The General Prosecution summoned on Wednesday nine police officers for interrogation over their alleged physical assault on doctors at Cairo’s Matariya Teaching Hospital, an incident which sparked calls for strike... Wednesday, 10 February, 2016 - 17:00
France could sell Egypt two military surveillance and communication satellites in 2016 worth 1 billion euros, French newspaper La Tribune has reported .   Reports of Egypt’s request for the French satellites... Wednesday, 10 February, 2016 - 14:35
Rosana Vieira Alves bathes her 4-month-old daughter Luana Vieira, who was born with microcephaly, at their home in Olinda, Brazil, in this file photo taken February 4, 2016.
 
Following the uncontrollable outbreak of the Zika virus in South America, the World Health Organization declared a public health emergency that has prompted fear in many countries, including Egypt. Given that the Aedes... Wednesday, 10 February, 2016 - 13:00
Ahly vs. Zamalrk in premier league derby at Borg al-Arab stadium, Alexandria
Zamalek Sports Club chief Mortada Mansour sacked the club’s football team coach and assistant, Ahmed "Mido" Hossam and Hazem Imam, following an unfavorable 2-0 defeat to arch rival Al-Ahly Club, on... Wednesday, 10 February, 2016 - 11:23
Rosana Vieira Alves bathes her 4-month-old daughter Luana Vieira, who was born with microcephaly, at their home in Olinda, Brazil, in this file photo taken February 4, 2016.
 
Ahly vs. Zamalrk in premier league derby at Borg al-Arab stadium, Alexandria

Egypt

Anas al-Fiqqi attending a trial sesion on a wheeled chair
Cairo Criminal Court on Wednesday acquitted former Information Minister Anas al-Fiqqi of charges of amassing illicit gain...
Conferences hosted in Aswan contributed to raising the hotel occupancy rate in the province to 60 percent, said Aswan...
Mahmoud Mohamed, arrested student - Photo from Freedom for the Brave Facebook page
The extended detention of a young Egyptian who came to be known to many as the "anti-torture t-shirt" detainee is...

Middle East/North Africa

Major powers meeting in Germany on Thursday aim to revive Syria peace efforts, but with Russia backing a government push for...
At least 500 people have been killed on all sides during fighting in Aleppo province since the start of a Syrian army and...
Sultan Ahmed mosque in Turkey
The Turkish military detained 34 people and seized up to 15 kg of explosives and four suicide-bomber vests as they tried to...

World

For health workers battling Zika across much of Central America, the immediate menace is not the mosquitoes that transmit...
North Korea has executed its army chief of staff, Ri Yong Gil, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported on Wednesday,...
North Korea's recently launched satellite has achieved stable orbit but is not believed to have transmitted data back to...

Business

The Egyptian stock market’s benchmark index EGX 30 moved down by around 0.08 percent in the first 15 minutes of trade...
Canned vegetables are displayed at a Walmart store in Secaucus, New Jersey, November 11, 2015.
 
Egypt's annual urban consumer inflation fell to 10.7 percent in January, the official statistics agency CAPMAS said on...
Prime Minister Sherif Ismail
Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail said the government expects to present a long-awaited value added tax (VAT) bill to...

Science

The Environment Ministry has launched a cleaning campaign with one of the tourist hotels in Fayyoum's Wadi al-Rayyan...
An Egyptian oncologist Yehia Abugabal was selected by Forbes magazine among their “30 under 30 “annual list as one of the world's top achievers in health care under the age of 30.
 
Egyptian oncologist Yehia Abugabal was selected by Forbes magazine to be on the annual “30 under 30" list that...
planted roofs of government buildings 
Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA) Chief Ahmed Abouel Saud said on Tuesday that the Environment Ministry will...

Arts

Actor Hugh Jackman
 


 


 
"X-Men" star Hugh Jackman said on Monday he had another skin cancer growth removed from his nose, and urged people...
Singer Beyonce
After a sizzling performance during the Super Bowl on Sunday and shortly after releasing the new single “Formation...
Rihanna arrives at the Costume Institute Gala Benefit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York, on May 5, 2015
Rihanna's new album, "Anti," officially took the top spot on the Billboard 200 album charts on Monday, a week...

Living

A Qatari man releases his falcon during a falcon contest at Qatar International Falcons and Hunting Festival at Sealine desert, Qatar January 29, 2016.
 
Every year the houbara bustard, a rare desert bird whose meat is prized by Arab sheikhs as an aphrodisiac, migrates from...
Australian products are displayed for sale in a store in Sydney, Australia, January 27, 2016. Picture taken January 27, 2016.
 
Watching a lone browser in his Sydney Chinatown shop, Bing Chen is worried business is being squeezed this Lunar New Year by...
One of the most remarkable festivals in Europe, the Hom Strom, takes place in the Swiss town of Scuol. With overtones of " The Wicker Man," locals torch a giant straw effigy in the dead of winter.
Scuol is one of those perfectly preserved semi-isolated communities in the Lower Engadine valley of Switzerland, separated...