Islamic State urged insurgents in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Monday to press ahead with attacks against Egyptian security forces and beheadings, a call likely to deepen concern over ties between the militant groups... Monday, 22 September, 2014 - 11:31
Mahinour al-Masry
Alexandria Court of Appeals on Sunday accepted a challenge submitted by the defense of political activist Mahinour el-Masry to suspend a prison sentence of two years and a fine of LE50,000 for violating the protest law... Sunday, 21 September, 2014 - 17:33
Four bombs exploded simultaneously in the cities of Tanta and Mahalla at 1:45 pm amid reports of injuries.  In Tanta, a bomb exploded outside the Delta Hospital, a second one exploded outside the Police Officers... Sunday, 21 September, 2014 - 15:05
Army helicopter above Kerdassa
An Air Force helicopter crashed during training in the vicinity of the Com Oshim Security Camp in Fayoum. Military spokesperson Mohamed Samir said on Facebook on Sunday that six people died and another was... Sunday, 21 September, 2014 - 14:25
Mahinour al-Masry
Army helicopter above Kerdassa

News

A handout picture released by the Hamas Press Office shows Palestinian Authority President Mahmud Abbas (R) shaking hands with Palestinian leader Ismail Haniya (L) during a meeting, Cairo, February 23, 2012, to implement the terms of a reconciliation deal they signed in the Egyptian capital in last May, which called for an interim government and general elections in a year.
Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah on Monday began reconciliation talks in Cairo, one day ahead of negotiations with Israel on cementing the Aug. 26 truce that ended a 50-day war in Gaza, according to Egyptian security officials. The talks...

World

Turkish policemen and soldiers walk as Syrian Kurds wait behind the border fence to cross into Turkey near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, 19 September 2014.
The number of Syrian refugees who have reached Turkey in the past four days after fleeing the advance of Islamic State militants now totals 130,000,...
Islamic State fighters
Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Monday warned Australians fighting with extremists in the Middle East they face lengthy jail terms if they return home...
Ukrainian servicemen are pictured at the military camp near the town of Svyatogorsk in Eastern Ukraine
 The Ukrainian military accused separatists and Russian troops on Sunday of continuing to shoot at government forces despite a 5 Sept ceasefire...

Economy

The Cabinet Information and Decision Support Center said Suez Canal revenues rose in July by 8.6 percent to US$482.2 million versus $443.9 million in June, and by 12.3 percent compared to July 2013, which amounted to $429.2 million. In its economic...

Culture

At the hands of Lebanese isolationism groups represented the by South Lebanon Army and Phalanges Party (Kataeb Party), and in coordination with the...
Ahmed Mutawa, director of the Archaeological Sites Development Department, said all museums will be for free on World Tourism Day on 27 September in...
“Don’t Sign” by Ahmed A. Fotoh is a four-minute short screened at the Alexandria Film festival 2012. Equally emotive and didactic, the film is about a man making the right choice between corruption and his compassion for the martyrs of Egypt’s uprising. 
Culture Minister Gaber Asfour will open on Wednesday the Alexandria Film Festival at Bibliotheca Alexandrina. The festival is organized by the...