An explosive device detonated along a main road in Cairo on Friday as security forces passed by, killing at least one civilian passerby and injuring another, the interior ministry said on Facebook. Egypt faces an Islamist insurgency led by Islamic State's branch in North Sinai, where hundreds of soldiers and police have been killed. There have also been attacks in Cairo and other cities.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian Defence Ministry said on Friday its General Staff had asked President Vladimir Putin for permission to resume air strikes against militants in Syria's eastern Aleppo after a 10-day hiatus, the Interfax news agency reported. The ministry cited an upsurge in militant activity and continuing civilian deaths to justify its request. There was no word on whether Putin was likely to grant it. (Reporting by Polina Devitt; Editing by Andrew Osborn)