wrong after his “triumphant” tour of Africa, warming of relations and increased security cooperation with Egypt and the restoration of […]

Israeli drones, operating in Sinai, help Egypt drive out ISIL

Israeli drones, operating in Sinai, help Egypt drive out ISIL

by WorldTribune Staff, July 12, 2016 Israel is operating militarily in the Sinai Peninsula with the full support of Egypt, according to sources from both countries. A senior Israeli official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Israel is operating armed airborne drones in the Sinai, with Egypt’s blessing. The two nations are cooperating in the […]

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