Security Forces: At least 25 Dead in Attack in Egypt’s Sinai

CAIRO— At least 25 members of the Egyptian security forces were killed in a car bomb attack on a checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula on Friday, security sources said. That number was up from the 10 earlier reported dead. At least 27 soldiers [...]

Tunisians Head to Polls Amid Concerns Over Economy, Security

LONDON— As Tunisians prepare to go to the polls Sunday to elect a new assembly, security forces on Friday killed six people, including five women, after a standoff with an Islamist militant group on the outskirts of Tunis. The raid on the [...]

Iraq ‘Months’ from Major Anti-IS Ground Offensive

The U.S. military said Thursday that Iraq’s military is “months” away from a major offensive to retake territory lost to the Islamic State group. Iraqi Kurdish militia fighters known as the peshmerga are preparing to travel [...]

FSA to Help Kurds Defend Kobani

Turkey’s president says Syrian Kurds and Free Syrian Army fighters are joining forces to defend the city of Kobani from Islamic State militants. Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters on Friday that Kurdish militia forces are finalizing how [...]

Islamic State Militants Encroach on Baghdad

In recent months, Islamic State fighters have overrun Iraqi forces in the western part of the country, capturing nearly all of Anbar province while trying to carve out a path to Baghdad. While the U.S. military said the Iraqi capital is not [...]

Activists: US-led Airstrikes Killed 553 in Syria

Syrian activists said a month of U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria has killed 553 people, mostly militants from the Islamic State group and al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Thursday the deaths [...]

Pentagon: One of Kobani Bundles ‘Probably’ in IS Hands

PENTAGON— The Pentagon is confirming that Islamic State militants seized one of the 28 bundles of weapons and medical supplies dropped to Kurdish forces on Monday. The news comes as forces battling Islamic State in Iraq repelled an offensive [...]

Israeli Troops Come Under Fire Along Egyptian Border

JERUSALEM— Attackers in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula opened fire on Israeli troops across the border on Wednesday, wounding two soldiers, the Israeli military said. Islamist militants are active in the lawless peninsula, which borders southern [...]

Blast Outside Cairo University Reportedly Wounds 10

CAIRO—An explosion outside Cairo University wounded 10 people on Wednesday, among them police and civilians, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. The blast occurred in a square outside the university at the end of the school day. Six [...]

Iraq’s Peshmerga to Send Fighters to Kobani

Lawmakers in Iraq’s Kurdistan region said on Wednesday they voted in favor of sending Kurdish forces to the besieged Syrian town of Kobani via Turkey. Kurdistan President Masoud Barzani sent a letter to parliament late Tuesday, seeking [...]

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