Islamic militants in Egypt's Sinai unleashed a suicide car bomb and dozens of masked and heavily armed gunmen on a remote security outpost Friday, killing at least 23 soldiers and wounding 33, officials said.
A terror analyst who is in contact with members of the Islamic State group and other jihadist groups says there have been "no credible or even semi-credible" claims of responsibility for the crash of EgyptAir Flight 804.
The Cypriot ex-wife of an Egyptian man who authorities say hijacked a domestic EgyptAir flight and threatened to blow it up with a fake suicide belt said her former husband is an "extremely dangerous man" who used drugs, terrorized his family and beat her and their children.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced today new security enhancements for commercial flights bound for the U.S. from certain foreign airports in the region, in the wake of last weekend's deadly Russian jet crash near Egypt's Sharm el Sheikh Airport, which Egyptian authorities said today was plausibly caused by a bomb.
Flights from Egypt's Sharm el Sheikh airport to the United Kingdom have been delayed amid concerns that the Russian jet that crashed in Egypt this weekend was brought down by an "explosive device," a Downing Street spokesman said.
The State Department has a blunt warning for US citizens today: Avoid travel to Egypt. And if you live there, leave.
More than 600 people have been killed in the latest round of political violence in that country and almost 4,000 are hurt.
Walid Metwally came to the US for school more than a decade ago. His two brothers and extended family are back in Cairo and Alexandria. That keeps him very much attached to what is going on in his home country.