A Cairo court acquitted 17 members of the Socialist Popular Alliance Party (SPAP) of charges of breaking the protest law, on Saturday.   Protester Shaimaa al-Sabbagh, who was a member of SPAP, was killed while... Saturday, 23 May, 2015 - 12:51
Ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi along with several secular figures behind Egypt's 2011 uprising go on trial Saturday, as the authorities press on with a crackdown on all forms of opposition.   The trial... Saturday, 23 May, 2015 - 12:35
Protesters react outside the Supreme Constitutional Court in Cairo June 14, 2012. Ex-military officer Ahmed Shafik was given the green light on Thursday to run for president when Egypt's constitutional court ruled against a law that would have thrown him out of the race, judicial sources said.
Eight political parties representing the Democratic Current have demanded the Supreme Constitutional Court to hasten with deciding on the constitutionality of the law regulating the right to protest.   In a... Saturday, 23 May, 2015 - 12:28
Street children
A children's rights organization has demanded the Egyptian government halt the prosecution of children in military courts, in order to respect its international obligations.   In a statement on Friday, the... Saturday, 23 May, 2015 - 11:43
Protesters react outside the Supreme Constitutional Court in Cairo June 14, 2012. Ex-military officer Ahmed Shafik was given the green light on Thursday to run for president when Egypt's constitutional court ruled against a law that would have thrown him out of the race, judicial sources said.
Street children

Egypt

Abu Simbel temple, Aswan
A recent decision by the Antiquities Ministry to raise the ticket prices for Egyptian visitors to historical sites in Aswan...
Abouel Fotouh's campaign at Al-Azhar Conference Center. Presidential elections 2012
Egypt’s judiciary should remain out of politics and maintain independence from the executive authority, said Misr Al-...
Tourists queue up in Hurghada airport
Travel agencies have complained that tourists are queuing up for an hour or two in Hurghada airport because there are not...

Middle East/North Africa

Residents displaced due to the recent fighting between government and rebel forces in the Upper Nile capital Malakal wait at a World Food Program (WFP) outpost where thousands have taken shelter in Kuernyang Payam, South Sudan, May 2, 2015.
REUTERS/Denis Dumo
South Sudan's government said on Friday it had wrested control of oil-producing Upper Nile State, the scene of heavy...
A convoy of Shi'ite Muslim militia and Iraqi army forces set out from a base near Ramadi on Saturday toward areas held...
Gaza 'jobless' workers find no solace in Labor Day

 
Gaza's economy is on the "verge of collapse," a new World Bank report warned Friday, saying the unemployment...

World

Faced with an increasingly segregated education system, Dutch immigrant children have taken to the streets of their...
The United Nations said on Friday it was investigating reports of serious human rights abuses, including the execution of...
A federal judge on Thursday reaffirmed her earlier ruling that same-sex couples in Alabama have a right to wed under the...

Business

A ship passes a petro-industrial complex in Kawasaki near Tokyo December 18, 2014.
 
Egypt is set to launch what will be a highly sought after tender in early June to buy up to $3 billion of liquefied natural...
cairo stock 
Egypt's market main index EGX30 jumped 8.25 percent in this week, after the government had put on hold a new tax on...
The construction works at the KIMA 2 factory in Aswan, which was estimated to cost LE5 billion, and the development of the...

Science

No-smoking sign
Smokers who kick the habit could be hard-wired for success, thanks to greater communication between two regions of the brain...
Obesity
Merely recommending a calorie-counting app to overweight people and giving them access to it on their phones does not lead...
Russia's media watchdog has written to Google, Twitter and Facebook warning them against violating Russian Internet laws...

Arts

2015 Cannes Film Festival poster
Italy is hailing its best turnout of homegrown cinema at Cannes in 20 years as a sign of new life in an industry that had...
Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan gestures during a launch ceremony in Kolkata
She was thrust into the international arena when she won the Miss World pageant 20 years ago. Aishwarya Rai soon became a...
The 2B Continued Lab and Festival
Back with its 6th edition, the 2B Continued Lab and Festival aims to add to the performing arts scene in Cairo through...

Living

Abu Simbel temple, Aswan
A recent decision by the Antiquities Ministry to raise the ticket prices for Egyptian visitors to historical sites in Aswan...
Dog lovers everywhere, rejoice! They really do love us on a chemical level. Dogs were found to make use of the “lovers...
© AFP/File | A California man who posted thousands of sexually explicit photos of men and women on a "revenge porn" website was jailed for 18 years in what was described as the first case of its kind in US criminal history
 
 
 
 With jobs scarce and time on their hands, some tech-savvy Gazans have found a new way to make money - hacking Internet...