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 […]

Egypt, Saudi sign $10 billion deal for megacity project in Sinai

Egypt, Saudi sign $10 billion deal for megacity project in Sinai

by WorldTribune Staff, March 6, 2018 Egypt and Saudi Arabia have agreed to establish a $10 billion investment fund that will allow the Saudis to build a portion of their planned Neom megacity in parts of the southern Sinai. The two countries signed the deal during the March 4 visit to Egypt by Saudi Crown […]

Egypt: ‘Operation Sinai 2018’ has killed 105 terrorists since February

Egypt: ‘Operation Sinai 2018’ has killed 105 terrorists since February

by WorldTribune Staff, March 9, 2018 Egypt’s intensified campaign to eliminate the Sinai insurgency has resulted in the killing of 105 terrorists in the last month, a report said. Egyptian army spokesman Tamer Al-Rifai said Operation Sinai 2018, launched on Feb. 9, has been widely successful and Egyptian forces are carrying out the operation “with […]

UN report to detail Egypt’s role in North Korean weapons trade

UN report to detail Egypt’s role in North Korean weapons trade

by WorldTribune Staff, March 4, 2018 The United Nations this month will issue a report on Egypt’s facilitation of North Korean weapons shipments in the Middle East and North Africa. The UN also said North Korea was allowed to use its embassy in Cairo to showcase its current weapons systems that are available for sale. […]

Egypt, with Israel’s blessing, doubles number of troops in Sinai

Egypt, with Israel’s blessing, doubles number of troops in Sinai

by WorldTribune Staff, March 1, 2018 Egypt has more than doubled the number of troops it has stationed in the Sinai Peninsula, a Feb. 28 report said. Egyptian armed forces Maj. Gen. Mohammed el-Shahat said there are currently 88 battalions and a total of 42,630 soldiers in Sinai, Israel’s Channel 11 reported. The troop increase […]

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