Egypt's tourism revenues in 2014 rose to US$7.5 billion from $5.9 billion the previous year, the tourism minister said on Sunday, marking a 27 percent increase in revenues from one of the country's major sectors... Sunday, 1 February, 2015 - 14:26
Natural gas field in the Mediterranean
Egypt’s Petroleum Ministry expects the country’s natural gas production to drop by 3.6 percent to 4.85 bcf/day in FY2017/18 from 5.03 bcf/day in FY2014/15, while demand is expected to rise by 24 percent from... Sunday, 1 February, 2015 - 14:10
Authorities are in the process of responding to the deadly bombings that occurred Thursday throughout North Sinai that not only resulted in heavy casualties, but also caused considerable losses to properties in the... Sunday, 1 February, 2015 - 12:28
dollar vs Egyptian pound
Egypt's pound weakened to LE7.51 per dollar, from LE7.49 at the last sale, at a central bank auction on Sunday, the weakest level it has been allowed to reach since auctions began in December 2012. The bank offered... Sunday, 1 February, 2015 - 12:24
Natural gas field in the Mediterranean
dollar vs Egyptian pound

News

Thirty tourists survived a fire of a tourist yacht in Red Sea, near Giftun island, while three of the crew sustained injured.   A fire broke out on the yacht while on an island diving trip. Civil protection department, fire engine and...

World

Iraqis inspect the remains of destroyed vehicles in the aftermath of at least four car bombs where were set off across the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on 16 August. A spate of bombings and gun attacks that killed at least 53 people in Iraq overshadowed preparations Friday to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan, amid warnings that insurgents could strike again. (AFP Photo/Marwan Ibrahim)
Fighting and other violence in Iraq killed at least 1,375 people including 790 civilians in January, the United Nations said on Sunday. The dead...
© AFP | Thousands of people protest in Dublin on January 31, 2015, against the introduction of water charges
 
 
 
Thousands took to the streets of Ireland Saturday to protest against the introduction of water charges as part of its bailout following the 2008...
More than a thousand protesters take part in a rally outside the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, 26 September 2014.
Thousands of pro-democracy protesters will rally on Hong Kong's streets Sunday for the first time since mass demonstrations shut down parts of...

Economy

Former foreign minister Mohamed al-Oraby
Former Egyptian foreign minister Mohamed al-Orabi has invited Arab businessmen, through local chambers of commerce, to hold preliminary meeting preparing for a major economic summit Egypt had scheduled for 13-15 March.   Orabi said in a...

Culture

Qasim Amin's "Tahrir al-Marah", theatrical performance
The Egyptian Modern Dance Theatre Company will take to the stage of Cairo Opera House delivering theatrical performance of Qasim Amin's 1899 book...
Gazan Takht al-Sharqy (Oriental Orchestra), starring in Arabs Got Talent
On the hugely popular "Arabs Got Talent" TV show in Beirut last month, five young musicians in chequered black-and-white scarves brought...
© Getty/AFP / by Michael Thurston | Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, director of 'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl' and juror Edgar Wright attend the Awards Night Ceremony of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival on January 31, 2015 in Park City, Utah
 
 
 
"Me and Earl and the Dying Girl," a moving drama about a teenager who befriends a classmate with cancer, won the top prize at the Sundance...

Life Style

Wikipedia webpage in use on a laptop computer is seen in this photo illustration taken in Washington
A new piece of technology that tracks eye movements after a head injury might be able to detect concussions and determine their severity, researchers...
group talking therapy
Patients with depression who fail to benefit from antidepressant drugs may do better if they are also treated with a type of "talking"...
Facing grim economic prospects at home, desperate young Egyptians are seeking jobs in Libya - a country sliding into lawlessness where armed...