Voters line up to cast their ballot in People's Assembly elections, Cairo, November 28,2011. Parliamentary elections' first phase, which started Monday, includes 17.5 million voters.The poll took place at nine governorates: Cairo, Alexandria, Kafr al-Sheikh, Assiut, Port Said, Fayyoum, Luxor, Red Sea and Damietta.
Egypt will hold a long-awaited parliamentary election, starting on Oct. 18-19, the election commission said on Sunday, the final step in a process to bring back democracy that critics say has been tainted by widespread... Sunday, 30 August, 2015 - 22:00
Natural gas field in the Mediterranean
 Italian energy group Eni said on Sunday it had discovered the largest known gas field in the Mediterranean off the Egyptian coast, predicting the find could help meet Egypt's gas needs for decades to come.... Sunday, 30 August, 2015 - 17:23
Saudi women for the first time began to register as candidates Sunday for municipal polls in the ultra-conservative Muslim kingdom where they face a host of restrictions, including a driving ban.   Earlier this... Sunday, 30 August, 2015 - 16:30
British Ambassador John Kasn
Egypt summoned the British ambassador to reject as "unacceptable interference" comments he made on an Egyptian court's decision to hand down prison sentences for three Al Jazeera journalists, state media... Sunday, 30 August, 2015 - 14:46
Voters line up to cast their ballot in People's Assembly elections, Cairo, November 28,2011. Parliamentary elections' first phase, which started Monday, includes 17.5 million voters.The poll took place at nine governorates: Cairo, Alexandria, Kafr al-Sheikh, Assiut, Port Said, Fayyoum, Luxor, Red Sea and Damietta.
Natural gas field in the Mediterranean
British Ambassador John Kasn

Egypt

British University in Egypt
President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi issued a presidential decree on Sunday on the establishment of four new faculties at the...
Nuweiba port
Nuweiba port is ready to receive two vessels with 278 people and 50 trucks on board, Spokesman for the Red Sea Ports...
Egyptian prime minister Ibrahim Mahlab.
Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb on Sunday received a delegation of the American Chamber of Commerce currently visiting Cairo...

Middle East/North Africa

Iran's national flags are seen on a square in Tehran February 10, 2012, a day before the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution.
CREDIT: REUTERS/MORTEZA NIKOUBAZL
A Revolutionary Court in Iran has sentenced two people to 10 years each in jail on charges of spying for the...
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir arrives in Khartoum from Johannesburg on June 15, 2015 after a court ordered him not to leave South Africa as it decided whether to arrest him over alleged war crimes.
Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir is expected to travel to China on Monday for a four-day visit, the foreign ministry...
A Saudi-led coalition air raid struck a factory in northern Yemen on Sunday killing 17 civilians and 14 Shiite Huthi rebels...

World

Returning from her summer break in mid-August, German Chancellor Angela Merkel raised some eyebrows by describing Europe...
Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad (C) waves as he attends a rally organised by pro-democracy group 'Bersih' (Clean) near Central Market in Malaysia's capital city of Kuala Lumpur, August 30, 2015.
REUTERS/ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA
Former Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad, joining anti-government protesters for a second day on Sunday, called for a "...
© AFP/File / by Hélène Colliopoulou | An election poster hangs in front of the campaign kiosk for the anti-austerity Syriza party bearing a slogan which translates as 'the hope is coming' in Athens on January 14, 2015
 
 
 
The leftist Syriza party of former Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will challenge Greece's creditors on unresolved aspects...

Business

Shanghai stocks see worst fall since 2007
Global financial markets looked set for another rough week on Monday, with stocks and commodities falling ahead of data that...
Egypt's market closed in the red zone following Sunday's session, as the benchmark EGX30 index went down 0.33...




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 7.73 per dollar at a foreign exchange auction on Sunday, and the...

Science

Swarms of stinging jellyfish have invaded the beaches of Israel and the eastern Mediterranean, wrapping their painful...
A man uses his laptop to test a new high speed inflight Internet service named Fli-Fi while on a special JetBlue media flight out of John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York December 11
It's no secret that crowded airports can be a hassle and a giant time-suck for cross-country travelers. Soon, a...
As the reality of global warming starts to hit home, people may ask: "How will it affect my livelihood?"  ...

Arts

Actor Kyle Jean-Baptiste who made history as the first African-American to play the lead role in a Broadway production of "Les Miserables" died Friday, August 28 in New York. He was 21. 
Actor Kyle Jean-Baptiste, who made history as the first African-American to play the lead role in a Broadway production of...
Once the last refuge of lepers and criminals, one of Brussels' quirkiest neighborhoods teems with vintage furniture...
Singapore is renowned worldwide for its national maths system, which has been emulated by schools in other developed countries and cities
 
 
 
Singapore -- the home of Esplanade "the durian" Theater, ArtScience "the banana" Museum and other iconic...

Living

Buddhism, which holds that wealth is temporary and no path to happiness, might not sound like the best source for money...
Instagram 
After five years of square-shaped tyranny, Instagram will finally allow users to post portrait and landscape photos and...
Each August, around 20,000 people head to the tiny Valencian town of Bunol, Spain for the La Tomatina festival -- an excuse to hurl 170 tons of ripe tomato slop at one another.
 
Each August, around 20,000 people head to the tiny Valencian town of Bunol, Spain for the La Tomatina festival -- an excuse...