Mohamed Omar, a senior labour leader at the Egyptian Iron and Steel Company during  Dream TV  interview
A leading labor activist entered on Sunday his second day on hunger strike in protest over his superiors’ crackdown on striking colleagues at the Egyptian Iron and Steel Company, according to the Center for Trade... Sunday, 21 December, 2014 - 18:00
Central Security Forces raid NGO the National Democratic Institute in Dokki on 29 December.
The Board of Trustees of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights called on the government to end the state of tension between state institutions and independent human rights organizations.  The initiative... Sunday, 21 December, 2014 - 17:48
Chairman of the Energy Committee of the Federation of Egyptian Industries Tamer Abu Bakr said the international oil companies will take a cautious stance toward pumping new global investments with the collapse of crude... Sunday, 21 December, 2014 - 17:13
 Egypt has sufficient wheat supply to last until late April, just after the government will begin buying wheat from the local harvest, the supplies minister said in a statement on Sunday. Khaled Hanafi said the... Sunday, 21 December, 2014 - 16:40
Mohamed Omar, a senior labour leader at the Egyptian Iron and Steel Company during  Dream TV  interview
Central Security Forces raid NGO the National Democratic Institute in Dokki on 29 December.

News

Military raises combat readiness ahead of 28 November protests
The Egyptian Social Democratic Party supports the state and does not stand against its policies, but opposes some issues out of care for the nation, said party chairman Mohamed Aboul Ghar. The party rejects restrictions on freedoms and...

World

© AFP / by Guillaume SOUVANT with Pauline TALAGRAND in Paris | A police car is parked outside the station in Joue les-Tours on December 20, 2014
 
 
 
French police on Saturday shot dead a knife-wielding man who attacked three officers in a police station while shouting "Allahu Akbar" (...
Former Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk (L) and outgoing European Council President Herman Van Rompuy attend a ceremony, during which Tusk took over from Van Rompuy and officially replaced him as head of the European Council, in Brussels in this December 1, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Yves Herman/Files
 
Short, snappy and focussed on two priorities - reviving sagging investment in Europe and standing firm towardsRussia, the first European Union summit...
Tunisia's President Moncef Marzouki (C) greets supporters during a re-election campaign in Tunis December 19, 2014.
 
Tunisians vote on Sunday in a presidential run-off election that completes the country's last steps to full democracy nearly fours years after...

Economy

Egyptian shares ended on a strong positive note for the second consecutive session following the Arab markets rebound, dealers said. The EGX30 Index soared 3.46 percent to record 8,690.43 points. Meanwhile, the EGX70 and the EGX100 also closed on a...

Culture

© AFP/File | A performance by Turkish dancing troupe Fire of Anatolia or Sultans of the Dance
 
 
 
Turkey's television regulator has handed a record fine to a popular game show for a segment where husbands were filmed dancing with other women...
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,...

Life Style

. Cuban cigars for sale are on display at a hotel in Havana December 19, 2014.
Milagros Diaz has been rolling cigars for 48 years, so long she cannot even smell tobacco anymore, and she is thrilled that the U.S. market is...
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...