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Eight Egyptian police killed in attack on desert checkpoint

Eight Egyptian policemen were killed and three others wounded in an attack by gunmen Monday on a checkpoint in the country's western desert, the Interior Ministry said.

Blow to al-Sissi as Egypt court bans islands handover to Saudi Arabia

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi suffered a blow Monday when a key court sided with a lower body and ruled that two strategic Red Sea islands al-Sissi had hoped to hand over to Saudi...

Merkel, Egypt's al-Sissi discuss terrorism fight and ties

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday discussed anti-terrorism cooperation in the wake recent deadly attacks in their countries.

Forces loyal to Libya’s self-appointed premier take Tripoli buildings

Libya’s self-appointed prime minister, Khalifa Ghweil, Thursday announced that loyal forces had seized buildings from a rival UN-backed government in the capital Tripoli in a fresh blow to efforts...

Reports: 8 detained after Islamic State claims Istanbul club attack

Turkish police have detained eight suspects in connection with an Islamic State terrorist attack at a nightclub in Istanbul that left 39 people dead on New Year's Eve, local media reported.

Policeman killed in Bahrain prison attack freeing terrorist inmates

Several convicted terrorists escaped a prison in Bahrain on Sunday after an armed attack in which one policeman was killed, the Interior Ministry said.

Egypt detains Al Jazeera news producer for false reporting

Egyptian authorities have detained a news producer working with Al Jazeera on charges of spreading false news, state television reported Sunday.

Tunisia says it has dismantled "dangerous" militant group

Tunisian police have dismantled a "dangerous" militant group suspected of recruiting young people and sending them to fight in regional hotspots, the Interior Ministry said Sunday.

Passengers of hijacked Libyan plane arrive in Tripoli from Malta

Passengers of a Libyan plane, which was hijacked and forced to land in Malta the day before, arrived in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Saturday, Libya's state news agency LANA reported.

Egypt: Jail sentence upheld for ex-auditor but implementation delayed

An Egyptian court Thursday upheld a one-year prison term for the country's former chief auditor on charges of spreading false news, but suspended implementation of the sentence for three years....

Islamic State claims Jordan attack on police and tourists

The Islamic State extremist group Tuesday claimed a series of attacks by gunmen who killed ten people and fought police from a Crusader-era castle two days earlier.

Libya declares "liberation" of Sirte from Islamic State

Libya's UN-backed government said it has regained full control of the city of Sirte from Islamic State after a campaign of nearly eight months against the extremist militia.

Egypt denies Bin Laden's son entry to the country

Egyptian authorities on Saturday denied entry to a son of al-Qaeda's late chief, Osama bin Laden, due to security reasons, sources at Cairo airport said.

Islamic State claims Cairo cathedral bomb attack

The Islamic State extremist group Tuesday claimed responsibility for a suicide attack that killed 23 people during Mass two days earlier at a church adjoining Cairo's main cathedral.

Egypt cathedral bombing was suicide attack, al-Sissi tells funeral

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi says Sunday's bomb attack on a church adjoining Cairo's main cathedral was carried out by a suicide bomber using an explosive belt.