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IS affiliate claims responsibility for Egypt's Sinai attacks (Third Lead)
Cairo, July 1 (IANS) Islamic State-affiliated Wilayat Sina (Sinai Province) jihadi group claimed responsibility for a series of suicide attacks and bombings on Wednesday against several security checkpoints in the Egypt's northern Sinai Peninsula, leaving dozens dead or wounded.

Wednesday, July 01, 2015 6:42:18 PM

10 soldiers killed: Egypt army
Cairo, July 1 (IANS) The Egyptian army on Wednesday said 10 soldiers were killed in militant attacks on five checkpoints in the Egyptian province of North Sinai.

Wednesday, July 01, 2015 6:18:03 PM

50 army men killed in wave of attacks in Egypt's Sinai: Report
Cairo, July 1 (IANS) At least 50 army officers and soldiers were killed in a wave of attacks on Wednesday on military bases in the Egyptian province of North Sinai, an official security source told Xinhua news agency.

Wednesday, July 01, 2015 2:04:03 PM

Military checkpoints attacked in Egypt's Sinai
Cairo, July 1 (IANS) Militants launched attacks on five military checkpoints in Egypt's North Sinai peninsula on Wednesday.

Wednesday, July 01, 2015 1:32:12 PM

Number of displaced in Libya totals 434,000: UNHCR
Tripoli, July 1 (IANS) The number of people displaced within Libya has almost doubled from an estimated 230,000 last September to more than 434,000 amid escalating fighting this year, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said on Tuesday.

Wednesday, July 01, 2015 1:32:17 AM

Tunisian beach attack gunman trained in Libya: Report
Tunis, July 1 (IANS/AKI) The Tunisian gunman who allegedly shot dead 38 tourists at the resort town of Sousse crossed into Libya earlier this year to receive training, a media report said on Tuesday.

Wednesday, July 01, 2015 12:28:04 AM

Egyptian president pledges stronger anti-terror laws
Cairo, June 30 (IANS) Egypt is determined to amend laws with the aim of achieving justice as soon as possible, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi said on Tuesday.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 4:52:04 PM

154 illegal immigrants rescued from Sudan-Libya border
Khartoum, June 30 (IANS) Sudanese authorities have rescued 154 illegal immigrants from the Sudan-Libya border, a media report said on Tuesday.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 10:08:04 AM

Tunisia makes arrests over Sousse terror attack
Tunis, June 30 (IANS/AKI) Tunisia has arrested a "significant number" of suspects in the terrorist attack on foreign tourists at the beach resort of Sousse that killed at least 38 and injured dozens, Interior Minister Mohamed Najem Gharsalli said on Monday.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 1:42:12 AM

Egypt's top prosecutor dies of blast injuries
Cairo, June 29 (IANS) Egypt's Prosecutor General Hesham Barakat succumbed to injuries he sustained earlier on Monday in a bomb attack in Cairo, official MENA news agency reported.

Monday, June 29, 2015 8:16:04 PM

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