Fitch Ratings has upgraded Egypt's Long-term foreign and local currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDR) to 'B' from 'B-'. The Outlooks are Stable. Fitch has also upgraded the issue ratings on Egypt'... Friday, 19 December, 2014 - 23:54
Just before midnight, the police navigated down the narrow alleys of an old downtown Cairo district and descended on a rundown bathhouse. They dragged out dozens of nearly naked men, who covered their faces as they... Friday, 19 December, 2014 - 23:21
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In a study conducted for Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Turkey on the economic impact of the war in Syria and the rise of IS, the World Bank said the two crises cost these countries US$35 billion until mid-2014... Friday, 19 December, 2014 - 19:07
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi told Xinhua News agency on Thursday that Egypt looks forward to developing strategic relations with Beijing and looks up to China and its history of successful development. “... Friday, 19 December, 2014 - 18:20
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News

AFP/File / by Richard Eaton | Malaysia's David Nicol Ann (R) returns a shot during the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon on September 27, 2014
 World number one Nicol David reached her eighth world final after a rare ordeal on Friday, coming back from two games to one down to defeat Egypt's Omneya Kawy 11-9, 9-11, 8-11, 11-5, 11-5. It was a mental triumph for David with the cool...

World

Barack Obama
US President Barack Obama warned Friday that Washington "will respond" to North Korea's cyber attack on Sony Pictures over "The...
Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen is pictured at his residence in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania September 24, 2013.
CREDIT: REUTERS/SELAHATTIN SEVI/ZAMAN DAILY VIA CIHAN NEWS AGENCY
 A Turkish court issued an arrest warrant on Friday for U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen whose followers are accused by President Tayyip...
1 OF 8. The flags of the United States and Cuba are seen flying in the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami, Florida January 26, 2012.
Stepping out of his legendary brother's shadow, President Raul Castro has scored a diplomatic triumph and a surge in popular support with the...

Economy

Natural gas field in the Mediterranean
 Egypt's state-owned gas company EGAS has tendered to buy at least 48 cargoes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) for delivery in 2015/16, three traders said. A senior official at EGAS confirmed that there was a tender for multiple LNG cargoes...

Culture

Six European, two Latin American and one African film have made the shortlist for the foreign language Oscar, announced in Los Angeles Friday. Films...
Umm Kulthum
Beit al-Sennari in Sayeda Zeinab is commemorating the 40th anniversary of Umm Kulthum's passing, who died on 3 February 1975. Khaled Azab of the...
The Goethe Institut and the Infinity Group are holding a training workshop for amateur photographers on Sunday. Photographers will be trained on the...

Life Style

© AFP/File | Close-up shows a strain of listeria bacteria in the laboratory of departmental analysis of the Channel in St Lo, western France on May 10, 2000
 
 
 
A listeria outbreak believed to originate from commercially packaged caramel apples has killed at least four people in the United States and sickened...
The elderly practicing rowing
You see a small boat from Al-Galaa Bridge. At first glance, they appear to be strong young men rowing, but if you look closer, you will see wrinkled...
A woman lies in the grass reading a book and listening to music at Columbia University in New York, April 14, 2014.
CREDIT: REUTERS/CARLO ALLEGRI
The White House on Friday released a draft of its plan to rate U.S. colleges and tie federal aid to performance as a way to coax institutions to pull...