Egypt bans loudspeakers at mosques during Taraweeh prayers

Egypt bans loudspeakers at mosques during Taraweeh prayers

by WorldTribune Staff, May 24, 2017 The Egyptian Ministry of Religious Endowments has banned mosques from using external loudspeakers during Taraweeh prayers. Taraweeh is a special prayer recited only during the Muslim festival of Ramadan that is read following the fifth prayer of the day. Religious Endowments Minister Mokhtar Gomaa said the rationale for the […]

Sinai Bedouin are now aligning with Egypt against ISIS

Sinai Bedouin are now aligning with Egypt against ISIS

by WorldTribune Staff, May 5, 2017 Fed up with continued clashes with the Islamic State (ISIS) affiliate in Sinai, Bedouins are now offering assistance to an Egyptian government with which they often refused to cooperate in the past. According to an April 29 report in Al-Arabi Al-Jadeed, ISIS affiliate Sinai Province over the past three years […]

Violence in God’s name can’t be tolerated, Pope Francis tells Egyptian Muslim leaders

Violence in God’s name can’t be tolerated, Pope Francis tells Egyptian Muslim leaders

by WorldTribune Staff, April 30, 2017 Egypt’s religious leaders have an “obligation” to condemn “violence in the name of religion,” Pope Francis said on April 28. “Let us say once more a firm and clear ‘No!’ to every form of violence, vengeance, and hatred carried out in the name of God,” the pope said during his […]

Egypt’s Sisi uses social media, puts heat on imams in campaign to reform Islam

Egypt’s Sisi uses social media, puts heat on imams in campaign to reform Islam

by WorldTribune Staff, May 31, 2015 and Republished on April 26, 2017 After placing Egypt at the forefront of a “religious revolution” in a New Year’s speech, President Abdul Fatah Sisi has tasked clerics with combating radicalism in schools, mosques and the media. “You, imams, are responsible before Allah. The entire world is waiting. The […]

Egypt airstrikes in Sinai kill 19 ISIS jihadists, including top leaders

Egypt airstrikes in Sinai kill 19 ISIS jihadists, including top leaders

by WorldTribune Staff, April 21, 2017 Three leaders of the Islamic State (ISIS) affiliate in Egypt were among 19 jihadists killed in airstrikes in north Sinai, Egypt’s military said on April 20. The military said the airstrikes were directed at jihadists of Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, which pledged allegiance to ISIS in 2014 and adopted the […]

Report: Egypt offered to send 40,000 ground troops to Yemen

Report: Egypt offered to send 40,000 ground troops to Yemen

by WorldTribune Staff, April 18, 2017 President Abdul Fatah Sisi offered to send up to 40,000 Egyptian ground troops to fight alongside the Saudi-led Arab coalition in Yemen, a Saudi general said. “His excellency Sisi offered Saudi Arabia and the coalition to send ground troops,” Gen. Ahmed Asiri told Al Arabiya on April 16. Asiri […]

Egypt’s Sisi uses social media, puts heat on imams in campaign to reform Islam

Egypt’s Sisi uses social media, puts heat on imams in campaign to reform Islam

by WorldTribune Staff, May 31, 2015, Republished April 26, 2017 After placing Egypt at the forefront of a “religious revolution” in a New Year’s speech, President Abdul Fatah Sisi has tasked clerics with combating radicalism in schools, mosques and the media. “You, imams, are responsible before Allah. The entire world is waiting. The entire world […]

Sisi declares state of emergency in Egypt; ISIS had warned Christian population

Sisi declares state of emergency in Egypt; ISIS had warned Christian population

by WorldTribune Staff, April 10, 2017 Egypt’s president has declared a three-month state of emergency following two Islamic State (ISIS) bombings on Coptic Christian churches that killed at least 44 people. It is estimated that Christians make up about 10 to 15 percent of Egypt’s population of 80 million. “A series of steps will be […]

ISIS claims responsibility for Palm Sunday church attacks in Egypt

ISIS claims responsibility for Palm Sunday church attacks in Egypt

by WorldTribune Staff, April 9, 2017 Islamic State (ISIS) claimed responsibility for attacks on two Egyptian Coptic churches on Palm Sunday in which 43 people were killed and more than 100 injured. ISIS’s affiliate in Egypt has increased attacks and threats against what is the largest Christian minority in the Middle East. About 10 percent […]

Egypt’s Sisi hails President Trump: ‘Nothing better than to counter evil’

Egypt’s Sisi hails President Trump: ‘Nothing better than to counter evil’

by WorldTribune Staff, April 6, 2017 U.S. President Donald Trump has a “true understanding” of Mideast terrorism and what it takes to defeat it, Egyptian President Abdul Fatah Sisi said on April 5. “There is a true understanding of realities in the region,” Sisi told Fox News in an interview, following his meeting with Trump […]

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