Egypt

Egypt bombs Islamist State to retaliate for the beheading of 21 Christians

The Egyptian government said Monday that it had bombed Islamist targets throughout Libya to retaliate for the beheading of 21 Coptic Christians whose murders on a beach apparently near Tripoli were recorded and posted Sunday on the Internet. The beheading of the Egyptian Christians and the swift Egyptian retaliation further tangled Libya’s already byzantine power struggle, where two governments rule, ...

Egypt carried out airstrikes against ISIS targets in Libya

Egypt carried out airstrikes against ISIS targets in neighboring Libya Monday and began a push for international military intervention in the chaotic North African state after extremists beheaded a group of Egyptian Christians. The airstrikes bring Egypt overtly into Libya’s turmoil, showing Cairo’s alarm over the growing stronghold of radicals on its western border as it also fights a militant ...

250 Egyptians fleeing Libya via Algeria arrive in Cairo

Around 250 Egyptians arrived in Cairo early Monday after being airlifted from the Algerian-Libyan border for the first time since Egyptians have been returning to their homeland, Major General Tarek Fathy, deputy head of the Cairo International Airport, told Ahram Online. The foreign ministry said last week that the total number of Egyptians who have managed to flee the deteriorating ...

Bomb explosion outside the Egyptian supreme court kills two, wounds 9

Two people were killed and nine wounded, including seven policemen, in a bomb explosion Monday outside the Egyptian supreme court in Cairo, the health ministry said. Ministry spokesman Hossam Abdel Ghaffar told that a 22-year-old man “died of injuries sustained in his backbone” in the attack. Another man, aged 24, who had suffered head injuries and internal bleeding, also died ...

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