Egypt's cabinet approved in a plenary meeting Wednesday a new raft of legislative amendments aimed at combating terrorism.
While the Egyptian army faced a massive attack by Islamist militants in Northern Sinai Wednesday, the government decided to toughen laws aimed at fighting terrorism.
Islamic State appears to have made small but unprecedented advances in Egypt, killing dozens of soldiers as it attacked multiple military checkpoints and attempted for the first time to control a small pocket of territory in the Sinai desert.
Christians leave Hassakeh en masse, as tragic as Mosul in 2014
Nearly 4,000 Christian families have fled the northeastern Syrian city of Hassakeh with the advance of forces of the Islamic State group, Fides reported.
The full scale of Isis's year of terror has been detailed in a new report that claims the jihadist group has executed more than 3,000 people in the past 12 months - a tally which includes 74 children.
According to a report by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights produced to mark the first anniversary of the establishment of the group's "caliphate", Isis has carried out 3,027 execution killings in a year.
The White House on Monday condemned a car bomb attack in Cairo that killed Egypt's top public prosecutor and injured nine people in his convoy.
Coptic Solidarity 2015 Conference
The Annual Conference was held in Washington, D.C. on June 11-13, 2015.