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Tribal sources have reported that Islamic State affiliated militants have attacked a village in northeastern Sinai and killed three civilians for cooperating with Egyptian security forces.

Egypt's <em>Sinai</em> threatened with humanitarian catastrophe as coronavirus spreads

The New Arab Staff

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 equipment.

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

The New Arab

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.

Coronavirus contemplations: Part II

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part II

Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented ...

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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

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Egypt 'summarily executes' 18 arbitrarily detained prisoners in Sinai

Sources who spoke to The New Arab’s Arabic-language service have cast grave doubts on the official account of Monday’s alleged anti-terror ...

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Egypt kills 18 suspected militants in Sinai raid

At least 18 suspected militants were killed in North Sinai, authorities said on Sunday.

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Egypt's Copts record four new coronavirus cases among priesthood

Four new cases of coronavirus have been recorded among the clergy of Egypt's Coptic Church, amid reports that some Egyptian churches had flouted ...

Outrage as Saudi Arabia confesses to killing tribal activist

The New Arab

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

The New Arab

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 ...

North <em>Sinai</em> residents see blockade as 'blessing' amid coronavirus

Ella Linskens

North Sinai residents see blockade as 'blessing' amid coronavirus

Egypt's imposition of a mandatory "self-isolation" in the North Sinai governorate may allow it to steer clear of a coronavirus outbreak.

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

The New Arab

Senior Egyptian officer among dead in Sinai bombing

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

Egyptian militant's family say not informed about his execution

The New Arab

Egyptian militant's family say not informed about his execution

Hesham Al-Ashmawy, a former special forces officer-turned-insurgent, was reportedly executed on Monday.

The New Arab

Egypt's Sinai set to host Israeli music festival

Egyptian authorities have agreed to provide security for the festival, as well as medical assistance, as relations with Israel enter a golden-era.

The New Arab

Egyptian authorities kill 'IS-affiliated militants' in restive Sinai region

Egyptian security forces killed 17 suspected IS militants, as the state's campaign against an insurgency in the Sinai nears its two ...

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Suspected IS militants shoot dead five Egyptian conscripts

Unknown militants believed to be affiliated to the Islamic State group have killed five Egyptian conscript soldiers in central Sinai

Charlie Hoyle

Copts in Egypt: Trapped between a strongman and saviour

Sisi has long crafted an image as the protector of Coptic Christians, a community trapped between the state and society with protection from ...

Egypt sentences officer-turned-militant and 36 others to death

The New Arab

Egypt sentences officer-turned-militant and 36 others to death

The 37 have been charged with involvement in high-profile attacks on the Egyptian military and senior officials.

The New Arab

Egyptian fighter jet crashes in Sinai, killing pilot

A F-16 fighter jet has crashed in Egypt's restive Sinai peninsula, where IS-affiliated militants have based their insurgency.

Egypt's Islamic State affiliate swears allegiance to new leader

The New Arab

Egypt's Islamic State affiliate swears allegiance to new leader

IS’ Sinai Province branch, which has been involved in a violent insurgency against the Egyptian state, announced its ...

Egypt is building a concrete wall around Sharm el-Sheikh

Mel Plant

Egypt is building a concrete wall around Sharm el-Sheikh

Investigation: Desperate for foreign cash, the Egyptian regime has cooked up a plan to revive the tourist mecca of Sharm el-Sheikh by building a ...

Eight killed in Egypt after chaotic day of flooding

The New Arab

Eight killed in Egypt after chaotic day of flooding

Egyptians took to social media to criticise the government's lack of preparedness.

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