Egypt's foreign reserves lost US$1.55 billion to reach $18.534 billion at the end of July from $20.080 billion the previous month, the central bank said on Wednesday. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab... Wednesday, 5 August, 2015 - 13:41
Smoke raises behind an Islamic State flag after Iraqi security forces and Shiite fighters took control of Saadiya in Diyala province from Islamist State militants, November 24, 2014.
More than a year after declaring a so-called Islamic State, Daesh have sought to use all means at its disposal to expand. It now has a presence in half of the Arab world’s 22 countries and threatens the... Wednesday, 5 August, 2015 - 12:48
Former president Hosni Mubarak is pleased with the New Suez Canal project that has been championed and highly-celebrated by the government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, an actor who met him recently said.  ... Wednesday, 5 August, 2015 - 11:32
 Security personnel guard the Egyptian Museum during a visit by UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova in Cairo 
In celebration of new Suez Canal waterway inauguration, Mamdouh al-Damaty, Antiquities Minister, announced that all museums across the governorates will be open for free entry to Egyptians only, starting from Tuesday... Tuesday, 4 August, 2015 - 17:31
Smoke raises behind an Islamic State flag after Iraqi security forces and Shiite fighters took control of Saadiya in Diyala province from Islamist State militants, November 24, 2014.
 Security personnel guard the Egyptian Museum during a visit by UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova in Cairo 

Egypt

Cairo International Airport 
Authorities at Cairo International Airport foiled on Tuesday an attempt to smuggle 761 historical books in Arabic and French...
Weather forecasters are predicting a hot, humid weather at the northern regions of the country, with temperatures higher...
Youssef al-Husseini, Ibrahim Eissa, Jamal Khashoggi
Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz has called for a dialogue between Egyptian and Saudi journalists, as well as media...

Middle East/North Africa

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has accepted an invitation to visit Rome, Italy's foreign ministry said on Wednesday,...
Pro-government forces pursued fleeing Shiite Huthi fighters in south Yemen Wednesday, military sources said, as they looked...


A Turkish Air Force F16 jet fighter prepares to take off from an air base during the Anatolian Eagle military exercise in the central Anatolian city of Konya April 28, 2010.
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Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has said Turkey and the U.S. "have made progress" on the use of the country...

World

Pope Francis I, Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina
Divorced people who have remarried "are still part of the Church" and should not be treated as if they have been...
EU governments have a duty to help the flood of migrants arriving in Europe and not cave in to "populist" demands...
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair should be tried for war crimes over the 2003 Iraq war if evidence shows he broke...

Business

Flawless 100-carat diamond sells for $22.1 million at NY auction
The bilateral trade between Egypt and the United Arab Emirates rose by 17 percent in 2014, compared to the year before, to...
Bank of England Deputy Governor Nemat Shafik
Americans and Britons bracing for their first interest rate rises in almost a decade are puzzled: why are rates about to go...
Egypt's Sidi Kerir Petrochemicals posted a first-half profit of LE421.8 million ($53.9 million) on Wednesday, down from...

Science

Depression pills
The contraceptive pill has prevented some 200,000 cases of womb cancer over the last decade in rich nations alone, according...
The Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London
The Chevening scholarship is now available for Egyptian applicants until November 3, the United Kingdom's embassy in...
Egypt ranks first in number of scientists with 86,000 around the world, according to a report released by HRDO center for...

Arts

Muppet character Miss Piggy poses during a photocall promoting the movie 'The Muppets' in Berlin, in this file photo taken January 18, 2012.
 
Yet another Hollywood power couple bit the dust on Tuesday as Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog announced their separation,...
An Egyptian old man reading a newspaper in Al-Hussein neighborhood while Eiffel Tower standing glaouriously in the background.
An online campaign entitled ‘What If’ has recently been launched by Egyptian graphic designer Amr Eid in an...
One Direction band
Best-selling boy band One Direction released a surprise first single as a foursome on Friday, two days after former member...

Living

One of the most common complaints people have about Cairo is the pollution and waste problem, but how many people actually...
Visitors of sound and light shows at ancient Pharaonic sites will enjoy a 50 percent discount in ticket prices on Thursday,...
Stray dogs shot in the street
Photos of a dog buried alive up to its head in France sparked an outpouring of anger on social media Wednesday, and police...