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  1. News - World - EGYPT

    Attack on Egyptian border post near Libya kills 21 soldiers

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 04:51am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cairo Attack on border post kills 21 troops Egypt's military said militants firing machine-guns and rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) attacked a border guards' checkpoint, killing 21 soldiers. Saturday's attack in a desert area 630km west of Cairo left four soldiers wounded, the military said in a statement, blaming "terrorists". ...

  2. News - World - EGYPT

    Deadly twin blasts hit Egypt’s Sinai

    Posted Sep 11th 2013, 05:30pm by AFP

    ... in Rafah on the border with the Gaza Strip, minutes before a second explosion hit an army checkpoint nearby. Military spokesman Ahmed Aly said in a statement the blasts were caused by car bombs. ... military zone and surrounded by checkpoints, sources in Rafah said. The Rafah border crossing – the only gateway into the Palestinian enclave that bypasses Israel – was shut and all roads ...

  3. News - World - EGYPT

    Six Egyptian army officers killed in another attack on security forces

    Posted Mar 15th 2014, 03:39pm by Reuters

    ... the military overthrew Mursi in July, and about 300 security officers have been killed in the wave of violence. Yesterday's attack on a military police checkpoint was carried out by unidentified gunmen who then fled, according to state media. A senior security source told state TV that two bombs found near the checkpoint had also been defused. The army released a statement blaming ...

  4. News - World - EGYPT

    Suicide bomber kills 11 off-duty Egyptian soldiers in troubled northern Sinai

    Posted Nov 20th 2013, 07:19pm by AP

    ... officials said. They said the suicide bomber struck when the two buses travelled on the road between the border town of Rafah and the coastal city of el-Arish. The explosion damaged both buses, ... the town of Sheikh Zuwayed. It was the latest in a series of similar attacks targeting army and police facilities and checkpoints. In August, gunmen pulled 25 police conscripts off minibuses ...

  5. News - World - EGYPT

    Egypt’s General Sisi asks for US help in fighting terrorism

    Posted May 15th 2014, 05:46pm by Reuters

    ... uprising that toppled Muammar Gaddafi, was becoming a major security threat to Egypt with jihadis infiltrating across the border to fight security forces. If Egypt is unstable then the entire ...

  6. News - World - EGYPT

    Egypt frees two detained Canadians

    Posted Oct 06th 2013, 03:48pm by Agence France-Presse in Ottawa

    ... but after the Rafah border closed, they decided to check out protests at Cairo’s Ramses Square five blocks from their hotel. They said they started back to their hotel in the evening, but couldn’t find a way through police cordons and finally asked for help at a checkpoint. “That’s when we were: arrested, searched, caged, questioned, interrogated, videotaped with a ‘Syrian terrorist,’ ...

  7. News - World - EGYPT

    Egypt arrests two more top Islamist figures

    Posted Aug 21st 2013, 04:47pm by Associated Press in Cairo

    ... demanding he step down for abusing power. On Wednesday, cleric Safwat Hegazy, a fiery Salafi preacher and top Brotherhood ally, was captured at a checkpoint near the Siwa Oasis in eastern Egypt and close to the border with Libya, according to the state-run MENA news agency. The cleric is wanted on charges of instigating violence. According to the website of the state-run Al-Ahram daily, ...

  8. News - World - EGYPT

    Mohammed Mursi turns on judge at the start of his new trial

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 04:19am by AP

    ... to the country's interior minister, in a high-profile drive-by shooting. Security forces also deployed heavily and erected checkpoints as they braced for more violence ahead of scheduled protests by Mursi ...

  9. News - World - EGYPT

    Four killed as Egyptian tourist bus bombed in south Sinai

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 05:17am by Reuters, AFP

    ... Agencies in Cairo Witnesses describe horrific scenes after bomb tears through coach carrying South Korean tourists near Israeli border post in south Sinai 4 killed in Egyptian tourist bus blast A bomb tore through a bus carrying South Korean tourists near an Egyptian border crossing with Israel yesterday, killing at least four people and wounding 13. It was first attack ...

  10. News - World - EGYPT

    Egypt trial of Al-Jazeera journalists resumes amid outcry

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 05:31pm by AFP

    ... Without Borders said it “deplores the government’s continuing violations of the fundamental freedoms that are guaranteed and protected in the new constitution”. Human Rights Watch has said ...




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