Egyptian forces kill 21 militants in North Sinai

A picture taken on July 26, 2018 shows Egyptian policemen driving on a road leading to the North Sinai provincial capital of El-Arish. (File/AFP)
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Updated 23 May 2020

Egyptian forces kill 21 militants in North Sinai

  • Militants loyal to Daesh are active in the northern part of the Sinai Peninsula
  • Two officers were wounded in an exchange of fire during the operation

CAIRO: Egyptian security forces killed 21 suspected militants in North Sinai, part of a group that the interior ministry said was planning attacks over the Eid holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, state television reported on Saturday.
Two officers were wounded in an exchange of fire during the operation, according to a ministry statement cited in the report, which did not say when the operation took place.
Eid begins on Sunday. Militants loyal to Daesh are active in the northern part of the Sinai Peninsula, where Egypt has been battling an insurgency for years.


UAE adopts new government structure, full announcement to come on Sunday

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UAE adopts new government structure, full announcement to come on Sunday

  • The decision aims "to produce a government that is more flexible and fast and keeping pace with change," according to Dubai's Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid
  • The gulf nation would review the structure and size of its government as part of its strategy for dealing with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates has adopted a new government structure, involving the merger of ministries and agencies, the country's vice president and ruler of Dubai said on Saturday, adding that the full announcement would be made on Sunday at noon (0800 GMT).

The decision aims "to produce a government that is more flexible and fast and keeping pace with change," Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum said on Twitter.

In May, he said the country would review the structure and size of its government as part of its strategy for dealing with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.