© AFP | An Assyrian Christian woman and her daughter, who fled the unrest in Syria, attend a prayer for the 220 Assyrian Christians abducted by Islamic State group jihadists at Saint Georges Assyrian Church in Jdeideh, Lebanon, February 26, 2015
 
 
 
The Assyrian community, from which Islamic State jihadists recently abducted at least 220 people in Syria, is one the world's oldest Christian groups but came to the country less than a century ago. They are part of... Friday, 27 February, 2015 - 07:33
Pipes are pictured at the El Sharara oilfield December 3, 2014.
 
Libyan authorities are unable to halt the illicit trade in oil or the flow of weapons in and out of the country, and they need an international maritime force to help, United Nations sanctions monitors said in a new... Friday, 27 February, 2015 - 07:12
Egypt's central bank kept its benchmark interest rates unchanged on Thursday as it balances the needs to manage high inflation with encouraging economic growth, the bank said in a statement. The bank's monetary... Friday, 27 February, 2015 - 07:07
A Palestinian girl carries a child across rubble from a building that police said was destroyed by an Israeli air strike, in the Burij refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip, 1 August 2014.
World aid organizations and NGOs have urged Egypt to open the Rafah land crossing to the Palestinian Gaza Strip to alleviate the suffering of people at the Palestinian enclave, warning of failure in committing to... Thursday, 26 February, 2015 - 18:12
© AFP | An Assyrian Christian woman and her daughter, who fled the unrest in Syria, attend a prayer for the 220 Assyrian Christians abducted by Islamic State group jihadists at Saint Georges Assyrian Church in Jdeideh, Lebanon, February 26, 2015
 
 
 
Pipes are pictured at the El Sharara oilfield December 3, 2014.
 
A Palestinian girl carries a child across rubble from a building that police said was destroyed by an Israeli air strike, in the Burij refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip, 1 August 2014.

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The Egyptian Cabinet issued an appendix to an earlier decree on Wednesday, with regards to the country’s political borders and tightening military control on the border with Libya.   The addition to the November 2014 decree requires...

World

A 3D-printed jet engine on display at the Avalon Airshow in Melbourne
 
 
 
Australian researchers said Thursday they have created two jet engines using 3D printing in what is described as a world-first that has attracted...
Women hold placards during a march and rally in east London promoting Islamic law
Half of the British Muslim population say they are discriminated against in the United Kingdom as it has become less tolerant towards Muslims,...
Smoke raises behind an Islamic State flag after Iraqi security forces and Shiite fighters took control of Saadiya in Diyala province from Islamist State militants, November 24, 2014.
A Brooklyn court charged three men Wednesday with conspiracy to provide support to a terrorist organisation for planning to join the Islamic State...

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The head of Egypt’s largest private sector bank has voiced optimism of the future of the country’s economy and investment sector, lauding what he described as the government’s efforts to address chronic economic issues.   The...

Culture

 A statue dating back to the ancient Assyrian era.
Hardline Islamist militants in northern Iraq have destroyed a collection of priceless statues and sculptures dating to the ancient Assyrian era...
© Getty/AFP/File | Madonna and Sony Pictures both were separately torpedoed by major hacks this month, in what the pop icon has called "crazy times"
 
 
 
Pop diva Madonna's gasp-inducing "wardrobe malfunction" at a star-studded London awards ceremony grabbed British headlines on Thursday...
Hamza Namira's absence from the Egyptian Syndicate for Musical Professions's board meeting on Wednesday, chaired by syndicate head and '...

Life Style

Giant black hole in early universe.
A black hole 12 billion times as massive as the sun has been found in a glowing quasar that existed when the universe was just a fraction of its...
Many Egyptians used to smoke hand-rolled cigarettes at the beginning of the previous century, before switching to factory-made packages. Since then,...
Depression pills
 People diagnosed with major depression are around three times more likely than the general population to commit violent crimes such as robbery...