The Egyptian army has yet to officially announce the end of the anti-terrorism operation it launched in the Sinai Peninsula in 2018. But the expansion of development projects in Sinai with the aim of resettling a large number of residents is a sign that the government is signaling the beginning …
Revenge killings against Maghara and Mangam Youth Union sign of shift in militant operations to central Sinai? 40,000 families threatened by Arish Port development
Pushed out of south Bir al-Abd and facing tighter security measures in the east of the peninsula, Province of Sinai militants have been on the ropes in recent months.
Social media activists passed around a rumor in November 2019 that the Egyptian government was planning to build a 7-meter-high (23-feet-high) steel wall around the new administrative capital, which the state is building in eastern Cairo, but the government quickly denied this rumor. However, the state did end up setting up …
Dislodged from Bir al-Abd, Province of Sinai heads west toward Suez Canal as militants surrender due to hunger, security initiative on eastern front
By the close of 2020, the Armed Forces and security forces had successfully dislodged Province of Sinai militants from the areas south of Bir al-Abd in North Sinai.
Eight members of the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) based in Egypt’s Sinai were killed after their helicopter crashed.
Al-Azhar Al-Sharif sent advocacy and medical caravans to South Sinai on Sept. 26 to confront the phenomenon of drug cultivation in the governorate. The caravans included 16 advocates, including four women and a number of doctors.
With the assistance of a large number of local tribal members fighting alongside the Egyptian army, Egyptian authorities have expanded their coordination with the tribes when confronting armed organizations in the Sinai Peninsula.
Congress is using a key defense bill to push back against Defense Secretary Mark Esper’s reported plans to withdraw US peacekeeping forces from Egypt’s Sinai.
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi attended the April 22 inauguration of a number of national projects in Sinai designed to boost the country’s economy amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.
In what free expression advocates described as another blow to press freedom in Egypt, the Supreme Council for Media Regulation imposed harsh penalties April 22 on the local Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper over op-eds calling for the independence of the Sinai Peninsula.