Yemen’s Saudi-backed government claimed Friday its fighters had seized control of the key southern city of Aden in what would be loyalist forces’ first real strategic victory in nearly four months of fighting.
A thunderous blast heavily damaged the Italian Consulate in Cairo and killed one person early Saturday, and the jihadist group Islamic State made an online claim of responsibility, hinting it might take aim at other diplomatic targets.
In Omar Sharif’s native city, word of the actor's passing drew proud recollections from some of his contribution to world culture — but also blank stares from some younger Egyptians.
Tunisia declared a state of emergency Saturday, eight days after a gunman slaughtered dozens of foreign tourists at a Mediterranean beach resort.
Heavily armed militants claiming allegiance to Islamic State carried out a broad assault on Egyptian security forces in the Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday, a daylong battle that left scores of troops, civilians and extremists dead and raised the specter of full-blown warfare in the rugged enclave.
President Abdel Fattah Sisi, paying tribute to his assassinated top prosecutor, on Tuesday signaled the start of an even harsher security crackdown targeting “enemies” of his government.
Islamic State militants beheaded two women on charges of “sorcery” in a northeastern province of Syria, a monitoring group reported Tuesday, in what it said marked the Sunni extremist group’s first decapitations of female civilians.
The thunderous bomb blast that killed Egypt’s state prosecutor on Monday could herald a deadly new phase in the authoritarian government’s nearly 2-year-old battle to eradicate Islamist extremists.