CAIRO, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- At least four people were injured on Saturday by an explosion near the military intelligence headquarters in the canal city of Ismailia, state TV reported.
According to a medial source quoted by state-run Ahram website, the incident left at least four people injured and three vehicles and four floors of the intelligence building damaged.
The sources added that the bomb might be thrown from a neighboring building, or the blast might be caused by a booby- trapped car.
Ambulances and fire engines have arrived at the scene, and the military forces are combing the area in search of the perpetrators.
Egyptian FM cautions strained U.S.-Egypt relations
CAIRO, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) -- Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmi said Wednesday that the U.S.-Egypt relations are strained, which could affect the entire Middle East region.
The Egyptian foreign minister's comments came after a U.S. decision to limit military aid to Cairo. Full story
Egypt dissolves Muslim Brotherhood as NGO: MENA
CAIRO, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- Egypt's Ministry of Social Solidarity decided on Wednesday to dissolve the Muslim Brotherhood as a non- governmental organization (NGO), official news agency MENA reported.
On Tuesday, a cabinet committee ordered to remove the Brotherhood group from a government list of accredited NGOs. Full story
No more tightrope walking for U.S. on Egypt
BEIJING, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) -- The ongoing political impasse and bloody social chaos in Egypt has proved the U.S. "tightrope walking" policy on the country has largely failed.
Since the Egyptian security forces began last week to forcibly disperse sit-ins staged by supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood, the ensuing violence has claimed some 1,000 lives.Full Story
U.S., Egypt defense chiefs discuss mediation efforts
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi have talked over the phone about the progress in U.S. and EU mediation efforts to defuse Egypt crisis, the Defense Department said Tuesday.Full Story
U.S. asks Egypt to help calm violence in Gaza
WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. government on Thursday asked Egypt to use its influence with the Palestinians to calm the escalating violence in Gaza.
"We ask Egypt to use its influence in the region to help de- escalate the situation," State Department spokesman Mark Toner said at a regular briefing.Full Story