The United States ratcheted up pressure on the leaders of the Islamic State jihadist group on Tuesday, adding four names to those targeted by multi-million-dollar bounties.   The IS group has seized a wide stretch... Wednesday, 6 May, 2015 - 12:59
So complete is it’s destruction, it has been nicknamed ‘Kobanigrad’.   Months of coalition airstrikes and ISIS bombing have flattened much of Kobani, a once-bustling city close to the Turkey-... Wednesday, 6 May, 2015 - 12:41
The South Cairo Electricity Distribution Company and power station is pictured at the Imbaba area in Cairo, September 26, 2014. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
 


 
 

 
A group of 8 banks have offered to provide the Egyptian Electricity Holding Company (EEHC) with a LE10bn loan, aimed at repaying the dues owed to the Egyptian General Petroleum Company (EGPC), according to daily... Tuesday, 5 May, 2015 - 15:13
Former intelligence chief Omar Suleiman
Former CIA director Michael Morell disclosed in his book, "The Great War of Our Time" (to be published soon), new details about the January 25 2011 revolution and the agency's failure to anticipate the... Tuesday, 5 May, 2015 - 13:50
The South Cairo Electricity Distribution Company and power station is pictured at the Imbaba area in Cairo, September 26, 2014. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
 


 
 

 
Former intelligence chief Omar Suleiman

Egypt

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The Federation of the Egyptian Chambers of Commerce warned of the increase of white sugar prices on the domestic market...
Archive photo of wounded police officer in Sinai - Aswat Masriya
 


 
 

 
Police recruit Essam al-Husseiny was killed and five others were injured in clashes that erupted early Wednesday morning...
The negative developments in the Egyptian stock market, represented by the decline in collective share prices and the...

Middle East/North Africa

President Barack Obama is expected to make a renewed U.S. push next week to help Gulf allies create a region-wide defense...
Changes in Saudi Arabia's leadership have concentrated power in an inner circle of the Al Saud dynasty, removing...
Warplanes carried out more than 30 strikes overnight on the northwestern Yemeni provinces of Saada and Hajja near the border...

World

An Afghan judge sentenced four men to death on Wednesday for the mob killing of 27-year-old woman accused of burning a Quran...
The government and opposition in Burundi are meeting in a bid to defuse tensions after days of deadly demonstrations against...
After his brother beat him with chains, Abdullah decided enough was enough and fled his home in Kabul to Pakistan, where he...

Business

In a clash of corporate titans over naming rights in a fast-changing industry, Microsoft and its Skype phone service came...
Egypt's market boosted its gains for the second day in a row, as the EGX30 on Tuesday's session rose by 2.04 percent...
Atef Abdel Latif, tourism expert and member of the Marsa Alam and South Sinai investors associations, has stressed the need...

Science

California water regulators on Tuesday adopted the state's first rules for mandatory cutbacks in urban water use as the...
Usha Ghatowar smiles wryly when asked about the pay she earns picking leaves at a colonial-era tea garden in India's...
Climate change could drive up to a sixth of animals and plants on Earth to extinction unless governments cut rising...

Arts

Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Hill is canceling a planned performance in Tel Aviv because she wasn't able to also schedule a concert in the...
 Egyptian diva Soad Hosny
As a curatorial tribute to the genre of non-fiction, Zawya cinema is dedicating almost the whole month of May to a...
Rihanna arrives at the Costume Institute Gala Benefit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York, on May 5, 2015
China's march towards global ascendancy has taken another leap forward -- at least when it comes to New York high...

Living

Participants work out during a Spiderband fitness class in a handout picture taken at Fuel Fitness in Brooklyn, New York, in October, 2014.
Forget that ratty T-shirt. Workout clothes have gone high-tech and fashion forward.   Trendy fitness studios, slimming...
 by Robin Millard | Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge holds her newly-born daughter at St Mary's Hospital in central London, on May 2, 2015
 
 
 
Britain's new baby princess has been named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, Kensington Palace announced on Monday.   The...
An Iranian youth gets a haircut in an uptown Tehran barber's shop
 
 
 
Hairstyles of a spiky and unorthodox nature have reportedly been banned in Iran because they imply devil-worship, while...