Rescuers help people in the sea after a boat carring some 250 migrants crashed into rocks as they tried to enter the port of Pantelleria, an island off the southern coast of Italy, on 13 April 2011
Around 6,800 migrants were rescued from overcrowded boats crossing to Europe over the weekend, including a mother who gave birth to a baby girl on an Italian navy ship, the coast guard said.   Numbers risking the... Monday, 4 May, 2015 - 13:02
Deputy head of Giza Security Directorate killed in Kerdasa.
An Egyptian court on Monday condemned five supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi to death for storming a police station and killing 11 police officers.   The Giza Criminal Court on Monday sentenced five... Monday, 4 May, 2015 - 12:37
Twelve suspected members of the Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis organization were killed in a targeted military operation in North Sinai on Monday.   According to a security source, Apache helicopters were dispatched to the... Monday, 4 May, 2015 - 12:10
texas-Gunmen killed outside US anti-Islamic cartoon contest
Texas police shot dead two gunmen who opened fire on Sunday outside an exhibit of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad that was organized by an anti-Islamic group and billed as a free-speech event.   The shooting in... Monday, 4 May, 2015 - 11:44
Rescuers help people in the sea after a boat carring some 250 migrants crashed into rocks as they tried to enter the port of Pantelleria, an island off the southern coast of Italy, on 13 April 2011
Deputy head of Giza Security Directorate killed in Kerdasa.
texas-Gunmen killed outside US anti-Islamic cartoon contest

Egypt

Nagi Rashad, a leading labor figure who had obtained a court ruling during Mubarak's regime to raise the minimum wage...
Carbon dioxide emissions in 2013-2014
40.8 percent of Egypt's carbon dioxide emissions in 2013-2014 were generated by the energy sector, while transportation...
Nice weather is expected to prevail on Tuesday on the Northern Coast, with warm weather in Delta and Cairo, and high...

Middle East/North Africa

Israeli troops entered north Gaza, as well as opened fire east of Khan Younes City in south Gaza on Monday.   Six...
A senior Syrian army officer was wounded in a suicide bombing in a central Damascus district on Monday, a monitoring group...
© AFP/File | A picture taken from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on August 30, 2014 shows the Israeli border with Syria near the Quneitra crossing
 
 
 
Mortar bombs launched from Syria wounded two United Nations peacekeepers in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Monday,...

World

Chinese President Xi Jinping offered the head of Taiwan's ruling Nationalist Party on Monday "equal" talks to...
Surveying her destroyed cornfield in northern Botswana, Minsozie Kasaira wishes for a return to the days of elephant hunting...
Nepali police and local volunteers found the bodies of about 100 trekkers and villagers buried in an avalanche set off by...

Business

Tourists arriving in Egypt
Officials from 35 Russian tourist agencies, airlines and hotel services' companies are expecting Russian tourism to the...
Egypt's central bank said on Monday it sold US$500 million in the interbank market to meet outstanding demand for "...
Egypt's market closed in the red zone on Sunday's session, as the EGX30 declined by 1.26 percent, reaching 8,562.97...

Science

Climate change could drive up to a sixth of animals and plants on Earth to extinction unless governments cut rising...
Tharu Castle
Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al-Damaty has announced the discovery of an ancient Egyptian army camp in the Tjaru Fortress in...
Headache
Strength training might help prevent tension headaches, or at least reduce their pain, according to a small Danish study....

Arts

File-This Dec. 18, 1991, file photo shows Grace Lee Whitney, after receiving a star in the Walk of Fame in Hollywood, Calif., with other cast members of Star Trek. Whitney, who played Captain Kirk's assistant on the original "Star Trek" series, has died. She was 85. 
Grace Lee Whitney, who played Captain Kirk's assistant on the original "Star Trek" series, has died. She was...
Maya Plisetskaya overcame terror legacy to redefine ballet 
 
Maya Plisetskaya, a star of Russia's Bolshoi ballet who overcame a legacy of Stalinist oppression to redefine her art...
Britney Spears
Pop star Britney Spears has canceled two of her Las Vegas shows after injuring her ankle in a fall during a performance....

Living

A woman blows giant bubbles in a street in the town of Appenzell, eastern Switzerland on April 28, 2013
In general, friends and family seem to be the driving forces behind women's happiness. In France, almost half of the...
Kate, Duchess of Cambridge holds her newborn baby princess
Princess Charlotte has a certain ring to it. Or how about Princess Alice?   Britain's newborn princess has spent...
A French oral surgeon performs maxillofacial reconstruction surgery (dental implants) in an operating room
A south Florida man is suing a hospital for emotional distress, saying his leg was amputated and thrown in the garbage with...