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The United Nations Commission for human rights said Egyptian authorities must halt death sentences against six defendants accused of killing a policeman in the northern city of Mansoura in 2014. The Commission said on ... Many of these death sentences ...
Egypt has also been battling a wave of terrorist attacks centered mainly in North Sinai since the 2013 uprising. However, terror attacks have recently spread to Cairo, the capital, and other cities, mostly claimed by an Islamic State affiliate in Sinai ...

Most of the detainees held in these prisons, the report explained, hail from North Sinai, most commonly the towns of Rafah and Shiekh Zuwayed.
The group said it was behind the bombings in the cities of Tanta and Alexandria, and it threatened further attacks against Egypt's Coptic Christian minority.
... leaving the bombers unharmed. The movement expressed further intent to launch more attacks. militant insurgents have been predominantly active in North Sinai, targeting public, police, and army facilities, and have caused several attacks in other ...
Throughout the last two years, the Egyptian armed forces launched counterattacks against militant stationing points across the Sinai Peninsula, where the group is based, particularly in the cities of Sheikh Zuweid, Rafah, and Al-Arish. Egypt is ...

... Province' in North Sinai. Egypt's security forces killed 15 militants, 12 of them in airstrikes in the restive Sinai Peninsula and three in the coastal city of Alexandria, according to two separate statements by the Interior Ministry and the armed ...
The ISIS-affiliated group Wilayat Sinai (formerly known as Ansar Beit al-Maqdis) has wreaked havoc on North Sinai, launching near-daily attacks on security personnel and government targets.
police forces also blocked an attempt by militants to target a police checkpoint with a bombed car in Al-Arish city in North Sinai on Monday, according to the Ministry of Interior statement. "Meanwhile, during an attempt by militants to exploit the ...
The past couple of years have not been the best for the travel industry: The 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris have deeply impacted number of tourists visiting the city, and now the U.K. is projected to suffer a similar decline in light of recent ...
As a result of rivalry between Al-Fateh and Hamas, the Israeli blockade on fuel and the increasing pressure on Hamas thanks to the efforts of Saudi Arabia and the U.S.
Militant attacks have occurred mostly in North Sinai. Attacks targeting ... Mufti Ali Gomaa. October of the same year, militants driving a black private vehicle opened fire on army leader, Adel Ragaai, assassinating him in front of his residence in Al ...
As a result of rivalry between Al-Fateh and Hamas, the Israeli blockade on fuel and the increasing pressure on Hamas thanks to the efforts of Saudi Arabia and the U.S.
Egypt faces an Islamist insurgency led by Islamic State in North Sinai, where hundreds of soldiers and police have been killed.
The armed forces said Friday that they killed three militants in North Sinai amid ongoing military operations fighting terrorism.
While the Foreign Office still advise against all but essential travel to North Sinai and have stopped all UK flights to Sharm el Sheikh, there are still plenty of great places to visit in Egypt.
Europe's current policy towards Egypt is dominated by immediate migration concerns and commercial opportunities. But this short-sighted approach offers few benefits and overlooks the dangers of Egypt's current direction.

Over the last two years, the Egyptian armed forces have launched counterattacks against the militants, stationing points across the Sinai Peninsula, where the group is based in the cities of Sheikh Zuweid, Rafah, and Al-Arish. The sophistication of the ...
Militant attacks have mostly occurred in North Sinai. Attacks targeting ... Mufti Ali Gomaa. October of the same year, militants driving a black private vehicle opened fire on army leader, Adel Ragaai, assassinating him in front of his residence in Al ...
... and buy Saudi oil products needed for development purposes. The programme includes the construction of King Salman's University in Al Tor city besides funding a series of agricultural and irrigation projects, and upgrading North Sinai's network of ...
The names of five Egyptians with terrorist links to Qatar, that were part of a blacklist drawn up by Arab powers last week, have been revealed by Al Arabiya on Sunday.
... extremist group "Islamic State." Over the last two years, the Egyptian armed forces have launched counter-attacks against militant stationing points across the Sinai Peninsula, where the group is based in the cities of Sheikh Zuweid, Rafah, and Al ...
Vice President Mike Pence recently drew attention to the persecution of Christians around the world, telling a summit in Washington, D.C.
According to Body of secrets by the investigative journalist James Bamford, this was because the Liberty had monitored communications traffic that would prove Israel had slaughtered 1,000 prisoners at El Arish in North Sinai. .... Today, the ...
"I am strongly condemning the barbaric terrorist attack which targeted two buses in the city of Mina in Egypt killing nearly thirty Coptic Christians and many others wounded as they had made their way to a church", Barzani said.
Two military sources told Reuters that three additional air raids on Saturday morning struck the area of Derna, a city where east Libyan forces led by Khalifa Haftar, a close ally of Egypt, have been trying to gain control from Islamists and other ...
There is a mosque of the fort of Al-Tina (35 km) east of the city of Qantara, revealed by the North Sinai area of Islamic monuments, and has three niches and the castle is built by Sultan al-Ghuri 914 AH 1158 AD and remained up until 11400 AH, it is ...
Families across Lincolnshire will jet off to their dream holiday destination over the coming months to enjoy the summer sun overseas.
The 70-year-old Coptic Christian grandmother has had trouble sleeping since she was attacked in her nearby Egyptian village of Karm a year ago. She says living near ... Last month, suicide attacks at churches in two Egyptian cities killed 46 people ...
After World War I, Britain took control of Palestine, or the territories that encircle Jerusalem, a city that is holy to all Abrahamic religions.
(Photo: Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh)These Christian children, looking at a model of Christ at the Saint Church in Ismailia, northeast of Cairo, left Arish in North Sinai after Islamic State militants mounted a campaign targeting Christians in this ...
Summer is just around the corner and for some families it will be time to head off on their holidays. But, with so many countries in turmoil and the threat of terrorism more real than ever, many people might be reassessing their holiday plans.
The warm summer months are nearly here, which means people across Kent will be starting to plan their 2017 summer holiday. But with the latest UK terror attack in Manchester a week ago, many holidaymakers are now concerned about the probability of ...
On Friday, 28 Coptic Christians, including many children, were gunned down while on their way to a monastery near the Upper Egyptian city of Minya which is home to a significant number of Christians. The attack, which ... Because terrorism has gone ...
There have been a number of attacks by other groups including suicide attacks by Daesh (formerly referred to as ISIL), attacks by the far left DHKP(C) and the Kurdish separatist group TAK, including in cities such as Ankara and Istanbul. terrorist ...
Cairo // Another round of air strikes hit the eastern Libyan city of Derna on Monday after Egypt bombed militant bases there over the weekend in retaliation for the killing of 30 Egyptian Christians.
State television reported six air strikes against "terror camps in Libya", specifying that jihadist training camps were hit in the eastern Libyan city of Derna. Witnesses there reported four strikes by a single aircraft ... The north Minya town of ...
CAIRO (AFP) - Egypt said Saturday attackers who massacred Christians near a monastery had trained in militant camps in Libya which it targeted with air strikes, after the Islamic State group claimed responsibility.
About 70 have been killed since December in bombings claimed by Islamic State (IS) at churches in the cities of Cairo, Alexandria and Tanta.
Prior to this attack, two separate attacks took place in North Sinai in the prior day, with militants killing four security personnel.
The 70-year-old Coptic Christian grandmother has had trouble sleeping since she was attacked in her nearby village of Karm a year ago.
In a separate attack, a policeman was killed by gunmen while he was shopping in Arish, the provincial capital and the largest city of North Sinai. Sinai has remained a hotbed of militant activity since mid-2013, when Mohamed Morsi - Egypt's first ...
The soldiers were conducting an army patrol in the town of Rafah, bordering the Gaza Strip, when the attack happened. In another attack, a policeman was killed by gunmen while he was shopping in the capital of the North Sinai province. The gunmen fled ...
The soldiers were conducting a patrol in the North Sinai town of Rafah which borders the Gaza Strip. In a separate attack, a policeman was killed by gunmen while he was shopping in Arish, the capital of North Sinai province. The gunmen were able ...
CAIRO (AP) - Egypt has safely transported two unique items, a funerary bed and a chariot belonging to the famed pharaoh King Tutankhamun from a museum in central Cairo to a new one on the other side of the city. The two gold-plated artifacts, which ...
Tareq is actually originally from Al Moqataa, a little village, south of Sheikh Zuweid that became a ghost city, abandoned because of the jihadists.
CAIRO: Nine people were killed in violence in Egypt's restive Sinai Peninsula on Saturday, according to a local security source.
Two civilians were abducted and slaughtered in North Sinai cities of Rafah and Arish, the source said on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to media.
In 2015, a Russian plane en route to Sharm el-Sheikh crashed into the North Sinai, killing all passengers and crew on board.
Among the key areas of common interest between Cairo and Washington is Egypt's battle against an Islamist insurgency centred in the North Sinai, which has killed hundreds of police and military personnel in roadside bombings and insurgent attacks in ...


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