The first day of Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukri's visit to the US capital Washington, D.C. was full of intense meetings with research centers, the press and prominent former officials working with think tanks.... Tuesday, 9 February, 2016 - 11:37
British ambassador to Cairo John Casson
The United Kingdom is in ongoing negotiations with Egypt concerning airport security improvements that will eventually lead to resuming British flights that have been suspended since October, said British Ambassador... Tuesday, 9 February, 2016 - 11:24
Giza prosecution services referred on Monday 26 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to a military trial over a series of attacks that damaged a Giza police station in January 2015.   According to the referral petition,... Monday, 8 February, 2016 - 17:00
Italian student Gulio Regeni who was found dead after being missing since January 25, 2016.
A second autopsy on Giulio Regeni, the Italian student found dead in Egypt last week, said that he suffered “inhumane, animal-like” violence, according to Italy's Minister of Interior Angelino Alfano.... Monday, 8 February, 2016 - 16:20
British ambassador to Cairo John Casson
Italian student Gulio Regeni who was found dead after being missing since January 25, 2016.

Egypt

The Water Resources and Irrigation Ministry has sent a draft of the initial contracts, which will be signed between Egypt,...
The second metro line was suspended for 13 minutes due to a breakdown on Monday, said spokesperson for the Metro Authority...
Health Minister Ahmed Emad-Eddin
Health Minister Ahmed Emad Eddine decided on Monday to close the company that imports the Avastin medicine, which caused...

Middle East/North Africa

The recapture of Aden by Gulf Arab coalition troops last summer has failed to provide any respite from Yemen's civil war...
Russia should immediately end its air strikes in Syria as a condition for negotiations between the opposition and the...
An explosion damaged a car in the Saudi capital Riyadh on Monday, the Saudi Press Agency reported, an incident the Islamic...

World

Hundreds more US troops are headed for Afghanistan’s strife-torn Helmand province to shore up security forces who have...
Hong Kong riot police fired warning shots on Tuesday during angry clashes that erupted when authorities tried to remove...
Michel Martelly stepped down as Haitian president on Sunday, leaving a deeply divided country in the hands of a disputed...

Business

Yields on Egypt's 3-year and 7-year bonds rose at an auction on Monday while the yield on its 1.5-year zero coupon bond...
Finance Minister Hani Demian
Yields on Egypt's three-month treasury bills dropped while those on its nine-month bills rose at Sunday's auction,...
As oil and gas companies cut ever-deeper into the bone to weather their worst downturn in decades, boards have adopted...

Science

The logos of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and Rio 2016 Paralympic Games are pictured next to a message on a screen that reads ''Message about Zika'' during a media briefing in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, February 2, 2016.
The United States Olympic Committee told US sports federations that athletes and staff concerned for their health over the...
Rosana Vieira Alves bathes her 4-month-old daughter Luana Vieira, who was born with microcephaly, at their home in Olinda, Brazil, in this file photo taken February 4, 2016.
 
Experts on microcephaly, the birth defect that has sparked alarm in the current Zika virus outbreak, say they are struck by...
More than 3,100 pregnant Colombian women are infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, President Juan Manuel Santos said...

Arts

French historian Jean-Pierre Filiu, a professor of Middle East studies at the Paris School of International Affairs, held on...
Actor Ahmed al-Saqqa
Director Amr Arafa concluded the shooting of scenes in Moqattam for his latest film "Men 30 Sana" (30 Years Ago...
Cast members Lucy Liu, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Jack Black, Bryan Cranston, Kate Hudson and J.K. Simmons (L-R) pose at the premiere of 'Kung Fu Panda 3' at the TCL Chinese theatre in Hollywood, California January 16, 2016. The movie opens in the U.S. on January 29.
 
Hollywood fumbled the ball during a quiet Super Bowl weekend at the multiplexes as new releases such as “Hail, Caesar...

Living

One of the most remarkable festivals in Europe, the Hom Strom, takes place in the Swiss town of Scuol. With overtones of " The Wicker Man," locals torch a giant straw effigy in the dead of winter.
Scuol is one of those perfectly preserved semi-isolated communities in the Lower Engadine valley of Switzerland, separated...
© AFP | Cyclists ride past buildings at Dubai Marina during Dubai Tour 2016
 
 
 
Germany's Marcel Kittel won the Tour of Dubai on Saturday after he outsprinted his rivals, claiming victory in the final...
CNN's Nima Elbagir speaks to a Kenyan family about why they choose to continue to brutal practice of female genital mutilation.
They covered her face and laid her down.   What happened next, Agnes wishes no girl would ever experience.  ...