Egypt

  • 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...
  • News 360: Big blow to Lalu Prasad, alliance with LJP in doldrums 24-02-2014 08:31 PM

    Even as reports of a split in the Rashtriya Janata Dal in Bihar surfaced with 13 of its MLAs quitting the party, six of them denied having ditched Lalu Prasad. On the other hand, Ram Vilas Paswan's Lok Janshakti Party has decided to cement alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party....
  • 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...
  • Twenty-nine dead in clashes on anniversary of Egypt uprising 26-01-2014 12:37 PM

    Twenty-nine people were killed during anti-government marches on Saturday while thousands rallied in support of the army-led authorities, underlining Egypt's volatile political fissures three years after the fall of autocrat President Hosni Mubarak. Security forces lobbed teargas and some fired automatic weapons in the air to try to prevent demonstrators...
  • Egypt: 5 killed, 100 injured in three blasts at police headquarters in Cairo 24-01-2014 05:52 PM

    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 explosives-laden vehicle into...
  • Egypt's Morsi faces fresh trial for 'insulting judiciary' 19-01-2014 10:12 PM

    Ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi and 25 others, including liberal activists and journalists, will be tried for "insulting the judiciary", the fourth case slapped on the Islamist leader. Attorney General Hisham Barakat has referred Morsi and 25 others to a criminal court for 'insulting the judiciary', state media reported on...
  • Egypt referendum: 12 killed in clashes during voting 15-01-2014 08:47 AM

    Cairo: Egyptians on Wednesday flocked to polling centres to vote on a new draft constitution widely seen as a referendum on a likely presidential bid by powerful army chief General El-Sissi since the overthrow of the Islamist regime, even as 12 people were killed in poll-related violence. The new charter...
  • 13 killed in clashes as Mohammed Morsi's supporters rally in Egypt 04-01-2014 11:49 AM

    At least 13 people were killed in clashes across Egypt during nationwide protests, demanding the reinstatement of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. The deaths of Muslim Brotherhood activists were reported in capital Cairo, Alexandria, the Suez Canal city of Ismailia, Fayoum and Minya, Egyptian health ministry said on Friday. Since...
  • One dead as students clash with police at Cairo university 29-12-2013 07:45 AM

    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 28-12-2013 02:01 PM

    Muslim Brotherhood supporters and police clashed across Egypt on Friday, leaving at least four dead in protests after the army-backed 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...
  • Egypt arrests dozens under anti-terror law, one killed in Cairo 27-12-2013 11:40 AM

    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 -...
  • Egypt names Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group 26-12-2013 08:02 AM

    Egypt's military-backed interim government declared the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization on Wednesday, intensifying its campaign of arrests and prosecutions targeting its members and tightening the noose on the group's network of charities and businesses. The unprecedented executive decision likely ends any chance of reconciliation between the government and the...
  • Egypt declares Muslim Brotherhood as 'terrorist organisation' 24-12-2013 01:24 PM

    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," state-run news agency MENA quoted the...
  • Powerful bomb hits Egypt police station, kills 14 24-12-2013 11:38 AM

    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...
  • Hundreds of Egyptians protest against jailing of activists 24-12-2013 11:28 AM

    Hundreds of Egyptians protested in central Cairo on Monday against a court ruling that sent three leading secular pro-democracy campaigners to jail, witnesses said. Raising a banner reading "Freedom for all detainees", the protesters chanted against the military-backed government, calling army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi "a dog". A court...
  • Egypt's rare snowfall: Twitterati reacts with shock 16-12-2013 05:17 PM

    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 to hold referendum on new draft constitution in January 15-12-2013 07:25 AM

    Cairo: Egypt on Saturday announced a referendum on a new draft constitution will be held in January, the first step towards reinstalling democratic rule in the country polarised since the removal of President Mohamed Morsi. "I call upon you to vote in a referendum on the draft revised constitution on...
  • Egypt: Police clashes with Islamist protestors at Tahrir Square 02-12-2013 11:34 AM

    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 50-member panel revising the Islamist-tilted charter adopted under...
  • Egypt's president signs law restricting protests, says reports 24-11-2013 09:33 PM

    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 army-backed government's democratic credentials. Thousands of anti-government protesters were on the streets of Cairo and other cities when the new bill was announced on state...
  • Egypt expels Turkish ambassador, scales back 23-11-2013 08:26 PM

    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...
  • Egypt revolutionaries make return to Tahrir Square 20-11-2013 10:54 AM

    Egypt's revolutionary activists, overshadowed since leading the 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak, showed a new vigor on Tuesday, scuffling with supporters of the military-backed 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...
  • Watch: All the goals from Tuesday's football World Cup Qualifiers 20-11-2013 10:02 AM

    A sublime second-half hat-trick by Cristiano Ronaldo took Portugal to the World Cup finals, while France made a stunning comeback to beat Ukraine 3-0 and book their ticket to Brazil as well. Croatia hit top gear at crunch time to beat Iceland 2-0 in the return leg which helped them...
  • Ghana through to World Cup, Egypt misses out 20-11-2013 12:12 AM

    Cairo: Ghana have qualified for the World Cup with a 7-3 aggregate win over Egypt in the playoffs to seize the fourth of five African places available at the finals. Egypt won Tuesday's second leg 2-1 in the first international in Cairo in two years, but Ghana progressed because of...