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In wake of Iran deal, Saudi Arabia and Egypt sign ‘Cairo Declaration’ for joint Arab military force

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi (R) speaking with Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Minister of Defense Mohammed Bin Salman during a military academy graduation ceremony in the Egyptian capital, Cairo. (AFP Photo/Ahmed Fuad/HO/ Egyptian Presidency

Special to WorldTribune.com On the heels of the Iran nuclear agreement, Egypt and Saudi Arabia have signed a pact to boost military and economic ties and also will collaborate on a joint Arab military force. Egyptian President Abdul Fatah Sisi […]

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Egypt takes delivery of 8 F-16s as U.S. ties improve

The U.S. is set to deliver a dozen F-16s to Egypt by the autumn.

Special to WorldTribune.com Egypt will take delivery of eight F-16 fighter jets from the United States as part of a $1.3 billion military package. The U.S. embassy in Cairo said on July 30 the F-16s would be delivered by July […]

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Downfall of the ayatollahs: Strategic hope for the future, Persia-centric Middle East

Iran protester in Teheran on June 13, 2009. / Olivier Laban-Mattei / AFP

Special to WorldTribune.com By Gregory R. Copley, and Dr. Assad Homayoun GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs I’ve reached the end of this great history And all the land will talk of me: I shall not die, these seeds I’ve sown will […]

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ISIL affiliate claims rocket strike on Egyptian coast guard vessel

Smokes rises from an Egyptian coastguard vessel on the coast of northern Sinai, as seen from the border of southern Gaza Strip with Egypt July 16.  /Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com The Egyptian affiliate of Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for a missile attack on an Egyptian coast guard ship. In a released statement, the ISIL affiliate, Sinai Province, said it fired a rocket […]

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Egypt’s banking system gets upgraded to ‘stable’ by Moody’s


Special to WorldTribune.com Egypt’s banking system has been upgraded from negative to stable by Moody’s Investors Service. The credit rating agency said on July 15 that the operating conditions for Cairo’s banking sector will improve amid accelerated growth and economic […]

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New wave of jihadist attacks challenge limits of Egyptian security


Special to WorldTribune.com by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct Egypt’s already severe security plight has been exacerbated by an expanding jihadist tactic of assassinating not just security but judiciary officials. On June 29, Hisham Barakat, Egypt’s most senior prosecutor, was killed […]

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Mideast geopolitics oddly working in Israel’s favor

Mount Harif and the border between Israel and Egypt. / Moshe Shai / FLASH90

Special to WorldTribune.com By Norman Bailey Israel’s neighbors are lining up to cooperate with it — if only the gas issue could be resolved. As the Israeli political class continues to play silly and often dangerous political games, as with the […]

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Israel: Hamas aided terror rampage in Israel by ISIL affiliate

A picture taken from the Rafah border of the southern Gaza Strip with Egypt shows smoke billowing in Egypt's North Sinai on July 2.  /AFP/ Said Khatib

Special to WorldTribune.com Hamas provided support to Islamic State of Iraq Levant (ISIL) affiliates that launched multiple attacks on Egyptian security forces on July 1, according to the officer who directs Israeli government activities in the Palestinian territories. Maj.-Gen. Yoav […]

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Egypt on ‘war’ footing, launches air strikes on ISIL branch in Sinai

Smoke rises in Egypt’s North Sinai as seen from the border from the southern Gaza Strip with Egypt, on July 1.  /Reuters/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

Special to WorldTribune.com Egyptian warplanes conducted air strikes on affiliates of Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) in North Sinai on July 2. Security sources reported that 23 Sinai-based insurgents affiliated with ISIL were killed in the strikes. The […]

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Coordinated attacks kill at least 20 Egyptian soldiers in Sinai near Gaza, Israel

Egyptian President, Abdul Fatah Sisi addresses mourners at the funeral of chief prosecutor Hisham Barakat.  /Mena/Xinhua Press/Corbis

Special to WorldTribune.com Officials say at least 20 Egyptian security personnel were killed in a series of coordinated attacks in North Sinai on July 1 carried out by the Egypt affiliate of Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL). The […]

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