Rafah checkpoint
Two security conscripts were wounded on Monday morning by bullets fired by unknown assailants on the Egyptian border with the Gaza Strip in Rafah.   Hamdi Hamed Hussein, 21, and Hamada Mohamed, 21, were both shot... Monday, 27 April, 2015 - 13:26
Thousands of Nepalis began fleeing the capital Kathmandu on Monday, terror-stricken by two days of powerful aftershocks and fearing shortages of food and water after an earthquake that killed more than 3,200 people.... Monday, 27 April, 2015 - 10:42
Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman speaks during a news conference after talks with his German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Berlin June 30, 2014.
Israel will take part as an observer in a major nuclear non-proliferation conference that opens at the United Nations on Monday, ending a 20-year absence in hope of fostering dialogue with Arab states, a senior Israeli... Sunday, 26 April, 2015 - 17:23
Cairo International Airport
An Egyptian delegation from the civil aviation authority left Cairo for the Qatari capital Doha on Sunday, in the first official visit since the withdrawal of Egypt's ambassador from the Gulf emirate.  The... Sunday, 26 April, 2015 - 14:59
Rafah checkpoint
Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman speaks during a news conference after talks with his German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Berlin June 30, 2014.
Cairo International Airport

Egypt

An initial investigation showed that disinfectants that fell into a drinking water reservoir are behind the poisoning of...
Anatoly Zak, media adviser to the Russian Space Web, has announced that ground bases are unable to control the Egyptian...
Local Development Minister Adel Labib
Local Development Minister Adel Labib said the governor of Alexandria has inaugurated the first residential building...

Middle East/North Africa

Students from the Amasya Technical Sciences Vocational School in Turkey have invented special clothing for blind people,...
Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir addresses the general conference of the ruling National Congress Party in Khartoum October 23, 2014.
Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir extended his quarter-century in power with a landslide 94.5 percent victory in...
Hundreds of Syrian rebels are approaching the start of US training to battle Islamic State, without knowing whether or how...

World

South Korean President Park Geun-hye accepted the resignation on Monday of her prime minister, who had offered to step down...
Almost one million children urgently need help after an earthquake claimed more than 3,200 lives in Nepal, the UN children...
A leftist moderate promising to press for a peace deal in ethnically-split Cyprus swept to victory in a Turkish Cypriot...

Business





Reuters/Reuters - An employee counts money at a bank in Cairo September 4, 2014. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih






 


 
 Egypt's central bank kept the pound steady at LE7.53 to the dollar at a foreign exchange auction on Monday while...
The Egyptian government (GoE) hired Latham and Watkins, as well as Dechert, as legal advisors for the issuance of its...
The Electricity Ministry will apply new electricity prices for the 2015-2016 fiscal year in July.   Prime Minister...

Science

Researchers believe they may have found the cause of asthma and have published a study at Cardiff University that indicates...
A bag of marijuana being prepared for sale sits next to a money jar at BotanaCare in Northglenn, Colorado 31 December 2013. 
 Nearly two decades after voters passed a medical marijuana law that often left police, prosecutors and even patients...
A wave of bad weather in Alexandria, accompanied by strong winds and a rise in the level of the waves, led to the closure of Alexandria Strait, stopping the movement of maritime ports of Alexandria and Daqahlia, 5 October 2013.
The Drosos Foundation and the Darb 1718 Contemporary Art and Culture Centre will celebrate on Wednesday the transferring of...

Arts

James Holmes is accused of opening fire at a packed Batman movie premiere in 2012, killing 12
 
 
 
Opening statements will finally begin Monday in the long-awaited trial of James Holmes, the allegedly crazed gunman accused...
 AFP | Canadians Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje perfom during the pairs Free Ice Dance at the ISU Grand Prix of figure skating Final 2014 in the Barcelona International Convention Centre, on December 13, 2014
When Jacek Krawczyk was growing up in then-communist Poland, the government was happy to train him in karate and acrobatics...
Chiwetel Ejlofar (L) and Nicole Kidman present Pawel Pawlikowski (R) with the Oscar for foreign language film at the 87th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 22, 2015.
Nicole Kidman will return to the London theater stage in September to play British scientist Rosalind Franklin in "...

Living

Meditation while excercising yoga 
 Men who crave the benefits of yoga but recoil at sharing the experience with a room full of women are turning to Broga...
Singapore is renowned worldwide for its national maths system, which has been emulated by schools in other developed countries and cities
 
 
 
 When Ritika Verma relocated to Singapore with her husband three years ago, she settled for an apartment much smaller...
No-smoking sign
A bill that would make Hawaii the first state to raise the legal smoking age to 21 cleared the Legislature on Friday and is...