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Egypt President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi blames Sinai attacks on foreign plot

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

Morsi: Continue revolution against coup

Emergency declared in Sinai

A state of emergency came into force Saturday across much of Egypt’s Sinai peninsula after 30 soldiers were killed in a suicide car bombing by suspected jihadis.

Qatar pledges $1billion for rebuilding Gaza

A destroyed building in al-Tufah, east of Gaza City, on Saturday. 	— AFP

US secretary of state John Kerry called on Sunday for a renewed commitment to achieving West Asia peace, saying a lasting deal between Israel, the Palestinians and all their neighbours could be achiev

Apocalypse a force multiplier for ISIS?

An infidel horde flying 80 banners meets a Muslim army at the Syrian town of Dabiq in an apocalyptic battle. The Muslims are decimated but ultimately prevail, ushering in the end of days.

Hosni Mubarak verdict put off to November

Egyptian medics and Army personnel escort former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to the Maadi Military Hospital in Cairo— AP

An Egyptian court on Saturday postponed its verdict in the murder retrial of former President Hosni Mubarak to November, in the latest twist in the legal battle surrounding the ousted autocrat.

Qaeda denies decline, admits ‘mistakes’

Britain Prime Minister David Cameron makes a statement on the killing of British aid worker David Haines. — AP

Al Qaeda dismissed as “lies” a US assessment that it is in decline, but a defiant online message issued by the network on Sunday made no mention of the ultra-hardline ISIS widely seen as its rival for

Brotherhood cleric jailed for 20 years

An Egyptian court sentenced a leader of the outlawed Muslim Brother-hood and an Islamist cleric to 20 years in prison on Tuesday for attempting to kill two policemen, part of a government crackdown th

Egypt to charge Mohamed Morsi on paper leaks to Qatar

Mohamed Morsi

Egypt’s deposed President Mohamed Morsi will be tried on charges of giving Qatar documents relating to national security, the state prosecutor said on Saturday.

Egypt commutes death of top brotherhood leader

An Egyptian court on Saturday commuted a death sentence against the Muslim Brotherhood’s spiritual leader to life in prison, in one of many trials of Islamists since their removal from power.

Egypt raises new charges against Mohammed Morsi


Judicial officials say Egypt’s state prosecutor has raised new charges against the country’s ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, accusing him of leaking secret documents to Qatar, an ally of the

Now that the protests are fizzling out, it’s worth asking what exactly they managed to accomplish. I see two major effects.