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At least 24 policemen were executed today by Islamist militants in the Sinai Peninsula. Shortly after the attack, the Rafah crossing with Gaza was closed. Judiciary sources suggested that former Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak could be freed from prison this week. Authorities announced the arrest of three individuals wanted in connection with recent attacks in the Sinai.

Sinai attacks: Dark omen for Egypt?

The Islamic Insurgency That Could Soon Hit Egypt

Over 20 Egyptian policemen executed in the Sinai

Over 20 policemen were killed in the latest attack by Islamist militants in the Sinai Peninsula. The attack comes amid an ongoing crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood and calls by extremists to wage "jihad" against the army.

Analysis: Egyptian crackdown hands al Qaeda new lease on life

France urges Saudi, Qatar to help resolve Egypt crisis

Security forces continued to crack down on the Muslim Brotherhood, raiding homes tied to the Islamist group's leadership. State agencies reported that 36 Islamists were killed during an attempted prison break. At least one border guard was killed in another attack in the Sinai.

Younger brother of al Qaeda's emir arrested in Egypt

Mohammed al Zawahiri was arrested in Egypt. He became a well-known figure in post-Mubarak Egypt and openly advocated al Qaeda's ideology. He has numerous reported ties to terrorists and helped incite the Sept. 11, 2012 US Embassy protest in Cairo.

Egypt: Islamists hit Christian churches

How American Hopes for a Deal in Egypt Were Undercut

Security forces and supporters of former president Mohammed Morsi continued to clash. Major clashes were reported at the al Fateh mosque in Cairo. Authorities reportedly arrested Mohammed al Zawahiri, the brother of al Qaeda's emir. A government spokesman said the government is considering outlawing the Muslim Brotherhood. The presidency vowed to continue its fight against "terrorism and radicalism."

US, allies were near a deal for peaceful end to Egypt crisis

Pakistanis protest over lethal crackdown in Egypt

Witness Accounts of Sectarian Attacks Across Egypt

Numerous clashes were reported between security forces and supporters of former president Mohammed Morsi. At least 60 people are said to have been killed in the latest clashes. Seventeen people have reportedly been killed in attacks in the Sinai in recent days. Rights groups claimed that over 25 Coptic Christian churches were torched, and homes, schools, and shops were attacked, in 10 provinces this week. Egyptian officials expressed concern over recent comments from Salafi jihadists in Gaza calling for 'jihad' against the Egyptian army.

Obama's decision to cancel US-Egypt military exercise presents risks

Egypt's Coptic Christians report fresh attacks on churches

Gaza jihadists call for 'jihad' against Egypt's el Sisi

The leader of a Gaza-based Salafi jihadist group has called on Egyptians to wage 'jihad' against Egypt's el Sisi, one day after the Egyptian government's forcible breakup of two Muslim Brotherhood sit-ins led to the deaths of at least 525 people.

The Health Ministry announced that the death toll from yesterday's clashes is now 525 people. Authorities closed the Rafah crossing with Gaza indefinitely. A Muslim Brotherhood official said the group suffered a blow in yesterday's crackdown. Brotherhood supporters torched a government building in Giza and called for continued protests. Four soldiers were reportedly killed in another attack in the Sinai.

World leaders condemn Egypt violence; Islamists back showdown