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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

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'

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

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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

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

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

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

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