The permanent delegates of the African countries in the United Nations said they fully support Egypt’s candidacy for a seat in the Security Council for 2016 and 2017, given Egypt's regional and international... Friday, 24 April, 2015 - 16:59
Vigil protesting Interior Ministry violations
Journalists have called for a vigil on Saturday in solidarity with the Al-Masry Al-Youm journalists who have been referred to the Supreme State Security Prosecution for investigation into the paper’s report... Friday, 24 April, 2015 - 16:35
Matareya
Three IEDs have exploded on Friday in the Matareya tramway, wounding two children.   The residents blocked the road after they suspected a fourth bomb in the area and called the police to check it.   Extra... Friday, 24 April, 2015 - 16:24
Al Imam Mahmoud, 63 year old lawyer
State prosecution denied that Al-Imam Mohamed, a lawyer who died while in custody of the Matareya Police Department, was tortured by authorities.   Mohamed was allegedly badly beaten by residents in Matareya... Friday, 24 April, 2015 - 14:05
Vigil protesting Interior Ministry violations
Matareya
Al Imam Mahmoud, 63 year old lawyer

Egypt

Several airports throughout Egypt will be either opening or undergoing expansion as the tourism sector is projected to...
EgyptAir has exempt passengers leaving on Friday and Saturday from paying any fees for changing their bookings or other...
Archive photo
Unidentified assailants bombed three pipelines that supply gas to the Kafr al-Dawar butane gas cylinders factory near a...

Middle East/North Africa

The United Nations aid chief urged the Security Council on Friday to impose an arms embargo and sanctions in Syria for...
The killing of an American who directed al Qaeda's media campaign from his Pakistani hideout is likely to be a big blow...
Fighting between Yemen's warring factions raged in southern and central parts of the country and air strikes hit Houthi...

World

Italian police were arresting 18 people on Friday suspected of belonging to an armed group linked to al Qaeda who were...
Tourists stand near the temple of Parthenon atop the ancient site of the Athens Acropolis on a cold and windy day January 30, 2015. Greece will refuse the planned return of European Union and International Monetary Fund inspectors to the country since the new government rejects the 240-billion-euro bailout programme, a government official told Reuters on Friday.
Euro zone finance ministers warned Greece on Friday that its leftist government will get no more aid until it agrees a...
© AFP / by Robert MacPherson | Demonstrators march as they protest the death of Freddie Gray, an African American man who died of spinal cord injuries in police custody, in front of City Hall in Baltimore, Maryland, April 23, 2015
 
 
 
Police arrested two people on a fifth day of street protests in Baltimore over the death of an African American man in...

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

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...
A woman holds her stomach at the last stages of her pregnancy in Bordeaux April 28, 2010.
 
 Children born to women who suffered severe nausea and vomiting during pregnancy are more likely to be diagnosed with...

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...