Egypt

Mohamed Salah named BBC African player of the year

Mohamed Salah named BBC African player of the year

Salah beat a star-studded cast of rivals to become the third Egyptian to win the award and first since Mohamed Aboutrika picked up the gong in 2008.

Dec 12, 2017, 00:35 AM IST
Grand imam of Egypt`s Al-Azhar cancels meeting with US VP Mike Pence

Grand imam of Egypt`s Al-Azhar cancels meeting with US VP Mike Pence

Al-Azhar`s Grand Imam Ahmed al-Tayeb cancelled a meeting with US Vice President Mike Pence after President Donald Trump`s move to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Dec 08, 2017, 22:05 PM IST
Security forces gun down 5 terrorists in a raid in Egypt

Security forces gun down 5 terrorists in a raid in Egypt

Five terrorists were killed today in exchange of fire with security forces in Sharqeya governorate, security sources said.

Dec 04, 2017, 16:56 PM IST
Ex Egypt premier Ahmed Shafik deported from UAE to Egypt: Family

Ex Egypt premier Ahmed Shafik deported from UAE to Egypt: Family

Ahmed Shafik, a former air force commander and government minister, is seen as the strongest potential opponent of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi 

Dec 02, 2017, 21:06 PM IST
Both Israel, Egypt pushed US to 'bomb Iran' before 2015 nuclear deal: John Kerry

Both Israel, Egypt pushed US to 'bomb Iran' before 2015 nuclear deal: John Kerry

Kerry is defending the deal during a forum in Washington. 

Nov 29, 2017, 07:47 AM IST
Egypt police kill 11 suspected `terrorists` in shootout: Ministry

Egypt police kill 11 suspected `terrorists` in shootout: Ministry

Militants carried out a bomb and gun assault on a mosque in Rawda village in North Sinai province on Friday, killing 305 people.

Nov 28, 2017, 18:53 PM IST
Deadly mosque attack puts Egypt Sinai strategy in spotlight

Deadly mosque attack puts Egypt Sinai strategy in spotlight

More than 300 people were killed in Friday`s bomb and gun assault -- the deadliest in the country`s recent history.

Nov 28, 2017, 17:47 PM IST
Egypt mourns 305 victims of Sinai mosque attack

Egypt mourns 305 victims of Sinai mosque attack

Twenty-seven children were among the dead, it said.

Nov 25, 2017, 18:25 PM IST
Egypt's president orders mausoleum construction

Egypt's president orders mausoleum construction

However, a presidential statement did not say where the mausoleum would stand or who would be commissioned to build it.

Nov 25, 2017, 16:43 PM IST
Egypt army launches offensive against militants after deadly mosque attack

Egypt army launches offensive against militants after deadly mosque attack

The Egyptian air force today gunned down several militants and destroyed their vehicles, hours after over 230 worshippers were killed in a terrorist attack at a mosque in the country's restive North Sinai region.

Nov 25, 2017, 07:06 AM IST
235 dead as blasts rip through mosque in Egypt's north Sinai

235 dead as blasts rip through mosque in Egypt's north Sinai

Besides the 235 dead, over 120 people were injured in the deadly attack. 
 

Nov 24, 2017, 21:02 PM IST
184 dead, over 120 injured in north Sinai mosque attack in Egypt

184 dead, over 120 injured in north Sinai mosque attack in Egypt

At least 184 worshippers were killed and 125 others injured when militants struck a mosque during Friday prayers in Egypt's restive North Sinai region, in the deadliest terror attack in the country.

Nov 24, 2017, 19:48 PM IST
Egypt declares 3 days of mourning over North Sinai mosque attack

Egypt declares 3 days of mourning over North Sinai mosque attack

Egypt's government has declared three days of mourning after an attack on north Sinai mosque killed at least 85 people on Friday, state television said.

Nov 24, 2017, 19:45 PM IST

Egypt asks Palestine to maintain relations with United States

Egypt has asked Palestine not to cut off communications with the US in response to the State Department's threat to close the Palestine Liberation Organisation's office in Washington, an Egyptian official said on Sunday.

Nov 20, 2017, 00:32 AM IST

Egyptian army says 3 militants killed, 74 arrested in Sinai

Egypt's armed forces say they have killed three "high-level" suspected militants and arrested 74 others in sweeps in the troubled northern Sinai Peninsula in recent days.

Nov 16, 2017, 21:03 PM IST

Egypt's president backs Saudi purge, urges de-escalation with Iran

SHARM AL-SHEIKH; Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Wednesday he was against military strikes on Iran or the Tehran-backed Lebanese group Hezbollah, saying there was enough turmoil in

Nov 09, 2017, 07:11 AM IST
Raping girls who wear revealing dress is a patriotic duty, says Egyptian lawyer

Raping girls who wear revealing dress is a patriotic duty, says Egyptian lawyer

Nabih al-Wahsh reportedly made the controversial remark during a television debate on a draft prostitution law.

Nov 05, 2017, 21:23 PM IST

Little-known group Ansar al-Islam claims responsibility for Egypt attack

A militant group called Ansar al-Islam claimed responsibility for an attack in Egypt`s Western Desert that killed several policemen on Oct. 21, the newly emerged group said in a statement on Friday.

Nov 03, 2017, 13:15 PM IST
Plane-sized space discovered in Great Pyramid, say scientists

Plane-sized space discovered in Great Pyramid, say scientists

The space is one of four cavities, along with the king and queen`s chambers and "Grand Gallery", now known to exist inside the giant monument constructed under pharaoh Khufu of ancient Egypt.

Nov 02, 2017, 20:26 PM IST

Death toll from Egypt gun battle rises to 52 killed: Sources

At least 52 Egyptian police and conscripts were killed and six more wounded in a gun battle on Friday during a raid on a suspected militant hideout in the western desert, three security sources said.

Oct 21, 2017, 17:05 PM IST