Roadside bomb in Sinai kills 2 Egyptian troops, wounds 5

Updated 07 September 2015

Roadside bomb in Sinai kills 2 Egyptian troops, wounds 5

CAIRO: A roadside bomb struck an Egyptian military vehicle in the restive northern Sinai on Monday, killing an officer and a conscript and wounding five soldiers, security officials said.
The officials said the explosion took place in the Taweel Al-Amir area south of Rafah and that the injured were taken to the military hospital in el-Arish.
In a separate incident, gunmen open fired on a police patrol in the Nile Delta province of Beheira, wounding five policemen, local security officials and Egyptian state-run media said.


Earthquake shakes Lebanon and Syria

Updated 03 April 2020

Earthquake shakes Lebanon and Syria

  • Syrian officials say the earthquake measured 4.7 on the Richter Scale and struck off the coast of Latakia

BEIRUT: A small earthquake in the eastern Mediterranean was felt across parts of Lebanon and Syria on Friday.

"Residents in Beirut, Zgharta, Batroun, Tripoli and Akkar felt an earthquake that lasted for several seconds," Lebanon's state-run National News Agency said.

The earthquake measured 4.7 on the Richter Scale at a depth of 20 kilometres, some 65 kilometres from the coastal city of Latakia, Syria’s state news agency SANA reported.

The shaking was felt in Latakia Tartous, Hama, Homs, and Aleppo.