An Egyptian court sentenced 183 supporters of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood to death on Monday on charges of killing police officers, part of a sustained crackdown by authorities on Islamists.
An Egyptian court sentenced to death eight militants, including prominent Islamist militant Adel Habara, on charges related to the killing of seven soldiers in an attack in the Nile Delta in early 2014, security and... Tuesday, 26 May, 2015 - 23:06
Islam Attito, a Ain Shams University student whom police say was killed in a raid on a terrorist haven
 Egyptian authorities are investigating the killing of a university student by police, a judicial official said Tuesday, the latest in series of cases alleging brutality by security forces. The death of engineering... Tuesday, 26 May, 2015 - 17:35
Actor Omar Sharif poses for photographers during ''Al Mosafer'' (The Traveller) photocall during the 66th Venice Film Festival September 10, 2009.
 
Acting legend Omar Sharif, best known for his title role as Doctor Zhivago in the Oscar-winning film, is suffering from Alzheimer's disease, his agent said on Tuesday. The 83-year-old Sharif, whose films also... Tuesday, 26 May, 2015 - 16:52
© AFP/File | Inmates at a prison in southern Brazil have taken seven staff hostage in the latest in a series of mutinies at penitentiaries in recent months, Brazilian media report
 
 
 
The family of an Irish teenager detained in Cairo since 2013 for his involvement in pro-Mohamed Morsi protests has rejected assurances that their son is well-treated in prison, fearing that he might face the death... Tuesday, 26 May, 2015 - 16:41
An Egyptian court sentenced 183 supporters of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood to death on Monday on charges of killing police officers, part of a sustained crackdown by authorities on Islamists.
Islam Attito, a Ain Shams University student whom police say was killed in a raid on a terrorist haven
Actor Omar Sharif poses for photographers during ''Al Mosafer'' (The Traveller) photocall during the 66th Venice Film Festival September 10, 2009.
 
© AFP/File | Inmates at a prison in southern Brazil have taken seven staff hostage in the latest in a series of mutinies at penitentiaries in recent months, Brazilian media report
 
 
 

Egypt

Investment Minister Ashraf Salman
Investment Minister Ashraf Salman said the amendments adopted for the investment law activate the so-called one-stop...
Illegal migration
Egypt's armed forces has arrested 6004 individuals attempting illegal migration from Egypt from October 2014 to April...
Egypt’s General Prosecution has ordered an investigation into a complaint filed against a newly-declared opposition...

Middle East/North Africa

A supermarket at Maponya shopping mall, in Soweto. The Israeli foreign ministry dismissed as "unacceptable" a decision by the South African cabinet on Wednesday approving the placing of Occupied Palestinian Territory labels on imported goods from Jewish settlements.
The United Nations has predicted a 4 percent growth rate for North Africa’s economies throughout 2016, 0.3 percent...
The number of people beheaded in Saudi Arabia this year overtook the total for all of 2014 on Tuesday, despite activists...
Iraq's Shi'ite militia announced on Tuesday they had taken charge of the campaign to drive Islamic State from the...

World

Thailand said Tuesday it had begun air reconnaissance missions looking for stranded migrant boats in the Andaman Sea,...
Malaysian police forensic teams, digging with hoes and shovels, began the grim task on Tuesday of exhuming the bodies of...
Boko Haram fighters hacked to death 10 people in a remote village in northeast Nigeria, a local government official told AFP...

Business

Mohamed Omran, Chairman of the Egyptian Stock Exchange
The Egyptian Exchange is preparing to organize its second annual conference for stock market investments, labelling the...
 The board of Egypt's Medinet Nasr for Housing and Development (MNHD) has approved an offer from a unit of Saudi...
The total amount of wheat the Egyptian government has obtained for the production of subsidized bread stands at 4.532...

Science

On the occasion of the International Day of Action for Women's Health on May 28, the Egyptian Breast Cancer Foundation...
A sign is seen at an AstraZeneca site in Macclesfield, central England May 19, 2014.
 
AstraZeneca's (AZN.L) hopes of topping $45 billion in revenue by 2023 have been dealt a blow by a problem with an...
The team responsible for the Solar Impulse 2 plane announced it was delaying a trip planned for Monday because of...

Arts

Binge drinking among young people has increased in many countries in recent years.
"James Bond" and "Mad Men"... According to a recent British study, movies and television series in which...
Muslims slaughtering sacrifial sheep during first day of Eid al-Adha, Nuba, 26 October 2012.
Nubians are celebrating the launch of the first alphabetical dictionary of their ancient language in Saudi Arabia.  ...
 B.B. King performs at the 32nd annual B.B. King Homecoming concert
Nevada officials said on Monday they would conduct a homicide investigation into the death of B.B. King who died this month...

Living

The world's poorest nations are receiving less than a third of development aid, and this support is waning
 
 
 
he world's poorest nations, the bulk of which are in sub-Saharan Africa, are receiving less than a third of development...
Poachers have killed nearly half of Mozambique's elephants for their ivory in the past five years, the US based Wildlife...
Powerwave Battle Roping fitness class at Crunch is seen in this 2013 handout photo in New York.
 
Battle ropes, the thick and heavy ropes that look as if they could tether a ship to shore, have become go-to fitness tools...