Seventeen NGOs have released a joint statement condemning the anti-terrorism law, saying it reimposes the restrictions that journalists have been struggling to remove throughout history.   The new law violates the... Tuesday, 7 July, 2015 - 16:16
Ghada Waly
The Ministry of Social Solidarity has announced it had dissolved 14 civil society organizations, in line with the judicial ban on the Muslim Brotherhood.   In press statements on Tuesday, Minister Ghada Waly said... Tuesday, 7 July, 2015 - 15:44
journalists strike
An international journalists group has condemned rising detentions of journalists in Egypt that have been coupled with government plans to adopt an anti-terrorism law deemed by local journalists as imposing confinement... Tuesday, 7 July, 2015 - 15:18
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Unknown militants kidnapped an Egyptian national on Monday in the city of Sabha, according to a security source in the Libyan city. The area has become a hotspot for ransom kidnappings.   The wife of Erfan Salem,... Tuesday, 7 July, 2015 - 11:50
Ghada Waly
journalists strike
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Egypt

Hurghada
The ministries of transport and tourism have decided to reopen the ferry line between Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh next week...
The Ministry of Health has announced that the prevalence of use of family planning methods dropped to 58 percent in 2014,...
Tomb of previously unknown pharaonic queen found in Egypt
 
 
Polish archaeologists have unearthed four ancient tombs at Daqahlia governorate, north of Cairo, Antiquities Minister...

Middle East/North Africa

Iran and six major powers will keep negotiating past Tuesday's deadline for a long-term nuclear agreement as they tackle...
A dispute over UN sanctions on Iran's ballistic missile program and a broader arms embargo were among issues holding up...
Arab air strikes and clashes killed an estimated 176 fighters and civilians in Yemen on Monday, residents and media run by...

World

The deaths of a number of witnesses in a massive fraud case surrounding cheating at college and government jobs has become...
A Union flag flies near Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament in London 24 October 2011.
Prime Minister David Cameron led sombre tributes on Tuesday as Britain commemorated the 10th anniversary of attacks that...
Greece's affair with the euro began with the grandest of hopes. The country approved the euro in 2001, in time to be...

Business

A ship passes a petro-industrial complex in Kawasaki near Tokyo December 18, 2014.
 
Egypt and Russia's top oil producer Rosneft have signed two initial deals for the supply of petroleum products and...




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






 


 
Egypt's central bank held the Egyptian pound steady at LE7.73 to the dollar at a foreign exchange auction on Tuesday...
Egypt’s industry federation has voiced support for the central bank’s decision to raise US dollar exchange rates...

Science

Tomb of previously unknown pharaonic queen found in Egypt
 
 
Polish archaeologists have unearthed four ancient tombs at Daqahlia governorate, north of Cairo, Antiquities Minister...
Imam of Mohamed Ali Mosque leads Eid al-Fitr prayer, Cairo, 19 August 2012.
Religious groups are an under-used health resource that could help achieve universal healthcare and accelerate the medical...
A new app designed to educate young people about female genital mutilation (FGM) was launched in Britain on Tuesday amid a...

Arts

Pink Floyd's cover art by digital artist Ahmed Emad Eldin. It depicts a man punting along a river of clouds towards a distant, glimmering sunrays.
At 18 years old, Egyptian Ahmed Emad Eldin was selected as one of the most creative visual artists under the age of 25 by...
In this Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, file photo, Bill Cosby performs during a show at the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne, Fla. Cosby will visit Alabama for a two-day event aimed at highlighting schools in one of the poorest areas of the state. The comedian will speak in several cities across Alabama’s rural Black Belt region on May 14-15, 2015. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
Bill Cosby testified in 2005 that he got Quaaludes with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with...
Kendrick Lamar at the Orange Stage, Roskilde Festival July 3, 2015.
 
The sun was out for double-Grammy-award-winning US rapper Kendrick Lamar this weekend as he performed an energetic set of...

Living

Paris has a long and illustrious history, so it's not surprising the city's cemeteries are bursting with familiar...
In this undated photo provided by Heritage Auctions, the 1984 Summer Olympics Torch that Bruce Jenner carried through Lake Tahoe, Nevada is shown. The 24-inch torch, featuring a brass finish and wood handle, is being offered by Heritage Auctions on July 30, 2015, at its Platinum Night Sports Auction in Chicago. It is the first significant piece of Jenner memorabilia to go to auction since the winner of the 1976 Olympic Decathlon Gold Medal became Caitlyn Jenner. (Heritage Auctions via AP)
The 1984 Summer Olympic Torch that Bruce Jenner carried through Lake Tahoe, Nevada, is going on the auction block where it...
People watch ''World of Color - Celebrate! The Wonderful World of Walt Disney'' during Disneyland Diamond Celebration in Anaheim, California May 22, 2015.
 
The "happiest place on Earth" will keep a special tax exemption in Anaheim, California, for 30 more years if the...