Egypt Independent: News-Main news http://www.egyptindependent.com//enhome_channel/News/rss.xml en Gunmen attack National Security Agency headquarters in Suez http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2437763 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2014/05/12/484151/210569_0.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><div>Gunmen fired shots at the headquarters of the National Security Agency in Suez Thursday morning. No injuries were reported.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Security sources at Suez Security Directorate said a pickup truck that was transporting the gunmen was seized. Officials found a dead person inside the vehicle.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>According to the sources, the body belonged to one of the gunmen who was mistakenly shot by one of the other assailants.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&quot;The gunmen have been identified,&quot; said the sources. &quot;They have criminal records and the incident is criminal, not political, in nature.&quot;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The assailants had reportedly fired randomly at security forces as they were escaping a fight and feared to be arrested by police, the sources added.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><em>Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm</em></div> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:42:00 +0000 Al-Masry Al-Youm 2437763 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2014/05/12/484151/210569_0.jpg Newspaper: Haftar, family moved to Egypt http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2437757 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2014/05/25/94/libyan_dissident_army_general_khalfa_haftar.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><div><span style="font-size: 14px;">The London-based&nbsp;<i>Al-Hayat</i>&nbsp;newspaper quoted an informed source in Benghazi as saying that Libyan army retired general Khakifa Haftar and some of his family have moved to Egypt.&nbsp;</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Haftar, who attempted a military coup in Libya against the transitional authorities, had left military operations against Islamist fighters for months.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Haftar spokesman Mohamed Hegazy described the withdrawal of the National Army, led by Haftar, from Benghazi as a tactical move.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Medical sources, including the Libyan Red Crescent, have reportedly found 75 dead bodies believed to be from Haftar&#39;s forces on the outskirts of Benghazi.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Sources close to Haftar said pro-Haftar forces failed to keep their hold on Benghazi because of east Libyan tribes who answered the call of former President of the Transitional Council Mustafa Abdel Jalil to put an end to the fighting.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><em>Edited translation from&nbsp;Al-Masry Al-Youm&nbsp;</em></div> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:08:00 +0000 Al-Masry Al-Youm 2437757 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2014/05/25/94/libyan_dissident_army_general_khalfa_haftar.jpg 53 Egyptian deportees arrive to Cairo http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2437751 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2014/06/26/484151/marouf_4.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><div>Fifty-three Egyptians arrived at Cairo International Airport on Wednesday after being deported from Italy after immigrating there illegally.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The migrants were accompanied by 22 security personnel from EgyptAir.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Legal measures have been taken at the airport against the deportees and authorities are investigating to determine how they left the country illegally.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><em>Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm</em></div> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:07:00 +0000 Al-Masry Al-Youm 2437751 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2014/06/26/484151/marouf_4.jpg Iran's Khamenei: Israel committing genocide in Gaza http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2437746 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2014/07/30/484151/image.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><div>The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ayatollah Ali Khamenei accused, on Tuesday, Israel of committing genocide in the Gaza Strip, calling on the Muslim world to arm Palestinians.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&quot;A mad dog, a brutal wolf attack innocent people and innocent children who lose their lives,&quot; Khamenei added in a live speech broadcast on the Iranian state television on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&quot;What leaders of the Zionist regime are doing is a historical catastrophe and genocide,&quot; he said.</div><div>&nbsp;</div> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:07:00 +0000 AFP 2437746 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2014/07/30/484151/image.jpg