Egypt

  • Egypt PM rejects public outrage against fuel price hike 06-07-2014 07:29 AM

    Cairo: Egyptian Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab has rejected public outrage against the recent hike in fuel prices and asked them to accept the decision. Mahlab said this on Saturday during a phone interview with "90 Minutes program" on el-Mehwar TV channel. "This raise in prices is a hard way but...
  • 22 injured in Egypt's pro-Morsi protests 05-07-2014 09:14 AM

    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 anti-government 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...
  • New York Times prints a blank back page in support of jailed Al-Jazeera journalists 24-06-2014 06:32 PM

    An Egyptian court on Monday convicted three Al-Jazeera journalists and sentenced them to seven years in prison on terrorism-related charges after a trial dismissed by rights groups as a politically motivated sham. The verdict brought a landslide of international condemnation and calls for the newly elected president to intervene. The...
  • France denounces Egypt's decision to sentence journalists 24-06-2014 10:15 AM

    Paris: France denounced Egypt's decision to sentence three journalists up to seven years in jail and called for freedom of expression, media reported Tuesday. "It is important that the Egyptian authorities ensure journalists' protection and guarantee a fair trial to defendants based on an independent investigation," Xinhua quoted Foreign Affairs...
  • Egypt court sentences three Al-Jazeera journalists to 7 years in jail 23-06-2014 02:32 PM

    Cairo: An Egyptian court has convicted three journalists for Al-Jazeera English and sentenced them to seven years in prison each on terrorism-related charges. The three of them - Australian correspondent Peter Greste, Canadian-Egyptian acting Cairo bureau chief Mohammed Fahmy, and Egyptian producer Baher Mohammed, were sentenced on Monday. Mohammed was...
  • Egypt court upholds death sentences for 183 Morsi supporters 21-06-2014 04:14 PM

    Cairo: An Egyptian court on Saturday upheld the death sentences for 183 Muslim Brotherhood members, including leader Mohamed Badie, media reported. Of the 683 defendants in the case, 183 were sentenced to death, four were sentenced to life imprisonment, and 496 defendants were acquitted, Al Ahram online reported. The defendants...
  • Egypt Muslim Brotherhood chief given new death sentence 19-06-2014 10:22 PM

    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...
  • Egyptian PM Mehleb's new government sworn in 17-06-2014 12:40 PM

    Cairo: Egypt's Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb was sworn in on Tuesday at the head of a new government that retained key economic and security ministers but created a new investment post to attract funds to an economy racked by years of political turmoil. Mehleb, followed by his ministers, took the...
  • Egypt police confiscate rights group's publication 15-06-2014 11:26 PM

    Cairo: Egyptian security forces confiscated copies of a human rights group's newsletter, and arrested a worker in the print shop, saying the publication threatened the government, the head of the group said today. Gamal Eid, the head of the Arab Network for Human Rights Information, said police seized 1,000 copies...
  • YouTube asked to remove video of sexual assault victim 14-06-2014 11:39 AM

    Cairo: Egypt has asked YouTube to remove a video showing a naked woman with injuries being dragged through Cairo's Tahrir Square after being sexually assaulted during celebrations for President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's inauguration. Sunday night's assault took place as thousands of people enjoyed inauguration festivities, raising new worries about Egypt's...
  • Egypt's President el-Sissi weighs in on sexual harassment 10-06-2014 06:17 PM

    Cairo: Egypt's new president has weighed in on one of the nation's most troubling social ills, ordering his interior minister to do whatever it takes to combat sexual harassment. A presidential spokesman says Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi also called for the decisive implementation of a new law that punishes convicted harassers with...
  • Former Army chief El-Sisi sworn in as Egypt President 08-06-2014 02:18 PM

    Cairo: Egypt's former army chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi was sworn in on Sunday as president for a four-year term, taking the reins of power in a nation roiled since 2011 by deadly unrest and economic woes. El-Sisi's inauguration came less than a year after the 59-year-old career infantry officer ousted the...
  • Sisi declared Egypt president-elect with 96.9 per cent votes 04-06-2014 12:10 AM

    Cairo: Ex-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi won 96.9 percent of votes in Egypt's presidential election, the electoral commission announced Tuesday, almost a year after he overthrew elected Islamist leader Mohamed Morsi. Turnout in last week's election, hastily extended to three days amid fears of low turnout, was 47.45 percent, said...
  • Chennai: Egypt government officials visit Amma Canteen, keen to replicate it 31-05-2014 10:27 PM

    Officials from the Egypt government on Saturday visited the popular state-run "Amma Canteen" that sells food at a subsidised price and said they would come up with a similar model in their country. Eng Mohammed Adel Rezek, accreditation director, Ministry of Trade and Industry (Egypt) and Ahmed Khalil, technical assessor,...
  • Strongman Sisi poised to win Egypt presidency 25-05-2014 08:36 PM

    Egyptians vote this week in a presidential election which former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who ousted the elected Islamist leader, is expected to easily win amid calls for stability. The election on Monday and Tuesday caps more than three years of political turmoil that has seen two presidents ousted...
  • Egypt's Mubarak convicted of graft, gets 3 years in prison 21-05-2014 02:33 PM

    An Egyptian court has convicted ousted President Hosni Mubarak of embezzlement and sentenced him to three years in prison. In Wednesday's hearing in Cairo, Mubarak's two sons, one-time heir apparent Gamal and wealthy businessman Alaa, were also convicted of graft and sentenced to four years in prison each. The Mubaraks...
  • Egypt courts convict 170 of violent attacks in mass trials 18-05-2014 09:45 PM

    Cairo: A pair of Egyptian courts on Sunday convicted 170 suspected supporters of toppled President Mohammed Morsi on charges over violent attacks last year, the country's latest mass trials ahead of this month's presidential elections. The convictions in the courts in Cairo and in the Nile Delta city of Kafr...
  • Indian doctors more likely to be stopped from practicing in UK: Report 06-05-2014 05:53 PM

    London: Indian doctors are at least four times more likely to be struck off from practising in UK than medics who are trained locally, according to latest figures. According to statistics from the General Medical Council (GMC), in the past five years, 117 doctors trained in India and Pakistan have...
  • Egypt court sentences 102 Islamists to 10 years in jail 04-05-2014 07:16 AM

    Cairo: More than 100 supporters of Egypt's deposed Islamist President Mohammed Morsi were sentenced to ten years in jail on Saturday on charges of killing and inciting violence, judicial sources said. The verdicts for the 102 defendants, handed down ahead of a May 26-27 presidential election, relate to deaths that...
  • Egypt sentences 683 to death in mass trial 28-04-2014 01:44 PM

    Minya: Defence lawyers say an Egyptian judge has sentenced to death more than 680 alleged supporters of the country's ousted Islamist president over acts of violence and the murder of policemen in the latest mass trial in Egypt that included the Muslim Brotherhood's spiritual leader Mohammed Badie. Attorney Ahmed Hefni...
  • Egypt sentences Mohammed Morsi supporters to up to 88 years in jail 27-04-2014 08:12 AM

    Cairo: An Egyptian court on Saturday convicted and sentenced 11 alleged supporters of the country's ousted Islamist president to up to 88 years in prison on charges that include violating a protest law and assaulting police. The case comes amid a sweeping crackdown by Egypt's military-backed government against the Muslim...
  • Bombs at Cairo university hit riot police, 2 dead 03-04-2014 09:28 AM

    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 puts Muslim Brotherhood leader, 682 others on trial 25-03-2014 06:00 PM

    The leader of Egypt's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and 682 others went on trial on Tuesday on charges including murder, their lawyer said, a day after more than 500 supporters of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Mursi were sentenced to death. Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie, 70, and the others were being...
  • Egypt sentences 529 Morsi supporters to death 24-03-2014 01:43 PM

    Cairo: A court in southern Egyptian has convicted 529 supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, sentencing them to death on charges of murdering a policeman and attacking police. The court in Minya issued its ruling on Monday after only two sessions in which the defendants' lawyers complained they had...
  • Egypt court postpones Mohamed Morsi's trial 06-03-2014 05:45 PM

    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...
  • Will run for president due to public demand: Egypt's Sisi 04-03-2014 06:32 PM

    Egypt's army chief and Defence Minister Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi on Tuesday said he cannot turn his back to calls by the majority of people asking him to run for president, media reported. "The coming days will witness the official procedures of candidacy," said Sisi during a ceremony marking the end of...
  • Desert Breath: Explore the spiral in the Egyptian desert on Google Maps 28-02-2014 01:07 PM

    London: No, this is not a landscape for aliens to land their extraterrestrial aircraft or an ancient monument unearthed in the Egyptian desert. This amazing photograph is an environmental art installation and Google Map has taken an awesome image of this piece of artwork from above the sky. Billed as...
  • Egyptian PM Hazem el-Beblawi says government resigning 24-02-2014 04:58 PM

    Egyptian Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi said on Monday the government is to resign. "Today the cabinet took a decision to offer its resignation to the president of the republic," Beblawi said in a televised statement. He gave no clear reason for the decision. Beblawi was appointed after the army toppled...
  • Egypt: Terrorists warn tourists to leave or face attack 19-02-2014 10:00 AM

    A militant Islamist group has warned tourists to leave Egypt and threatened to attack any who stay after February 20, raising the prospect of a new front in a fast-growing insurgency in the biggest Arab nation. The Sinai-based Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis group, which claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that...
  • Egypt: South Korean tourists killed in Sinai bombing 17-02-2014 09:45 AM

    Cairo: An explosion tore through a bus filled with South Korean sightseers in the Sinai Peninsula on Sunday, killing at least four people and raising fears that Islamic militants have renewed a bloody campaign to wreck Egypt's tourism industry. The bombing near the tip of the Red Sea's Gulf of...