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Cairo's bellicose rhetoric has raised fears of a wider regional conflict.

Seven people have been executed by Egyptian authorities for their alleged involvement in the killing of a police officer in 2014, officials confirmed.

IS occupies four villages in Egypt's <em>Sinai</em>

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IS occupies four villages in Egypt's Sinai

Wilayat Sinai, Egypt's Islamic State group affiliate, has occupied four villages in the north of the Sinai peninsula for nearly a week.

Militants kill three civilians for ‘cooperating with Egyptian military’

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Militants kill three civilians for ‘cooperating with Egyptian military’

Tribal sources have reported that Islamic State affiliated militants have attacked a village in northeastern Sinai and killed three ...

Egypt eases restrictions despite surge in Covid-19 infections

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Egypt eases restrictions despite surge in Covid-19 infections

Egypt has lifted restrictions put in place to combat the coronavirus pandemic, despite a rise in infections.

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Egypt to open tourist destinations less hit-hard by virus

The decision comes even as the pandemic surges in the densely populated capital of Cairo and other major cities, where many people say they can’t find a hospital bed.

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Egypt's Sinai threatened with humanitarian catastrophe as coronavirus spreads

A number of healthcare workers in the restive Sinai Peninsula have called on the Egyptian government to provide more medical ...

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Egypt returned deceased British diver's body 'with heart missing'

British pathologists have been told it could take up to four years for Egypt to release a detailed coroner's report.

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: Impending health crisis in the Sinai, outbreaks in UAE jails, Egypt opens gyms but prolongs curfew, Emirates lays ...

Egyptian soldiers killed and injured in IS <em>Sinai</em> attack

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Egyptian soldiers killed and injured in IS Sinai attack

An unspecified number of Egyptian soldiers and IS-affiliated militants have been killed and injured in clashes close to the border city of Rafah.

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Egypt says 19 suspected militants killed in restive Sinai

Egypt's military said it killed 19 suspected militants with precision airstrikes in the Sinai peninsula.

Egypt's relentless war on journalism persists amid pandemic

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Egypt's relentless war on journalism persists amid pandemic

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's regime has ramped up its brutal campaign against freedom of expression in the media, punishing anyone challenging the ...

Egypt kills 21 <em>Sinai</em> jihadists planning 'Eid attacks'

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Egypt kills 21 Sinai jihadists planning 'Eid attacks'

Egyptian authorities confirmed the killing of 21 militants in the Sinai peninsula who were allegedly planning Eid al-Fitr ...

Egyptian military kills seven suspected militants in <em>Sinai</em>

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Egyptian military kills seven suspected militants in Sinai

Egypt says that its military has killed seven suspected militants in a 'targeted operation' at a farm in northern Sinai

Jordanian court rules against cancelling gas deal with Israel

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Jordanian court rules against cancelling gas deal with Israel

Jordan's constitutional court ruled against cancelling the kingdom's controversial natural gas deal with Israel.

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US approves helicopters to Egypt despite human rights concerns

President Donald Trump's administration informed Congress on Thursday that it has given the green light to the package to refurbish 43 Apache helicopters.

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Egypt extends state of emergency on virus, security fears

Egypt extended its long-running state of emergency for three more months, continuing to grant police broad powers and curtail constitutional ...

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How MbS enraged a tribe and created a martyr

Comment: The displacement of a tribe in Saudi Arabia to pave the way for a future megacity signifies the crown prince's drive for control over ...

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Families of Sinai victims complain benefits cut amid pandemic

Egyptian authorities have reduced pay-outs to families of victims without explanation.

Outrage as Saudi Arabia confesses to killing tribal activist

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Outrage as Saudi Arabia confesses to killing tribal activist

Saudi authorities on Wednesday confessed to the killing of a popular tribal activist who had allegedly refused a forced eviction amid ongoing ...

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Egyptian policeman, seven militants killed in clashes in Cairo

One policeman and seven militants have been killed in an armed clash in the Cairo suburb of Amiriyah in the lead up to Coptic Holy Week.

Saudi security 'kill' tribal activist resisting eviction for NEOM

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Saudi security 'kill' tribal activist resisting eviction for NEOM

Abdul-Rahim al-Howeiti, of the large Howeitat tribe that inhabits southwest Jordan, Sinai and northwestern Saudi Arabia, was allegedly ...

Hosni Mubarak: The godfather of Egypt’s corrupt police state

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Hosni Mubarak: The godfather of Egypt’s corrupt police state

Hosni Mubarak died on Tuesday at the age of 91. His uninspired rule lasted for 29 years and saw the entrenchment of corruption and the ...

Senior Egyptian officer among dead in <em>Sinai</em> bombing

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Senior Egyptian officer among dead in Sinai bombing

An Islamic State group affiliate is suspected of involvement in the attack.

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