Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Egypt

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Egypt

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EGYPT 1996 Apr. 18: In Cairo, unidentified gunmen attacked a group of Greek tourists at the Europa Hotel, killing 18 people and wounding 21 others. [4/19 NYT, WP] Apr. 19: Security forces conducted raids in Cairo, arresting an unspecified number in connection with the 18 April attack at the Europa Hotel. [4/20 NYT] Apr. 20: A statement from the Islamic Group claimed responsibility for the 18 April attack on the Europa Hotel. The statement said that the group had intended to kill Israelis and that the attack was in revenge for the 18 April Israeli attack on a United Nations (UN) camp in Qana, Lebanon. [4/21 NYT] Apr. 23: In upper Egypt, in a gun battle precipitated by police attempts to capture suspects in the 18 April shooting at the Europa Hotel, two suspects and four police officers were killed and 14 others were wounded. [4/24 NYT] Apr. 27: Authorities released from prison 313 "repentant extremists." [4/29 FBIS] May 12: The Cairo-based daily al-Ahram reported that security forces had arrested 25 people, associated with Shaykh `Umar `Abd al-Rahman, who were organizing terrorist activities in the Fayyum Governorate. [5/16 FBIS] May 14: In Cairo, Chinese president Jiang Zemin met with Egyptian president Husni Mubarak to discuss bilateral relations. [5/14 FBIS]

China and Egypt signed agreements on cultural, economic, and technical cooperation. [5/14 FBIS]

The Labor, Nasserist and leftist Tajammu' parties filed a suit in court challenging a cabinet decree for the privatization of 92 companies. …

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