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Three killed in car bomb blast in Egypt
Cairo, July 30 : Three people were killed in a car bomb blast Wednesday in Giza province, southwest of the Egyptian capital of Cairo, media reported.
Rocket attack kills girl in Egypt's Sinai
Cairo, July 29 : A nine-year-old girl was killed and another girl was injured when a rocket hit their house in Egypt's restive Sinai peninsula, an official said Tuesday.
14 militants killed in Egypt's Sinai
Cairo, July 27 : At least 14 militants were killed Sunday in a military raid in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, an official said.
25 militants killed in Egypt's Sinai
Cairo, July 26 : At least 25 militants were killed Saturday during a military raid in Egypt's North Sinai province, an official said.
UN chief in talks on possible Middle East truce
United Nations, July 26 : UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has been in intense discussions with a number of key interlocutors, including Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukry and US Secretary of State John Kerry, to build support for a possible ceasefire in Israel and Gaza, a UN spokesperson said ...
Joint efforts on in Cairo to reach ceasefire in Gaza
Cairo, July 26 : Egypt, the UN, the Arab League and the US are working together to reach a seven-day "humanitarian ceasefire" for the ongoing conflict between Israel and Gaza-ruling Hamas movement, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukry said Friday.
Two top security officials gunned down in Egypt
Cairo, July 25 : Two senior Egyptian security officials were killed in an armed attack by gunmen Friday in Sheikh Zuweid city of the restive North Sinai province bordering Israel, a security source said.
Egypt says no change in Gaza ceasefire initiative
Cairo, July 22 : Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukry said Monday that Egypt has no intention to amend its ceasefire initiative proposed last week between Israel and the Gaza-ruling Hamas movement.
UN chief arrives in Cairo for talks on Gaza
Cairo, July 21 : UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Cairo Monday afternoon for talks with Egyptian officials on achieving a ceasefire in the war-stricken Gaza Strip, media reported.
Government's 'no' to parliament resolution on Gaza
New Delhi, July 21 : The government Monday rejected calls for a parliament resolution on the Gaza violence and said the need of the hour was to support the Egyptian-backed ceasefire proposal.
We should condemn violence everywhere in the world: Sushma
New Delhi, July 21 : Hitting out at the government's criticism over its stance on the Gaza conflict, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Monday said the emphasis of parliament and the government should be to condemn violence the world over and to support the Egypt-backed ceasefire proposal on ...
Egypt Air to fly to New Delhi thrice a week
New Delhi, July 21 : Egypt's flasgship carrier Egypt Air will launch direct flights to New Delhi to meet the increasing tourist influx from India.
John Kerry to travel to Egypt over Gaza situation
Washington, July 21 : US Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Egypt Monday to meet officials on the situation in Gaza, the State Department said Sunday.
Egypt summons Turkish diplomat over Gaza remarks
Cairo, July 21 : The Egyptian foreign ministry summoned the Turkish charge d'affaires Sunday to protest Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's recent statements.
Gunmen kill 21 soldiers in Egypt desert
Cairo, July 20 : At least 21 Egyptian soldiers were killed, and four injured late Saturday in an attack by "an armed group" in the country's western desert, an Egyptian military spokesperson said.
Israeli troops stop donkey suicide bomb in Gaza
Gaza, July 19 : The Israeli army Saturday said its soldiers were forced to open fire on a donkey laden with explosives as it approached their position in the southern city of Rafah near the Egyptian border.
In a first, Egypt Court sentences seven to life imprisonment for ...
London, July 17 : A month after it introduced laws making sexual harassment a criminal offence for the first time in Egypt, an Egyptian court on Wednesday sentenced seven men to life imprisonment and two to 20 years for sexually assaulting women in Cairo last month.
Gaza toll 213, Hamas rejects ceasefire deal
Gaza, July 16 : Four more Palestinians were killed Wednesday in a new Israeli airstrike on the Gaza Strip, taking the death toll in nine days of bombing to 213 even as the Islamic Hamas movement rejected a Egyptian ceasefire proposal with Israel.
Five Egyptians sentenced to life for sexual harassment
Cairo, July 16 : An Egyptian court Wednesday sentenced five men to life in prison for sexually harassing and attacking women during President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's inauguration celebrations at Tahrir Square here.
Sisi orders preparations for parliamentary polls
Cairo, July 16 : Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al- Sisi Tuesday ordered to form a parliamentary election commission to prepare for the upcoming parliamentary polls, a presidential spokesperson said.
12 killed in Egypt road accident
Cairo, July 16 : At least 12 people were killed and 27 were injured Tuesday in a road accident on Qena-Safaga highway in southern Egypt, a security official said.
Israel resumes Gaza strikes as Hamas attacks continue
Jerusalem/Gaza, July 15 : The Israeli army Tuesday resumed air strikes against Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip as rockets continued being fired from the coastal enclave despite Israel's unilateral approval of an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire proposal, media reported.
Israel to intensify operation if Hamas rejects ceasefire: Netanyahu
Jerusalem, July 15 : Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday that Israel will intensify its Gaza campaign if Hamas rejects a ceasefire agreement proposed by Egypt, according to a statement from his office.
Egypt to initiate truce between Israel and Gaza
London, July 15 : Egypt has said that it is ready to initiate or broker a ceasefire-cum-truce between warring parties in the ongoing Gaza-Israel conflict.
Protest in Australia over jailing of scribes in Egypt
Melbourne, July 15 : Journalists and other press freedom advocates staged a protest here against the imprisonment of three Al Jazeera journalists, including an Australian, in Egypt last month, media reported.
Israel agrees to Egypt's Gaza ceasefire proposal
London, July 15 : The Israeli cabinet Tuesday agreed on an Egyptian initiative for Gaza truce, even as the Islamic Hamas movement rejected the proposal, saying that there will be no ceasefire before reaching an agreement.
Hamas rejects Egyptian initiative for truce with Israel
Gaza, July 15 : Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Hamas movement, Tuesday rejected an Egyptian initiative for truce with Israel, saying that there would be no ceasefire before reaching an agreement.
Israeli cabinet to meet on Egyptian truce proposal
Jerusalem, July 15 : The security cabinet was slated to convene Tuesday to discuss an Egyptian proposal aiming to end the raging conflict between Israeli troops and Palestinian militant groups in the Gaza Strip, the media reported.
Egypt court overturns election ban on Mubarak-era officials
Cairo, July 14 : An Egyptian court Monday overturned a previous verdict banning senior members of former president Hosni Mubarak's party from running for parliamentary elections, media reported.
Eight killed in two successive blasts in Egypt
Cairo, July 14 : At least eight people were killed and 28 others injured in two successive blasts in Egypt's Sinai peninsula, a military statement said Monday.