Train derails in Benin Suef, leaves 70 wounded
Seventy people were injured late Wednesday when a Cairo-bound train crashed into a concrete barrier after it derailed in Beni Suef.   A trailer wagon and two passenger carriers attached to it turned over during the... Thursday, 11 February, 2016 - 10:28
Cairo Criminal Court has extended the detention of four members of the 6 April Youth Movement pending investigations over inciting protests and joining a gathering of more than five people.   The suspects'... Wednesday, 10 February, 2016 - 17:13
The General Prosecution summoned on Wednesday nine police officers for interrogation over their alleged physical assault on doctors at Cairo’s Matariya Teaching Hospital, an incident which sparked calls for strike... Wednesday, 10 February, 2016 - 17:00
France could sell Egypt two military surveillance and communication satellites in 2016 worth 1 billion euros, French newspaper La Tribune has reported .   Reports of Egypt’s request for the French satellites... Wednesday, 10 February, 2016 - 14:35
Train derails in Benin Suef, leaves 70 wounded

Egypt

The General Federation of Egyptian Women will hold four training sessions in Minya in February to support women in upcoming...
Anas al-Fiqqi attending a trial sesion on a wheeled chair
Cairo Criminal Court on Wednesday acquitted former Information Minister Anas al-Fiqqi of charges of amassing illicit gain...
Conferences hosted in Aswan contributed to raising the hotel occupancy rate in the province to 60 percent, said Aswan...

Middle East/North Africa

United Arab Emirates President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan listens to closing remarks during the closing ceremony of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit in Kuwait's Bayan Palace 15 December 2009.
The United Arab Emirates announced its 12th government on Wednesday, with ministers for the nascent portfolios of tolerance...
Major powers meeting in Germany on Thursday aim to revive Syria peace efforts, but with Russia backing a government push for...
At least 500 people have been killed on all sides during fighting in Aleppo province since the start of a Syrian army and...

World

For health workers battling Zika across much of Central America, the immediate menace is not the mosquitoes that transmit...
North Korea has executed its army chief of staff, Ri Yong Gil, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported on Wednesday,...
North Korea's recently launched satellite has achieved stable orbit but is not believed to have transmitted data back to...

Business

The Egyptian stock market’s benchmark index EGX 30 moved down by around 0.08 percent in the first 15 minutes of trade...
Canned vegetables are displayed at a Walmart store in Secaucus, New Jersey, November 11, 2015.
 
Egypt's annual urban consumer inflation fell to 10.7 percent in January, the official statistics agency CAPMAS said on...
Prime Minister Sherif Ismail
Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail said the government expects to present a long-awaited value added tax (VAT) bill to...

Science

The Environment Ministry has launched a cleaning campaign with one of the tourist hotels in Fayyoum's Wadi al-Rayyan...
An Egyptian oncologist Yehia Abugabal was selected by Forbes magazine among their “30 under 30 “annual list as one of the world's top achievers in health care under the age of 30.
 
Egyptian oncologist Yehia Abugabal was selected by Forbes magazine to be on the annual “30 under 30" list that...
planted roofs of government buildings 
Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA) Chief Ahmed Abouel Saud said on Tuesday that the Environment Ministry will...

Arts

Actor Hugh Jackman
 


 


 
"X-Men" star Hugh Jackman said on Monday he had another skin cancer growth removed from his nose, and urged people...
Singer Beyonce
After a sizzling performance during the Super Bowl on Sunday and shortly after releasing the new single “Formation...
Rihanna arrives at the Costume Institute Gala Benefit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York, on May 5, 2015
Rihanna's new album, "Anti," officially took the top spot on the Billboard 200 album charts on Monday, a week...

Living

A Qatari man releases his falcon during a falcon contest at Qatar International Falcons and Hunting Festival at Sealine desert, Qatar January 29, 2016.
 
Every year the houbara bustard, a rare desert bird whose meat is prized by Arab sheikhs as an aphrodisiac, migrates from...
Australian products are displayed for sale in a store in Sydney, Australia, January 27, 2016. Picture taken January 27, 2016.
 
Watching a lone browser in his Sydney Chinatown shop, Bing Chen is worried business is being squeezed this Lunar New Year by...
One of the most remarkable festivals in Europe, the Hom Strom, takes place in the Swiss town of Scuol. With overtones of " The Wicker Man," locals torch a giant straw effigy in the dead of winter.
Scuol is one of those perfectly preserved semi-isolated communities in the Lower Engadine valley of Switzerland, separated...