Power cut in Daqahliya
The Electricity Ministry has been engaged in a tit-for-tat battle with the Greater Cairo Water Company (GCWC) over allegations of unpaid electricity bills, after the GCWC allegedly failed to pay a bill estimated at... Monday, 29 August, 2016 - 15:50
Travellers crowd outside departure terminals at Cairo International Airport
The Egyptian parliament has approved a legal amendment that will raise fees for Egyptians seeking government permission to work abroad. The amendement will raise the fees for permits issued by the Manpower Ministry,... Monday, 29 August, 2016 - 13:43
Opening session of Egypt's House of Representatives in January 10, 2015
Egypt's House of Representatives gave its initial approval for a bill to introduce Value-Added Tax (VAT) during preliminary discussions in parliament on Sunday, with a number of sources claiming the a rate of 13... Monday, 29 August, 2016 - 13:35
"We all are Saleh Selim" Facebook page
Investigators from Egypt's National Security Agency are stepping up efforts to identify the administrators of a Facebook page called “We are all Saleh Selim” that has been accused of slandering Al-Ahly... Monday, 29 August, 2016 - 12:36
Power cut in Daqahliya
Travellers crowd outside departure terminals at Cairo International Airport
Opening session of Egypt's House of Representatives in January 10, 2015
"We all are Saleh Selim" Facebook page

Egypt

A microbus driver was shot dead on Monday by a low-ranking police officer on the Autostrad in the Basateen area of south...
Meteorologists predict hot and humid weather on Tuesday in Cairo and Lower Egypt, and hotter weather in the north of Upper...
Three Suez Canal workers were injured on Sunday night when two launches for the canal's authority capsized in the...

Middle East/North Africa

Iran has deployed the Russian-supplied S-300 surface-to-air missile defence system around its Fordow underground uranium...
At least 34 Libyan fighters were killed and more than 180 wounded on Sunday as they closed in on the last Islamic State...
French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said he was pressing members of the UN Security Council, including Russia, to...

World

Uzbekistan's president Islam Karimov, who has built his authoritarian rule on warnings of a militant Islamist threat to...
Triggering the procedure for Britain to exit the European Union is like turning off the engines on an airplane, a top...
China is hoping to cement its standing as a global power when it hosts leaders from the world's biggest economies this...

Business

A tourist walks past empty sunbeds on a beach in Egypt's Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh on November 10, 2015 as tourist numbers dwindle following a suspected bomb attack on a Russian jet (AFP Photo/Mohamed el-Shahed)
Egypt suffered a 41.9 per cent drop in the number of incoming tourists in July compared to a year earlier, the state-run...
Representatives from Saudi Telecom and Lebara KSA are in Egypt this week to discuss the possibility of obtaining a fourth-...
U.S. wheat fell for a sixth consecutive session and hovered near a three-week low on Monday, as ample global stocks and a...

Science


Those used to sedentary lifestyles are better off picking endurance-based activities, such as cycling, Nordic walking, dance or aqua cycling. -Filepix
 

 
Those used to sedentary lifestyles are better off picking endurance-based activities, such as cycling, Nordic walking, dance...
The pink ribbon is an international symbol of breast cancer awareness
Scientists from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, have identified a new drug that could offer an effective future...
A Whatsapp App logo is seen behind a Samsung Galaxy S4 phone that is logged on to Facebook in the central Bosnian town of Zenica, 20 February 2014. 
Popular messaging service WhatsApp said it would start sharing users' phone numbers with parent Facebook Inc, marking a...

Arts


Models clad in burqini swimsuits pose for photos with Australian-Lebanese designer Aheda Zanetti (C) in western Sydney on August 19, 2016. - AFP PHOTO / SAEED KHAN
 

 
Burkini bans in France have boosted sales and interest in the full-bodied Islamic swimsuit, particularly from non-Muslim...
Singer Beyonce
Pop superstar Beyonce on Sunday invited the mothers of slain African American men to the MTV Video Music Awards, where her...
Cast member Dwayne Johnson poses at the premiere of ''San Andreas'' in Hollywood, California May 26, 2015.
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson was named the world's highest paid actor by Forbes on Thursday, raking in US$64.5...

Living


A new report finds that Thursday is the best day to book a cruise.
 

 
Looking to reserve a holiday on the high seas? Number-crunchers at a pricewatching website found that travellers can find...
Bali, Indonesia
Put simply, Indonesia is massive.   The world's largest archipelago nation, its 17,000-odd islands are spattered...
The reborn Lightweight E-Type Jaguar. — Handout via AFP
When it comes to automotive objects of desire very few classic cars are as rare as a genuine Lightweight Jaguar E-Type or a...