Unknown gunmen kidnapped three civilians on Saturday in Rafah, North Sinai.   Two of the three who were kidnapped were working at the Rafah border crossing.   In a separate incident, a 37-lady was shot dead by... Saturday, 23 May, 2015 - 14:08
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
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.

Egypt

© 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
 
 
 
Communication and Information Technology Minister Khaled Negm has said that his ministry is not responsible for the content...
River Bus
Weather forecasters are predicting slightly hot weather for Egypt’s northern coasts on Sunday, an increase in...
Fayoum security department
A group calling itself “The Revolutionary Punishment” has claimed responsibility for shooting dead two police...

Middle East/North Africa

Islamic State fighters have raised their flag over an ancient citadel in Syria's historic city of Palmyra, pictures...
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.
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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...

World

Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Saturday his leftist-led government was on the final stretch of...
A group of migrants recently rescued by Myanmar will be deported to Bangladesh, officials confirmed Saturday, as the United...
Government security forces killed 42 suspected drug cartel henchmen and suffered one fatality in a firefight in western...

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...
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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

Health officials say bad eyesight in the U.S. is most common in the South.
 
Health officials say bad eyesight in the US is most common in the South.   A new report found the South was home to...
Cigarettes on sale in a store. Reuters/archive
 


 
 

 
Smokers have more pessimistic attitudes about cancer and may be more likely to delay getting screened, according to a new...
No-smoking sign
Smokers who kick the habit could be hard-wired for success, thanks to greater communication between two regions of the brain...

Arts

The sun sets behind ruined columns at the historical city of Palmyra, in the Syrian desert, some 240km (150 miles) northeast the capital of Damascus in this file photo taken on November 12, 2010. REUTERS/Khaled al-Hariri
Islamic State group fighters have entered the museum in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, placing guards at its doors, the...
 by Catherine Marciano and Sophie Laubie | (From L) Ethiopian actress Kidist Siyum, actor Rediat Amare and director Yared Zeleke pose during a photocall for the film "Lamb" at the 68th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southeast France, on May 20, 2015
 
 
 
Africa's "fragile" cinema has kept a toe-hold at the Cannes Film Festival, with a veteran Malian director and...
 by Marc Burleigh | German-Irish actor Michael Fassbender (L) and French actress Marion Cotillard star in "Macbeth", screened at Cannes Film Festival on May 23, 2015
 
 
 
A version of "Macbeth" starring a "dream team" of Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard closed the...

Living

In this picture taken on May 15, 2015 and made available on Friday, May 22, 2015, Muslims pray inside the former Misericordia Abbey in Venice, Italy. Venice officials have ordered the closure of a working mosque set up as Iceland's exhibit for the 56th Venice Biennale contemporary art fair in what was once a Catholic church. (AP Photo/Luigi Costantini)
Authorities in Venice on Friday closed a working mosque in an ex-church that was Iceland's contribution to the 56th...
A 65-year-old teacher from Berlin has given birth to quadruplets after a pregnancy that was widely criticized by medical...
Elderly women exercise with wooden dumbbells during a health promotion event to mark Japan's ''Respect for the Aged Day'' at a temple in Tokyo September 17, 2007.
 
 Elderly men who exercise regularly – even by doing light activities like walking – may be less likely to...