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As ‘caliphate’ shrinks, ISIS looks to global attacks

Islamic State, losing territory and on the retreat in Iraq and Syria, has claimed credit for a surge in global attacks this summer, most of them in France and Germany.

01 Aug 2016 5:14 AM

Al-Qaeda warns of 'consequences' if Boston bomber executed

Zawahri, the new al Qaeda leader,urged Muslims to take captive as many Westerners as possible

02 Jul 2016 11:26 AM

EgyptAir black box data shows signs of a fire

Investigators have downloaded data from one of the black box flight recorders on EgyptAir Flight MS804 and are preparing to analyse it, bringing them closer to discovering what caused the jet to crash

01 Jul 2016 12:15 AM

Court quashes Red Sea islands’ transfer to Saudi

An Egyptian court on Tuesday quashed a government decision to hand over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, judicial sources said, overruling a deal that had sparked public outrage.

22 Jun 2016 2:41 AM

Former Egypt President Morsi sentenced to 40 years in jail by court

Morsi was given an additional 15 years in prison in the same case, increasing his jail term to 40 years.

18 Jun 2016 6:03 PM


Egypt says it has found plane wreckage

The investigating committee has identified several main locations of the wreckage.

16 Jun 2016 9:20 AM

Tut’s dagger was ‘made from meteorite’

The gold mask of King Tutankhamun is seen alongside a dagger found in the wrapping of his mummy in a composite image. The dagger is now confirmed to be made of iron from a meteorite. (Photo: AP)

03 Jun 2016 2:14 AM

Crashed EgyptAir beacon detected in Mediterranean

Egyptians look at posters of the 66 victims of the EgyptAir MS804 flight that crashed in the Mediterranean Sea during a candlelight vigil near the Cairo Opera House. (Photo: AFP)

28 May 2016 6:13 AM

Beacon from EgyptAir plane crash detected, search narrows

French naval ship specialized in underwater searches will help search for the black boxes.

27 May 2016 3:50 PM

Investigators play down EgyptAir explosion theory

The head of Egypt’s forensics authority dismissed a suggestion on Tuesday that the small size of the body parts retrieved since an EgyptAir plane crashed last week indicated there was an explosion on

25 May 2016 6:34 AM


Families of EgyptAir victims struggle to accept loss

'She doesn't want to believe it.I told her to switch off her phone, but she said, what if Samar calls ' said a victim's family member.

22 May 2016 6:32 PM

‘Smoke alert on plane before crash’

Smoke was detected inside an EgyptAir plane shortly before it plunged into the Mediterranean with 66 people on board, investigators said on Saturday, offering clues but no answers about why it crashed

22 May 2016 7:01 AM

EgyptAir wreckage found at sea

An imam consoles film director Osman Abu Laban (right), who lost four relatives in the plane crash, following prayers for the dead in Cairo. (Photo: AFP)

21 May 2016 6:33 AM

EgyptAir crash may be terror attack; 66 feared dead

An EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo carrying 66 people crashed in the Mediterranean on Thursday with wreckage found off the Greek island of Karpathos, as investigators probed whether it was downed

20 May 2016 3:56 AM

‘Terror, not technical fault, likely reason for crash’

A relative of a passenger who was flying aboard EgyptAir Flight MS804 cries as family members are transported to a gathering point at Cairo airport. (Photo: AFP)

20 May 2016 3:51 AM


Court recommends death for 6, two of them Jazeera journalist

An Egyptian court recommended death sentences on Saturday for six co-defendants of Mohamed Morsi but not for the ousted Islamist President in their trial on espionage charges.

08 May 2016 2:35 AM

Arab League chief calls for special court to try Israel

Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi called on Thursday for a special criminal court to be set up for Israel, at a meeting to condemn an announcement that it will never return the Golan.

22 Apr 2016 1:31 AM

Qatar royal freed by kidnappers

A Qatari royal family member and a Pakistani have been freed by kidnappers in Iraq after nearly four months, Qatar News Agency reported on Wednesday, citing a Qatari foreign ministry statement.

07 Apr 2016 12:17 AM

EgyptAir hijack: Hostages on board, hijacker wants prisoners freed

Larnaca/Cairo: The hijacker of EgyptAir plane, currently held up at the Larnaca airport in Cyprus, has demanded the release of specific prisoners in Egypt, media reported on Tuesday.

29 Mar 2016 5:12 PM

‘90 per cent chance’ of hidden chambers in Tut’s tomb

Scans of King Tutankhamun’s tomb have almost certainly shown two rooms hidden behind the pharaoh’s burial chamber, Egyptian antiquities minister Mamdouh al-Damati said on Thursday.

18 Mar 2016 6:08 AM