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Egypt hangs six convicted Islamist militants

 Egyptian authorities hanged six men convicted of killing soldiers Sunday, police said, ignoring appeals to spare them amid allegations two of them had been in custody at the time of their alleged crimes.

May 17, 2015, 14:48 PM IST

Egyptian militant group confirms leader's death

An Egyptian Islamist militant group on Thursday confirmed the death of its leader, who police had said was killed in a gunfight with security forces here four days ago.

Apr 10, 2015, 00:55 AM IST

Mortar fire kills 11 civilians in Egypt`s Sinai

Mortar fire has killed 11 civilians, all but one of them women and children, in Egypt`s North Sinai, where the government is battling an Islamist insurgency, police and medics said Thursday.

Apr 09, 2015, 13:17 PM IST

Roadside bomb kills two soldiers in Egypt`s Sinai

A roadside bomb killed two soldiers and wounded six others on Tuesday as it struck a passing armoured vehicle in the restive Sinai peninsula, Egyptian military and medical officials said.

Mar 24, 2015, 17:43 PM IST

US, Venezuelan officials meet amid rising diplomatic tension

 Two people were killed and nine wounded, including seven policemen, in a bomb explosion Monday outside the Egyptian supreme court in Cairo, the health ministry said.

Mar 03, 2015, 01:30 AM IST

Bomb blast in Egypt tourist town Aswan kills two: Police

A bomb blast killed two people Sunday in Aswan, the first such attack in the Egyptian tourist town since a wave of violence following the 2013 ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, police said.

Mar 02, 2015, 01:28 AM IST

New Islamic State video shows beheading of eight men

An Islamic State (IS) affiliate in Egypt has released a video purporting to show the beheading of eight Bedouin Arab men it accused of working for the Egyptian and Israeli armies, media reported Tuesday.

Feb 10, 2015, 23:59 PM IST

Egypt Islamic State affiliate posts video of beheadings

 The Islamic State group`s affiliate in Egypt has released video purporting to show the beheading of eight Bedouin men it accused of working for the Egyptian and Israeli armies.

Feb 10, 2015, 16:53 PM IST

Egypt jihadists release video of `executions`

An Egyptian jihadist group released video footage on Tuesday that it said showed the execution of two army informants in the insurgent flashpoint of the Sinai Peninsula.

Dec 24, 2014, 00:38 AM IST

Islamic State group gains toehold in Libya: Experts

With Libya engulfed in chaos, the town of Derna in the east of the largely lawless country is emerging as a new stronghold for the Islamic State jihadist group, experts say.

Nov 26, 2014, 09:32 AM IST

Sinai militants kill five as Egypt probes sea attack

Militants shot dead five Egyptian conscripts in the Sinai Peninsula on Thursday, as the army searched for eight servicemen missing after an attack on a navy boat in the Mediterranean.

Nov 13, 2014, 19:20 PM IST

Seven wounded in bomb attack on Cairo metro: Security source

 At least seven people were wounded when a bomb went off in a Cairo metro carriage on Thursday, security officials said.

Nov 13, 2014, 15:22 PM IST

Egypt`s main jihadist group pledges allegiance to IS

 Egypt`s deadliest militant group, Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, pledged its allegiance to the Islamic State organisation in Iraq and Syria, in a recording posted on its Twitter account on Monday.

Nov 10, 2014, 13:41 PM IST

Egyptian jihadist group Ansar denies `leader` slain

Egyptian jihadist group Ansar Beit al-Maqdis denied today that Shadi al-Menei has been killed, after security sources identified him as its leader and said he had died in an ambush.

May 25, 2014, 13:37 PM IST

Jihadist group claims bombing of tourist bus in Egypt

Jihadist group Ansar Beit al-Maqdis on Tuesday claimed the suicide bombing in Egypt of a tour bus that killed three South Koreans and their local driver.

Feb 18, 2014, 12:02 PM IST

Airstrikes kill 13 Sinai militants: Egypt military

Egyptian military officials say the number of suspected militants killed by airstrikes in the Sinai Peninsula has risen to 13.

Feb 01, 2014, 00:14 AM IST

Militant group in Egypt`s Sinai warns military

Al Qaeda-inspired group in Egypt`s volatile Sinai Peninsula called in a statement on the country`s army and police to desert, telling troops they otherwise face death at the hands of its fighters.

Dec 24, 2013, 00:36 AM IST