A masked, black-clad militant, who has been identified by the Washington Post newspaper as a Briton named Mohammed Emwazi, brandishes a knife in this still image from a 2014 video obtained from SITE Intel Group February 26, 2015. REUTERS/SITE Intel Group/Handout via Reuters
The masked "Jihadi John" killer who fronted Islamic State beheading videos has been identified as Mohammed Emwazi, a British computer programming graduate from a well-to-do London family who was known to the... Friday, 27 February, 2015 - 08:04
© AFP | An Assyrian Christian woman and her daughter, who fled the unrest in Syria, attend a prayer for the 220 Assyrian Christians abducted by Islamic State group jihadists at Saint Georges Assyrian Church in Jdeideh, Lebanon, February 26, 2015
 
 
 
The Assyrian community, from which Islamic State jihadists recently abducted at least 220 people in Syria, is one the world's oldest Christian groups but came to the country less than a century ago. They are part of... Friday, 27 February, 2015 - 07:33
Pipes are pictured at the El Sharara oilfield December 3, 2014.
 
Libyan authorities are unable to halt the illicit trade in oil or the flow of weapons in and out of the country, and they need an international maritime force to help, United Nations sanctions monitors said in a new... Friday, 27 February, 2015 - 07:12
Egypt's central bank kept its benchmark interest rates unchanged on Thursday as it balances the needs to manage high inflation with encouraging economic growth, the bank said in a statement. The bank's monetary... Friday, 27 February, 2015 - 07:07
A masked, black-clad militant, who has been identified by the Washington Post newspaper as a Briton named Mohammed Emwazi, brandishes a knife in this still image from a 2014 video obtained from SITE Intel Group February 26, 2015. REUTERS/SITE Intel Group/Handout via Reuters
© AFP | An Assyrian Christian woman and her daughter, who fled the unrest in Syria, attend a prayer for the 220 Assyrian Christians abducted by Islamic State group jihadists at Saint Georges Assyrian Church in Jdeideh, Lebanon, February 26, 2015
 
 
 
Pipes are pictured at the El Sharara oilfield December 3, 2014.
 

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The Egyptian Cabinet issued an appendix to an earlier decree on Wednesday, with regards to the country’s political borders and tightening military control on the border with Libya.   The addition to the November 2014 decree requires...

World

The number of people moving to Britain surged last year, an embarrassment for Prime Minister David Cameron, whose Conservatives had pledged to cut...
© AFP/File | Palestinian flags fly on a square in the new Palestinian city of Rawabi, just north of Ramallah in the West Bank, August 6, 2013
 
 
 
Israel will stop cutting power to Palestinian cities over unpaid bills and will deduct funds from tax money to prevent the debt increasing, a...
A prominent American blogger of Bangladeshi origin was hacked to death with machetes by unidentified assailants in Dhaka on Thursday, police said,...

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The head of Egypt’s largest private sector bank has voiced optimism of the future of the country’s economy and investment sector, lauding what he described as the government’s efforts to address chronic economic issues.   The...

Culture

 A statue dating back to the ancient Assyrian era.
Hardline Islamist militants in northern Iraq have destroyed a collection of priceless statues and sculptures dating to the ancient Assyrian era...
© 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"
 
 
 
Pop diva Madonna's gasp-inducing "wardrobe malfunction" at a star-studded London awards ceremony grabbed British headlines on Thursday...
Hamza Namira's absence from the Egyptian Syndicate for Musical Professions's board meeting on Wednesday, chaired by syndicate head and '...

Life Style

Giant black hole in early universe.
A black hole 12 billion times as massive as the sun has been found in a glowing quasar that existed when the universe was just a fraction of its...
Many Egyptians used to smoke hand-rolled cigarettes at the beginning of the previous century, before switching to factory-made packages. Since then,...
Depression pills
 People diagnosed with major depression are around three times more likely than the general population to commit violent crimes such as robbery...