Egypt

Terrorism, Death and Bloodshed

RAISING A CANDLE:‘Bring Back Our Girls’ campaigners in Nigeria marked the 500th day since the abduction of 270 girls from a school in Chibok in August 2014. Despite a government pledge to get them back, hopes for their rescue appear to dwindle.   Social Streams

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Obituaries

DR ZHIVAGO: Egyptian actor Omar Sharif, whose classic films included “Lawrence of Arabia” and “Doctor Zhivago”, died on July 10, 2015, aged 83. The actor was Egypt’s—and the world’s—heartthrob for a time, starring opposite Hollywood’s leading ladies. REUTERS     Social Streams

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Egypt Says No Evidence of Terrorism in Russian Plane Crash

CAIRO, Dec 14 – Egypt said on Monday it had found no evidence so far of terrorism or other illegal action linked to the crash of a Russian passenger plane in Sinai that killed all 224 people on board on Oct. 31. Russia and Western governments have said the Airbus A321 operated by Metrojet was

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Passenger Jet Lands in Budapest Due to Bomb Threat

BUDAPEST, Dec 7 (Reuters) – A passenger jet heading from Berlin to Hurghada in Egypt landed in Budapest on Monday due to a bomb threat, police said. Hungarian police searched the plane and were unable to find any explosives on the flight, police spokeswoman Viktoria Csiszer-Kovacs said. She added that the threat had been aimed at

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Molotov Explosive Kills At Least 12 at Cairo Restaurant

CAIRO, Dec 4  – A Molotov cocktail hurled at a Cairo restaurant killed 12 people and wounded six on Friday, Egyptian security officials said. One of the officials said the attacker was an employee who had been fired from the restaurant in the Agouza area in the centre of the Egyptian capital. Security officials earlier

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Let My Country Awake

Bangladesh is slowly being riven apart BY Nazmus Sakib Nirjhor When his autopsy had drawn to a close, the doctors at the Forensic Department of Dhaka Medical College declared that there were signs of fatal strikes to the head of Faisal Arefin Dipan; his spinal cord had been severed. Dipan was the owner of Jagriti

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NGO Hopes Egypt’s Bedouin Hospitality Lures Visitors to Sinai

By Asmaa Waguih SOUTH SINAI, Egypt, Dec 1 – The crash of a Russian plane in Egypt’s Sinai that many blame on an Islamist militant bomb has scared tourists away from the peninsula. But a small aid organization is hoping to show a peaceful side of the expanse. Sinai is Safe connects young Cairenes with

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American Reset?

The next U.S. president will have to take on the Middle East. But do contenders know their Baghdad from their Basra? BY Roshanak Taghavi, Safa Joudeh, Ammar Abdullah, Suadad Al Salhy and Maher Abu Khater It is a truth universally acknowledged that when it comes to the Middle East, pragmatism trumps idealism for U.S. presidents.

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Car Bomb Kills Three at Hotel Housing Election Judges in Egypt’s Sinai

CAIRO, Nov 24 – A car bomb exploded outside a hotel housing election judges in Egypt’s North Sinai on Tuesday, killing at least three people and injuring 14, security and medical sources said. The blasts in the provincial capital of Al Arish came a day after the second round of a parliamentary election closed. Egyptian state

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Egypt Border Forces Fatally Shoot Five Sudanese Migrants

CAIRO, Nov. 23 – Egyptian border forces shot dead five Sudanese migrants trying to cross from Egypt’s turbulent North Sinai region into Israel on Monday, the military said in a statement. “Law enforcement tasked with protecting the border spotted at dawn today a group of Africans trying to sneak though the international border in cooperation

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