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Suicide Attack on Egypt Church Foiled

CAIRO, Egypt — A suicide attack against a church on the outskirts of Cairo was foiled Saturday when a bomber blew himself up before reaching the target, state media and security sources said.

This file photo shows Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who has officially submitted his candidacy for presidential polls due in March

Egypt’s Sisi Says He Will Personally Join Battle Against Sinai Militants

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi said on Thursday that he is prepared to personally join the battle against Islamic State militants in the Sinai Peninsula. Before assuming the presidency following a 2013 coup, Sisi held the rank of general and was head of Egypt’s armed forces.

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Report: Israel Aiding Egypt With Covert Air Strikes on Sinai Terror Targets

TEL AVIV – Israeli drones, jets, and helicopters have carried out a covert campaign with more than 100 airstrikes against Islamic State-affiliated terrorists in the Sinai over the past two years, when Egypt proved unable to deal with the jihadist threat inside its borders, the New York Times reported Saturday.

KUWAIT CITY, KUWAIT: One of four Pakistani men is publicly executed by hanging 02 October 2005 in Kuwait City after being convicted by Kuwaiti authorities of drug trafficking. Mohammad Ahmad Khan, 33, Sayed Shah, 26, Faz Yusef, 32 and Abdulbaseer Ishaq, 50, were hanged inside the interior ministry in Kuwait …

Egypt Executes Four Jihadists over 2015 Bomb Attack

Egypt on Tuesday executed four Islamists following their conviction by a military tribunal of killing three military academy students in a 2015 bomb attack that wounded six others.

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Egyptian President’s Backers Say 12 Million Want Him to Run Again

Supporters of Egypt’s president announced on Sunday that they have collected more than 12 million signatures from people urging him to run for a second four-year term, a mostly symbolic gesture, as there is little doubt he will contest, and win, next year’s elections.

People gather at Al-Rawda Mosque in Bir al-Abd northern Sinai, Egypt a day after attackers killed hundreds of worshippers, on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017. Friday's assault was Egypt's deadliest attack by Islamic extremists in the country's modern history, a grim milestone in a long-running fight against an insurgency led by …

Islamic State Has History of Targeting Mideast Sufis

The mosque where Friday’s massacre unfolded in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula had been widely associated with Sufi Muslims who have been attacked by the Islamic State group wherever the extremists operate.

Egyptian police attend the scene outside the Al-Husseini mosque in the Khan el-Khalili market following a blast, in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009. An explosion ripped into the famed bazaar in medieval Cairo killing a French woman and wounding at least 21 people, most of them foreign tourists, the …

Egypt Terrorists Attack Sufi Mosque in Sinai, 155 killed

EL-ARISH, Egypt —Egyptian state news agency MENA reports that 155 people have been killed in a bombing and shooting attack on a Sufi mosque in the volatile northern Sinai Peninsula, in what appeared to be the latest attack by the area’s local Islamic State affiliate.

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Militants Rob Bank, Attack Church in Egypt’s Sinai; Seven Dead

EL-ARISH, Egypt — In a brazen attack, about a dozen Islamic militants robbed a local bank and traded fire with security forces guarding an unused church in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula on Monday, killing seven people, including three civilians, officials said.

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Six Egyptian Soldiers Killed in Multiple Sinai Attacks

EL-ARISH, Egypt — Suspected Islamic State militants on Sunday attacked six checkpoints in the turbulent north of the Sinai Peninsula, killing six soldiers and wounding 37, according to security and hospital officials.

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Hamas Terrorist Killed in Rare Suicide Attack in Gaza Strip

A suicide bomber killed a Hamas guard in southern Gaza on Thursday, officials said, in what was seen as a rare Islamist attack against the Palestinian group that has run the impoverished enclave for a decade.

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Rivlin: World Should Recognize Golan Heights as Integral Part of Jewish State

As Israel marked the fiftieth anniversary of its military victory in the Golan Heights during the Six Day War, President Reuven Rivlin called Thursday for global recognition of Israeli rule there, saying the northern territory is “essential” to the survival of the Jewish State.

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Pope’s Timely Egypt Visit Comforts Grief-Stricken Middle East Christians

Pope Francis wrapped up a brief but deeply symbolic visit to Egypt on Saturday with an open-air Mass for the country’s tiny Catholic community, defying security concerns to show his support for the Christians of this Muslim majority Arab nation who have increasingly become targeted by Islamic militants.

ourists sunbathe on the shore of the Red Sea at a hotel that is hosting many travelers waiting to be evacuated from the resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh, south Sinai, Egypt, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015. Russia has suspended all flights to Egypt, joining the U.K., which had specifically banned all …

Israelis Warned of ‘Immediate’ Terror Threat in Egypt’s Sinai

Israel intensified its warning against citizens traveling to the Sinai Peninsula on Monday for fear of an imminent terror attack by the Islamic State, with the knowledge that thousands will spurn their advisory and travel to the area in the coming months.