Beji Caid Essebsi, the head of Nidaa Tounes party, casts his vote at a polling station in Tunis, 26 October 2014.
Tunisian presidential candidate Beji Caid Essebsi claimed victory in Sunday’s run-off election, which is seen as the final step to full democracy nearly four years after an uprising ousted Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali... Sunday, 21 December, 2014 - 23:08
Qatari Crown Prince Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani attends the start of the first contact group meeting on Libya in Doha 13 April 2011.
Qatar has pledged its "full support" to Egypt, an official statement said, ending more than a year of regional isolation over its support for Cairo's ousted Islamist president. "The security of Egypt... Sunday, 21 December, 2014 - 22:27
Mohamed Omar, a senior labour leader at the Egyptian Iron and Steel Company during  Dream TV  interview
A leading labor activist entered on Sunday his second day on hunger strike in protest over his superiors’ crackdown on striking colleagues at the Egyptian Iron and Steel Company, according to the Center for Trade... Sunday, 21 December, 2014 - 18:00
Central Security Forces raid NGO the National Democratic Institute in Dokki on 29 December.
The Board of Trustees of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights called on the government to end the state of tension between state institutions and independent human rights organizations.  The initiative... Sunday, 21 December, 2014 - 17:48
Beji Caid Essebsi, the head of Nidaa Tounes party, casts his vote at a polling station in Tunis, 26 October 2014.
Qatari Crown Prince Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani attends the start of the first contact group meeting on Libya in Doha 13 April 2011.
Mohamed Omar, a senior labour leader at the Egyptian Iron and Steel Company during  Dream TV  interview
Central Security Forces raid NGO the National Democratic Institute in Dokki on 29 December.

News

Military raises combat readiness ahead of 28 November protests
The Egyptian Social Democratic Party supports the state and does not stand against its policies, but opposes some issues out of care for the nation, said party chairman Mohamed Aboul Ghar. The party rejects restrictions on freedoms and...

World

A volunteer health worker practises using a personal protective equipment (PPE) suit at a newly-constructed Ebola virus treatment centre in Monrovia, Liberia, September 21, 2014.
International Monetary Fund (IMF) policies left healthcare systems in the African countries worst affected by Ebola underfunded and lacking doctors,...
General view of an Airbus A350 is pictured at the final assembly line at Airbus headquarters in Toulouse, December 4, 2014.
 
Ten years ago, the boss of Qatar Airways, who takes his first new A350 jet this week, warned Airbus it was flying off course. Boeing was knocking on...
 Getty/AFP / by Brigitte Dusseau | Officers stand near the scene where two New York City policemen were killed execution style Saturday afternoon as they sat in their marked police car on a Brooklyn street corner on December 20, 2014
New York was reeling Sunday after the murder of two uniformed cops by a man who said he was seeking revenge for the recent killings of unarmed black...

Economy

Egyptian shares ended on a strong positive note for the second consecutive session following the Arab markets rebound, dealers said. The EGX30 Index soared 3.46 percent to record 8,690.43 points. Meanwhile, the EGX70 and the EGX100 also closed on a...

Culture

© Getty/AFP/File | Madonna and Sony Pictures both were separately torpedoed by major hacks this month, in what the pop icon has called "crazy times"
 
 
 
Madonna and Sony Pictures both were separately torpedoed by major hacks this month, in what the pop icon called "crazy times." "Shit,...
© AFP/File | A general view of the atmosphere at the Los Angeles, California, premiere of "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" on December 9, 2014
 
 
 
Tolkien epic "The Hobbit" weaved its magic at the North American box office this weekend, signaling a farewell to the blockbuster fantasy...
© AFP/File | A performance by Turkish dancing troupe Fire of Anatolia or Sultans of the Dance
 
 
 
Turkey's television regulator has handed a record fine to a popular game show for a segment where husbands were filmed dancing with other women...

Life Style

. Cuban cigars for sale are on display at a hotel in Havana December 19, 2014.
Milagros Diaz has been rolling cigars for 48 years, so long she cannot even smell tobacco anymore, and she is thrilled that the U.S. market is...
Zoo visitors tried to flee an attack from an angry chimpanzee who sent a man to the hospital on Saturday, only for some to risk themselves in...
AFP | Rolene Strauss, the newly crowned Miss World 2014, gives a speech upon her arrival at OR Tambo Airport in Johannesburg on December 20, 2014
South Africa on Saturday welcomed home Miss World winner Rolene Strauss with wild cheers and ululation. Hundreds turned up at O.R. Tambo...