Morsi’s death sentence protested in Paris

 
Hundreds of people were gathered Saturday in Paris to protest the death sentence pronounced by Egyptian court against the country’s first democratically elected president Mohamed Morsi.     About 300... Sunday, 24 May, 2015 - 12:31
Al-Mamar bridge in Abu Hammad city
Two men were killed and eight others, including two women, were injured during an explosion on a bridge in Abu Hammad city Saturday, according to Essam Farahat from the Sharqiya health department.   The victims... Sunday, 24 May, 2015 - 11:25
Unknown gunmen kidnapped three civilians on Saturday in Rafah, North Sinai.   Two of the three who were kidnapped were working at the Rafah border crossing.   In a separate incident, a 37-lady was shot dead by... Saturday, 23 May, 2015 - 14:08
A Cairo court acquitted 17 members of the Socialist Popular Alliance Party (SPAP) of charges of breaking the protest law, on Saturday.   Protester Shaimaa al-Sabbagh, who was a member of SPAP, was killed while... Saturday, 23 May, 2015 - 12:51
Morsi’s death sentence protested in Paris

 
Al-Mamar bridge in Abu Hammad city

Egypt

Despite the Egyptian people's admiration of Japan's achievements, copying the Japanese experience in Egypt is not on...
Tourists queue up in Hurghada airport
Four tourists have fainted from overcrowded conditions at the Hurghada International Airport over the past 48 hours.  ...
Flawless 100-carat diamond sells for $22.1 million at NY auction
Ahmed Hassan, head of Cairo International Airport’s customs department, said the smuggling of diamonds and jewels has...

Middle East/North Africa

Rescuers help people in the sea after a boat carring some 250 migrants crashed into rocks as they tried to enter the port of Pantelleria, an island off the southern coast of Italy, on 13 April 2011
Europe cannot halt the deadly traffic of African migrants across the Mediterranean unless it ends a boycott of forces that...
Saudi Arabia's top Sunni cleric on Saturday branded a deadly attack on Shi'ite Muslims a bid to sow chaos, after...
Saudi forces and Yemen's Houthi militia traded heavy artillery fire which blew up part of the main border crossing...

World

Activists in Burundi behind weeks of protests against against President Pierre Nkurunziza's controversial bid to seek a...
Soaring inflation and a likely currency collapse are adding to South Sudan's woes after 17 months of civil war...
Mass graves and suspected human trafficking detention camps have been discovered by Malaysian police in towns and villages...

Business





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 7.53 to the dollar at a foreign exchange auction on Sunday, while the...
Central Bank Governor Hesham Ramez
A senior banking source has revealed that officials from the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) have prepared a list of Muslim...
A ship passes a petro-industrial complex in Kawasaki near Tokyo December 18, 2014.
 
Egypt is set to launch what will be a highly sought after tender in early June to buy up to $3 billion of liquefied natural...

Science

Facebook page showing Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al-Damaty inspecting two discovery of two granite statues of Sekhmet, Luxor, 22 February, 2015
Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al-Damaty has said that a lack of funding has impacted 60 projects implemented by the ministry...
Health officials say bad eyesight in the U.S. is most common in the South.
 
Health officials say bad eyesight in the US is most common in the South.   A new report found the South was home to...
Cigarettes on sale in a store. Reuters/archive
 


 
 

 
Smokers have more pessimistic attitudes about cancer and may be more likely to delay getting screened, according to a new...

Arts

by Marc Burleigh | US directors and Presidents of the Feature Film jury Ethan Coen (L) and Joel Coen arrive on stage during the opening ceremony of the 68th Cannes Film Festival, on May 13, 2015
 
 
 
Cannes' Palme d'Or and other prizes to be handed out at the closing ceremony of the film festival on Sunday will be...
The sun sets behind ruined columns at the historical city of Palmyra, in the Syrian desert, some 240km (150 miles) northeast the capital of Damascus in this file photo taken on November 12, 2010. REUTERS/Khaled al-Hariri
Islamic State group fighters have entered the museum in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, placing guards at its doors, the...
 by Catherine Marciano and Sophie Laubie | (From L) Ethiopian actress Kidist Siyum, actor Rediat Amare and director Yared Zeleke pose during a photocall for the film "Lamb" at the 68th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southeast France, on May 20, 2015
 
 
 
Africa's "fragile" cinema has kept a toe-hold at the Cannes Film Festival, with a veteran Malian director and...

Living

Approximately 500,000 children under the legal age of 16 buy cigarettes, according to the Cairo and Giza Tobacco Traders...
The Coptic Orthodox Church is celebrating Pentecost on Sunday, the day of the establishment of the church in Christianity....
In this picture taken on May 15, 2015 and made available on Friday, May 22, 2015, Muslims pray inside the former Misericordia Abbey in Venice, Italy. Venice officials have ordered the closure of a working mosque set up as Iceland's exhibit for the 56th Venice Biennale contemporary art fair in what was once a Catholic church. (AP Photo/Luigi Costantini)
Authorities in Venice on Friday closed a working mosque in an ex-church that was Iceland's contribution to the 56th...