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Man throws explosive device by U.S. embassy in Cairo

Sep 04, 2018 - 11:08 PM

No one was wounded in the explosion and no significant damage was caused, security and judicial sources say, without specifying the type of device involved

Cairo bans street sheep slaughter for Eid holiday

Aug 20, 2018 - 11:35 AM

Eid al-Adha, or the festival of sacrifice, is marked by Muslims sacrificing animals according to religious traditions at the end of the hajj annual pilgrimage

SACRIFICE. Sheep like these in Syria, will be slaughtered when Muslims across the world will celebrate the annual festival of Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice. Photo by Delil Souleiman/AFP

Egyptian President Sisi to meet Lebanon's Hariri

Nov 21, 2017 - 8:03 PM

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri is now in Paris where he already announced on Twitter that he would visit Egypt for the meeting ahead of his planned return home for Lebanon's Independence Day celebrations on Wednesday.

Solar plane lands in Egypt in penultimate stop of world tour

Jul 13, 2016 - 6:21 PM

After the two day flight from Spain just one final leg lies between it and its final destination Abu Dhabi where it started its odyssey in March last year

PENULTIMATE FLIGHT. Solar Impulse 2, the solar powered plane, piloted by Swiss Andre Borschberg, lands at Cairo International Airport in Cairo, Egypt, 13 July 2016. Photo by Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

Sisi pledges transparent plane crash probe

Nov 11, 2015 - 10:29 PM

We will deal with this matter with utmost transparency and integrity says Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al Sisi

GRIEF. Relatives grieve over the coffin of Nina Lushchenko, 60, a victim of the Russian MetroJet Airbus A321 crash, during a funeral service at a church in Veliky Novgorod on November 5, 2015 ahead of her burial. Photo by Olga Maltseva/AFP

Morsi verdict alarms US, experts see 'war' on Brotherhood

May 17, 2015 - 8:36 PM

We have consistently spoken out against the practice of mass trials and sentences which are conducted in a manner that is inconsistent with Egypt s international obligations and the rule of law

Egypt court sentences 11 to death over 2012 football riot

Apr 19, 2015 - 9:14 PM

Two of those sentenced to death are on the run

UN chief Ban to visit Gaza

Oct 12, 2014 - 10:40 PM

In a donors conference attended by foreign ministers and senior officials from across the globe UN chief Ban Ki moon says he will visit Gaza to listen directly to the people of Gaza

Egypt Muslim Brotherhood chief given new death sentence

Jun 20, 2014 - 12:05 AM

The court is due to meet again on August 3 to give a final ruling

ABSENT. Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood chief Mohamed Badie and two deputies charged for the murder of protesters in Egypt didn't appear in court. AFP PHOTO / GIANLUIGI GUERCIA

Egypt refers 13 to trial over Tahrir sex attacks

Jun 15, 2014 - 12:30 AM

Egypt s prosecution service refers 13 men to trial for alleged sex attacks on women at Cairo s Tahrir Square including during inaugural celebrations for new President Abdel Fattah al Sisi

Clashes kill nearly 50 as Egypt marks 2011 uprising

Jan 26, 2014 - 12:03 AM

UPDATED Forty nine people were killed in 24 hours of fighting across Egypt as police and supporters of the military installed government clashed with Islamist backers of president Mohamed Morsi

Egypt's Brotherhood offers talks to 'exit' post-Morsi crisis

Nov 16, 2013 - 9:31 PM

Much of the Brotherhood s leadership has been put on trial including Morsi himself

4 killed as clashes rock Cairo

Oct 05, 2013 - 12:18 PM

Clashes turn violent as supporters of former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi protest against the military that ousted him

UPHEAVAL. Supports of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi clash against the military. Photo from EPA

Egypt police end standoff with Islamists at mosque

Aug 17, 2013 - 10:05 PM

UPDATE The government says 173 had died in the past 24 hours bringing the country s death toll to more than 750 since Wednesday

Egyptian riot policemen get in the community services hall of Cairo's Al-Fath mosque where Islamist supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi held up on August 17.  Photo by AFP/MOHAMED EL-SHAHED

Death toll in Egypt violence now at 525

Aug 15, 2013 - 6:03 PM

UPDATED The number of deaths from the nationwide crackdown on the protest camps of supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi continues to rise

GRIEF. A man grieves as he looks at one of many bodies laid out in a make shift morgue after Egyptian security forces stormed two huge protest camps at the Rabaa al-Adawiya and Al-Nahda squares where supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi were camped, in Cairo, on August 14, 2013. Photo by AFP / Mosaab el-Shamy

49 killed in Egypt school bus tragedy: officials

Nov 17, 2012 - 4:43 PM

At least 40 young children were killed on Saturday November 17 when a train collided with their bus in the central Egyptian province of Assiut the official MENA agency reported

4 Yemenis die as anti-US protests spread

Sep 14, 2012 - 8:44 AM

4 more people die as anti American protests spread across the Middle East and North Africa