Rescuers dug with their bare hands and bodies piled up in Nepal on Sunday after an earthquake devastated the heavily crowded Kathmandu valley, killing at least 1,900, and triggered a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest.... Sunday, 26 April, 2015 - 11:25
Egypt's currency black market, a thorn in the side of successive governments, has virtually disappeared in the past two months following a central bank crackdown.   Yet, while the authorities hope this will... Sunday, 26 April, 2015 - 10:05
A helicopter flies overhead as soldiers in military vehicles proceed towards al-Jura district in El-Arish city from Sheikh Zuwaid, around 350 km (217 miles) northeast of Cairo May 21, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer
 


 
 

 
Egypt said on Saturday it had extended by three months a state of emergency imposed on parts of northern Sinai in October after Islamist militants stepped up attacks in the peninsula bordering Israel, Gaza and the Suez... Saturday, 25 April, 2015 - 19:54
Badr Abdel Aaty, spokesperson for the Egyptian Foreign Ministry.
The Latin and Caribbean group at the United Nations has expressed its full support for Egypt's membership to the non-permanent Security Council for the upcoming 2016/2017 period. This backing takes into account both... Saturday, 25 April, 2015 - 16:32
A helicopter flies overhead as soldiers in military vehicles proceed towards al-Jura district in El-Arish city from Sheikh Zuwaid, around 350 km (217 miles) northeast of Cairo May 21, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer
 


 
 

 
Badr Abdel Aaty, spokesperson for the Egyptian Foreign Ministry.

Egypt

Hala Youssef, population minister, has said that the average of rate of reproduction per family dropped from six to...
The international delegation monitoring the bird flu situation in Egypt said that the period from 2014 until March 2015 saw...
The Green Eagles Ultras, a group of Al-Masry Club football fans, staged a protest Friday evening to support defendants in...

Middle East/North Africa

The Tunisian man accused of piloting a migrant boat that sank off Libya, killing more than 700 people, is himself a migrant...
A man looks at a vehicle belonging to the Iraqi security forces in the Anbar province town of Hit, 6 October 2014.
Three suicide car bombs exploded at a border crossing between Iraq and Jordan on Saturday, killing four soldiers, a witness...
Madonna delivers a live performance in 2015 Grammy Awards
The Islamic State in Syria is preventing football fans from wearing T-shirts bearing slogans for the world's most...

World

Benin headed to the polls Sunday in legislative elections seen as a key test for President Thomas Boni Yayi, whose...
The Australian government on Saturday said it has been told by Indonesia that the execution of "Bali Nine" drug...
A powerful earthquake struck Nepal and sent tremors through northern India on Saturday, killing more than 1,100 people,...

Business

Planning Minister Ashraf al-Araby
Nihal al-Megharbel, senior advisor to the planning minister, said the government is putting the final touches to the 2015-...
cairo stock 
Egypt's stock market shares plunged by 4 billion this week, and all indexes were down, Egyptian Exchange data showed....
© Getty/AFP/File | US benchmark West Texas Intermediate for January delivery sank $1.16 in afternoon trade to $54.77
 
 
 
 Oil prices held steady on Friday near 2015-highs reached the session before, remaining on track for weekly gains after...

Science

Biologists in China reported carrying out the first experiment to alter the DNA of human embryos, igniting an outcry from...
Apple watch
The Apple Watch launched globally on Friday with a small queue of Japanese tech-addicts lining up in Tokyo for Apple Inc...
Mona al-Khodeiry standing proudly next to one of the biogas units she helped building
It all started as a dream to break Egyptian social taboo of restricting certain jobs for men only in Upper Egypt. The dream...

Arts

Chiwetel Ejlofar (L) and Nicole Kidman present Pawel Pawlikowski (R) with the Oscar for foreign language film at the 87th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 22, 2015.
Nicole Kidman will return to the London theater stage in September to play British scientist Rosalind Franklin in "...
Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan gestures during a launch ceremony in Kolkata
A major Indian jewellery chain has withdrawn an advert featuring Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan with a dark-...
 Scarlett Johansson 
The next "Captain America" film will be darker than previous Marvel superhero films, U.S. actress Scarlett...

Living

Omar Samra on Mount Everest
Egyptian adventurer Omar Samra has arrived to the North Pole, raising the Egyptian flag, in what the Tourism Ministry...
Obesity
There are six major types of obesity, according to a study conducted in the US and the UK. To battle the disease more...
A woman blows giant bubbles in a street in the town of Appenzell, eastern Switzerland on April 28, 2013
Switzerland is the happiest country in the world, closely followed by Iceland, Denmark, Norway and Canada, according to a...