Iran and Saudi Arabia must overcome strained relations and work for stability in Syria and the Middle East, Iran's foreign minister said on Friday, a day after Syrian peace talks brought the rivals to the same table... Saturday, 13 February, 2016 - 13:24
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in a TV address marking the fifth anniversary of the 2011 uprising 
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has declared the transfer of legislative powers to parliament. During his speech before parliament on Saturday, Sisi said Egypt had accomplished the political roadmap and that the country... Saturday, 13 February, 2016 - 12:46
Nabil abdel Maqsoud, the head of Qasr al-Aini French Hospital in Cairo, has rejected the idea of doctors going on strike, following a vote in favour of strike action by the Doctors' Syndicate on Friday. During an... Saturday, 13 February, 2016 - 11:48
Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill embraced and kissed on Friday in a historic meeting, uniting to issue a global appeal for the protection of Christians under assault in the Middle East. Nearly 1,000... Saturday, 13 February, 2016 - 11:03
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in a TV address marking the fifth anniversary of the 2011 uprising 

Egypt

Renaissance Dam
Ethiopia stressed it will not halt the construction of the Renaissance Dam even for a moment, and will continue construction...
About 1,000 striking doctors wearing their white coats forming human chain along Kasr al-Aini street, from Doctors Syndicate to the Health Ministry, Downtown Cairo, 1 November 2012, calling for their legitimate demands.
The quorum of the Doctors' Syndicate general assembly was complete on Friday afternoon as hundreds of doctors flocked to...
Cairo Governor Galal Saeed filed a claim on Friday against workers in the Management of Cemeteries over building 65...

Middle East/North Africa

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Friday he expected Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to provide special...
Russia is ready to sell civil airliners to Iraq and keep providing it with military aid to fight Islamic State, Deputy Prime...
Major powers agreed on Friday to a cessation of hostilities in Syria set to begin in a week and to provide rapid...

World

If Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders has a chance of drawing African-American voters away from rival Hillary Clinton in...
Myanmar's powerful army chief Min Aung Hlaing and his deputy are slated to extend their terms for another five years, a...
EU member states on Friday gave Greece a three-month ultimatum to remedy "deficiencies" in controlling the influx...

Business

American and British regulators are likely to charge several banks with rigging interest rates, including Citigroup, the...
Gold's prospects for a sustained price rally are better than they have been for years as a weaker dollar, crashing oil...
Bunge Ltd is seeking to complete the delivery of a rejected cargo of French wheat to Egypt through legal action against the...

Science

Most US medical schools fail to accommodate students with disabilities, a study shows.   The researchers analyzed...
Rosana Vieira Alves bathes her 4-month-old daughter Luana Vieira, who was born with microcephaly, at their home in Olinda, Brazil, in this file photo taken February 4, 2016.
 
The suspected link between the Zika virus and two neurological disorders, the birth defect microcephaly and Guillain-Barre...
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In a recent study by the University of California, Irvine, researchers found that a lack of sleep is linked to a higher...

Arts

Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon win Robert Bush awards in Berlin International Film Festival
The Berlin International Film Festival kicked off on Thursday with a star-studded red carpet with the likes of jury...
Actor George Clooney said on Friday the refugee crisis is bigger than the headline-grabbing exodus from Syria and Iraq, and...
Hollywood star George Clooney
The international premiere at the Berlin film festival for the Coen brothers' "Hail, Caesar!" turned into a...

Living

Elderly women exercise with wooden dumbbells during a health promotion event to mark Japan's ''Respect for the Aged Day'' at a temple in Tokyo September 17, 2007.
 
Older men who do moderate exercise several times per week may experience fewer injuries and hospitalizations from falls, a...
Female genital mutilation (FGM)
An NGO alliance has held a series of workshops at universities in Egypt to raise awareness about female genital mutilation (...
 
Lonely Planet's top U.S. spots for 2016 

 

 
Travel experts at Lonely Planet have declared 2016 the year of Philadelphia, as it marks the 40th anniversary of the iconic...