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Egypt Committee Approves Islands Transfer to Saudis, Public Opposes Move
15 Jun 2017 06:06

Egypt Committee Approves Islands Transfer to Saudis, Public Opposes Move

Islam Times - An Egyptian parliamentary committee voted Tuesday to approve a controversial 2016 deal to transfer two Red Sea islands to the Saudi regime.

 
Israeli Regime PM Visited Cairo Secretly, Met Egypt’s El-Sisi
13 Jun 2017 06:02

Israeli Regime PM Visited Cairo Secretly, Met Egypt’s El-Sisi

Islam Times - Israeli regime prime minister held a secret meeting in Cairo last year with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

 
Egyptian lawyer and former presidential candidate Khaled Ali (C) celebrates after the Supreme Administrative Court upheld on January 16, 2017 a ruling voiding a government agreement to hand over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia in a deal that had sparked protests in Egypt. (Photo by AFP)
13 Jun 2017 04:54

Lawyer calls Egypt's Sisi 'traitor' over islands transfer to Saudis

Islam Times - A prominent Egyptian rights lawyer has called President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi a "traitor" over his government's controversial decision to cede sovereignty of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, Egypt's top benefactor.

 
Reasons for Worsening Sudan, Egypt Diplomatic Row
1 Jun 2017 06:55

Reasons for Worsening Sudan, Egypt Diplomatic Row

Islam Times - The diplomatic row between Sudan and Egypt has taken a turn to the worse after Sudan's cabinet approved a ban on importing agricultural and livestock products from Egypt.

 
Egypt Carries out New Airstrikes in Libya
31 May 2017 07:17

Egypt Carries out New Airstrikes in Libya

Islam Times - Egypt has continued airstrikes in Libya targeting the Islamist-controlled city of Derna, Libyan commanders have said, confirming witness accounts. Cairo earlier sent warplanes to Libya in retaliation for a deadly gun attack on Coptic Christians.

 
West has Responsibility for Middle-East Chaos
31 May 2017 06:41

West has Responsibility for Middle-East Chaos

Islam Times - The Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov said that the western states that supported regime changes and financed militants in the Greater Middle East, particularly in Libya, bear responsibility for the chaos ravaging the region.

 
Egypt Hits Back at Western-backed Militants in Libya
29 May 2017 05:00

Egypt Hits Back at Western-backed Militants in Libya

Islam Times - After the killing of Coptic Christians on its territory, Egypt attacked jihadist positions in Libya due to a 'direct threat' to its national security following the dismantling of Libyan statehood by the NATO-led intervention.

 
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry speaks during a joint press conference at the Foreign Ministry in the Jordanian capital Amman on May 14, 2017. (Photos by AFP)
28 May 2017 06:25

Egypt defends Libya airstrikes, says terror training camps were destroyed

Islam Times - Egypt has defended attacking militant training camps in Libya, noting that the terrorists' facilities were completely destroyed.

 
This file photo shows Egyptian army and police vehicles standing guard outside Saint Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in central Cairo, Egypt. (By AFP)
22 May 2017 08:11

Egypt refers 48 Daesh suspects to military court over church bombings

Islam Times - Egyptian authorities have handed over to the military dozens of suspected militants to be tried in military courts over recent church bombings.

 
Egyptian Ambassador to Russia Mohammed Abdelsattar Al-Badri
15 May 2017 12:01

Russians and Egyptians Discuss Crisis in Syria

Islam Times - The Russian deputy foreign minister and representative to the Arab League met with the Egyptian ambassador to Moscow to discuss the ongoing crisis in Syria and other developments in the region.

 
The undated photo shows Egyptian soldiers in Sinai.
15 May 2017 05:11

Explosion kills Egyptian colonel, injures 3 recruits in Sinai

Islam Times - A colonel in the Egyptian military has been killed and three recruits have been injured in an explosion that targeted their armored vehicle in the Sinai Peninsula, security sources say.

 
This file photo shows Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie (Photo by AFP)
9 May 2017 05:55

Egypt sentence Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie to life

Islam Times - An Egyptian court has sentenced the Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie and two other members of the outlawed movement to life in prison over their alleged role in protests following the 2013 ouster of the country’s first democratically-elected president, Mohamed Morsi.

 
This September 9, 2015 image released on the official Facebook page of the Israeli embassy in Egypt shows the sign posted outside during the re-opening of the embassy in Cairo, Egypt. (Photo by AP)
8 May 2017 06:53

Israeli embassy in Egypt closed for past 5 months

Islam Times - Israel’s embassy in Cairo has been closed for the past five months over alleged security issues in a move described by Egypt as “strange and inexplicable”.

 
Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood Preacher Sentenced to Death
1 May 2017 09:24

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood Preacher Sentenced to Death

Islam Times - An Egyptian court confirmed a death sentence against controversial Muslim Brotherhood preacher Wagdy Ghoneim on Sunday after the country’s grand mufti gave his consent to the verdict.

 
What Drives Are Taking Iraq’s Al-Hakim to Egypt?
22 Apr 2017 09:33

What Drives Are Taking Iraq’s Al-Hakim to Egypt?

Islam Times - Ammar al-Hakim, the head of Iraq’s biggest parliamentary bloc National Alliance visited Egypt on Tuesday. A delegation of members of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq also accompanied al-Hakim who made the visit in response to an official invitation by the Egyptian officials.

 
A picture taken on April 16, 2017 shows a general view of the Monastery of St. Catherine in Egypt
19 Apr 2017 12:32

Daesh attack in Egypt’s Sinai kills 1 police officer, injures 4

Islam Times - Armed men have attacked Egyptian security forces close to the St. Catherine Monastery in the country’s Sinai Peninsula, killing one police officer and wounding four more.

 
Egypt Offered Riyadh 40,000 Soldiers for Yemen War
19 Apr 2017 05:35

Egypt Offered Riyadh 40,000 Soldiers for Yemen War

Islam Times - Egypt's President proposed sending 40,000 Egyptian ground forces to Yemen to join the Saudi-led Arab coalition against the Houthi alliance.

 
The file photo shows a parliamentary session in Cairo, Egypt. (Photo by AFP)
12 Apr 2017 06:29

Egyptian lawmakers approve 3-month state of emergency

Islam Times - Egypt's parliament has unanimously approved a three-month state of emergency declared by President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi after attacks claimed by Takfiri Daesh terrorists killed over 40 people.

 
Egypt Declares 3-Month State of Emergency After Church Bombings Kill 44
10 Apr 2017 08:00

Egypt Declares 3-Month State of Emergency After Church Bombings Kill 44

Islam Times - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has announced a three-month state of emergency following ISIS terrorist group's attacks on two churches that killed at least 44 people.

 
The file photo purportedly shows Salem Salmy al-Hamadeen, aka Abu Anas al-Ansari, the founder and top leader of Daesh-linked Velayat Sinai Takfiri terrorist group in an undisclosed location. (Photo by Egypt’s army)
3 Apr 2017 07:21

Egyptian military kills top leader of Takfiri terrorist group

Islam Times - Egypt’s military forces have killed the founder and top leader of Daesh-linked Velayat Sinai Takfiri terrorist group in an airstrike.