Rescuers help people in the sea after a boat carring some 250 migrants crashed into rocks as they tried to enter the port of Pantelleria, an island off the southern coast of Italy, on 13 April 2011
As many as 700 people are feared dead after a boat carrying migrants capsized off the Libyan coast overnight, the Times of Malta reported on Sunday.   Twenty eight people were rescued in the incident, which... Sunday, 19 April, 2015 - 10:29
Ruins of the pillared hall of Rameses II at Memphis
A Russian archaeological mission working in Mit Rahina discovered part of the white wall of Memphis city, the first capital of ancient Egypt, in addition to a number of ovens for manufacturing pottery and bronze tools.... Saturday, 18 April, 2015 - 22:11
Policemen and people walk in front of the main gate of Tora prison, where former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and his former Interior Minister Habib al-Adli are held at, in the outskirts of Cairo June 4, 2012. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
 


 
 

 
The Old Cairo prosecutor ordered on Saturday the formation of a medical committee to examine detainees inside the district's police station following the death of two detainees at the station. Prosecutor Tamer al-... Saturday, 18 April, 2015 - 16:24

Seventeen newly-appointed governors took oath at the presidential palace on Saturday, shortly before meeting with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.



 


 
Several political parties have laid the responsibility of approving amendments to the election laws without social consensus on President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, slamming the swift issuance of the amendments without... Saturday, 18 April, 2015 - 16:09
Rescuers help people in the sea after a boat carring some 250 migrants crashed into rocks as they tried to enter the port of Pantelleria, an island off the southern coast of Italy, on 13 April 2011
Ruins of the pillared hall of Rameses II at Memphis
Policemen and people walk in front of the main gate of Tora prison, where former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and his former Interior Minister Habib al-Adli are held at, in the outskirts of Cairo June 4, 2012. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
 


 
 

 

Seventeen newly-appointed governors took oath at the presidential palace on Saturday, shortly before meeting with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.



 


 

Egypt

Political analyst Mostafa al-Fiqqi
Political analyst Mostafa al-Feqqy has denied rumors that he demanded the leaders and members of the Muslim Brotherhood who...
Novelist Alaa al-Aswany has said he cannot take President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's side, accusing him of destroying the...
The Chamber of Commerce in North Sinai, headed by Abdullah Qandil, has called for an end to the curfew in the province....

Middle East/North Africa

Yemen's government has rejected a four-point peace plan for the country that Iran submitted to the United Nations, a...




AFP/Mohammed Abed - Palestinian Baha Obeid (L) and his cousin Mohamed Obeid paddle on their makeshift boat made of plastic bottles on April 18, 2015 at the port of Gaza City


 






 


 
With little to do and nowhere to go, five Palestinians stuck in the Israeli-blockaded Gaza Strip came up with a plan: make a...
Clashes broke out in a district and a suburb of Libya's capital on Saturday, home to groups opposing an alternative...

World

Thousands of people marched in Berlin, Munich and other German cities on Saturday in protest against a planned free trade...
The EU is hoping future gas imports from Iran can break its dependence on Russia as prospects grow for a nuclear deal that...
Russia has key interests in common with the United States and needs to work with it on a common agenda, Russian President...

Business

Egypt's state grain buyer, the General Authority for Supply Commodities (GASC), said on Saturday it had bought 300,000...
General Petroleum Authority
Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) revealed on Friday a bid to import four shipments of diesel oil (768,000 tons...
Egypt's market gained US$50 million this week, while all indexes were down, Egyptian Exchange data showed. The EGX30...

Arts

Naguib Mahfouz
The friendship between Awad Bahr, the manager of Ali Baba cafe, and the deceased Nobel-laureate Naguib Mahfouz started when...
50 first dates movie poster
For 94-year-old Louise Irving, who suffers from dementia, waking up every day to a video with a familiar face and a familiar...
Actress Rania Youssef has been selected by film producer Ahmed al-Sobky for a role in the new movie "Shad Agzaa"....

Living

Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, carries her son Prince George alongside her husband Prince William as they visit the Sensational Butterflies exhibition at the Natural History Museum in London, July 2, 2014.
 
Prince William's new baby, due later this month, will join the long line of second children born one step from the...
Twins Almedina (L) and Ajla Djulic pose for a portrait in a primary school in Buzim April 10, 2015.
 
(Reuters) - When Nedzib Vucelj's wife Emira gave birth to twins at the height of the Bosnian war, it was impossible to...
Japanese Spitz look out from their pen during the last day of the Crufts Dog Show in Birmingham, central England in this March 8, 2015 file photo. 
 
Dogs are called "man's best friend" - women's, too - and scientists say the bond between people and their...

Science

Mickey Mouse posing for a picture with a visitor in Disneyland theme park.
An outbreak of measles that popped up at Disneyland in late December soon spread to six other U.S. states, Mexico and Canada...
Cigarettes on sale in a store. Reuters/archive
 


 
 

 
Electronic cigarette use among US middle and high school students tripled in 2014 while cigarette use fell to record lows,...
St. Mina archaeological site 
Egyptian archaeological sites listed on the World Heritage List will allow all visitors, including Egyptians and foreigners...