Militants believed to be members of the IS-affiliated group “Sinai Province” blew up on Monday night a residential building in the 3rd District of Al-Arish in North Sinai. The militants blew it up after evacuating all its residents, a local journalist told Daily News Egypt on condition of anonymity.
“Listen only to me” – Even if he had tried, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi could not have described his authoritarian military reign better. Exactly one year since he demanded the people not believe the “enemies of the nation”, the margin for freedom of speech and expression has progressively …
Egypt’s population is multiplying fast. From a little over 66 million at the turn of the century, it hit almost 93 million earlier this year. If current birth rates hold, demographers project that the country’s total will be 150 million by 2050. That kind of growth would be a challenge …
President Donald Trump’s positive signals to Egypt and its leader, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, have made many Egyptians hopeful that the United States will adopt a more constructive approach to Egypt and more effective policies for the region’s problems.
The Ministry of Interior released on Friday a statement that explained details of a police raid that targeted suspects allegedly affiliated to the Muslim Brotherhood, who were reportedly involved in the execution and planning of military operations against state institutions in Cairo.
Egypt may have faked a counter-insurgency raid and broadcast the footage to cover up the extrajudicial killings of between four and 10 men, Human Rights Watch said in a new report published on Friday.
As the Egyptian military struggles to contain the Islamic State (IS) affiliate in Sinai, Wilayat Sinai, its already forceful response is becoming more heavy-handed. Increased reliance on heavy weaponry and air power is contributing to a rise in civilian causalities and inflaming anti-government sentiment.
Since late February, hundreds of Christians have fled the northern Sinai Peninsula in fear of their lives after seven Christians were murdered by suspected Daesh militants in the town of Arish.
After the murder of seven Copts in February, and the release of a video from the Islamic State group’s Egypt franchise threatening new attacks against Christians, more than 150 Christian families fled North Sinai, leaving only a handful of Christians behind.
“Sinai Province” militants’ adhoc checkpoints require revision to security measures in North Sinai: Al-Arish MP
Massive controversy surfaced on numerous social media outlets on Sunday evening in Egypt on the efficiency of the currently followed security measures inside North Sinai’s city of Al-Arish following the circulation of photos of militants from the IS-affiliated group of “Sinai Province”, while carrying out a checkpoint inside central Al-Arish.