Egypt hits militants smuggling arms from Libya Oct 24, 2017 0 188 12345 AFPCairoEgyptian warplanes killed suspected militants and destroyed eight vehicles they were using to smuggle weapons into the country from neighbouring Libya, the military said Monday.Army spokesman Tamer el-Rifai said in a statement that the air strikes on the western border were part of operations to track down"terrorists"who killed 16 policemen in a shootout in the region last week.Thirteen other policemen were wounded in clashes with Islamist militants during Friday's attack on the road between Cairo and the oasis of Bahariya in the Western Desert, said the defence ministry.Security forces were sent to the area southwest of Cairo acting on information that militants there were"hiding, training, and preparing to carry out terrorist operations", according to the ministry.The air force said its warplanes raided the border area,"foiling a new infiltration attempt"and destroying eight vehicles that were carrying"large quantities of weapons, ammunition and explosive material".A military statement said those travelling inside the vehicles were killed during the operation, without specifying how many. Since the army in 2013 removed elected Islamist president Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood, extremist groups have stepped up attacks on the military and police in Egypt. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES EU offers $124 million in humanitarian aid for Sudan Oct 24, 2017 0 28 Iraq rejects Tillerson call for Iranian militias to leave Iraq Oct 24, 2017 0 25 Kurds issue arrest warrants for 11 Iraqis Oct 24, 2017 0 23 Soldier killed in PKK attack in Turkish province ISTANBUL A Turkish military vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device in the southeastern province of Hakkari, killing one soldier, security sources said on Monday. The device was detonated by militants of the .. 'Yemeni children caught in war in dire need of aid' Dubai More than 11 million Yemeni children need humanitarian aid as a result of a war raging since March 2015, the UN's humanitarian coordination agency OCHA said on Monday. OCHA, which described the conflict .. Three missing from Egypt-Gaza tunnel located Gaza City Three Palestinians who went missing from a tunnel between Egypt and the Gaza Strip in mysterious circumstances have been located, authorities in the Islamist Hamas-run territory said on Monday. A number of .. Bahrain frees female activist temporarily Dubai Bahrain has temporarily freed a female activist who has accused her government of torture in detention, rights groups said on Monday. Ebtisam al Saegh was released late Sunday pending her trial .. TOPSHOTS Yemen children caught in war in dire need of aid: UN Dubai, Oct 23, 2017 (AFP) -More than 11 million Yemeni children need humanitarian aid as a result of a war raging since March 2015, the UN's humanitarian coordination agency OCHA said on Monday. A Saudi-led Arab .. Protest by hardline religious Jews shuts entrance to Jerusalem Jerusalem, Oct 23, 2017 (AFP) -Several thousand ultra-Orthodox Jews blocked the main entrance to Jerusalem on Monday and protested in other areas as part of a series of demonstrations against serving in the Israeli .. IS kills 116 civilians in desert town after Syria setbacks AFP Beirut The Islamic State group executed dozens of civilians this month in the Syrian desert, a monitor said Monday, in a gruesome massacre as the militants see their"caliphate"collapse. The extremist group last .. Iraq's Kurdistan region delays polls Reuters BAGHDAD Elections for Iraq's Kurdistan region's presidency and parliament set for November 1 will be delayed because political parties failed to present candidates, the head of the electoral .. Nine killed in Qaeda attack on Yemen military base AFP Aden Four Yemeni soldiers and five assailants were killed in an Al Qaeda attack on a military base in the southern province of Abyan on Monday, a security source said. A car rigged with explosives carrying five Al-Qaeda ..