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Egyptian army kills 63 militants in North Sinai

Egypt's military launched air strikes and ground operations that killed 63 Islamist militants in North Sinai on Sunday, security sources said, as the country grapples with an increasingly ambitious insurgency based in the region.

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25 militants killed in Egypt air strikes in Sinai

Egyptian warplanes killed 25 Islamist militants in North Sinai on Saturday, security sources said, as the Egyptian president visited the province after a major escalation of the conflict there. The sources said the air strikes hit

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Egyptian army kills 35 militants in North Sinai

Egypt's military killed 35 Islamist militants in North Sinai on Thursday, security sources said, a day after the deadliest clashes in the region in years. The sources said those killed had taken part in Wednesday's fightin

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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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