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Egypt military says 26 soldiers killed or wounded in Sinai attacks

Cairo - Twenty-six Egyptian soldiers were killed or wounded on Friday in attacks on checkpoints in the Sinai Peninsula where the Islamic State group is conducting an insurgency, the military said.

Egypt says 26 soldiers killed or wounded in Sinai attacks

Cairo - Twenty-six Egyptian soldiers were killed or wounded on Friday in attacks on several checkpoints in Sinai that included car bombings, the military said in a statement.

10 Egyptian soldiers killed in Sinai roadside bombings

Cairo - Ten Egyptian soldiers were killed in two roadside bombings as they clashed with Islamic State group jihadists in the Sinai Peninsula, the military said on Thursday.

10 Egyptian soldiers killed in Sinai roadside bombings

Cairo - Ten Egyptian soldiers were killed in two roadside bombings as they clashed with Islamic State group jihadists in the Sinai Peninsula, the military said on Thursday.

10 Egyptian soldiers killed in Sinai roadside bombings

Cairo - Ten Egyptian soldiers were killed in two roadside bombings as they clashed with Islamic State group jihadists in the Sinai Peninsula, the military said on Thursday.

10 Egyptian soldiers killed in Sinai roadside bombings

Cairo - Ten Egyptian soldiers were killed in two roadside bombings as they clashed with Islamic State group jihadists in the Sinai Peninsula, the military said on Thursday.

10 Egyptian soldiers killed in Sinai roadside bombings

Cairo - Ten Egyptian soldiers were killed in two roadside bombings as they clashed with Islamic State group jihadists in the Sinai Peninsula, the military said on Thursday.

10 Egyptian soldiers killed in Sinai roadside bombings

Cairo - Ten Egyptian soldiers were killed in two roadside bombings as they clashed with Islamic State group jihadists in the Sinai Peninsula, the military said on Thursday.

More Egypt Copts flee jihadists in Sinai

Ismailia - Egyptian Coptic Christians fled the Sinai for a second day Saturday following a string of apparent jihadist attacks, as President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi instructed his government to help shelter them.

IS group executes 5 Egyptians it accuses of spying for army

Cairo - The Islamic State group in Egypt claims to have executed five men it accuses of spying for the army, which is battling the jihadists in the Sinai Peninsula.

As 'caliphate' shrinks, IS struggles in Egypt

Cairo - As the Islamic State group loses territory in Iraq and Syria, one of its deadliest branches is struggling against Egypt's powerful army to maintain a foothold in the Sinai Peninsula.

12 Egypt soldiers killed in Sinai attack: army

Cairo - An attack on an Egyptian military checkpoint killed 12 soldiers and wounded six others on Friday in the Sinai Peninsula where security forces are fighting jihadists, the army said.The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack.

Egypt priest killed in IS-claimed attack

Cairo - An Egyptian Coptic priest was shot dead Thursday in the Sinai Peninsula where authorities are battling a jihadist insurgency, officials said, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group.

IS posts Internet pictures of Egypt 'spy' beheadings

Cairo - The Egyptian branch of the Islamic State group has posted pictures online of what it says was the execution of two men caught spying for the army in the Sinai.

Gunmen kill five Egyptian police in Sinai: Ministry

Cairo - Unknown assailants have shot dead five Egyptian policemen in an attack on a security checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula, the interior ministry said on Thursday.

Explosion might have brought down Russian jetliner over Sinai

London - Britain confirmed Wednesday that the Russian plane that crashed in Egypt after taking off the Sinai Peninsula might have been brought down by an explosive device.

Op-Ed: Morons at work — U.S., UK imply IS downed Russian plane

Sydney - Giving IS credit for knocking down the Russian plane in Sinai is the equivalent of giving them free publicity and improving their credibility. That such a basic forensic investigation could be so mismanaged reflects no credit on anyone.

At least 4 Egypt police killed in Sinai bombing: state TV

Cairo - At least four Egyptian policemen were killed Wednesday when a suicide bomber rammed his vehicle into a police club in the Sinai Peninsula, state media reported, as the Islamic State group claimed the attack.

Sinai: centre of Egypt's fight against jihadists

Cairo - The Sinai Peninsula, where a Russian passenger jet crashed Saturday killing all 224 people on board, is home to jihadists and local tribes hostile to central government.

Russia stops airline from using type of jet that crashed at Sinai

Moscow - Russia ordered Kogalymavia airline to stop flying Airbus 321 jetliners like the type that crashed Sunday over Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, killing all 224 aboard, the semi-official Interfax news agency is reporting.

HRW accuses Egypt of 'mass home demolitions' in Sinai

Cairo - Human Rights Watch on Tuesday accused Egypt's military of having "violated international law" through mass home demolitions and evictions over the past two years along its border with Gaza.

Egypt police general gunned down in Sinai street

Cairo - Unidentified assailants gunned down an Egyptian police general on the street in the Sinai Peninsula stronghold of the Islamic State group late on Saturday, the interior ministry said.

Four soldiers, two civilians killed in Egypt Sinai attacks: army

Cairo - An Egyptian woman and child were killed in a car bomb, and four soldiers died in a separate explosion in the northern Sinai Peninsula, where the military is engaged in a sweeping campaign against jihadists, the army said.

Egypt in 'major operation' in Sinai, 29 militants killed

Cairo - Egypt's army said Tuesday it had launched a "major military operation" against the Islamic State group in the Sinai Peninsula, killing 29 jihadists and leaving two soldiers dead.

Egypt prolongs Sinai emergency rule, bomb wounds 18

Cairo - Egypt extended a state of emergency in parts of the Sinai Peninsula for three months, as a roadside bomb wounded 18 policemen Sunday in the insurgency-wracked region, security officials said.

Egypt's Sisi rallies troops in Sinai after IS attacks

Cairo - Egypt's president said Saturday the situation in the restive Sinai Peninsula, where dozens of soldiers, jihadists and civilians have been killed this week in yet more violence, is "totally stable".

Egypt's Sinai rocked as scores killed in deadly clashes

Rafah - Thirty-six Egyptian soldiers and civilians as well as 38 Islamic State group militants were killed in attacks and clashes in the Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday, security and medical officials said.

Gunmen shoot dead three Egypt judges in Sinai: Police

Cairo - Gunmen shot dead three Egyptian judges Saturday in the strife-torn Sinai Peninsula, where security forces are battling an Islamist insurgency spearheaded by an affiliate of the Islamic State group, police said.

12 killed in IS bombings in Egypt's Sinai

Cairo - Two bomb attacks targeting security forces in Egypt's restive Sinai Peninsula on Sunday killed at least 12 people, including six soldiers and five policemen, officials said.

IS in Egypt claims soldier's execution-style killing

Cairo - Egyptian jihadists who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group have posted a video online appearing to show them shooting dead an Egyptian soldier and beheading another captive.
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TURBULENCE: Peaceful view of the Red Sea from a balcony at the Sheraton Sharm resort in Sharm el-She...
TURBULENCE: Peaceful view of the Red Sea from a balcony at the Sheraton Sharm resort in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.
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