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One of the local leaders of the of the Islamic State (IS) militant group in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula was killed, according to the militant group’s Amaq news agency announcement late on Sunday. The group identified the leader as Abu Jaafar Al-Maqdesi, without mentioning any further details about the location or circumstances of his death. Since …
Funerals took place for Coptic victims in Virgin Mary Church in Helwan
November 2017 has seen dramatic developments in the Middle East. For the last few months, indications have been that the region has finally gained the upper hand in its three-year war against the self-styled “Islamic State” (referred to as Daesh or ISIS), after the liberation of both Mosul in Iraq and Raqqa in Syria, the …
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November 2017 has seen dramatic developments in the Middle East. For the last few months, indications have been that the region has finally gained the upper hand in its three year war against the self-styled “Islamic State” (referred to as Daesh or ISIS) after the liberation of both Mosul in Iraq and Raqqa in Syria, …
Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry congratulated Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi in Baghdad on Wednesday, for freeing the historic city of Mosul from the Islamic State (IS), expressing Egypt’s readiness for supporting Iraq to restore stability and security, according to a statement. Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Ahmed Abou Zaid said that the …
Military spokesperson announced that several vehicles were destroyed by militants during the raid
Christians, governmental facilities, foreign nationals are legitimate targets, says Islamic State leader in Egypt
27 killed and 78 injured in Tanta church explosion where bomb was disarmed a week earlier
The talk about conspiracy is not new. For decades, all the rulers of the 1952 school of thinking talked about conspiracy. Sometimes it was an imperial plot, sometimes it was a communist one. The funny thing about conspiracies is that supporters of the regime believe that conspiracies have expanded over the past years to include …
US president Donald J. Trump’s vow to defeat what he terms radical Islamic terrorism forces the United States to maneuver the Middle East and North Africa’s murky world of ever shifting alliances and labyrinth of power struggles within power struggles. The pitfalls are complex and multiple. They range from differences within the 68-member anti-Islamic State …
Tillerson confirms significance of Egypt’s role in fighting IS
Common wisdom has it that ultimately failed or troubled popular revolts in 2011 in the Middle East and North Africa have sparked bloody civil wars and violent extremism, and given autocracy a new lease on life. Indeed, there is no denying that a brutal civil war in Syria has killed hundreds of thousands and dislocated …
As the liberation of Mosul from the “Islamic State” group gathers pace, Iraq’s second city has been coming back to life with remarkable speed.
Enhanced security presence in North Sinai has pushed “Sinai Province” militants to carry out attacks in central Sinai, said army sources
The destroyed tunnel had been used to smuggle weapons, terrorists, and ammunition, says army spokesperson
US lieutenant colonel Stuart James said Iraqi forces would resume their push against Islamic State forces in Mosul in the coming days. US troops are to be deployed closer to the front line
Whether we like it or not, the world is grappling with this question under the current wave of terrorism under the Islamic State (IS). Many democratic countries have adhered to the saying: “No negotiations with terrorists or those threatening to use violence against peaceful citizens.” We will continue fighting, chasing, and imprisoning them until we …
The group has appointed a new leader known as Abo Hager Al-Hisami, according to IS newspaper
Police have launched a manhunt for one or more perpetrators of the attack in Berlin after releasing the sole suspect
Officials have hiked up a reward for details on Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Reports suggest the elusive terror figurehead is most likely still in Iraq
Dar Al-Ifta’s terrorism observatory says Libya will likely be a springboard for Islamic State after Syria
The failed attack coincides with intensive army campaigns and airstrikes in North Sinai
The armed forces foiled an attack against an army checkpoint in Al-Arish, killed 8 attackers
The US president-elect’s view of the Syrian conflict has remained one of his few consistent positions.
The ‘IS’ attack on a Sufi shrine in Pakistan shows once again the group’s indiscriminate choice of targets.
Militants exchanged fire with army and police forces in the cities of Sheikh Zuweid and Rafah, says army spokesperson
Two citizens who were kidnapped last week have been shot in a public square by “Sinai Province” militants in Al-Arish, residents claim
In a rare speech, the militant group’s chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has called for fighters to stand their ground in Mosul.
The explosion left a police officer and another conscript injured; army foils attack on checkpoint