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

A voter casts his vote on the first day of the second phase of People's Assembly elections, al-Saff, Giza, December 14,2011. The Second phase of parliamentary elections includes: Giza, Sharqeya, Monofeya, Ismilia, Suez, Sohag, Beheyra, Beni Suef, Aswan.
2745 people registered for the parliamentary elections in Egypt on Tuesday, according to the Supreme Elections Commission...
Nader Bakkar
Sources within the Nour Party speaking on condition of anonymity said the party is not fielding Nader Bakkar, the party...
The rate of violence and terrorist attacks dropped in the period between August 21-27, an alliance of NGOs detecting...

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

Protestors take on Japanese leader over security bills
The largest protest demonstrations in more than 50 years have taken place throughout Japan. Tens of thousands of protestors...
Migrants rest outside the main Eastern Railway station in Budapest, Hungary, September 2, 2015.
REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo
Hundreds of migrants protested in front of Budapest's Eastern railway station on Wednesday, shouting "Freedom,...
Congolese militia leader Bosco Ntaganda appears at the International Criminal Court charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity in a hearing in The Hague February 10, 2014.
REUTERS/Toussaint Kluiters/United Photos/Pool
A Congolese militia leader goes on trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Wednesday accused of crimes including...

Business

Egypt's market closed in the red zone on Wednesday's session, as the benchmark EGX30 index went down 0.74 percent,...
A ship passes a petro-industrial complex in Kawasaki near Tokyo December 18, 2014.
 
 Egypt has picked Shell, Vitol and Trafigura in a tender to supply four cargoes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) via...
International Monetary Fund Managing Director Lagarde gestures as she speaks about the global economy at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington
Recent volatility in global financial markets shows how rapidly risks can spill over from one economy to the next, the...

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...
June 24, 2002 file photo, a doctor points to an image of a coronary artery with 80-90 percent blockage in St. Louis. A study published by the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 finds genes that govern height also seem to affect cholesterol
Medical researchers called on Wednesday for detailed, thoughtful debate on future use of new genetic technology that has the...

Arts

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...
U.S. Vice President Lyndon Baines Johnson (C) takes the presidential oath of office from Judge Sarah T. Hughes (2nd from L) as President John F. Kennedy's widow first lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (2nd from R) stands at his side aboard Air Force One at Love Field in...
 
Love Field airport in Dallas will install a brass plaque to mark the spot where Air Force One sat while Lyndon Johnson was...

Living

London's carnival
London's Notting Hill Carnival kicked off with a riot of color despite grey skies on Sunday, in a celebration of...
Moraine Lake in Banff National Park, in Alberta, Canada. 
For the childless traveller, the empty nester, or the lucky families with built-in babysitter grandparents, take advantage...
Imam of Mohamed Ali Mosque leads Eid al-Fitr prayer, Cairo, 19 August 2012.
An Egyptian muezzin has been suspended by the authorities after being accused of intoning "Prayer is better than...