Signs of torture on body of Italian student found in Egypt: Security officials

 An Italian student who went missing in Cairo has died and an investigation has been launched into signs of torture on his body, which was found dumped next to an Egyptian road, security officials said on Thursday.

Egypt court cancels death penalty to 149 Brotherhood activists

Death sentences of 149 activists of the banned Muslim Brotherhood were revoked on Wednesday by Egypt's highest court which also ordered a retrial in the case in which the defendants were accused of killing 13 policemen and attacking a police station in 2013.

Egypt court overturns death sentences for 149 pro-Islamists

An Egyptian appeals court overturned on Wednesday death sentences for 149 pro-Islamists accused of killing policemen in a mob attack on their station, a judicial source said.

Four security personnel killed in Egypt attacks

Two Egyptian policemen and two soldiers were killed and four others were injured in two separate bomb attacks in the restive North Sinai region.

Egypt arrests cartoonist Islam Gaweesh for illegally running webpage

An Egyptian cartoonist, whose work is occasionally critical of government figures, was arrested in the capital, Cairo, on Sunday and charged with running a webpage without a license, the country's Interior Ministry said in a statement. 

France delivers 3 more Rafale fighters to Egypt

Egypt received three Rafale fighters from France on Thursday, the military said, six months after Paris delivered the first three of a consignment of 24 of the warplanes.

Video of Egyptians giving police condom balloons goes viral

The video, which has been shared 15,000 times on Facebook, showed the two men in their early 20s laughing as they unwrap and inflate condoms. "From the youth of Egypt to the police," was written on the balloons.

6 killed, 26 injured in explosion in Egypt

Six people were killed when a blast took place after a team of security personnel attacked a militant hideout in Giza area here. The area was cordoned off by the security forces after the explosion.

Five Egyptian policemen killed

A group of militants attacked security forces at Atlawy Square in Arish, killing five policemen and injuring 10 others.

President Xi leaves for visit to Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Iran

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday left for a visit to Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Iran.

Allah allows Muslims to rape non-Muslim women in order to humiliate them, claims Islamic professor
Allah allows Muslims to rape non-Muslim women in order to humiliate them, claims Islamic professor

A female Islamic professor has claimed that Allah has allowed Muslim men to rape non-Muslim women in order to 'humiliate' them, report stated.

Egypt court upholds Mubarak, sons jail sentence in graft case

An Egyptian court today upheld a three-year jail sentence for former president Hosni Mubarak and his sons for embezzling millions of dollars' worth of state funds that were intended for the maintenance of official residences.

Gunmen open fire on tourist bus at Cairo hotel

Gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire on tourists as they boarded a bus in Cairo on Thursday but there were no casualties, security sources said.

18 killed in Egypt ferry boat sinking

At least 18 people were killed late Thursday when a ferry boat sank in the river Nile, Egyptian state television reported on Friday.

Facebook's Free Basics service suspended in Egypt

A Facebook-sponsored service that offers limited free Internet access was suspended in Egypt on Wednesday after a permit required from the government was not renewed, an official from the Telecommunications Ministry told Reuters.

Hamas bans Gaza New Year's eve parties
Hamas bans Gaza New Year's eve parties

Islamist group Hamas has banned public New Year`s Eve parties in the Gaza Strip because they offend the territory's values and religious traditions, police said on Wednesday.

Woman hears neighbour chanting ISIS during sex, calls cops
Woman hears neighbour chanting ISIS during sex, calls cops

An 82-year-old woman called the cops after she heard her female neighbour chanting 'ISIS is great' while having sex.

Year ender: Rise of Islamic terror in 2015
Year ender: Rise of Islamic terror in 2015

The year 2015 witnessed a massive rise in the terrorist activities around the globe. Starting from Boko Haram's deadliest massacre at Baga town in Nigeria killing about 2000 people in January to Paris attack in November, newspapers were flooded with such attacks throughout the year. 

Saudi Arabia announces 34-state Islamic military alliance against terrorism

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday announced the formation of a 34-state Islamic military coalition to combat terrorism, according to a joint statement published on state news agency SPA.

Egypt says still no proof `terrorist` attack downed Russia plane
Egypt says still no proof `terrorist` attack downed Russia plane

Moscow said an investigation had found that the plane which took off from the Sinai resort of Sharm el-Sheikh was brought down by a bomb on board.