Militant video purports to show westerners held in Mali

President Emmanuel Macron said France and its African partners must work together to wipe out Islamist militants, at the opening of the summit in Mali's capital Bamako.


Jul 02, 2017, 20:27 PM IST

Egypt census workers detect another baby boom

Family planning efforts have lapsed over the past decade, particularly during the chaotic years following the 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak.

Jun 22, 2017, 14:19 PM IST

Egypt's constitutional court temporarily halts all verdicts on islands transfer deal: State Media

The ruling came a week after Egypt's parliament backed plans to hand over two uninhabited Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia under an accord that has attracted widespread public criticism.

Jun 21, 2017, 15:43 PM IST

Egypt gears up to celebrate Yoga Day

Egypt is gearing up to celebrate the third International Day of Yoga with several events lined up across the country to mark the day.

Jun 19, 2017, 14:22 PM IST

31 Egyptians get death sentence for killing top prosecutor

The ruling is set to be sent to the Egyptian Mufti, an Islamic scholar and legal expert, although his opinion is non-binding.

Jun 17, 2017, 18:19 PM IST

Egyptian court recommends death penalty for 31 over assassination of prosecutor

Public Prosecutor Hisham Barakat was killed in a car bomb attack on his convoy in Cairo, an operation for which Egypt blamed the Muslim Brotherhood and Gaza-based Hamas militants.

Jun 17, 2017, 15:16 PM IST

Egypt parliament committee passes Saudi islands deal

Courts had struck down the agreement, signed in April 2016, but a year later another court upheld it.

Jun 13, 2017, 20:28 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

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

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

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

Islamic State claims explosion near Afghan presidential palace

Islamic State was responsible for an explosion on Wednesday near the Afghan Presidential Palace in Kabul, the group said via its Amaq news agency.

Apr 12, 2017, 18:37 PM IST

Palm Sunday bombings of Egyptian Coptic churches kill 44

At least 44 people were killed in Egypt in bomb attacks at the cathedral of the Coptic Pope and another church on Palm Sunday.

Apr 10, 2017, 08:52 AM IST

Indian cultural centre to add more events to woo Egyptians

The Indian cultural centre here in Egypt, serving as a window for India for the past 25 years to reach out to Egyptians, plans to add new activities like yoga to woo more people.

Apr 07, 2017, 11:19 AM IST

Syrian refugees settle in Egypt, give up on West

After fleeing to Egypt from the war devastating their country, more Syrians are abandoning migration to the West fearing racism and culture shock, and instead are settling in Cairo.

Apr 07, 2017, 10:40 AM IST

Egypt's Hosni Mubarak walks free after six years in detention

Hosni Mubarak, Egypt's ousted president was today freed from a military hospital after six years in custody over charges of killing more than 200 protesters during the 2011 Arab Spring uprising that toppled him.

Mar 24, 2017, 20:16 PM IST

Artists, students paint wall to celebrate cultures in Egypt

Noted Indian and Egyptian artists joined scores of students to paint a wall to celebrate cultures of the two countries through art at an event held here as part of 'India by the Nile' cultural festival.

Mar 24, 2017, 16:27 PM IST

IS claims Friday suicide bombing in Bangladesh elite forces camp

The Islamic State group claimed on Saturday a suicide bomb attack a day earlier on a camp for Bangladesh's elite security forces.

Mar 18, 2017, 18:40 PM IST

Archeologists discover massive statue in Cairo slum

A team of archeologists in Egypt have discovered a massive statue in a Cairo slum which may be of pharaoh Ramses II, one of the country's most famous ancient rulers.

Mar 11, 2017, 00:03 AM IST