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Egypt’s Christians flee Sinai amid Islamic State killings

PanARMENIAN.Net – Christian families and students fled Egypt’s North Sinai province in droves on Friday, Feb. 24 after Islamic State killed the seventh member of their community in just three weeks, Reuters reports. A Reuters reporter saw 25 families gathered with their belongings in the Suez Canal city of Ismailia’s Evangelical Church and church officials […]Read More

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Six Police Officers Killed in Attack on Checkpoint in Egypt

Six police officers were killed and ten injured in an attack on a checkpoint near the town of el-Arish in northern Sinai in Egypt, local media reported on Monday. CAIRO (Sputnik) — The attackers detonated a car bomb at the checkpoint, according to the Egyptian newspaper El Fagr. Egypt has been fighting a rise in […]Read More

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Europol to investigate Egypt mass drowning

PanARMENIAN.Net – The European policing agency Europol is planning to investigate what is believed to be the biggest loss of a migrant boat in 2016, following a Reuters-BBC Newsnight investigation, BBC News said. More than 500 people are thought to have died in the sinking on 9 April, but there has been no official inquiry. […]Read More

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Hundreds feared dead after migrant boat capsizes off Egypt

PanARMENIAN.Net – Less than half the estimated 450 migrants believed to be on a boat that capsized off the Egyptian coast have been rescued, the country’s military said, according to CNN. The vessel had set off from Egypt and was heading for Italy when it was found 12 nautical miles northeast of the town of […]Read More

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Leader of Islamic State’s Sinai branch killed by Egyptian Military

The leader of the Islamic State’s Sinai Branch has been killed by the Egyptian Military following airstrikes in the Sinai Province of Egypt. Abu Duaa al-Ansari along with a reported 45 other ISIS fighters have been killed by an Egyptian military operation guided by “accurate intelligence” Brigadier-General Mohammed Samir, the military’s chief spokesman, said on […]Read More

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EgyptAir A320 Hijacker Arrested

The suspected hijacker of an EgyptAir plane arrested, Cyprus Foreign ministry said in a tweet, the stand-off is over. ​Earlier in the day, a man hijacked an Airbus A320 en route from Egypt’s Alexandria to Cairo with at least 60 people on board. Read more: sputniknews.com Sputnik InternationalRead More

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On Board Explosion Might Be Cause of Russian A321 Crash

The American global intelligence company Stratfort said explosion of a bomb on board the Russian A321 could be the possible cause of the crash. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Explosion of a bomb on board the Russian A321 could be the possible cause of the crash, the American global intelligence company (Stratfort) said Monday. Read more: sputniknews.comRead More

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Flight 7K9268 Broke Into Pieces Midair, Too Early to Determine

The Russian Airbus A321 which crashed in Egypt Saturday killing 224 broke into pieces midair, but it is still too early to determine the cause, Interstate Aviation Committee (MAK) said Sunday. “It is too early to draw conclusions,” MAK executive director Viktor Sorochenko said. “Disintegration of the fuselage took place in the air, and the […]Read More