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Seeking to secure Sinai, Egypt builds closer ties with Hamas

CAIRO/GAZA After years of strained relations, Egypt is moving closer to Hamas in Gaza, offering concessions on trade and free movement in return for moves to secure the border against Islamic State fighters who have killed hundreds of policemen and soldiers in northern Sinai.

Bomb kills at least five soldiers in Northern Sinai

CAIRO At least five soldiers were killed and two injured on Friday by a roadside bomb in Egypt's restive Northern Sinai where the government faces an Islamic State-led insurgency, medics and security sources said.

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Bannon emerges from White House to appeal for conservatives to unite behind Trump

WASHINGTON Donald Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon, known as a forceful influence in the White House, made a rare public appearance on Thursday to appeal to conservatives to unite behind the Republican president as he presses his agenda. | Video