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US slaps sanctions against militants in Egypt, Yemen
Washington, Dec 19 : The US Thursday slapped sanctions on an Egyptian extremist group and a senior leader of the Yemen-based Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), the State Department said in a statement.
Cemetery of mummies found in Egypt
New York, Dec 18 : Researchers have found a cemetery in Egypt which contains the remains of more than one million mummies.
Four killed in Egypt military plane crash
Cairo, Dec 18 : An Egyptian military plane crashed Wednesday during Egypt-United Arab Emirates (UAE)joint military drill, killing two Egyptian and two UAE officers, state-run Nile TV reported.
Ex Egyptian minister says Muslim Brotherhood 'godfather' of IS, Al ...
Dubai, Dec 15 : A former Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs who served under ousted President Hosni Mubarak has reportedly said that the Muslim Brotherhood is the "godfather" of several Islamist terror groups operating in the Middle East like, Islamic State (IS), Al Nusra and Al Qaeda.
Six militants killed in security raids in Egypt
Cairo, Dec 14 : At least six militants were killed and 11 others arrested Saturday as Egyptian military launched two operations on their hideouts in northern Sinai province, an official said on condition of anonymity.
One killed, many arrested in Egypt pro-Morsi protests
Cairo, Dec 13 : At least one person was killed and three were injured Friday in Kafr El-Sheikh province in Egypt during clashes between security forces and protesters supporting ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, health ministry said in a statement.
Egypt restricts travelling to Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Libya
Cairo, Dec 12 : Egyptian authorities have imposed restrictions on men aged between 18 and 40 wishing to travel to Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Libya, fearing they will join jihadi groups, an official said Thursday.
Jordan, Egypt call for strategic approach to fight terrorism
Amman, Dec 12 : Jordan and Egypt Thursday called for a strategic approach and cooperation to combat terrorism, media reported.
Egypt discovers 3,000-year-old tomb
Cairo, Dec 11 : The Egyptian-French archaeological mission working at the Ramesseum temple in Luxor discovered the tomb of Karomama, divine wife of ancient Egyptian god Amun, the Egyptian antiquities ministry said in a statement Thursday.
Former Egyptian minister sent to 10 years in jail
Cairo, Dec 11 : A court in Egypt Thursday sentenced Salah Abdel-Maksoud, who served as the information minister in the ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi's regime, to 10 years in jail and fined 3.5 million Egyptian pounds ($489,000) on charges of wasting public funds worth 48 million pounds.
12 terrorists killed in Egypt raids
Cairo, Dec 11 : At least 12 terrorists were killed in security raids launched in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula in the past eight days, an army official said Thursday.
Egypt condemns Palestinian minister's killing by Israeli troops
Cairo, Dec 11 : Egypt Wednesday condemned the killing of a Palestinian minister by Israeli troops in the West Bank and voiced concerns over such the Jewish state's "provocative practices and escalations."
Egyptian President cuts curfew hours in parts of North Sinai
Cairo, Dec 10 : Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi reduced the night curfew in Sinai Peninsula by three hours, media reported Tuesday.
Envoys of five nations present credentials to President Mukherjee
New Delhi, Dec.9 : Envoys of Serbia, Egypt, Hungary, Kazakhstan and Bangladesh presented their credentials to President Pranab Mukherjee at a ceremony held in Rashtrapati Bhavan today.
Canadian embassy in Cairo closed over security concerns
Cairo, Dec 8 : The Canadian embassy in Egypt's capital Cairo was closed Monday until further notice due to security concerns, the embassy said.
Four Muslim Brotherhood members sentenced to death
Cairo, Dec 7 : An Egyptian court Sunday sentenced four Muslim Brotherhood members to death over killing and violence charges.
'Egyptian president's visit to China to boost strategic ties'
Cairo, Dec 7 : An Egyptian minister has said that the main purpose of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi's expected China visit is to enhance strategic partnership between the two countries.
Egypt's Al Ahly crowned 2014 CAF Confederation Cup champions
Cairo, Dec 7 : Egypt's football team Al Ahly won the CAF Confederation Cup beating Ivory Coast's Sewe Sport by a solitary goal here Saturday.
Seven jihadists sentenced to death by Egypt court
Cairo, Dec 6 : An Egyptian court has sentenced seven jihadists to death, including well known jihadi Adel Habara, for killing 25 policemen last year in an attack in Sinai near the border with Israel, Al Jazeera reported citing judicial sources.
Concern over 188 people getting death sentence in Egypt
London, Dec 4 : British Minister for the Middle East Tobias Ellwood has expressed his concern over the 188 death sentences awarded by an Egyptian court and urged the authorities to review the verdicts.
Head of Egypt's al-Azhar condemns IS's barbarity
Cairo, Dec 3 : The head of al-Azhar, Egypt's top Muslim body and the global centre of Sunni Muslim learning, Wednesday condemned the extremism of Islamic groups, especially the Islamic State (IS) group.
Egypt sentences 180 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to death for Cairo ...
London, Dec 03 : Egypt has sentenced more than 180 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to death over a 2013 attack on a police station near Cairo.
Will not comment on Mubarak's acquittal: Egypt PM
Cairo, Dec 3 : Egyptian Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahalb has said the government would not comment on the judiciary, following Hosni Mubarak's acquittal, as some political movements called for protests against the verdict.
Egypt court sentences 188 to death for killing police
Cairo, Dec 3 : An Egyptian court Tuesday sentenced 188 people to death over charges of murdering 11 police officers in 2013, media reported.
Over 1.7 Syrian refugees suffer as UN suspends food aid due to lack ...
London, Dec 2 : A funding crisis has forced the UN to suspend its World Food Programme, affecting more than 1.7 million Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt, who are thriving on food vouchers provided to them by the organisation.
Police disperse protest rally at Egypt university
Cairo, Dec 2 : Security forces broke into Al-Azhar Girls University in Nasr City, eastern Cairo following a protest rally staged by alleged Muslim Brotherhood-linked students.
Egypt prosecution to appeal Mubarak verdict
Cairo, Dec 2 : Egypt's Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat Tuesday ordered an appeal against the dropping of a criminal case against ousted former president Hosni Mubarak, media reported.
537 Palestinians return to Gaza through Rafah terminal
Cairo, Dec 2 : More than 500 people crossed the Rafah terminal when Egypt opened the one-way crossing for a second time in a week to allow the return of stranded Palestinians to the Gaza Strip, an official said.
Three Egyptian women die of bird flu
Cairo, Dec 1 : Three Egyptian women have died of the H5N1 bird flu after coming into contact with infected birds, the country's health ministry said Monday.
Egypt court designates IS as terror organisation
Cairo, Dec 1 : A court in Cairo Sunday designated Islamic State (IS), also known as Daesh, as a terror group, a media report said.