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Egypt police general gunned down in Sinai street

 Unidentified assailants gunned down an Egyptian police general on the street in the Sinai Peninsula stronghold of the Islamic State group late on Saturday, the interior ministry said.

Sep 20, 2015, 13:13 PM IST

Islamic States claims killing of Egypt police general

Gunmen have shot dead a police general in Egypt`s Sinai Peninsula, the interior ministry said, in the latest attack claimed by Islamic State group jihadists.

Sep 17, 2015, 13:14 PM IST

Mexico `outraged` over Egypt tourist killings

 Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto expressed his nation`s "outrage" at the killing of eight tourists by Egyptian security forces as his foreign minister arrived in Cairo Wednesday demanding an urgent inquiry into the "unjustified attack".

Sep 16, 2015, 08:44 AM IST

Egyptian forces chasing militants mistakenly kill 12 tourists

Egyptian security forces mistakenly killed 12 people, including Mexican tourists, and injured 10 others when they targeted a convoy while chasing terrorists in Egypt's Western Desert, leading to an outcry and calls for a probe from Mexico.

Sep 14, 2015, 19:19 PM IST

Egypt sentences 3 Al-Jazeera reporters to 3 years in prison

An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison, the last twist in a long-running trial criticised worldwide by press freedom advocates and human rights activists.

Aug 29, 2015, 15:23 PM IST

In Cairo, Sushma Swaraj invites diaspora to invest in India

Noting that India's economy has rebounded strongly after NDA came to power, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has invited the diaspora to invest in the country as she listed steps taken by the government to boost trade and make India a global manufacturing hub.

Aug 24, 2015, 14:42 PM IST

Bomb kills 2 Egyptian policemen, wounds 24: Officials

A bomb struck a bus carrying Egyptian policemen Monday, killing two and wounding 24, officials said, the latest attack against security forces who are being targeted by Islamic State group jihadists.

Aug 24, 2015, 14:10 PM IST

Eight injured as blast targets Egypt's police building

At least eight people were injured in Egypt in a blast early Thursday that targeted a police building, media reported.

Aug 20, 2015, 10:00 AM IST

Explosion near state security builiding in Cairo

 A blast rocked the Egyptian capital Cairo on Thursday, but officials could not immediately confirm if the explosion in front of a police building had caused any casualties.

Aug 20, 2015, 07:09 AM IST

Explosion in Cairo may have caused casualties - security sources

An explosion was heard near a state security building and courthouse in Cairo and may have caused casualties, Egyptian security sources said on Thursday.

Aug 20, 2015, 06:34 AM IST

Egypt hits back at criticism of anti-terror law

 Egypt hit back Wednesday against foreign criticism of a new anti-terror law that critics claim could restrict human rights and muzzle the press, saying the judiciary`s independence must be respected.

Aug 19, 2015, 18:42 PM IST

Defence appeals death sentence for Egypt`s Mohamed Morsi

 The defence for ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi filed an appeal against a death sentence and prison term for the Islamist former leader, a lawyer said on Saturday.

Aug 15, 2015, 17:58 PM IST

Over 70 killed in Egypt heatwave

 With 15 more deaths reported due to a massive heatwave in Egypt, the toll has risen to 76, with 187 others being hospitalised, the health ministry said on Thursday.

Aug 13, 2015, 17:59 PM IST

Father of Croatian abducted in Egypt calls for son`s release

The father of Croatian Tomislav Salopek, who was abducted in Cairo and has been threatened with execution by the Islamic State group, on Thursday urged the kidnappers to release his son.

 

Aug 07, 2015, 01:37 AM IST

Egypt`s Sisi inaugurates `new Suez Canal`

 Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi staged a lavish ceremony Thursday to unveil a "new" Suez Canal, seeking to boost the country`s economy and international standing by expanding the vital waterway.

Aug 06, 2015, 21:18 PM IST

Islamic State threatens to execute Croatian abducted in Egypt: Video

The Egyptian affiliate of the Islamic State group threatened on Wednesday to execute within 48 hours a Croatian man kidnapped in Cairo last month if Muslim women jailed in Egypt are not freed.

Aug 05, 2015, 22:01 PM IST

Strategic talks signal improving US-Egypt ties

The United States and Egypt have reopened their strategic dialogue in Cairo, which may improve their estranged ties since the downfall of Egypt`s former Islamic president Mohammad Morsi.

Aug 04, 2015, 11:22 AM IST

John Kerry in Cairo for Egypt security talks

Secretary of State John Kerry is in Cairo for security talks with Egyptian officials before heading to Qatar to try to ease Arab concerns about the Iran nuclear deal.

Aug 02, 2015, 03:32 AM IST

Egypt court postpones verdict on Qaeda chief's brother

An Egyptian court postponed its verdict expected today in the trial of al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri's brother and 66 others accused of forming a "terrorist group" to carry out attacks.

Aug 01, 2015, 21:58 PM IST

Fire at Egypt furniture factory kills 25: Health ministry

A fire at a furniture factory outside Cairo killed 25 people on Tuesday, the spokesman for Egypt`s health ministry said.

Jul 28, 2015, 22:05 PM IST