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As Pence Tours Mideast, Tension Lingers Over Trump's Jerusalem Decision

Sunday, January 21, 2018
After talks with the leaders of Egypt and Jordan where he was made to explain and navigate the fallout from the Trump administration's controversial decision last month to acknowledge Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Vice President Mike Pence is now on his way to meet with the Israeli government, which many expect will receive him warmly. Pence is not scheduled to speak with Palestinian leaders during his tour of the region.Pence's trip — originally ...
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Pence Heads Off On Delayed And Scaled-Back Mideast Visit

Friday, January 19, 2018
Vice President Pence arrives in Cairo Saturday morning as part of a Mideast trip that has been rescheduled and substantially changed since it was originally announced. He was supposed to travel in December, but the trip was pushed off to January so that Pence could stay in Washington, D.C., to vote on the GOP tax bill. His itinerary is shorter too, after Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and the pope of the Coptic Christian Church in ...
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Egypt attack: Twelve die as gunmen hit Coptic Christians

Friday, December 29, 2017
Twelve people have died in twin attacks on Coptic Christians in the Helwan area south of Cairo, officials say.Ten people died when gunmen tried to storm a church south of Cairo, but were intercepted by police. About an hour later, a Coptic-owned shop in the same area was attacked, leaving two dead.More than 100 Christians have been killed in Egypt in the past year - most attacks claimed by the local branch of the so-called ...
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Gunman Attacks Coptic Church In Egypt, Killing At Least 9

Friday, December 29, 2017
A terrorist attack targeted a Christian church south of Cairo Friday, killing at least nine people, Egyptian officials say. The assailant was apprehended after a gun battle that killed at least one police officer.Initial reports said that two gunmen were involved; the government has since provided an update, saying that the lone attacker is in custody, and that the violence played out at two locations."Egypt's interior ministry says a gunman killed at least two people ...
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Israel strikes Gaza Hamas sites after rocket attacks

Saturday, December 9, 2017
Israel says it has targeted sites in Gaza belonging to militant group Hamas in retaliation for rocket strikes.Israel's military said it hit weapons sites early on Saturday. Two people were killed, a Gaza hospital said, bringing the deaths in Israeli strikes and gunfire over the past day to four.Three rockets were fired at Israel from Gaza late on Friday.Israeli-Palestinian tensions have risen since President Donald Trump recognised Jerusalem as Israel's capital.Wednesday's decision reversed decades of ...
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Egypt attack: IS flags carried by gunmen, say officials

Saturday, November 25, 2017
Egyptian officials investigating the massacre of worshippers at a mosque in Sinai say the attackers were carrying the flag of the Islamic State group. At least 305 people died in the assault, which was launched during Friday prayers and has not yet been claimed by any group.Egypt's public prosecutor said there were up to 30 attackers at the scene. President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has vowed to respond with "the utmost force". The Egyptian military says ...
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Egypt attack: President Sisi pledges forceful response

Friday, November 24, 2017
Egypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has vowed to respond with "the utmost force" after 235 people were killed at a North Sinai mosque during Friday prayers.The al-Rawda mosque in the town of Bir al-Abed was bombed and fleeing worshippers were then gunned down.The military has conducted air strikes on targets in nearby mountains, Reuters news agency reports.No group has yet claimed the attack, the deadliest in recent memory.Egyptian security forces have for years been fighting ...
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Egypt attack: Gunmen kill 235 in Sinai mosque

Friday, November 24, 2017
Militants have launched a bomb and gun attack on a mosque in Egypt's North Sinai province, killing 235 people, state media say. The al-Rawda mosque in the town of Bir al-Abed was targeted during Friday prayers. It is the deadliest attack of its kind since an Islamist insurgency in the peninsula was stepped up in 2013.Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi vowed to respond with "brute force" after talks with security officials.No group has yet claimed ...
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Egypt attack: More than 230 killed in Sinai mosque

Friday, November 24, 2017
Militants have launched a bomb and gun attack on a mosque in Egypt's North Sinai province, killing 235 people, state media say. Witnesses say the al-Rawda mosque in the town of Bir al-Abed, near al-Arish, was targeted during Friday prayers.It is the deadliest attack of its kind since an Islamist insurgency in the peninsula was stepped up in 2013.Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has held emergency talks with security officials to decide how to respond.Local ...
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Egypt mosque attack: At least 184 killed in Sinai

Friday, November 24, 2017
Suspected militants have launched a bomb and gun attack on a mosque in Egypt's North Sinai province, killing at least 184 people, state media say.Witnesses say the al-Rawda mosque in the town of Bir al-Abed, near al-Arish, was targeted during Friday prayers.Local police said men in four off-road vehicles opened fire on worshippers, AP reported.Egypt has been fighting an Islamist insurgency in the region, which has intensified since 2013.There have been regular attacks blamed on ...
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