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Gunmen kill 15 soldiers, 2 civilians in Sinai

Gunmen armed with rocket-propelled grenades attacked several military checkpoints in Egypt's Sinai on Thursday, killing 15 soldiers and two civilians, security sources said, defying one of the toughest security crackdowns in the country'

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Qatari Diar wins approval for Egypt tourism project

The Egyptian Ministry of Defence has approved the implementation of a tourism project to be developed by Qatar-based real estate company Qatari Diar (QD), a report said. The project was earlier proposed by the country’s Tourism De

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Egyptian militants play cat-and-mouse game in Sinai

Egypt's army says it is crushing Islamist militants in the Sinai Peninsula, but in the region's villages and towns a victory for the state feels a long way off. In a rare visit to eight villages in Northern Sinai last week

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Egypt urges Germany to ease travel advisory

Egypt is urging Germany to ease its advice against travel to the entire Sinai peninsula after security concerns following the fatal bombing of a tourist bus prompted operators to bring back holidaymakers from the Sharm el-Sheikh Red Sea resort l

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3 killed in blast on tourist bus in Egypt

At least three people were killed in a blast on a tourist bus in Egypt's Sinai peninsula near the Israeli border on Sunday, security sources said. The cause of the explosion was not immediately clear. The sources said 14 peopl

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Rocket attack kills 15 militants in Sinai

Fifteen militants were killed in the Sinai Peninsula by rocket fire, Egyptian state TV reported on Tuesday, after witnesses said army helicopters had attacked militant strongholds in the area. The state-run Nile TV gave no further

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Egypt's tourism workers pine for stability

At a cafe in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, Mohamed was lamenting to a foreign journalist how Egypt's 2011 uprising had hurt his business because law and order had broken down.   The reporter never go

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Sinai air strike shows Israel-Egypt security 'ties'

Just as they were preparing to launch their rocket across the border into Israel on Friday, four Islamist guerrillas in Egypt were killed by a missile.   Al Qaeda blamed Israel for the attack in the Egyptian Sina

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Egypt seizes largest marijuana haul in Sinai

Egyptian police have seized a 15 tonne truckload of marijuana, the biggest drug haul in the country's history, which was being smuggled west out of the Sinai Peninsula toward the Nile Valley. The truck carrying the drug, known

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14 sentenced to death over Sinai attacks

An Egyptian court on Monday sentenced 14 militant Islamists to death by hanging and four to life imprisonment over attacks on army and police forces in the Sinai Peninsula last year. The men, members of a militant group called Taw

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