Egypt's administrative prosecution has referred television presenter Azza al-Hennawy to a disciplinary court for insulting the president and expressing personal viewpoints on her talk show, aired on a state-owned... Sunday, 28 August, 2016 - 17:16
Health Minister Ahmed Emad-Eddin
The Cabinet has approved an amendment to the law criminalizing Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), increasing the penalty to five to seven years prison with hard labor, in place of the previous three months to three years... Sunday, 28 August, 2016 - 17:09
Building collapses in Matartiya, east of Cairo, leaving ten dead
A gas cylinder exploded on Saturday inside a building in the western Alexandrian neighborhood of El-Max, causing the collapse of three buildings and the injury of one person. A police team from the Interior Ministry and... Sunday, 28 August, 2016 - 14:54
Egypt will no longer permit wheat shipments with even trace levels of ergot, and will apply the decision retroactively, the agriculture minister said on Sunday. The decision reverses an earlier decree that had allowed... Sunday, 28 August, 2016 - 14:14
Health Minister Ahmed Emad-Eddin
Building collapses in Matartiya, east of Cairo, leaving ten dead

Egypt

Shoubra el-Kheima Criminal Court has ordered the release of journalist Amr Badr, allegedly linked to mass anti-government...
Microbuses lining up at Ahmed Helmi station as drivers went on a partial strike, Cairo, 2 October 2012. Microbus drivers went on a partial strike Tuesday in Cairo and Giza to call for the cancellation of “hefty fines” imposed on them last year, they also called for abolishing charges on private mass transportation collected by municipal councils.
12 people were killed and two injured in a car accident on the Sohag international airport road on Sunday morning. Post-...
A bag of marijuana being prepared for sale sits next to a money jar at BotanaCare in Northglenn, Colorado 31 December 2013. 
Sharqiya security services arrested on Saturday a man found to be in possession of a weapon and 10 kilograms of marijuana....

Middle East/North Africa

French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said he was pressing members of the UN Security Council, including Russia, to...
A member of the leadership of Libya's UN-backed government who is close to powerful rival factions in the east of the...
The death penalty has failed to reduce drug trafficking in Iran, a senior Iranian judiciary official said on Saturday...

World

China is hoping to cement its standing as a global power when it hosts leaders from the world's biggest economies this...
Weeping relatives hugged each other and reached out to touch the simple wooden coffins at a state funeral on Saturday for...
The secretive communist government of Laos, a country with a population of less than 7 million, rarely causes a ripple on...

Business

Iraq's government would consider selling crude through Iran should talks with the autonomous Kurdish region on an oil...
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...

Science

The pink ribbon is an international symbol of breast cancer awareness
Scientists from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, have identified a new drug that could offer an effective future...
A Whatsapp App logo is seen behind a Samsung Galaxy S4 phone that is logged on to Facebook in the central Bosnian town of Zenica, 20 February 2014. 
Popular messaging service WhatsApp said it would start sharing users' phone numbers with parent Facebook Inc, marking a...
Two newly released studies show that the beneficial effects of exercise such as cycling, walking, dancing and even gardening helps in the prevention of Alzheimer's disease. 
Adults with longer-lived parents have a lower-than-average risk for problems with the body’s circulatory system in...

Arts

Cast member Dwayne Johnson poses at the premiere of ''San Andreas'' in Hollywood, California May 26, 2015.
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson was named the world's highest paid actor by Forbes on Thursday, raking in US$64.5...
Jane Levy in ''Don't Breathe.'' REUTERS/Sony Pictures
 
"Don't Breathe", a tense psychological horror-thriller, is expected to topple DC antiheroes "Suicide...
Britney Spears
Britney Spears is hitting up pop culture one more time, releasing a new album, singing retro karaoke hits and about to take...

Living

Bali, Indonesia
Put simply, Indonesia is massive.   The world's largest archipelago nation, its 17,000-odd islands are spattered...
The reborn Lightweight E-Type Jaguar. — Handout via AFP
When it comes to automotive objects of desire very few classic cars are as rare as a genuine Lightweight Jaguar E-Type or a...
exercise / work out
If you're not sure of the best way to improve your cardiovascular health, results of a US study suggest that it doesn...