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Omar Fahmy

Islamic State silent on Baghdadi death as it searches for successor

30 Oct 2019

CAIRO Islamic State supporters have responded with silence and disbelief days after the death of their leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, suggesting a breakdown in the command structure of the Sunni militant group trying to agree on a successor.

Islamic State silent on Baghdadi death as it searches for successor

29 Oct 2019

CAIRO Islamic State supporters have responded with silence and disbelief days after the death of their leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, suggesting a breakdown in the command structure of the Sunni militant group trying to agree on a successor.

Before vote, Sisi says Egypt strengthened during his presidency

23 Mar 2018

CAIRO Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Friday that his first term in office had strengthened the state, and defended his tough austerity measures days ahead of a re-election vote in which the former military commander faces no serious opposition.

Egypt's Sisi to run for second term in March election

20 Jan 2018

CAIRO Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Friday he will run for a second term in office in an election in March, which the former military commander is widely expected to win. | Video

Gunmen in Egypt mosque attack carried Islamic State flag, prosecutor says

26 Nov 2017

CAIRO Gunmen who attacked a mosque on Friday in Egypt's North Sinai brandished an Islamic State flag as they opened fire through doorways and windows, killing more than 300 worshippers, including two dozen children, officials said on Saturday. | Video

Palestinian rivals Fatah, Hamas sign reconciliation accord

12 Oct 2017

GAZA/CAIRO Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah signed a reconciliation deal on Thursday after Hamas agreed to hand over administrative control of Gaza, including the key Rafah border crossing, a decade after seizing the enclave in a civil war. | Video

Islamic State releases video it says shows two Russians captured in Syria

03 Oct 2017

CAIRO Islamic State released a video on Tuesday that it said showed two Russian soldiers captured by its fighters in the Syrian city of Deir al-Zor, where Russia has been backing the Syrian military against militants.

How Al Jazeera covered Arabs severing ties with its backer

06 Jun 2017

CAIRO As one Arab state after another announced it was severing ties with Qatar, the tiny Gulf monarchy's flagship television channel Al Jazeera did not react like other broadcasters -- it updated its news ticker but its presenters said nothing.

How Al Jazeera covered Arabs severing ties with its backer

06 Jun 2017

CAIRO As one Arab state after another announced it was severing ties with Qatar, the tiny Gulf monarchy's flagship television channel Al Jazeera did not react like other broadcasters -- it updated its news ticker but its presenters said nothing.

Egypt launches second day of Libyan air strikes after attack on Christians

28 May 2017

CAIRO/BENGHAZI Egypt launched a fresh round of air strikes over Libya on Saturday, Egyptian military sources and an eyewitness told Reuters, targeting militant camps it said were responsible for a shooting spree that killed dozens of Egyptian Christians.

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Hong Kong campus holdouts desperately seek escape routes

Anti-government protesters holed up in a Hong Kong university were frantically searching for escape routes on Tuesday after more than two days of clashes with police, dramatic breakouts by rope and motorcycle and more than 1,000 arrests in 24 hours.