Sinai Peninsula

After wave of ISIL attacks, Copts flee Egypt's Sinai

Flight of families to Ismailia follows warning of attacks by ISIL and murders targeting community in El Arish.

Middle East

Egyptian soldiers killed by gunmen in Sinai

Egyptian army blames 'disloyal fundamentalist elements' for carrying out latest attack in volatile peninsula.


Islands of contention: Tiran and Sanafir

A tumultuous tale of two islands that span decades.

Middle East

Egypt-Israel relations 'at highest level' in history

On the 39th anniversary of Sadat's speech in Jerusalem, the two countries have never been closer, analysts say.


Egypt says army killed head of ISIL's Sinai branch

Abu Duaa al-Ansari and 45 other ISIL fighters killed in operation guided by "accurate intelligence", military says.


Major Attacks in Egypt

Though attacks became more frequent in 2011, since Morsi’s removal from power in 2013 they have escalated dramatically.


Sinai insurgency: An enduring risk

Cairo's security policies in Sinai remain immoral and ineffective - so far exacerbating the problem.

by Omar Ashour

War & Conflict

Egyptian troops killed in Sinai attack

At least 13 troops dead after mortar attack claimed by ISIL on security checkpoint near city of El Arish.


Sinai: Reporting Egypt's 'War on Terror'

The Egyptian government has barred journalists from reporting on events in the troubled Sinai peninsula.

War & Conflict

Bomb kills two soldiers in Egypt's Sinai

Two soldiers also wounded in the attack and medical sources say one is in a critical condition.


Egypt: No terror link in Russian jet crash

Investigators say no indication of "terrorist act" in Russian plane crash that killed all 224 onboard.

War & Conflict

ISIL claims deadly attack in Egypt's Sinai

Suicide car bombing targets hotel, killing seven people including two judges, in latest violence to hit peninsula.

The Listening Post

Contradictions, conspiracies and the Sinai plane crash

We look at the conflicting media accounts of the Russian plane disaster in Egypt.

Human Rights

Sudanese refugees shot dead on Egypt-Israel border

Fifteen refugees killed in Sinai as they reportedly attempt to enter Israel to seek asylum.

The Listening Post

The Russian plane crash and the battle of narratives

We examine the conflicting media reports of the Russian plane disaster in Egypt; plus, the rise of automated journalism.