Egyptian authorities will reopen the Gaza Strip on Tuesday for two days to allow stranded Palestinians to cross into the blockaded enclave, according to Egyptian TV. Egypt has tightened its grip on the border with the... Sunday, 24 May, 2015 - 14:56
Masood Ahmed, director of the International Monetary Fund's Middle East and Central Asia department, attends the Capital Markets Conference in Doha, 18 September 2012. 
The Egyptian government plans to negotiate a US$6 billion loan with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to close the financing budget gap for the 2015/2016 fiscal year during the IMF’s delegation visit to Cairo... Sunday, 24 May, 2015 - 13:06
Morsi’s death sentence protested in Paris

 
Hundreds of people were gathered Saturday in Paris to protest the death sentence pronounced by Egyptian court against the country’s first democratically elected president Mohamed Morsi.     About 300... Sunday, 24 May, 2015 - 12:31
Al-Mamar bridge in Abu Hammad city
Two men were killed and eight others, including two women, were injured during an explosion on a bridge in Abu Hammad city Saturday, according to Essam Farahat from the Sharqiya health department.   The victims... Sunday, 24 May, 2015 - 11:25
Masood Ahmed, director of the International Monetary Fund's Middle East and Central Asia department, attends the Capital Markets Conference in Doha, 18 September 2012. 
Morsi’s death sentence protested in Paris

 
Al-Mamar bridge in Abu Hammad city

Egypt

An Armed Forces soldier was seriously injured Sunday following an explosion at a mine in one of the military units in Ras...
The Egyptian Meteorological Authority (EMA) expects a very hot temperatures on Monday throughout most of the country, with...
The cost of the digital controlling system, used to link traffic lights to each other, is LE260 million, according to...

Middle East/North Africa

Saudi authorities said on Saturday that the suicide bomber who bombed the Shi'ite mosque on Friday in Qatif city,...
Iraqi forces regained ground from Islamic State militants in western Iraq on Sunday, advancing towards the city of Ramadi...
 The Syrian city of Palmyra is famed for its 2,000 year-old ruins and UNESCO has called for the immediate withdrawal of military forces from the ancient oasis city
 
 
 
Islamic State fighters have killed at least 400 people in Syria's ancient city of Palmyra, most of them women and...

World

In February last year a gang of men with machetes ambushed two villages in western Ivory Coast, disembowelling a soldier and...
In February last year a gang of men with machetes ambushed two villages in western Ivory Coast, disembowelling a soldier and...
Activists in Burundi behind weeks of protests against against President Pierre Nkurunziza's controversial bid to seek a...

Business

An Arabtec logo is seen on buildings under construction in the Marina area of Dubai in this picture taken November 28, 2009. REUTERS/Steve Crisp
 


 
 

 
An Egyptian Housing Ministry official source revealed that negotiations with the UAE's Arabtec to create one million...
Egypt's Investment Minister Ashraf Salman (Photo: Reuters)
The assets management committee, headed by Investment Minister Ashraf Salman, has decided to stop the sale of productive...




Reuters/Reuters - An employee counts money at a bank in Cairo September 4, 2014. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih






 


 
Egypt's central bank kept the pound steady at 7.53 to the dollar at a foreign exchange auction on Sunday, while the...

Science

Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al-Damaty
Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al-Damaty has announced the discovery of a secret crypt under Alexandria's Montaza Palace...
Facebook page showing Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al-Damaty inspecting two discovery of two granite statues of Sekhmet, Luxor, 22 February, 2015
Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al-Damaty has said that a lack of funding has impacted 60 projects implemented by the ministry...
Health officials say bad eyesight in the U.S. is most common in the South.
 
Health officials say bad eyesight in the US is most common in the South.   A new report found the South was home to...

Arts

Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner applauds as she stands in front of musicians from Argentina's National Symphony Orchestra in the 'Blue Whale' auditorium during the official inauguration of the Kirchner Cultural Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 21
 
With less than a year to go in her presidency, Cristina Fernandez has sought her place in Argentina's cultural history,...
by Marc Burleigh | US directors and Presidents of the Feature Film jury Ethan Coen (L) and Joel Coen arrive on stage during the opening ceremony of the 68th Cannes Film Festival, on May 13, 2015
 
 
 
Cannes' Palme d'Or and other prizes to be handed out at the closing ceremony of the film festival on Sunday will be...
The sun sets behind ruined columns at the historical city of Palmyra, in the Syrian desert, some 240km (150 miles) northeast the capital of Damascus in this file photo taken on November 12, 2010. REUTERS/Khaled al-Hariri
Islamic State group fighters have entered the museum in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, placing guards at its doors, the...

Living

Sharm al-Sheikh city
In a different yet adventurous experience, a couple put on the oxygen tanks along with a black suit and white dress to...
Approximately 500,000 children under the legal age of 16 buy cigarettes, according to the Cairo and Giza Tobacco Traders...
The Coptic Orthodox Church is celebrating Pentecost on Sunday, the day of the establishment of the church in Christianity....