Al-Sisi in the EEDC
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) criticized Egypt’s decision to delay imposing the capital gains tax on stocks because it means that the cost of shoring up public finances will be borne by “people who... Sunday, 24 May, 2015 - 17:00
Egyptian authorities will reopen the Gaza Strip on Tuesday for two days to allow stranded Palestinians to cross into the blockaded enclave, according to Egyptian TV. Egypt has tightened its grip on the border with the... Sunday, 24 May, 2015 - 14:56
Masood Ahmed, director of the International Monetary Fund's Middle East and Central Asia department, attends the Capital Markets Conference in Doha, 18 September 2012. 
The Egyptian government plans to negotiate a US$6 billion loan with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to close the financing budget gap for the 2015/2016 fiscal year during the IMF’s delegation visit to Cairo... Sunday, 24 May, 2015 - 13:06
Morsi’s death sentence protested in Paris

 
Hundreds of people were gathered Saturday in Paris to protest the death sentence pronounced by Egyptian court against the country’s first democratically elected president Mohamed Morsi.     About 300... Sunday, 24 May, 2015 - 12:31
Al-Sisi in the EEDC
Masood Ahmed, director of the International Monetary Fund's Middle East and Central Asia department, attends the Capital Markets Conference in Doha, 18 September 2012. 
Morsi’s death sentence protested in Paris

 

Egypt

A delegation from the justice, construction and development, Egyptian democratic, Ghad al-Thawra and Wasat parties left...
Three hundred and twenty-two Yemeni nationals left Cairo on Sunday, heading back to relative stability in Yemen.  ...
A military helicopter flies over riot police standing guard outside a police academy on the outskirts of Cairo January 8, 2014. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
 


 
 

 
The public prosecutor referred 319 civilians to military court Saturday on charges of violence.   A judicial...

Middle East/North Africa

Saudi authorities said on Saturday that the suicide bomber who bombed the Shi'ite mosque on Friday in Qatif city,...
Iraqi forces regained ground from Islamic State militants in western Iraq on Sunday, advancing towards the city of Ramadi...
 The Syrian city of Palmyra is famed for its 2,000 year-old ruins and UNESCO has called for the immediate withdrawal of military forces from the ancient oasis city
 
 
 
Islamic State fighters have killed at least 400 people in Syria's ancient city of Palmyra, most of them women and...

World

The Islamic State group is recruiting fighters in Afghanistan, the commander of foreign forces in country has said, but they...
The United States led criticism of Russia's new law targeting "undesirable" NGOs, which activists fear will...
The people of Ireland backed same-sex marriage by a landslide in a referendum that marked a dramatic social shift in a...

Business

An Arabtec logo is seen on buildings under construction in the Marina area of Dubai in this picture taken November 28, 2009. REUTERS/Steve Crisp
 


 
 

 
 Shares in Dubai builder Arabtec drop 3.3 percent to 2.33 dirhams. Egyptian newspaper Al Mal has reported, citing...
Orascom
Orascom Development Holding incurred net losses of CHF37.96 million in the first quarter of 2015, compared with net profit...
Egypt's market closed in the green zone for Sunday's session, as the benchmark EGX30 Index increased 1.49 percent...

Science

A janitor sprays disinfectant at empty chicken cages in a traditional market in New Taipei city April 29, 2013. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang
As a virulent avian influenza outbreak continues to spread across the Midwestern United States, some egg-dependent companies...
Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al-Damaty
Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al-Damaty has announced the discovery of a secret crypt under Alexandria's Montaza Palace...
Facebook page showing Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al-Damaty inspecting two discovery of two granite statues of Sekhmet, Luxor, 22 February, 2015
Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al-Damaty has said that a lack of funding has impacted 60 projects implemented by the ministry...

Arts

Marion Cotillard poses for photographers during a photo call for the film Macbeth, at the 68th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 23, 2015. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
Just what film directors Joel and Ethan Coen are thinking is a question that has long bedeviled moviegoers. Now they have...
Singer Mans Zelmerloew representing Sweden poses with the trophy after winning the final of the 60th annual Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna, Austria, May 24, 2015.
 
Sweden's Mans Zelmerlow won the final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna on Sunday, beating Russia and Italy in...
Photographers take photographs of 'Coloring Book', a sculpture by Jeff Koons, in the Annenberg Courtyard of the Royal Academy of Arts, in London May 17, 2011
 
A large sculpture entitled "Coloring Book" by American artist Jeff Koons sold for 12 million euros (US$13.2...

Living

John Nash is killed with his wife Alicia in New Jersey when a taxi they areriding in crashes
 
 
 
Nobel prize-winning US mathematician John Nash, famously portrayed in the movie "A Beautiful Mind," was killed...
Choir members sing at the beatification ceremony of late Sister Irene Stefani, a colonial era nun who died in 1930, in the rural town of Nyeri, near the slopes of Mount Kenya, May 23, 2015.
 
An Italian nun, who tended the sick and wounded in World War One in east Africa and died in 1930 in Kenya, was beatified on...
Sharm al-Sheikh city
In a different yet adventurous experience, a couple put on the oxygen tanks along with a black suit and white dress to...