Egypt to extend state of emergency for 3 months Jan 03, 2018 0 145 12345 CAIRO Egypt is to extend its nationwide state of emergency for three months from Jan. 13 to help tackle"the dangers and funding of terrorism", state news agency MENA said on Tuesday. Egypt first imposed the current state of emergency last April after two church bombings killed at least 45 people. It was extended in July and again in October. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who is widely expected to run for a second term in an election due early this year, issued a decree on Tuesday to extend the state of emergency. (Reuters) POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Israel law tightens hold on occupied Jerusalem sectors Jan 03, 2018 0 965 Algeria breast cancer survivors shunned as 'half-women' Jan 03, 2018 0 256 Iran's supreme leader blames enemies for spread of unrest Jan 03, 2018 0 130 UN rights experts decry repression in Saudi Arabia REUTERS GENEVA United Nations human rights experts called on Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to end"repression" of rights activists and release dozens detained since September for peacefully exercising their civil and .. Israel targets Hamas sites after Gaza rocket attack AFP Gaza City Israeli aircraft attacked Hamas bases in Gaza early on Tuesday in response to a rocket from the Palestinian enclave targeting southern Israel hours before, officials said. The aircraft targeted .. Iran reopens all border posts with Iraqi Kurdistan Iraq Iran on Tuesday reopened the last two border posts with Iraqi Kurdistan that it closed in response to an independence vote rejected by Baghdad and neighbouring countries, officials said. The Iranian consulate in .. Saudi minister back at work after graft detention Riyadh A Saudi minister who was detained in an anti-govt probe at a Riyadh hotel attended a cabinet meeting on Tuesday after he was"proven innocent", media reported. The official Saudi Press Agency posted on its Twitter .. Egypt files murder charges against Coptic church attack suspect CAIRO Egypt's public prosecutor has filed murder charges against a man accused of killing 11 people in an attack on a Coptic church and a Christian-owned shop in a Cairo suburb last week, judicial sources said. The .. Egypt hangs four convicted of 2014 bomb attack CAIRO Egypt has hanged four men convicted by a military court of killing three military students in a bombing in 2014, security sources said on Tuesday. It was the second reported multiple execution of convicted Islamist .. 2 shells from Syria hit southeastern Turkey: Anadolu ISTANBUL Two artillery shells from Syria hit Turkey's southeastern province of Hatay on Tuesday and Turkish border troops fired back, the state-run Anadolu agency said. The shells came from an area of Syria .. Iran reformists condemn violence and US support for protests Tehran Iran's reformist politicians on Tuesday condemned violence that has rocked the country in recent days, accusing the US of stirring unrest while still calling on their government to address economic ..