Gunmen from the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, line up outside the house of their late leader Ahmed Jaabari, after mourners finished visiting his family to pay their condolences in Gaza City on 22 November 2012
A source close to Hamas' armed wing signalled on Saturday the group would no longer accept Cairo as a broker between it and Israel, after an Egyptian court banned the Islamist group's armed wing and listed it as... Saturday, 31 January, 2015 - 20:11
Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Friday cut short a visit to Ethiopia for a regional summit, returning home to deal with a wave of deadly militant attacks (AFP Photo/)
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Saturday that Egypt faces a long, hard battle against militancy, days after one of the bloodiest attacks on security forces in years. "This battle will be difficult, strong,... Saturday, 31 January, 2015 - 17:44
Former Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi sits behind bars with other Muslim Brotherhood members at a court in the outskirts of Cairo, Jun 12, 2014.
 
The Cairo Criminal Court is scheduled to issue its verdict against ousted Islamist President Mohamed Mursi and 35 others accused of espionage on May 16, it announced on Saturday. Mursi and the other defendants are... Saturday, 31 January, 2015 - 17:30
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (c) heads a Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) meeting to discuss an earlier attack on the Sinai Peninsula which left at least 30 security personnel killed, on October 25, 2014.Photo from the armed forces spokesman's facebook page.
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is meeting with the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) since Saturday morning following the deadly attacks in Sinai which left at least 30 dead. At least 30 people... Saturday, 31 January, 2015 - 15:04
Gunmen from the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, line up outside the house of their late leader Ahmed Jaabari, after mourners finished visiting his family to pay their condolences in Gaza City on 22 November 2012
Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Friday cut short a visit to Ethiopia for a regional summit, returning home to deal with a wave of deadly militant attacks (AFP Photo/)
Former Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi sits behind bars with other Muslim Brotherhood members at a court in the outskirts of Cairo, Jun 12, 2014.
 
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (c) heads a Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) meeting to discuss an earlier attack on the Sinai Peninsula which left at least 30 security personnel killed, on October 25, 2014.Photo from the armed forces spokesman's facebook page.

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Judges Club
In various interviews, judges have differed as to whether the 25 January revolution has achieved its goals.   Former Cairo Criminal Court President Refaat al-Sayed said although the revolution was kidnapped, it has succeeded in toppling the...

World

Palestinian protesters are chased by Israeli soldiers in Khalil, West Bank, February 24, 2012. Palestinian protesters organized two marches to mark the eighteenth anniversary of al-Harram al-Ibrahimi massacre, ant to demand Israeli authority to open Martyrs street, while Israeli forces dispersed the marches with tear gas, and nerves gas, which left dozens of injuries.
Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian late on Saturday near Nablus in the north of the occupied West Bank, Palestinian security officials said....
© AFP | A Bahraini boy wears a mask and holds up his national flag during clashes with police after a demonstration against the arrest of Sheikh Ali Salman -- the head of the Shiite opposition movement Al-Wefaq -- in Bilad al-Qadeem, on January 26, 2015
 
 
 
Sunni-ruled Bahrain said Saturday it had revoked the citizenship of 72 people convicted of "harming the interests of the kingdom" in unrest...
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who claimed victory in Russia's presidential election, tears up as he reacts at a massive rally of his supporters at Manezh square outside Kremlin, in Moscow, Sunday, 4 March 2012. Vladimir Putin has claimed victory in Russia's presidential election, which the opposition and independent observers say has been marred by widespread violations. Putin made the claim at a rally of tens of thousands of his supporters just outside the Kremlin, thanking his supporters for helping foil foreign plots aimed to weaken the country. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Russia's economy minister on Saturday said GDP is expected to shrink by three percent in 2015 with oil prices at $50 a barrel, while capital...

Economy

The Egyptian Stock Exchange (EGX) has made gains worth LE 26.7 billion (US $3.56 billion)during January. Stocks of the listed companies surged by 5.4%, posting LE 526.7 billion compared to LE 500 billion in December, the bourse weekly report showed...

Culture

Movers prepare to hang Leonardo da Vinci's "Early Mona Lisa" painting ahead of its exhibition at The Arts House in Singapore in this file picture taken December 12, 2014. 
The famous LOuvre in France received 9.3 million visitors last year, retaining its title as the most-visited museum in the world, the Paris...
Shakira
  Colombian pop star Shakira has given birth in Barcelona to her second child, a boy, she said on Friday. A statement posted on Shakira's...
Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al-Damaty reopens the Royal Jewelry in Alexandria 
Egypt has managed to retrieve and claim title to 274 illegally smuggled artifacts from Spain and France, the Antiquities Ministry has declared...

Life Style

group talking therapy
Patients with depression who fail to benefit from antidepressant drugs may do better if they are also treated with a type of "talking"...
Facing grim economic prospects at home, desperate young Egyptians are seeking jobs in Libya - a country sliding into lawlessness where armed...
Street vendor selling clothes in Cairo
Citizens were unexpectedly surprised with sales up to 70 percent on Cairo streets in the middle of the winter season.    Recession was the...