Sinai

Egypt vows to avenge Sinai mosque massacre

Egyptian media reports say at least 235 people have been killed in a bomb and gun attack on a mosque in the country’s northern Sinai Peninsula. The attack occurred in Bir al-Abed, a town in North Sinai province, shortly after Friday prayers. Egyptian state media MENA put the death toll[…]

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Russian airliner may have been ‘downed by bomb’

British and US officials say they have information suggesting the Russian jetliner that crashed in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula may have been brought down by a bomb. British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Wednesday that there was a “significant possibility” the crash was caused by a bomb, and Britain was[…]

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Russia mourns victims of Sinai plane crash

Russia mourned the victims of its biggest ever air disaster after a passenger jet full of Russian tourists crashed in Egypt’s Sinai, killing all 224 people on board. Flags were at half mast on the parliament building on Sunday, in the Kremlin, and on other official buildings in honour of[…]

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Hamas members held hostage by militant group

Four Palestinians kidnapped at gunpoint in Egypt’s Sinai late Wednesday are members of Hamas, Egyptian security officials said, and are being held hostage by the Sinai Province militant group. Egyptian officials told Ma’an that the four Hamas members were taken hostage by the IS-affiliated group as a bargaining chip to[…]

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Sinai: ‘There were so many dead’

It has been a long week for Egypt’s Sinai residents, many of whom have fled as the situation in the area, following a high-profile attack earlier this month, continues to degenerate. Militants affiliated with the Islamic State (IS) group fired three Grad rockets last week into the coastal Israeli city[…]

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Abbas denounces Sinai attacks

President Mahmoud Abbas expressed condolences to the Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as well as solidarity with the Egyptian people Wednesday after an attack in the Sinai Peninsula that left dozens of Egyptian soldiers dead. In his message, the Abbas described the groups responsible for the attack on Egyptian soldiers[…]

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64 Egyptian soldiers killed in Sinai attacks

At least 64 Egyptian soldiers were killed as radicals launched multiple attacks on targets in the northern Sinai peninsula, Egyptian officials said. Egyptian army spokesman Muhammad Samir said that 70 radicals attacked five military checkpoints in the northern Sinai, with 22 killed in gun battles with Egyptian troops. The army[…]

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