January 13, 1988 |
Police used batons and fired tear gas Tuesday to disperse a crowd of university students protesting the arrest of 26 of their colleagues during an anti-Israel demonstration on Jan. 5, witnesses said. They said about 70 students marched outside the Ein Shams University shouting slogans against Maj. Gen. Zaki Badr, Egypt's interior minister.
January 29, 1995 |
Hundreds of Egyptian police using armored personnel carriers battled Muslim guerrillas in a quarry hide-out, killing 12 militants. Police said the battle in the southern village of Bani Khaled lasted several hours and took the death toll from political violence in one day to 18 in three clashes.
July 11, 2003 |
A suspected planner of the 1997 Luxor massacre that killed 62 people -- mostly tourists -- was handed over by Uruguayan authorities to Egyptian police, Egypt's Middle East News Agency said. Uruguayan police arrested Mohammed Ali Hassan Mokhlis in early 1999. Mokhlis was taken into custody after his arrival at Cairo's international airport, according to the news agency. He is wanted in the Nov.
February 6, 2005 |
Two men suspected of involvement in bombing three Egyptian Red Sea resorts last year were killed in gun battles with police in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, officials said. Bombs killed at least 34 people Oct. 7 at Taba and two other resorts popular with Israelis. Police have fought since Tuesday with Bedouin, who were believed to be hiding suspects in the Ras Sudr area of central Sinai, about 95 miles east of Cairo. A third suspect was killed earlier.
February 12, 2007 |
Egyptian authorities have released a Muslim cleric kidnapped in a suspected CIA operation in Italy and handed over to Egypt, the cleric's lawyer said Sunday. Hassan Osama Nasr, also known as Abu Omar, was grabbed off a Milan street in 2003 and flown to Egypt, where he said he had been tortured by Egyptian agents using electric shocks, beatings, rape threats and genital abuse. Lawyer Montasser Zayat said a court had ordered Nasr to be freed, and the Interior Ministry had complied.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 1997
Tour operators have arranged the hasty withdrawal of hundreds of foreign tourists from southern Egypt in the aftermath of Monday's carnage near Luxor. The scenes are reminiscent of an evacuation of civilians from a war zone, which in a sense Egypt has become. The Egyptian government's confident recent claim that it had largely neutralized extremist religious groups, including Gamaa al Islamiya, which on Tuesday claimed responsibility for the slaughter, has now been exposed as wishful thinking.