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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

Powerful Bombing at Egypt Police Station Kills 12

Egyptian policeman stands guard at scene of explosion

MANSOURA, Egypt - A powerful explosion believed to be caused by a car bomb ripped through a police headquarters in a Nile Delta city north of Cairo early on Tuesday, killing 12 people and wounding more than 100, leaving scores buried under the rubble. The country's interim government accused the Muslim Brotherhood of orchestrating the attack, b... more

Police Arrest Egypt Activist over Call to Protest

CAIRO - Egyptian security forces arrested a prominent political activist Thursday night over inciting a demonstration in defiance of a new law heavily restricting protests in the country, his family said. The arrest of Alaa Abdel-Fattah, a blogger who rose to prominence in Egypt's 2011 revolution, quickly dominated social media. His previous de... more

Egypt: Relations With United States in 'Turmoil'

A police helicopter flies over the presidential palace, as a man waves the Egyptian national flag , in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, July 2, 2013.

CAIRO - Egypt's foreign minister said Wednesday that relations between his country and the United States are in "turmoil" following Washington's decision to suspend delivery of tanks, helicopters and fighter jets to Egypt. The suspension, announced last week, came in response to the unrest in the wake of the July 3 military coup that ousted Moh... more

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