Female genital mutilation (FGM)
An Egyptian doctor who performed a deadly female circumcision operation on a girl has served a three-month sentence, he and a lawyer said Saturday, in a first since a 2008 ban. Raslan Fadl had been sentenced in January... Saturday, 30 July, 2016 - 14:17
Parliament speaker Ali Abdel Aal has rejected a request to extend the time set for a fact-finding committee's investigations into claims of wheat harvest embezzlement, on the basis of objections to the committee... Saturday, 30 July, 2016 - 12:45
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi received Pope Tawadros and several senior figures in the Coptic Orthodox Church on Thursday for discussions on relations between Egypt's religious communities, which have been under... Friday, 29 July, 2016 - 13:28
Few countries in the world were bestowed by so many breathtaking landscapes as Norway. The Scandinavian nation fascinates the world with its majestic fjords, mountains, waterfalls and modern cities, a wealth of beauty... Friday, 29 July, 2016 - 12:51
Female genital mutilation (FGM)

Egypt

Sharm el-Sheikh airport
A delegation from the British House of Commons — the lower house of parliament — arrives in Sharm el-Sheikh on...
Egyptian Foreign Ministry
Egyptian diplomats in Germany have asked German offiicals for details of the death of a young Egyptian man in a prison in...
Hot weather
Meteorologists are predicting slightly hot, humid weather in Cairo on Saturday, with a top temperature of 35 degrees....

Middle East/North Africa

Libyan forces made a fresh push on Friday to capture ground from Islamic State militants besieged in the center of their...
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
Azerbaijan closed an independent television station on Friday that planned to air an interview with Fethullah Gulen, the...
Up to 1 million people could be driven from their homes in northern Iraq soon as fighting intensifies in a government...

World

Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and the former chief executive of investment bank Grupo BTG Pactual...
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon speaks at the Women in the World summit in London, Britain, October 9, 2015.
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Most Scots still back remaining in the United Kingdom despite Britons voting to leave the European Union, a move which was...
Indonesian authorities detained seven people in northern Sumatra island on Saturday on suspicion of attacking several...

Business

The global economic slowdown has hurt millions of households, but has at least had a silver lining: with oil prices falling...
pool/ club
If your family's average spending is LE60.7 thousand per annum, slightly more than LE5,000 per month, then you belong to...
The price of the US dollar has fallen against the Egyptian pound on the black market after the official announcement of...

Science

New York City has reported its first case of a baby born with the birth defect microcephaly related to exposure to the Zika...
 

Pokémon Go dating app launched in the US

 
US dating company Project Fixup has launched a Pokémon Go match-making service, offering gamers the opportunity to find love...
Scientists reveal that sitting for more than 10 hours a day can be harmful to health. (AFP Relax News)
 
Although many previous studies have shown that too much sedentary time increases the risk of a variety of diseases,...

Arts

Filmmaker Mohamed Khan
Filmmaker Mohamed Khan has passed away at Andalus Hospital in the Cairo neighborhood of Maadi at the age of 74....
Cast member Chris Pratt at the premiere of ‘Jurassic World’ in Hollywood, California, June 9, 2015. The film made US$102 million for Universal this weekend.
The sequel to 2015 action blockbuster Jurassic World is set to start production in February 2017, with The Impossible...
Comedian Carey Marx performs at the Up The Creek Comedy Club in Greenwich, London, Britain, July 16, 2016.
 
Like most stand-up comedians, Carey Marx has stories about "dying on stage", but in his case they are almost...

Living

Two newly released studies show that the beneficial effects of exercise such as cycling, walking, dancing and even gardening helps in the prevention of Alzheimer's disease. 
The beneficial effects of physical and mental exercise on brain health are already well established. A new American study...
reading books
Although it has long been assumed that reading is good for your mental health, there has been little evidence so far to...
vacation
Whether you’re on vacation or just relaxing in the garden at home, these five new light fiction novels will provide...