Egypt would be ready to lend a hand in securing a future Palestinian state by sending in troops that could help out local police and offer Israel security guarantees, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said in a... Sunday, 23 November, 2014 - 15:45
Yasser Borhamy.
Salafi Dawa Vice-Chief Yasser Borhamy has publicly challenged the terrorist organization dubbing itself the ‘Islamic State’ to debate him online, saying he cannot understand how they can justify the ... Sunday, 23 November, 2014 - 14:57
Ahmed al-Borai
Representatives of al-Wafd al-Masry Alliance, the Egyptian Bloc, Nour Party and the Democratic Current Alliance have agreed on the need to postpone the parliamentary elections, said the Minister of Social Solidarity and... Sunday, 23 November, 2014 - 14:46
An Egyptian army vehicle keeps its position close to the Rafah border crossing with the Hamas-run Gaza Strip
Officials of the Palestinian Authority say they are growing increasingly resentful against the Egyptian government for continuing the closure of the Rafah border crossing, linking between Gaza and Egypt, which has now... Sunday, 23 November, 2014 - 14:24
Yasser Borhamy.
Ahmed al-Borai
An Egyptian army vehicle keeps its position close to the Rafah border crossing with the Hamas-run Gaza Strip


French singer Enrico Macias plans to hold a live concert in Cairo on 26 November to promote tourism in Egypt, coinciding with President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi's visit to Paris next week.   Macias was invited to hold his concert in Egypt by a...


A view of the Arak heavy-water project 190 km (120 miles) southwest of Tehran August 26, 2006.
Iran says it will not be possible by a 24 November deadline to reach a comprehensive deal with world powers aimed at resolving the stand-off over...
An Israeli flag flutters in the wildcat Jewish outpost of Maale Rehavam in the heart of the occupied West Bank on 11 May 2006.
Jewish extremists and settlers are suspected to be responsible for firebombing a house in a Palestinian village in the occupied West Bank early on...
Boko Haram/AFP/File | A screengrab taken on October 2, 2014 from a video released by the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram and obtained by AFP shows group leader Abubakar Shekau
Boko Haram gunmen killed 48 fish vendors in Nigeria's restive Borno State, near the border with Chad, the head of the fish traders association...


AFP/File | Iraq exported an all-time high of 3.5 million barrels of oil a day
A slight rebound in oil prices and a rally in global equities supported most stock markets in the Middle East on Sunday, but profit-taking continued in Qatar. Brent crude climbed back above $80 a barrel and global stock markets also rose on Friday...


AFP | A photo taken on November 22, 2014 shows a view of the site where archaeologists have unearthed a funeral mound dating from the time of Alexander the Great, in Amphipolis, Northern Greece
Paintings of daily life have been discovered on columns at Greece's biggest ancient tomb at Amphipolis in the northern region of Macedonia, the...
Cairo Opera House
A documentary called ‘88’ will be screened on Sunday at the Cairo Opera House’s Artistic Creativity center.   The film is the...
AFP/File | Chinese actress Gong Li, pictured during the Cannes Film Festival in southern France, on May 20, 2014
Chinese-language cinema A-listers and stars from Japan and Hollywood gathered in Taiwan on Saturday for this year's Golden Horse Film Awards,...

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Women ploughing the land
Gamalat Suleiman has never read about women’s rights or joined any of the rights groups. The axe, that she held for 60 years, taught her that...
AFP / by Sammy Ketz with Zein al-Rifai in eastern Aleppo | Syrians dance at a night club in the government-controlled part of the northern city of Aleppo, November 15, 2014
A sliver of Aleppo's once famous nightlife has returned to the war-torn Syrian city, with cafes and singers catering to residents of regime-held...
Getty/AFP/File | Carbohydrates are associated with heightened levels of a fatty acid linked to increased risk for diabetes and heart disease, Ohio State University study shows
Long-derided saturated fats -- associated with an array of health problems such as heart disease -- caught a break when research revealed their...