Obama claims ISIL ‘contained’, but CIA reports ‘six functioning armies’ in Mideast, Africa

Obama claims ISIL ‘contained’, but  CIA reports ‘six functioning armies’ in Mideast, Africa

by WorldTribune Staff, June 23, 2016 Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) is expanding in Africa and the Middle East, according to the U.S. Congress and the CIA, a direct contradiction of President Barack Obama’s claim that the terror organization has been “contained.” ISIL “has created at least six functioning armies” in Libya, Egypt, […]

Egypt court voids Red Sea islands transfer to Saudi

Egypt court voids Red Sea islands transfer to Saudi

by WorldTribune Staff, June 21, 2016 An Egyptian court on June 21 nullified a maritime border agreement that would have seen Egypt transfer control of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia. The government of President Abdul Fatah Sisi, who insisted that Tiran and Sanafir had always belonged to Saudi Arabia, said Egypt will appeal […]

U.S. diplomats condemn own government’s stance on Syria

U.S. diplomats condemn own government’s stance on Syria

Special to WorldTribune.com By Norman Bailey An historically significant event has just taken place which has been largely ignored by what the “Wall Street Journal” called the “obsequious” media: 51 active-duty U.S. diplomats issued what is called a “dissent channel memorandum” denouncing the policies of the Obama administration towards the Syrian conflict. The original dissent […]

Egypt security forces use night vision tech to kill 35 jihadists in N. Sinai

Egypt security forces use night vision tech to kill 35 jihadists in N. Sinai

by WorldTribune Staff, June 15, 2016 Using night vision technology, Egyptian security forces were able to detect and kill a group of jihadists advancing toward a North Sinai checkpoint. The Egyptian army reported killing 35 jihadists in Sheikh Zuweid on June 15. The gunmen were spotted after dawn prayer in two areas “thanks to advanced […]

Poll of Saudis, Egyptians overwhelmingly favors Clinton

Poll of Saudis, Egyptians overwhelmingly favors Clinton

by WorldTribune Staff, June 13, 2016 Saudi and Egyptian citizens overwhelmingly disapprove of Barack Obama and prefer Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump in the 2016 race for the U.S. presidency, according to a new report. The study published on June 13 by the Institute of Policy and Strategy at IDC Herzliya found that citizens of […]

Egypt’s Christians applaud new law granting legal status to churches

Egypt’s Christians applaud new law granting legal status to churches

by WorldTribune Staff, June 10, 2016 Egypt’s Christian community is hailing a long-awaited constitutional change that governs the construction and renovation of churches. According to Article 235 of the Egyptian Constitution: “In its first legislative term following the effective date of this constitution, the parliament will issue a law to regulate the construction and renovation […]

‘Significant’ gas discovery reported off coast of Egypt

‘Significant’ gas discovery reported off coast of Egypt

by WorldTribune Staff, June 9, 2016 BP and Italy’s Eni have reported a gas discovery off the coast of Egypt that holds 70 to 80 billion cubic meters of gas. The discovery in the Baltim South West area is jointly owned by both companies, Eni said in a press release on June 9. “Baltim South […]

Researcher: Holy Family’s journey through Egypt should be celebrated, could boost tourism

Researcher: Holy Family’s journey through Egypt should be celebrated, could boost tourism

by WorldTribune Staff, June 5, 2016 The history of the Virgin Mary, baby Jesus and Joseph’s travels through Egypt should be a major event celebrated by all Egyptians, a researcher in Coptic history said. It could also be a boon to Egypt’s struggling tourism industry, said Robert Al-Faress. “The journey of the Holy Family to […]

Egypt, in goodwill test for Hamas, reopens border crossing at Rafah

Egypt, in goodwill test for Hamas, reopens border crossing at Rafah

by WorldTribune Staff, June 2, 2016 In a good faith gesture ahead of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, Egypt on June 1 temporarily reopened the Rafah border crossing at Gaza. The crossing has been all but sealed off since a terrorist attack in the Sinai Peninsula in October 2014 in which Egypt said Hamas […]

Egypt closes hospital where girl died after procedure now banned by government

Egypt closes hospital where girl died after procedure now banned by government

by WorldTribune Staff, May 31, 2016 Egyptian authorities closed a hospital and prosecutors are investigating after a 17-year-old girl died during an outlawed female circumcision operation. Mayar Mohamed Mousa, 17, died while under full anesthesia in El Canal hospital in Suez province on May 29, said Lotfi Abdel-Samee, the health ministry undersecretary in the province. […]

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