Egyptian security forces kill 11 ‘militants’ in Sinai Aug 21, 2019 0 607 12345 CAIRO: Egyptian security forces have killed 11 suspected militants in a gun battle during a raid on their hideout in Al-Arish, the capital of North Sinai province, the ministry of interior said on Tuesday.A ministry statement said the suspects used their hideout as a base to launch “hostile operations” and weapons and explosives were found at the scene.The suspects were killed in a firefight, the ministry said without elaborating on their identity or whether there had been casualties among the security forces. Egypt has long been fighting Imilitants, who have waged an insurgency that has killed hundreds of soldiers, police and residents, in the northern part of the Sinai Peninsula. (REUTERS) Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Saudi Arabia implements end to travel restrictions for Saudi women Aug 21, 2019 0 266 Anti-Assad fighters withdraw from key area of northwest Syria Aug 21, 2019 0 257 GERMAN DEFENCE MINISTER IN IRAQ Aug 21, 2019 0 272 Gunmen kill 16 villagers in northern Nigeria Kano: Bandits have killed 16 people in separate attacks on remote villages in northern Nigeria’s Katsina state, an area wracked by cattle-rustling and kidnappings, officials said on Tuesday. Gunmen on motorcycles .. Yemen separatists drive out govt troops from two camps in south AFP ADEN Yemeni separatists drove government troops out of two military camps in deadly clashes on Tuesday, reinforcing their presence in the south after they seized the de facto capital Aden. The fighting, in Abyan .. Formation of Sudan’s joint sovereign council drags on Khartoum: Sudan’s transition towards civilian rule got off to a bumpy start as generals and protest leaders fell two days behind schedule on Tuesday in unveiling a joint sovereign council. The body will replace the .. Iranian tanker heading towards Greece, still no request to dock DPA Athens The Iranian oil tanker released after being held in Gibraltar for six weeks is headed towards Greece, but has yet to file an official request to dock, Greek Maritime Minister Ioannis Plakiotakis said on .. Release of oil tanker ‘very unfortunate’, says Pompeo Washington: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed frustration on Monday over the “very unfortunate” decision to release an Iranian tanker held off Gibraltar, in an implicit rebuke to ally Britain. “It’s very .. Istanbul could deport unregistered Syrians by Saturday: Refugee group Istanbul: Istanbul is expected to start deporting unregistered Syrian refugees by Saturday, the head of the Syrian Associations Platform, an umbrella group, told dpa. Tuesday was the deadline imposed by Istanbul’s .. IS persists despite territory loss: Pompeo Washington: The Islamic State group remains a threat in Syria and Iraq, and in some areas has even gained power despite the elimination of their “caliphate”, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday. “There are .. China warns on IS revival in Syria Geneva: China’s Syria envoy said on Tuesday that “terrorist organisations” including the Islamic State group are being revived in the war-ravaged country, urging the international community not to ignore the “early .. Two dead as blasts hit militia group position at Iraq’s Balad air base Baghdad: An explosion took place at a weapons depot affiliated with an Iranian-linked militia north of Baghdad, a police source said on Tuesday. The depot is part of a camp for the Hashd Shaabi Shiite militia, or the ..