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Shell kills two children in Egypt`s Sinai

A shell slammed into a house in Egypt`s Sinai Peninsula on Saturday killing a woman and two children as the army battles Islamic State group jihadists, medical and security sources said.

Jul 04, 2015, 13:13 PM IST

Islamic State's Egypt affiliate says it fired rockets at Israel

Islamic State`s Egypt affiliate, Sinai Province, said on Friday in a statement posted on Twitter by supporters that it had launched three Grad rockets towards "occupied Palestine".

Jul 04, 2015, 01:35 AM IST

Military kills 23 militants in Egypt

At least 23 militants were killed today in airstrikes by army on militant hideouts in Egypt's restive North Sinai, a day after heavily-armed IS terrorists launched simultaneous suicide attacks on army checkposts in the Peninsula, killing at least 70 people, mostly soldiers.

Jul 03, 2015, 00:53 AM IST

3 militants killed in bombs explosions in Egypt

At least three militants, who were carrying explosives with the intention of attacking a police station, were killed when the bombs accidentally exploded in their car in Egypt.

Jul 01, 2015, 00:58 AM IST

Egypt mourns Hisham Barakat killing, cancels June 30 celebrations

Condemning the bomb attack killing Egypt's Public Prosecutor Hisham Barakat, Amnesty International on Tuesday called for action against the perpetrators after “fair trials without recourse to the death penalty”.

Jun 30, 2015, 10:06 AM IST

Car bomb wounds Egypt's public prosecutor in Cairo

Egypt`s public prosecutor was injured when a car bomb struck his convoy as it was leaving his home in Cairo on Monday, in a high-profile attack against the judiciary, security and judicial sources said.

Jun 29, 2015, 16:45 PM IST

Bomb attack targets Egypt's state prosecutor in Cairo

Egypt's Prosecutor General on Monday escaped an assassination attempt when militants targeted his convoy in a bomb attack, injuring him and three others.

Jun 29, 2015, 16:39 PM IST

Record 18 journalists jailed in Egypt: Watchdog

Journalists are facing "unprecedented threats" in Egypt with a record number behind bars, mostly for links with ousted president Mohamed Morsi`s banned Muslim Brotherhood, a media watchdog said Thursday.

Jun 25, 2015, 14:44 PM IST

Egypt's imprisonment of journalists at all-time high - CPJ

Egypt is holding the highest number of journalists behind bars since record keeping began, using the pretext of national security to crack down on press freedoms, the Committee to Protect Journalists said on Thursday.

Jun 25, 2015, 09:50 AM IST

Saudis tried to shield students from US scandal: WikiLeaks

 A group of Saudi students caught in a cheating scandal at a Montana college were offered flights home by their kingdom's diplomats to avoid the possibility of deportation or arrest, according to a cache of Saudi Embassy memos recently published by WikiLeaks and a senior official at the school involved.

Jun 23, 2015, 02:13 AM IST

French FM calls for renewed Mideast peace talks

 French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius on Saturday urged the resumption of Middle East peace talks, while warning that continued Israeli settlement building in the occupied West Bank damaged chances of a final deal.

Jun 21, 2015, 01:23 AM IST

Top Muslim body condemns China's Ramadan restriction

The leading Sunni Muslim seat of learning, Al-Azhar, condemned China on Friday for imposing restriction on fasting in its mainly Muslim Xinjiang region during the holy month of Ramadan.

Jun 19, 2015, 23:15 PM IST

58 defendants referred to military court in Egypt

Egypt on Sunday referred to military court the trial of 58 defendants belonging to an outlawed group over charges of terrorism, espionage, attempted killings and damaging public property.

Jun 15, 2015, 01:19 AM IST

Road accidents kill 25 people, hurt 29 in Egypt

 At least 25 people were killed and 29 others injured today in two separate road accidents in Egypt.

Jun 14, 2015, 19:39 PM IST

Egypt jails policeman 15 years over death of woman protester

An Egyptian court on Thursday sentenced a policeman to 15 years in jail over the fatal shooting of a woman during a peaceful leftist rally, a court official said.

Jun 11, 2015, 22:26 PM IST

Egypt fears for tourism after foiled `massacre` in Luxor

A foiled attack on one of Egypt`s most popular ancient attractions was raising fears Thursday for tourism and foreign investment as the country tries to recover from years of political and economic chaos.

Jun 11, 2015, 21:55 PM IST

Africa leaders sign `Cape to Cairo` free trade bloc deal

African leaders signed Wednesday a potentially historic 26-nation free trade pact to create a common market spanning half the continent from Cairo to Cape Town.

Jun 10, 2015, 17:38 PM IST

Egypt police say foiled suicide attack in Luxor, two militants killed

Egyptian police said they foiled an attempted suicide bomb attack Wednesday on one of the country`s most popular tourist destinations in Luxor, killing two militants.

Jun 10, 2015, 14:34 PM IST

`Rights abuses` mar Egypt Sisi`s first year in power: HRW

Human Rights Watch condemned on Monday "flagrant human rights abuses" during the first year in power of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, on the anniversary of his inauguration.

Jun 08, 2015, 22:47 PM IST

Syria dissidents meet to forge new opposition alliance

Syrian opposition representatives met in Cairo Monday in a bid to forge a new, broader alliance against President Bashar Al-Assad`s regime and agree on a roadmap for ending the conflict.

Jun 08, 2015, 17:44 PM IST