Category: Middle East

EGYPT – IS flags carried by gunmen, say officials

Egyptian officials investigating the massacre of worshippers at a mosque in Sinai say the attackers were carrying the flag of the Islamic State group. At least 305 people died in the assault, which was launched during Friday prayers and has not yet been claimed by any group. Egypt’s public prosecutor said there were up to […]

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LEBANON – PM Hariri resigns, saying he fears assassination plot

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri has resigned, saying in a televised broadcast from Saudi Arabia that he feared for his life, while also fiercely criticising Iran. He accused Iran of sowing “fear and destruction” in several countries, including Lebanon. Hariri’s father, former prime minister Rafik al-Hariri, was assassinated in 2005. The Hariri family is close […]

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