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 […]

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 […]

White House confirms state visit by Egypt’s Sisi next week

White House confirms state visit by Egypt’s Sisi next week

by WorldTribune Staff, March 29, 2017 Egyptian President Abdul Fatah Sisi will make his first state visit to the White House next week. “President Donald J. Trump looks forward to welcoming President Sisi of Egypt for an official visit to Washington on April 3,” White House press secretary Sean Spicer said in a statement on […]

Jihadist bombs kill 10 Egyptian officers and soldiers in the Sinai

Jihadist bombs kill 10 Egyptian officers and soldiers in the Sinai

by WorldTribune Staff, March 24, 2017 Three Egyptian military officers and seven soldiers were killed on March 23 during an operation against terrorists in the Sinai Peninsula. The security forces’ vehicles were hit by two improvised bombs during the operation, the military said, according to Reuters. Egyptian forces killed 15 jihadists and arrested seven others […]

‘Let my people go’: Americans in November chose freedom over return to the ‘Pharoah’

‘Let my people go’: Americans in November chose freedom over return to the ‘Pharoah’

Special to WorldTribune.com By J. Russell Capps, State News Today The Old Testament reveals that God wanted a family through which He could bless all the nations of the earth. He chose the descendants of the twelve tribes of Jacob, known as the Israelites. The wise will learn from their journey. When ancient Israel wandered […]

Trump to host Egypt’s Sisi in early April

Trump to host Egypt’s Sisi in early April

by WorldTribune Staff, March 20, 2017 Egyptian President Abdul Fatah Sisi will make his first state visit to Washington on April 3. A White House official confirmed on March 19 that President Donald Trump will host the Egyptian leader, Reuters reported. Former President Barack Obama had never extended a formal invitation to Sisi, who was elected […]

Report: Russia sends special forces to Egypt-Libya border

Report: Russia sends special forces to Egypt-Libya border

by WorldTribune Staff, March 14, 2017 Russia is said to have deployed special forces near the Egypt-Libya border, likely in support of Libyan Gen. Khalifa Haftar, U.S. and Egyptian diplomatic sources said. Haftar, who commands the eastern-based Libyan National Army, opposes the UN-backed government in Tripoli. The American sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, […]

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