Water Resources and Irrigation Minister Hossam Moghazy said the tripartite committee on the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam will convene on Wednesday in the capital of Sudan, Khartoum, to evaluate the technical and financial... Monday, 2 March, 2015 - 14:20
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (L) during talks in Riyadh with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz
Egypt has obtained US$23 billion in aid from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait in the 18 months following the ouster of President Mohamed Mursi, Investment Minister Ashraf Salman said on Monday.  ... Monday, 2 March, 2015 - 13:50
Egypt's budget deficit increases 32.9% to LE159bn in July-Jan  2014/15
Egypt's budget deficit has increased to reach about 6.9 percent of GDyP (LE159 billion), compared to 6 percent (LE119.6 billion) during July-January 2013/2014, the Finance Ministry said on Monday.   The monthly... Monday, 2 March, 2015 - 13:38
Investment Minister Ashraf Salman
Egypt has started to devalue its currency in order to address the shortage of hard currency which is still making it difficult for foreign portfolio and industrial investors to repatriate profits, Investment Minister... Monday, 2 March, 2015 - 12:27
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (L) during talks in Riyadh with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz
Egypt's budget deficit increases 32.9% to LE159bn in July-Jan  2014/15
Investment Minister Ashraf Salman

News

Copying the IS's burning of the Jordanian pilot, a lesson entitled 'Birds in Danger', on page 74 of the Arabic language book for students in third grade tells the story of birds who locked up some hawks and burned them alive.  ...

World

US Secretary of State John Kerry held tense talks with his Russian counterpart in Geneva Monday to end fighting in Ukraine, where the UN says more...
The murder of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov has dampened any hope for a peaceful political transition in Russia away from President Vladimir Putin...
Islamist militant Mohammed Emwazi, identified as "Jihadi John," was a member of a network in contact with one of the men convicted of...

Economy

dollar vs Egyptian pound
Egypt's central bank kept the pound steady at 7.53 pounds to the dollar at a foreign exchange auction on Monday, while the currency strengthened on the black market. The central bank said it offered $40 million on Monday and sold $38.4 million...

Culture

Cast members Will Smith and Margot Robbie pose at the premiere of "Focus" at the TCL Chinese theatre in Hollywood, California.
Will Smith's new action drama "Focus" booted the kinky sex tale "Fifty Shades of Grey" for its perch atop US and Canadian...
 A statue dating back to the ancient Assyrian era.
Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (IS) militants who destroyed priceless antiquities from the northern Iraqi city of Mosul have kept some artifacts to...
The Minya Governorate will declare new archaeological findings in the province on Sunday as part of a tourism conference extending from Sunday to...

Life Style

Sleeping
A team of scientists said on Friday they had found "robust evidence" that a condition called Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a biological...
Egypt's first lady, Intissar al-Sisi, sits next to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi during a honorary celebration for army veterans, February 2014
Egypt’s First Lady, Intissar Amer, has embarked on her first public activity, arriving in Ismailia on Sunday in order to pay a visit to the...
Apple's Stephen Chick displays the CarPlay program at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, California in this June 2, 2014 file photo.
 
The main talking point at this week's Geneva car show is likely to be a vehicle that may never be built: the Apple car. The world's...