The votes are in: Members of Egyptian delegation to UN are Trump supporters

The votes are in: Members of Egyptian delegation to UN are Trump supporters

by WorldTribune Staff, September 22, 2016 Donald Trump would back Egypt’s ban on the Muslim Brotherhood while Hillary Clinton would undermine the country’s efforts to dismantle the group, members of an Egyptian delegation to the United Nations said on Sept. 21. One member of the delegation, Sahar Talaat Moustafa, the head of Egypt’s Tourism and […]

Trump to Egypt’s Sisi: More than an ally, ‘the United States will be a loyal friend’

Trump to Egypt’s Sisi: More than an ally, ‘the United States will be a loyal friend’

by WorldTribune Staff, September 20, 2016 In a meeting with Egyptian President Abdul Fatah Sisi on Sept. 19, Donald Trump expressed his solid support for Egypt’s war on terror and said a Trump administration would be “a loyal friend” to Sisi. The high-level meeting in New York City focused on political, military and economic cooperation […]

Egypt, Cyprus sign gas pipeline deal over objections of Turkish Cypriots

Egypt, Cyprus sign gas pipeline deal over objections of Turkish Cypriots

by WorldTribune Staff, September 1, 2016 Cyprus has reached an agreement to supply Egypt with natural gas via an undersea pipeline. Cypriot Energy Minister Yiorgos Lakkotrypis said on Aug. 31 that the first gas through the planned pipeline should reach Egypt between 2020 and 2022, but officials said they would try to speed up the […]

Female circumcision is now a felony in Egypt

Female circumcision is now a felony in Egypt

by WorldTribune Staff, August 29, 2016 Egypt’s government has approved a draft law making female circumcision a felony offense. The law, drafted on Aug. 28, calls for punishing anyone involved in female circumcision, better known as female genital mutilation (FGM), by five to seven years in prison instead of the current penalty of a maximum […]

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, […]

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