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Lufthansa, Air France Reroute Flights After Egypt Crash

Airlines say they'll avoid Sinai Peninsula until they know why Russian plan crashed

(Newser) - Lufthansa and Air France will be diverting flights around the Sinai Peninsula until they know why a Russian passenger plane crashed there Saturday , Reuters reports. "We took the decision to avoid the area because the situation and the reasons for the crash were not clear," a Lufthansa spokesperson... More »

Morsi Supporters Plan Rally Amid New Violence

Army: We'll allow 'peaceful protest'

(Newser) - Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and Mohamed Morsi are fuming over the military's clampdown after Brotherhood leaders were arrested and Morsi detained. Arrest warrants are out for some 300 members of the group, the BBC reports. "What kind of national reconciliation starts with arresting people?" asks the son... More »

Egypt Deploys Troops, Tanks in Sinai Offensive

Army shuts down smugglers' tunnels to Gaza

(Newser) - Egypt's offensive in Sinai is growing. Yesterday saw missiles fired following a series of attacks on government forces; today, officials are sending troops and armored vehicles, including tanks, to the peninsula. Meanwhile, the military is closing off illegal tunnels across the border into Gaza; the 1,200 passageways, typically... More »

Egypt Fires Missiles in Sinai for 1st Time Since 1973

Airstrikes target militants after attacks Sunday, last night

(Newser) - Egypt launched its first air attacks in the Sinai Peninsula in nearly four decades in the early hours of today, using helicopters to kill suspected militants close to the border, reports the New York Times . State media puts the toll at 20. The airstrikes came after another assault on at... More »

Militants Burst Across Israeli Border From Egypt, Kill 1

Gunmen attack Israeli workers with anti-tank missiles

(Newser) - Militants crossed from Egypt's Sinai Peninsula into Israel this morning, attacking civilians working on a border fence with anti-tank missiles, killing one Israeli workman, reports the AP . Israeli security forces responded by killing two of the militants, and are looking for more possible attackers. Later this morning, the Israeli... More »

Amid Kidnap Threat, Israel Warns Citizens to Flee Sinai

Hamas believed to be behind plot to abduct Israeli tourists

(Newser) - Israel is urging all of its citizens vacationing in Sinai to leave immediately. Anti-terror officials say they have "concrete intelligence" of a Hamas plot to abduct Israelis from one of the resorts in the Egyptian peninsula, the Telegraph reports. Tens of thousands of Israelis are believed to be in... More »

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