U.S. Joint Chiefs chairman, Egypt defense leaders discuss bilateral relationship

Special to WorldTribune.com Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, discussed America’s commitment to its “security partnership” with Egypt during a visit to Cairo on Feb. 20. “Dunford visited Cairo to demonstrate U.S. commitment to strengthening the security partnership between Egypt and the United States,” according to a U.S. Defense Department […]

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 […]

Boutros-Ghali, former UN secretary general, dies at 93

Special to WorldTribune.com Boutros Boutros-Ghali, who led the United Nations as secretary general in the 1990s, died on Feb. 16 in an Egyptian hospital. He was 93. Current UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called Boutros-Ghali “a memorable leader who rendered invaluable services to world peace and international order.” A senior minister to Egyptian President Hosni […]

Report: Egypt’s Sisi gives rare praise to Netanyahu’s ‘great powers’

Special to WorldTribune.com In a remarkable homage from Egypt’s leader to Israel’s leader, President Abdul Fatah Sisi said recently that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “possesses great powers.” The rare quote of praise was posted to Twitter on Feb. 14 by Zvika Klein, a reporter for Makor Rishon. Sisi told a delegation of the Conference of […]

Egypt’s Sisi hosts key American Jewish leaders

Special to WorldTribune.com A delegation of American Jewish leaders met with Egyptian President Abdul Fatah Sisi on Feb. 11 to discuss Cairo’s security cooperation with Israel and U.S.-Egypt relations. The meetings between Sisi as well as other Egyptian officials, and 36 members of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations was described as […]

EgyptAir mechanic suspected of planting bomb that took down Russian airliner

Special to WorldTribune.com A mechanic who was working for EgyptAir is suspected of planting the bomb that brought down a Russian airliner last October in the Sinai Peninsula. Sources who declined to be identified because of the ongoing investigation, told Reuters the mechanic was detained by Egyptian authorities. It was reported the mechanic’s cousin was […]

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 […]

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