The discovery of the Zohr natural gas field off Egypt will not undermine private-sector negotiations about buying gas from Israel, Egypt's petroleum minister said, playing down fears that potential deals could be... Wednesday, 2 September, 2015 - 15:40
Smuggling tunnels were located by military forces to be destroyed, Rafah city, northern Sinai, 9 August 2012. Egyptian military forces deploying in northern Sinai's main town of al-Arish days after it began a crackdown on Islamist militants in the region following attack killed 16 soldiers, and injured 7.
Egypt’s military will flood the area along the border with Gaza with water, in a new bid to destroy underground tunnels between Sinai and the Palestinian territory, a Palestinian security source told Anadolu... Wednesday, 2 September, 2015 - 15:19
Some fragments of the Koran have been discovered by the University of Birmingham; Radiocarbon dating found the manuscript to be at least 1,370 years old, making them believe it could be the oldest Quran in the history.
The Daily Mail published an article on August 31 which discussed fragments of a recently discovered Quran scientists believe may predate the Prophet Muhammad but which Muslim scholars emphatically deny.   Two... Wednesday, 2 September, 2015 - 14:36
Saudi Arabia's Grand Mufti Abdul Aziz Al al-Shaikh
Saudi Arabia’s top cleric has slammed an Iranian movie depicting the life of the Prophet Mohamed, thereby reviving a longstanding controversy around Islam’s prohibition of the impersonation of holy figures... Wednesday, 2 September, 2015 - 14:34
Smuggling tunnels were located by military forces to be destroyed, Rafah city, northern Sinai, 9 August 2012. Egyptian military forces deploying in northern Sinai's main town of al-Arish days after it began a crackdown on Islamist militants in the region following attack killed 16 soldiers, and injured 7.
Some fragments of the Koran have been discovered by the University of Birmingham; Radiocarbon dating found the manuscript to be at least 1,370 years old, making them believe it could be the oldest Quran in the history.
Saudi Arabia's Grand Mufti Abdul Aziz Al al-Shaikh

Egypt

The Belgian and Dutch ambassadors to Egypt concluded a two-day visit to Upper Egyptian community schools on Wednesday,...
Investment Minister Ashraf Salman
Egypt has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with China to partially engage the latter in the construction of the first...
Minister of Higher Education al-Sayyed Abdel Khaleq
Higher Education Minister Al-Sayed Abdel Khaleq received confidential authorization from the Supreme Council of Universities...

Middle East/North Africa





AFP/Thomas Coex - Palestinians wave a giant national flag during a demonstration on March 30, 2015 near the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's Old City





 



 




 
Israel complained to the United Nations on Tuesday about a Palestinian initiative to fly their flag alongside those of full...
A policeman on guard in Baghdad in May 2004.
A total of 18 Turkish workers have been kidnapped in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan...
 Lebanese police fire water canon at protestors on Saturday August 22
Lebanese police ejected protesters who occupied part of the environment ministry Tuesday to press the minister to resign,...

World

© AFP | Archival screen grab from a Boko Haram video
 
Suspected Boko Haram gunmen on horseback killed at least 24 people in two separate attacks on villages in northeast Nigeria...
Alexis Tsipras and Yanis Varoufakis shared a vision once, but the double act of the Greek debt drama's most colourful...
 AFP / by Katy Lee | Syrian refugees stand on the deck of the Greek government-chartered Eleftherios Venizelos ferry as it arrives at the Piraeus port in Athens on August 20, 2015
Thousands of refugees and migrants arrived in Athens on Wednesday, piling further pressure on increasingly divided European...

Business

Investment Minister Ashraf Salman
Egypt has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with China to partially engage the latter in the construction of the first...
Egypt's exports to Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) during May 2015 reached $5.76 million,...
A banner reads "Empty Tank" as tens of cars queue at petrol station, Cairo, January 16,2012 amid fears of an oil shortage.
Egypt’s Alexandria National Refining and Petrochemicals Company is planning to rely on technology from UOP LLC, a...

Science

© AFP/File / by Akbar Borisov | Aerial view of mountains in the southern part of Tajikistan, close to the Afghan border, taken January 28, 2002 during a mission carried out by the French Air Force in the area
 
 
 
It began with a low rumbling noise. Then the rivers of mud poured down the mountainside over the Tajik village of Barssem...
The golden mask of Pharaoh Tutankhamen is seen on display at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, January 24, 2015. REUTERS
 


 
 

 
Egypt's Tutankhamen mask is currently being scanned prior to its renovation, announced the Egyptian Museum director on...
It is not the first time that fishermen are after rare species that are protected by the law, as the Red Sea Environment...

Arts

Syrian TV star and cinema director Sulaf Fawakherji
Syrian drama star Sulaf Fawakherji will compete in the Alexandria Film Festival’s 31st edition, starting on Wednesday...
Under the slogan of “Cinema in the Face of Terrorism,” Culture Minister Abdel Wahid al-Nabawi and film critic...
The director and actor at copy & waste Steffen Klewar (R) and actor Daniel Brunet are refelcted on a distrorted mirror at the concept store 'Knick-Knack to the Future' in Berlin, Germany, September 1, 2015.
 
If you could go back in time to change your city, what would you do? What kind of a place do you want to live in? Would you...

Living

A Union flag flies near Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament in London 24 October 2011.
The most famous clock in the world is wrong: the bongs of London's Big Ben have been mysteriously running fast over the...
A new study has linked music with language learning, making the case for music education.
A child's ability to distinguish musical rhythm could enrichen his understanding of grammar, according to what is...
London's carnival
London's Notting Hill Carnival kicked off with a riot of color despite grey skies on Sunday, in a celebration of...