Egypt’s military hit by major ISIL attack in the Sinai

Egypt’s military hit by major ISIL attack in the Sinai

by WorldTribune Staff, November 29, 2016 Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) jihadists used 4-wheel drive vehicles rigged with explosives to attack a North Sinai checkpoint on Nov. 24, killing at least 12 Egyptian soldiers. “A number of caliphate soldiers attacked a checkpoint belonging to the apostate Egyptian army in the Sabeel village, southwest […]

Egypt eyes crocodile exports as solution to fiscal woes

Egypt eyes crocodile exports as solution to fiscal woes

by WorldTribune Staff, November 29, 2016 Crocodiles have been roaming Egypt for millions of years. Cairo’s leaders figured it was about time they cashed in on it. Egyptian Environment Minister Khalid Fahmi outlined a plan to export crocodiles as a new source of foreign currency for a country whose tourist industry has suffered after major […]

New massive offshore gas field could make Egypt self-sufficient

New massive offshore gas field could make Egypt self-sufficient

by WorldTribune Staff, November 24, 2016 A major offshore discovery could lead Egypt to fully supply itself with natural gas by 2021. Deposits in the massive offshore Zohr field in the southeast Mediterranean are estimated at 30 trillion cubic feet, which would provide Egypt with 10 years’ worth of natural gas, industry analysts say. The […]

Prosecutors detail ISIL assassination plots against Egypt’s Sisi

Prosecutors detail ISIL assassination plots against Egypt’s Sisi

by WorldTribune Staff, November 21, 2016 Nearly 300 alleged members of Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) have been referred for prosecution on charges of plotting to assassinate Egyptian President Abdul Fatah Sisi. Egypt’s prosecution on Nov. 20 said 292 suspects were referred to a military court after a year-long investigation uncovered two plots […]

Egypt’s Sisi sees U.S. re-engagement: Trump has ‘deep understanding’ of our region

Egypt’s Sisi sees U.S. re-engagement: Trump has ‘deep understanding’ of our region

by WorldTribune Staff, November 20, 2016 Donald Trump will be a strong leader for America and has a “deep understanding” of the Middle East, Egyptian President Abdul Fatah Sisi said. “I believe that President Trump will be vigorously engaged with the issues in the region,” Sisi said in an interview with Portuguese news agency LUSA […]

Kuwait to supply Egypt with 2 million barrels of oil per month

Kuwait to supply Egypt with 2 million barrels of oil per month

by WorldTribune Staff, November 16, 2016 Kuwait has agreed to supply Egypt with up to two million barrels of crude oil per month at the global price, a report said. The Kuwait deal will fill the gap in Egypt’s oil needs after Saudi Aramco suspended its shipments to Cairo in October. Kuwait’s cabinet on Nov. […]

Clinton’s loss a major blow for Muslim Brotherhood, Egyptian parliament members say

Clinton’s loss a major blow for Muslim Brotherhood, Egyptian parliament members say

by WorldTribune Staff, November 11, 2016 Egyptian parliament members said Donald Trump’s election victory is a positive development for Egypt and a major setback for the Muslim Brotherhood. The Brotherhood was “eager to see Clinton become the new ‎president to use it as a tool for exerting ‎pressure on Egypt, but their hopes were ‎seriously […]

World leaders hail Trump win; foreign policy elites in denial

World leaders hail Trump win; foreign policy elites in denial

by WorldTribune Staff, November 9, 2016 While world leaders were quick to congratulate Donald Trump for his historic victory on Nov. 8, shell-shocked foreign policy types were not so sure the sun would come up on Nov. 9 as President Barack Obama had assured. Egyptian President Abdul Fatah Sisi was the first leaders to phone […]

Saudi indefinitely halts oil shipments to Egypt

Saudi indefinitely halts oil shipments to Egypt

by WorldTribune Staff, November 9, 2016 The rift between Egypt and Saudi Arabia appeared to widen on Nov. 8 when the Saudis indefinitely halted oil shipments to Cairo. Saudi King Salman in April agreed to provide Egypt with 700,000 tons of refined oil products per month for five years but the shipments stopped arriving in […]

Egypt cut energy deal with Kuwaiti firm amid strains with Saudis

Egypt cut energy deal with Kuwaiti firm amid strains with Saudis

by WorldTribune Staff, November 3, 2016 Egypt, looking elsewhere to fill its energy needs amid a row with Saudi Arabia, signed an agreement with a Kuwaiti firm that will give Cairo a 20 percent stake in an Iraqi oil field. Kuwait Energy Plc signed an agreement with Egypt General Petroleum Corp. (EGPC) for a 20 […]

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