Women protesters urge release of political prisoners outside the Ettahadiya Presidential Palace
At least 94 Egyptian women are currently in prisons or have been arbitrarily detained in Egypt, according to a report recently released by the Egyptian Coordination of Rights and Freedoms.   The report revealed... Monday, 3 August, 2015 - 18:20
Al-Mahrousa royal yacht
The Ministry of Interior is gearing up to secure the historical celebrations of the new Suez Canal, set for August 6, in the presence of a galaxy of political leaders and world figures. High level security sources at... Monday, 3 August, 2015 - 17:00
Russia has merged several branches of its military into the Aerospace Forces — a reorganization aimed at enhancing coordination and efficiency. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Monday that the decision offers... Monday, 3 August, 2015 - 15:49
Armed militiamen loyal to Yemen's fugitive President Hadi
Hundreds of Gulf Arab troops from the Saudi-led coalition fighting Iran-backed rebels in Yemen have entered the southern port of Aden, a military source told AFP on Monday. The source said the troops arrived in Yemen... Monday, 3 August, 2015 - 14:27
Women protesters urge release of political prisoners outside the Ettahadiya Presidential Palace
Al-Mahrousa royal yacht
Armed militiamen loyal to Yemen's fugitive President Hadi

Egypt

Urban Development Minister Laila Iskandar
Urban Development Minister Laila Iskandar has announced the best nine out of 36 conglomerates in the contest to develop the...
Hot weather
Wahid Seoudi, spokesperson for the Meteorological Agency, said extremely hot weather will continue until mid-August, adding...
Tarek al-Zomor
Tarek al-Zomor, the fugitive president of the Construction and Development Party, which is the political arm of the Gamaa...

Middle East/North Africa

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal in Qatar on Monday and invited him to visit Moscow, a...
© AFP/File | Iraqi Kurdish leader Massud Barzani has headed the Kurdish autonomous region in northern Iraq since 2005
 
 
 
The president of Iraq's autonomous region of Kurdistan, Massud Barzani, promised Monday to avenge the Yazidi minority...
At least 27 people were killed and dozens injured when a Syrian army fighter jet crashed into a busy marketplace in the...

World

Nepal's proposed new constitution has sparked fury from women who say their citizenship, property and other rights are...
Tokyo's largest district has said it will start issuing "partnership" certificates to same-sex couples from...
Survey reveals ambivalence of Turks to EU membership

 
Turkish citizens have ambivalent feelings about their country’s possible accession to the European Union, an EU...

Business

Natural gas field in the Mediterranean
Egypt has awarded five oil and gas concessions that are expected to bring in minimum total investments of about $100 million...
Egyptian Exchange
The Egyptian Exchange (EGX) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the General Authority for Investment and Free...
Egypt's market extended its loses on Monday's session, as the benchmark EGX30 index went down 0.87 percent,...

Science

A close-up of the Sindipumba Glaciar in Ecuador, as a new study shows that glaciers are losing between 50 to 150 centimetres (20 to 60 inches) of thickness every year.
Glaciers worldwide have shrunk to levels not seen in 120 years of record-keeping, with melt-off accelerating in the first...
exercise / work out
Foods like Clif Bars and Wheaties cereal are packaged to evoke connotations of promoting fitness, however, a new study says...
Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al-Damaty
Egypt will restore a human skeleton currently being held in Belgium and dating back 35,000 years, said Antiquities Minister...

Arts

One Direction band
Best-selling boy band One Direction released a surprise first single as a foursome on Friday, two days after former member...
YouTube beauty hit Nikkie Tutorials caused an online sensation with her video "The Power of MAKEUP!" - 2015 INSTAGRAM
FROM perfect surf to rolling vineyards and some of the hottest nightspots in the US, California has it all. If you're...
Hollywood star Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise's "Mission: Impossible -- Rogue Nation" dominated the US box office this weekend with an impressive...

Living

The abandoned baby was taken to hospital in the capital but did not appear to have any physical disabilities, according to a report in the Beijing Times
 
 
 
A newborn baby girl was abandoned in a Beijing public toilet and fell head-first down the pipe, reports said Monday, after...
Duolingo​ a language learning platform in the world, has launched  an English course for Arabic speakers ON 26 July 2015.  
Every Arabic speaker in the world will now be able to learn English for free since language learning platform Duolingo...
 by Ailéen Kimutai | Picture released by Aegis Trust on July 14, 2015 shows former New York marathon champion Tegla Loroupe (C) handing out a trophy and 'Walk-for-Peace' merchandise to a participant
 
 
 
John Kelai became a runner to escape a hard and dangerous life in northern Kenya, where three of his uncles were killed in...