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The VICE Morning Bulletin

This morning, Hillary Clinton gets a commanding lead in the polls, Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson sues the police and city of Baton Rouge, and more.
VICE Staff
8.5.16
war and conflict

Islamic State Attacks in the Sinai Peninsula Are Forcing Western Peacekeepers to Retreat

Brazen attacks from the Islamic State have forced one country to withdraw from an international peacekeeping mission in the Sinai, while the remaining troops have been abandoning outlooks in the volatile region.
Justin Ling
6.8.16
Islamic State

13 Egyptian Police Officers Killed in Mortar Attack by the Islamic State’s Sinai Affiliate

The militant group claimed responsibility and said a suicide bomber blew himself up at a security checkpoint before the mortar shelling began.
VICE News
3.19.16
middle east

Islamic State vs. Revolutionary Punishment: Terror Groups Vie to Claim Egypt Bombing

After a bomb blast ripped apart an apartment building in Giza outside of Cairo, the government was quick to blame the Muslim Brotherhood, but both the Islamic State and a militant group called Revolutionary Punishment claimed responsibility.
Avi Asher-Schapiro
1.22.16
war and conflict

Canada's Defense Minister Is Looking at 'Wider' Islamic State Threats

On a weekend trip to Erbil, in Northern Iraq, Canadian Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan opened the door to facing the Islamic State in a different part of the world — in Libya and the Sinai Peninsula.
Justin Ling
12.22.15
Islamic State

The Islamic State Says This Soda Can Bomb Downed the Russian Airliner. Are They Lying?

The militant group claims an improvised explosive device in the form of a Schweppes soda can brought down the Russian airliner over Egypt, but there are reasons for skepticism.
VICE News
11.18.15
africa

Egyptian Forces Have Shot Dead Fifteen Sudanese Who Were Trying to Reach Israel

The latest incident added to the toll of people fleeing war and repressive regimes in Africa who have died en route to Israel and Europe — a longstanding and dangerous route that has been overshadowed by Syria's refugee crisis.
Samuel Oakford
11.16.15
middle east

Islamic State ‘Inside Man’ Might Have Planted Bomb on Russian Plane

An expert on Wilayat Sinai, the Islamic State’s affiliate in the Sinai Peninsula, said that infiltrating personnel at the airport of the Egyptian resort area of Sharm el-Sheikh is well within the group's capabilities.
Avi Asher-Schapiro
11.9.15
VICE News

Investigators Said to Be '90 Percent Sure' That Russian Airliner Was Bombed

A day after the Islamic State again claimed responsibility for downing the plane, a member of the Egyptian investigation team reportedly said that evidence indicates it was a bomb.
Reuters and VICE News
11.8.15
Islamic State

US Officials Are Saying the Russian Airliner That Crashed in Egypt Was Likely Bombed

Hours after the Islamic State again claimed responsibility for downing the plane with 224 people aboard, anonymous US officials said evidence suggests it was a bombing.
Avi Asher-Schapiro
11.4.15
middle east

Russian Airliner Crashes in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula With 224 People Aboard

The plane was flying from a Red Sea resort town to St. Petersburg when it went down in a desolate mountainous area of central Sinai.
Reuters and VICE News
10.31.15
middle east

29 Islamic State Allies Reportedly Killed by Egypt as Sinai Fighting Heats Up

Tuesday's operation is the latest fighting to erupt between the Egyptian military and the Islamist insurgency in the Sinai.
VICE News
9.8.15
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