Tourist boat in Hurghada
Russian Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov expected Moscow to sign an agreement on the resumption of flights with Cairo in March.  "In principle, yes", said the minister in remarks to Sputnik news agency on... Monday, 27 February, 2017 - 17:16
Cairo night view
The population of Cairo is forecast to grow by 0.5 million in 2017 alone, to become the world's fastest-growing city. Euromonitor International's report, Global Economies and Consumers in 2017, put Cairo and... Monday, 27 February, 2017 - 15:36
Egyptian Coptic Christians arrive with their belongings to take refuge at the Evangelical Church in the Suez Canal city of Ismailiya on February 25, 2017 (AFP Photo/STRINGER)
 
Anonymous people wrote phrases and slogans bearing the name of "Islamic State" (IS) terrorist groups on the walls at Al-Mamar Square in Ismailia, as well as on the walls of the Coptic Christian cemetery of the... Monday, 27 February, 2017 - 13:36
violence in Tahrir Square on January 25, 2015
Cairo Criminal Court sentenced on Sunday 212 defendants to 10 years in prison over committing violent acts in 2014, on the third anniversary of the January 25 revolution of 2011, MENA reported. MENA reported as well the... Monday, 27 February, 2017 - 13:27
Tourist boat in Hurghada
Cairo night view
Egyptian Coptic Christians arrive with their belongings to take refuge at the Evangelical Church in the Suez Canal city of Ismailiya on February 25, 2017 (AFP Photo/STRINGER)
 
violence in Tahrir Square on January 25, 2015

Egypt

Egyptian security officials and a tribal leader say that Islamic State militants in the volatile northern Sinai region...
Egyptian Parliament
The Parliament's Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee approved on Monday a request from the top prosecutor...
Security sources have said the sounds of explosions heard in Arish city, North Sinai on Monday were caused by artillery...

Middle East/North Africa

Iraqi forces seized a damaged Mosul bridge on Monday which could link up their units on either side of the Tigris river, as...
The Syrian army and its allies made a sudden advance on Saturday and Sunday into areas held by Islamic State in northwest...
An Israeli health official says Israel's hospitals will stop treating Syrian patients in non-emergency cases beginning...

World

A source from the opposition Labour Party in the Lords, where the ruling Conservatives do not have a majority, said...
German nationals Jurgen Kantner and his wife Sabine Merz pictured in Berbera, Somalia on May 5, 2009 (Mustafa Abdi / AFP File photo). A video posted by the extremist Abu Sayyaf group, which was monitored by SITE, showed German hostage Jurgen Kantner being killed by a knife-wielding man. The video appeared to confirm preliminary reports received by Philippine government officials that the mercenary group had slain Kantner.
The Philippines-based militant group Abu Sayyaf posted a video on Monday showing the beheading of a man identified as a...
A man replaces a broken piece of a tombstone at the Jewish Mount Carmel Cemetery, February 26, 2017, in Philadelphia, PA (Dominick Reuter / AFP).
 
Vandals have broken and overturned more than 500 gravestones at another Jewish cemetery, this time in Philadelphia, the...

Business

China's flag
President Donald Trump declared China the "grand champions" of currency manipulation on Thursday, just hours after...
International Cooperation Minister Sahar Nasr
Minister of International Cooperation Sahar Nasr met on Wednesday with a delegation from the Industrial and Commercial Bank...
The Ministry of Manpower's labor representative office in Saudi Arabia, located at the Egyptian Consulate in Jeddah,...

Science

The number of deadly heroin overdoses in the United States more than quadrupled from 2010 to 2015, a federal agency said on...
Gaining traction: Smart glasses will represent 11% of the market. 
Dust off your Google Glass Explorer editions, according to new data, smart glasses is where the smart money will be in the...
Smartphones are revolutionising the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses, thanks to add-ons and apps that make their...

Arts

Rescue workers from Syria's White Helmets -- the subjects of an Oscar-nominated documentary -- said they received US visas to attend next week's prestigious Academy Awards ceremony (Thaer Mohammed / AFP).
A young volunteer in the Syrian search-and-rescue group featured in an Academy Award-winning documentary said Monday he...
Mahershala Ali poses with the Oscar for best actor in a supporting role on February 26, 2017 (Frederic J. Brown / AFP).
In a historic first last night, Muslim actor Mahershala Ali won an Oscar for best actor in a supporting role, as the...
Iran's "The Salesman," a drama about honor and revenge in a modern marriage, won the Oscar on Sunday for best...

Living

Expedia's latest etiquette survey identified some annoying passenger habits. Photo: AFP
 
 
 
Keep your knees and feet to yourself. That’s the overarching message from Expedia’s latest etiquette survey...
A woman holding a baby on her back in the village of Zhongdong, where a group of 18 families live inside a natural cave.
High in the misty hills of southwestern China, an hour’s hike from any road, the lowing of livestock echoes through...
One of the most traditional gastronomic experiences in Japan is the omakase, the equivalent of a Western tasting menu, in...