Islamic Militants Carried Out Attacks on 15 Egyptian Military Positions

An Egyptian military officer watches at a post in Egypt's northern Sinai Peninsula, as seen from the Israel-Egypt border

JERUSALEM—In their most brazen attack yet, Islamic militants in northern Sinai carried out simultaneous attacks Wednesday against 15 Egyptian military positions, killing 64 soldiers and police officers, according to an Egyptian newspaper. Reuters quoted Egyptian military sources as saying that more than 100 attackers were killed, but there has been no confirmation of this figure.

Car Bomb Attack Kills Egypt’s Top Public Prosecutor

Policemen investigate the site of a car bomb attack on the convoy of Egyptian public prosecutor Hisham Barakat near his house at Heliopolis district in Cairo

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s top public prosecutor died on Monday of wounds sustained in a car bomb attack on his convoy as it was leaving his Cairo home on Monday in a marked escalation of Islamist militant attacks on the judiciary.

Egypt Court Postpones Morsi Death Sentence Ruling

Mohamed Morsi

CAIRO (Reuters) – An Egyptian court postponed on Tuesday issuing a final ruling over a death sentence recommendation for former Islamist President Mohamed Morsi and other top Muslim Brotherhood leaders in a case related to a 2011 mass jail break.

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood Says New Leaders Taking Over

Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi chant slogans during a demonstration in Dalga Village, in upper Egypt, Friday, Aug. 30, 2013

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood is rising again under young new leaders despite the sentencing of former president Mohamed Mursi and the widespread jailing of its members, one of its senior figures said on Tuesday.

Iran Deal Raises Concerns About Middle East Nuclear Proliferation

Israeli troops wave from the turret of their tank, somewhere in the Sinai Desert during the Yom Kippur War Oct. 12, 1973. / AP

A surprise attack on the country’s borders stuns the high command. Sensing imminent catastrophe, the defense minister instinctively reaches for the Bomb. He does not propose dropping it on the enemy, but staging a “demonstration” that will stop the enemy before the country is overwhelmed. Cooler heads in the system prevail. There will be no demonstration, no threat of the Bomb.