A helicopter flies overhead as soldiers in military vehicles proceed towards al-Jura district in El-Arish city from Sheikh Zuwaid, around 350 km (217 miles) northeast of Cairo May 21, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer
 


 
 

 
Egypt's armed forces killed 205 militants in North Sinai during the past three days and since deadly attacks on security checkpoints on Wednesday, the armed forces spokesman said on Saturday.   The Sinai-based... Saturday, 4 July, 2015 - 16:42
Smoke rises in Egypt"s North Sinai as seen from the border of southern Gaza Strip with Egypt July 1, 2015.
REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa
Egypt launched air strikes in North Sinai on Saturday, killing 12 militants, security sources said, and the Egyptian president visited the restive province where the bloodiest fighting in years erupted earlier this week... Saturday, 4 July, 2015 - 16:08
Militants in Egypt's Sinai peninsula fired rockets into southern Israel on Friday in an incident that caused no casualties but appeared to be linked to fighting between Islamist insurgents and Egyptian security... Saturday, 4 July, 2015 - 10:46
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi attending the funeral of assassinated General Prosecutor Hesham Barakat
Two years to the day after the army overthrew Egypt's Islamist president, the sounds coming from the mosque at Cairo's Tahrir Square were sadly telling. At the focal point of Egypt's upheavals, where... Saturday, 4 July, 2015 - 09:55
A helicopter flies overhead as soldiers in military vehicles proceed towards al-Jura district in El-Arish city from Sheikh Zuwaid, around 350 km (217 miles) northeast of Cairo May 21, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer
 


 
 

 
Smoke rises in Egypt"s North Sinai as seen from the border of southern Gaza Strip with Egypt July 1, 2015.
REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi attending the funeral of assassinated General Prosecutor Hesham Barakat

Egypt

New Suez Canal
A total of 242.1 million cubic meters of water-saturated sand have so far been lifted at the New Suez Canal project, the new...
A tripartite meeting by Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia will be held in two weeks in Khartoum to resume negotiations on the impact...
journalists strike
The “Journalists against Torture” movement registered in June 39 cases of violations against journalists, which...

Middle East/North Africa

The Saudi flag
Saudi Arabia's interior ministry said on Saturday a wanted militant, a supporter of Islamic State, had been killed in an...
Tunisian presidential candidate Beji Caid Essebsi
 Tunisia President Beji Caid Essebsi declared a state of emergency on Saturday following an Islamic militant gun attack...
Yemen's dominant Houthi movement said on Saturday a pause in fighting to last until the end of the Muslim holy month of...

World

Russian President Vladimir Putin called for dialogue based on equal treatment and mutual respect with the United States on...
Kazakhstan's veteran leader Nursultan Nazarbayev celebrates his 75th birthday on Monday, in good shape and vastly...
Tens of thousands of Greeks took to the streets on Friday in rival rallies that laid bare the deep divide heading into a...

Business

Housing Minister Mostafa Madbouly
The New Urban Communities Authority (NUCA) has fully accomplished its 2014-2015 plan. The plan cost some 13 billion pounds,...
cairo stock 
Egypt's stock market has witnessed losses of LE2.15 billion this week, as all indexes were down, Egyptian Exchange data...




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






 


 
The central bank let the Egyptian pound depreciate for the first time in five months on Thursday, a move analysts said would...

Science

Neko Atsume is an addicting new app that's taking over screens in Asia and beyond to feed cute stray cats in your virtual backyard.
There's an addicting new app that's taking over screens in Asia and beyond.   The goal? To feed cute stray cats...
Client Viola Sanon has her finger pricked for a blood sugar test in the Family Van in Boston, Massachusetts, August 9, 2010.
 
People with type 2 diabetes who have weight loss surgery are more likely to have significant improvements in their diabetes...
A woman holds her stomach at the last stages of her pregnancy in Bordeaux April 28, 2010.
 
Better care and counseling is needed to teach overweight women hoping to become pregnant about the health dangers of their...

Arts

In this file image released by Disney-Pixar, characters, from left, Anger, voiced by Lewis Black, Disgust, voiced by Mindy Kaling, Joy, voiced by Amy Poehler, Fear, voiced by Bill Hader, and Sadness, voiced by Phyllis Smith appear in a scene from "Inside Out." (Disney-Pixar via AP, File)
 
Even with the flashy competition of Terminators and male strippers, the little feelings inside a young girl's head...
British band Duran Duran performs at Sonar Night during the Sonar festival in Barcelona, Spain June 20, 2015.
 
From heavy metal rockers Iron Maiden to classical singers Il Divo, musicians of all kind were honored at the O2 Silver Clef...
People look at a Mk.1 Spitfire, donated by American entrepreneur and philanthropist, Thomas Kaplan, on display outside the Churchill War Rooms in London, Britain July 3, 2015.
 
A restored World War Two Spitfire which was shot down over northern France in 1940 is expected to raise about US$3 million...

Living

The US Navy is tripling paid maternity leave for women who serve in the Navy and Marine Corps from six to 18 weeks in the...
In search of peace? Maybe it's time to move to Iceland. According to the nonprofit Institute for Economics and Peace,...
Mickey Mouse posing for a picture with a visitor in Disneyland theme park.
Most of us are happy with being flung around in a roller coaster or spun high in a Ferris wheel. The rush of fear and the...