A picture taken on 28 May 2013 shows the Blue Nile in Guba, northwest Ethiopia, during the river's diversion ceremony 
The three main countries that share the Nile River's waters have reached a preliminary agreement on a mechanism for operating the Renaissance Dam, the Egyptian water minister said on Friday. The planned $4 billion... Friday, 6 March, 2015 - 08:24
Dredgers working in the new Suez Canal
Egypt expects a planned economic zone near the Suez Canal to eventually make up about a third of Egypt's economy, the country's investment minister said on Thursday. Egypt plans to build an international... Thursday, 5 March, 2015 - 23:09
Egypt plans to offer some 50 projects valued at up to $35 billion at an international investment conference (EEDC) later this month, officials said Thursday, as the country looks to revive an economy battered by four... Thursday, 5 March, 2015 - 22:33
Magdi Abdel Ghaffar new interior minister
Egypt replaced its interior minister on Thursday with a retired general who has experience combating religious extremism as the country fights radical Islamist militants seeking to topple the Cairo government. Egypt has... Thursday, 5 March, 2015 - 22:07
A picture taken on 28 May 2013 shows the Blue Nile in Guba, northwest Ethiopia, during the river's diversion ceremony 
Dredgers working in the new Suez Canal
Magdi Abdel Ghaffar new interior minister

News

Al-Masry Al-Youm has studied five schools in Cairo, Minya, Qena, Menoufiya and Kafr al-Sheikh that are almost empty of the students as many prefer to take private lessons, believing school is a waste of time.   At 8:30 am, Mohamed Shaaban, who...

World

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity drilled into this rock target, ''Cumberland,'' during the 279th Martian day, or sol, of the rover's work on Mars, on May 19, 2013 and collected a powdered sample of material from the rock's interior, in this handout photo provided by NASA .
Mars once had a body of water bigger than Earth's Arctic Ocean and vast enough to cover the entire surface of the planet, NASA scientists said in...
A masked, black-clad militant, who has been identified by the Washington Post newspaper as a Briton named Mohammed Emwazi, brandishes a knife in this still image from a 2014 video obtained from SITE Intel Group February 26, 2015. REUTERS/SITE Intel Group/Handout via Reuters
The identification last week of Islamic State militant "Jihadi John" as Mohammed Emwazi, a graduate of the University of Westminster in...
 A Saudi wears a mouth and nose mask as he works near camels at his farm on May 12, 2014, outside Riyadh. Saudi Arabia has urged its citizens and foreign workers to wear masks and gloves when dealing with camels to avoid spreading the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) as health experts said the animal was the likely source of the disease. Photo by Fayez Nureldine/AFP
The Philippines' Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) confirmed on Friday, March 6, that 3 Filipino hospital workers contracted the deadly Middle...

Economy

Egypt's market  rebounded Thursday with EGX30 Index  rose 1.21percent  to record 9,575.98 points on total turnover of LEP479million, the Egyptian Exchange data showed . Meanwhile, the small and mid-cap index EGX70 and the...

Culture

Poster of 'Mamnou' (Forbidden) documentary film by director Amal Ramsis 
The documentary film ‘Mamnoua' (Forbidden) will be showcased at Zawya art house cinema (Odeon cinema) on Wednesday, 11 March at 6:30...
Youssef Ayman
“I long for the days of my course with Syran plastic artist Sorour Elwany,” with those words 16-year-old Youssef Ayman, the son of Shubra...
A recent research paper written by a team of French and Kenyan paleontologists has revealed the discovery of a 28-million-year-old ancestor of...

Life Style

People dance in a street in the centre of Vienna for the traditional start of the carnival season in Vienna
Vienna, Austria's elegant capital on the Danube river, has again been commended as offering the best quality of life of any city in the world;...
. A worker mixes red icing sugar in Aschheim near Munich 
 Adults and children from the Americas to Western Europe and the Middle East must roughly halve the amount of sugar they consume to lower risk...
Authorities and tech developers must stop sensitive health data entered into applications on mobile phones ending up in the wrong hands, experts warn...