EGYPT: ‘ SIXTEEN PEOPLE MOSTLY CHILDREN DIE IN SCHOOL BUS CRASH ‘

#AceWorldNews – EGYPT – November 05 – At least 16 people were killed on Wednesday when a school bus crashed into three other vehicles on a desert road in the Nile Delta north of Cairo, Reuters reported.

Mostly children were killed, and 18 people were also wounded in the crash.

The accident came less than a month after 30 people died in a bus crash in southern Egypt.

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EGYPT: ‘ DECLARES THREE MONTH STATE OF EMERGENCY IN NORTH SINAI OVER TERRORIST ATTACKS’

#AceWorldNews – EGYPT – October 25 – Egypt has declared a three-month state of emergency in parts of North Sinai, where 33 security personnel were killed in two attacks on Friday, according to Reuters.

' Egypt declares three-month state of emergency in north of Sinai Peninsula '

‘ Egypt declares three-month state of emergency in north of Sinai Peninsula ‘

The first attack, killing 30 people, was a car bomb explosion, reportedly followed by militants firing rocket-propelled grenades, hitting a vehicle with ammunition, leading to another blast.

Hours later, gunmen opened fire on a checkpoint, killing three more people.

No one claimed responsibility for the attacks, but officials said they were similar to assaults carried out by Ansar Beit al-Maqdis (Champions of Jerusalem) militant group. Islamist militants have stepped up attacks in the Sinai Peninsula after the Egyptian military overthrew President Mohamed Morsi in July 2013.

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EGYPT: ‘ SUICIDE BOMBER RAMMED EXPLOSIVE LADEN VEHICLE INTO ARMY CHECKPOINT ‘

#AceWorldNews – EGYPT – October 24 – A suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden vehicle into an army checkpoint in the northern part of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula near Israel and Gaza on Friday.

At least twenty five members of the Egyptian security forces were killed in the attack, according to medical and security officials.

Earlier reports said 17 people were wounded and several were in a critical condition.

The violence spiked in the Sinai after the military overthrew Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in July 2013.

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‘ Egyptian Judge Sentences Sixty Eight Muslim Brotherhood Supporters to Prison Terms ‘

#AceWorldNews – EGYPT (Cairo) – September 30 – An Egyptian court sentenced 68 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to jail terms on Tuesday, Reuters said.

' 68 Muslim Brotherhood Supporters Jailed in Egypt '

‘ 68 Muslim Brotherhood Supporters Jailed in Egypt ‘

Judge Mohamed Ali Al-Faqi gave 63 of the defendants 15 years in jail and five others 10 years, according to judicial sources.

All were found guilty of killing 30 people and intending to kill others in Cairo on October 6, 2013.

On that day, more than 50 people died in clashes across the country between opponents and supporters of then-President Mohamed Morsi.

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CAIRO: ‘ Military Aircraft Crashes Killing Six Troops ‘

#AceWorldNews – EYGPT (Cairo) – September 22 – A military aircraft has crashed in southern Cairo due to technical error, killing at least six Egypt army personnel and injuring one.

“During military training, a technical failure led to the crash of an aircraft carrying troops in Kom Aushim in Fayoum province… Killing six soldiers and injuring one,” the army statement said.

A probe into the crash has been ordered by Defence Minister and army commander-in-chief Sedki Sobhi.

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EGYPT: ‘ US Secretary John Kerry Arrives in Cairo to Gird Support Against Islamic State ‘

#AceNewsServices – (Exclusive) – EGYPT (Cairo) – September 13 – US Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Cairo on the latest leg of a regional tour to forge a coalition to battle the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.

ISIL

ISIL

Kerry is scheduled to meet Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi.

The United States says it is “comfortable” it can build an international coalition to fight the armed group, but with Western and Middle Eastern allies hesitant on the specifics, it risks finding itself out on a limb.

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President Barack Obama this week unveiled a rough

plan to combat Islamic State group fighters simultaneously in Iraq and Syria, thrusting the US directly into two different wars in which nearly every country in the region has a stake.

The broad concept of a coalition has been accepted in Western capitals and on Thursday 10 Arab states, including regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Qatar, signed up to a “co-ordinated military campaign”.

“I’m comfortable that this will be a broad-based coalition with Arab nations, European nations, the United States, others,” Kerry said in the Turkish capital Ankara on Friday.

But he added it was “premature” to set out what tasks individual coalition partners would shoulder.

Iran ruled Out: 

US officials have said the coalition will be broad. However, when asked on Friday, Kerry ruled out Iranian involvement as inappropriate due to its support for the regime of Syria’s Bashar al-Assad.

He said there were “any number of reasons” why Iran should not join a Paris conference on Monday to discuss coalition strategy.

Iran has never offered to join the coalition against Islamic State in Syria, describing it as “shrouded in serious ambiguities”. It has sent soldiers to Iraq at the request of the Iraqi government to combat Islamic State fighters there.

“No one has called me and asked me with respect to the presence of Iran, but I think under the circumstances, at this moment in time, it would not be right for any number of reasons. It would not be appropriate, given the many other issues that are on the table with respect to their engagement in Syria and elsewhere,” Kerry said.

The US on Friday said that it was at war with Islamic State, a day after Obama’s statement that strikes against the group were to extend into Syria.

The comments by Pentagon and White House officials on Friday came as the US president was pressed to clear up doubts about how he saw the conflict with the group, also known as ISIL.

“The United States is at war with ISIL in the same way that we are at war with al-Qaeda,” Josh Earnest, a spokesman for the White House, said.

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