Brotherhood demos
n Egyptian criminal court sentenced a Muslim Brotherhood member to death on Sunday for accusations of joining a group established in violation of the law. The defendant was arrested in March 2014, eventually released... Sunday, 24 May, 2015 - 17:51
Al-Sisi in the EEDC
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) criticized Egypt’s decision to delay imposing the capital gains tax on stocks because it means that the cost of shoring up public finances will be borne by “people who... Sunday, 24 May, 2015 - 17:00
Egyptian authorities will reopen the Gaza Strip on Tuesday for two days to allow stranded Palestinians to cross into the blockaded enclave, according to Egyptian TV. Egypt has tightened its grip on the border with the... Sunday, 24 May, 2015 - 14:56
An Arabtec logo is seen on buildings under construction in the Marina area of Dubai in this picture taken November 28, 2009. REUTERS/Steve Crisp
 


 
 

 
An Egyptian Housing Ministry official source revealed that negotiations with the UAE's Arabtec to create one million housing units in Egypt has been permanently dismissed because no serious steps were taken by the... Sunday, 24 May, 2015 - 14:48
Brotherhood demos
Al-Sisi in the EEDC
An Arabtec logo is seen on buildings under construction in the Marina area of Dubai in this picture taken November 28, 2009. REUTERS/Steve Crisp
 


 
 

 

Egypt

Army tank in North Sinai
Six suspected militants were killed and six were arrested during clashes with security forces in North Sinai on...
 
 
Egypt, Algeria and Libya will hold talks on the situation in the region, addressing developments in Libya, in a meeting in...
A delegation from the justice, construction and development, Egyptian democratic, Ghad al-Thawra and Wasat parties left...

Middle East/North Africa

Saudi authorities said on Saturday that the suicide bomber who bombed the Shi'ite mosque on Friday in Qatif city,...
Iraqi forces regained ground from Islamic State militants in western Iraq on Sunday, advancing towards the city of Ramadi...
 The Syrian city of Palmyra is famed for its 2,000 year-old ruins and UNESCO has called for the immediate withdrawal of military forces from the ancient oasis city
 
 
 
Islamic State fighters have killed at least 400 people in Syria's ancient city of Palmyra, most of them women and...

World

The Islamic State group is recruiting fighters in Afghanistan, the commander of foreign forces in country has said, but they...
The United States led criticism of Russia's new law targeting "undesirable" NGOs, which activists fear will...
The people of Ireland backed same-sex marriage by a landslide in a referendum that marked a dramatic social shift in a...

Business

Ahmed Heikal, chairman of Qalaa Holdings
Major Egyptian investment firm Qalaa Holdings is drawing strong interest from Gulf and other foreign investors in a string...
An Arabtec logo is seen on buildings under construction in the Marina area of Dubai in this picture taken November 28, 2009. REUTERS/Steve Crisp
 


 
 

 
 Shares in Dubai builder Arabtec drop 3.3 percent to 2.33 dirhams. Egyptian newspaper Al Mal has reported, citing...
Orascom
Orascom Development Holding incurred net losses of CHF37.96 million in the first quarter of 2015, compared with net profit...

Science

In this May 12, 2015 photo, Zhou Cheng, vice president of the Beijing Environmental Exchange speaks during an interview at his office in Beijing, China. With China’s greenhouse gas emissions doubling over the past decade, the fate of the world’s climate depends on whether China can cut back on the coal-fired power plants, automobiles and other emission sources that have released hundreds of millions of tons of carbon into the atmosphere. With next year’s rollout, a successful carbon offset market would clearly play a big part in China’s larger plan to rein in emissions.
At first, the numbers and company names flashing on a big board in Beijing's financial district suggest a booming market...
A janitor sprays disinfectant at empty chicken cages in a traditional market in New Taipei city April 29, 2013. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang
As a virulent avian influenza outbreak continues to spread across the Midwestern United States, some egg-dependent companies...
Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al-Damaty
Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al-Damaty has announced the discovery of a secret crypt under Alexandria's Montaza Palace...

Arts

Director Jacques Audiard, Palme d'Or award winner for his film ''Dheepan'', delivers a speech on stage during the closing ceremony of the 68th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, May 24, 2015.
 
French film "Dheepan" won the top Palme d'Or prize for director Jacques Audiard at the 68th Cannes...
Marion Cotillard poses for photographers during a photo call for the film Macbeth, at the 68th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 23, 2015. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
Just what film directors Joel and Ethan Coen are thinking is a question that has long bedeviled moviegoers. Now they have...
Singer Mans Zelmerloew representing Sweden poses with the trophy after winning the final of the 60th annual Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna, Austria, May 24, 2015.
 
Sweden's Mans Zelmerlow won the final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna on Sunday, beating Russia and Italy in...

Living

 Striking Renault workers outside the factory in Bursa, Turkey on May 21
French car giant Renault has offered a cash payment to striking workers in western Turkey where a wage dispute has hit the...
 by Anuj Chopra | Afghan men dance around the groom during celebrations at a wedding hall in Kabul
 
 
 
 With a burst of confetti, dancers clap and twirl around a garland-bedecked groom as Afghanistan's wedding season...
John Nash is killed with his wife Alicia in New Jersey when a taxi they areriding in crashes
 
 
 
Nobel prize-winning US mathematician John Nash, famously portrayed in the movie "A Beautiful Mind," was killed...