CAIRO: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sissi has signed off on an anti-terrorism law that gives authorities more sweeping powers to ban groups on charges ranging from harming national unity to...
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Number of Syrian Christians abducted by IS rises to 220

BEIRUT: The number of Christians abducted by the Islamic State group in northeastern Syria has risen to 220 in the past three days, as militants round up more hostages from a chain of villages along a

Airstrikes hit IS in Syria after 220 Christians seized

BEIRUT: A US-led alliance launched airstrikes against Islamic State on Thursday in an area of northeast Syria where the militants are now estimated to have abducted at least 220 Assyrian Christians th

3 held over grisly Cairo dog killing

CAIRO: Egyptian authorities on Thursday arrested three men over a grisly online video showing a group of men stabbing and bludgeoning a dog to death on a busy Cairo street.

3 get death in Bahrain for killing Emarati cop

MANAMA: Three men were sentenced to death by a Bahrain court on Thursday and seven others were given a life term for killing three policeman, the kingdom’s Public Prosecution said on its Twitter accou

One dead in Egypt bombings

CAIRO: One person was killed Thursday in a bombing outside a pizzeria in the Egyptian capital as other blasts hit a police station and offices of cell phone companies, a health official said.

Five bombs explode in Cairo, one killed, five wounded

CAIRO: One person was killed and five others including policemen were wounded when five bombs exploded in Cairo on Thursday, security sources said.

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