The French beach ban on Islamic garb has caused controversy over women's rights and secularism and confusion over what constitutes a burkini (AFP Photo/Raymond Roig)

 
France's highest administrative court on Friday suspended a controversial ban on the burkini by a French Riviera town after it was challenged by rights groups.   In a judgement expected to set a precedent, the... Friday, 26 August, 2016 - 17:36
Garbage hills in Tanta, Gharbiya, 18 September 2012.
A naked one-day-old infant was found dead among street garbage in Mansoura, Daqahlia governorate, on Friday, having apparently been abandonned.   The baby girl was found by two dustmen and was transferred to... Friday, 26 August, 2016 - 15:06
Egypt's former Grand Mufti, Ali Gomaa
Giza police say they have captured four more people involved in the failed assassination attempt on Egypt's former Grand Mufti Ali Gomaa, bringing to total in custody to five, security sources told al-Masry al-Youm... Friday, 26 August, 2016 - 11:42
Cotton farmers
A scandal involving the alleged sale of falsely labeled Egyptian cotton products by an Indian textile manufacturer to U.S. big box retailers highlights a stiff reality facing the high-end fiber market: there isn't... Friday, 26 August, 2016 - 10:44
The French beach ban on Islamic garb has caused controversy over women's rights and secularism and confusion over what constitutes a burkini (AFP Photo/Raymond Roig)

 
Garbage hills in Tanta, Gharbiya, 18 September 2012.
Egypt's former Grand Mufti, Ali Gomaa
Cotton farmers

Egypt

The weather this Sunday is expected to be hot and fairly humid in Cairo and Egypt’s northern cities, and ...
Cranes lift a Cairo-bound train that derailed near a stop in Beni Suef
On Saturday, southbound trains resumed a normal service after a five-hour delay due to a train derailing near the village of...
Eighteen Egyptian construction workers were injured in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday when the foundations of a building under...

Middle East/North Africa

Tunisia's new government won a confidence vote late on Friday after the Prime Minister Youssef Chahed warned in...
A US Navy ship fired warning shots toward an Iranian fast-attack craft that approached two US ships, a Pentagon spokesman...
Israeli soldiers on Friday shot and killed an apparently unarmed Palestinian who ran toward their position in a Palestinian...

World

President Robert Mugabe warned protesters on Friday there would be no "Arab Spring" in Zimbabwe after anti-...
Protesting Bolivian miners on Friday abandoned a roadblock where a day earlier they kidnapped a government deputy minister,...
Bangladesh security forces killed four militants on Saturday, including the alleged mastermind of an attack on a cafe in...

Business

Apple Inc issued a patch on Thursday to fix a dangerous security flaw in iPhones and iPads after researchers discovered that...
The minister responsible for food subsidies in Egypt, the world's biggest wheat importer, resigned on Thursday amid a...
Oil prices fell on Friday after the Saudi energy minister tempered expectations of strong market intervention by producers...

Science

obesity/ over-weight/ Weight scale
Being overweight can raise the likelihood of being diagnosed with cancers of the stomach and digestive tract, as well as...
Monsanto Co has withdrawn an application seeking approval for its next generation of genetically modified cotton seeds in...
The US Consulate in Alexandria has handed over four artifacts to the Antiquities Ministry after consulate staff found them...

Arts

Netflix
Netflix is poking fun at North Korea's recent foray into on-demand TV, calling itself a "Manbang knockoff" on...
Britney Spears, Justin Bieber, songs, singer, work
Don't look for a song from Britney Spears and Justin Bieber anytime soon.   Spears has shot down chatter that she...
'Following My Intuition' will be British pop artist Craig David's first new album since 2010.
Crooner Craig David is set to drop a new album next month, marking his first full record since Signed Sealed Delivered in...

Living

Melbourne, Australia
If there's one thing wrong with living in Melbourne, it's probably the boring inevitability of being named one of...
 
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Hollywood action hero Arnold Schwarzenegger launched a new sports festival in Hong Kong on Friday, telling the stressed-out...
Eating dinner early gives the body a mini fast overnight. – AFP/Relaxnews pic, March 6, 2016
A new large-scale study suggests that eating a diet rich in fruit and vegetables can boost your happiness as well as your...