Al-Azhar's Council of Senior Scholars, headed by Grand Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayyeb, has reached a consensus agreement to reject the government's new policy of official, pre-written sermons for Friday prayers, saying... Wednesday, 27 July, 2016 - 12:09
The International Monetary Fund confirmed on Tuesday that Egypt has asked it for financial support program and said an IMF staff mission will visit Cairo for about two weeks starting July 30. "We welcome this... Wednesday, 27 July, 2016 - 10:54
The United Nations Security Council failed on Saturday to condemn the violence and unrest in Turkey after Egypt objected to a statement that called on all parties to "respect the democratically elected government... Tuesday, 26 July, 2016 - 13:58
An Egyptian government delegation headed to Moscow on Tuesday for discussions on the investigation into the Russian plane crash of October last year. The delegation will review the latest outcomes of the investigations... Tuesday, 26 July, 2016 - 13:31

Egypt

Dr. Sahar Nasr, Minister of International Cooperation, said that Egypt is set to receive a billion dollar investment from...
The government office for applications to universities and colleges has announced the dates for the first phase of...
Whale shark
Environment Minister Khaled Fahmy has instructed marine life experts in the Red Sea protectorates to monitor and protect the...

Middle East/North Africa

Bahrain prosecutors said on Tuesday scores of people will stand trial next month on charges of setting up a "terrorist...
The Syrian army sent text messages to residents of rebel-held eastern Aleppo saying it will grant safe passage to people...
Libya's UN-backed government said on Tuesday it had summoned France's ambassador to protest over the presence of...

World

Suicide bombers killed at least seven people as they tried to blast their way into the African Union's main peacekeeping...
The outspoken leader of Italy's anti-immigrant Northern League party drew a chorus of criticism on Monday for comparing...
A knife-wielding man broke into a facility for the disabled in a small town near Tokyo early on Tuesday and killed 19...

Business

The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) kept the pound stable at 8.78 per dollar at its weekly foreign currency auction on Tuesday,...
Porsche (VOWG_p.DE) has raised the number of jobs it will create for the production of its first all-electric sports car to...
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer speaks during her keynote address at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada in this file photo taken on January 7, 2014.
When senior Yahoo executives gathered at a San Jose hotel for a management retreat in the spring of 2006, there was no...

Science

New York City has reported its first case of a baby born with the birth defect microcephaly related to exposure to the Zika...
 

Pokémon Go dating app launched in the US

 
US dating company Project Fixup has launched a Pokémon Go match-making service, offering gamers the opportunity to find love...
Scientists reveal that sitting for more than 10 hours a day can be harmful to health. (AFP Relax News)
 
Although many previous studies have shown that too much sedentary time increases the risk of a variety of diseases,...

Arts

Filmmaker Mohamed Khan
Filmmaker Mohamed Khan has passed away at Andalus Hospital in the Cairo neighborhood of Maadi at the age of 74....
Cast member Chris Pratt at the premiere of ‘Jurassic World’ in Hollywood, California, June 9, 2015. The film made US$102 million for Universal this weekend.
The sequel to 2015 action blockbuster Jurassic World is set to start production in February 2017, with The Impossible...
Comedian Carey Marx performs at the Up The Creek Comedy Club in Greenwich, London, Britain, July 16, 2016.
 
Like most stand-up comedians, Carey Marx has stories about "dying on stage", but in his case they are almost...

Living

Two newly released studies show that the beneficial effects of exercise such as cycling, walking, dancing and even gardening helps in the prevention of Alzheimer's disease. 
The beneficial effects of physical and mental exercise on brain health are already well established. A new American study...
reading books
Although it has long been assumed that reading is good for your mental health, there has been little evidence so far to...
vacation
Whether you’re on vacation or just relaxing in the garden at home, these five new light fiction novels will provide...