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Egypt mufti's adviser slams killing of US journalist
Cairo, Aug 20 : Ibrahim Negm, advisor to the mufti of Egypt, Wednesday denounced the beheading of US journalist James Foley by the Islamic State (IS) Sunni extremist group in Iraq, state-run MENA news agency reported.
Egypt condemns terrorist acts by Islamic State
Cairo, Aug 19 : Egypt has condemned all forms of terrorist acts conducted by the Islamic State (IS) Sunni extremists group in Iraq where scores of civilians have been killed and injured, the state-run MENA news agency reported.
Gaza ceasefire extended for 24 hours: Egypt
Cairo, Aug 19 : Egypt announced Monday that Israeli and Palestinian negotiators agreed to extend ceasefire in the Gaza Strip for 24 hours, state media reported.
Egyptian president, US leader discuss bilateral ties
Cairo, Aug 18 : Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi met visiting US Congressman Darrell Issa and discussed regional developments and security issues including regional terrorist threats.
Egyptian, Kuwaiti aid allowed in Gaza Strip
Cairo, Aug 17 : Egyptian and Kuwaiti aid has been allowed into Gaza Strip via the Rafah border crossing, an official said Sunday.
10 Morsi loyalists sentenced to 25 years in jail
Cairo, Aug 17 : An Egyptian court has sentenced 10 supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi to 25 years in prison over anti-government protests last year, media reports said.
10 Morsi supporters jailed for life
Cairo, Aug 16 : An Egyptian court Saturday sentenced 10 supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi to life imprisonment for damaging public property and blocking roads during a protest last year, state-run MENA news agency reported.
Eight killed in Egypt car crash
Cairo, Aug 16 : At least eight people were killed and seven others injured in a car crash in Egypt Saturday, a health ministry official said.
Israel, Palestinians to resume talks in Cairo
Gaza, Aug 16 : Israeli and Palestinian negotiators will officially resume Egypt-sponsored ceasefire indirect talks Sunday, Azzam el-Ahmed, chief of the Palestinian delegation in Cairo, said.
New Suez Canal project to offer 1 mn jobs: Official
Cairo, Aug 15 : The new Suez Canal project -- aimed at expanding the existing vital waterway -- will completely eradicate unemployment in Egypt as it will offer nearly one million jobs, an official said Friday.
Four killed in Egypt protests
Cairo, Aug 15 : Four people killed in Egypt in clashes between security forces and supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, a media report said.
New evidence suggests mummification in Egypt started 1.5K years ...
Washington, Aug 14 : A new study has revealed that newly discovered evidence suggests that the origins of mummification started in ancient Egypt 1,500 years earlier than previously thought.
One killed in pro-Morsi protests in Egypt
Cairo, Aug 14 : At least one person was killed in Egypt Thursday in clashes between security forces and supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, media reported.
Mummification began 1,500 years earlier than thought
London, Aug 14 : The process of mummification started in ancient Egypt 1,500 years earlier than previously thought, says an 11-year long study, thus pushing back the origins of a central and vital facet of ancient Egyptian culture by over a millennium.
Fresh strikes follow ceasefire extension in Gaza
Cairo/Jerusalem, Aug 14 : Palestinian militants launched more rockets into Israel prompting the Israelis to resume their strikes on Gaza Strip moments after the Egypt brokered five-day truce began between the two sides Thursday.
Egyptian security forces may be guilty of crimes against humanity: HRW
London, Aug 13 : Following a year-long investigation into alleged crimes committed by Egyptian security forces, the Human Rights Watch group has said that the atrocities committed against thousands of demonstrators will probably amount to crimes against humanity.
Egypt's Mubarak denies giving order to kill protestors
Cairo, Aug 13 : Egypt's ousted president Hosni Mubarak told the Cairo Criminal Court Wednesday that he did not give orders to kill protestors during the 2011 popular uprising against his long-time rule, media reported.
Putin, Sisi agree on enhancing bilateral cooperation
Moscow, Aug 12 : Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Russian President Vladmir Putin Tuesday ageed to enhance bilateral cooperation between the two countries after the two leaders met in the Black Sea resort town of Sochi, state-run MENA news agency reported.
Human Rights Watch executives barred from entering Egypt
London, Aug 12 : Egypt has barred the executive director of Human Rights Watch and another senior staff member from entering the country.
Egyptian religious leader slams Islamic State
Cairo, Aug 12 : Egypt's Grand Mufti Shawki Allam has slammed the Islamic State (IS) Sunni extremist group for violating all principles of Islam, state-run MENA news agency reported Tuesday.
Egypt rejects Human Rights Watch report
Cairo, Aug 12 : Egypt Tuesday termed as "negative and biased" a human rights report on the crackdown a year ago on protest camps at Cairo's Rabaa el-Adaweya mosque and Nahda square, state-run MENA news agency reported.
Israel-Hamas talks make no progress: Official
Cairo, Aug 12 : The ongoing indirect talks on a lasting truce between Israel and Palestinians have made no progress in the Egyptian capital Cairo, an Israeli official said Tuesday.
Fresh talks in Egypt over Gaza-conflict
Cairo, Aug 11 : Israeli and Palestinian negotiators began their indirect talks here Monday to find a long-term solution to the conflict in Gaza, BBC reported.
UN chief welcomes new truce in Gaza
United Nations, Aug 11 : UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Sunday welcomed another 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire brokered by Egypt.
Indirect Israel-Palestine talks to resume Monday
Cairo, Aug 11 : Egypt-brokered indirect talks between the Palestinian and Israeli sides is scheduled to resume Monday morning.
Egypt pushes for ending Gaza 'inhumane' blockade
Cairo, Aug 11 : Egypt is continuing its efforts to put an end to the "inhumane blockade" imposed by Israel on the Gaza strip, Egypt's foreign ministry said Sunday.
Israel agrees to three-day ceasefire plan in Gaza
Cairo/Jerusalem, Aug 10 : Israel has accepted the Egyptian proposal of another 72-hour ceasefire that begins Monday at 1 a.m., an Israeli official said Sunday, as the Egypt-brokered fresh truce was agreed to by both the sides in Cairo.
Egypt gets Palestinian, Israeli approval of 72-hour ceasefire
Cairo, Aug 10 : Egypt Sunday got approval from both the Palestinians and Israel for an extra 72-hour ceasefire in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip.
Egyptian court outlaws Muslim Brotherhood's political wing
London, Aug 10 : A court in Egypt has reportedly banned the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), the political wing of Muslim Brotherhood.
Egypt to continue efforts to lift Gaza blockade
Cairo, Aug 10 : Egypt is continuing efforts to lift the seven-year blockade on the Gaza Strip, the country's foreign ministry said Sunday.