Egypt will pay Qatar back a US$2.5 billion the oil-rich kingdom had deposited at the Central Bank of Egypt under the rule of its ally, deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsy.   The CBE refused to extend the... Thursday, 27 November, 2014 - 11:17
French President Francois Hollande (left) greets his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi upon his arrival at the Elysee Palace in Paris, on November 26, 2014 ©Alain Jocard (AFP)
France on Wednesday urged Egypt to continue its path towards democracy, as visiting president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi sought to restore his country's reputation with his first European tour after a deadly crackdown on... Thursday, 27 November, 2014 - 09:00
 AFP | Egyptian supporters shout slogans during a rally to mark the first anniversary of the military overthrow of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, in Cairo's Mattarya district on July 3, 2014
An Egyptian court sentenced 78 minors to between two and five years in prison Wednesday for joining demonstrations calling for the return of the ousted Islamist president, judicial sources said. The authorities have... Wednesday, 26 November, 2014 - 21:37
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Egypt's cabinet approved on Wednesday a draft anti-terrorism law that would give the government blanket power to ban groups on charges ranging from harming national unity to disrupting public order.  ... Wednesday, 26 November, 2014 - 21:17
French President Francois Hollande (left) greets his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi upon his arrival at the Elysee Palace in Paris, on November 26, 2014 ©Alain Jocard (AFP)
 AFP | Egyptian supporters shout slogans during a rally to mark the first anniversary of the military overthrow of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, in Cairo's Mattarya district on July 3, 2014
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United Arab Emirates-based Dana Gas said it was in talks with the Egyptian government to secure a higher price for some of the natural gas it extracts, as the North African country moves to encourage investment in energy. Steadily declining gas...

World

Public services ground to a halt in Greece on Thursday as unions launched a general strike in protest at more austerity planned in the coming year....
 DPA/AFP | Unemployment in Germany fell in November as the labour market continues to shrug off weak growth, figures show
Unemployment in Germany fell in November as the labour market continues to shrug off weak growth, official data showed on Thursday. The number of...
Michael Brown's name, written as 'Mike Brown', is seen with other names written on an upside down U.S. flag during a protest in Boston, Massachusetts November 25, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
Police arrested scores of people in cities around the United States who were protesting a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict a white...

Economy

Swedish multinational provider of communications, Ericsson has been chosen by Mobinil to enhance the Egyptian telecommunication company’s network providing improved data services to its subscribers. Ericsson employees in Egypt and the Middle...

Culture

Mamdouh Eldamaty Egyptian Minister of Antiquities speaks during a news conference in Alexandria on 19 October 2014.
Eight months after the signing of a memorandum of understanding between Egypt and the United States in order to protect Egyptian antiquities and...
Under the slogan of “I want theater,” Stand-up Comedian Ali Qandil has called for allocating one of the state’s abandoned theaters...
singer Sabah 
Lebanese diva Sabah died Wednesday morning in Beirut, her business manager, Joseph Gharib, told Al-Masry Al-Youm.   Gharib said funeral...

Life Style

Getty/AFP/File | E-cigarettes contain up to 10 times the amount of cancer-causing agents as regular tobacco, Japanese scientists say
E-cigarettes contain up to 10 times the amount of cancer-causing agents as regular tobacco, Japanese scientists said Thursday, the latest blow to an...
A worker at Abdel Dayem's pasta restaurant in Abdeen, Cairo
Many believe that fava beans, falafel and cheese are the routine breakfast of average Egyptians, but a 62-year-old downtown Cairo restaurant...
AFP/File / by Amy Fallon | Models present creations made of bark cloth material by fashion designer Jose Hendo during the first fashion week show held in Kampala, on November 15, 2014
Mention African style and the fashion crowd thinks Lagos, or Johannesburg. But Uganda's emerging designers -- using a mix of local craft and...