Naguib Sawiris
Egypt’s telecom tycoon Naguib Sawiris has criticized what he called the “inefficiency” of the government’s strategy in handling its Muslim Brotherhood opponents, suggesting that the... Sunday, 23 November, 2014 - 12:18
Political activist and co-founder of April 6 Youth Movement Asmaa Mahfouz called on the movement to "unite political forces away from those implicated in shedding blood."   Mahfouz also called on her... Sunday, 23 November, 2014 - 12:04
AFP | A Tunisian soldier stands guard as election commission workers unload ballot boxes from a military truck at a polling station in the city of Beja on November 22, 2014, on the eve of the presidential election
Tunisians vote Sunday in their first presidential election since the 2011 revolution that sparked the Arab Spring, a ballot set to round off an often fraught transition to democracy. Among the 27 candidates, the hot... Sunday, 23 November, 2014 - 09:47
AFP/File | Egyptian security forces and rescue workers carry an injured person on a stretcher after a small bomb exploded in a metro train on November 13, 2014 in Cairo
A bomb went off near a train station in southern Egypt Saturday night, as police found three other explosive devices planted on railway tracks in the region, the government said. A charred body was found near the... Sunday, 23 November, 2014 - 09:38
Naguib Sawiris
AFP | A Tunisian soldier stands guard as election commission workers unload ballot boxes from a military truck at a polling station in the city of Beja on November 22, 2014, on the eve of the presidential election
AFP/File | Egyptian security forces and rescue workers carry an injured person on a stretcher after a small bomb exploded in a metro train on November 13, 2014 in Cairo

News

Women ploughing the land
Gamalat Suleiman has never read about women’s rights or joined any of the rights groups. The axe, that she held for 60 years, taught her that land does not know difference between male and female. In both cases, it gives the crop.  ...

World

Boko Haram/AFP/File | A screengrab taken on October 2, 2014 from a video released by the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram and obtained by AFP shows group leader Abubakar Shekau
Boko Haram gunmen killed 48 fish vendors in Nigeria's restive Borno State, near the border with Chad, the head of the fish traders association...
AFP/File | Rights groups call for urgent action to protect migrant workers in the Gulf
International rights and labour groups called Sunday for urgent action to protect migrant workers from abuse in Gulf countries. Ahead of a meeting...
SITE Intelligence Group/AFP/File | This still from video provided by SITE Intelligence Group on November 19, 2014 shows Abou Ossama (C), a French fighter in the Isalmic State group
One of three Kalashnikov-wielding Islamists seen burning their French passports on a propaganda video this week grew up in a small French village in...

Economy

Egyptian real estate company Amer Group plans to split into two companies in an attempt to create more opportunities for its development business and boost trading in its shares. The company, which owns hotels, restaurants and shopping malls, said...

Culture

AFP | A photo taken on November 22, 2014 shows a view of the site where archaeologists have unearthed a funeral mound dating from the time of Alexander the Great, in Amphipolis, Northern Greece
Paintings of daily life have been discovered on columns at Greece's biggest ancient tomb at Amphipolis in the northern region of Macedonia, the...
Cairo Opera House
A documentary called ‘88’ will be screened on Sunday at the Cairo Opera House’s Artistic Creativity center.   The film is the...
AFP/File | Chinese actress Gong Li, pictured during the Cannes Film Festival in southern France, on May 20, 2014
Chinese-language cinema A-listers and stars from Japan and Hollywood gathered in Taiwan on Saturday for this year's Golden Horse Film Awards,...

Life Style

AFP / by Sammy Ketz with Zein al-Rifai in eastern Aleppo | Syrians dance at a night club in the government-controlled part of the northern city of Aleppo, November 15, 2014
A sliver of Aleppo's once famous nightlife has returned to the war-torn Syrian city, with cafes and singers catering to residents of regime-held...
Getty/AFP/File | Carbohydrates are associated with heightened levels of a fatty acid linked to increased risk for diabetes and heart disease, Ohio State University study shows
Long-derided saturated fats -- associated with an array of health problems such as heart disease -- caught a break when research revealed their...
AFP / by Gianrigo Marletta | Finalists of the World Muslimah Awards, Safitri Rahmadani (L) of Indonesia, Gesti Nur Ula Deraputri (C) of Indonesia and Ainur Nelissa of Malaysia, reciting the Koran in Yogyakarta, on November 20, 2014
An eclectic mix of women from around the world will compete in the finale of a pageant exclusively for Muslims in Indonesia Friday, seen as a riposte...