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26 killed as attacks rock Egypt’s Sinai

26 killed as attacks rock Egypt’s Sinai

Militants fired a barrage of rockets and set off a car bomb late on Thursday killing at least 26 people, mostly soldiers, in Egypt’s North Sinai province. The deadly assaults were swiftly claimed by the Egyptian affiliate of the Daesh group that has captured chunks of territory in Syria and Iraq. Jihadists have regularly attacked...

Death toll rises to 18 in Egypt protests

Death toll rises to 18 in Egypt protests

At least 18 people have been killed in clashes between police and protesters across Egypt, officials said. Three police cadets were among the dead, and dozens of protesters were also injured, the officials said. The clashes follow the death of an activist in a march in the capital Cairo on Saturday. The protests were staged to...

Mubarak's sons released from Egyptian prison

Mubarak's sons released from Egyptian prison

The two sons of Hosni Mubarak have been released from jail, a day after the fourth anniversary of the uprising that ousted the former Egyptian president. Alaa and Gamal Mubarak left Cairo's Torah Prison early on Monday after nearly four years in detention, the capital's police chief told the BBC. Last week, a court ordered...

US, UK, Egypt envoys visit Khaleda’s office

US, UK, Egypt envoys visit Khaleda’s office

Diplomats from the US, UK and Egypt today visited BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s Gulshan office to console her following the death of her younger son Arafat Rahman Koko. The envoys signed on the condolence book kept at the office. They however could not meet Khaleda as she was feeling unwell, BNP sources said. The diplomats...

Political Parties Engaged in Violence

Egypt envoy for ban

Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali yesterday said several member countries of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) had urged the government to ban the political organisations involved in terrorist activities in Bangladesh. Ali said this to reporters after briefing diplomats from the OIC and Saarc-Asean countries separately on Bangladesh's current political situation at the state guesthouse Padma. The minister named Palestine and Egypt when he was asked to specify the OIC countries which made the call to the government. Egyptian Ambassador Mahmoud...

‘Egypt, Palestine for banning orgs involved in terror acts’

Egypt and Palestine today urged the government to ban the organisations that are involved in terrorist activities in Bangladesh, said Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali today. The foreign minister said this while talking to reporters after briefing diplomats from Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) countries and Saarc and Asean member states at the state guesthouse Padma. Mahmood Ali also said the diplomats condemned the ongoing violence and arson attacks causing loss to public life and property, and sought an initiative to...

Egypt court orders Hosni Mubarak embezzlement retrial

Egypt court orders Hosni Mubarak embezzlement retrial

A court in Egypt has overturned the convictions for embezzlement of former President Hosni Mubarak and his two sons and ordered a retrial.  Mubarak was jailed for three years in May after being found guilty of fraudulently billing the government for $14m (£9.3m) of personal expenses. But the Court of Cassation found legal procedures were...

Hidden passage to Great Pyramids found beneath house

Hidden passage to Great Pyramids found beneath house

The Pyramids at Giza are among the world’s most famous ancient buildings, but there are still many mysteries surrounding them. Until recently, one thing that has confounded experts is where a covered passageway leading to the Great Pyramid referenced by the Greek historian Herodotus could possibly be, reports The Epoch Times. They need not wonder...

Israel launches Gaza air strike

Israel launches Gaza air strike

Israeli aircraft bombed a Hamas militant base in the Gaza Strip on Friday for the first time since the end of a war in the territory, in response to a rocket that militants launched earlier in the day, the army said. The bombs struck in the Khan Younis area in the southern Gaza Strip....

Egypt court sentences 188 to death

Egypt court sentences 188 to death

More than 180 supporters of the banned Muslim Brotherhood have been sentenced to death in Egypt over a 2013 attack on a police station near Cairo. The attack took place on the same day as Egyptian security forces broke up protest camps set up by Brotherhood supporters, leaving hundreds dead. Egypt has been fiercely criticised...

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