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Yoga Day celebrated in Egypt

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 14:47
Cairo: More than 100 yoga enthusiasts gathered and practiced yogic exercises at a ground here to mark the International Yoga Day."We have noticed strong growth in the practice of yoga in Egypt over the last year, both in popularity and…

International Yoga Day celebrated in Egypt

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 11:57
Cairo: A special event was held at a park in Egypt's capital Cairo on Tuesday night to mark the second International Day of Yoga.More than 100 yoga enthusiasts gathered to practice yoga on the grass and enjoy some traditional performances…

Egypt court says 'no' to transfer of Red Sea islands to Saudi

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 16:49
Cairo: A court in Egypt on Tuesday nullified a deal signed between Cairo and Riyadh on maritime border demarcation that placed the two Red Sea islands of Tiran and Sanafir in Saudi regional waters.Egypt's Administrative Court said waiving all rights…

Iran condemns Bahrain revoking Shia cleric's citizenship

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 11:56
Tehran: Iran has condemned Bahrain's move to strip of the country's top Shia cleric, Sheikh Isa Qassim, of his citizenship.Iran's Foreign Ministry on Monday condemned the Bahraini regime's "intensification of its security approach toward religious and national leaders, opposition to…

Iran thwarts major terrorist plot

Monday, 20 June 2016 16:05
Tehran: Iran has thwarted one of the biggest terrorist plots in Tehran recently, the intelligence ministry said on Monday."The anti-Islamist Takfiri group had schemed to carry out a series of bombings in different parts of the country (including in Tehran)…

Jacobite church condemns attack on leader in Syria

Monday, 20 June 2016 14:07
Ernakulam: The head of the Kerala-based Jacobite Syrian Christian Church on Monday condemned a terror attack in Syria targeted at Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II, the supreme leader of the Syriac Orthodox Church.At least three people were killed in Qamishli in…

Suicide bomber kills 3 in Syria

Monday, 20 June 2016 10:58
Damascus: At least three people were killed and five others were wounded when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives in Syria's Qamishli city on Sunday, state news SANA said.The bomber detonated his explosive belt in the al-Wastani neighborhood in the…

Israel's defence minister visits US

Monday, 20 June 2016 09:48
Jerusalem: Israel's recently-appointed Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Sunday started an official visit to the US, his first overseas trip in his new post.Lieberman, who joined Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government last month as the latter set out to increase…

Al-Qaeda linked rebels capture three towns in Syria's Aleppo

Saturday, 18 June 2016 16:34
Damascus: The Al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front and allied militant groups have captured three towns in the country's northern province of Aleppo, following battles with the Syrian army, a monitor group reported on Saturday.The Nusra and other groups have been engaged in…

Crashed EgyptAir flight's cockpit voice recorder recovered, found damaged

Friday, 17 June 2016 10:53
Cairo: The Egyptian Aircraft Accident Investigation Committee said on Thursday that the cockpit voice recorder of crashed EgyptAir flight MS804 has been recovered but found damaged."The device has been recovered in several stages as it was found damaged, but the…