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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

Egypt asks Palestine to maintain relations with United States

Egypt has asked Palestine not to cut off communications with the US in response to the State Department's threat to close the Palestine Liberation Organisation's office in Washington, an Egyptian official said on Sunday.

Nov 20, 2017, 00:32 AM 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 president backs Saudi purge, urges de-escalation with Iran

SHARM AL-SHEIKH; Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Wednesday he was against military strikes on Iran or the Tehran-backed Lebanese group Hezbollah, saying there was enough turmoil in

Nov 09, 2017, 07:11 AM IST
Raping girls who wear revealing dress is a patriotic duty, says Egyptian lawyer

Raping girls who wear revealing dress is a patriotic duty, says Egyptian lawyer

Nabih al-Wahsh reportedly made the controversial remark during a television debate on a draft prostitution law.

Nov 05, 2017, 21:23 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
Plane-sized space discovered in Great Pyramid, say scientists

Plane-sized space discovered in Great Pyramid, say scientists

The space is one of four cavities, along with the king and queen`s chambers and "Grand Gallery", now known to exist inside the giant monument constructed under pharaoh Khufu of ancient Egypt.

Nov 02, 2017, 20:26 PM IST

Death toll from Egypt gun battle rises to 52 killed: Sources

At least 52 Egyptian police and conscripts were killed and six more wounded in a gun battle on Friday during a raid on a suspected militant hideout in the western desert, three security sources said.

Oct 21, 2017, 17:05 PM IST

Egypt court orders retrial of 2011 key activist

 An Egyptian court ordered Thursday a retrial of activist Ahmed Douma, a leading figure in the 2011 uprising that toppled the government who had been sentenced to life, a judicial source said.

Oct 12, 2017, 23:02 PM IST
Egypt steps up crackdown on gay community, arrests 27 over suspicion of homosexual behaviour

Egypt steps up crackdown on gay community, arrests 27 over suspicion of homosexual behaviour

Egypt has stepped up a crackdown on people suspected of homosexuality, arresting a total of 27 in a little more than a week, security officials said on Tuesday. 

Oct 03, 2017, 20:52 PM IST

Donald Trump to 'consider' resuming military aid to Egypt

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday signaled he would consider resuming military aid to Egypt which had been frozen because of concerns over its human rights record.

Sep 21, 2017, 05:47 AM 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 cuts military ties with North Korea: Report

Egypt's defence minister, on a visit to Seoul, announced that his country has cut military ties with North Korea, according to a report by South Korea's Yonhap news agency.

Sep 12, 2017, 21:05 PM IST
Sinai blast kills 18 Egyptian policemen

Sinai blast kills 18 Egyptian policemen

Security and medical sources said the attack took place near Arish, the capital of North Sinai province, and two of those killed were officers. A brigadier general lost a leg in the blast.

Sep 11, 2017, 20:25 PM IST
Hamas chief in Egypt for first visit since election

Hamas chief in Egypt for first visit since election

Hamas controls the small Palestinian Gaza Strip enclave and has been seeking to improve relations with neighbouring Egypt in a bid to convince Cairo to open the territory`s border with Gaza — its only crossing except with Israel.

Sep 09, 2017, 20:03 PM IST
Donald Trump offers to mediate in Qatar crisis

Donald Trump offers to mediate in Qatar crisis

US President Donald Trump offered on Thursday to mediate in the crisis between Qatar and its Arab neighbors and said he believed the dispute could be solved "fairly easily."

Sep 08, 2017, 00:30 AM IST
Qatar says no sign Arab states willing to negotiate over boycott

Qatar says no sign Arab states willing to negotiate over boycott

Qatar`s Foreign Minister said on Wednesday that his country was willing to negotiate an end to a Gulf diplomatic rift but had seen no sign that Saudi Arabia and other countries imposing sanctions on Doha were open to mediation.

Aug 30, 2017, 19:23 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

Pakistan, Egypt among 19 countries that have abolished triple talaq

Supreme Court cited laws from 19 countries which have abolished the practice of triple talaq.

Aug 22, 2017, 19:22 PM IST

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