The Egyptian military's campaign against suspected militant Jihadi cells holed up in the Sinai peninsula has killed 11 terrorists and captured 23, Egypt's defense ministry said Wednesday.
Masked assailants attacked Egyptian policemen returning from a raid in Sinai on Saturday, wounding three, a security source said.
Ten Yemeni militants infiltrated Egyptian soil two months ago and trained local Jihadi cells in the Sinai peninsula, a security official said Friday.
Egyptian forces raided a militant area in Sinai on Sunday, leaving five dead as the government struggles to clamp down on attacks against its troops, a security source said.
Eleven Palestinians have been arrested in the past two days in Egypt's Sinai area, where clashes have erupted in recent days between militants and security forces, a senior Egyptian security official said Saturday.
Masked gunmen on motorbikes fired at a police station in North Sinai early Friday in the latest in a string of violent acts in the area, a police official who is not authorized to speak to the media told CNN.
Masked gunmen launched six simultaneous attacks in Egypt's North Sinai early Wednesday, wounding a police officer and a civilian, said Gen. Ahmed Bakr, head of North Sinai security.
At least 15 Egyptian solders were killed and nine others wounded Sunday when masked men attacked an army checkpoint in Rafah, near the border with Gaza, a North Sinai security official said.
Thousands in Gaza welcomed Mahmoud Sarsak's release from an Israeli prison hospital Tuesday after the former Palestinian national footballer was imprisoned for three years without charge, officials said.
Eleven Palestinians were killed and at least four critically injured Friday and early Saturday after a series of Israeli airstrikes targeted suspected militants across Gaza, according to Palestinian medical officials.
An explosion at a home in the southern Gaza city of Rafah killed a leader of the Palestinian militant group, the Popular Resistance Committees,Saturday night, according to security and medical sources.
They hugged at the Rafah border crossing. Cheered in Gaza City. And in Mitzpe Hila, Israel, they gave a hero's welcome for the young soldier who last saw his hometown five years ago.
Former Hamas captive, Gilad Shalit returning to Israel
Israeli aircraft were in action Wednesday morning in at least three strikes against militants who targeted Israelis, the country's military said.
The attacks on Israeli civilians and soldiers Thursday have exposed the deteriorating security situation on the Egyptian side of the desert border, and the easy access to weapons in an area renowned for smuggling and lawlessness.
Airstrikes following a rocket attack targeted Palestinian militants in Gaza early Tuesday, the Israeli military reported.
At least four airstrikes hit Gaza early Tuesday, leaving two people critically wounded and a third on life support, Palestinian medical and security sources said.
Egyptian military and intelligence officials say they are preparing to launch an operation against al Qaeda cells that have recently been established in the restive Sinai peninsula.
CNN's Diana Magnay meets some of the Bedouin who control Rafah's tunnel economy.
The Bedouin tribesmen of North Sinai are restive.
The Rafah Crossing between the Gaza Strip and Egypt is open for travelers in both directions after days of closures, Palestinian officials said Wednesday.
Hamas on Sunday said it would keep the Palestinian side of the Rafah Crossing between the Gaza Strip and Egypt closed until the Egyptian government allows more Palestinians to cross the border each day and relax certain visa requirements.
Palestinians traveling to Egypt stormed a gate at the border crossing on Saturday after waiting for hours in buses, Gaza officials told CNN.
Three Palestinian militants died Tuesday in an explosion near the the southern Gaza city of Rafah, Hamas security and Gaza medical services officials told CNN.
On the first anniversary of the Israeli raid on a flotilla headed to Gaza, organizers of another flotilla planned for June held a news conference Monday that concluded with a minute of silence for the nine activists killed in that raid.
In a highly symbolic break with previous policy, Egypt reopened its border crossing into Gaza on Saturday, opening the door for Palestinians to the outside world and raising fears among some Israelis that militant attacks will increase.
El-Aseel restaurant - which translates as Original or Pure in Arabic -- is tucked away on the third floor of a run-down building in the Egyptian border-town of Rafah, minutes from Gaza.
In February, the border crossing between Egypt and Gaza briefly re-opened. CNN's Kevin Flower reports.
Egypt will permanently open its Rafah border crossing into Gaza beginning Saturday, an Egyptian official reported Wednesday. The move provides Gazans with an open door to the outside world for the first time in four years.
Palestinians are waiting to see if a promise by Egypt to open its border with Gaza will ease the suffering caused by the four-year blockade of the territory.
Four people died and four others were injured when a tunnel collapsed near Rafah in southern Gaza Tuesday, Palestinian medical and security sources told CNN.
Israeli forces struck targets in Rafah and Khan Yunis in Gaza on Friday, killing 12 people and injuring at least seven, Palestinian sources said.
Israeli airstrikes in southern Gaza killed one Palestinian and seriously wounded another Wednesday morning, Israeli and Palestinian officials said.
At least three people were killed in three separate attacks in Baghdad and Baquba on Monday morning, Iraqi officials said.
An Israeli airstrike killed a Palestinian man Wednesday in southern Gaza, Palestinian security sources said.
More than 7,200 children in Gaza dribbled their way to an unofficial record Thursday night at an airport in Rafah, officials from a United Nations agency said.
Four Palestinians were killed, and six were hurt by toxic fumes when Egyptian security forces blew up a tunnel in Rafah, Egypt, the Palestinian Interior Ministry said.
The parents of a U.S. activist killed in Gaza take their case to an Israeli civil court. CNN's Paula Hancocks reports.
Israeli fighter jets attacked what the country said were "terrorist sites" in Gaza in retribution for an earlier attack, the military said Sunday.
Poverty-stricken Gaza, where even the most basic goods are in short supply, has spawned its very own financial scandal -- centered on the tunnels that run under the border with Egypt to circumvent the Israeli blockade.
Clashes between Hamas militants and Israeli soldiers raged to the north and east of densely populated Gaza City early Sunday, the 16th day of an Israeli offensive, witnesses and medical sources said.
A truce meant to allow humanitarian aid into war-torn Gaza crumbled minutes after it began Wednesday, while Israeli and Palestinian diplomats considered talks that could lead to a more lasting cease-fire.
CNN's Richard Roth reports on a flurry of meetings at the U.N. discussing a possible Gaza cease-fire.
Israeli airstrikes continue Sunday in the Palestinian town of Rafah on the Egyptian border of the Gaza Strip.
Egyptian forces fired water cannons Wednesday at crowds of stone-throwing Palestinians who were trying to cross into Egypt from southern Gaza, Hamas security sources said.
According to Hamas, Egyptian troops fired water cannons at Palestinians crowding the Gaza border.
Egypt will reopen its Rafah border crossing with the Hamas-run Gaza Strip for two days this week to allow hundreds of stranded on both sides to cross
One person was killed and three were wounded Wednesday in an Israeli airstrike targeting a metal shop in Rafah, according to Palestinian security and medical sources.
Three Palestinian militants were killed and 13 Israeli soldiers wounded when one of two explosives-laden cars blew up at a Gaza border crossing Saturday, an Israeli spokeswoman said.
An Israeli airstrike killed at least three Palestinians and wounded 16 others Sunday in the southern Gaza city of Rafah, Palestinian and Israeli sources said.
People gather around the rubble made by a possible Israeli airstrike in the Bureij refugee camp in Gaza.
After an 8-year-old boy lost his leg in a rocket attack over the weekend, angry residents of Sderot in southern Israel protested in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem Monday, demanding the government do more to prevent such attacks on their town.
Residents of Sderot, Israel journey to Jerusalem to protest ongoing rocket attacks.
Israeli troops carried out four aerial attacks against Hamas targets in Gaza after an 8-year-old boy lost his leg in a rocket attack into Israel from the territory.
Two Palestinians left Gaza across the recently breached border with Egypt and then entered Israel to carry out a suicide bombing Monday, a militant spokesman said.
Analysis: Israel wants Egypt to reseal the border. But to do that Egypt needs agreements with both Hamas and President Abbas -- and the Palestinians aren't talking to each other
At least 38 Egyptian security force members have been hurt in clashes as riot police and armored vehicles sought to restore control over crowds continuing to move through a breached border wall between Egypt and Gaza, Egypt's Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit said Saturday.
Despite an Egyptian official's pledge to keep the border with Gaza open as long as there is a humanitarian crisis, Egyptian forces Friday started clamping down on the free flow of Palestinians.
Tens of thousands of Palestinians jammed the Egypt-Gaza border region Thursday, picking up everything from camels to cigarettes in Egypt, a day after overrunning the border wall.
Israel said Wednesday it expects Egypt to "solve the problem" after at least 50,000 people crossed the downed Gaza-Egyptian border to buy supplies.
The Israeli military Thursday cracked down on Hamas and Islamic Jihad targets in Gaza in response to what Israel called an escalation in rocket attacks.
Hamas security sources said two simultaneous Israeli airstrikes on Saturday killed at least one person and wounded nine others near the Rafah Crossing in southern Gaza.
Palestinian militants on Sunday attacked a United Nations school festival in southern Gaza, killing the bodyguard of a Fatah lawmaker, according to Palestinian security and medical sources.
Israeli forces killed three Palestinians during an airstrike in Gaza on Thursday and shot at an armed militant during operations in the Gaza city of Rafah, Israel Defense Forces said.
Powerful explosions shattered the early morning peace in Beirut on Thursday -- airstrikes which announced a resumption of attacks on Hezbollah strongholds in the city's southern suburbs.
New Israeli airstrikes hit Gaza on Sunday, Palestinian sources said, killing one Palestinian and wounding more than a dozen others as Israel continued its push to free a kidnapped soldier.
Palestinian security forces were on high alert Monday after Palestinian Authority and Hamas security forces clashed in Rafah, resulting in two deaths.
Palestinian gunmen late Tuesday stormed a government office in Rafah in southern Gaza to protest the arrest of a suspect in last week's kidnapping of three British citizens, Palestinian sources said.
Israel launched air strikes in Gaza early Monday, hitting a building it said was being used by Palestinian militants for terrorist activities, an Israel Defense Forces spokesman said.
A British rights activist who was freed by kidnappers in Gaza has vowed to continue her work in the region despite her two-day hostage ordeal.
Three Britons abducted in southern Gaza on Wednesday have been freed, according to Palestinian security sources.
A Palestinian police protest Friday prompted the departure of European Union monitors for safety reasons and the temporary closing of the Rafah border crossing between Gaza and Egypt, authorities said.
Three people, described as a British couple and their child, were kidnapped Wednesday at Rafah in southern Gaza, according to Palestinian Security sources.
The Israeli military killed a member of the radical Popular Resistance Committees and wounded five other Palestinians on Wednesday, Palestinian sources said.
Nearly 1,600 people crossed the Gaza-Egypt line in both directions on Saturday, passing through the first-ever Palestinian-controlled international border, according to a European Union spokeswoman, who said the "process has gone very smoothly."
The Israeli military Thursday morning said Palestinian militants had fired at least three dozen mortars from Gaza into Israel or Israeli settlements over the previous 24 hours.
Israel Defense Forces said three Palestinian teenagers who were shot and killed by Israeli military were not playing soccer, but were actually involved in smuggling weapons from Egypt into Gaza.
Israeli troops shot and killed three Palestinian teenagers who were apparently playing soccer in the Rafah refugee camp Saturday, Palestinian security sources said.
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said Sunday that Israeli forces will conduct anti-terrorist operations "without restrictions," while the Palestine Liberation Organization called for an end to "violence against Israelis anywhere."
Hours after a deadly tunnel blast by militants in Gaza killed five Israeli soldiers, Israeli helicopters early Monday fired at two metal workshops in Gaza City, suspected of making weapons.
Israeli military police have arrested a previously-cleared army commander after additional investigation indicated he may have lied about repeatedly shooting a 13-year-old Palestinian girl.
After launching a criminal investigation into the shooting death of a 13-year-old Palestinian girl, the Israel Defense Forces have suspended an army commander for his involvement in the incident.
An Israeli aircraft attacked a car near Khan Yunis, Gaza, on Monday, killing a Palestinian militant and wounding four others, Palestinian security sources said.
An Israeli Apache helicopter attacked a car Thursday in the Gaza town of Rafah, killing two Palestinian militants inside, Palestinian security sources said.
Israeli military officials said Monday evening that all Israeli troops and tanks have withdrawn from Rafah refugee camp in southern Gaza, marking the end of Operation Rainbow.
After a week of deadly clashes with Palestinians in southern Gaza, Israeli troops Friday began pulling out of the Rafah area, Israel Defense Forces said.
An Israeli helicopter gunship fired a missile into the Rafah refugee camp late Thursday, Palestinian security sources said.
The Bush administration stepped up criticism of Israel Thursday for its operations in Gaza, and called on the government to exercise restraint.
Palestinians blame an Israeli helicopter strike for the deaths of 18 people among 200 marching in a protest of Israel's crackdown in Gaza, but the Israeli military denied its helicopter fired on the crowd.
Israeli tanks, bulldozers and helicopter gunships launched an offensive in southern Gaza Tuesday in what one Israeli commander called an operation aimed at the "gateway of terrorism."
About 100 Israeli tanks and bulldozers early Tuesday rolled into the Rafah refugee camp near the Gaza-Egypt border, Palestinian sources said.
The United States is doing all it can to get the Middle East peace process back on track, but "ultimately reform must come within," U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell said Sunday at the World Economic Forum in Jordan.
An Israeli Apache helicopter fired at least six missiles at the office of Islamic Jihad leader Mohammed al-Hindi in Gaza City early Saturday, witnesses said.
Two Israeli helicopter attacks Thursday in Gaza's Rafah refugee camp have killed 10 people, according to Palestinian security and medical sources.
At least 23 Palestinians have been killed in the latest round of violence between Israelis and Palestinians, Palestinian hospital sources said.
An Israeli helicopter gunship early Thursday fired into a crowd in the southern Gaza town of Rafah, wounding 15 people -- four critically -- Palestinian hospital sources said.
Tensions were high Wednesday across Gaza as two Israeli missile strikes in a refugee camp killed four Palestinians and wounded 11 others, Palestinian sources said.
The Israeli military sent at least 19 tanks across the border near the Rafah refugee camp in southern Gaza early Wednesday, Palestinian sources said.
The Israel Defense Forces killed three Palestinians on Monday in clashes in the southern Gaza town of Rafah, Israeli military sources said.
British police say they are investigating the death of a pro-Palestinian activist, shot by an Israeli soldier in Gaza.
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