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Italy is demanding to take part in investigations by Egypt into the death of an Italian student whose corpse was found by the side of Cairo-Alexandria Road on Wednesday.   “In addition to requesting full... Thursday, 4 February, 2016 - 16:59
Egypt's benchmark index EGX 30 climbed by 2.2 percent, supported by Arab and foreign investors' purchases, at the closing of the stock session on Thursday.   The index for small and medium shares EGX 70... Thursday, 4 February, 2016 - 16:32
An Israeli court jailed two Jewish teenagers on Thursday, one for life and the other for 21 years, over a revenge murder of a Palestinian teenager in Jerusalem that helped trigger the 2014 Gaza war.   The two... Thursday, 4 February, 2016 - 16:27
Football commentator Mahmoud Bakr
Renowned football commentator and retired footballer Mahmoud Bakr passed away on Wednesday at the age of 72.   Bakr reportedly died of kidney failure, according to Al-Arabiya, on February 3 at a military hospital... Thursday, 4 February, 2016 - 16:20
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Football commentator Mahmoud Bakr

Egypt

CAIRO, Feb 5 (Aswat Masriya) – Egypt’s stock market main index EGX 30 hiked by 3.6 per cent  over the past...
Italian student Gulio Regeni who was found dead after being missing since January 25, 2016.
CAIRO (AP) — The body of an Italian graduate student who disappeared last month has been found with multiple stab...
The occupancy rates in Luxor hotels rose to 64 percent, Luxor tourism police announced Thursday.   The increase comes...

Middle East/North Africa

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) meets with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington September 4, 2015.
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Riyadh (AFP) - Saudi Arabia is ready to join any ground operation the US-led coalition against the Islamic State group in...
A Palestinian man holding a Palestinian national flag argues with an Israeli policewoman, during a protest against the Israeli offensive in Gaza, in the West Bank city of Hebron, 22 August 2014.
Jerusalem (AFP) - Israel said Thursday it has laid charges against a policeman accused of sending details to extremists of a...
A suspected US drone strike overnight killed a top Islamist militant commander in southern Yemen who had run Al-Qaeda's...

World

CNN's Nima Elbagir speaks to a Kenyan family about why they choose to continue to brutal practice of female genital mutilation.
LONDON, Feb 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than 200 million girls and women globally have suffered genital mutilation...
BEIRUT/MOSCOW/LONDON (Reuters) - Russia said on Thursday it suspected Turkey was preparing a military incursion into Syria,...
Damascus (AFP) - Tens of thousands of Syrians were apparently streaming towards Turkey on Friday as regime troops pressed a...

Business

Cairo's main index jumped 2.3 percent to 6,202 points as foreign buyers returned. Foreign investors, who had mostly been...
Yields on Egypt's six-month and one-year treasury bills rose at an auction on Thursday, data from the central bank...
Egypt blocked the entry of a French wheat shipment on Thursday due to a violation of both the Egyptian and the Codex...

Science

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Even before it became a household name, Google parent Alphabet has become the world's most valuable company, vaulting...
OSLO (Reuters) - An expansion of Europe's forests towards dark green conifers has stoked global warming, according to a...
The first known case of Zika virus transmission in the United States was reported in Texas on Tuesday by local health...

Arts

reading books
New research out of the UK has found yet another benefit of picking up a good book, with avid readers likely to feel...
Director George Miller (C), cast members Tom Hardy (L) and Charlize Theron (R) pose during a photocall for the film 'Mad Max: Fury Road' out of competition at the 68th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, May 14, 2015. 
 
Australian director George Miller will preside over the 69th Cannes film festival, organizers said on Tuesday.   Miller...
Lady Gaga performs songs from ''The Sound of Music'' during the 87th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 22, 2015.
Lady Gaga will lead what organizers called an "experiential tribute" to late British singer David Bowie at the...

Living

Looking for a hotel that comes with a foolproof romance guarantee? Guests have vouched for an adults-only boutique in Aruba...
 Tourists use a selfie stick in front of the Louvre Pyramid in Paris on March 7, 2015
Still one of the world's most vibrant cities despite astronomical living costs, it's no surprise London is the world...
 Debs Lowther gave birth to her son Jonathan, just four months before Owen was born, on a British Airways flight from Malawi.
Renewing a passport and border checks are not the easiest of tasks for Shona Owen thanks to the unusual location of her...