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Israel: Hamas aided terror rampage in Israel by ISIL affiliate

A picture taken from the Rafah border of the southern Gaza Strip with Egypt shows smoke billowing in Egypt's North Sinai on July 2.  /AFP/ Said Khatib

Special to WorldTribune.com Hamas provided support to Islamic State of Iraq Levant (ISIL) affiliates that launched multiple attacks on Egyptian security forces on July 1, according to the officer who directs Israeli government activities in the Palestinian territories. Maj.-Gen. Yoav […]

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Egypt on ‘war’ footing, launches air strikes on ISIL branch in Sinai

Smoke rises in Egypt’s North Sinai as seen from the border from the southern Gaza Strip with Egypt, on July 1.  /Reuters/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

Special to WorldTribune.com Egyptian warplanes conducted air strikes on affiliates of Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) in North Sinai on July 2. Security sources reported that 23 Sinai-based insurgents affiliated with ISIL were killed in the strikes. The […]

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Coordinated attacks kill at least 20 Egyptian soldiers in Sinai near Gaza, Israel

Egyptian President, Abdul Fatah Sisi addresses mourners at the funeral of chief prosecutor Hisham Barakat.  /Mena/Xinhua Press/Corbis

Special to WorldTribune.com Officials say at least 20 Egyptian security personnel were killed in a series of coordinated attacks in North Sinai on July 1 carried out by the Egypt affiliate of Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL). The […]

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ISIL, Brotherhood suspected in car bomb attack that killed Egypt’s top prosecutor

Hisham Barakat (seated left), at the high court in Cairo with a group of newly appointed female judges earlier this month.  /Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

Special to WorldTribune.com Egypt’s chief prosecutor, who had handed down death sentences to hundreds of supporters of Mohammed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood, was killed in a car bomb attack in Cairo on June 29. Officials said Hisham Barakat, 64, […]

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Hamas cuts deals with Egypt, Israel as tensions with Palestinian Authority simmers

Egypt-Gaza border crossing at Rafah.

Special to WorldTribune.com Officials said Hamas is reaching out to Egypt and Israel as it can no longer rely on the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank for much-needed funding. As icy relations between the two main Palestinian factions have […]

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Egypt kills seven militants as Army’s N. Sinai campaign continues

Egyptian security forces.

Special to WorldTribune.com Egypt continued its battle against insurgents in North Sinai on June 17 as security forces foiled an attack, killed seven militants and destroyed a cache of weapons. Islamists in North Sinai have killed hundreds of Egyptian police […]

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Egypt set to open new, larger Suez Canal in August

The new Suez Canal.

Special to WorldTribune.com Egypt’s economy is anticipating a major boost on Aug. 6 with the opening of the new and larger Suez Canal which will cut transit time in half. Officials say the canal, which will allow two-way traffic of […]

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ISIL said targeting Egyptian tourist sites; gunmen with suicide belts killed at Luxor

Police near the scene of a June 10 suicide attack in Luxor, Egypt.  /Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com Egyptian officials suspect Sinai loyalists of Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) set off a bomb near the ancient Luxor temple of Karnak on June 10. Egypt’s interior ministry said two gunmen were killed and a […]

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Egypt says its military ready to intervene in Libya as UN sets talks

Libyan soldiers in Tripoli.  /EPA

Special to WorldTribune.com Libya’s two competing governments and a number of militias are set to meet in Morocco this week for UN-sponsored peace talks. The UN-recognized leadership governs from the east of the country, while an armed alliance known as […]

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Egypt’s Sisi uses social media, puts heat on imams in campaign to reform Islam

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi delivers a speech at Al-Azhar Conference Center.

Special to WorldTribune.com After placing Egypt at the forefront of a “religious revolution” in a New Year’s speech, President Abdul Fatah Sisi has tasked clerics with combating radicalism in schools, mosques and the media. “You, imams, are responsible before Allah. […]

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