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05-May-2019 Cairo

Three tombs discovered under Egypt's Great Pyramids

An Egyptian archaeological mission has unearthed three tomb, including one that was shared by two priests over 4,400 years ago, a few kilometres south of the three Great Pyramids of Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure.Egypt's Ministry of State of Antiquities announced...

29-Dec-2018 Cairo

Four killed in bombing of tourist bus near Egypt's pyramids

An explosion on Friday targeting a bus carrying Vietnamese tourists on an excursion to the Giza pyramids left four people dead and 10 others wounded, Egyptian authorities said.Three of the tourists were killed along with the tour guide, an Egyptian citizen,...

27-Oct-2018 Cairo

Benjamin Netanyahu pays historic visit to Oman, meets sultan

Israel's Prime Minister paid a historic visit to Oman, where he met with the sultan of the Gulf country, which has yet to establish formal diplomatic ties with Israel, official sources announced on Friday.The Omani state-run TV broadcast a video of Sultan Qaboos...

03-Mar-2018 Cairo

9 killed in car collision on desert highway in Egypt

The Egyptian authorities said nine people were killed and eight others injured in a car crash on a desert highway linking the capital Cairo with the Suez Canal city of Ismailia on Saturday.A passenger minibus collided with another vehicle on the Desert Cairo-Ismailia...

28-Feb-2018 Cairo

10 dead in Egypt train accident

At least 10 people were killed and 15 injured on Wednesday in a collision between two trains in Beheira province, north of the capital Cairo, the Egyptian Health Ministry said in a statement.The Health Ministry's spokesman said that more than 30 ambulances...

13-Feb-2018 Cairo

Islamic State not fully defeated : Rex Tillerson

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday said that the Islamic State (IS) terror organization was not yet fully defeated and continued to pose a danger to the region despite losing 98 per cent of its territory in Iraq and Syria.Tillerson, in a speech...

12-Feb-2018 Cairo

US supports Egypt's war against terrorism : Rex Tillerson

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Monday that his country will support Egypt in its war against terrorism."The Egyptian people should be confident that the US commitment to continue to support Egypt in fight against terrorism and bringing security...

11-Feb-2018 Cairo

Egypt kills 16 militants

Egypt's armed forces on Sunday announced that 16 alleged militants had been killed as part of a new security offensive in the northern and central Sinai Peninsula.Col Tamer al-Refaei said an additional 34 suspects were arrested during the offensive, dubbed "Operation...

17-Jan-2018 Cairo

US decision on Jerusalem caused 30 deaths : Mahmoud Abbas

Palestinian National Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday said that protests against the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital has left 30 people dead, 7,000 wounded and some 1,000 imprisoned.Abbas made his remarks on the opening day of...

29-Dec-2017 Cairo

10 killed in shooting outside Egypt church

At least ten people were killed in a shootout outside a church here on Friday, state media reported."The security forces thwarted an attack on Mar Mina Church in the Helwan district," said an Interior Ministry statement.The Health Ministry said the ten...

29-Dec-2017 Cairo

Six killed in shooting near Egypt church

At least six people were killed on Friday in a shootout outside a church here, according to Egyptian authorities."The security forces thwarted an attack near the Mar Mina Church in Helwan district," the Interior Ministry said.One attacker was killed and...

23-Dec-2017 Cairo

14 killed in road accident in Cairo

At least 14 people were killed and seven others wounded in a car accident in Beni Sweif province, the Egyptian Health Ministry said in a statement on Saturday."The accident took place as a passenger minibus collided with another vehicle at the Eastern Desert...

24-Nov-2017 Cairo

Egypt vows brutal response to mosque blast that killed 270

Egypt's President vowed to avenge victims of a brutal attack on Friday in the country's restive Sinai Peninsula that left at least 270 people dead and 90 others injured.Abdel Fattah al-Sisi spoke on state television as the country came to terms with the worst...

24-Nov-2017 Cairo

155 killed in Egypt mosque attack

At least 155 people were killed in a bomb attack on a mosque in Egypt's Sinai peninsula on Friday, Egyptian state media reported.The assailants planted home-made explosives in the al-Rawdah mosque in the northern city of Arish and detonated them as worshipers...

24-Nov-2017 Cairo

54 killed in Egypt mosque attack

At least 54 people were killed in a bomb attack on a mosque in Egypt's Sinai peninsula on Friday, Egyptian state media reported.The assailants planted home-made explosives in the mosque in the northern city of Arish and detonated them as worshipers were...

05-Nov-2017 Cairo

Saudi Prince killed in helicopter crash

Saudi Prince Mansur bin Maqran died on Sunday when the helicopter in which he was riding crashed, a media report said.The Saudi Al Arabiya television channel said that the helicopter was transporting several officials at the time of the crash, but provided...

12-Aug-2017 Cairo

Egypt train collision toll rises to 41

The death toll in a collision between two passenger trains in the Egyptian coastal city of Alexandria has risen to 41, the Health Ministry announced on Saturday.Health Ministry spokesman Khaled Mujahid told the state-run Al-Ahram newspaper that at least...

11-Aug-2017 Cairo

36 killed, dozens injured in train crash in Egypt

At least 36 people were killed and more than 123 others were injured on Friday in a crash between two trains in Egypt's Alexandria province, Egypt's Health Ministry said.The ministry has announced state of emergency in all hospitals in Alexandria and neighbouring...

07-Jul-2017 Cairo

Egypt army kills 40 militants after North Sinai attack

Egypt's armed forces killed 40 militants on Friday in retaliatory attack after suicide bombing and shooting on an army checkpoint in North Sinai killed at least ten soldiers, the army said in a statement."The armed forces have foiled a terrorist attack launched...

07-Jul-2017 Cairo

10 Egyptian soldiers die in North Sinai car bombing

At least 10 Egyptian soldiers were killed and 20 injured in suicide bombing and shooting at an army checkpoint in North Sinai's Rafah city on Friday, an official source said."A car broke into an army checkpoint in the village of Al-Bars, south of Rafah...

18-Jun-2017 Cairo

117 killed in US-backed Syrian offensive

At least 117 civilians have been killed in the Syrian city of al-Raqqa since June 6, when US-backed Syrian forces began an offensive to expel the IS, a British-based war monitor reported.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that the civilians, including...

26-May-2017 Cairo

23 Coptic Christians killed in Egypt bus attack

At least 23 people were killed and 25 injured when gunmen opened fire on a bus carrying Coptic Christians in central Egypt on Friday, the state media reported.The incident occurred in Minya province, about 220 km south of the capital Cairo, as the bus headed...

13-May-2017 Cairo

11 killed in Syria bombings

At least 11 civilians were killed in bombings by the US-led international coalition and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in two provinces in northeastern Syria, a British war monitor reported on Saturday.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR)...

10-May-2017 Cairo

11 killed in Syria bombings

At least 11 people, including four children, were killed in airstrikes in the northern Syrian city of al-Raqqa, a British-based war monitor said on Wednesday.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said the bombardments, believed to be carried out...

09-Apr-2017 Cairo

33 killed in blasts at Coptic churches in Egypt

At least 33 people were killed and 77 injured in two separate bomb attacks on Coptic churches in Egypt as the Christian faithful observed Palm Sunday, one of the most important days on the religion's calendar, according to Health Ministry officials and...

09-Apr-2017 Cairo

13 die in Egypt Coptic church blast

At least 13 persons were killed in an explosion at a Coptic Church in Tanta city of northern Egypt on Palm Sunday.The blast that targeted St George's Coptic Church also left 40 people injured, the BBC reported.The cause of the explosion is not yet known...

01-Apr-2017 Cairo

16 injured in explosion at police academy in Egypt

At least 13 police and three civilians were wounded when a bomb exploded on Saturday near a police training centre in Egypt's Tanta city, country's Interior Ministry said.The explosive device was placed on a motorcycle, Efe news service reported. Security...

18-Mar-2017 Cairo

Air raids kill 18 militants in Egypt's Sinai

The Egyptian military killed 18 militants during recent air raids in restive North Sinai province bordering Israel and the Palestinian Gaza Strip, the military spokesman said in a statement on Saturday."The air strikes over the past few days killed 18 major,...

17-Jan-2017 Cairo

8 security personnel killed in terror attack in Egypt

At least eight security personnel were killed and three others injured in a terror attack on a checkpoint in Egypt's New Valley Governorate, some 600 km south of Cairo, according to a statement of Egypt's Health Ministry.The statement said that the armed...

11-Dec-2016 Cairo

25 killed, 49 injured in cathedral blast in Egypt

At least 25 people were killed and 49 others injured on Sunday in an explosion at the Coptic Cathedral in Abbasiya's neighbourhood of Cairo, officials said in a statement.The security forces rushed to the scene and launched operations to search the assailants...

09-Dec-2016 Cairo

Six people killed in Cairo blast

At least six persons were killed in a bomb explosion at a security checkpoint in Cairo on Friday.Two officers and four security men were killed and three policemen injured in the blast on a road leading to the Pyramids, Xinhua news agency reported.There...

23-Oct-2016 Cairo

At 500 kg, Egyptian woman is world's fattest

She weighs half a tonne, believe it or not. This Egyptian woman, tipping the scales at about 500 kg, is thought to be the fattest woman alive, media reports said on Sunday.Only 36, Iman Ahmad Abdulati has not left her home in Alexandria for 25 years and...

21-Oct-2016 Cairo

Seven killed in Cairo bus crash

Seven people were killed and six others were injured on Friday when a public bus collided with a microbus in Nasr City in Egypt, state-run daily Al-Ahram Arabic reported on its website.Two of the injured were in critical condition, Al-Ahram cited a health...

14-Oct-2016 Cairo

15 terrorists killed after attack leaves 12 Egyptian soldiers dead

At least 15 terrorists were killed by Egyptian armed forces on Friday after suspected Islamist assailants killed 12 military personnel in an attack on a checkpoint in Sinai region, authorities said."A group of militants in the jeep vans have attacked one...

14-Oct-2016 Cairo

12 Egyptian security personnel killed at checkpoint

At least 12 members of Egypt's security forces were killed and eight others injured on Friday when suspected Islamist assailants opened fire at a checkpoint in North Sinai province, an official said.The attack happened in central Sinai area, 40 km from...

03-Oct-2016 Cairo

At least four killed in Egypt's Sinai blast

At least four people were killed and two others wounded on Sunday during a blast in western Arish city of Egypt's restive North Sinai province bordering Israel and the Gaza Strip.Citing MENA news agency, Xinhua reported that the blast targeted an electricity...

21-Sep-2016 Cairo

42 killed in migrant boat capsize off Egypt's coast

At least 42 persons were killed after a boat with some 600 refugees on board capsized off the Mediterranean coast of Egypt, authorities said.The accident occurred on Wednesday near Kafr al-Shiekh governorate.A senior official told EFE news that the boat...

29-Aug-2016 Cairo

12 killed in Egypt road accident

At least 12 persons were killed and two injured on Sunday in a massive road accident between a passenger microbus and another vehicle at a desert highway in Egypt, the local media reported.The crash took place near the entrance to Sohag International Airport...

08-Aug-2016 Cairo

13 killed in Egypt road accident

At least 13 persons were killed and four others injured in a road accident in Egypt's capital Cairo, officials said on Monday.A bus overturned on the desert road in Minya province, about 245 km south of Cairo, on Sunday night when one of its tyres exploded...

19-Jun-2016 Cairo

Turkish border guards kill eight Syrians

At least eight Syrian civilians were shot dead and eight injured by Turkish border guards while trying to cross into Turkey from northern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said on Sunday.Among the victims of the Saturday night shooting...

29-May-2016 Cairo

Egypt's army kills 36 militants, defuses 38 bombs in Sinai

The Egyptian armed forces in cooperation with the police killed 36 militants and defused 38 explosive devices in their last two-day security campaign in North Sinai province, the military spokesman said on Saturday."The operations over the past two days...

22-May-2016 Cairo

EgyptAir crash: Images of wreckage released

Egypt's military on Saturday released images of wreckage and personal belongings as search continued for flight data and cockpit voice recorders belonging to an EgyptAir plane that crashed in the Mediterranean Sea.The chunks of debris included an uninflated...

19-May-2016 Cairo

EgyptAir flight with 69 people disappears

An EgyptAir flight with 69 people on board heading from Paris to Cairo disappeared from the radar on Thursday, the airline said.Flight MS804 departed Paris at 11.09 p.m. on Wednesday, the airline tweeted.According to FlightRadar24, which tracks all flights,...

09-May-2016 Cairo

77 injured in fire in central Cairo

At least 77 people suffered from smoke inhalation when a massive fire broke out on Monday in an old hotel in the busy central Cairo neighborhood of al-Ataba and spread quickly to a nearby market.The spokesman for the Egyptian ministry of health, Khalid...

08-May-2016 Cairo

Eight Egyptian cops killed in IS attack in Cairo

At least eight Egyptian policemen were killed in an attack by Islamic State militant group in Cairo on Sunday.The IS group's claim was not independently verified, while the Egyptian authorities were yet to confirm it, Xinhua news agency reported.Egypt's...

25-Apr-2016 Cairo

30 militants killed in Egypt

Egyptian forces killed 30 militants on Monday in air raids in the country's restive North Sinai province, an official said.The raids coincide with the military celebration of the 34th anniversary of Sinai Liberation Day marking the withdrawal of the Israeli troops...

22-Apr-2016 Cairo/Riyadh

Barack Obama attends US-GCC summit to reassure Gulf allies

US President Barack Obama met on Thursday in Riyadh with leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states to mend strained ties, with no major announcements coming out of the summit.Obama pledged to remain vigilant against Iran's destabilizing activities...

08-Apr-2016 Cairo

Egypt president, Saudi king hold talks

Egypt and Saudi Arabia announced their keenness to enhance bilateral ties and boost cooperation in all fields as Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi held talks with visiting Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud here.Earlier, President El Sisi welcomed...

27-Mar-2016 Cairo

Egypt kills 19 militants in Sinai

The Egyptian army killed 19 militants south of Sheikh Zuweid city in the restive North Sinai province on Saturday, the state-run Al-Ahram news website reported.The security forces also arrested six terrorist suspects and destroyed 23 hideouts, 27 vehicles,...

26-Mar-2016 Cairo

60 terrorists killed in Egypt's Sinai

Egypt's army raids on Friday killed 60 Islamist terrorists in troubled North Sinai's Rafah and Sheikh Zuweid cities, army spokesman said.Anti-terror forces, backed by military warplanes, attacked terrorists hideouts in the two cities, killing 60 terrorists and...

06-Mar-2016 Cairo

At least 135 killed in first 7 days of Syrian truce

At least 135 people were killed in areas covered by the cessation of hostilities during the first week of the truce, which came into force in some parts of Syria on February 27, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said on Saturday.The London-based...

31-Jan-2016 Cairo

Seven killed in train-truck crash near Cairo

At least seven people were killed and three injured as a truck collided with a train near Egypt's capital Cairo on Sunday, the media reported.The accident took place when the truck stormed a locked railway barrier in Ayat district, Xinhua reported.The train...

22-Jan-2016 Cairo

10 killed in Egypt blast

At least 10 people were killed in a blast in Egypt's Giza province, the media reported.The blast killed ten people, including seven policemen, and injured 13 as security forces raided a terrorist hideout in Giza province near the capital Cairo on Thursday,...

21-Jan-2016 Cairo

Five Egyptian policemen killed

Five Egyptian policemen were killed late on Wednesday in an armed attack by unknown gunmen in Egypt's Arish city, a media report said.According to state-run newspaper Ahram, a group of militants attacked security forces at Atlawy Square in Arish, killing...

09-Jan-2016 Cairo

3 foreigners injured in Egypt hotel attack

Three tourists, a Swedish and two Austrians, were injured in an attack on a hotel in Egypt's Hurghada city late on Friday, media reports quoted Tourism Minister Hisham Zaazou as saying.An earlier report by state-run news agency Ahram-online said three gunmen...

02-Jan-2016 Cairo

18 killed in Egypt ferry boat sinking

At least 18 people were killed late Thursday when a ferry boat sank in the river Nile, Egyptian state television reported on Friday.The accident happened in the Kafr el-Sheikh province, around 140 kilometres north of Cairo.Kafr el-Sheikh Governor el-Sayed...

01-Jan-2016 Cairo

18 killed in Egypt ferry capsize

At least 18 people were killed when a ferry capsized in the river Nile, sources said on Friday.The capsize occurred late Thursday in the Kafr el-Sheikh province, around 140 km north of capital Cairo, Xinhua news agency reported.The boat carried 22 people...

31-Dec-2015 Cairo

Facebook's Free Basics services shut down in Egypt

As the debate over Free Basics and net neutrality entered an interesting phase in India, Egypt has decided to shut down Facebook's controversial free internet service, media reported on Thursday.Although authorities in Egypt were yet to announce the reason...

04-Dec-2015 Cairo

12 killed in Egypt restaurant bombing

At least 12 people were killed on Friday in an explosion in Egypt's capital Cairo, officials said.A firebomb hurled at a restaurant killed 12 people and injured six others in Cairo, Al-Arabia quoted Egyptian security officials as saying.The attacker was...

31-Oct-2015 Cairo/Moscow

Russian airliner crashes in Sinai, all 224 aboard presumed dead

A Russian airliner crashed in central Sinai in Egypt on Saturday with 224 people on board, all of whom are presumed dead, media reports said.Kolavia flight 7K9268, an Airbus A321, enroute to St. Petersburg, went off the radar 23 minutes after taking off...

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