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‘Supergiant’ gas field discovered off Egyptian coast called ‘game changer’

Eni oil rig in the Mediterranean.

Special to WorldTribune.com Italian oil and gas major Eni has discovered what could be the world’s largest natural-gas field in the Mediterranean off the Egyptian coast. On Aug. 30, Eni said in a press release that it had discovered a […]

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Egypt’s Sisi in followup meeting with Putin in Moscow

Egypt''s  President Abdel Fattah Sisi arrives in Moscow.

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Making his second visit to Moscow in three months, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Opening the talks in the Kremlin on August 26, Sissi said […]

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U.S. may pull lightly-armed peacekeepers out of Egypt as jihadist presence grows

Multinational Force and Observers in Sinai.

Special to WorldTribune.com The United States is considering pulling its force of lightly-armed peacekeepers in Egypt, fearing they could become easy targets for Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) and other jihadists who have a large presence in northern […]

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U.S. delegation contradicts Obama claim: Egypt also opposes Iran nuke deal

A U.S. congressional delegation meets with MKs from the Israeli Knesset.  /Renee Sharon photo

Special to WorldTribune.com Egypt is opposed to the Iranian nuclear deal, according to a United States congressional delegation who met with Egyptian and Israeli officials on Aug 10. Cairo’s opposition would contradict a statement last week by U.S. President Barack […]

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Report: New editor of Huffington Post Arabic edition openly backs Muslim Brotherhood

HuffPo Arabi

Special to WorldTribune.com The new editor of The Huffington Post’s Arabic edition is an open supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood, according to a report. According to the report last week in Lebanon’s NOW News, Egyptian Anas Fouda, the new editor-in-chief […]

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Top ISIL leader in Sinai dies in shootout with Egyptian forces

Egyptian soldiers in North Sinai.  /Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com Egyptian security forces killed a top leader of the affiliate of Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) during a shootout in North Sinai on Aug. 1. An Egyptian army spokesman said Selim Suleiman al-Haram, identified as […]

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In wake of Iran deal, Saudi Arabia and Egypt sign ‘Cairo Declaration’ for joint Arab military force

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi (R) speaking with Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Minister of Defense Mohammed Bin Salman during a military academy graduation ceremony in the Egyptian capital, Cairo. (AFP Photo/Ahmed Fuad/HO/ Egyptian Presidency

Special to WorldTribune.com On the heels of the Iran nuclear agreement, Egypt and Saudi Arabia have signed a pact to boost military and economic ties and also will collaborate on a joint Arab military force. Egyptian President Abdul Fatah Sisi […]

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Egypt takes delivery of 8 F-16s as U.S. ties improve

The U.S. is set to deliver a dozen F-16s to Egypt by the autumn.

Special to WorldTribune.com Egypt will take delivery of eight F-16 fighter jets from the United States as part of a $1.3 billion military package. The U.S. embassy in Cairo said on July 30 the F-16s would be delivered by July […]

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Downfall of the ayatollahs: Strategic hope for the future, Persia-centric Middle East

Iran protester in Teheran on June 13, 2009. / Olivier Laban-Mattei / AFP

Special to WorldTribune.com By Gregory R. Copley, and Dr. Assad Homayoun GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs I’ve reached the end of this great history And all the land will talk of me: I shall not die, these seeds I’ve sown will […]

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ISIL affiliate claims rocket strike on Egyptian coast guard vessel

Smokes rises from an Egyptian coastguard vessel on the coast of northern Sinai, as seen from the border of southern Gaza Strip with Egypt July 16.  /Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com The Egyptian affiliate of Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for a missile attack on an Egyptian coast guard ship. In a released statement, the ISIL affiliate, Sinai Province, said it fired a rocket […]

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