Opening session of Egypt's House of Representatives in January 10, 2015
A House of Representatives member submitted his resignation on Monday, complaining of what he described as the “marginalization” he was subjected to inside the one-month old legislature.   “I feel... Tuesday, 9 February, 2016 - 13:20
General Motors has temporarily suspended its operations in Egypt due a currency crisis, a company source told Reuters on Monday.   Import-dependent Egypt has been in economic crisis since a 2011 uprising and... Tuesday, 9 February, 2016 - 11:54
The first day of Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukri's visit to the US capital Washington, D.C. was full of intense meetings with research centers, the press and prominent former officials working with think tanks.... Tuesday, 9 February, 2016 - 11:37
British ambassador to Cairo John Casson
The United Kingdom is in ongoing negotiations with Egypt concerning airport security improvements that will eventually lead to resuming British flights that have been suspended since October, said British Ambassador... Tuesday, 9 February, 2016 - 11:24
Opening session of Egypt's House of Representatives in January 10, 2015
British ambassador to Cairo John Casson

Egypt

Army tank in North Sinai
Two soldiers were injured on Tuesday morning in an IED blast in southwest Sheikh Zuweid City, North Sinai.   The blast...
Egypt’s Grand Mufti has rejected what he described as “generalized” perceptions that link terrorism to...
Egypt's Christian communities will pray for unity over the next week, from February 13 to February 20.   The "...

Middle East/North Africa

Islamic State is likely to step up "the pace and lethality" of its attacks in the months ahead as it seeks to fan...
The recapture of Aden by Gulf Arab coalition troops last summer has failed to provide any respite from Yemen's civil war...
Russia should immediately end its air strikes in Syria as a condition for negotiations between the opposition and the...

World

South African opposition protesters marched on Tuesday to Johannesburg's Constitutional Court, where judges heard a case...
Four people were killed when two trains collided head-on in the southern German state of Bavaria on Tuesday, a police...
Hundreds more US troops are headed for Afghanistan’s strife-torn Helmand province to shore up security forces who have...

Business

cairo stock 
Egypt's stock market fell more than 2 percent in early trade on Tuesday, following global shares lower, while Riyadh...
Yields on Egypt's 3-year and 7-year bonds rose at an auction on Monday while the yield on its 1.5-year zero coupon bond...
Finance Minister Hani Demian
Yields on Egypt's three-month treasury bills dropped while those on its nine-month bills rose at Sunday's auction,...

Science

The logos of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and Rio 2016 Paralympic Games are pictured next to a message on a screen that reads ''Message about Zika'' during a media briefing in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, February 2, 2016.
The United States Olympic Committee told US sports federations that athletes and staff concerned for their health over the...
Rosana Vieira Alves bathes her 4-month-old daughter Luana Vieira, who was born with microcephaly, at their home in Olinda, Brazil, in this file photo taken February 4, 2016.
 
Experts on microcephaly, the birth defect that has sparked alarm in the current Zika virus outbreak, say they are struck by...
More than 3,100 pregnant Colombian women are infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, President Juan Manuel Santos said...

Arts

Actor Hugh Jackman
 


 


 
"X-Men" star Hugh Jackman said on Monday he had another skin cancer growth removed from his nose, and urged people...
Singer Beyonce
After a sizzling performance during the Super Bowl on Sunday and shortly after releasing the new single “Formation...
Rihanna arrives at the Costume Institute Gala Benefit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York, on May 5, 2015
Rihanna's new album, "Anti," officially took the top spot on the Billboard 200 album charts on Monday, a week...

Living

Australian products are displayed for sale in a store in Sydney, Australia, January 27, 2016. Picture taken January 27, 2016.
 
Watching a lone browser in his Sydney Chinatown shop, Bing Chen is worried business is being squeezed this Lunar New Year by...
One of the most remarkable festivals in Europe, the Hom Strom, takes place in the Swiss town of Scuol. With overtones of " The Wicker Man," locals torch a giant straw effigy in the dead of winter.
Scuol is one of those perfectly preserved semi-isolated communities in the Lower Engadine valley of Switzerland, separated...
© AFP | Cyclists ride past buildings at Dubai Marina during Dubai Tour 2016
 
 
 
Germany's Marcel Kittel won the Tour of Dubai on Saturday after he outsprinted his rivals, claiming victory in the final...