Egypt’s interior ministry is currently building a new prison complex in Sinai, northeast of the country, enough to accommodate 20,000 inmates, according to a local media outlet.
A development project in the ancient city of Saint Catherine in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula has been criticised by local residents who have accused authorities of disfiguring the city.
Military confrontations against extremist groups in Sinai have expanded to include Sinai tribes as well as the Egyptian army.
An Islamic State-affiliated group in Egypt’s Sinai killed a member of a tribal Bedouin force working alongside the Egyptian army on Tuesday evening.
Union of Sinai Tribes: documented attacks show downturn in North Sinai militant activity in recent weeks
In late November and early December, militants attempted at least two attacks in North Sinai, one in the east and one in the center of the governorate, according to the Union of Sinai Tribes, a contingent of tribes fighting against the Province of Sinai. The union said it killed two …
Egypt is trying to persuade the Biden administration to keep the US-led Multinational Force and Observers in the Sinai Peninsula near the border with Israel even as the United States reduces its military presence in the Middle East.
Egypt is working on a plan to attract Egyptians to settle in the Sinai Peninsula, by implementing development projects and providing job opportunities.
The Egyptian cabinet has approved a decision put forward by the president to allocate 90,000 acres of state-owned land in the Rabaa and Bir Al-Abed areas of Sinai to the National Service Projects Organisation.
On Wednesday, the Israeli National Security Agency announced that the terrorism threat levels at the beaches of Sinai and Sharm el-Sheikh have been reduced from level one to three.
Chief of Staff of the Egyptian Armed Forces, Mohamed Farid, has followed the main phase of the training “Badawi 2021” implemented by the Second Field Army using live ammunition, which comes within the framework of the annual combat training.