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Deaths in Paris: Separating fact from fiction

By James M. Dorsey The attacks in Paris on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and a Jewish supermarket, as well as two French police officers, have prompted analysts and the media to often jump to hasty conclusions. Terms such as intelligence failure and Al-Qaeda are liberally employed with no clear definition of what they mean …

Daily News Egypt

Army destroys 5 tunnels, arrests 5 Palestinians attempting to cross Rafah border

Egypt’s armed forces destroyed five tunnels and apprehended five Palestinian nationals attempting to cross into North Sinai at Rafah during operations taking place between 7 and 10 August, according to the military spokesman’s official page. This brings the total count of destroyed tunnels to 1664. During the operations, the Second Field Army also seized 5,400 …

Adam Koppeser

Shi’a rebels wound 17 Yemen police in ambush

AFP – Some 17 Yemeni policemen were wounded in an ambush by Shiite Huthi rebels as fighting between government forces and the rebels neared the capital, officials said on Sunday. The Huthis – also known as Ansarullah – have been pushing out of their northern mountain strongholds towards Sanaa in a suspected bid to expand …

Daily News Egypt