Palestinian worshipers pray outside the Dome of the Rock at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem during the first Friday prayers of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan on 12 July 2013.
Israel decided Thursday evening to reopen Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque compound hours after ordering its closure and following Arab and US calls for Muslim worshippers to be allowed in. “It was... Friday, 31 October, 2014 - 10:10
Egypt has the right to use a Gaza buffer zone to boost its security, but should also be concerned about the impact on local communities, the United States said Thursday. "Certainly we believe that Egypt has the... Friday, 31 October, 2014 - 10:00
Yasser al-Borhamy, vice president of the Salafi Daawa, blasted statements Pope Frances  made on Tuesday, accepting scientific theories of evolution and the Big Bang.   “It destroys the Catholic religion... Thursday, 30 October, 2014 - 20:21
Islamic State fighters
Former Egyptian ambassador to Iraq and Afghanistan Ahmed al-Ghamrawy said major powers use ISIS to consolidate their presence in the region, just as they made Al-Qaeda to face communism.   He also said that the... Thursday, 30 October, 2014 - 20:02
Palestinian worshipers pray outside the Dome of the Rock at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem during the first Friday prayers of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan on 12 July 2013.
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News

A wave of bad weather in Alexandria, accompanied by strong winds and a rise in the level of the waves, led to the closure of Alexandria Strait, stopping the movement of maritime ports of Alexandria and Daqahlia, 5 October 2013.
The Red Sea Ports Authority decided to close the port of Hurghada due to bad weather, canceling all Nile cruises. Authority spokesperson Abdel Rehim Mostafa said waves were 3 to 4 meters high and wind speed reached 28 knots per hour.    ...

World

A protester wipes his face outside the parliament in Ouagadougou on 30 October 2014, as cars and documents burn outside.
Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore said on Thursday he would stay in power at the head of a transitional government until after elections,...
Smoke rises from the Syrian town of Kobani, as seen from the Turkish-Syrian border near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province October 6, 2014.
Cloaked in Kurdish flags, thousands of people lined the roads to cheer on a military convoy headed for what was - until recently - an obscure Syrian...
A protester wipes his face outside the parliament in Ouagadougou on 30 October 2014, as cars and documents burn outside.
The United States warned Thursday that it was "deeply concerned" about the crisis unfolding in Burkina Faso and criticized a bid by the...

Economy

Workers clean windows next to a Nissan Motor Co.'s vehicle, displayed outside the company's showroom in Yokohama, south of Tokyo 8 February 2012.
Egypt is preparing a package of incentives aimed at creating a sophisticated auto industry during the coming period through attracting many international auto companies to establish new investments in the Egyptian market, Minister of Trade and...

Culture

Screenshot from Jordanian movie "Theeb"
Encouraged by an Orizzonti Best Director award won at the 71st Venice Film Festival, the first international award for Jordanian cinema, observers...
Amr Waked at Winter Discontent premiere
Egyptian actor and film-maker Amr Waked, equally at home in Cairo and Hollywood, says the time is ripe for a host of other Arab stars to make it big...
The Ministry of Antiquities announced Wednesday the discovery of remains of an ancient Pharaonic tomb at Meet Rahina, Giza, adding that excavations...