Cartoonized face of US basketballer Yao Ming, the viral meme in satirical photoshop comics
Originally triggered by a Facebook campaign, the uprising that ousted former president Hosni Mubarak coincided with a parallel meme revolution that, with new tools, provided a wider space for socio-political... Thursday, 18 December, 2014 - 14:01
Jen Psaki
The US administration has not yet reached a decision on how to go forward with Egypt’s aid program, according to US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki during a press briefing on Tuesday.   This week, the... Thursday, 18 December, 2014 - 13:37
Boko Haram/AFP/File | A screengrab taken on October 2, 2014 from a video released by the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram and obtained by AFP shows group leader Abubakar Shekau
Boko Haram militants have killed 32 people and kidnapped scores of others in an attack on the village of Gumsuri in restive northeastern Nigeria, local officials and a witness said Thursday.   The two officials,... Thursday, 18 December, 2014 - 12:31
US aircraft carrier in Strait of Hormuz
The Norfolk courthouse postponed on Wednesday the trial of a Saudi-born US Navy engineer accused of leaking military secrets to Egypt to 16 June 2015.   Mostafa Ahmed Awwad, a Saudi-born Egyptian who had been... Thursday, 18 December, 2014 - 12:21
Cartoonized face of US basketballer Yao Ming, the viral meme in satirical photoshop comics
Jen Psaki
Boko Haram/AFP/File | A screengrab taken on October 2, 2014 from a video released by the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram and obtained by AFP shows group leader Abubakar Shekau
US aircraft carrier in Strait of Hormuz

News

Central African Republic President Catherine Samba-Panza attends an European Union-Africa summit in Brussels, 2 April 2014.
The President of the Central African Republic Catherine Samba Panza arrived to Cairo airport on Thursday morning on an official visit, according to airport sources.   During her visit to Cairo, Panza will meet with President Abdel Fattah...

World

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.
Israel's foreign minister on Thursday described as a gimmick a Palestinian-proposed U.N. Security Council draft resolution that calls for a peace...
Tunisian soldiers stand guard during late opposition leader Chokri Belaid's funeral procession on 8 February 2013 in the Djebel Jelloud district, a suburb of Tunis. Members of Tunisia's main ruling Islamist party have called for a rally in the capital, a day after clashes at the funeral.
Jihadists who have since joined the Islamic State group claimed twin murders of secular politicians that plunged Tunisia into crisis in 2013, in a...
Geert Wilders, president of Netherlands' PVV (Party for Freedom) delivers a speech during the France's far-right National Front congress in Lyon November 29, 2014.
 
Dutch prosecutors said on Thursday they will prosecute anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders for remarks made about Moroccans during election...

Economy





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






 


 
The Egyptian pound was unchanged at a central bank dollar sale on Thursday and stronger on the unofficial market after the government established a fourth weekly dollar auction. The bank offered $40 million and said it had sold $38.2 million at a...

Culture

AFP/File / by Myriam Chaplain Riou | French writer Michel Houellebeck poses on November 5, 2014 during his photo exhibition "Before Landing" at the Pavillon Carre de Baudouin in Paris
His new book has not even been released but Michel Houellebecq -- one of France's most provocative and widely translated writers -- is already...
How many times have you reminisced about your boyhood and found yourself smiling when you remembered the day you cried when the ice cream slipped...
The Egyptian Museum, home to the world’s largest collection of Pharaonic antiquities, will begin Thursday evening its first sound and light...

Life Style

The head of the Italian Labor Union Carmelo Barbagallo2
The head of the Italian Labor Union Carmelo Barbagallo has expressed pride of his Arab ancestry, voicing optimism for Africa’s economic future...
 AFP/File | File picture shows a dress rehearsal for a production of Tchaikovsky's "The Sleeping Beauty" at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow
Children's cartoons depict death more often than films for adults, and their main characters are more than twice as likely to be killed off,...
Two Giza families hold a conventional reconcilation gathering
Under tight security measures, two Giza families agreed Tuesday to end vendetta killings in a conventional reconciliation session, a practice that...