Egypt sentences 3 Al-Jazeera reporters to 3 years in prison
Egypt sentences 3 Al-Jazeera reporters to 3 years in prison

An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison, the last twist in a long-running trial criticised worldwide by press freedom advocates and human rights activists.

In Cairo, Sushma Swaraj invites diaspora to invest in India

Noting that India's economy has rebounded strongly after NDA came to power, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has invited the diaspora to invest in the country as she listed steps taken by the government to boost trade and make India a global manufacturing hub.

Bomb kills 2 Egyptian policemen, wounds 24: Officials

A bomb struck a bus carrying Egyptian policemen Monday, killing two and wounding 24, officials said, the latest attack against security forces who are being targeted by Islamic State group jihadists.

Eight injured as blast targets Egypt's police building

At least eight people were injured in Egypt in a blast early Thursday that targeted a police building, media reported.

Explosion near state security builiding in Cairo

 A blast rocked the Egyptian capital Cairo on Thursday, but officials could not immediately confirm if the explosion in front of a police building had caused any casualties.

Explosion in Cairo may have caused casualties - security sources

An explosion was heard near a state security building and courthouse in Cairo and may have caused casualties, Egyptian security sources said on Thursday.

Egypt hits back at criticism of anti-terror law

 Egypt hit back Wednesday against foreign criticism of a new anti-terror law that critics claim could restrict human rights and muzzle the press, saying the judiciary`s independence must be respected.

Defence appeals death sentence for Egypt`s Mohamed Morsi

 The defence for ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi filed an appeal against a death sentence and prison term for the Islamist former leader, a lawyer said on Saturday.

Over 70 killed in Egypt heatwave

 With 15 more deaths reported due to a massive heatwave in Egypt, the toll has risen to 76, with 187 others being hospitalised, the health ministry said on Thursday.

Father of Croatian abducted in Egypt calls for son`s release

The father of Croatian Tomislav Salopek, who was abducted in Cairo and has been threatened with execution by the Islamic State group, on Thursday urged the kidnappers to release his son.


Egypt`s Sisi inaugurates `new Suez Canal`

 Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi staged a lavish ceremony Thursday to unveil a "new" Suez Canal, seeking to boost the country`s economy and international standing by expanding the vital waterway.

Islamic State threatens to execute Croatian abducted in Egypt: Video

The Egyptian affiliate of the Islamic State group threatened on Wednesday to execute within 48 hours a Croatian man kidnapped in Cairo last month if Muslim women jailed in Egypt are not freed.

Strategic talks signal improving US-Egypt ties

The United States and Egypt have reopened their strategic dialogue in Cairo, which may improve their estranged ties since the downfall of Egypt`s former Islamic president Mohammad Morsi.

John Kerry in Cairo for Egypt security talks

Secretary of State John Kerry is in Cairo for security talks with Egyptian officials before heading to Qatar to try to ease Arab concerns about the Iran nuclear deal.

Egypt court postpones verdict on Qaeda chief's brother

An Egyptian court postponed its verdict expected today in the trial of al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri's brother and 66 others accused of forming a "terrorist group" to carry out attacks.

Fire at Egypt furniture factory kills 25: Health ministry

A fire at a furniture factory outside Cairo killed 25 people on Tuesday, the spokesman for Egypt`s health ministry said.

Egypt police kills two suspected jihadists in Cairo raid

 Egyptian police killed two alleged jihadists suspected of involvement in the recent bombing of the Italian consulate in Cairo in a raid on an apartment in the capital, security officials said.

Egypt prolongs Sinai emergency rule, bomb wounds 18

 Egypt extended a state of emergency in parts of the Sinai Peninsula for three months, as a roadside bomb attack claimed by Islamic State jihadists wounded 18 policemen Sunday in the insurgency-wracked region.

French defence minister visits Cairo after warplane deal

French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian began a two-day visit to Cairo Saturday, just days after France delivered the first batch of 24 Rafale warplanes Egypt bought in a multi-billion-euro deal.

Four Egypt soldiers killed in Sinai bombing

Four Egyptian soldiers where killed by a roadside bomb on Thursday in the Sinai Peninsula, where the army is battling an Islamist insurgency, the military said.