Gulf Times - Egypt
Gunmen target Egypt truck convoy, nine killed

Gunmen target Egypt truck convoy, nine killed

Suspected militants shot dead at least nine truck drivers in Egypt's Sinai region late on Thursday when they targeted a transport convoy, setting the vehicles on fire, medical and security sources said on Friday.

New al Qaeda-linked group claims responsibility for major Egypt attack

New al Qaeda-linked group claims responsibility for major Egypt attack

A previously unknown militant group with links to al Qaeda claimed responsibility on Friday for an attack in Egypt's Western Desert that killed at least 16 policemen two weeks ago, announcing the start of a holy war against the Egyptian state.

Egypt says bombs militants responsible for Western Desert attack

Egypt says bombs militants responsible for Western Desert attack

Egypt's air force killed a large number of militants responsible for a deadly attack on a police convoy 10 days ago, the military said on Tuesday following an air raid on the militant's base.

Egypt forces kill 12 militants in western desert clashes

Egypt forces kill 12 militants in western desert clashes

Egyptian security forces have killed 12 armed militants in the country's western desert, in an operation carried out after a deadly attack on a police convoy last week, MENA state news agency said on Friday.

Irish citizen held in Egypt for 4 years returns home

Irish citizen held in Egypt for 4 years returns home

An Irish citizen of Egyptian background who was detained in Egypt for four years on accusations of taking part in clashes with police flew home to an emotional family reunion at Dublin airport on Tuesday.

16 policemen killed in Egypt shootout

16 policemen killed in Egypt shootout

Sixteen Egyptian policemen were killed in a shootout with militants on the road between Cairo and the Bahariya oasis in the country's Western Desert, according to an official toll released Saturday.

Egypt rights body urged to resolve Qataris' issues

Egypt rights body urged to resolve Qataris' issues

Chairman of the National Human Rights Committee Dr Ali bin Smaikh al-Marri held bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the General Assembly Meeting of the Arab Network of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRI).

Al-Kuwari in final round of Unesco election

Al-Kuwari in final round of Unesco election

Al-Kuwari got 22 votes in the fourth round ahead of French and Egyptian candidates, who received 18 votes each.

Hamas, Fatah sign deal on Palestinian reconciliation

Hamas, Fatah sign deal on Palestinian reconciliation

Under the agreement, the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority is to resume full control of the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip by December 1, according to a statement from Egypt's government.

Egypt jails 14 over deadly stadium stampede

Egypt jails 14 over deadly stadium stampede

An Egyptian court jailed two people for life on Sunday and 12 to between two and 10 years over violence that led to a deadly football stadium stampede in Cairo.

Egyptian security forces kill 10 suspected militants in Cairo

Egyptian security forces kill 10 suspected militants in Cairo

Egypt's security forces killed 10 suspected militants on Sunday in a shootout during a raid on two apartments in central Cairo, two security sources said.

Torture in Egypt likely 'crime against humanity': HRW

Torture in Egypt likely 'crime against humanity': HRW

Egypt has failed to meet basic rules of international human rights law as widespread arbitrary arrests, enforced disappearances and torture against dissidents have become common since 2013, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said in a new report.