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  • Egypt says kills top militant leader in Sinai

    CAIRO (Reuters) - A top leader of Egypt's most active Islamist militant group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis was killed on Friday by Egyptian soldiers in the lawless north of the Sinai Peninsula, a military spokesman said on Facebook. Sinai-based Ansar, which...
  • As Obama gave Syria nod, his coalition was still unclear

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The effectiveness of the U.S.-led coalition effort in Syria is under scrutiny as Islamic State fighters try to overrun a strategic Syrian town on Turkey's border. The United States and its allies, including Gulf states, have...
  • Egyptian police arrest militants accused of recruiting for Islamic State

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian police have arrested four Islamic militants accused of recruiting youths to fight for Islamic State, the Mena state news agency said. Mena reported that the men were arrested in the Mediterranean city of Port Said on Sunday...
  • Sinai militants say they have beheaded three Egyptians

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's most violent Islamist group released a video on Sunday showing militants beheading three Egyptians whom they accused of being informants for Israeli intelligence. In a video posted on YouTube, the Sinai-based Ansar Bayt al-...
  • Sentiment divided at haj pilgrimage over role of Islamist militants

    ARAFAT Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Former Egyptian army officer Suliman Ouda minced no words as he climbed Mount Arafat, denouncing Islamist militants in Syria and Iraq as terrorists. But Syrian engineer Ahmed Orabi, standing nearby on the hill where...
  • Daniel Gordis: Another Palestinian leader makes a mistake at U.N.

    Daniel Gordis: Another Palestinian leader makes a mistake at U.N.
    Abba Eban, Israel's legendary representative to the United Nations, once famously remarked that "the Arabs never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity." Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas proved Eban's point Friday, in an incendiary speech to the U....
  • Factbox: Fractured mosaic of North Africa's militant groups

    ALGIERS (Reuters) - Egyptian security officials have offered military training to pro-government forces in Libya, citing what they said was a growing regional threat from Islamist militants. North Africa is one of the main sources of jihadi fighters...
  • U.S. won Arab support for airstrikes, but challenges remain

    U.S. won Arab support for airstrikes, but challenges remain
    It was a telling contrast: a high-profile shout-out Tuesday from President Obama to Arab allies who joined in U.S.-led airstrikes against Sunni Muslim militants in Syria – coupled with cautious, distancing and sometimes belated statements from the...
  • Fatih Akin's 'The Cut' to Open Revived Cairo Film Festival

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - ROME - Fatih Akin's drama "The Cut," about the Armenian genocide, will open the 36th edition of the revived Cairo Film Festival, which will run Nov. 9-18 after a period of hiatus due to Egypt's political turbulence. The...
  • Hamas and Fatah reach accord on sharing power in Gaza

    Hamas and Fatah reach accord on sharing power in Gaza
    The Islamist movement Hamas has agreed to share power in the Gaza Strip with the more moderate and secular Fatah faction, representatives from the two sides said at a news conference in the Egyptian capital on Thursday. Hamas forcibly ejected its...
  • Egyptian militant admits links to 1998 U.S. embassy bombings

    A longtime Egyptian militant with ties to Al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden admitted in federal court Friday that he had links to the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Africa, a surprise guilty plea that the judge sharply questioned because it reduces his prison...