Army tank in North Sinai
 Egypt's army said on Wednesday more than 100 militants and 17 soldiers were killed in simultaneous attacks on military checkpoints in North Sinai, in the most sustained fighting of its kind in years in the... Wednesday, 1 July, 2015 - 23:06
Egypt's cabinet approved draft anti-terrorism and election laws on Wednesday, the transitional justice minister said. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi had promised a tougher legal system on Tuesday, after a car-bomb... Wednesday, 1 July, 2015 - 19:42
Members of special police forces stand guard as police investigate the car from which an explosive device attached to it detonated outside a court in the Heliopolis area in Cairo, June 25, 2014. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih
 


 
 

 
 Egyptian security forces stormed an apartment in the western Cairo suburb of '6th of October' and killed nine men whom they said were armed, security sources said. The sources said authorities had received... Wednesday, 1 July, 2015 - 18:29
A screenshot from a video posted by Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis showing the bombing of a police vehicle that killed six officers on Rafah-Arish road.
Two explosions were heard in the Egyptian town of Rafah, which borders the Gaza Strip, on Wednesday, security sources and witnesses said. The cause of the blasts was not immediately clear. The Egyptian army and Islamist... Wednesday, 1 July, 2015 - 14:51
Army tank in North Sinai
Members of special police forces stand guard as police investigate the car from which an explosive device attached to it detonated outside a court in the Heliopolis area in Cairo, June 25, 2014. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih
 


 
 

 
A screenshot from a video posted by Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis showing the bombing of a police vehicle that killed six officers on Rafah-Arish road.

Egypt

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Malaysia's Nicol David celebrates her ninth year as world squash number one this week but her chances of making it a...
Telecom Egypt
Telecom Egypt, the country's landline monopoly, is expected to acquire a 4G mobile licence next year, Egypt's...
An Israeli soldier walks near a burned Egyptian military vehicle, that was seized by Islamist gunmen in a deadly cross-border assault on Sunday, after it was towed to an Israeli army base just outside the southern Gaza Strip, 6 August 2012. Islamist gunmen killed at least 15 Egyptian police on Sunday and seized two military vehicles to attack a crossing point into Israel, the deadliest incident in Egypt's tense Sinai border region in decades.
The Associated Press reports about a number of Egyptian soldiers taken hostage by North Sinai militants are difficult...

Middle East/North Africa

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Yukiya Amano will be in Tehran on Thursday to discuss monitoring sensitive...
The number of US-trained Syrian rebels has dropped to less than 100, one year after the Pentagon announced a US$500 million...
Kuwait's first-ever legislation on the rights of domestic helpers is a "major step" that other Gulf states...

World

A ferry carrying 189 passengers and crew capsized off the central Philippines in heavy waves on Thursday killing at least 36...
Six people including one police officer were killed in gun battles in the Burundian capital Wednesday, police said.  ...
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has written to international creditors saying Greece could accept their last bailout...

Business

© AFP/File | Emirati men sit under a stock market screen at the Dubai Financial Market (DFM) in Dubai, on January 30, 2011
 
 
 
 Gulf markets look set to consolidate around current levels on Thursday while security worries could push down Egypt as...
Tourists arriving in Egypt
The number of foreign nationals working in Egypt’s private and investment sectors fell down by 8.3 percent in 2014,...
Minister of Trade and Industry Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour meeting with representatives from the African Export and Import Bank
Industry and Trade Minister Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour has announced that Henkel, one of the largest global...

Science

The heritage committee of the UNESCO cultural agency said on Wednesday that the outlook for Australia's Great Barrier...
Dubai said it would construct a small office building using a 3D printer for the first time, in a drive to develop...
Technicians work in the processing of silicone gel breast implant manufactured by the French company Sebbin laboratories in Boissy-l'Aillerie, northern Paris January 12, 2012.
 
In an international study, plastic surgeons from different countries had varying preferences for the ideal size and shape of...

Arts

Actress Simone said that reactions of critics and viewers to her series “Bein al-Sarayat” have been positive....
A Croquembouche is presented at chef Jacques Pepin's 80th Birthday celebration at the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen, Colorado June 19, 2015 in this handout picture provided by FOOD & WINE magazine.
 
Renowned celebrity chef Jacques Pépin may be approaching his 80th birthday, but the award-winning cook is still going strong...
Actor Ben Affleck (R), his wife, actress Jennifer Garner, and their daughter Violet Affleck leave after a Senate Appropriations State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Subcommittee hearing on ''Diplomacy, Development, and National Security'' on Capitol Hill in...
 
Hollywood A-list couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner on Tuesday announced plans to divorce, a day after their 10th...

Living

Pond Ali Hamadi discusses the sea turtles swimming toward him across the lagoon as a father would his children.  ...
The word "festival" conjures plenty of unwelcome images: knee-deep mud, leaky tents and sinister burgers.  ...
Drowsy port towns aren't trying to make it big.   They're content to sit quietly idle without the throngs of...