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  • Egypt celebrates Eid al-Adha despite terror attack threats October 5, 2014

    Cairo: Streets across Egypt were on Saturday thronged by Muslims celebrating the first day of Eid al-Adha holiday despite fears of attacks by Sinai-based militant group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (ABM). The ABM had posted an online video two days ago in which the group had threatened that it would launch...
  • 22 injured in Egypt's proMorsi protests July 5, 2014

    Cairo: At least 22 people were injured on Friday during clashes between security forces and supporters of ousted former Islamist president Mohamed Morsi who held antigovernment protests across Egypt, a health ministry official said. "As many as 17 people were injured in Cairo's Ain Shams area, one at Giza's Pyramids City...
  • Egypt Muslim Brotherhood chief given new death sentence June 19, 2014

    Cairo: A court in Egypt on Thursday sentenced to death Muslim Brotherhood chief Mohamed Badie and 13 others over violence that killed 10 people in Cairo in summer 2013. Since the army ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July, hundreds of his supporters and Badie himself have already been sentenced...
  • Bombs at Cairo university hit riot police, 2 dead April 3, 2014

    Cairo: Two bombs exploded on Wednesday outside Cairo University's engineering faculty, killing at least two persons, a senior police officer and a civilian, security officials said. The bombs, hidden at the foot of a tree, went off nearly a minute apart. They targeted riot police routinely deployed at the location...
  • Egypt court postpones Mohamed Morsi's trial March 6, 2014

    The Cairo Criminal Court on Thursday suspended the trial of ousted president Mohamed Morsi over charges of inciting the killing of protestors, media reported. The defence also demanded that the court dissolve the judges' panel, saying the current panel was biased, Xinhua reported citing Nile TV. Morsi's trials over espionage and jailbreak...
  • Egypt: 5 killed, 100 injured in three blasts at police headquarters in Cairo January 24, 2014

    Three blasts, including a suicide bombing at the police headquarters, rocked the Egyptian capital on Friday, killing five persons and injuring nearly 100 on the eve of the anniversary of the 2011 uprising. The first powerful blast was reportedly caused by a suicide attacker, who rammed his explosivesladen vehicle into a...
  • One dead as students clash with police at Cairo university December 29, 2013

    Cairo: At least one student was killed as supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood clashed with security forces at Egypt's prestigious Al Azhar University in Cairo amid a police crackdown on the banned group. The clashes broke out when students who support former president Mohammed Morsi refused to allow other students...
  • Four killed, scores wounded in clashes across Egypt December 28, 2013

    Muslim Brotherhood supporters and police clashed across Egypt on Friday, leaving at least four dead in protests after the armybacked government declared the group a terrorist organisation. The violence broke out after Friday prayers and the health ministry said 87 people were wounded in the clashes, which flared in Cairo and...
  • Egypt arrests dozens under antiterror law, one killed in Cairo December 27, 2013

    Egypt stepped up pressure on the Muslim Brotherhood a day after declaring it a terrorist group, using the new classification to detain dozens of its supporters on Thursday, while one person died in street clashes ignited by political tension. A bomb blast in a Cairo suburb wounded five people the...
  • Egypt declares Muslim Brotherhood as 'terrorist organisation' December 24, 2013

    Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood on Tuesday was declared a "terrorist organisation", hours after a car bomb targeted a police building that left at least 14 people dead and over 100 injured. "Prime Minister (Hazem El) Beblawi has declared the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organisation," staterun news agency MENA quoted the premier's...
  • Powerful bomb hits Egypt police station, kills 14 December 24, 2013

    A powerful explosion believed to be caused by a car bomb rocked a police headquarters in a Nile Delta city north of Cairo early on Tuesday, killing at least 14 people and wounding dozens, according to the state news agency and a security official. The interim government accused the Muslim Brotherhood...
  • Hundreds of Egyptians protest against jailing of activists December 24, 2013

    Hundreds of Egyptians protested in central Cairo on Monday against a court ruling that sent three leading secular prodemocracy campaigners to jail, witnesses said. Raising a banner reading "Freedom for all detainees", the protesters chanted against the militarybacked government, calling army chief General Abdel Fattah alSisi "a dog". A court on Sunday...
  • Egypt's rare snowfall: Twitterati reacts with shock December 16, 2013

    A severe winter storm which hit the Middle East recently has blanketed much of the desert in snow. The storm, referred to as Alexa, which began on December 11, has resulted in significant snowfall in areas of Egypt, Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel, Syria and the Palestinian territories. What's even more...
  • Egypt: Police clashes with Islamist protestors at Tahrir Square December 2, 2013

    Police fired tear gas to drive hundreds of supporters of Egypt's ousted Islamist president from Cairo's famed Tahrir Square on Sunday, as a panel tasked with amending the constitution adopted during his time in office agreed on changes to the text. The 50member panel revising the Islamisttilted charter adopted under former...
  • Egypt's president signs law restricting protests, says reports November 24, 2013

    Egypt's president signed a new bill into law on Sunday restricting rallies and other public gatherings, a move likely to raise fresh questions about the armybacked government's democratic credentials. Thousands of antigovernment protesters were on the streets of Cairo and other cities when the new bill was announced on state media,...
  • Egypt expels Turkish ambassador, scales back November 23, 2013

    Egypt downgraded diplomatic relations with Turkey on Saturday and ordered its ambassador expelled from Cairo, a sharp escalation in tensions between the two countries that have mounted since the Egyptian military's ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi this summer. Egypt's Foreign Ministry said the Turkish envoy has been considered persona non...
  • Egypt revolutionaries make return to Tahrir Square November 20, 2013

    Egypt's revolutionary activists, overshadowed since leading the 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak, showed a new vigor on Tuesday, scuffling with supporters of the militarybacked government in Cairo's Tahrir Square and wrecking a state memorial dedicated to slain protesters only hours after it was inaugurated. The vandalizing of the memorial reflected the...
  • Egypt court suspends Mohamed Morsi's trial November 4, 2013

    A Cairo court on Monday suspended the trial of Egypt's deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi after the Muslim Brotherhood defendants chanted slogans against the army for the July "military coup". Morsi arrived in the courthouse in his private clothes having refused to wear the uniform worn by those in preventive detention,...
  • Amnesty urges Egypt to probe killing of Morsi protesters October 15, 2013

    Cairo: Rights group Amnesty International has called on Egypt's government to launch a full and impartial investigation into the use of live ammunition by police to disperse protesters last week. The Londonbased group on Monday said police used excessive and deadly force against supporters of the ousted Islamist president and that,...
  • Mohamed Morsi faces trial as US reviews aid to Egypt October 10, 2013

    Egypt's ousted President Mohamed Morsi will stand trial on November 4 on charges of inciting the killing of protesters, a prospect sure to raise concern in Washington, already considering cutting aid as a way to urge Cairo to restore democracy. Morsi has been held in a secret location since his overthrow...
  • Egypt celebrates 40th anniversary of Mideast War October 6, 2013

    Egyptian jet fighters staged celebratory flights over Cairo on Monday, ushering in a commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the nation's last war with Israel on a day when rival rallies by supporters and opponents of the ousted Islamist president carry the potential for violence. Security forces have been deployed across...
  • At least 4 killed in Egypt as Islamists mount bold protests October 5, 2013

    Cairo: At least four people died in clashes on Friday as supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi mounted their boldest marches since troops crushed their protest camps demanding his reinstatement on August 14. An Egyptian army vehicle fired live rounds in the direction of Brotherhood supporters who had been pushed back...
  • Watch Ritesh Batra's delightful short film 'Cafe Regular, Cairo' September 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Ritesh Batra made the heads turn with his debut feature 'The Lunchbox', but his creations started to fetch attention long time ago. Batra's film 'Cafe Regular, Cairo' was selected and awarded at several film festivals. Interestingly, IBNLive is tracking the growth of Ritesh Batra as a filmmaker since his...
  • Egyptian court bans Mohamed Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood September 24, 2013

    An Egyptian court on Monday banned deposed President Mohamed Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood and ordered its funds seized, a crippling strike in the campaign to crush the Islamist movement. The case was brought by a lawyer from the leftist Tagammu party on the grounds of protecting Egyptians from violence. It was not stated...
  • Egypt: Hosni Mubarak waves to supporters as his trial resumes September 15, 2013

    An Egyptian judge on Saturday named top security officials to testify in the retrial of former President Hosni Mubarak on charges related to the killings of around 900 protesters during the 2011 uprising that led to his ouster. The 85-year-old longtime autocrat's previous conviction for failing to stop the killings was...
  • Egypt's interior minister survives car bomb attack in Cairo September 5, 2013

    A car bombing on Thursday targeted the convoy of Egypt's interior minister in Cairo's eastern Nasr City district, security officials said. The minister, Mohammed Ibrahim, survived the attack. The officials said it was not clear whether the late morning explosion was caused by a suicide car bombing or an explosives-laden car...
  • Morsi to face trial for inciting murder: State-run TV September 2, 2013

    Cairo: Deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi will face trial in a criminal court for committing and inciting violence, state-run television has reported without giving a date for the hearing. Public prosecutor Hesham Barakat referred 62-year-old Morsi and 14 other Muslim Brotherhood members to a criminal court here on charges "of committing...
  • Egypt: Six Morsi supporters die in fresh protests August 31, 2013

    Thousands of supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi marched through Cairo and cities across Egypt on Friday to demand his reinstatement, in the movement's biggest show of defiance since hundreds of protesters were killed two weeks ago. Although most marches passed without major incident, a security source said there had...
  • World View: Will America and allies strike Syria? August 31, 2013

    The US and UK on Thursday appeared to have backed down from an immediate punitive military strike against Syria, even as embattled President Bashar al-Assad vowed that his country would emerge "victorious" in any confrontation with America and its allies. ...
  • Clashes reported as thousands of Morsi supporters march in Egypt August 31, 2013

    Thousands of supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi marched through Cairo and cities across Egypt on Friday to demand his reinstatement, in the movement's biggest show of defiance since hundreds of protesters were killed two weeks ago. Although most marches passed without major incident, three deaths were reported, and police...