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Roman-Ptolemaic maintenance workshop unearthed in North Sinai

An ancient Roman-Ptolemaic maintenance workshop which was used to repair ships during this era was discovered in Til Abu Sefi, North Sinai, the Ministry of Antiquities announced on Tuesday. The workshop was found to be built of bricks. The archaeological site used to be a well-known Roman city called Abu-Sila.  Moustafa Waziri, secretary-general of the …

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Three alleged militants were killed in Central, North Sinai

Operations in Sinai against militancy are ongoing, as military spokesperson Tamer El-Refaei announced on Tuesday that three alleged militants were killed in Central and North Sinai, while two civilians were killed. The office of the military spokesperson told Daily News Egypt that the two civilians lost their lives suffering injuries from IED (improvised explosive devices) …

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Parliament approves oil, gas exploration agreement in North Sinai maritime zones

The Egyptian Parliament’s energy committee approved an agreement for oil and gas exploration in the North Sinai maritime concession area (NOOR) in the Mediterranean Sea. The deal is between the Italian company Eni and the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS). MP ElSayed Hegazy, a member of parliament’s energy committee, told Daily News Egypt that …

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22 militants arrested in North Sinai: military

The Egyptian Armed Forces announced on Wednesday that the Second Field Army had successfully dismantled a “highly dangerous ‘takfiri’ force” in North Sinai. Military spokesperson Tamer El-Refaei provided an update on his official Facebook page detailing the latest on “the law enforcement forces’ efforts to combat terrorism in the past few days,” stating that the …

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Army kills 6, arrests 31 in North Sinai 

The Egyptian army said on Monday that it killed six takfiri terrorists in the past week in North Sinai and arrested thirty-one others. The army spokesperson said this came amid the “Martyr’s Right” operation, launched in 2015 to lead counterattacks on militants in Sinai. The army further said it destroyed 65 terrorist dens, car bombs, …

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North Sinai holds a festival for people with special needs 

For years, both governmental and civil society have been joining efforts in order to help people with special abilities to fit in the Egyptian society. However, similar to many other social activities, they were only centred in Egypt’s big cities of Cairo and Alexandria. Aiming to break that cycle, Sports and Youth Directorate in North …

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North Sinai has seen attacks on police, the army and incidents of kidnapping in recent months AFP Photo

Police officer, 2 conscripts injured in North Sinai shooting

A policeman and two conscripts were shot by unknown assailants on Monday in the city of Al-Arish, according to local media. The victims were transferred to Al-Arish hospital. The Ministry of Interior has not published any statements on the incidents yet. Assassinations are common in Al-Arish. Those usually target police officers, conscripts, and state officials. …

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