© Italian Navy/AFP/File | Migrants sit in a boat during a rescue operation off the coast of Sicily in early December
 
 
 
Three people died when a boat carrying migrants to Europe sunk on Saturday off of Egypt's coast, security sources and state media in Egypt said. The deaths of as many as 700 people attempting a similar trip from... Sunday, 3 May, 2015 - 14:27
Between 40-50 Arab special forces soldiers arrived in Aden on Sunday and deployed alongside local fighters against the Houthi militia, a spokesman for the Southern Popular Resistance said. The forces were engaged in... Sunday, 3 May, 2015 - 13:35
Egypt has reached an aid agreement with Saudi Arabia for US$2 billion, according to daily business newspaper Al-Mal. The aid will be distributed as follows: $500 million to finance development projects, $750 million to... Sunday, 3 May, 2015 - 12:40
ROUND-UP OF ABUSES AGAINST JOURNALISTS by Reporters Without Borders
Egyptian authorities are using the courts to stifle journalism, Amnesty International said on Sunday in a report that listed 18 reporters and media workers jailed and dozens more facing criminal investigations. The New... Sunday, 3 May, 2015 - 08:55
© Italian Navy/AFP/File | Migrants sit in a boat during a rescue operation off the coast of Sicily in early December
 
 
 
ROUND-UP OF ABUSES AGAINST JOURNALISTS by Reporters Without Borders

Egypt

The eight members of the Wafd Party whose memberships were suspended have called for the dismissal of Al-sayed al-Badawi,...
The number of newspaper copies distributed inside and outside Egypt reached 758.2 million in 2013, compared to 646.6 million...
The Jordanian newspaper Al-Arab al-Yawm has quoted an Egyptian security source as saying that authorities have detected...

Middle East/North Africa

 
Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud (right) greets Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during a 2007 visit to Riyadh. The Saudi monarch has invited Ahmadinejad for an extraordinary summit of Muslim leaders to be held this month in the holy city of Mecca, according to the SPA news agency.
In late January, a former deputy of conservative ex-president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who has been jailed for embezzlement...
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Saturday that Israel had learned of "concrete threats" of terror attacks...
Rescuers help people in the sea after a boat carring some 250 migrants crashed into rocks as they tried to enter the port of Pantelleria, an island off the southern coast of Italy, on 13 April 2011
More than 3,400 migrants were rescued at sea Saturday, mainly off Libya, as Europe seeks ways to deal with the flood of...

World

© AFP | Archival screen grab from a Boko Haram video
 
Hundreds of traumatized Nigerian women and children rescued from Boko Haram Islamists have been released into the care of...
Austria wants a refugee quota for every country in the European Union to help absorb hundreds of migrants arriving every day...
Dozens of police and volunteers have exhumed 26 bodies at a mass grave near a suspected human trafficking camp on a hillside...

Business





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






 


 
Egypt's central bank kept the pound steady at LE7.53 to the dollar at a foreign exchange auction on Sunday while the...
steel bars
Most rebar-producing factories have decided to fix the prices of the products sold to consumers in May at LE4,800 per ton,...
Chairman of the Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority (EFSA) Sherief Samy said in a statement on Sunday, that the funding...

Science

Headache
Strength training might help prevent tension headaches, or at least reduce their pain, according to a small Danish study....
working out
Groin injuries are common in sports requiring quick direction changes, acceleration and deceleration – and they’...
US aviation regulators are talking to drone makers and service providers about testing commercial drones that can fly beyond...

Arts

 B.B. King performs at the 32nd annual B.B. King Homecoming concert
Blues legend B.B. King was in hospice care Friday at his home in Las Vegas, according to a longtime business associate with...
Noah's Ark
Students from the Faculty of Mass Communication at Cairo University have shot a graduation project documentary film about...
Ossama Raouf, director of the Youth Theater, said that only two dates were left for each of the productions of "...

Living

A French oral surgeon performs maxillofacial reconstruction surgery (dental implants) in an operating room
A south Florida man is suing a hospital for emotional distress, saying his leg was amputated and thrown in the garbage with...
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, carries her son Prince George alongside her husband Prince William as they visit the Sensational Butterflies exhibition at the Natural History Museum in London, July 2, 2014.
 
Britain's Duchess of Cambridge, the wife of Prince William, gave birth to a girl on Saturday, the couple's second...
A general view of Matera's Sassi limestone cave dwellings in southern Italy April 30, 2015. 
 
Italy is teeming with places that make you feel like you are on a movie set -- the Trevi Fountain in Rome, the Amalfi coast...