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Op-ed review: Writers evaluate democracy amid political developments

As the presidential election nears, the political scene continues to witness interesting turns of events. The past days were marked by controversy over the regime’s handling of political opponents. In Al-Shorouk, Editor-in-chief Emad El-Din Hussein commented on the arrests of former state officials Sami Anan and Hisham Geneina, and former presidential candidate Abdel Moneim Aboul …

Amira El-Fekki

15 more militants killed in Sinai operation

More operations are targeting militants in North Sinai, as part of the extensive armed operation Sinai 2018 which started last Friday, with the latest raids killing 15 militants, raising the campaign’s death toll to 53. Military spokesperson Tamer El-Refaei said that air forces have destroyed 11 sites that were reported to have been dens for …

Daily News Egypt

Timeline of security developments in Sinai

Since 2013, state security forces, represented by both the military and the police, have been engaged in violent clashes with “Sinai Province”, known previously as Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis. In 2014, the group declared its affiliation with the Islamic State group (IS) and has repeatedly launched deadly attacks on army and police checkpoints. Over the course …

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Extensive military operation to wipe out militancy launched in Sinai

The Egyptian Armed Forces announced on Friday that it has launched an extensive military operation in Sinai to eliminate militants from the restive peninsula. Military spokesperson Tamer El-Refaei said in a televised statement that the operation aims to target “dens and ammunition storages that are being used by terrorist elements.” He added that the ongoing …

Adham Youssef

Police kill 3 suspected Hasm militants, arrest 14 others

The Ministry of Interior said in a statement Friday that its forces killed three and arrested 14 alleged members of the militant group Hasm and found explosive substances in their possession in Menoufiya governorate. The suspects are accused of belonging to the banned Muslim Brotherhood, of being involved in aggressive operations (against state security forces …

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Rafah border crossing opened until Friday 

Egypt decided on Wednesday to open the main gate of the Rafah border crossing, allowing buses carrying patients and students from Gaza to move to and from Egypt. According to local outlets, the border crossing will be opened in order to transfer Palestinian patients, students, and carriers of foreign residence permits for Egypt. The opening …

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