Tantawi was known for his hearty and emotional recitations of the holy book.
The Egyptian foreign minister said Cairo and Arab allies would accept no compromise on the dispute
Watch an Egyptian army tank runs over an explosive-laden vehicle in the restive Sinai Peninsula.
Egypt says 8 militants from hams are killed and a number of others are arrested in other areas.
Egyptian renowned University of Al-Azhar has set up booths in Cairo’s metro stations to promote correct interpretation of Islamic tenets.
A sprawling military base, reportedly the largest in the Middle East, is opened in northwestern Egypt.
Egypt hands down hefty death and jail sentences to people involved in the 2015 death of a prosecutor.
The Egyptian military said on Friday that it killed the 30 militants over the course of four days in ground and air raids in the restive Sinai Peninsula.
Militants have killed five Egyptian security forces and wounded several others in northern Sinai Peninsula in ambush attacks.
Egypt has ordered the closure of the leading market research firm Ipsos over alleged workplace health and safety violations.
The security forces killed a civilian in clashes with inhabitants of a Nile island.
Egyptian military has killed nine militants and destroyed their vehicles in the Sinai Peninsula.
Police stepped up security in the port city as investigators searched for motives in the high-profile attack.
An assailant kills two Ukrainian female tourists and injures four other foreigners after attacking them with knife on a beach in the Red Sea resort town of Hurghada.
Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi says his government is determined to bring culprits of the killing of an Italian student in Cairo to justice.
Egyptian police forces kill six militants who allegedly adhered to Daesh Takfiri terrorists.
The Suez Canal chief says Egypt cannot ban Qatari ships from crossing the vital waterway.
Attackers set off their explosives while driving through two checkpoints in Egypt’s restive Sinai Peninsula, killing nearly two dozen soldiers.
Electricity minister Mohamed Shaker said on Thursday the new charges would apply as of July, which are likely to further deepen the economic woes of most Egyptians.
A roadside bomb kills a police officer and 2 conscripts in the capital of Egypt’s Sinai.
An Egyptian court has sentenced 20 men to death over their alleged role in killing 13 policemen back in 2013.
Egypt once again raises fuel prices to meet obligations under an IMF deal.
Egyptian airstrikes demolished 12 vehicles loaded with arms while crossing joint border with Libya.
Egypt's President Sisi ratifies a highly controversial deal on the transfer of two islands to Saudi Arabia.
Cairo approves a presidential proposal extending a national state of emergency for an additional three months.
The UN rights office said that their trials were "flawed" and "did not meet international standards of fairness."
The court has overruled a previous verdict authorizing the transfer of two strategic Egyptian islands to Saudi Arabia.
The Egyptian air force bombs militant positions in Sinai.
The Egyptian policeman was killed and four other people were wounded by a roadside bomb near Egypt’s capital, Cairo, on Sunday.
An Egyptian court has recommended the death penalty of 30 defendants over the assassination of a top prosecutor in 2015.
Protests continue in Egypt against the parliament’s recent approval of the transfer of two islands to Saudi Arabia.
The Egyptian parliament approves a deal to hand over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.
The protesters urge end to the ‘military rule’ as Egypt moves to hand over two strategic Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia under a controversial deal.
An Egyptian parliamentary committee finally approves a deal with Saudi Arabia on two islands.
A leading lawyer has called Egyptian president a 'traitor' over the controversial transfer of two islands to Saudi Arabia.
Egypt has banned 62 news websites in the past three weeks, mounting a growing crackdown on the press.
Egypt will keep administrative control over two Red Sea islands Cairo plans to transfer to the Saudi regime.
Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood rejects “false accusations” of terrorism by Saudi Arabia.
The top Sudanese and Egyptian diplomats say they held ‘honest’ talks, but report no tangible results in efforts to defuse bilateral tensions.
Egypt defends attacking militant training camps in Libya, noting that the terrorists' facilities were completely destroyed.
Egypt's state TV says the country's air force has carried out at least six airstrikes against purported terrorist training camps in Libya, following a deadly bus attack in Minya province.
Gunmen open fire on a bus carrying Coptic Christians in a southern province, killing and wounding dozens.
Four security forces are killed by militants in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.
Egyptian authorities detain Khalid Ali, a former presidential candidate, over insulting "public decency."
Egypt refers 48 suspected Daesh members to the military for trial over three deadly church bombings.
The explosion took place in northern Sinai, where government forces are battling militants linked to Daesh.
Egyptian archaeologists discovered 17 mummies in the desert catacombs, an "unprecedented" find for the area south of Cairo, the antiquities ministry announced.
Badie was given a life sentence in retrial for 'planning violent attacks' which followed the July 2013 military-led ouster of Morsi.
A judicial official said on Thursday that the appeals court had overturned the death sentences for 25 people involved in the deadly 2014 Aswan tribal clashes.
Egypt’s Antiquities Ministry said a Spanish archaeological mission had discovered the garden.
A police convoy comes under attack by unknown assailants in the Egyptian capital, Cairo.
The court passed the death sentence on Wagdi Ghoneim over terror charges.
President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt has endorsed amendments to a law that would would grant him more powers.
An Egyptian court has upheld a death penalty for 20 people over their alleged roles in the Kerdasa massacre back in 2013.
President Sisi landed in Saudi Arabia for a visit aimed at bolstering strategic relations.
A video has been posted on social media purportedly showing Egyptian soldiers summarily executing unarmed detainees in the Sinai Peninsula.
At least four vehicles were also destroyed as the Egyptian Air Force carried out strikes on "terrorist strongholds" in Sinai.
An Egyptian police officer has been killed in an attack close to the St. Catherine Monastery in the country’s Sinai Peninsula.
Archaeologists have discovered mummies in a 3,500-year-old tomb near the city of Luxor in southern Egypt.
Egyptian security officials say three people were injured in clashes between militants and local tribes in the Sinai Peninsula.
Egyptian authorities arrest 13 suspected terrorists for planning to attack Christians and security forces.
When the verdict was read, supporters jumped up and cheered. The defendants sang as they left the courthouse.
A court has sentenced Habib al-Adly, Hosni Mubarak's last minister of interior, to seven years in prison for embezzlement of public funds.
The countrywide state of emergency was declared by President Sisi after deadly attacks on two Coptic churches.
Israel closes Taba border crossing with Egypt amid reports of an "imminent" militant attack in the Sinai Peninsula.
Egypt announces a three-month state of emergency following twin Daesh bombings in the country.
A bomb blast at a church in Egypt’s Alexandria has killed six people and wounded many others.
At least 26 people have been killed and 71 injured in a blast near a church in the Egyptian Nile Delta city of Tanta.
US President Donald Trump and his Egyptian counterpart, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, hold a meeting, despite protests.
Sunday's verdict by an Egyptian court annulled an earlier ruling that blocked the transfer of sovereignty of two islands to Saudi Arabia.
The army said its forces killed Salem Salmy al-Hamadeen, the founder and top leader of Daesh-linked Velayat Sinai Takfiri terrorist group.
The court called void the ruling issued by the High Administrative Court.
The bomb exploded near a police training center in Tanta on Saturday.
Egypt’s president is to visit the White House, as relations between Cairo and the US seem to warm up again.
The boat capsized off the Egyptian coast on September 21, 2016.
The incident occurred about 20 kilometers south of the Mediterranean town of al-Arish.
A top appeals court cleared Mubarak earlier this month on charges of killing protesters in the 2011 uprising that ended his 30 year rule.
Officials say the court ruling to reopen the investigation would not affect a prosecution decision to release Mubarak after his acquittal in another case.
Ten Egyptian security forces are killed by bombs during an anti-terror operation in central Sinai.
The release comes after an Egyptian appeals court acquitted Mubarak of involvement in the killing of hundreds of protesters during the 2011 revolution.
An Egyptian court sentences to death a man who killed a Christian in Alexandria in June.
The case was launched in 2013, when the Egyptian authorities dismantled a cell tied to the Israeli spy agency Mossad.
Police also seized a number of weapons and some ammunition.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi says Cairo wants a united Syria and a political settlement to the six-year-old crisis in the Arab country.
Egypt's top appeals court acquits ex-president Mubarak of involvement in the killing of protesters during the 2011 revolution.
General Votel, head of US Central Command, says the Trump administration is willing to resume military exercises with Cairo.
An Egyptian court has upheld death sentences for 10 over a soccer match massacre in 2012.
Blind Egyptian cleric Omar Abdel-Rahman who was sentenced to life-imprisonment for alleged bombing plots in New York dies in prison.
The Egyptian and Lebanese presidents agree they need to jointly fight terrorism.
In a series of photos, five men introduced as army "elements" are seen lying face down on the ground before a militant shoots them in the back of their heads with a rifle.
A leaked phone recording reveals Egypt asked Israel to support its controversial decision to transfer of two Egyptian islands to Saudi Arabia.