Egypt verdict a `deliberate attack on press freedom`: Al-Jazeera

 Al-Jazeera condemned the decision by an Egyptian court on Saturday to sentence three of its journalists to three years in prison as a "deliberate attack on press freedom".

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.

Egypt court set to rule in Jazeera reporters` trial

 An Egyptian court is set to rule Saturday in the retrial of three journalists with Al-Jazeera television`s English-language news channel whose two-year ordeal has sparked a global campaign for their release. 

Sushma Swaraj departs for home after tour to Germany, Egypt

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today left for home after holding talks with her German counterpart on a range of bilateral issues and reviewed proposals including a USD 1 billion commitment from Germany for an ambitious solar power venture in India.

Arab League delays meeting on joint military force

The Arab League said it had postponed indefinitely a ministerial meeting set for Thursday to approve the creation of a joint military force to intervene against jihadists.

Sushma in Egypt, seeks early release of six Indian seamen

 Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who is visiting Egypt, has urged her counterpart Sameh Hassan Shoukry to intervene for the early release of six Indian seamen detained in the country since February 2014.

Three policemen killed, over 30 injured in Egypt bombing

At least three Egyptian policemen were killed and 33 others injured on Monday when a bomb struck their vehicle north of Cairo, the latest in a series of attacks against the country's security forces targeted by the dreaded Islamic State terror group.

Bomb kills 3 Egyptian policemen, wounds 33: Officials

A bomb struck a bus carrying Egyptian policemen Monday, killing three and wounding 33, officials said, in the latest attack against security forces who are being targeted by jihadists.

India, Egypt agree to step up bilateral cooperation

Seeking to inject new momentum in their ties, India and Egypt on Monday decided to put in place a bilateral framework for enhancing cooperation in key areas of security, counter-terrorism, defence and investments.

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.

Swaraj leaves on a two-nation visit of Egypt, Germany

 External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday embarked on a two-nation tour of Egypt and Germany which is expected to see new vistas being opened in bilateral ties with particular focus on boosting trade and investment.

Egypt sentences Brotherhood leader to life imprisonment

An Egyptian court sentenced Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie and other prominent Brotherhood figures to life in prison on Saturday over an attack on a police station in 2013, judicial sources said, part of a sustained crackdown on the group.

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.

6 injured in huge explosion in Egypt

 At least six people were injured in a huge explosion near a national security building in Egypt's Shubra el-Kheima city on early Thursday , officials said.

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.

US weighs more security, withdrawal option for Sinai forces

The US is quietly reviewing America's three-decade deployment to Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, fearful that the lightly equipped peacekeepers could be targeted by Islamic State-inspired militants.

Sushma Swaraj to visit Egypt next week

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will pay an official visit to Egypt on August 24-25 at the invitation of her Egyptian counterpart Sameh Hassan Shoukry.

Clerics gather in Egypt to counter extremist fatwas

Top Muslim clerics gathered in Egypt on Monday to address extremist religious edicts in the face of an unprecedented threat from Islamic State group jihadists who have declared a "caliphate".