The liberal Dostour Party has launched a campaign introducing prisoners of conscience to the public, saying it hopes to shed light on poor conditions inside prisons.   In a statement on Wednesday, the party,... Wednesday, 29 July, 2015 - 18:34
Iran has granted Egyptians, among others, a visa-free entry to Iran.   “Citizens of Turkey, Lebanon, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Bolivia, Egypt and Syria can travel to Iran without visa,” Iranian newspaper... Wednesday, 29 July, 2015 - 18:06
Trial ship crosses New Suez Canal
 Egypt has finished building its New Suez Canal, its overseer said on Wednesday, a project President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi sees as a symbol of national pride and a major chance to stimulate an economy suffering... Wednesday, 29 July, 2015 - 17:48
Omar Sharif Jr., grandson of famous Egyptian actor Omar Sharif, says being gay was never an issue for his grandfather.   “Before anything, in the eyes of my grandparents, I was a grandson,” he... Wednesday, 29 July, 2015 - 17:38
Trial ship crosses New Suez Canal

Egypt

An alliance of NGOs originally formed to detect the rates of violence during the buildup for parliamentary elections before...
Business tycoon Naguib Sawiris denied that the Free Egyptians Party has bribed candidates who plan to run for the House of...
A woman holds the hand of her mother who is dying from cancer during her final hours at a palliative care hospital in Winnipeg, 24 July 2010.
Chairman of the Annual Conference of the Egyptian Society of Liver Cancer Abdel Hamid Abaza said on Wednesday that nearly 15...

Middle East/North Africa

The Saudi capital of Riyadh, photo by AFP/Getty images
A Saudi policeman was killed and two others were wounded in an attack in the Shiite-dominated Qatif area in Eastern Province...
Israel gave final approval on Wednesday for plans to build 300 new homes in a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank,...
An explosives specialist police officer collects samples after a bomb blast in the village of Sitra, south of Manama, Bahrain, July 28, 2015.
Bahraini authorities have arrested several people in connection with Tuesday's deadly bombing and suspect the attack was...

World

The Afghan government is investigating reports that Mullah Omar, leader of the Afghan Taliban, is dead, a spokesman for the...
Migrants desperate to reach England made at least 1,500 attempts to enter the Eurotunnel terminal overnight in the French...
Conflicting statements and denials flew between Athens and Brussels on Tuesday in a war of nerves highlighting the depth of...

Business

A shopkeeper sits in his shop in Dubai's gold souk, in this 11 April 2006 file photo.
Demand for gold slid to its lowest in six years in the second quarter of this year as buyers from top consumer China poured...
Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs leading the Bureau of Energy Resources (ENR) at the US Department of State Amos J. Hochstein
Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs leading the Bureau of Energy Resources (ENR) at the US...
cairo stock 
Egypt's market expanded its gains on Wednesday, as the benchmark EGX30 index jumped by 1.96 percent, recording 8,105.69...

Science

Consumers around the world admit it: they sleep with their smartphone, take it in the shower, and would rescue the device...
Workers unload oil palm fruits in a state-owned crude palm oil processing unit in North Sumatra May 29, 2012.
 
Despite promises by many big companies that produce, trade and use palm oil to clean up their supply chains, complaints are...






Double-hand transplant recipient eight-year-old Zion Harvey smiles during a news conference Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) in Philadelphia. Surgeons said Harvey of Baltimore who lost his limbs to a serious infection, has become the youngest patient to receive a double-hand transplant. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
 






 
An 8-year-old boy who lost his hands and feet to a serious infection has become the youngest patient to receive a double-...

Arts

Actress-turned-director Angelina Jolie is to make a film about Cambodia's Khmer Rouge regime seen through the eyes of a...
Actress Sandra Bullock poses with a character in costume from the film during the 'Minions' World Premiere at Leicester Square in London, Britain June 11, 2015. 
 
The little guys are taking the big slice of global box office estimates, edging out Disney's "Ant-Man" for the...
Songstar Hany Shaker
Singer Hany Shaker was elected chairman of the Musicians' Syndicate late Tuesday evening after fierce competition...

Living

Indian anti-corruption campaigner Sanjiv Chaturvedi, talks to reporters at his residence in New Delhi, India, after his name was announced among this year's recipients of the Philippines' Ramon Magsaysay Award on Wednesday. (AP Photo/ Manish Swarup)
An Indian anti-corruption campaigner and a fellow countryman who recycles clothes for the poor are among this year’s...
Giza pyramids and Sphinx
It happens to many travelers. You're going through online hotel reviews and getting mixed signals about a place.  ...
Professional wrestling legend Chris Jericho spoke to Egyptian wrestler Mada Abdel Hamid, after he was excluded from the WWE...