A recently-emerged militant group called the Hasm Movement claimed responsibility on Friday for an assassination attempt on a senior Egyptian prosecutor, saying it was in revenge for death sentences handed to thousands... Saturday, 1 October, 2016 - 14:36
The black-market exchange rate for US dollars increased once again Friday as rumors circulated that the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) might resort to a partial floatation of the Egyptian pound in response to Egypt's... Saturday, 1 October, 2016 - 11:15
Maya Morsi, head of the National Council for Women
MPs and women's rights figures have launched a fierce attack on Daqahlia lawmaker Elhamy Agena who suggested that women should undergo virginity tests as a condition of enrollment in Egyptian universities. ... Saturday, 1 October, 2016 - 11:03
MP from Daqahlia governorate Elhamy Agena
PM Ilhamy Agena is calling for medical examinations to be conducted on female university students on a regular basis to prove that they are still virgins, bearing in mind the spread of urfi marriages, across Egypt.... Saturday, 1 October, 2016 - 10:10
Maya Morsi, head of the National Council for Women
MP from Daqahlia governorate Elhamy Agena

Egypt

The severed head of a man kidnapped by the Islamic State terrorist group (ISIS) has been found in the street in the Hurriyah...
Education Minister Al-Helaly al-Sherbiny has announced an increase in fees for private schools, both Arabic-language and...
A court in Cyprus on Friday ordered the extradition of an Egyptian who hijacked an aircraft with a fake explosive belt,...

Middle East/North Africa

German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel heads to Iran next week with a planeful of industry executives keen to rebuild trade...
United Nations (United States) (AFP) - The United Nations aid chief warned Thursday that Aleppo faces a humanitarian...
Turkish police raided the country's biggest prison and courthouse on Friday after arrest warrants were issued for 162...

World

A woman widowed when her husband was killed at the Pentagon on September 11, 2001 has sued the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia just...
The United States and South Korea are destined to "pay the price" for their decision to deploy an advanced missile...
A joint military operation between Chad and Niger has killed 123 Boko Haram militants since July and recovered a significant...

Business







Jordanian protesters wave the national and Palestinian flags during a demonstration near the Israeli Embassy in the capital Amman in solidarity with the Palestinians on October 16, 2015 (AFP Photo/Khalil Mazraawi)





 







 


 
Thousands of protesters staged a protest in Amman on Friday to demonstrate against a US$10 billion gas deal between Jordan...
Euro, Hong Kong dollar, U.S. dollar, Japanese yen, British pound and Chinese 100-yuan banknotes are seen in a picture illustration, in Beijing, China, January 21, 2016. REUTERS/Jason Lee
The euro dropped to a two-month low against the safe-haven Swiss franc and lost ground broadly on Friday, as concerns about...
© AFP/File | Africa's largest oil producer Nigeria has announced a cut in petrol prices, a month before the country votes in presidential and parliamentary elections
 
 
 
Oil prices dropped on Friday as investors took profits following a seven-percent rise in the last two sessions, amid doubts...

Science

Global health officials are racing to better understand the Zika virus behind a major outbreak that began in Brazil last...
An oil spill has polluted the coast around the Red Sea city of Ras Ghareb, the second such spill in the area in the past...
Nine out of 10 people globally are breathing poor quality air, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, calling for...

Arts

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
Angelina Jolie has reached a temporary agreement with Brad Pitt giving her custody of their six children and granting him...
Egyptian fashion designer, Noureen Farah has been chosen to represent Egypt during 2017’s iconic Fashion Week in Paris...
Actor Nate Parker attends the premiere of 'The Birth of a Nation' in Hollywood, California September 21, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn
Nate Parker, director and star of the new slavery drama "The Birth of a Nation," said he would not apologize over...

Living

Junk food
Are you a stress eater? A small study announced July 16 finds that for people who eat during times of stress, habits may...
Bulgaria's parliament on Friday banned the wearing of face veils in public in a move supporters said would boost...
If there's one thing we don't envy Nik Loukas -- who has circled the world 17 times, flown 428,000 miles and visited...