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Syria sees impasse broken in peace talks as EU urges engagement

The head of Syria`s delegation in Geneva said EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini had urged his government to engage positively in peace talks on Wednesday, and he believed the round of talks had broken the diplomatic impasse.

Mar 24, 2016, 03:45 AM IST

13 Egypt policemen killed in Sinai attack claimed by ISIS

A mortar attack on a checkpoint in Egypt`s restive Sinai Peninsula killed 13 policemen on Saturday, the interior ministry said in a statement.

Mar 20, 2016, 01:57 AM IST

4-year-old boy sentenced to life imprisonment for committing 'four murders'

In a bizarre court verdict, a four-year-old boy has been sentenced life imprisonment in western Cairo for committing four murders which reportedly took place before his second birthday.

Feb 20, 2016, 17:48 PM IST

Amid multitude of woes, Egypt leader says democracy is back

Egypt's president says his country has established a democratic system and rebuilt constitutional institutions after years of turmoil following the 2011 uprising.

Feb 13, 2016, 18:54 PM IST

Egypt activists recall Hosni Mubarak ouster as a distant dream

As the sun began to set on February 11, 2011, the protesters in Cairo`s Tahrir Square wavered between hope and despair, waiting for a signal that Egypt`s autocrat would step down.

Feb 10, 2016, 09:45 AM IST

Signs of torture on body of Italian student found in Egypt: Security officials

 An Italian student who went missing in Cairo has died and an investigation has been launched into signs of torture on his body, which was found dumped next to an Egyptian road, security officials said on Thursday.

Feb 04, 2016, 15:29 PM IST

Egypt court overturns death sentences for 149 pro-Islamists

An Egyptian appeals court overturned on Wednesday death sentences for 149 pro-Islamists accused of killing policemen in a mob attack on their station, a judicial source said.

Feb 03, 2016, 14:21 PM IST

Four security personnel killed in Egypt attacks

Two Egyptian policemen and two soldiers were killed and four others were injured in two separate bomb attacks in the restive North Sinai region.

Feb 01, 2016, 10:59 AM IST

ISIS publicly beheads its fighters for desertion: Report

ISIS has reportedly beheaded over 20 of its fighters in full public view for trying to flee a war zone in Iraq's Mosul city, sending out a chilling warning to others in the terror group against desertion.

Jan 31, 2016, 15:48 PM IST

Allah allows Muslims to rape non-Muslim women in order to humiliate them, claims Islamic professor

A female Islamic professor has claimed that Allah has allowed Muslim men to rape non-Muslim women in order to 'humiliate' them, report stated.

Jan 17, 2016, 21:25 PM IST

Gunmen open fire on tourist bus at Cairo hotel

Gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire on tourists as they boarded a bus in Cairo on Thursday but there were no casualties, security sources said.

Jan 07, 2016, 16:45 PM IST

Egypt says still no proof `terrorist` attack downed Russia plane

Moscow said an investigation had found that the plane which took off from the Sinai resort of Sharm el-Sheikh was brought down by a bomb on board.

Dec 14, 2015, 18:55 PM IST

Man rapes granddaughter, mom drowns her to avoid ignominy

After discovering what happened, the mother drowned her daughter in a water bucket to avert a scandal in the conservative countryside town.

Dec 11, 2015, 20:47 PM IST

Cairo nightclub attack: Three people arrested

Three people were arrested for their involvement in recent nightclub attack in Cairo that killed at least 16 people, Egyptian police has said.

Dec 06, 2015, 12:00 PM IST

Nightclub in Egypt's Cairo firebombed after dispute, 16 killed

Two men who were denied entry to a nightclub later returned with others and bombed it here on Friday, setting off a blaze that killed all 16 people who were trapped inside by the smoke and flames, authorities said.

Dec 05, 2015, 07:27 AM IST

16 killed in firebomb attack on nightclub in Egypt

 At least 16 people, including five women, were killed today in a firebomb attack on a nightclub here by three motorcycle-borne masked assailants who threw Molotov cocktails on it, apparently after a dispute with the club's staff over their entry.

Dec 04, 2015, 17:59 PM IST

Gunmen kill four Egypt policemen south of Cairo

The attackers` affiliation was not immediately clear.

Nov 28, 2015, 15:37 PM IST

Egypt votes in second phase of parliamentary polls

Polling stations opened in 13 of Egypt's 27 governorates, Al Ahram news reported.

Nov 22, 2015, 16:14 PM IST

Bomb hidden in soda can brought down Russian plane in Egypt, says Islamic State

The Islamic State group has said it smuggled a bomb on board a Russian airliner.

Nov 18, 2015, 22:51 PM IST

Terrorists harming Islam's message: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

 As terror struck Paris, India on Saturday said radicalism is a "great challenge" to the Islamic world as some misguided people were harming Islam's real message of mercy and peace and exhorted Imams and other religious leaders world over to deal with the problem.

Nov 14, 2015, 20:47 PM IST