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

Fayoum security department
A group calling itself “The Revolutionary Punishment” has claimed responsibility for shooting dead two police...
Screen grab of Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as he speaks at the World Economic Forum on the MENA region in Jordan on Friday, May 22, 2015.
 


 
 

 
Against a backdrop of Iraq and Syria in flames, Middle Eastern political and business leaders sought to focus on a future of...
Abu Simbel temple, Aswan
A recent decision by the Antiquities Ministry to raise the ticket prices for Egyptian visitors to historical sites in Aswan...

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.
REUTERS/Denis Dumo
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

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...
Faced with an increasingly segregated education system, Dutch immigrant children have taken to the streets of their...

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...
cairo stock 
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

No-smoking sign
Smokers who kick the habit could be hard-wired for success, thanks to greater communication between two regions of the brain...
Obesity
Merely recommending a calorie-counting app to overweight people and giving them access to it on their phones does not lead...
Russia's media watchdog has written to Google, Twitter and Facebook warning them against violating Russian Internet laws...

Arts

Actor Kellan Lutz attends the Red Nose Charity event in New York May 21, 2015.
 
Hollywood stars joined top music acts on Thursday for the first US Red Nose Day, a charitable drive that raises funds for...
Actor Michael Caine arrives for the world premiere of the film ''Inception'' at the Odeon in London July 8, 2010.
 
Michael Caine, the British actor sometimes lampooned for playing versions of himself in his six-decade career, says he is...
2015 Cannes Film Festival poster
Italy is hailing its best turnout of homegrown cinema at Cannes in 20 years as a sign of new life in an industry that had...

Living

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...
COMBINATION PHOTO - In this two photo combination picture, the Eiffel Tower with its usual lighting at left, and after the lighting was switched off at right, at the occasion of the Earth Hour, in Paris, France. This Saturday, 28 March 8:30 p.m. local time, individuals, businesses, cities and landmarks around the world are switching off their lights for one hour to focus attention on climate change.
A strike closed the Eiffel Tower for most of Friday as staff demanded more help to deal with pickpockets operating around...
Abu Simbel temple, Aswan
A recent decision by the Antiquities Ministry to raise the ticket prices for Egyptian visitors to historical sites in Aswan...