Delegates attend the Dakar-hosted Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) summit for talks on the recent military coup in Mali. (AFP Photo/Mamadou Toure Behan)
The Egyptian government is in negotiations with Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Kuwaiti sovereign funds for contributing in financing Egyptian projects in Africa, according to AlMal newspaper. The government is... Tuesday, 31 March, 2015 - 12:09
Saudi-led strikes in Yemen are designed to maintain the regional status quo of Gulf monarchies, rather than the declared goal of defending the legitimacy of President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi, according to a report by... Tuesday, 31 March, 2015 - 11:19
The United States supports Arab plans to create a unified military force to counter growing security threats in the Middle East, and the Pentagon will cooperate with it where US and Arab interests coincide, Defense... Tuesday, 31 March, 2015 - 08:22
A delegation from the National Council for Human Rights visited a prison on Wednesday, recommending that an urgent investigation is conducted into incidents reported by prisoners, the council said. The council members... Monday, 30 March, 2015 - 20:37
Delegates attend the Dakar-hosted Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) summit for talks on the recent military coup in Mali. (AFP Photo/Mamadou Toure Behan)

News

Al-Azhar headquarters
Al-Azhar and the Ministry of Endowments have completed their review of religious textbooks for elementary and secondary schools, aimed at removing the materials that could potentially encourage religious extremism.   Parallel to its crackdown...

World

The United States pledged US$507 million and Kuwait promised $500 million towards easing Syria's humanitarian crisis at an international summit...
Myanmar President Thein Sein attended the ceremonial signing on Tuesday of a draft ceasefire accord between the government and ethnic rebel groups...
Air raids by a Saudi-led coalition again hit Houthi militia targets across Yemen on Monday night, striking the group's northern stronghold of...

Economy

© AFP/File | Emirati men sit under a stock market screen at the Dubai Financial Market (DFM) in Dubai, on January 30, 2011
 
 
 
Middle East fund managers may move further into cash as economic and geopolitical risks in the region rise, a monthly Reuters survey of asset managers shows.   The survey of 15 leading fund firms, conducted over the past 10 days, shows just 13...

Culture

Actress Abeer Sabry
Scenarist Ahmed Atef has announced that the shooting of his new series "Neswan Qadera" (Capable Women) will start within a few days. This...
Hollywood actor Paul Walker poses for photographers during a news conference for Fast and Furious 4
When his lead actor died suddenly, James Wan knew there was not another director who could give him advice on how to finish the film.  Wan was...
Diego Barkan, director of the excavation for the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), shows fragments of ancient basins unearthed at an archaeological dig in a future construction site in Tel Aviv March 29, 2015. 
 
Fragments of ancient beer-brewing basins unearthed in Tel Aviv indicate that Egyptians more than 5,000 years ago had settled farther north than...

Life Style

The head of Egypt’s Academy of Scientific Research and Technology has said that Egypt maintains the high rates of research plagiarism, adding...
Sleeping
Getting too little sleep is linked to poor health, but short naps might partly offset that effect, a small study suggests. Sleep deprivation can have...
The Apple logo is pictured on the front of the company's flagship retail store near signs for the central subway project in San Francisco, California 23 January 2013. 
Nine months after Apple and IBM began working together on building mobile apps for businesses, some of the first fruits are about to appear at UK...