© Getty/AFP/File | US benchmark West Texas Intermediate for January delivery sank $1.16 in afternoon trade to $54.77
 
 
 
Egypt expects to slash its energy subsidies bill by 30 percent in the 2014-15 fiscal year if global oil prices remain low, the oil ministry said on Monday, potentially lightening the burden on the cash-strapped country... Monday, 22 December, 2014 - 21:05
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Al Jazeera Mubasher Misr, a Doha-based broadcaster owned by the Al Jazeera Media Network, has ceased broadcasting today based on the Egyptian-Qatari reconciliation. The broadcasting was initially launched following the... Monday, 22 December, 2014 - 18:15
Beji Caid Essebsi, the head of Nidaa Tounes party, casts his vote at a polling station in Tunis, 26 October 2014.
Beji Caid Essebsi's wins Tunisia’s presidential election with 55.68% of vote (electoral commission), according  to  France24 TV. Essebsi took 39 per cent of votes in the first round ballot in... Monday, 22 December, 2014 - 16:42
Police stand guard during a re-election campaign event of Tunisia's President Moncef Marzouki in Sidi Bouzid December 17, 2014.
Tunisian police fired teargas on Monday in a southern city to disperse hundreds of youths who burned tyres and blocked streets to demonstrate against an official from the old guard who declared he had won Sunday's... Monday, 22 December, 2014 - 16:16
© Getty/AFP/File | US benchmark West Texas Intermediate for January delivery sank $1.16 in afternoon trade to $54.77
 
 
 
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Beji Caid Essebsi, the head of Nidaa Tounes party, casts his vote at a polling station in Tunis, 26 October 2014.
Police stand guard during a re-election campaign event of Tunisia's President Moncef Marzouki in Sidi Bouzid December 17, 2014.

News

The Israeli army has denied news over downing an Israeli drone in Quneitra province, southwest of Syria. Voice of Israel radio quoted on Monday spokesperson of the Israel Defense Forces as saying it was “unaware of any unmanned aircraft...

World

 AFP/File | Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe with his wife Grace celebrates his re-election unopposed as the leader of Zanu PF for the next five years in Harare on December 6, 2014
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has fired two cabinet ministers and five deputy ministers, the presidency announced late Sunday, in an apparent...
A Palestinian girl carries a child across rubble from a building that police said was destroyed by an Israeli air strike, in the Burij refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip, 1 August 2014.
Barely four months after a bloody conflict battered Gaza, experts warn that a new war could be in the offing if reconstruction is not accelerated and...
A customer uses a petrol nozzle to fill up his tank in a gas station in Nice August 27, 2012.
 
Oil fell towards $61 (39.04 pounds) a barrel on Monday, reversing gains after Saudi Arabia indicated it could increase its output. Saudi Arabia is...

Economy

Egyptian shares ended sideways with the EGX30 index inching up 0.15percent  to reach 8,703.32 points . Meanwhile, the EGX70 and the EGX100 also closed up 0.46 percent and 0.56 percent respectively. "Sales of foreign institutions which...

Culture

The official poster of the film "The Interview"
Sony Pictures said on Friday it is looking for alternatives to release "The Interview" after it scrapped the Christmas Day theatrical...
© Getty/AFP/File | Madonna and Sony Pictures both were separately torpedoed by major hacks this month, in what the pop icon has called "crazy times"
 
 
 
Madonna and Sony Pictures both were separately torpedoed by major hacks this month, in what the pop icon called "crazy times." "Shit,...
© AFP/File | A general view of the atmosphere at the Los Angeles, California, premiere of "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" on December 9, 2014
 
 
 
Tolkien epic "The Hobbit" weaved its magic at the North American box office this weekend, signaling a farewell to the blockbuster fantasy...

Life Style

UK centres named in cancer-fighting DNA project



 



 
The government on Monday named 11 NHS centres that will lead a project to map 100,000 DNA code sequences in the fight against cancer and rare...
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 A new analysis of previous studies ties too much sitting at the computer or lying around watching TV to a greater risk of depression. Based on...
Chocolate bars are pictured in the employees' supermarket at the Nestle headquarters in Vevey February 19, 2009.
MyFitnessPal is one of the most positively reviewed apps in the Apple and Android app stores, they write in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The free...