Italian student Gulio Regeni who was found dead after being missing since January 25, 2016.
A tiny town in northern Italy has opened its homes to mourners arriving from afar for the funeral of a 28-year-old doctoral student who was tortured and slain in Egypt, where he was doing research.   Dozens of... Friday, 12 February, 2016 - 14:30
Cranes lift a Cairo-bound train that derailed near a stop in Beni Suef
Railway movement between Cairo and Upper Egypt resumed on Thursday following a halt caused by a train crash in Beni Suef.   The train, a trailer dragging two other wagons coming from Aswan on its way to Cairo,... Thursday, 11 February, 2016 - 16:01
Transport Minister Saad al-Geyoushi
Egyptian railway services are in need of LE100 billion in repairs and uprades to meet global standards, Egypt’s Transport Minister Saad El-Geyoushi said Thursday during a visit to the scene of the most recent... Thursday, 11 February, 2016 - 15:35
dollar vs Egyptian pound
The Egyptian pound slipped further on the black market on Thursday, piling more pressure on the central bank to devalue the currency even as the official rate against the dollar remained unchanged at an auction.  ... Thursday, 11 February, 2016 - 13:54
Italian student Gulio Regeni who was found dead after being missing since January 25, 2016.
Cranes lift a Cairo-bound train that derailed near a stop in Beni Suef
Transport Minister Saad al-Geyoushi
dollar vs Egyptian pound

Egypt

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...
Italian Phd candidate and labor rights researcher Giulio Regeni who was found dead with torture marks on a Cairo-Alexandria highway
A memorandum issued by Italian authorities said that Egyptian authorities ignored a request by the Italian ambassador to...

Middle East/North Africa

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...
Talks between Turkey and Israel to mend fences are going well but a deal has not yet been reached in efforts to improve...

World

South Korea will begin talks with Washington as early as next week on deploying an advanced US missile defense system...
 
Eurofighter jet
Kuwait and Italy will finalise a multibillion-euro deal next week for the Gulf state to purchase Eurofighter jets, Kuwait...
Piles of rubble are all that remain of the residence of Nigeria's most prominent Shi'ite Muslim leader after it was...

Business

General Motors will resume operations in Egypt on Sunday, the company said on Thursday, after temporarily halting activities...
Tarek Amer
Yields on Egypt's six-month and one-year treasury bills rose at an auction on Thursday, data from the central bank...
Egypt's stock market fell in early trade on Thursday, erasing the previous day's gain as global bourses sagged,...

Science

The UN agency specializing in reduction of disaster risks says the Earth faced more than twice as many major droughts last...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell said on Wednesday that no cases of the...
A prosthetic arm made of Lego that disabled children can customise to their own needs won the grand prize at the Netexplo...

Arts

Hollywood star George Clooney
The international premiere at the Berlin film festival for the Coen brothers' "Hail, Caesar!" turned into a...
Hollywood actress Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep, the most admired actress of her generation, fueled Hollywood's diversity controversy on Thursday when she...
Harrison Ford, in Sydney to promote the hotly anticipated new instalment of the franchise, "The Force Awakens", says it was when stepped back on the new "Star Wars" set that he really felt at home.
LONDON (AP) — British health authorities announced Thursday they have issued criminal charges against the producers of...

Living

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...
Japanese Spitz look out from their pen during the last day of the Crufts Dog Show in Birmingham, central England in this March 8, 2015 file photo. 
 
LONDON: Dog owners who think their beloved pets are just smarter than the others might be right, according to a report...