Saudi Arabia MERS
Saudi Arabia said late on Wednesday it had detected six new cases of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in 24 hours, the biggest daily jump for months with officials blaming lax hospital procedures. The... Thursday, 30 October, 2014 - 13:30
Hundreds of police surround its walls, patrolling in armored vehicles with sirens blaring, while muscle-bound security guards man metal detectors, searching all who enter. But this is not a military barracks or police... Thursday, 30 October, 2014 - 11:22
Palestinian worshipers pray outside the Dome of the Rock at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem during the first Friday prayers of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan on 12 July 2013.
Israel took the rare step of totally closing Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque in the face of visitors of all faiths, a first since 2002. Israeli police shot dead a Palestinian on Thursday after he fired at them resisting... Thursday, 30 October, 2014 - 11:00
National Alliance to Support Legitimacy
Egypt on Thursday banned a pressure group that has pushed for the reinstatement of President Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood, who was overthrown by the army last year. Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb issued a... Thursday, 30 October, 2014 - 10:47
Saudi Arabia MERS
Palestinian worshipers pray outside the Dome of the Rock at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem during the first Friday prayers of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan on 12 July 2013.
National Alliance to Support Legitimacy

News

An offshore platform of Aramco's Karan non-associated gas field is seen in Saudi Arabia's territorial waters in this undated handout picture.
The governments of Egypt, Greece and Cyprus urged Turkey on Wednesday to stop trying to chart gas deposits in areas of the east Mediterranean claimed by Cyprus, saying the work was illegal.   Cyprus, a member of the European Union, is anxious...

World

A Palestinian man holding a Palestinian national flag argues with an Israeli policewoman, during a protest against the Israeli offensive in Gaza, in the West Bank city of Hebron, 22 August 2014.
Sweden on Thursday officially recognised the state of Palestine, Stockholm's foreign minister said, less than a month after the government...
Israeli police shot dead a Palestinian on Thursday after he fired at them resisting arrest in East Jerusalem hours after the attempted assassination...
Protesters shout slogans and wave national flags during a demonstration in support of the ruling Ennahda party in Tunis 16 February 2013.
Tunisia's main secular party Nidaa Tounes won 85 seats in the new 217-member parliament in Sunday's election, while the Islamist party...

Economy

A Standard & Poor's Ratings Services delegation arrived on Wednesday to conduct several interviews as part of preparing Egypt’s classification that will be announced during the coming period, the Ministry of Finance said. The...

Culture

Amr Waked at Winter Discontent premiere
Egyptian actor and film-maker Amr Waked, equally at home in Cairo and Hollywood, says the time is ripe for a host of other Arab stars to make it big...
The Ministry of Antiquities announced Wednesday the discovery of remains of an ancient Pharaonic tomb at Meet Rahina, Giza, adding that excavations...
The Wanted 18
Filmmakers Amer Shomali and Paul Cowan showed their mix of documentary and stop-motion animation in "The Wanted 18" documentary at the Abu...