Egyptian air force hammers Sinai jihadists, 70 said killed

Smoke rises after an airstrike in the Sinai city of Rafah as seen from Gaza on July 1, 2015. (Abed Rahim Khatib /Flash90)

Smoke rises after an airstrike in the Sinai city of Rafah as seen from Gaza on July 1, 2015. (Abed Rahim Khatib /Flash90)

Pre-dawn strikes on Islamic State-aligned group injure another 70, destroy vehicles

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Egyptian judoka loses to Israeli, refuses to shake hands

Egypt’s Islam Elshehaby (blue) refuses to shake hands after defeat by Israel’s Or Sasson in their men’s +100kg judo contest match of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 12, 2016. (AFP PHOTO / Toshifumi KITAMURA)

In latest snub of Israel by Arab participant at Olympics, Islam el-Shahaby booed by Rio crowd for breaching judo tradition of respect following defeat by Or Sasson

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With Egypt’s blessing, Israel conducting drone strikes in Sinai — report

Smoke rises after an airstrike in the Sinai city of Rafah as seen from Gaza on July 1, 2015. (Abed Rahim Khatib /Flash90)

Smoke rises after an airstrike in the Sinai city of Rafah as seen from Gaza on July 1, 2015. (Abed Rahim Khatib /Flash90)

As Egyptian foreign minister visits Jerusalem, Bloomberg quotes former Israeli official on bombing runs against Islamists

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Egypt: Terrorism more likely than malfunction in jet’s disappearance

Families of passengers who were flying on board an EgyptAir plane that vanished from radar en route from Paris to Cairo react as they wait outside a services hall at Cairo international airport on May 19, 2016. (AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI)

Families of passengers who were flying on board an EgyptAir plane that vanished from radar en route from Paris to Cairo react as they wait outside a services hall at Cairo international airport on May 19, 2016. (AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI)

Egypt and Greece scour the Mediterranean Sea for remnants of Flight 840, which went missing with 66 people aboard

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Gazans said streaming into Sinai to fight with Islamic State

Hamas security forces next to an Egyptian watch tower on the border between Egypt and Gaza, in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, September 21, 2015. (Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90)

Hamas security forces next to an Egyptian watch tower on the border between Egypt and Gaza, in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, September 21, 2015. (Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90)

Veteran Hamas gunmen among those slipping into Egypt, sources say; Cairo aware of the trend and trying to stop it

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3 gunmen open fire on church in Egypt, no one killed

Egyptian Coptic Christians carry a cross and chant prayers during a candlelight protest marking one week since sectarian clashes with soldiers and riot police at a protest against an attack on the Abassaiya Cathedral, Cairo, Oct. 16, 2011. (photo by REUTERS/Stringer)

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The Latest: Countries warned of dangers flying over Sinai

In this photo made available Monday, Nov. 2, 2015, and provided by Russian Emergency Situations Ministry, Egyptian Military experts examine a piece of an engine at the wreckage of a passenger jet bound for St. Petersburg in Russia that crashed in Hassana, Egypt, on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015. The Russian cargo plane on Monday brought the first bodies of Russian victims killed in a plane crash in Egypt home to St. Petersburg, a city awash in grief for its missing residents. (Maxim Grigoriev/Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations via AP)

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