Egyptian army chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi claims the recent military crackdown is necessary to prevent the country sliding into civil war.
Gunmen have carried out one of the deadliest attacks in Egypt in two years, attacking a remote army outpost in the Sinai Peninsula with a suicide car bomb. The attackers took weapons and ammunition before fleeing.
An Egyptian court has sentenced 28 people to death for their involvement in the murder of the country's chief prosecutor in 2015. Hisham Barakat was killed in a car bomb after jihadists called for attacks on judiciary.
Al-Azhar has opened booths in Cairo metro stations to offer guidance and counter extremism. Egyptians have welcomed the presence of the renowned Sunni Islam institution, though some are uncomfortable, reports Mat Nashed.
The recent fatal knife attack on German nationals at a popular Egyptian resort is yet another setback for the country's troubled tourism sector. Industry officials have called for immediate action.
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