Tally by the Commiittee to Protect Journalists showing worst jailers if journalists in 2014.
Egypt ranked sixth place among the 10 worst jailers of journalists in 2014, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.   “Egypt more than doubled its number of journalists behind bars to at least 12,... Sunday, 21 December, 2014 - 14:00
Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat (L) helps Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as he signs international conventions during a meeting with Palestinian leadership in the West Bank City of Ramallah 1 April 2014.
A Palestinian think-tank on Saturday slammed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s initiative which he says seeks to set a timetable for ending Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories.   The independent... Sunday, 21 December, 2014 - 13:52
Qatari Crown Prince Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani attends the start of the first contact group meeting on Libya in Doha 13 April 2011.
A reconciliation meeting between President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani will take place within days, according to informed sources who are preparing the meeting.   The... Sunday, 21 December, 2014 - 13:44
© AFP/File | Palestinians returning to Gaza arrive through the Rafah border crossing on November 26, 2014
 
 
 
Egypt opened the Rafah border crossing on Sunday for incoming passengers from the Gaza Strip for the first time in almost two months, Palestinian and Egyptian officials said. Rafah is the only major crossing between... Sunday, 21 December, 2014 - 13:39
Tally by the Commiittee to Protect Journalists showing worst jailers if journalists in 2014.
Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat (L) helps Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as he signs international conventions during a meeting with Palestinian leadership in the West Bank City of Ramallah 1 April 2014.
Qatari Crown Prince Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani attends the start of the first contact group meeting on Libya in Doha 13 April 2011.
© AFP/File | Palestinians returning to Gaza arrive through the Rafah border crossing on November 26, 2014
 
 
 

News

Libyan coast guard forces arrested on Saturday evening an Egyptian fishing boat bearing the name of Alhaj Mohamed within the territorial waters of the Gulf of Sirte, according to Libyan Coast Guard Colonel Reda Eissa, who spoke to Al-Wasat news...

World

© Getty/AFP/File | US benchmark West Texas Intermediate for January delivery sank $1.16 in afternoon trade to $54.77
 
 
 
A strong rebound by Gulf stock markets looks set to slow on Sunday as the outlook for oil prices remains cloudy, but the panic which engulfed stocks...
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.
President Raul Castro demanded on Saturday that the United States respect Cuba's communist rule as the two countries work to restore diplomatic...
Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir addresses the general conference of the ruling National Congress Party in Khartoum October 23, 2014.
Nationwide elections slated for April 2 will now be held on April 13, the head of Sudan's elections committee said on Saturday, in a move seen as...

Economy

The Egyptian pound held steady at a central bank dollar sale on Sunday but weakened on the unofficial market. The bank offered $40 million and said it had sold $37.8 million at a cut-off price of 7.1401 pounds to the dollar, unchanged from its last...

Culture

Actor Mahmoud Hemeida
  Actor Mahmoud Hemeida said he is currently working on rehearsals for his new movie called ‘Men Dahr Ragel’ saying the scenes he...
Recovered paintings are pictured during a news conference at FBI Headquarters in Los Angeles, California December 19, 2014. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
An overseas tip investigators received six years after one of the biggest art heists in Los Angeles led to the return of nine stolen paintings,...
Six European, two Latin American and one African film have made the shortlist for the foreign language Oscar, announced in Los Angeles Friday. Films...

Life Style

AFP | Rolene Strauss, the newly crowned Miss World 2014, gives a speech upon her arrival at OR Tambo Airport in Johannesburg on December 20, 2014
South Africa on Saturday welcomed home Miss World winner Rolene Strauss with wild cheers and ululation. Hundreds turned up at O.R. Tambo...
© 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...