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By Tom Fitton
New photos confirm the attack's coordination and its cover-up
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Topic - Alan Johnston
Egypt's top security official on Sunday accused an al Qaeda-inspired group in the Gaza Strip of being behind the New Year's Day suicide bombing that killed 21 people outside a Coptic Christian church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria.
TEL AVIV — Foreign ministers from Jordan and Egypt made a groundbreaking visit to Jerusalem yesterday to promote an Arab League peace plan that offers normal diplomatic relations in exchange for a return to Israel"s pre-1967 borders.
TEL AVIV — The Hamas government in the Gaza Strip promised a new era of calm and respect for the law yesterday, after the release of kidnapped British reporter Alan Johnston.
SHARM EL SHEIK, Egypt — Israel's prime minister promised yesterday to free 250 Palestinian prisoners and to improve life in the West Bank in an attempt to boost Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas after Hamas' takeover in Gaza.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Alan Johnston's kidnappers have threatened to "slaughter" him if Hamas tries to rescue him, but Hamas sources say the comments are little more than bluster ahead of an imminent handover of the long-held BBC correspondent.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Hamas began releasing prisoners yesterday amid scenes of triumph mixed with looting after its dramatic two-day conquest of all security positions previously held by its rival Fatah.
The Army of Islam, which last week freed British Broadcasting Corp. correspondent Alan Johnston after nearly four months, claims links to al Qaeda.
he said were explosives strapped to his body, and warned that his captors intend to set them off if rescuers attempt to free him by force.