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Outrage over fatwa against online chats between unrelated men, women ...
Dubai, Sep 02 : A top Islamic organization in Egypt has reportedly issued a fatwa against online chat between unrelated men and women in the country after it declared such chats to be religiously impermissible.
Megid ousts Aparajitha to make semis
Chennai, Sep 2 : Farah Abdel Megid from Egypt defeated Aparajitha Balamurukan 11-3, 11-5, 10-12, 11-4 in the quarter-finals to end the Indian challenge in the individual events of the World University Squash Championship at the Indian Squash Academy (ISA) courts here Tuesday.
Nine killed in Egypt stampede
Cairo, Sep 2 : Nine people were killed Tuesday in a stampede at a military institute in Egypt's Suez Canal city of Ismailia, an Egyptian military spokesman said.
11 policemen killed in Egypt explosion
Cairo, Sep 2 : At least 11 Egyptian policemen were killed Tuesday in an explosion in North Sinai's Rafah city, a security official said.
Eight policemen killed in Egypt explosion
Cairo, Sep 2 : At least eight policemen were killed and four injured Tuesday in an explosion in Egypt's Sinai region, a security official said.
Seven militants killed in Egypt
Cairo, Sep 1 : At least seven militants were killed when security forces raided areas in Egypt's Sinai region, an official said Monday.
11 killed as bus overturns in Egypt
Cairo, Aug 31 : At least 11 people were killed and five others seriously wounded Saturday as a passenger bus overturned and caught fire on a highway in Egypt's northern province of Sharqiya, media reported.
Indians arrested in Kuwait to get consular assistance: Centre
New Delhi, Aug 29 : India has taken up with the Kuwaiti authorities the arrest of 25 Indian workers in that country for allegedly killing two Egyptians, an external affairs ministry official said here Friday.
Bahrain to help treat Gaza injured
Dubai, Aug 29 : Bahrain will help 100 people injured in Israeli strikes on Gaza to get treatment in Egypt, a media report said Friday.
UN delivers food to Gaza via Egyptian crossing
United Nations, Aug 28 : For the first time in seven years, a humanitarian convoy of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) successfully crossed from Egypt into the Gaza Strip Wednesday, a spokesman said here.
Egypt accuses Morsi of leaking documents to Qatar
Cairo, Aug 28 : The Egyptian prosecution ordered Wednesday to temporarily detain former Islamist president Mohamed Morsi for 15 days on charges of leaking "national security documents" to Qatar, media reported.
Gaza conflict: Egypt brokers long-standing truce between Israel, Hamas
London, Aug 27 : Israel and Hamas have reportedly agreed to observe a long-standing truce in the Gaza Strip.
Hamas lauds Egypt's support for Palestine
Gaza, Aug 27 : A day after Egypt brokered truce between Hamas and Israel, the Gaza-based militant group Hamas appreciated Cairo's historical role in supporting the Palestinian cause.
19 killed in Egypt bus accident
Cairo, Aug 26 : At least 19 people were killed and 12 injured Tuesday when two minibuses collided and fell into an irrigation canal in Egypt.
14 militants killed in Egypt's Sinai
Cairo, Aug 25 : At least 14 militants were killed Monday in a military raid in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.
Egypt denies role in Libya air strikes
Cairo, Aug 24 : Egypt Sunday denied its role in air strikes on positions controlled by Islamist militants in the Libyan capital Tripoli Friday night, in which 11 fighters were killed.
Egypt, UAE involved in Tripoli airstrikes: Libyan Islamists
Tripoli, Aug 24 : Libya's Islamist militant groups Saturday accused the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Egypt of behind the recent airstrikes on their bases in Tripoli.
Egypt urges Israel, Palestinians to hold truce talks
Cairo, Aug 23 : Egypt Saturday urged Israel and the Palestinians to accept an indefinite ceasefire proposal and resume truce talks over the conflict in the Gaza Strip.
Egyptian court postpones trial of Morsi, 130 others
Cairo, Aug 23 : A criminal court in Egypt Saturday postponed the trial of ousted president Mohamad Morsi and 130 other defendants in a jailbreak case till Sep 15.
Palestinian president seeks early resumption of peace talks
Cairo, Aug 23 : Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Saturday called for a quick resumption of Egypt-mediated talks between Israel and the Palestinians that failed last week in order to stop the bloody conflict in Gaza, media reported.
World's 'most relaxing luxury eco-resort' bans cellphone use
London, August 22 : An incredible eco-hotel in Egypt has banned mobile phone use in public areas.
33 killed in Egypt bus accident
Cairo, Aug 22 : At least 33 people were killed and 41 injured Friday as two buses collided in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, officials said.
Egypt to have three new provinces
Cairo, Aug 21 : Egypt is to establish three new provinces and demarcate others including Cairo, Giza and Suez, a government official said Wednesday.
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.