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
The benchmark index EGX30 fell 7.1 percent during October 2014, recording 9,115.63 points from 9,811.40 at September's end, stock market data showed.     The small and mid-cap index EGX70 also fell 4.3... Thursday, 30 October, 2014 - 19:01
The evacuation of residents of the border city of Rafah, in North Sinai, started yesterday as a prelude to establishing a buffer zone along the border with the Gaza Strip.   The Egyptian authorities announced... Thursday, 30 October, 2014 - 18:12
The Egyptian armed forces continued on Thursday to raid suspected terrorist hideouts throughout North Sinai, resulting in shootouts and destroyed property. Together with Central Security forces and supported by... Thursday, 30 October, 2014 - 17:38

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.
The United States warned Thursday that it was "deeply concerned" about the crisis unfolding in Burkina Faso and criticized a bid by the...
A convoy of peshmerga vehicles is welcomed by Turkish Kurds after crossing into Turkey near the Habur border gate in the southeastern city of Silopi, 29 October 2014.
A first group of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters entered the besieged Syrian town of Kobani on Thursday to help push back Islamic State militants...
Residents stand inside a damaged house after a missile attack in Damadola village of the Bajaur tribal region in Pakistan 15 May 2008. 
A suspected US drone strike killed at least five militants in a Pakistani tribal region bordering Afghanistan on Thursday, with local villagers...

Economy

Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb visited the Sanmar Chemicals factory in Port Said on Wednesday.   The factory, which is the largest in the Middle East and North Africa, is projected to produce 275,000 tons of caustic soda per year, 60,000 tons of...

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...