An Egyptian court on Sunday postponed for the second time the verdict in the retrial of Al Jazeera television journalists who have been charged with aiding a terrorist organisation, a reference to the banned Muslim... Sunday, 2 August, 2015 - 12:14
Two children died yesterday at Beni Suef General Hospital after suffering from cramps and fever.   Witnesses said they were given a rehydration solution.   The first child was Jana Hanafy, 9 months old. Her... Sunday, 2 August, 2015 - 12:11
Hisham Geneina
Despite the recent controversy surrounding him and the serious charges against him, Hisham Geneina, head of the Central Auditing Organization, remained calm and confident during his three-hour interview with Al-Masry al... Sunday, 2 August, 2015 - 10:26
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) and Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukri shake hands before a meeting at a hotel in Cairo June 22, 2014. REUTERS/Brendan Smialowski/Pool
 


 
 

 
US Secretary of State John Kerry was to meet Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo Sunday to relaunch strategic talks, on a regional mini-tour to sell the Iran nuclear deal to sceptical allies.... Sunday, 2 August, 2015 - 09:19
Hisham Geneina
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) and Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukri shake hands before a meeting at a hotel in Cairo June 22, 2014. REUTERS/Brendan Smialowski/Pool
 


 
 

 

Egypt

US President Barack Obama spoke to his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi 
Cairo and Washington both see the upcoming dialogue as a means of signaling that political disagreements will not torpedo...
planted roofs of government buildings 
The Scientific Research Academy has started a project to plant vegetables and fruit on the roofs of government buildings....
Tourists queue up in Hurghada airport
South Sinai Security Director Magdy Moussa said the security convoys for tourist buses would be cancelled gradually for the...

Middle East/North Africa

Thousands of Israelis attended demonstrations across the country on Saturday, two days after an ultra-Orthodox Jew stabbed...
Yemeni vice president Khaled Bahah arrived in the southern port city of Aden on Saturday, airport officials said, the most...
Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov will hold a three-way meeting with his US and Saudi counterparts, John Kerry and Adel...

World

  The US government has "very recent indications" that "Jihadi John" -- the notorious, English-...
The new Afghan Taliban leader appealed for unity in the insurgency in his first public message released on Saturday amid...
Malaysian airliner
Aeroplane debris that washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion and may belong to the vanished Malaysia Airlines...

Business

© AFP/File | Emirati men sit under a stock market screen at the Dubai Financial Market (DFM) in Dubai, on January 30, 2011
 
 
 
Gulf stock markets may come under pressure on Sunday after oil prices and global equities fell. Saudi Arabia's Mobily,...
Planning Minister Ashraf al-Araby
Egypt has turned more than half of initial agreements signed at a March investor conference into investment projects, the...
Egyptian Exchange closed this month with gains amounting to LE12.3 billion. The capital market hit LE497.4 billion compared...

Science

US Internet company Yahoo is shutting down its presence in China, laying off at least 200 people, Bloomberg News reports
Yahoo on Friday said it is adding to its lengthy roster of acquisitions with a deal to buy social shopping website Polyvore...
Cigarette butts are seen at an ash tray at a smoking area outside a shopping mall in Beijing, China, June 1, 2015.
 
Ingredients that help enhance the appeal of “light” and “low-tar” cigarettes may contribute to the...
Alzheimer's disease patient Isidora Tomaz, 82, sits in her armchair with two chairs placed in front of her by her husband Amilcar Dos Santos (unseen) to prevent her from falling to the ground in their house in Lisbon September 15, 2009
Among unpaid, informal caregivers of older people with illness or disability, male caregivers in particular can be...

Arts

A painting entitled 'I Remember When All This Was Trees' is shown inside its crate in a warehouse in Beverly Hills, California in this June 25, 2015 handout photo released to Reuters July 28, 2015. The huge street mural painted on a derelict Detroit auto factory by elusive...
 
A large street mural painted on a derelict Detroit auto factory by elusive British artist Banksy is going up for auction in...
Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only child of late singer Whitney Houston
Scores of onlookers are expected to gather on Saturday near a Georgia church for the funeral of Bobbi Kristina Brown, the...
'Fighting street crime with street art in Karachi'
For years Karachi’s walls have been spattered with the bloodstains of murder victims and scrawled with graffiti...

Living

This little island in the Orkneys is reachable by the world's shortest scheduled flight: less than two minutes from Kirkwall. Some 90 people call this place home and are fiercely proud of its superb beaches and long history. 
Think Britain is just a small island off the coast of Europe?   Think again.   It's actually a huge number of...
"A hotel in Maine is offering guests the chance to stay in a crypt that was once home to the body of a Catholic priest who died more than 100 years ago. It comes with a custom-built coffin big enough for two, just in case guests aren't brave enough to stay alone.  "
Here's one for the bucket list, although for some it might be too close to the bucket for comfort.   A hotel in...
Two-toed baby sloth Edward Scissorhands hangs onto a teddy bear in this handout photograph taken at London Zoo July 24, 2015 and released July 31, 2015.
 
When baby sloth Edward Scissorhands' mother stopped producing milk and could not care for her infant, a London zoo...