Egypt

Massive Assault on Egypt Army in Sinai Kills 53 Troops

An Egyptian military officer watches at a post in Egypt's northern Sinai Peninsula, as seen from the Israel-Egypt border, in Kerem Shalom village, southern Israel, Wednesday, July 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

EL-ARISH, Egypt -- Dozens of Islamic militants unleashed a wave of simultaneous attacks, including suicide car bombings, on Egyptian army checkpoints in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday, killing at least 53 soldiers, officials said. The advanced planning and coordinated execution of the attacks show that the long-running insur... more

Egypt's El-Sissi Wants a UN-Backed Coalition on Libya

A man is comforted by others as he mourns over Egyptian Coptic Christians who were captured in Libya and killed by militants affiliated with the Islamic State group, in the village of el-Aour, near Minya, Feb. 16, 2015. (HASSAN AMMAR/AP Photo)

CAIRO — Egypt's president said in a radio interview aired on Tuesday that creating a U.N.-backed coalition was the best course of action to rid Libya of Islamic extremists. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, speaking to France's Europe 1 Radio, said Egyptian airstrikes against Islamic State group positions in Libya on Monday were in self-defense. The airs... more

Egypt Court Postpones Ruling in Mubarak Retrial

CAIRO — An Egyptian court on Saturday postponed its ruling until November in the retrial of former President Hosni Mubarak, charged with complicity in the killings of protesters during the 2011 revolt that led to his ouster. Judge Mahmoud Kamel el-Rashid said the court is still working to complete its "justifications" in the case against Mubara... more

New Egyptian Jihadi Group Forms Claims Attacks

CAIRO - A new Egyptian militant jihadi group has issued its first statement, claiming responsibility for planting explosives and attacking security men and police stations. In a statement posted on a militant website late Friday, Ajnad Misr, or Egypt's Soldiers, said it will fight the "regime's criminal organs," which it said were being used to... more

Bombings Rock Egyptian Capital, Killing 6 People

CAIRO - A truck bomb struck the main security headquarters in Cairo on Friday, one of a string of bombings targeting police within a 10-hour period, killing six people. The most significant attack yet in the Egyptian capital fueled a furious backlash against the Muslim Brotherhood amid rising fears of a militant insurgency. The mayhem on the ev... more

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