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Egyptians lift blockade of peace force base in Sinai

By Yusri Mohamed / Reuters CAIRO: Egyptians who had surrounded the base of an international peacekeeping force in the Sinai Peninsula lifted their blockade on Wednesday after negotiations with the Egyptian authorities, a security source said. The Egyptians from the town of Rafah near the border with the Gaza Strip had blocked access to the …


Egypt’s military struggles with Sinai, its white elephant

By Samer Al-Atrush / AFP CAIRO: A Bedouin siege of an international peacekeepers camp in Egypt’s Sinai underscores the ruling military’s weak grip over the restive frontier territory more than a year after an uprising shook the country. On Friday, eight days into the siege in the north of the peninsula, the ruling generals cajoled the …


Sinai Bedouin lift siege on peacekeeper camp

By Reuters CAIRO: Dozens of Bedouin who had encircled a camp belonging to a multinational peacekeeping force in the Sinai Peninsula lifted their siege on Friday following negotiations with the Egyptian army, security and Bedouin sources said. The armed Bedouin had surrounded the camp belonging to the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) mission for eight days …


Armed Bedouins enter Sinai peace force camp

By Agencies CAIRO: Armed Bedouins have entered a military base used by international peacekeepers in Egypt’s Sinai region to pressure local authorities to release fellow tribesmen from jail, security and tribal sources said on Thursday. Sinai Bedouin complain of unfair treatment and government neglect and press their demands by blocking roads and occasionally taking tourists hostage, …


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