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Egypt kills 14 suspected militants in raid after Sinai attack

Jun 06, 2019 - 7:22 PM

The attack on June 5 claimed by the Islamic State group leaves dead 8 policemen southwest of El-Arish, capital of North Sinai, and 5 militants are killed in exchanges of fire that ensued

Despite pressure in Egypt, ISIS still able to strike

Nov 04, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Since December 2016, jihadist attacks in Egypt have left more than 100 Christians dead

ANOTHER ATTACK. Egyptians carry the coffin of a soldier, who was killed a day earlier in the restive Sinai Peninsula in an attack by the Islamic State group, during a funeral ceremony in the 10th of Ramadan city, about 60 kms north of Cairo, on July 8, 2017. Photo by Mahmoud Bakkar/AFP

Egypt army says 8 soldiers, 14 jihadists killed in Sinai attack

Apr 14, 2018 - 8:14 PM

The military says it was able to 'foil a large terrorist operation'

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Egypt says 6 jihadists, 2 soldiers killed in Sinai operation

Apr 01, 2018 - 4:56 PM

The 6 jihadists are killed in an exchange of fire as the army launched a raid against a 'very dangerous terrorist cell'

Egypt anti-jihadist sweep kills 28 militants

Feb 12, 2018 - 6:54 PM

The security sweep comes as President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is seeking re-election in March, after a first term in office that has seen him crack down on an Islamist insurgency and other opponents

Egypt president vows forceful response after mosque massacre

Nov 25, 2017 - 12:13 PM

In a televised speech the president pledges to 'respond with brutal force,' adding that 'the army and police will avenge our martyrs and return security and stability with force in the coming short period'

MEETING. A handout picture released by the Egyptian Presidency on November 24, 2017 shows Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (C) meeting with officials in Cairo. AFP PHOTO/HO/EGYPTIAN PRESIDENCY

Philippines slams 'cowardly' attack on Sinai mosque

Nov 25, 2017 - 8:55 AM

'Attacks on any place of worship are totally unacceptable,' says Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano

FRIDAY PRAYERS. View of the Rawda mosque, roughly 40 kilometres west of the North Sinai capital of El-Arish, after a gun and bombing attack, on November 24, 2017. Photo by AFP/STR

Egypt mourns 305 victims of Sinai mosque attack

Nov 24, 2017 - 8:52 PM

(7th UPDATE) Egyptian air force jets later pursue the terrorists and discover 'several vehicles used in the terrorist attack, killing those inside near the vicinity of the attack,' says an army spokesman

MASSACRE. Egyptians walk past bodies following a gun and bombing attack at the Rawda mosque, west of the North Sinai capital of El-Arish, on November 24, 2017. AFP

IS executes 5 Egyptians it accuses of spying for army

Feb 11, 2017 - 6:23 PM

The Islamic State group publishes photos of 5 men in army elements on Telegram

DENR to suspend 2 mining companies in Eastern Samar

Aug 11, 2016 - 3:01 PM

Environment Secretary Gina Lopez says even with the ongoing audit she has not yet seen a model of responsible mining

Death toll in ISIS attack in Egypt's Sinai rises to 15

Mar 20, 2016 - 8:17 PM

The ministry says a checkpoint near North Sinai s provincial capital of El Arish is struck by mortar fire late on Saturday but ISIS says a suicide bomber blew up a car at the police post which jihadists then raided

Yoko Ono hospitalized due to dehydration

Feb 27, 2016 - 12:57 PM

3rd UPDATE Her son Sean Ono Lennon confirms that she was rushed to the hospital for dehydration and not a possible stroke or serious flu as reported earlier

File photo by Peter Foley/EPA

Sisi pledges transparent plane crash probe

Nov 11, 2015 - 10:29 PM

We will deal with this matter with utmost transparency and integrity says Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al Sisi

GRIEF. Relatives grieve over the coffin of Nina Lushchenko, 60, a victim of the Russian MetroJet Airbus A321 crash, during a funeral service at a church in Veliky Novgorod on November 5, 2015 ahead of her burial. Photo by Olga Maltseva/AFP

11,000 Russian travellers fly home from Egypt – Deputy PM

Nov 08, 2015 - 6:20 PM

Russia is also sending a number of experts to inspect Egypt s airports to see if security needed to be beefed up

GRIEF. Relatives grieve over the coffin of Nina Lushchenko, 60, a victim of the Russian MetroJet Airbus A321 crash, during a funeral service at a church in Veliky Novgorod on November 5, 2015 ahead of her burial. Photo by Olga Maltseva/AFP

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Nov 06, 2015 - 1:11 PM

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ISIS claims deadly Sinai bombing as experts probe Russian crash

Nov 04, 2015 - 11:28 PM

The Islamic State claims responsibility for a suicide car bomb attack on a police social club in El Arish

WAITING FOR THE BODIES. Members of the Egyptian security services stand guard as they await the bodies of the victims of the Russian passenger flight crash at Zeinhom morgue in Cairo, Egypt, October 31. Photo by Mohammed Hossam/EPA

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Nov 02, 2015 - 7:53 PM

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Russia skeptical of ISIS claim it shot down airliner over Egypt

Nov 01, 2015 - 12:29 AM

This information cannot be considered accurate according to the Russian transport minister

WAITING FOR THE BODIES. Members of the Egyptian security services stand guard as they await the bodies of the victims of the Russian passenger flight crash at Zeinhom morgue in Cairo, Egypt, October 31. Photo by Mohammed Hossam/EPA

ISIS group in Egypt claims it downed Russian charter plane

Oct 31, 2015 - 10:46 PM

The Russian airliner carrying 224 people crashes in a mountainous part of Egypt s Sinai Peninsula killing all on board

PLANE CRASH. A woman wipes her tears outside Pulkovo international airport near Saint Petersburg after a Russian plane with 224 people on board crashed in a mountainous part of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on October 31. Photo by Olga Maltseva/AFP

Shock, denial at Russia airport after plane crashes in Egypt

Oct 31, 2015 - 9:42 PM

The Kremlin designates November 1 as a day of national mourning

Russian airliner crash in Egypt kills all 224 on board

Oct 31, 2015 - 9:01 PM

3rd UPDATE The plane lost contact with air traffic control 23 minutes after taking off from the Red Sea resort of Sharm el Sheikh bound for Saint Petersburg

Egypt prolongs Sinai emergency rule, bomb wounds 18

Jul 26, 2015 - 8:28 PM

The Egyptian prime minister says the extension of the state of emergency for a 3rd time was necessary because of the dangerous security situation

Gunmen kill 2 Egypt judges, prosecutor in Sinai

May 16, 2015 - 8:35 PM

2nd UPDATE The shooting also kills the driver of the car the judicial officials were in and wounded another prosecutor the health ministry reports

Bomb kills 7 in Egypt's Sinai

May 14, 2015 - 3:32 AM

Two officers and two soldiers are killed in a bomb blast during a search operation in Rafah

Five Egyptian soldiers killed in Sinai bombing – security officials

Apr 12, 2015 - 6:00 PM

Security officials says the roadside bomb was planted in an area of the northern Sinai peninsula that is a stronghold of Ansar Beit al Maqdis

15 soldiers, 2 civilians killed in Egypt Sinai attacks

Apr 02, 2015 - 6:01 PM

Gunmen open fire on soldiers with automatic rifles and rockets at separate checkpoints south of Sheikh Zuweid east of the provincial capital of El Arish

26 killed as attacks rock Egypt's Sinai

Jan 30, 2015 - 11:54 AM

The deadly assaults are claimed by the Egyptian affiliate of the Islamic State ISIS group that has captured chunks of territory in Syria and Iraq

Emergency rule in Egypt's Sinai after bomb kills 30 troops

Oct 25, 2014 - 9:39 AM

UPDATED It was the deadliest attack on the country s security forces since the army deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi last year

STATE OF EMERGENCY. A handout picture released by the Egyptian Presidency shows Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (C) chairing a meeting with the National Defense Council in Sheikh Zuweid, North Sinai on October 24, 2014. A car bomb in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula killed at least 26 soldiers, in one of the deadliest attacks on security forces since the army deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi last year. File photo by HO/EGYPTIAN PRESIDENCY/AFP

At least 38 killed in Egypt bus crash – report

Aug 22, 2014 - 4:29 PM

The 2 buses that collided had around 80 passengers including 4 foreign tourists according to Egypt s semi official news site

Rockets kill 8 in Egypt's Sinai

Jul 14, 2014 - 7:56 AM

One rocket fell outside a shop in the south of El Arish capital of north Sinai killing the 7 civilians including a child and injuring 25 other people

Cancer-stricken Miriam asks for extended leave

Jul 11, 2014 - 5:17 PM

Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago plans to go to the US if her current treatment won t work

FIGHTER. Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago updates her colleagues on the state of her health. File photo by Romeo Bugante/Senate PRIB

Egyptian jihadist group Ansar denies 'leader' slain

May 25, 2014 - 5:00 PM

The group says Shadi al Menei was neither killed nor is he the leader of the group

UNREST. Armored personnel carriers (APC) of the Egyptian Army patrol on a road close to El Gorah in northeastern Sinai, Egypt, 21 May 2013. According to media reports on 23 May 2014, Shadi al-Menei, an Islamist leader of the Ansar Beit al-Maqdis militant group was shot dead in the Sinai Peninsula. File photo by EPA

Egypt presidential election campaign opens after bombings

May 03, 2014 - 12:54 PM

2ND UPDATE Many voters yearn for a self proclaimed strong leader such as former army chief Abdel Fattah al Sisi to restore stability

US warns of new generation of global terrorists

May 02, 2014 - 12:28 AM

Extremist violence last year was also increasingly marked by sectarian motives which the US said was a worrisome trend

TERRORISM? Flames and smoke rise from the site of twin bombings in Syria on April 9, 2014. File photo by EPA

Sinai suicide bomber kills 5 in Egypt: security

Oct 10, 2013 - 11:50 PM

A suciide bomber killed 5 after ramming his car into an army checkpoint in North Sinai

SUICIDE BOMBING. A suicide bomber rammed his car into an army checkpoint in Egypt, killing 5.

Deadly Sinai ambush adds to growing Egypt crisis

Aug 19, 2013 - 9:26 PM

The death of 25 policemen on Monday worsens matters as Egypt struggles with violent unrest following the Mohamed Morsi s ouster

SINAI AMBUSH. The death of 25 policemen on Monday worsens matters as Egypt struggles with violent unrest following the ouster of Mohamed Morsi.

Militant RPG attack kills 24 Egypt police in Sinai

Aug 19, 2013 - 3:52 PM

At least two others were injured when the unknown militants fired on the buses as they headed towards the town of Rafah on the border with the Palestinian Gaza Strip

12 dead in clashes across Egypt: health ministry

Aug 16, 2013 - 10:34 PM

At least 12 people were killed across Egypt the health ministry says in clashes between security forces and supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi

BURNING STREETS. A supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi gestures during clashes with police in Cairo on August 14, 2013, as security forces backed by bulldozers moved in on two huge pro-Morsi protest camps, launching a long-threatened crackdown that left dozens dead. Photo by AFP / Mosaab el-Shamy

Hollande, Merkel call for urgent Europe talks on Egypt

Aug 16, 2013 - 9:49 PM

French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel call for urgent European consultations on the escalating crisis in Egypt

VOLUNTARY REPATRIATION. DFA raises crisis alert level 3 over Egypt. File photo by Fayez Nuraldine/AFP

Egypt braces for 'Friday of anger' after carnage

Aug 16, 2013 - 4:03 PM

Egyptian Islamists called for a Friday of anger after nearly 600 people were killed in a crackdown on Cairo protest camps

FRIDAY OF ANGER? An Egyptian man walks between lines of bodies wrapped in shrouds at a makeshift morgue in Cairo on August 15, 2013, following a crackdown on the protest camps of supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi the previous day. The day's violence was Egypt's worst in decades, exceeding even that seen during the 18-day uprising that ousted president Hosni Mubarak. AFP PHOTO / MAHMOUD KHALED

Egyptian soldier killed in Islamist militant attack: medics

Jul 05, 2013 - 9:45 AM

An Egyptian soldier was killed following coordinated rocket and machine gun attacks on army checkpoints and a police base in Sinai

Homeless trio charged in Hollywood death

Jun 21, 2013 - 9:03 AM

Female tourist was attacked in public for refusing to give a dollar after taking a photo

BECAUSE OF A DOLLAR. 'She was attacked in front of everybody...They couldn't believe what was happening,' the victim's mother said

Two rockets fired from Sinai hit Israeli town of Eilat

Apr 17, 2013 - 3:34 PM

UPDATE Two rockets hit the southern Israeli city of Eilat on Wednesday morning April 17 causing no damages or casualties

Zsa Zsa Padilla diagnosed with stage 1 kidney cancer

Aug 19, 2012 - 2:03 PM

The news comes out on the 40th day of Dolphy s death

SINGER-ACTRESS ZSA ZSA Padilla: always a fighter. Image from the official Zsa Zsa Padilla Facebook page

Jessica Simpson relishes motherhood

May 04, 2012 - 7:18 PM

The singer lounges in the lap of luxury in her birthing suite

MOTHERS, SISTERS. Younger sister Ashlee (right) says that motherhood is one of Jessica's childhood dreams. Photo from

It's a girl for Jessica Simpson

May 02, 2012 - 11:02 AM

9 days after being overdue the singer finally gives birth — and everyone s rejoicing

FANS AND FAMILY REJOICE! Jessica Simpson has given birth to a healthy baby girl. Photo from