Authorities are in the process of responding to the deadly bombings that occurred Thursday throughout North Sinai that not only resulted in heavy casualties, but also caused considerable losses to properties in the... Sunday, 1 February, 2015 - 12:28
dollar vs Egyptian pound
Egypt's pound weakened to LE7.51 per dollar, from LE7.49 at the last sale, at a central bank auction on Sunday, the weakest level it has been allowed to reach since auctions began in December 2012. The bank offered... Sunday, 1 February, 2015 - 12:24
Businessman Naguib Sawiris
Egypt's Global Telecom (GTH) will sell a 51 percent stake in Djezzy for $2.6 billion while keeping operational control of the Algerian mobile operator, Global said in a statement on Sunday. The sale to the Algerian... Sunday, 1 February, 2015 - 11:39
Gunmen from the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, line up outside the house of their late leader Ahmed Jaabari, after mourners finished visiting his family to pay their condolences in Gaza City on 22 November 2012
A source close to Hamas' armed wing signalled on Saturday the group would no longer accept Cairo as a broker between it and Israel, after an Egyptian court banned the Islamist group's armed wing and listed it as... Saturday, 31 January, 2015 - 20:11
dollar vs Egyptian pound
Businessman Naguib Sawiris
Gunmen from the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, line up outside the house of their late leader Ahmed Jaabari, after mourners finished visiting his family to pay their condolences in Gaza City on 22 November 2012

News

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Friday cut short a visit to Ethiopia for a regional summit, returning home to deal with a wave of deadly militant attacks (AFP Photo/)
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will meet on Sunday with several heads of political parties to tackle security developments in Sinai.   Mohamed Esmat al-Sadat, president of Development and Reform Party, said he received an invitation from the...

World

© AFP | Thousands of people protest in Dublin on January 31, 2015, against the introduction of water charges
 
 
 
Thousands took to the streets of Ireland Saturday to protest against the introduction of water charges as part of its bailout following the 2008...
More than a thousand protesters take part in a rally outside the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, 26 September 2014.
Thousands of pro-democracy protesters will rally on Hong Kong's streets Sunday for the first time since mass demonstrations shut down parts of...
 man walks past screens displaying a television news programme showing an image of Kenji Goto, one of two Japanese citizens taken captive by Islamic State militants, on a street in Tokyo January 25, 2015.
Islamic State militants said they had beheaded a second Japanese hostage, journalist Kenji Goto, prompting Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to vow to...

Economy

Former foreign minister Mohamed al-Oraby
Former Egyptian foreign minister Mohamed al-Orabi has invited Arab businessmen, through local chambers of commerce, to hold preliminary meeting preparing for a major economic summit Egypt had scheduled for 13-15 March.   Orabi said in a...

Culture

Gazan Takht al-Sharqy (Oriental Orchestra), starring in Arabs Got Talent
On the hugely popular "Arabs Got Talent" TV show in Beirut last month, five young musicians in chequered black-and-white scarves brought...
© Getty/AFP / by Michael Thurston | Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, director of 'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl' and juror Edgar Wright attend the Awards Night Ceremony of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival on January 31, 2015 in Park City, Utah
 
 
 
"Me and Earl and the Dying Girl," a moving drama about a teenager who befriends a classmate with cancer, won the top prize at the Sundance...
Movers prepare to hang Leonardo da Vinci's "Early Mona Lisa" painting ahead of its exhibition at The Arts House in Singapore in this file picture taken December 12, 2014. 
The famous LOuvre in France received 9.3 million visitors last year, retaining its title as the most-visited museum in the world, the Paris...

Life Style

group talking therapy
Patients with depression who fail to benefit from antidepressant drugs may do better if they are also treated with a type of "talking"...
Facing grim economic prospects at home, desperate young Egyptians are seeking jobs in Libya - a country sliding into lawlessness where armed...
Street vendor selling clothes in Cairo
Citizens were unexpectedly surprised with sales up to 70 percent on Cairo streets in the middle of the winter season.    Recession was the...