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militants believed to be members of the IS-affiliated group "Sinai Province" blew up on Monday night a residential building in the 3rd District of Al-Arish in North Sinai. The militants blew it up after evacuating all its residents, a local journalist ...
Wael Ghaith, head of the North Sinai plant subsidiary of the Desert Research Centre, said that oil palm cultivation has not proved its success on the ground so far, which makes the private sector refuse to expand in order to avoid exposure to losses ...

AS one of the former most popular holiday destinations in the world, Egypt has had it's country - and it's tourism industry - turned upside down.
The Western Cairo Prosecution unit referred on Saturday two police officers to the Criminal Court after being accused of aiding a suspect's escape while escorting him to court, according to state media.
Defense Minister Sedqi Sobhi examined army and police force operations in North Sinai on Friday, accompanied by Interior Minister Magdy Abdul Ghaffar.
As part of the operations conducted by the armed forces against militants' stationing points in North Sinai during the past few days, the air force managed to kill 18 militants in several air strikes in the cities of Al-Arish, Rafah, and Sheikh Zuweid ...

Kuwait CITY, March 18: A grant agreement was signed today in Cairo between the government of the Arab Republic of Egypt and the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development, whereby the Kuwait fund provide a grant in the amount of one hundred thousand ...
journalists and human rights groups are rarely able to investigate frequent and credible reports of abuse because the government denies them access to North Sinai. On January 13, the Interior Ministry claimed in a statement that its counterterrorism ...
In mid-January, the interior ministry claimed in a statement that its counterterrorism forces had tracked a group of suspected IS fighters to an abandoned house in al-Arish, a town on the northern Sinai coast, and were preparing to raid the house when ...
Egypt's Army and police forces have been waging a war over the past several years against an Islamist militant insurgency in North Sinai, concentrated in the cities of Arish, Rafah and Sheikh Zweid. Hundreds of security personnel have been killed in ...
The plant, with a projected 250,000 cubic meter per day capacity, will secure drinking water to East Port City, currently under construction.
According to the most recent figures, some 355 Christian families have fled from the northern Sinai city of El Arish, near the Egyptian border with the Gaza Strip and Israel.
(Beirut) - Egyptian internal security forces waging a campaign in the Sinai Peninsula against an affiliate of the Islamic State may have extrajudicially executed at least four and perhaps as many as 10 men in January 2017, Human Rights Watch said today.
Images have emerged showing ISIS fighters in the Sinai manning checkpoints and performing security inspections in the Egyptian city of Al-Arish. By Brandon ... Arish is the capital of the North Sinai and is the largest city on the peninsula. These ...
After the murder of seven Copts in February, and the release of a video from the Islamic State group's Egypt franchise threatening new attacks against Christians, more than 150 Christian families fled North Sinai, leaving only a handful of Christians ...
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has warned Brits against travel to the once thriving Egyptian resort town. On its website, the FCO warns: "We advise against all but essential travel by air to or from Sharm el-Sheikh" as "terrorists continue ...

The Social Solidarity Directorate in Gharbiya governorate has granted a LE3,000 subvention for each Coptic Christian family that arrived in the province after fleeing al-Arish city in North Sinai due to the heightened risk of attacks against them by ...
... 'security concerns police personnel prevented a group of Coptic citizens from celebrating Sunday Mass in Marmina Church, which usually holds the daily prayers in Nazlet al-Nakhl village in the southern city of Minya, according to Minya Bishop ...
Islamic State militants appeared online on Sunday evening in Egypt's North Sinai city of Al-Arish manning checkpoints and checking ID cards in search of Egyptian Christians.
militants belonging to the Islamic State-affiliate Province of Sinai have reportedly intensified their presence in Arish, setting up a number of checkpoints on the North Sinai capital's most populated streets, eyewitnesses tell Mada Masr. The militant ...
Over the course of the last two days, three high-ranking police officers were killed in the vicinity of the [third] suburb of Al-Arish city in North Sinai after being targeted by 'improvised explosive devices' (IED) that hit their convoys, according to ...
Cairo: An Egyptian court in the coastal city of Alexandria on Thursday sentenced an Islamist militant to death by hanging for murdering a Coptic alcohol vendor in the street earlier this year, legal sources said.
1Russian troops enter disputed Kurdish-held Syrian city; 2Syrian farmers fear IS will open floodgates on villages; 3South Sudan hikes visa cost to $10,000 amid famine; 4Iran successfully tests new air defence system; 5Al-Qaeda confirms US strike killed ...
Coptic Christians who recently fled North Sinai in Egypt and sought refuge in other governorates are afraid that the Islamic State has a "kill list" which has their names on it.
... in a bomb attack on a security checkpoint in the same city. Egypt's Army and police forces have been waging a war over the past several years against an Islamist militant insurgency in North Sinai, concentrated in the cities of Arish, Rafah and ...
In numerous villages across Egypt, deadly disputes between Muslim and Christian neighbors have routinely ended with the forced evacuation of the Christian community -- crimes committed during the disputes largely go unpunished.
Nahed El Sebai won the award for "best actress" at CIFF for her role as Azza, a woman with a reputation as the village fool.
The ruling was issued by the North Sinai Criminal Court, and is subject to appeal, according to the source. Life sentences in Egypt last for 25 years.
A local affiliate of ISIS has been waging a low-level insurgency in the North Sinai town of Al-Arish in just over a month. The two killings, followed by another killing 48 hours later, was the signal for the Christian residents to flee the coastal town ...
Sources from the Security Directorate in North Sinai told Al-Monitor on condition of anonymity that el-Arish, which is a crowded urban city, is the Achilles' heel of the security forces as armed men hide between civilians and kill Copts inside their ...
Security authorities in North Sinai reported that seven extremists were killed in different crackdowns across the governorate's cities over the past few days. ... police forces responded to an armed attack on a police checkpoint on Assiut street in al ...
More than 140 families - nearly 550 Egyptian Copts - have fled the nearby city of Ismailiya, according to the Coptic Orthodox Church.
29, in Arish, North Sinai Province, Egypt, on Jan. 31, 2015. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on Saturday strongly condemned Thursday's terrorist attacks in Sinai, Egypt, of which the death toll rose to 33.
Egypt has been battling waves of militant attacks in North Sinai, centred mainly in Rafah, Shiekh Zuewied and Arish citiessince the ouster of former Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013, following nation-wide protests against his rule. Some ...
A landmine that was placed in a field in the village of Husainat, west of the border city of Rafah, killed two civilians, an Egyptian security source said.
In the wake of the massive outflow of Coptic citizens from the North Sinai's city of Al-Arish, the North Sinai security chief, Sayed El-Habal, led a large-scale security sweeping operation inside the different cities of the governorate, said a ...
In the aftermath of the massive exodus of more than 100 Coptic families from the North Sinai city of Al-Arish after threats from militants, a delegation from the human rights Sector affiliated to the Ministry of Interior as well as a National Council ...
... followers to target the minority group. The internal displacement has reached a scale rarely seen in Egypt outside natural disasters.
Less than a week has passed since the terrorist "Islamic State" (IS) group declared responsibility over the Botroseya Church blast, which occurred in December.
A truck loaded with goods arrives for Christian families who fled el-Arish at the Evangelical Church in Ismailia, 120 kilometers (75 miles) east of Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017.
The 35-year-old Christian, who owns a plumbing supply business in Egypt's troubled northern Sinai town of el-Arish, packed up a few belongings and brought his family to the Suez Canal city of Ismailia, joining hundreds of Christians fleeing a spate of ...
Mosul, Iraq - U.S.-backed Iraqi forces push deeper into western Mosul after retaking the city's airport from Islamic State and punching into built-up areas of the jihadists' last major stronghold in the country.
Dozens of Coptic Christians fled the city of Al-Arish in northern Sinai on Friday, heading to the adjacent Ismailia governorate and various Suez Canal cities, after violent acts of terrorism targeting them escalated in the recent few weeks. A priest in ...
Dozens of Coptic Christian families in Egypt have fled North Sinai province after a number of killings in recent weeks by suspected Islamist militants.
Gaza's senior Hamas leader Ismail Haniya (R) meets with freed Palestinian prisoner Yahya Sinwar (L), in Gaza City on Feb. 21.
The video was followed, in recent days, by a series of attacks by gunmen in El Arish, the main town in northern Sinai. On Thursday, a plumber in the city was shot dead in front of his wife and children at their home, according to aid workers and ...
Two Coptic citizens were found killed on Wednesday inside the North Sinai's city of Al-Arish. Their copses had been thrown behind a state-run language school inside Al-Arish, a member of parliament (MP) representing Al-Arish city, Hossam El Refaay ...
Meanwhile, the IS-affiliated news agency of "Ammaq" declared on Monday that five civilians had been killed in a strike executed by an Israeli drone against a vehicle inside a village located south of the North Sinai city of Rafah. It was clear that ...


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