U.S. Congress eyes urgent aid to ‘stressed’ Egypt

U.S. Congress eyes urgent aid to ‘stressed’ Egypt

Special to WorldTribune.com The U.S. Congress is proposing emergency funding for Egypt and other Middle East nations in the “multiple billions” of dollars. Sen. Lindsey Graham, part of a congressional delegation that recently visited Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Israel, said he was “stunned at how things have deteriorated,” notably in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula bordering […]

Egypt’s Sisi plans to replace uneducated police conscripts

Egypt’s Sisi plans to replace uneducated police conscripts

Special to WorldTribune.com Egyptian President Abdul Fatah Sisi plans to overhaul the nation’s police and security forces. Under a plan drafted by Sisi, uneducated conscripts will be replaced by applicants to the new “police assistant” grade who are trained in modern policing techniques, the Interior Ministry announced. Applicants for the new police assistant force must […]

Egypt’s Sisi: Best route for West in Libya is to support Gen. Haftar’s army

Egypt’s Sisi: Best route for West in Libya is to support Gen. Haftar’s army

Special to WorldTribune.com The West’s best course of action in Libya is to arm and support the army of Libyan Gen. Khalifa Haftar instead of military intervention, Egyptian President Abdul Fatah Sisi said. “If we provide arms and support to the national Libyan army it can do the job better than anyone else, better than […]

Egypt lawmakers seek ban on face-covering niqab

Egypt lawmakers seek ban on face-covering niqab

Special to WorldTribune.com A group of Egyptian lawmakers is set to introduce a bill in parliament to ban women from wearing the face-covering niqab in public. The ban, which would also apply to state institutions, is being endorsed by the Egypt Support Coalition, which claims to have 250 members in the legislature, Gulf News reported […]

Egyptian schools, in first, to teach 1979 peace accord with Israel

Egyptian schools, in first, to teach 1979 peace accord with Israel

Special to WorldTribune.com President Abdul Fatah Sisi’s overhaul of Egypt’s education system will include, for the first time, fact-based instruction on the 1979 peace treaty between Egypt and Israel. A report by Army Radio on Feb. 17 said the new curriculum pushed by Sisi “does not stray into the aggressive, biased characterizations of Israel as […]

Xi signs Egypt deals as China looks to boost Mideast clout

Xi signs Egypt deals as China looks to boost Mideast clout

Special to WorldTribune.com Chinese President Xi Jinping on Jan. 21 pledged billions of dollars in aid to Egypt as Beijing moved to boost its influence in the Middle East. “China supports Egypt’s efforts to maintain stability, develop the economy and improve livelihoods, and … play an even greater role in international and regional affairs,” Xi […]

Egypt convenes parliament for first time in 3 years

Egypt convenes parliament for first time in 3 years

Special to WorldTribune.com Egypt’s parliament, comprised primarily with supporters of President Abdul Fatah Sisi, convened on Jan. 10 for the first time in three years amidst severe security challenges to the nation, especially in the Sinai peninsula. The inaugural 2016 session was the first for the 596-seat parliament since Sisi overthrew Mohammed Morsi in 2013. […]

Egypt wants assurances Israel will keep Turkey away from Gaza

Egypt wants assurances Israel will keep Turkey away from Gaza

Special to WorldTribune.com The Egyptian government has asked Israel for clarification on talks aimed at repairing relations between Jerusalem and Turkey. Egypt is calling on Israel not to give in to Turkey’s demands on the lifting of the naval blockade on the Hamas-run Gaza Strip, senior clerks in Jerusalem told Haaretz on Jan. 7 on condition of […]

Israel-Arab peace, in the Middle East context, actually exists

Israel-Arab peace, in the Middle East context, actually exists

Special to WorldTribune.com By Alexander Maistrovoy Those who talk about peace between the Arabs and Israel don’t know the half of it. In fact, this peace exists – moreover, in recent years it has become significantly stronger. Obviously, this is not the peace in the style of post-modern culture – peace with open borders, visa-free […]

U.S. report zeroes in on Gen. Sisi’s ‘radical’ political agenda

U.S. report zeroes in on Gen. Sisi’s ‘radical’ political agenda

Special to WorldTribune.com Geostrategy-Direct.com WASHINGTON — Egypt’s new military ruler envisions his country as an Islamist dictatorship, a report said. A leading U.S. analyst said Defense Minister Abdul Fatah Sisi, contrary to his pledge to Washington, plans to rule Egypt for a long time. In a report, Robert Springborg, the analyst, said Sisi, who led […]

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