Change to constitution could extend Egypt’s Sisi stay in power

Change to constitution could extend Egypt’s Sisi stay in power

by WorldTribune Staff, February 6, 2019 Legislation aimed at amending Egypt’s constitution would allow President Abdul Fatah Sisi to significantly extend his time in office. The amendment has been approved by a parliamentary committee and would lengthen presidential terms from four to six years and would allow Sisi to run for another two terms. Currently, […]

Pompeo in Egypt: ‘The age of self-inflicted American shame is over’

Pompeo in Egypt: ‘The age of self-inflicted American shame is over’

by WorldTribune Staff, January 11, 2019 Since President Donald Trump took office, the United States has “reasserted its traditional role as a force for good” in the Middle East, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a speech delivered at the American University in Cairo on Jan. 10. In a scathing rebuke of Obama administration […]

2 ex-presidents in same Egyptian courtroom as Mubarak testifies against Morsi

2 ex-presidents in same Egyptian courtroom as Mubarak testifies against Morsi

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE: Countdown: Top stories of 2018 by WorldTribune Staff, December 28, 2018 Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak appeared in court on Dec. 26 to testify against his successor, Mohammed Morsi, who is on trial for what prosecutors say is his role in a mass prison break during the 2011 revolution that […]

Peace deal: Saudis, Egypt reportedly encouraging Arab-Israel trade ties

Peace deal: Saudis, Egypt reportedly encouraging Arab-Israel trade ties

by WorldTribune Staff, November 29, 2018 Leaders from Saudi Arabia and Egypt are encouraging Arab nations to open economic relations with Israel as part of the U.S.’s Middle East peace plan, a report said. During his visit to Cairo this week, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman held extensive meetings with Egyptian President Abdul Fatah […]

Revival: Egypt’s tourism revenues up substantially in first half of 2018

Revival: Egypt’s tourism revenues up substantially in first half of 2018

by WorldTribune Staff, August 31, 2018 Egypt’s tourism revenues increased by 77 percent in the first half of 2018, a government official said. “Indicators suggest the sector will earn about $9 billion by the end of this year,” the official told Reuters, adding there were expectations of greater tourist traffic from western Europe, Italy, Germany […]

Palestinians warned not to participate in ‘Kiki’ dance challenge

Palestinians warned not to participate in ‘Kiki’ dance challenge

by WorldTribune Staff, July 29, 2018 Palestinians are the latest Middle East citizens to be warned by authorities not to participate in the “Kiki challenge.” In the “Kiki challenge” – which has gone viral on social media – participants get out of a slowly moving car and leave the door open as they dance alongside it […]

Tourists returning to Egypt amid improved security, lower prices

Tourists returning to Egypt amid improved security, lower prices

by WorldTribune Staff, May 21, 2018 Egypt’s vital tourism industry, which accounts for 15 percent of the national economy, is showing signs of rebounding after internal unrest and terrorism devastated the industry. Amid tightened security, Egypt has enticed new visitors with lower prices, resulting in a 30 percent increase in the number of tourists during […]

Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan fail to agree on Nile dispute

Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan fail to agree on Nile dispute

by WorldTribune Staff, May 9, 2018 Talks between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan over a massive Nile River dam project ended last week with no agreement reached. Technical talks among irrigation ministers of the three countries in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, ended with no deal, Hossam el-Emam, a spokesperson for Egypt’s Irrigation Ministry, told The […]

Reports: Egypt moving troops near Israel border for massive attack on ISIS affiliate

Reports: Egypt moving troops near Israel border for massive attack on ISIS affiliate

by WorldTribune Staff, May 3, 2018 The Egyptian military is deploying troops to its borders with Israel and the Gaza Strip in preparation for what was described as “extraordinarily massive attacks” on the Islamic State (ISIS) affiliate in the Sinai Peninsula, reports say. Egypt has informed Israel about the troop buildup, Haaretz reported on May […]

Egypt’s Sisi wins second term with 97 percent of vote

Egypt’s Sisi wins second term with 97 percent of vote

by WorldTribune Staff, April 3, 2018 Egyptian President Abdul Fatah Sisi won re-election in a landslide with 97.08 percent of valid votes cast, Egypt’s National Elections Authority (NEA) said on April 2. The NEA said that 24,254,152 citizens voted in the elections at home and abroad, out of nearly 59 million eligible voters, representing a […]

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