Who’s who: Vote tally on UN resolution slamming U.S. on Jerusalem

Who’s who: Vote tally on UN resolution slamming U.S. on Jerusalem

Special to WorldTribune , December 21, 2017 Yes: 128 No: 9 Abstain: 35 Y  AFGHANISTAN Y  DOMINICA Y  LITHUANIA SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE Y  ALBANIA A  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Y  LUXEMBOURG Y  SAUDI ARABIA Y  ALGERIA Y  ECUADOR Y  MADAGASCAR Y  SENEGAL Y  ANDORRA Y  EGYPT A  MALAWI Y  SERBIA Y  ANGOLA EL SALVADOR Y  MALAYSIA […]

Egyptian firm pulls the plug on its North Korean cell phone service

Egyptian firm pulls the plug on its North Korean cell phone service

by WorldTribune Staff, December 19, 2017 Egypt’s Orascom has halted service to its 3G mobile phone network in North Korea. Newsis reported on Dec. 19 that Orascom, amid mounting pressure from the U.S. and UN, has decided to pull its network out of the North completely. Related: Reports: Egypt has severed ties with North Korea, […]

Egyptian women granted inheritance rights

Egyptian women granted inheritance rights

by WorldTribune Staff, December 13, 2017 Egyptian parliament has passed a law granting women their legitimate right to inheritance. Article 49 of the law, passed on Dec. 5, states that anyone who deliberately denies the heir, be it a man or a woman, their legal share of inheritance or confiscates a document confirming this share […]

Iran calls on Islamic states to sever ties with U.S.; Abbas cancels Pence meeting

Iran calls on Islamic states to sever ties with U.S.; Abbas cancels Pence meeting

by WorldTribune Staff, December 10, 2017 President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and plans to move the U.S. embassy to the city gives Muslim states an opportunity to unite and sever ties with the U.S., the deputy speaker of Iranian parliament said. “The least move the Muslim states can make is […]

ISIS warned elders in Egyptian village in advance of horrific attack

ISIS warned elders in Egyptian village in advance of horrific attack

by WorldTribune Staff, November 27, 2017 Elders and residents in the Egyptian town where Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists killed at least 305 people in a Nov. 24 attack on a Sufi mosque had been warned in advance by ISIS, a report said. Security officials in Bir Al-Abed, located near the city of El-Arish in North […]

305 killed in Egypt’s worst terror attack in modern history

305 killed in Egypt’s worst terror attack in modern history

by WorldTribune Staff, November 26, 2017 The death toll from the Nov. 24 terror attack on a mosque in Egypt’s North Sinai has risen to 305, including 27 children, the country’s chief prosecutor said. The attack was carried out by 25 to 30 jihadists wearing military-like uniforms and some carrying Islamic State (ISIS) flags, chief […]

40 years after Sadat’s historic visit, Israel pays tribute

40 years after Sadat’s historic visit, Israel pays tribute

by WorldTribune Staff, November 23, 2017 The connection between Israel and Egypt “is more important than words can say” and “can never be taken for granted,” Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said on Nov. 22 in a ceremony marking 40 years since the historic visit of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat to Israel. “Forty years later, thirty-eight […]

Israeli defense minister urges Arab leaders to follow Sadat’s example

Israeli defense minister urges Arab leaders to follow Sadat’s example

by WorldTribune Staff, November 19, 2017 Arab leaders should forge a “coalition of moderates against Iran,” Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said on Nov. 18. The leaders also should follow late Egyptian President Anwar Sadat’s lead in reaching out to Israel, Liberman wrote in a Facebook post. On Nov. 19, 1977, Sadat became the first […]

Egypt declares state of emergency after 52 security forces killed during shootout

Egypt declares state of emergency after 52 security forces killed during shootout

by WorldTribune Staff, October 22, 2017 Egypt’s parliament on Oct. 22 declared a three-month nationwide state of emergency in the wake of an Oct. 20 terror attack that killed 52 Egyptian security personnel. The state of emergency gives authorities greater power to crack down on what are described as “enemies of the state.” Acting on […]

ISIS rocket from Sinai ‘targeted a Jewish community with two Grad missiles’

ISIS rocket from Sinai ‘targeted a Jewish community with two Grad missiles’

by WorldTribune Staff, October 17, 2017 Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists fired two rockets from Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula into southern Israel on Oct. 15, the terror organization’s Amaq propaganda agency said. The attack “targeted a Jewish community with two Grad missiles,” Amaq said in a statement. The rockets hit the Eshkol Regional Council territory in Negev, […]