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State of emergency in Egypt after ISIS church bombings

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ATTACKED. A general view shows people gathering outside the Mar Girgis Coptic Church in the Nile Delta City of Tanta, 120 km (75 miles) north of Cairo, after a bomb blast struck worshippers gathering to celebrate Palm Sunday on April 9, 2017. Khaled Desouki/AFP

The attacks come weeks before a planned visit by Catholic Pope Francis intended to show support for Egypt’s Christian minority

CAIRO, Egypt (Apr. 10, 2017) — Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced a 3-month state of emergency following twin church bombings by the Islamic State group that killed dozens on Palm Sunday, April 9, the deadliest attacks on the minority in recent memory. Continue reading State of emergency in Egypt after ISIS church bombings

Egypt floods killed at least 22 – new toll

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Ras Gharib is the worst hit area, with 9 people killed in the flooding

CAIRO, Egypt (Oct. 30, 2016) — At least 22 people were killed and 72 injured in flooding caused by torrential rains in Egypt, authorities said on Sunday, October 30, updating an earlier toll of 18 dead.  Continue reading Egypt floods killed at least 22 – new toll

Death toll in ISIS attack in Egypt’s Sinai rises to 15

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The ministry says a checkpoint near North Sinai’s provincial capital of El-Arish is struck by mortar fire late on Saturday, but ISIS says a suicide bomber blew up a car at the police post, which jihadists then raided

CAIRO, Egypt (Mar. 20, 2016) — The death toll from an attack on a police checkpoint claimed by the Islamic State (ISIS) group in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula has risen to 15, the interior ministry said Sunday, March 20.

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ISIS expanding in Libya, fueling arms race

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ISIS IN LIBYA. A view shows damage at the scene after an airstrike by US warplanes against a jihadist training camp in Sabratha, Libya, February 19, 2016. File photo by EPA
ISIS jihadists have cemented their hold on the coastal city of Sirte, wiping out opposition and the group is ‘currently the most significant political and military actor in the region’

UNITED NATIONS (Mar. 11, 2016) — The Islamic State (IS, formerly known as ISIS or the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq) group has significantly expanded its control over Libya, fueling demand by the country’s warring parties for more arms to confront the threat, UN experts have told the Security Council.

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UN food agency says funding target met for Syrian refugees

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WAITING. Migrants and refugees wait at Istanbul’s Esenler Bus Terminal for buses to the Turkish-Greek border after authorities withheld tickets to Turkish border towns on September 16, 2015. Photo by Yasin Akgul / AFP
The UN food agency says an “unprecedented response” to its fundraising campaign meant it could fully reinstate its food assistance to Syrian refugees

ROME, Italy (Mar. 1, 2016)— The UN food agency said Monday, February 29, an “unprecedented response” to its fundraising campaign meant it could fully reinstate its food assistance to Syrian refugees.

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Egypt attacks in Sinai leave 4 security forces dead

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There was no immediate claim of responsibility but the region is an ISIS stronghold

CAIRO, Egypt (Feb. 1, 2016) — Two Egyptian policemen and two soldiers were killed on Sunday, January 31, in two bombing attacks in the country’s restive Sinai Peninsula, where Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists have regularly attacked security forces.

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