Cranes lift a Cairo-bound train that derailed near a stop in Beni Suef
Railway movement between Cairo and Upper Egypt resumed on Thursday following a halt caused by a train crash in Beni Suef.   The train, a trailer dragging two other wagons coming from Aswan on its way to Cairo,... Thursday, 11 February, 2016 - 16:01
Transport Minister Saad al-Geyoushi
Egyptian railway services are in need of LE100 billion in repairs and uprades to meet global standards, Egypt’s Transport Minister Saad El-Geyoushi said Thursday during a visit to the scene of the most recent... Thursday, 11 February, 2016 - 15:35
dollar vs Egyptian pound
The Egyptian pound slipped further on the black market on Thursday, piling more pressure on the central bank to devalue the currency even as the official rate against the dollar remained unchanged at an auction.  ... Thursday, 11 February, 2016 - 13:54
Pyramids of Giza
Said Ramadan has lost count of how much he's borrowed just to stay afloat while other vendors at Giza's pyramids have already lost hope, as jihadist attacks bring Egypt's tourist industry to its knees.... Thursday, 11 February, 2016 - 13:38
Cranes lift a Cairo-bound train that derailed near a stop in Beni Suef
Transport Minister Saad al-Geyoushi
dollar vs Egyptian pound
Pyramids of Giza

Egypt

International Cooperation Minister Sahar Nasr
The Egyptian government, represented by International Cooperation Minister Sahar Nasr, began Thursday negotiations with a...
Cranes lift a Cairo-bound train that derailed near a stop in Beni Suef
Beni Suef prosecution has taken into custody Omar Hassan Ragab, the driver of the Beni Suef train, and Ahmed Mohamed Nasef,...
Higher Education Minister
Higher Education Minister Ashraf al-Sheehy disclosed that four new state-owned universities will be established in the Sinai...

Middle East/North Africa

Talks between Turkey and Israel to mend fences are going well but a deal has not yet been reached in efforts to improve...
Saudi Arabia's Al Ekhbariya channel reported that Saudi Arabia will host the meeting of the Islamic Military Alliance in...
Russia is ready to discuss the possibility of a ceasefire in Syria, deputy foreign minister Gennady Gatilov said Thursday as...

World

Piles of rubble are all that remain of the residence of Nigeria's most prominent Shi'ite Muslim leader after it was...
Rescue workers search a collapsed building from an early morning earthquake in Tainan, Taiwan
The death toll from a weekend earthquake in Taiwan rose to 59 on Thursday, with 76 people still missing and presumed trapped...
NATO will send military vessels to the Aegean Sea to help Turkey and Greece crack down on criminal networks smuggling...

Business

Tarek Amer
Yields on Egypt's six-month and one-year treasury bills rose at an auction on Thursday, data from the central bank...
Egypt's stock market fell in early trade on Thursday, erasing the previous day's gain as global bourses sagged,...
CIB
Commercial International Bank (CIB), Egypt's largest listed company, said on Thursday its board had approved a plan to...

Science

The UN agency specializing in reduction of disaster risks says the Earth faced more than twice as many major droughts last...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell said on Wednesday that no cases of the...
A prosthetic arm made of Lego that disabled children can customise to their own needs won the grand prize at the Netexplo...

Arts

Oscars statuette
We've all yawned each year as Oscar winners rush through the names of the people they want to thank during their brief...
Oscar winner Kate Winslet returns to the big screen as a landscape designer tasked with constructing the grand gardens of Versailles, but the British actress says she is not so green-fingered when it comes to her own backyard.
The 39-year old star of "Titanic" plays Sabine De Barra in romantic period drama "A Little Chaos", who is commissioned to create the Rockwork Grove in the gardens of the French palace under King Louis XIV.
The film stars Alan Rickman as the king, Stanley Tucci as his brother Philippe, Duc d'Orleans and Mathias Schoenaerts as landscape artist Andre Le Notre.
Winslet can be seen weeding and chopping down plants in the film but says the experience does not mirror real life.
"I'm not a gardener. I wish I was," Winslet told reporters at the London premiere of the film on Monday night.
With bouffant hair and lots of bling jewelry, Academy Award winner Kate Winslet adds a somewhat different role to her acting...
Hollywood will be out in force to kick off the Berlin film festival today, with Meryl Streep joining George Clooney and the...

Living

Female genital mutilation (FGM)
An NGO alliance has held a series of workshops at universities in Egypt to raise awareness about female genital mutilation (...
 
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