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 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

Egypt train crash toll hits 41 as drivers questioned

The death toll from Egypt`s latest train disaster rose to 41 on Saturday as two drivers were questioned and cranes worked to clear the stricken railway line between Cairo and the Mediterranean city of Alexandria.

Aug 12, 2017, 18:59 PM IST

Egypt train crash kills 36, injures more than 100

In 2012, 50 people - mostly children - were killed when a train crashed into a school bus south of Cairo, further inflaming public anger at authorities over Egypt`s antiquated transport network. 

Aug 11, 2017, 20:19 PM IST

Two policemen killed in attack north of Cairo: Report

Two Egyptian policemen were killed and one wounded when a group of wanted criminals opened fire on security forces in a village north of Cairo on Tuesday, state newspaper Al-Ahram reported.

Aug 08, 2017, 17:35 PM 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

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

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

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

Asaduddin Owaisi pitches for heritage tag for Hyderabad city; BJP, TRS support

The UNESCO on Saturday declared Ahmedabad as the world heritage city. It is the first city in India to get the tag.

Jul 10, 2017, 16:21 PM 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

Egypt's parliament approves three-month further emergency state

A similar suicide bombing at a Cairo church in December 2016 killed at least 28 worshippers.

Jul 05, 2017, 09:17 AM IST

Saudi Arabia to discuss Qatar crisis with allies

Qatar`s gas riches have transformed it in recent years into one of the world`s wealthiest countries, a major international investor and a regional player that will host the 2022 football World Cup.

Jul 05, 2017, 09:09 AM IST

Egyptian parliament approves extending state of emergency for three months

Egypt's parliament has approved a presidential decision to extend the state of emergency nationwide for another three months.

Jul 04, 2017, 23:36 PM IST

India to open cultural centre in Israel

Such an announcement would "fulfill a long time dream of the Indian community here", said Noah Massil. 

Jul 03, 2017, 22:31 PM IST