An Egyptian criminal court sentenced 26 militants to death for founding a "terror group" that aimed to target ships in the Suez canal, judicial sources said.
Three Egyptian policemen were killed on Wednesday by unidentified gunmen in the Suez Canal city of Ismailia, northeast of Cairo.
Gunmen shot dead three policemen near the Suez canal city of Ismailia and seized their weapons, bringing to five the number of policemen killed in 24 hours in Egypt.
Navy patrols and armed guards on ships have helped quash once rampant Somali piracy, but without political solutions onshore attacks will likely return, the World Bank warned on Thursday.
Army chief’s comments were a part of address to the cadets at military academy.
Protesters in Egypt violated an overnight curfew in towns along the Suez Canal, vandalising police stations and defying the emergency rule.
Two Iranian naval ships returned from Syria through the Suez Canal Tuesday, a Suez Canal source said.
The Suez Canal cuts through Egypt and allows shipping to pass from the Middle East to Europe and vice versa.
The two US vessels entered the Suez Canal on Saturday from the Red Sea.
Two Iranian naval vessels have entered the strategic waterway en route for the Mediterranean Sea.
Israel has expressed concerns over Iran plans, calling them a "provocation”.
Israeli foreign minister called Iran`s plan to send warships a "provocation”.
Twenty-six men accused of plotting attacks on behalf of Lebanon`s Hezbollah group on tourist resorts and on ships in the Suez Canal will go on trial in an Egyptian security court on Sunday.
Day in Pics: 23rd September
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