Iran's Revolutionary Guards commander Mohammad Ali Jafari looks on while attending Friday prayers in Tehran 10 February 2012.
The head of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard said on Saturday Saudi Arabia lacked the courage to go through with a plan to send ground troops to Syria, and warned they would be wiped out if they went in. Mohammad... Saturday, 6 February, 2016 - 12:01
Syrian refugees awaiting entry permission at borders with Turkey
Tens of thousands of Syrians sought refuge in Turkey on Saturday, while those who have already made the crossing waited and worried about the fate of their families on the other side of the border. The border gate at... Saturday, 6 February, 2016 - 11:37
An Italian student found dead by a roadside in Cairo with cigarette burns and other signs of torture on his body had written articles critical of the Egyptian government, according to the Italian newspaper that... Saturday, 6 February, 2016 - 10:43
Strike of doctors of Al-Zawia al-Hamra hospital, Cairo, 2 October 2012. Doctors went on a partial strike in 540 public hospitals to call for higher salaries, securing hospitals, and increase of health budget.
Doctors at Matariya Teaching Hospital decided Friday to submit their resignation to the Minister of Health if alleged police assault on doctors is not investigated. The Matariya doctors said they will resume... Saturday, 6 February, 2016 - 10:31
Iran's Revolutionary Guards commander Mohammad Ali Jafari looks on while attending Friday prayers in Tehran 10 February 2012.
Syrian refugees awaiting entry permission at borders with Turkey
Strike of doctors of Al-Zawia al-Hamra hospital, Cairo, 2 October 2012. Doctors went on a partial strike in 540 public hospitals to call for higher salaries, securing hospitals, and increase of health budget.

Egypt

CAIRO, Feb 5 (Aswat Masriya) – Egypt’s stock market main index EGX 30 hiked by 3.6 per cent  over the past...
Italian student Gulio Regeni who was found dead after being missing since January 25, 2016.
CAIRO (AP) — The body of an Italian graduate student who disappeared last month has been found with multiple stab...
The occupancy rates in Luxor hotels rose to 64 percent, Luxor tourism police announced Thursday.   The increase comes...

Middle East/North Africa

Al Qaeda's branch in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) mourned the killing of a senior commander in southern Yemen, a...
U.S. President Barack Obama (R) meets with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington September 4, 2015.
REUTERS/GARY CAMERON
Riyadh (AFP) - Saudi Arabia is ready to join any ground operation the US-led coalition against the Islamic State group in...
A Palestinian man holding a Palestinian national flag argues with an Israeli policewoman, during a protest against the Israeli offensive in Gaza, in the West Bank city of Hebron, 22 August 2014.
Jerusalem (AFP) - Israel said Thursday it has laid charges against a policeman accused of sending details to extremists of a...

World

Austria's Finance Minister Hans-Joerg Schelling has asked the European Commission to provide 600 million euros ($670...
Somali government troops and African Union peacekeepers on Saturday recaptured the key port of Merka from Shebab insurgents...
South Korea's Defense Ministry says North Korea has moved up the window of its planned long-range rocket launch to Feb....

Business

Cairo's main index jumped 2.3 percent to 6,202 points as foreign buyers returned. Foreign investors, who had mostly been...
Yields on Egypt's six-month and one-year treasury bills rose at an auction on Thursday, data from the central bank...
Egypt blocked the entry of a French wheat shipment on Thursday due to a violation of both the Egyptian and the Codex...

Science

A woman holds the hand of her mother who is dying from cancer during her final hours at a palliative care hospital in Winnipeg, 24 July 2010.
 Differences among alcoholics in who gets severe liver damage and who doesn’t might be partly due to differences...
No-smoking sign
People living in countries with public smoking bans have lower exposure to secondhand smoke and better health, according to...
Although worker protections are supposed to prevent it, a new U.S. study of nursing home workers finds that within six...

Arts

Coldplay
British rock band Coldplay may have won several Grammy awards for its music, but it has yet to convince Twitter users that...
A visitor poses with a character from the Star Wars film series during a press preview for the exhibit 'Star Wars Identities' at the MAK museum in Vienna, Austria, December 17, 2015.
 
Global ticket sales for blockbuster movie "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" are expected to reach $2 billion on...
reading books
New research out of the UK has found yet another benefit of picking up a good book, with avid readers likely to feel...

Living

Looking for a hotel that comes with a foolproof romance guarantee? Guests have vouched for an adults-only boutique in Aruba...
 Tourists use a selfie stick in front of the Louvre Pyramid in Paris on March 7, 2015
Still one of the world's most vibrant cities despite astronomical living costs, it's no surprise London is the world...
 Debs Lowther gave birth to her son Jonathan, just four months before Owen was born, on a British Airways flight from Malawi.
Renewing a passport and border checks are not the easiest of tasks for Shona Owen thanks to the unusual location of her...