Sherif Farag, an Egyptian lecturer's assistant at Alexandria University, speaks with an AFP journalist in the northern coastal city of Alexandria on 31 August 2014
In his white prison uniform, Sherif Farag was forced to present his thesis behind bars where he spent months without trial, a procedure Egypt's government is accused of using to silence its opponents.   Farag,... Sunday, 21 September, 2014 - 03:19
Syrian refugees Gazia Abu Nabout (left) and Shoukri Mohamed Zamel (right) talk with journalists in Damietta on 18 September 2014 about how their daughter Doaa survived a shipwreck as she fled to Europe
A twist of fate stopped Abu Fahd boarding a doomed migrant boat that sank off Malta with hundreds aboard, but the Syrian and his family are already plotting another perilous voyage.   Abu Fahd, his wife and five... Sunday, 21 September, 2014 - 03:11
An Egyptian court upheld death sentences on Saturday against five Islamists convicted of charges including killing a policeman and carrying weapons, judicial sources said.   Judge Moataz Khafagi had referred the... Sunday, 21 September, 2014 - 03:01
US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaks at a news conference at the Pentagon in Washington 18 September 2013.
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke with Egyptian Defense Minister Colonel General Sedki Sobhy on Saturday to confirm the United States plans to deliver 10 Apache helicopters to Egypt to support Cairo's counter-... Sunday, 21 September, 2014 - 02:58
Sherif Farag, an Egyptian lecturer's assistant at Alexandria University, speaks with an AFP journalist in the northern coastal city of Alexandria on 31 August 2014
Syrian refugees Gazia Abu Nabout (left) and Shoukri Mohamed Zamel (right) talk with journalists in Damietta on 18 September 2014 about how their daughter Doaa survived a shipwreck as she fled to Europe
US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaks at a news conference at the Pentagon in Washington 18 September 2013.

News

The National Coalition for the Rights of the Egyptian Child expressed, on Friday deep concern about cases of child abduction in Egypt, adding that the issue could turn into a phenomenon in Egyptian society.   Doaa Abbas, secretary-general...

World

Turkish policemen and soldiers walk as Syrian Kurds wait behind the border fence to cross into Turkey near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, 19 September 2014.
About 60,000 Syrian Kurds fled into Turkey in the space of 24 hours, a deputy prime minister said on Saturday, as Islamic State militants seized...
Supporters of the chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) political party Imran Khan, listen to his speech during what has been dubbed a ''freedom march'' in Islamabad September 16, 2014.
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, weakened by weeks of demonstrations calling for him to resign, threatened on Wednesday to clear a protest camp...
At least 48 people including rebel fighters have been killed in Syrian government air bombardments around a town in the central province of Homs, a...

Economy

Egypt must strip back bureaucracy to attract investment in its planned second Suez canal and bring in new laws making it easier for companies to get licences and land, a legal firm linked to the project said.   Egypt plans to build the new...

Culture

At the hands of Lebanese isolationism groups represented the by South Lebanon Army and Phalanges Party (Kataeb Party), and in coordination with the...
Ahmed Mutawa, director of the Archaeological Sites Development Department, said all museums will be for free on World Tourism Day on 27 September in...
“Don’t Sign” by Ahmed A. Fotoh is a four-minute short screened at the Alexandria Film festival 2012. Equally emotive and didactic, the film is about a man making the right choice between corruption and his compassion for the martyrs of Egypt’s uprising. 
Culture Minister Gaber Asfour will open on Wednesday the Alexandria Film Festival at Bibliotheca Alexandrina. The festival is organized by the...