An Egyptian man has killed five members of his family after setting his home alight to marry another woman.
Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was sworn in for a second term as president before the Egyptian parliament.
CAIRO: A group of Egyptian soccer players have formed a team for one-legged players, hoping to start league for disabled players in the country. “The Miracle Team,” consists of twenty-five players from across Egypt who meet twice a week to train on a pitch in Cairo. While the team began training in freestyle soccer - a non-competitive art where players perform tricks with a ball - they soon decided to aim higher. “I started bringing the people in and coach Yousry, the team coach, called me to start training me on…
CAIRO: A 36-year-old Egyptian woman, believed to be the fattest female in the world, has reached 500 kgs weight. According to Metro, Iman Ahmad Abdulati, who is from Alexandria in northern Egypt, has not left her home for 25 years - since she was 11-years-old - because of her weight problem. After years of desperate attempts to deal with the issue, her sister Chaymaa' Ahmad Abdulati has now gone public with the problem in the hope of getting help. She never attended school because of her weight problem. Mother and…
CAIRO: An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced ousted former president Mohamed Morsi to life in prison in an espionage trial in which six of his co-defendants were handed death penalties.
CAIRO: An Egyptian court sentenced three Al Jazeera TV journalists to three years in prison on Saturday for operating without a press license and broadcasting material harmful to Egypt, a case that has stirred an international outcry.
CAIRO: Islamic State called on insurgents in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Monday to press ahead with attacks against Egyptian security forces and continue beheadings, an announcement likely to deepen concerns over ties between the militant groups.
GAZA/JERUSALEM: Israel approved an Egyptian-proposed deal that would halt the week-old Gaza shelling war on Tuesday but the Palestinian territory's dominant Hamas Islamists responded suspiciously, saying they had not been consulted by Cairo.
CAIRO: An Egyptian court confirmed on Saturday death sentences against the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood and 182 supporters, a strong sign that the crackdown on the group will continue under new President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Mohamed Badie and other defendants were charged over violence that erupted in the southern Egyptian town of Minya following the ouster, led by former army chief Sisi, of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi, a senior Brotherhood member, last July. One police officer was killed in the violence. The…