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Group loyal to ISIL claims credit for bloody series of Sinai attacks Sunday

An Egyptian military vehicle (file photo) was attacked by a roadside bomb in one of three attacks Sunday in North Sinai. / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Three Islamist militant attacks in North Sinai on Sunday killed at least 13 most of who were security officers. In one attack, a roadside bomb killed six Egyptian soldiers including two officers in the North […]

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Ranking U.S. officials missed UN special session on genocide of Mideast Christians

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Throughout the chaos, calamity and conflict which has befallen the Middle East, there are few groups which have come under such intense attack as Christians and minority ethnic communities. As […]

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Sisi prevails: Obama ends 18-month arms embargo against Egypt

Egyptian President Abdul Fatah Sisi, center, at a military funeral for troops killed in an assault in the Sinai Peninsula. AP / MENA

Special to WorldTribune.com President Barack Obama on March 31 ended the 18-month U.S. arms embargo against Egypt in order to support a regional effort to contain the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL). The decision marks a diplomatic victory […]

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What happened? White House stunned as wars rage across the Middle East

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Special to WorldTribune.com When President Barack Obama took office, he offered a familiar foreign policy vision that had been the refrain of the Left’s criticism of his predecessor: The U.S. would withdraw from the region’s conflicts and focus on its […]

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Arab summit announces joint military for action in Libya, Yemen

Egypt's President al-Sisi welcomes Saudi King Salman for the Arab Summit in Sharm el-Sheikh. / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi says Arab leaders have agreed in principle to create a joint military force. Sisi said on March 29 that the force was needed because of the […]

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Democrats face test on U.S. Mideast policy, and their actions will be recorded for posterity

Secretary of State John Kerry with Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal before a meeting with King Salman on March 5. / Evan Vucci

Special to WorldTribune.com By Adam Turner I don’t envy the position of sensible Democrats in the U.S. House and Senate these days. As Republican Sen. Ted Cruz said recently – the world is on fire – and President Obama and […]

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Egypt’s Sinai offensive kills 43, captures 87, destroys 16 terror hideouts

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Special to WorldTribune.com Egypt’s Army reported the killing of 43 terrorists in its ongoing offensive in Sinai. Army spokesman Mohamed Samir said the terrorists were killed with the help of air power, in firefights that broke out after attempted attacks […]

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Egypt’s bet: Reform Islam, boost economy, ignore Obama

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi at March 15 investors conference.

Sol W. Sanders Any hope for an exit from the current Middle East chaos lies with the efforts of Gen. President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to stabilize its politics and rebuild the Egyptian economy. With its 90 million people and traditional […]

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Egypt’s Sisi faces growing pressure from jihadists, Obama administration

Among the targets in February was Vodafone store in Cairo. / Mohamed Abd El Ghany / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Anger is building in Egypt’s government at being treated with hostility by its traditional ally in Washington while coping with a drumbeat of terror incidents targeting security forces in Sinai and foreign business interests here. […]

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Post-Gadhafi Libya now a jihadist springboard backed by Iran, Qatar, Sudan and Turkey

Rome now a target: Security forces have bee deployed at selected sites due to terror threats from ISIL. / Winston Ross / Newsweek

Special to WorldTribune.com By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs The consolidation of a self-proclaimed Caliphate in eastern Libya provides the jihadist camp with springboard into Africa and southern Europe. That strategic thrust, supported […]

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