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Is Egypt Out to Topple Hamas?

Daniel Nisman | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Daniel Nisman

The Egyptian military's reasoning behind the tunnel and border closures is simple: Hamas and other militants in the Gaza Strip are assisting supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in waging a campaign of terrorism against the state.

Insurgents Ambush Army Convoy In Sinai

AP | ASHRAF SWEILAM | Posted 10.22.2013 | World

EL-ARISH, Egypt -- EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Insurgents ambushed an army convoy in northern Sinai early Tuesday killing a soldier and a civilian, the l...

Egyptian Army Launches Massive Sweep Of Militant Hideouts In Sinai

AP | ASHRAF SWEILAM | Posted 11.10.2013 | World

EL-ARISH, Egypt — Egyptian army troops backed by helicopter gunships attacked suspected hideouts of Islamic militants in the Sinai Peninsula on ...

Egyptian Army Sweeps Through Sinai

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL and ASHRAF SWEILAM | Posted 11.09.2013 | World

EL-ARISH, Egypt — Egyptian troops and tanks backed by helicopter gunships swept through villages in the northern Sinai Peninsula near the border...

Army Helicopters Strike Militant Bases In Sinai

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 09.03.2013 | World

CAIRO -- An Egyptian doctor once close to Osama bin Laden is bringing together multiple al-Qaida-inspired militant groups in Egypt's Sinai to fight th...

Sinai Violence On The Rise Despite Overall Lull In Egypt

AP | TONY G. GABRIEL | Posted 10.31.2013 | World

CAIRO — Egyptian security forces said they arrested Saturday a top wanted militant in the Sinai Peninsula, while authorities reported a failed a...

Police Officer Shot Dead In Egypt

AP | Posted 10.31.2013 | World

CAIRO -- Egypt's Interior Ministry says gunmen have killed a police officer in the country's restive Sinai peninsula. In a statement Saturday, the ...

Disengage in Egypt: Take Neither Side as the Country Collapses into Violence

Doug Bandow | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Instead of acting as the regime's enabler, the Obama administration should "reset" relations with Cairo. The U.S. should cut off all aid and withdraw America's ambassador. If Washington has any influence to exercise, it should do so quietly and informally

Suspected Militants Kill 25 Egyptian Police Officers

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 10.18.2013 | World

CAIRO — A court ruling Monday raised the possibility of jailed ex-president Hosni Mubarak walking free soon, a move that would fuel the unrest r...

Israel Downplays Sinai Drone Strike Reports

AP | ASHRAF SWEILAM | Posted 10.11.2013 | World

EL-ARISH, Egypt — Egyptian helicopters fired on a meeting of suspected militants in the country's Sinai Peninsula, officials said Sunday, killin...

Israeli Drone Strike In Egypt Kills 5

AP | ASHRAF SWEILAM | Posted 10.09.2013 | World

EL-ARISH, Egypt — An Israeli drone strike killed five suspected Islamic militants and destroyed a rocket launcher in Egypt's largely lawless Sin...

Sinai Militants Grow Bolder

AP | AYA BATRAWY | Posted 07.13.2013 | World

CAIRO -- Military attack helicopters rattle over the impoverished desert towns of northern Sinai and the sound of gunfire erupts nightly, raising fear...

Egyptian Pipeline Shut After Militant Bombings

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 07.07.2013 | World

Militants bombed an Egyptian gas pipeline responsible for bringing fuel to Israel and Jordan on Saturday. According to the BBC, two remote-controll...

Stuck in Sinai for 16 hours

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 08.26.2013 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The conference we were invited to was important. Called for by the Gaza Centre for Press Freedoms, the event was aimed at addressing and developing th...

Shavuot: The 'I' Of Sinai And The Nag Hammadi Gnostics

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 07.01.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

My sense of the meaning of Shavuot, a Jewish holiday that begins in the evening on May 14, has been deeply transformed by an ancient teaching from the Nag Hammadi library, a collection of Gnostic texts.

Rockets Hit Israeli Resort Town

AP | IAN DEITCH | Posted 06.17.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — Militants in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula fired at least two rockets at Israel's southern resort town of Eilat early Wednesday, officials...

Is Egypt Safe for Tourism? Yes.

John Nicholson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
John Nicholson

The truth about Egypt is that its recent restlessness is more about internal domestic issues and about a proud and awakened people yearning for freedom and dignity.

Sinai Accident Kills Dozens Of Troops

AP | SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 12.08.2012 | World

CAIRO — Egypt's new president on Monday issued a decree pardoning all those charged with or convicted of acts "in support of the revolution" sin...

4 Egyptian Troops Wounded In Another Sinai Attack

AP | ASHRAF SWEILAM | Posted 10.18.2012 | World

EL-ARISH, Egypt — Militants attacked Egypt's security forces and wounded four policemen in the Sinai peninsula on Saturday, in the tenth day of ...

Gunmen Launch New Attack In Egypt's Sinai

AP | SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 10.09.2012 | World

CAIRO — Gunmen sprayed a police station in Egypt's Sinai with bullets Thursday, setting off a brief firefight with policemen before speeding awa...

Prez Fires Top Officials Over Deadly Attack

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI and SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 10.08.2012 | World

CAIRO — Egypt's president fired his intelligence chief on Wednesday for failing to act on an Israeli warning of an imminent attack days before m...

16 Egyptian Soldiers Killed In Deadly Border Attack

AP | AYA BATRAWY and AMY TEIBEL | Posted 10.06.2012 | World

EL-ARISH, Egypt — Egypt vowed Monday to take on Islamist militants who have turned the Sinai peninsula into a lawless haven and are suspected of...

Israeli Resort City Hit In Overnight Rocket Strike

AP | TIA GOLDENBERG | Posted 06.05.2012 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel's prime minister on Thursday warned that Egypt's Sinai desert is becoming a "terror zone" and vowed to strike at militants th...

Chinese Factory Workers Kidnapped In Egypt Freed

Reuters | Posted 04.01.2012 | Business

(Adds comments from Chinese embassy in Cairo) By Sui-Lee Wee BEIJING, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Two dozen Chinese cement factor...

25 Chinese Factory Workers Taken Hostage In Egypt's Sinai

AP | ASHRAF SWEILAM | Posted 04.01.2012 | World

EL-ARISH, Egypt — An Egyptian intelligence official says armed militants have taken 25 Chinese factory workers hostage in the northern Sinai Pen...