Putin gifts Sisi a Kalashnikov
According to the statement issued by the presidency, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will travel to Moscow on Saturday, in order to take part in the Russian Victory Day celebrations, commemorating the 70th anniversary of... Wednesday, 6 May, 2015 - 13:38
The United States ratcheted up pressure on the leaders of the Islamic State jihadist group on Tuesday, adding four names to those targeted by multi-million-dollar bounties.   The IS group has seized a wide stretch... Wednesday, 6 May, 2015 - 12:59
So complete is it’s destruction, it has been nicknamed ‘Kobanigrad’.   Months of coalition airstrikes and ISIS bombing have flattened much of Kobani, a once-bustling city close to the Turkey-... Wednesday, 6 May, 2015 - 12:41
The South Cairo Electricity Distribution Company and power station is pictured at the Imbaba area in Cairo, September 26, 2014. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
 


 
 

 
A group of 8 banks have offered to provide the Egyptian Electricity Holding Company (EEHC) with a LE10bn loan, aimed at repaying the dues owed to the Egyptian General Petroleum Company (EGPC), according to daily... Tuesday, 5 May, 2015 - 15:13
Putin gifts Sisi a Kalashnikov
The South Cairo Electricity Distribution Company and power station is pictured at the Imbaba area in Cairo, September 26, 2014. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
 


 
 

 

Egypt

Maged Farag
Egyptian historian Maged Farag has flown to Israel for the opening of an art exhibition on North African Jews, held by the...
A young three-year-old child named Youssef al-Sayyed Khalaf died after falling into the sewers through a manhole in Al-...
 Media host Wael a-Ebrashy
Host of Dream 2’s talk show “10 O’Clock” Wael al-Ebrashy officially notified Dream 2 management he...

Middle East/North Africa

President Barack Obama is expected to make a renewed U.S. push next week to help Gulf allies create a region-wide defense...
Changes in Saudi Arabia's leadership have concentrated power in an inner circle of the Al Saud dynasty, removing...
Warplanes carried out more than 30 strikes overnight on the northwestern Yemeni provinces of Saada and Hajja near the border...

World

The Germanwings co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a jet in the Alps in March practiced entering the fatal descent...
An Afghan judge sentenced four men to death on Wednesday for the mob killing of 27-year-old woman accused of burning a Quran...
The government and opposition in Burundi are meeting in a bid to defuse tensions after days of deadly demonstrations against...

Business

dollar vs Egyptian pound
Egypt's central bank kept the pound steady at 7.53 to the dollar at a foreign exchange auction on Wednesday while the...
In a clash of corporate titans over naming rights in a fast-changing industry, Microsoft and its Skype phone service came...
Egypt's market boosted its gains for the second day in a row, as the EGX30 on Tuesday's session rose by 2.04 percent...

Science

California water regulators on Tuesday adopted the state's first rules for mandatory cutbacks in urban water use as the...
Usha Ghatowar smiles wryly when asked about the pay she earns picking leaves at a colonial-era tea garden in India's...
Climate change could drive up to a sixth of animals and plants on Earth to extinction unless governments cut rising...

Arts

An Indian court on Wednesday sentenced Bollywood film star Salman Khan to five years in prison, for killing a man in a hit-...
The Palestinian film "Omar" will be screened in five Arab countries, including Egypt and the UAE, for two weeks...
Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Hill is canceling a planned performance in Tel Aviv because she wasn't able to also schedule a concert in the...

Living

Participants work out during a Spiderband fitness class in a handout picture taken at Fuel Fitness in Brooklyn, New York, in October, 2014.
Forget that ratty T-shirt. Workout clothes have gone high-tech and fashion forward.   Trendy fitness studios, slimming...
 by Robin Millard | Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge holds her newly-born daughter at St Mary's Hospital in central London, on May 2, 2015
 
 
 
Britain's new baby princess has been named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, Kensington Palace announced on Monday.   The...
An Iranian youth gets a haircut in an uptown Tehran barber's shop
 
 
 
Hairstyles of a spiky and unorthodox nature have reportedly been banned in Iran because they imply devil-worship, while...