Masood Ahmed, director of the International Monetary Fund's Middle East and Central Asia department, attends the Capital Markets Conference in Doha, 18 September 2012. 
Egypt's economic policy reforms are starting to pay off and growth is strengthening although the country still faces a difficult situation, a senior official of the International Monetary Fund said.   Masood... Tuesday, 5 May, 2015 - 09:01
AFP/File | An Egyptian soldier stands guard on a watchtower near the border between Egypt and the Gaza Strip on September 12, 2013
Egyptian officials say suspected Islamic militants have attacked a security forces' base in northern Sinai, near the border with Gaza. There was no immediate word on casualties. Security officials say explosions... Monday, 4 May, 2015 - 17:28
Rescuers help people in the sea after a boat carring some 250 migrants crashed into rocks as they tried to enter the port of Pantelleria, an island off the southern coast of Italy, on 13 April 2011
Around 6,800 migrants were rescued from overcrowded boats crossing to Europe over the weekend, including a mother who gave birth to a baby girl on an Italian navy ship, the coast guard said.   Numbers risking the... Monday, 4 May, 2015 - 13:02
An Egyptian court on Monday condemned five supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi to death for storming a police station and killing 11 police officers.   The Giza Criminal Court on Monday sentenced five... Monday, 4 May, 2015 - 12:37
Masood Ahmed, director of the International Monetary Fund's Middle East and Central Asia department, attends the Capital Markets Conference in Doha, 18 September 2012. 
AFP/File | An Egyptian soldier stands guard on a watchtower near the border between Egypt and the Gaza Strip on September 12, 2013
Rescuers help people in the sea after a boat carring some 250 migrants crashed into rocks as they tried to enter the port of Pantelleria, an island off the southern coast of Italy, on 13 April 2011

Egypt

Tourists
Egypt will attract about 20 percent more visitors this year compared with 2014, the tourism minister said on Monday, as the...
A campaign entitled " We want the 35-sqm apartment" was launched to solve housing shortfall.
A 24-year old architect has launched a new campaign, entitled "we want a 35-square-meter apartment" to promote the...
Hossam al-Badry, coach of the Olympic team, has decided not to train the Ahli football team. He said he is not willing to...

Middle East/North Africa

France and Saudi Arabia believe that any future deal between Iran and six major powers must ensure not to destabilize the...
When Al-Qaeda overran the Yemeni port city of Mukalla last month, the group's commanders immediately struck a deal to...
A Palestinian boy plays near the ruins of his family's house that witnesses said was destroyed by Israeli shelling during the most recent conflict between Israel and Hamas, in the east of Gaza City, 21 October 2014.
Israel inflicted "massive and unprecedented harm" to Palestinian civilians in the 2014 Gaza war with...

World

Investigators in southern Thailand have discovered five graves at a second remote jungle camp believed to contain the...
Federal agents for years monitored one of the two gunmen who were shot dead after opening fire with assault rifles at a...
Two protesters were killed on Monday, a leading rights activist said, as demonstrations against a decision by President...

Business

EAC, SADC, COMESA Conference
Businessmen have said that the private sector of the economic bloc which will be formed with 26 countries of the EAC, SADC,...
Pipes are seen at Dominion's Cove Point liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant on Maryland's Chesapeake Bay in this picture taken February 5, 2014. Dominion D.N, an American energy company long focused on U.S. markets, hopes to begin an expansion worth billions of dollars at its Cove Point complex on Chesapeake Bay later this year. REUTERS/Tim Gardner
 


 
 

 
Egypt has issued a five-year tender to lease a second liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal, the head of the state gas...
cairo stock 
Egypt's market recorded gains on Monday's session, as the EGX30 rose by 1.04 percent, reaching 8,652.12 points, and...

Science

Climate change could drive up to a sixth of animals and plants on Earth to extinction unless governments cut rising...
Tharu Castle
Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al-Damaty has announced the discovery of an ancient Egyptian army camp in the Tjaru Fortress in...
Headache
Strength training might help prevent tension headaches, or at least reduce their pain, according to a small Danish study....

Arts

 Scarlett Johansson 
"Avengers: Age of Ultron" scored the second-biggest domestic opening in history this weekend, kicking off summer...
The Force Awakens cast member John Boyega disguises his identity with a helmet and engages unknowing fans in a light saber fight scene at the Star Wars Celebration convention in Anaheim, California, April 16, 2015.
Major retailers and Disney Stores around the world will start selling the first merchandise tied to the upcoming film "...
File-This Dec. 18, 1991, file photo shows Grace Lee Whitney, after receiving a star in the Walk of Fame in Hollywood, Calif., with other cast members of Star Trek. Whitney, who played Captain Kirk's assistant on the original "Star Trek" series, has died. She was 85. 
Grace Lee Whitney, who played Captain Kirk's assistant on the original "Star Trek" series, has died. She was...

Living

 by Robin Millard | Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge holds her newly-born daughter at St Mary's Hospital in central London, on May 2, 2015
 
 
 
Britain's new baby princess has been named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, Kensington Palace announced on Monday.   The...
An Iranian youth gets a haircut in an uptown Tehran barber's shop
 
 
 
Hairstyles of a spiky and unorthodox nature have reportedly been banned in Iran because they imply devil-worship, while...
US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama tour the great hall of the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library, 2014.
It's not easy for a world leader to create a public image that will last long after he or she leaves office. But it'...