Unknown gunmen kidnapped three civilians on Saturday in Rafah, North Sinai.   Two of the three who were kidnapped were working at the Rafah border crossing.   In a separate incident, a 37-lady was shot dead by... Saturday, 23 May, 2015 - 14:08
A Cairo court acquitted 17 members of the Socialist Popular Alliance Party (SPAP) of charges of breaking the protest law, on Saturday.   Protester Shaimaa al-Sabbagh, who was a member of SPAP, was killed while... Saturday, 23 May, 2015 - 12:51
Ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi along with several secular figures behind Egypt's 2011 uprising go on trial Saturday, as the authorities press on with a crackdown on all forms of opposition.   The trial... Saturday, 23 May, 2015 - 12:35
Protesters react outside the Supreme Constitutional Court in Cairo June 14, 2012. Ex-military officer Ahmed Shafik was given the green light on Thursday to run for president when Egypt's constitutional court ruled against a law that would have thrown him out of the race, judicial sources said.
Eight political parties representing the Democratic Current have demanded the Supreme Constitutional Court to hasten with deciding on the constitutionality of the law regulating the right to protest.   In a... Saturday, 23 May, 2015 - 12:28
Protesters react outside the Supreme Constitutional Court in Cairo June 14, 2012. Ex-military officer Ahmed Shafik was given the green light on Thursday to run for president when Egypt's constitutional court ruled against a law that would have thrown him out of the race, judicial sources said.

Egypt

The Coptic Orthodox Church is celebrating Pentecost on Sunday, the day of the establishment of the church in Christianity....
© AFP/File | A California man who posted thousands of sexually explicit photos of men and women on a "revenge porn" website was jailed for 18 years in what was described as the first case of its kind in US criminal history
 
 
 
Communication and Information Technology Minister Khaled Negm has said that his ministry is not responsible for the content...
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Weather forecasters are predicting slightly hot weather for Egypt’s northern coasts on Sunday, an increase in...

Middle East/North Africa

Saudi Arabia's top Sunni cleric on Saturday branded a deadly attack on Shi'ite Muslims a bid to sow chaos, after...
Saudi forces and Yemen's Houthi militia traded heavy artillery fire which blew up part of the main border crossing...
Crew stand on the deck of the Royal Navy nuclear-powered submarine HMS Astute near the Skye bridge off the Isle of Skye, northwest Scotland October 22, 2010.
 
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked the United States for blocking an Egyptian-led drive on a possible Middle...

World

Activists in Burundi behind weeks of protests against against President Pierre Nkurunziza's controversial bid to seek a...
Soaring inflation and a likely currency collapse are adding to South Sudan's woes after 17 months of civil war...
Mass graves and suspected human trafficking detention camps have been discovered by Malaysian police in towns and villages...

Business

A ship passes a petro-industrial complex in Kawasaki near Tokyo December 18, 2014.
 
Egypt is set to launch what will be a highly sought after tender in early June to buy up to $3 billion of liquefied natural...
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Egypt's market main index EGX30 jumped 8.25 percent in this week, after the government had put on hold a new tax on...
The construction works at the KIMA 2 factory in Aswan, which was estimated to cost LE5 billion, and the development of the...

Science

Facebook page showing Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al-Damaty inspecting two discovery of two granite statues of Sekhmet, Luxor, 22 February, 2015
Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al-Damaty has said that a lack of funding has impacted 60 projects implemented by the ministry...
Health officials say bad eyesight in the U.S. is most common in the South.
 
Health officials say bad eyesight in the US is most common in the South.   A new report found the South was home to...
Cigarettes on sale in a store. Reuters/archive
 


 
 

 
Smokers have more pessimistic attitudes about cancer and may be more likely to delay getting screened, according to a new...

Arts

by Marc Burleigh | US directors and Presidents of the Feature Film jury Ethan Coen (L) and Joel Coen arrive on stage during the opening ceremony of the 68th Cannes Film Festival, on May 13, 2015
 
 
 
Cannes' Palme d'Or and other prizes to be handed out at the closing ceremony of the film festival on Sunday will be...
The sun sets behind ruined columns at the historical city of Palmyra, in the Syrian desert, some 240km (150 miles) northeast the capital of Damascus in this file photo taken on November 12, 2010. REUTERS/Khaled al-Hariri
Islamic State group fighters have entered the museum in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, placing guards at its doors, the...
 by Catherine Marciano and Sophie Laubie | (From L) Ethiopian actress Kidist Siyum, actor Rediat Amare and director Yared Zeleke pose during a photocall for the film "Lamb" at the 68th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southeast France, on May 20, 2015
 
 
 
Africa's "fragile" cinema has kept a toe-hold at the Cannes Film Festival, with a veteran Malian director and...

Living

The Coptic Orthodox Church is celebrating Pentecost on Sunday, the day of the establishment of the church in Christianity....
In this picture taken on May 15, 2015 and made available on Friday, May 22, 2015, Muslims pray inside the former Misericordia Abbey in Venice, Italy. Venice officials have ordered the closure of a working mosque set up as Iceland's exhibit for the 56th Venice Biennale contemporary art fair in what was once a Catholic church. (AP Photo/Luigi Costantini)
Authorities in Venice on Friday closed a working mosque in an ex-church that was Iceland's contribution to the 56th...
A 65-year-old teacher from Berlin has given birth to quadruplets after a pregnancy that was widely criticized by medical...