Nabil abdel Maqsoud, the head of Qasr al-Aini French Hospital in Cairo, has rejected the idea of doctors going on strike, following a vote in favour of strike action by the Doctors' Syndicate on Friday.  ... Saturday, 13 February, 2016 - 11:48
Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill embraced and kissed on Friday in a historic meeting, uniting to issue a global appeal for the protection of Christians under assault in the Middle East. Nearly 1,000... Saturday, 13 February, 2016 - 11:03
The Doctors' Syndicate announced Friday that 10,000 doctors have registered to attend the emergency general assembly, held under the title "The Day of Dignity", to discuss recent incidents of police... Friday, 12 February, 2016 - 16:30
Italian student Gulio Regeni who was found dead after being missing since January 25, 2016.
A tiny town in northern Italy has opened its homes to mourners arriving from afar for the funeral of a 28-year-old doctoral student who was tortured and slain in Egypt, where he was doing research.   Dozens of... Friday, 12 February, 2016 - 14:30
Italian student Gulio Regeni who was found dead after being missing since January 25, 2016.

Egypt

Renaissance Dam
Ethiopia stressed it will not halt the construction of the Renaissance Dam even for a moment, and will continue construction...
About 1,000 striking doctors wearing their white coats forming human chain along Kasr al-Aini street, from Doctors Syndicate to the Health Ministry, Downtown Cairo, 1 November 2012, calling for their legitimate demands.
The quorum of the Doctors' Syndicate general assembly was complete on Friday afternoon as hundreds of doctors flocked to...
Cairo Governor Galal Saeed filed a claim on Friday against workers in the Management of Cemeteries over building 65...

Middle East/North Africa

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Friday he expected Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to provide special...
Russia is ready to sell civil airliners to Iraq and keep providing it with military aid to fight Islamic State, Deputy Prime...
Major powers agreed on Friday to a cessation of hostilities in Syria set to begin in a week and to provide rapid...

World

If Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders has a chance of drawing African-American voters away from rival Hillary Clinton in...
Myanmar's powerful army chief Min Aung Hlaing and his deputy are slated to extend their terms for another five years, a...
EU member states on Friday gave Greece a three-month ultimatum to remedy "deficiencies" in controlling the influx...

Business

Bunge Ltd is seeking to complete the delivery of a rejected cargo of French wheat to Egypt through legal action against the...
General Motors will resume operations in Egypt on Sunday, the company said on Thursday, after temporarily halting activities...
Tarek Amer
Yields on Egypt's six-month and one-year treasury bills rose at an auction on Thursday, data from the central bank...

Science

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In a recent study by the University of California, Irvine, researchers found that a lack of sleep is linked to a higher...
Ancient Egyptian antiquities
Mohamed Ramadan, the supervisor general of the office of the antiquities minister, said the ministry had submitted a...
Sleep 2
Scottish researchers have pinpointed an enzyme that helps speed up breathing when oxygen levels are low. This could offer...

Arts

Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon win Robert Bush awards in Berlin International Film Festival
The Berlin International Film Festival kicked off on Thursday with a star-studded red carpet with the likes of jury...
Actor George Clooney said on Friday the refugee crisis is bigger than the headline-grabbing exodus from Syria and Iraq, and...
Hollywood star George Clooney
The international premiere at the Berlin film festival for the Coen brothers' "Hail, Caesar!" turned into a...

Living

Female genital mutilation (FGM)
An NGO alliance has held a series of workshops at universities in Egypt to raise awareness about female genital mutilation (...
 
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Travel experts at Lonely Planet have declared 2016 the year of Philadelphia, as it marks the 40th anniversary of the iconic...
Japanese Spitz look out from their pen during the last day of the Crufts Dog Show in Birmingham, central England in this March 8, 2015 file photo. 
 
LONDON: Dog owners who think their beloved pets are just smarter than the others might be right, according to a report...