Egypt: News

01 Aug 2022


5 international hot air balloon rides you can't miss

Are you someone who has grown up dreaming about hopping on a hot air balloon someday?

16 Jul 2022


#NewsBytesExplainer: Like Sri Lanka, these countries too facing economic setback

An economic crisis is brewing in many nations, including the neighboring countries of India.

04 Jun 2022

Health & Wellness

Seichem Healing: Everything to know about this ancient practice

Seichem is a powerful system of healing that has its origins in ancient Egypt and the Middle East.

17 May 2022


Centre eases ban on wheat export: Here are more details

Just days after banning the export of wheat, the Centre on Tuesday announced relaxations its order restricting wheat export issued on Friday.

07 Jul 2021

Suez Canal

Suez Canal authorities release hulking vessel after settlement deal

Suez Canal authorities announced on Wednesday the release of a hulking shipping vessel that blocked the crucial east-west waterway for nearly a week earlier this year.

19 Apr 2021

Train Accident

Egypt: 11 killed in train crash north of Cairo

A passenger train derailed north of Cairo on Sunday, killing at least 11 people, Egyptian authorities said. It was the latest of several rail accidents to hit the country in recent years.

29 Mar 2021

Suez Canal

Ever Given: Ship stuck in Suez Canal finally freed

The cargo ship stuck in the Suez Canal for days has been freed, authorities and visuals from the passageway confirmed on Monday.

29 Mar 2021

Suez Canal

Ever Given: Cargo ship stuck in Suez Canal 'partially refloated'

The cargo ship stuck in the Suez Canal for days has been "partially refloated," a canal services firm said without providing further details about when the canal would reopen.

27 Mar 2021

Suez Canal

Suez Canal blockage: India's 4-point plan to deal with situation

The Indian Government has come up with a four-pronged plan to deal with the situation arising from the massive traffic jam in the Suez Canal as the blockage is badly hitting the global trade.

25 Mar 2021

Suez Canal

Massive ship blocks Suez Canal causing world's largest shipping jam

A massive container ship stuck in the Suez Canal has caused a massive jam, bringing the busy trade route to a halt.

16 Jan 2020


Top video games to teach history

People often find history difficult and boring.

05 Dec 2019


What Nirmala Sitharaman said after 'Don't eat much onions' remark

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday said in the Parliament that she doesn't eat a lot of onions or garlic and neither does her family.

21 Aug 2019


Travel photography on your mind? Visit these five places

Whether you are a professional travel photographer, or just want to "decorate" your Instagram account with some awe-inspiring and beautiful clicks, know that you have hit the right track.

22 Jan 2019


Egyptian TV host interviews gay man, sentenced to jail, penalized

An Egyptian TV host was recently sentenced to one year in jail for interviewing a gay man last August.

07 Jan 2019

Harry Potter

'Harry Potter' site reveals what wizards did before bathrooms existed

The Harry Potter universe is forever expanding as the author JK Rowling keeps providing new information to fans.

09 Dec 2018


Danish couple climbs Pyramid of Giza, poses naked, uploads video

Today's wanderlust generation has only one motto- break boundaries and reach every nook and corner of the world.

09 Sep 2018


Egypt: Court hands 5-year jail term to UNESCO award-winning photojournalist

An Egyptian court on Saturday handed a five-year jail sentence to a prominent photojournalist, Mahmoud Abu Zeid, widely known as Shawkan, who had earlier this year received the UNESCO's World Freedom Prize.

20 Aug 2018


#CareerBytes: Top video games to teach history

People often find history difficult and boring.

15 Mar 2018

Taj Mahal

Egypt: Photography exhibition on India held, 60 photographs showcased

Egypt has organized a photo exhibition that showcased 60 photographs taken from different parts of India by Egyptian photographer Khaled Gawdat.

28 Feb 2018


Egypt: Singer Laila Amer sentenced to two-year imprisonment for belly-dancing

An Egyptian court sentenced a little-known female singer Laila Amer to two years in prison over an online video it says "incites debauchery and immorality."

27 Dec 2017


Egypt: Authorities hang 15 jihadists in country's largest mass execution

Egypt has executed 15 prisoners convicted for a 2013 attack on security forces in Sinai.

13 Dec 2017


Egyptian singer jailed for suggestively eating fruits in music video

Shaimaa Ahmed, a 25-year-old Egyptian singer, was convicted on Tuesday of inciting debauchery through her music video.

25 Nov 2017


Egypt's Sisi vows forceful response after attack kills 235

Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi said his country would respond with "the utmost force" after an attack on a mosque in North Sinai killed 235 people.

24 Nov 2017

Terror Attack

Egypt: Deadly terror strike at mosque leaves 155 dead

At least 155 people have been killed after terrorists launched a suicide bomb and gun attack on Al Rawdah mosque in Bir al-Abed town of Egypt's North Sinai province.

10 Nov 2017


Celebratory gunfire: Egyptian bridegroom shot in genitals night before wedding

28-year-old Egyptian man Osman al-Alsaied was seriously injured after he was shot on his genitals with shotgun pellets by a guest at his wedding.

03 Nov 2017


Egyptian TV presenter convicted for promoting pregnancy among single women

A popular Egyptian TV presenter has been sentenced to three years imprisonment and fined 10,000 Egyptian pounds (Rs. 36,622) for inciting single women to get pregnant, thereby "threatening the fabric of Egyptian life."

24 Oct 2017

World War 2

Thistlegorm Project: 360-degree online VR tour of British WWII shipwreck

Scientists comprehensively digitized a World War II shipwreck to develop an online Virtual Reality experience, allowing users to explore one of the world's most famous shipwreck-diving sites, the British freighter SS Thistlegorm.

25 Sep 2017

Abu Dhabi

Eman Ahmed: Former world's heaviest woman dies in Abu Dhabi

Only a week after her 37th birthday, Egypt's Eman Ahmed, the world's former heaviest woman who once weighed 500kg, passed away this morning at Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi.

11 Sep 2017


Egypt: 18 cops killed in blast carried out by IS

A deadly terrorist attack on a police convoy in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula claimed the lives of 18 policemen, injuring seven others.

09 Sep 2017

Bill Gates

History's richest men: Gates is an average-Joe in Akbar's eyes

If someone asks who are the richest people in the world right now, the answer would be pretty easy. It's Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, and Jeff Bezos.

12 Aug 2017

Train Accident

Train collision in Egypt kills 44, injures 180

A collision between two trains near Alexandria, Egypt, has killed at least 44 people and injured around 180.

05 Jul 2017


Amid diplomatic crisis, Qatar increases LNG production capacity by 30%

Even as Doha said it is trying to reach an agreement in the ongoing diplomatic crisis, it announced a steep increase in LNG production capacity, hinting it isn't ruling out a prolonged dispute.

03 Jul 2017


Middle-East crisis: Qatar gets another 48 hours to accept demands

Four Arab states including Saudi Arabia have extended the deadline for Qatar to accept 13 demands within 48 hours, or there will be further sanctions, they warned.

10 Jun 2017


US calls on Arab countries to ease Qatar blockade

The US has called on Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt and Bahrain to ease their blockade on Qatar.

07 Jun 2017


Qatar's isolation marks the beginning of end to terrorism: Trump

Weighing in on the ongoing Middle East diplomatic crisis, President Trump stated that his trip to Middle East was already paying off, referring to Arab countries hardening stance against funding extremism.

05 Jun 2017


Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt cut diplomatic ties with Qatar

Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt have severed diplomatic, land and air ties with Qatar accusing them of backing terrorist groups including ISIS, Al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood.

29 May 2017


Eman Ahmed eats herself for the first time in years

Eman Ahmed, formerly the world's heaviest woman who underwent weight-loss surgery in India, fed herself for the first time in 25 years, doctors at Abu Dhabi's Burjeel hospital said.

27 May 2017


Egypt strikes terror camps after attack on Coptic Christians

The Egyptian military has launched airstrikes against "terrorist training camps" in neighboring Libya in retaliation to an attack on Coptic Christians.

26 May 2017


Attack on bus carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt kills 26

At least 26 people were killed and 25 injured after unidentified gunmen opened fire on a bus carrying Coptic Christians near the central Egyptian city of Minya, according to officials.

15 May 2017


Eman has leaky heart that could be fatal - Doctors

Doctors in Abu Dhabi have stated that there is a leak in Eman Ahmed's heart, which could prove to be fatal. However, they added that Ahmed, who was considered the world's heaviest woman, also managed to lift her paralytic right arm for the first time in 25 years.