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Intensifying pre-emptive attacks needed in Sinai: Analysts

  /  February 1, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

New joint command gives more control over fighting units, says security expert

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Al-Arish under attack: A night of bombs and fire

  /  February 1, 2015  /  In Focus  /  No Comments

Two families staying near the North Sinai Security Directorate tell their story of the deadly attack that left more than 20 people dead in Al-Arish Thursday

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Security analyst speculates ‘stability’ in North Sinai

  /  February 1, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Al-Sisi’s speech marks the importance of people’s awareness and support of the Egyptian army, says analyst

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‘We have to consider human rights’: Al-Sisi

  /  February 1, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

President mourns Shaimaa Al-Sabbagh, vows to prosecute offender

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New joint command erected in Sinai to counter terrorism

  /  February 1, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Al-Sisi promotes and appoints Lieutenant General Osama Askar to head the new command

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Al-Arish National Museum damaged in Sinai attacks

  /  February 1, 2015  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

Al-Arish National Museum is one of the few antiquities holders in North Sinai where there are lots of monuments from the Pharaonic period, Graeco-Roman era, drawings of the Coptic and Islamic antiques.

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Sisi: Sinking Sinai

  /  February 1, 2015  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

If a shaken public – and rest assured, based on many indications, the public is both shaken and angry – is to trust that its leaders have a rational, well-constructed plan there must be both transparency and accountability

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In Pictures: Families of Sinai attack victims attend military funeral at Almaza military airport in Cairo

  /  January 31, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

  Militant group ‘State of Sinai’ claimed the most recent North Sinai attack that took place Thursday evening, targeting military and interior ministry facilities, in a Friday statement providing details about the implementation of the attack. High profile officials read the rest…

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‘State of Sinai’ claim hundreds of killings in Sinai attacks

, and   /  January 31, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Numbers will not be announced, says military spokesman

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High accident rates threaten Red Sea tourism: Ministry official

  /  January 28, 2015  /  Business  /  No Comments

Accident rates increased 200% over the past four years due to lack of ministerial oversight on diving and other tourist services

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Demolition of Rafah continues in 2nd phase of Gaza buffer zone

  /  January 24, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Compensation for displaced families yet to be announced, according to North Sinai governor

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Al-Sisi celebrates Police Day, days ahead of 25 January anniversary

  /  January 20, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

President announced killing of 208 militants in “fight against terrorism”

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Verdict to designate Al-Qassam Brigades as terrorist organisation postponed to 31 January

  /  January 17, 2015  /  Politics  /  No Comments

Lawsuit argued group participated in “terrorist operations” in Egypt

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Sinai safari trips require downgraded security and lower fees: Tourism company head

  /  January 14, 2015  /  interviews  /  No Comments

Trips in region suffer from lengthy licensing waiting periods and high fees

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Al-Sisi, political parties conclude 2nd meeting

  /  January 14, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Al-Sisi rejects suggestions to amend Protest Law, says politician

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Police officer kidnapped in North Sinai found dead

  /  January 13, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

‘State of Sinai’ militants claim to be providing financial support to displaced Rafah residents

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13 alleged members of Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis referred to court for killing policemen

  /  January 12, 2015  /  Egypt  /  No Comments

Charges include joining banned organisation and possessing weapons

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‘We are perfectly equipped for waging war’: Ajnad Misr video

  /  January 12, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Militant leader says “30 June helped us convince people that the only way out is through Jihad”

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Rafah evacuation continues, amid efforts to destroy all Gaza tunnels

  /  January 7, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Second phase of ‘buffer zone’ plan starts Thursday, says North Sinai governor

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Egyptian ISIS leader found dead: Syrian Observatory

  /  January 7, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics, Region  /  1 Comment

The militant’s head was reportedly separated from his body

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11 militants killed, 2 tunnels destroyed in North Sinai

  /  January 6, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Armed forces thwarted an attempt to bomb Sheikh Zuweid police station

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North Sinai mortar attack injures 2 policemen day after IED kills army sergeant

  /  January 5, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Latest disturbance comes amongst almost daily violence in restive region

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NGOs’ reports slam judicial, security and economic system of 2014

  /  January 4, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

“Decisions that affect the entire populations are made in a legislative vacuum, without transparency and in the absence of accountability mechanisms,” says EIPR

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Army sergeant killed while defusing bomb in North Sinai

  /  January 4, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

The blast also injured officer and soldier

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2013 tourism crises continued into 2014: Experts

  /  January 3, 2015  /  Business  /  No Comments

2014 inherited same crises faced by sector as 2013, including active labour migration and low occupancy

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EGP 500m compensation to first phase of families living on Gaza borders

  /  January 3, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Families with infiltrating tunnels inside their houses will not be provided with compensation, says Sinai governor

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Presidential pardon for Protest Law detainees expected: Human rights advocates

  /  January 3, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Expected on list include Ahmed Douma, Mohamed Soltan, Sanaa Seif, Yara Sallam

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Governor reshuffle to take place in January: Al-Sisi

  /  December 30, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

President also discussed latest economy and security developments with editors of state-owned newspapers

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Gaza buffer zone to increase to 5km: North Sinai governor

  /  December 29, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  4 Comments

Egypt first decided to establish a 500 metre buffer zone in late October, following two deadly attacks in Sinai that left at least 30 military personnel dead.

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Nearly 300 people arrested in Sinai military raids

  /  December 27, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

Most of detained individuals were illegal immigrants

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