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Egypt mosque attack: 27 children among 305 killed; President Sisi holds meet

Egypt mosque attack: 27 children among 305 killed; President Sisi holds meet

The death toll in a devastating militant attack on a mosque on Friday in Egypt's North Sinai has risen to 305 killed, MENA state news agency said on Saturday.

Nov 25, 2017, 16:48 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

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 Sisi says he will not seek a third term: Report

Egypt's Sisi says he will not seek a third term: Report

Egypt`s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will not seek a third term in office, he said in an interview with CNBC, adding that he does not intend to change the constitution and its provision of a two-term presidential limit.

Nov 07, 2017, 12:12 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
New York attacker was our 'caliphate soldier', claims ISIS

New York attacker was our 'caliphate soldier', claims ISIS

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a truck attack in New York City that killed eight people on Tuesday, the group`s online publication said on Thursday. 

Nov 03, 2017, 08:20 AM IST
35 Egyptian police, troops die in clashes with Islamists: Officials

35 Egyptian police, troops die in clashes with Islamists: Officials

At least 35 Egyptian troops and police officers were killed in clashes with Islamist fighters in the Bahariya oasis in the country`s Western Desert on Friday, security and medical sources said.

Oct 21, 2017, 06:18 AM IST

Five questions on Palestinian unity deal

 Palestinian rivals Fatah and Hamas signed a unity deal in Cairo on Thursday aimed at ending their decade-long dispute.

Oct 12, 2017, 21:56 PM IST
Hamas agrees to hand over Gaza to Abbas government

Hamas agrees to hand over Gaza to Abbas government

Hamas also agreed to an election, which has failed to take place in Gaza since 2006 as a result of the division between Fatah and Hamas.

Sep 17, 2017, 17:08 PM IST

Egypt criticises US decision to cut aid as Kushner visits

Egyptian media however quoted President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi`s spokesman Alaa Youssef as saying the president would meet the delegation.

Aug 23, 2017, 18:24 PM IST

Egypt train crash toll hits 41 as drivers questioned

The death toll from Egypt`s latest train disaster rose to 41 on Saturday as two drivers were questioned and cranes worked to clear the stricken railway line between Cairo and the Mediterranean city of Alexandria.

Aug 12, 2017, 18:59 PM IST
Egypt train crash kills 36, injures more than 100

Egypt train crash kills 36, injures more than 100

In 2012, 50 people - mostly children - were killed when a train crashed into a school bus south of Cairo, further inflaming public anger at authorities over Egypt`s antiquated transport network. 

Aug 11, 2017, 20:19 PM IST

Two policemen killed in attack north of Cairo: Report

Two Egyptian policemen were killed and one wounded when a group of wanted criminals opened fire on security forces in a village north of Cairo on Tuesday, state newspaper Al-Ahram reported.

Aug 08, 2017, 17:35 PM IST

Eight sentenced to death in Egypt over 2013 police station assault

An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced eight persons to death over charges of breaking into a police station in 2013, the media reported.

Jul 29, 2017, 17:03 PM IST

Egyptian court sentences 28 to death over prosecutor killing

The court handed other defendants a variety of jail terms up to life in prison. Of 67 defendants, 15 are still at large.

Jul 22, 2017, 17:43 PM IST

Egypt court sentences 28 to death over 2015 prosecutor killing

A Cairo criminal court on Saturday sentenced to death 28 people over the 2015 killing of Egypt`s top prosecutor and handed 15 others jail sentences of 25 years each.

Jul 22, 2017, 15:33 PM IST

Two Ukrainian tourists killed in Egypt resort knife attack: Sources

The ministry said a preliminary investigation showed the man appeared to have swam from a nearby public beach to access the holiday resort.

Jul 14, 2017, 20:59 PM IST