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[…]
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[…]
All checks of a Russian passenger plane that broke up in mid-air over Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula on Saturday were carried out as normal, an Egyptian airport security official and the chairman of the state company that runs civilian airports has told Middle East Eye. The security official, who spoke on[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
Dressed in military fatigues, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi visited the Sinai Peninsula on Saturday for the first time since Sinai-based militants affiliated with the Islamic State (IS) group killed 21 Egyptian soldiers, according to official sources. Sisi’s visit was carried out under heavy security and with the utmost discretion.[…]
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[…]
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[…]
A state of emergency came into force Saturday across much of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula after 30 soldiers were killed in a suicide car bombing by suspected jihadists. It was the deadliest attack on the country’s security forces since the army deposed president Mohamed Morsi last year, to the fury of[…]
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