Egypt now West ally after IS air raids in Libya

| Feb 17, 2015

Egypt now West ally after IS air raids in Libya

By targeting the Islamic State group with airstrikes in Libya, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, having crushed Islamist opponents at home, has become a key ally of the West against jihadis, experts say. His warplanes bombed IS camps and weapons stores in the Libyan city ...

Pope decries beheading of Egyptian Christians in Libya

Feb 17, 2015

Pope decries beheading of Egyptian Christians in Libya

Pope Francis expressed deep sadness at the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya, departing from the script of an address on Monday to emphasise the unity of all Christians regardless of the denomination they follow. Addressing members of the Church of Scotland, ...

The Islamic State group's catalogue of killings

Feb 17, 2015

The Islamic State group's catalogue of killings

Here is a list of known killings by militants or movements linked to the jihadi Islamic State group, which announced Sunday it had beheaded 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya. The Islamic State, accused of crimes against humanity by the United Nations, has stepped ...

Egypt strikes Islamic State in Libya after video of mass killing

Feb 16, 2015

Egypt strikes Islamic State in Libya after video of mass killing

Egypt said Monday it has struck Islamic State targets in Libya after the extremist group released a grisly video showing the beheading of several Coptic Christians it had held hostage for weeks. A spokesman for the Armed Forces General Command announced the airstrikes on ...

Feb 16, 2015

France to ink controversial jet sale to Egypt

Paris and Cairo were poised Monday to sign a multibillion-euro deal for the first foreign sale of the Rafale fighter jet despite concerns by human rights activists about the sale. French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian was to travel to the Egyptian capital Monday ...

Officials: 25 people killed in Egyptian soccer match riot

Feb 9, 2015

Officials: 25 people killed in Egyptian soccer match riot

A riot broke out Sunday night outside of a major soccer game in Egypt, with a stampede and fighting between police and fans killing at least 25 people, authorities said. The riot, only three years after similar violence killed 74 people, began ahead of ...