Pipes are seen at Dominion's Cove Point liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant on Maryland's Chesapeake Bay in this picture taken February 5, 2014. Dominion D.N, an American energy company long focused on U.S. markets, hopes to begin an expansion worth billions of dollars at its Cove Point complex on Chesapeake Bay later this year. REUTERS/Tim Gardner
 


 
 

 
Egypt's historic gas discovery threatens to sink Israel's fledgling gas export bonanza, which was counting on deals with Cairo to get it off the ground. Italian oil company Eni stunned markets on Sunday after... Monday, 31 August, 2015 - 21:56
An Iraqi boy reacts over the coffin of his father, who was killed during battles agains ISIS
The Islamic State group strung up four Iraqi Shiite fighters with chains and burned them alive, according to footage posted online, the latest gruesome execution video from the jihadists. The victims -- identified as... Monday, 31 August, 2015 - 16:37
Egypt's market jumped during Monday's session, after Italy's Eni announced a potentially huge natural gas discovery off the country's coast, according to Reuters.   The benchmark EGX30 index surged... Monday, 31 August, 2015 - 16:30
Natural gas field in the Mediterranean
Total investment in a large gas field discovered by Eni off Egypt's coast is expected to reach $7 billion, Egypt's state gas company said on Monday. "With the full completion of development for the field,... Monday, 31 August, 2015 - 16:02
Pipes are seen at Dominion's Cove Point liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant on Maryland's Chesapeake Bay in this picture taken February 5, 2014. Dominion D.N, an American energy company long focused on U.S. markets, hopes to begin an expansion worth billions of dollars at its Cove Point complex on Chesapeake Bay later this year. REUTERS/Tim Gardner
 


 
 

 
An Iraqi boy reacts over the coffin of his father, who was killed during battles agains ISIS
Natural gas field in the Mediterranean

Egypt

Egypt’s upcoming parliamentary elections, slated for October 18, will be observed by more than 2,500 local and foreign...
President of the South Cairo Criminal Court Hassan Farid responded to the British ambassador to Cairo's criticism of a...
site for Egypt's planned nuclear reactor in Dabaa, Marsa Matrouh
Russia has offered to facilitate financing over a period of 33 years to Egypt for its first nuclear-powered,...

Middle East/North Africa

Fire at Saudi Arabian oil workers 


 


 
Saudi authorities said Monday that three Canadians, one Pakistani and a Nigerian woman were among 10 people killed in a fire...
© Mohammed Huwais, AFP | Yemeni security forces and emergency personnel carry a body on a stretcher at the site of a car bomb explosion outside a police academy in the capital Sanaa
 
A major hospital in Yemen's rebel-held capital is on the verge of shutting down due to a supply shortage caused by a pro...
Israeli forces arrested four Palestinians in the West Bank on Monday, a security source said.   Three were arrested in...

World

Boko Haram/AFP/File | A screengrab taken on October 2, 2014 from a video released by the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram and obtained by AFP shows group leader Abubakar Shekau
Suspected Boko Haram gunmen shot dead nearly 80 people in separate attacks on three villages at in Nigeria's restive...
© AFP | Migrants travel on the train to Austria and Germany at the Eastern (Keleti) railway station in Budapest on August 31, 2015
 
 
 
A Munich-bound train carrying several hundred migrants was stopped at the Austrian border just hours after it left Budapest...
Returning from her summer break in mid-August, German Chancellor Angela Merkel raised some eyebrows by describing Europe...

Business

Egyptian Tourism Minister Khaled Rami speaks during an interview with Reuters in Sharm el-Sheikh, in the South Sinai governorate, south of Cairo, March 15, 2015. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
 


 
 

 
In the presence of the Red Sea governor and Porto Ghareb board chairman Adel Rady, Tourism Minister Khaled Ramy inaugurated...
Cairo's Ramses railway station 
The Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) has revealed that revenues from railway passenger...
Mideast funds 
Middle East fund managers have turned more positive towards equities in the region after a plunge in markets reduced...

Science

pregnant woman
Can stress affect the ability to conceive? A new study points to yes. Women with high levels of alpha-amylase, a biological...
Tablets / smartphones
Aaongst the many gadgets out this fall, we've compiled a list of the latest must-have products while we wait to see what...
Modern-day childhood, smartphones and apps   
Experts have been warning for the last few years that mobile device and computer screens diminish sleep quality, but a new...

Arts

Steve Jobs, pioneer of the personal computer revolution and Apple CEO 
Four years after his death, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs still fascinates the public, with two major new films this fall...
Terminator Genisys’ overall worldwide earnings have now hit US$409.2 million. 
The fifth instalment of the "Terminator" franchise, "Terminator Genisys," rose to the top of the...
Director Wes Craven attends the premiere of the movie ''Drag Me to Hell'' at the Grauman's Chinese theatre in Hollywood, California in this May 12, 2009 file photo.
 
Prolific horror filmmaker Wes Craven, who directed the slasher classic "A Nightmare on Elm Street," died on Sunday...

Living

Imam of Mohamed Ali Mosque leads Eid al-Fitr prayer, Cairo, 19 August 2012.
An Egyptian muezzin has been suspended by the authorities after being accused of intoning "Prayer is better than...
An Iranian visitor takes photograph of Harley Davidson motorcycles during the Tehran Classic Car Show 09 at Niavaran palace in northern Tehran July 21, 2009.
 
The joy of riding big Japanese and American motorbikes was just one of the pleasures taken away from Iranians after the...
© AFP | Amal Clooney, pictured in Athens on October 15, 2014, says she was threatened with arrest in Egypt after identifying flaws in the judicial system linked to the convictions of three Al-Jazeera journalists
 
 
 
In a recent tweet that quickly became controversial, the Associated Press (AP) referred to well-known human rights lawyer...