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DNA samples taken as searchers hunt for EgyptAir plane

DNA samples taken as searchers hunt for EgyptAir plane

Egyptian forensics officials collected DNA from relatives of EgyptAir MS804 victims on Tuesday to help identify body parts retrieved from the Mediterranean, as investigators hunt for clues into the mysterious crash.

'X-Men: Apocalypse' image shows the villain's Egyptian tomb

A new concept art for ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ gives a look at Apocalypse's Egyptian resting place.

Saurav Ghosal misses out on famous win against squash World No 1

Saurav Ghosal misses out on famous win against squash World No 1

India's top male squash player Saurav Ghosal could not make a 2-1 lead count against world number one Mohamed El Shorbagy, eventually losing the prequarterfinal against the Egyptian in five games at the USD 150000 Windy City Open here.

Rockets target Libya airfield used by anti-Islamist general

Rockets were fired at an eastern Libyan airfield used by an anti-Islamist general but fell short, the facility`s manager said Saturday, adding that there were no casualties or damage.

Bombs kill 40 in Libya in apparent revenge for Egyptian air strikes

Three car bombs ripped through the eastern Libyan city of Qubbah on Friday, killing 40 people and wounding 70 in what officials described as a revenge attack for Egyptian air strikes on Islamist militant targets.

Collision kills 11 Egypt fishermen in Suez Gulf, 18 missing

A dawn collision between two vessels in the Gulf of Suez left at least 11 fishermen dead and 18 missing on Sunday, Egyptian officials said.

UNSC slams deadly terrorist attack in Egypt

The UN Security Council (UNSC) has condemned, in the strongest terms, a deadly terrorist attack on a military checkpoint in the restive northern part of Egypt`s Sinai Peninsula.

Sinai militants say they have beheaded three Egyptians

Egypt`s most violent Islamist group released a video on Sunday showing militants beheading three Egyptians whom they accused of being informants for Israeli intelligence.

Palestinian reconciliation talks begin in Egypt

Egyptian security officials say rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah have begun reconciliation talks in Cairo ahead of negotiations with Israel on cementing the August 26 Gaza war truce.

11 killed in a road accident in Egypt

At least 11 people were burnt to death and six others injured when a microbus and a trailer collided in the Egyptian capital here, in yet another deadly accident in recent weeks.

Egypt`s Mubarak gives passionate defence, verdict due Sept 27

An Egyptian court said it will deliver its verdict in the murder trial of Hosni Mubarak on September 27, in a session Wednesday in which the ousted strongman passionately defended his 30-year rule.

Egyptian sumo wrestler storms his way into ancient sport

Sumo wrestler Osunaarashi was a large, muscular Egyptian teenager with a passion for body building when a friend recommended he try the ancient Japanese sport of sumo. But it was a hard sell.

UN chief arrives in Cairo for talks on Gaza

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.

Kerry welcomes Israeli decision to accept ceasefire proposal

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday welcomed Israel`s decision to accept the Egyptian proposal of a ceasefire with Hamas in war-torn Gaza.

Egyptian soldier killed in Sinai blast

An Egyptian military recruit was killed and four others were injured Wednesday when an explosive device targeted a military armoured vehicle on Rafah-Arish highway in north Sinai, a security source said.

Egypt to ban violence against women: PM

Egyptian Prime Minister on Monday vowed to ban all kinds of violence against women with the help of a new and tougher law enforced in the country.

Ahly desperate to avoid second African blow

Egyptians Al-Ahly want to avoid a second African exit within two months when they defend a one-goal CAF Confederation Cup lead at Moroccans Difaa El-Jadidi this weekend.

Egypt jails 30 Morsi backers for rioting

An Egyptian court sentenced on Sunday 30 people to more than three years in prison for violent protests in support of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, judicial officials said.

Five killed as Egypt police, Islamists clash: Security

Five people including an Egyptian woman journalist were killed in Cairo as police clashed with Islamists protesting against ex-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi`s presidency bid, the interior ministry said.

Islamic Jihad says Gaza truce now in effect

The radical Islamic Jihad movement said on Thursday that an Egyptian-brokered truce had gone into effect to halt a spiralling confrontation with Israel.