AFP/Mohamed el-Sherbeny - The Egyptian army patrols a street in the divided border town of Rafah, along the border with the Hamas-run Gaza Strip, on November 4, 2014
Two women were killed by a rocket-propelled grenade while another died in crossfire between militants and security forces in two separate incidents in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, security and medical sources said on... Monday, 2 February, 2015 - 02:08
Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste was released from a Cairo jail on Sunday and left Egypt after 400 days in prison on charges that included aiding a terrorist group, security officials said. There was no official word... Monday, 2 February, 2015 - 01:32
AFP / by Kamal Taha | A majority of members of Jordan's parliament have voted to scrap a deal to buy gas from Israel
 A delegation from American oil firm Noble Energy is in Egypt for talks with the state gas company about importing Israeli gas to energy-starved Egypt, sources at the airport and the oil ministry said on Sunday.... Sunday, 1 February, 2015 - 20:00




Reuters/Reuters - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi delivers a statement following a meeting with French President Francois Hollande at the Elysee Palace in Paris, November 26, 2014. REUTERS/Philippe






 


 
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi revealed he had asked his French counterpart Francois Hollande to supply Egypt with modern military equipment, during a meeting in New York, on the sidelines of the general assembly of the... Sunday, 1 February, 2015 - 17:37
AFP/Mohamed el-Sherbeny - The Egyptian army patrols a street in the divided border town of Rafah, along the border with the Hamas-run Gaza Strip, on November 4, 2014
AFP / by Kamal Taha | A majority of members of Jordan's parliament have voted to scrap a deal to buy gas from Israel




Reuters/Reuters - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi delivers a statement following a meeting with French President Francois Hollande at the Elysee Palace in Paris, November 26, 2014. REUTERS/Philippe






 


 

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© AFP/File | Protesters enact a flogging in front of the Saudi embassy in Washington on January 15, 2015 in a protest against the 10-year prison sentence and 1,000 lashes of Saudi activist Raef Badawi for "insulting Islam" in a blogpost
 
 
 
A woman who co-founded the Saudi Liberal Network Internet discussion group with blogging activist Raef Badawi has been freed after about three months...
© AFP/File | British mosques open their doors to the public Sunday in a gesture of reassurance following last month's Islamist attacks in Paris
 
 
 
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Economy

Egypt’s Stock Exchange said on Sunday it began the registration of stock market arbitrators and specialized experts based on the registration regulation adopted in November 2014.   Conditions set for registration included requirements...

Culture

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Saudi centenarian
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