Egypt

Rex Tillerson tells China to 'step up' on North Korea

Rex Tillerson tells China to 'step up' on North Korea

China and other nations must strengthen efforts to curb North Korea`s nuclear weapons programme.

Jun 05, 2017, 12:57 PM IST

How the 1967 Arab-Israeli war began

The Arab-Israeli Six-Day War erupted early on Monday, June 5, 1967, a morning that saw heavy Israeli bombing of Egyptian air bases near Cairo and in the Suez desert.

May 31, 2017, 09:42 AM IST

Egypt to press ahead with air strikes after Christians attacked

The strikes targeted Majlis Mujahideen Derna and Abu Salim Brigade, two local Libyan groups allied with al Qaeda.

May 30, 2017, 09:26 AM IST

Egypt and Russia discuss fight against `terror`

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Monday held talks in Cairo with Russia`s foreign and defence ministers on ways to battle "terrorism", his office said.

May 30, 2017, 00:46 AM IST
Islamic State claims deadly shooting of Egyptian Christians

Islamic State claims deadly shooting of Egyptian Christians

Islamic State said on Saturday that its fighters had carried out a shooting that killed dozens of Egyptian Christians on Friday.

May 27, 2017, 18:26 PM IST

Egypt launches air raids on Libya after Christians killed

President had ordered strikes against terrorist camps, declaring in a televised address that states that sponsored terrorism would be punished.

May 27, 2017, 08:56 AM IST
Masked gunmen kill 28 in attack on Christians in Egypt

Masked gunmen kill 28 in attack on Christians in Egypt

Eyewitnesses said masked men opened fire after stopping the Christians, who were travelling in a bus and other vehicles.  

May 26, 2017, 23:52 PM IST

Gunmen kill 23 Christians on road to monastery in Egypt: Official

Gunmen killed 23 Coptic Christians and wounded 25 others on Friday as they were driving to a monastery in Minya province, south of Cairo, the provincial governor.

May 26, 2017, 19:07 PM IST
Gunmen kill 26 in attack on Christians in Egypt - medical sources

Gunmen kill 26 in attack on Christians in Egypt - medical sources

Coptic Christians, who make up about 10 percent of Egypt`s population of 92 million, have been the subject of a series of deadly attacks in recent months.

May 26, 2017, 16:01 PM IST

United Nations restarts Syria talks with fresh format, same challenges

Syria peace talks in Geneva this week should prosper from a tighter format and a recent deal to reduce the violence, U.N. mediator Staffan de Mistura said on Monday, playing down dismissive comments by President Bashar al-Assad.

May 15, 2017, 19:05 PM IST
Egyptian artist hopes for record with 700-metre Koran

Egyptian artist hopes for record with 700-metre Koran

Saad Mohammed, who has hand-painted Islamic motifs on the walls and ceilings of his home in the town of Belqina, has reproduced the Muslim holy book on a paper scroll 700 metres long.
 

May 03, 2017, 21:23 PM IST
Archaeologists discover 4000-year-old model garden outside Egypt tomb

Archaeologists discover 4000-year-old model garden outside Egypt tomb

 Remains of nearly 4000-year-oldmodel garden was found in an open courtyard outside a Middle Kingdom (2050 to 1800 BC) tomb.

May 03, 2017, 18:35 PM IST

Pope Francis leads mass for thousands of Egyptian Catholics

A crowd of about 15,000 people cheered and released yellow and white balloons with Pope Francis, flanked by security, circling the Cairo stadium on a golf cart.

Apr 29, 2017, 15:48 PM IST

Pope Francis set to pray with Egypt's Christians

Pope Francis is set to lead a mass for Egypt`s small Catholic community on Saturday as he visits the country in support of its Christians following a series of deadly church bombings.

Apr 29, 2017, 13:00 PM IST

In Egypt, pope seeks Christian-Muslim rejection of violence

Pope Francis is brushing off security concerns to forge ahead with a two-day trip to Egypt aimed at presenting a united Christian-Muslim front that repudiates violence committed in God's name.

Apr 28, 2017, 15:14 PM IST
World's heaviest woman Eman Ahmed's sister calls Dr Muffazal Lakdawala a 'liar', denies her weight loss

World's heaviest woman Eman Ahmed's sister calls Dr Muffazal Lakdawala a 'liar', denies her weight loss

In a video uploaded online, Shaimaa called bariatric surgeon Dr Muffazal Lakdawala, who has been treating Eman, a 'liar' adding that he is not giving right/factual updates about her sister's recovery.

 

Apr 25, 2017, 10:04 AM IST

India's soft power enhances its salience in Egypt

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Apr 22, 2017, 15:39 PM IST

After attacks, Egypt's Pope curbs Easter celebrations

 The Coptic Christian Pope Tawadros II says he will be canceling most Easter celebrations, limiting them to a simple mass, following the recent twin attacks on churches by Islamic State militants that killed dozens of Christian worshippers.

Apr 15, 2017, 00:22 AM IST
Egypt Copts mark solemn Good Friday

Egypt Copts mark solemn Good Friday

Egyptian Copts observed a solemn Good Friday with prayers and fasting, as the community reeled from a pair of church bombings that killed dozens on Palm Sunday.

Apr 14, 2017, 17:45 PM IST
Egypt says second church suicide bomber identified

Egypt says second church suicide bomber identified

Egypt's interior ministry said on Thrusday it had identified the bomber who targeted a Palm Sunday service at a Coptic Christian church in the northern city of Tanta, killing 28 people.

Apr 14, 2017, 00:06 AM IST