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  • Scores killed as militants attack Egyptian troops in Sinai

    Islamic State-linked militants struck Egyptian army outposts in the Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday in a coordinated wave of suicide bombings and battles that underlined the government's failure to stem an insurgency despite a two-year crackdown. Security...
  • Massive assault on Egypt army in Sinai kills 64 troops

    Massive assault on Egypt army in Sinai kills 64 troops
    Islamic State-linked militants struck Egyptian army outposts in the Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday in a coordinated wave of suicide bombings and battles that underlined the government's failure to stem an insurgency despite a two-year crackdown. Security...
  • Scores slain as militants attack Egyptian army checkpoints in Sinai

    Scores slain as militants attack Egyptian army checkpoints in Sinai
    Heavily armed militants claiming allegiance to Islamic State carried out a broad assault on Egyptian security forces in the Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday, a daylong battle that left scores of troops, civilians and extremists dead and raised the specter...
  • A look at major militant attacks in Egypt

    Islamic militants unleashed a wave of simultaneous attacks Wednesday on Egyptian army checkpoints in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula. The coordinated assaults set off the fiercest clashes in decades in the peninsula, killing at least 64 soldiers...
  • Egypt's president vows 'swift justice' after assassination

    President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi vowed Tuesday to accelerate a crackdown on extremists and bring "swift justice" after the assassination of Egypt's chief prosecutor, raising the prospect of carrying out executions of senior Muslim Brotherhood figures,...
  • Egypt's Sisi warns of new crackdown against domestic 'enemies'

    Egypt's Sisi warns of new crackdown against domestic 'enemies'
    President Abdel Fattah Sisi, paying tribute to his assassinated top prosecutor, on Tuesday signaled the start of an even harsher security crackdown targeting “enemies” of his government. At the funeral of Hisham Barakat, the prosecutor...
  • Car bomb in Cairo kills Egypt's top prosecutor

    Car bomb in Cairo kills Egypt's top prosecutor
    A car bomb killed Egypt's top prosecutor on Monday, ripping through his convoy in a Cairo neighborhood, in the first assassination of a top official in the country in a quarter century, marking an apparent escalation by Islamic militants in their campaign...
  • A year after Gaza war, Hamas entrenched as frustration grows

    Emad Firi is angry. During last summer's Israel-Hamas war, a shell slammed through the roof of his house and shredded his right leg. Unable to work, Firi's son now drives his taxi but the family struggles to survive. The 50-year-old blames Israel, but...
  • Fallen Egypt archaeologist wants international Grand Museum

    For more than a decade, he was the self-styled Indiana Jones of Egypt, presiding over its antiquities and striding through temples and tombs as the star of TV documentaries that made him an international celebrity. But four years after the uprising...
  • Bomb kills Egypt's top prosecutor as he drives to work

    A car bomb killed Egypt's chief prosecutor Monday in the country's first assassination of a senior official in 25 years, marking what could be an escalation in a campaign by Islamic militants toward targeting leaders of a crackdown on the Muslim...
  • Blast in Egypt may signal deadly new phase in fight against militants

    Blast in Egypt may signal deadly new phase in fight against militants
    The thunderous bomb blast that killed Egypt’s state prosecutor on Monday could herald a deadly new phase in the authoritarian government’s nearly 2-year-old battle to eradicate Islamist extremists. The assassination of Hisham Barakat, who...