65 per cent Egyptian families have nine children: Minister

About 62 per cent of Egyptian mothers are illiterate.

Jul 31, 2017, 10:46 AM 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

Egypt: Tank crushes car in attempt to stop bomb blast in North Sinai

2 children died due to bomb blast in a car in North Sinai, Egypt.

Jul 26, 2017, 13:11 PM IST

Egypt court sentences 43 anti-government protesters to life: Sources

An Egyptian criminal court sentenced 43 activists to life in prison on Tuesday, judicial sources said, in a retrial of anti-government protesters who clashed with authorities in late 2011.

Jul 25, 2017, 20:55 PM IST

Egypt sentences 28 to death over prosecutor's killing

A Cairo criminal court on Saturday confirmed death sentences against 28 people over the killing of Egypt's public prosecutor in 2015 and handed jail term to 15 others of 25 years each.

Jul 23, 2017, 10:13 AM IST

No dialogue with Qatar until it revises policies: UAE minister

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, an ally of Qatar, will visit Saudia Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar during a two-day mediation trip that begins on Sunday.

Jul 23, 2017, 00:20 AM 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

UN calls for immediate de-escalation of violence in Jerusalem

With at least three killed so far and over 100 injured in the violence emanating from Jerusalem, the United Nations has called for an immediate de-escalation of tensions and asserted that all religious liberties must be respected.

Jul 22, 2017, 09:05 AM IST

United Kingdom to lift electronics ban on Turkey flights

A source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told state-run Anadolu news agency that British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson had phoned his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu over the issue.

Jul 20, 2017, 15:40 PM IST

Arabs urge Qatar to accept 6 principles to combat extremism

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain broke diplomatic relations with Qatar in early June over allegations that it supports extremist groups a charge Qatar rejects.

Jul 19, 2017, 09:36 AM IST
UAE Foreign Minister denies any hacking of Qatar

UAE Foreign Minister denies any hacking of Qatar

Anwar Gargash denied as false a story in the Washington Post that cited US officials saying the UAE had orchestrated the hack of Qatar's state news agency.

Jul 17, 2017, 15:39 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

Egypt announces electronics ban lifted on US flights

In recent weeks, the US also lifted the ban imposed on airlines from Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Turkey.

Jul 12, 2017, 22:23 PM IST
US, Qatar sign agreement against financing terrorism

US, Qatar sign agreement against financing terrorism

In live footage, Rex Tillerson and Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani signed the pact, which they had been working on for a year, Tillerson explained, Efe news reported.


Jul 12, 2017, 10:03 AM IST

United States laptop ban lifted on Royal Jordanian

Royal Jordanian operates 16 weekly non-stop flights to three US cities: daily flights to Chicago and New York, and two weekly flights to Detroit.


Jul 10, 2017, 09:28 AM IST

2 policemen killed, 9 injured in Egypt blast

The explosion came a day after a car bomber attacked a checkpoint in North Sinai's nearby Rafah city, causing at least 66 deaths and injuries, according to the Egyptian military spokesman.

Jul 09, 2017, 09:11 AM IST

23 Egyptian soldiers killed, another 26 injured in Sinai car bomb attacks: Sources

The two cars exploded on a road outside the border city of Rafah. 

Jul 07, 2017, 21:01 PM IST

Terrorists attack military checkpoints in Egypt's North Sinai; 26 soldiers killed or injured

The military said it killed 40 terrorists as it clashed with militants in the North Sinai city of Rafah bordering the Palestinian Gaza Strip.

Jul 07, 2017, 16:32 PM IST

Egyptian police said to detain Chinese Uighurs in wide sweep

Egyptian police have detained scores of Uighur students, including 20 from Cairo's Al-Azhar University who were stopped in the city of Alexandria on their way out of the country late on Wednesday and told they would be deported to China, said Abduweli Ayup, a Uighur activist in Turkey.

Jul 07, 2017, 13:48 PM IST