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Gunmen shoot dead three policemen, wound nine in Cairo: Ministry

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 05:23

Gunmen travelling in a car opened fire on Tuesday on a group of Egyptian policemen outside Cairo`s Al-Azhar university, killing three and wounding nine others, the interior ministry said.

Hollywood director Aronofsky watches his `Noah` in Kochi

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 22:26

Hollywood director Darren Aronofsky, who has helmed `Noah`, caught the movie at a hall in Kochi in Kerala.

One killed as Egypt police, students clash

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 01:14

One person was killed and 14 wounded on Wedneday when police and student supporters of Egypt`s deposed president Mohamed Morsi clashed at Cairo University, the health ministry said.

Egypt`s Sunni Muslim institution issues fatwa over Russell Crowe`s `Noah`

Last Updated: Friday, March 07, 2014, 12:31

Egypt`s Sunni Muslim institution Al Azhar has issued a fatwa against the Darren Aronofsky-produced `Noah.`

One killed as Islamist students and police clash in Cairo

Last Updated: Sunday, December 29, 2013, 06:00

A student was killed on Saturday and scores were arrested when supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood clashed with Egyptian police at the Cairo campus of Al-Azhar University, state media reported.

One dead as students clash with police at Egypt varsity

Last Updated: Sunday, December 29, 2013, 00:49

At least one student was killed as supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood clashed with security forces at Egypt`s prestigious Al Azhar University here amid a police crackdown on the banned group.

Clashes hit Egypt`s Islamic university for third day

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 20:55

A security official says police have fired tear gas to prevent students of Egypt`s Islamic Al-Azhar University from taking protests outside their campus, in the third straight day of unrest there.

Muslim Brotherhood says UN text on women`s rights un-Islamic

Last Updated: Friday, March 15, 2013, 18:31

Egypt`s ruling Muslim Brotherhood has slammed a proposed UN document on women`s rights, saying it was un-Islamic and would subvert the entire society.

`Oppose US; recognise Palestinian state`

Last Updated: Friday, September 23, 2011, 11:03

The top Sunni Muslim authority has called on the free world to recognise a Palestinian state at UN.

Mubarak names successor to late Al-Azhar cleric: Report

Last Updated: Friday, March 19, 2010, 18:28

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on Friday appointed a new head of Al-Azhar, Sunni Islam`s most prestigious institution, after the death of its top cleric last week, the official MENA agency reported.

Grand Imam of Al-Azhar dies of heart attack in Riyadh

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 16:06

Sheikh Mohamed Sayed Tantawi, Grand Imam of Egypt`s prestigious seat of Islamic learning Al-Azhar, died of a heart attack today in Riyadh.

Egypt`s Al-Azhar university bans Niqab in all-women classes

Last Updated: Friday, October 09, 2009, 13:56

Egypt`s prestigious Al-Azhar University has barred students from wearing face-veils or Niqab in female-only classrooms and dormitories.