You won't even notice it -- it will literally pass by in a second. But markets around the world are frantically trying to avoid a leap second that threatens to disrupt global trading on Tuesday.   The extra... Tuesday, 30 June, 2015 - 14:07
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi attending the funeral of assassinated General Prosecutor Hesham Barakat
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Tuesday hinted at the need for legislative changes following the assassination of Prosecutor General Hesham Barakat Monday.   “The hands of justice are shackled by laws... Tuesday, 30 June, 2015 - 13:17
In an exclusive interview with CNN’s Becky Anderson, Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid condemned Friday’s terror attack against his country. Essid said that the attacker may have been radicalised online,... Tuesday, 30 June, 2015 - 13:08
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One policeman was killed and two others were wounded early Tuesday when unknown assailants shot at a makeshift checkpoint on the Beni Suef-Minya road in Upper Egypt.   A security source said the police officer who... Tuesday, 30 June, 2015 - 12:53
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi attending the funeral of assassinated General Prosecutor Hesham Barakat
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Egypt

Moderate weather is predicted to prevail in Cairo and Lower Egypt on Wednesday, with slighly higher temperatures in the...
Egyptian Foreign Ministry
Egypt’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has condemned a report issued by the London-based Amnesty International, in which...
The residents of Port Said have escalated their protest campaign against attempts to demolish one of the important historic...

Middle East/North Africa

The Tunisian gunman who attacked a resort hotel on Friday killing 39 people, mostly British holiday-makers, likely spent...
The hardline Islamic State group has beheaded two women in Syria, the first time it has decapitated female civilians, the...
A car bomb claimed by Islamic State exploded in the Yemeni capital Sanaa overnight, medics said, wounding at least 28 people...

World

At least 30 people were killed when a military transport plane crashed into a residential area two minutes after take-off in...
The head of the European Commission made a last-minute offer to try to persuade Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to...
County clerks in Texas who object to gay marriage can refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples despite last...

Business

 Egypt's Emaar Misr for Development will now list on the Egyptian Exchange on or around July 5, it said in a...
cairo stock 
The Egyptian Exchange (EGX) is closed on Tuesday upon the decision of Ibrahim Mehleb, the prime minister, it was decided...
© AFP/File | Emirati men sit under a stock market screen at the Dubai Financial Market (DFM) in Dubai, on January 30, 2011
 
 
 
Uncertainty in global financial markets may keep Gulf stock markets on the back foot on Tuesday, while the death of a senior...

Science

South Korea has finalized its 2030 target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 37 percent from business-as-usual (BAU)...
Scientists have identified a key gene used by poppies to make morphine, paving the way for better methods of producing the...
Client Viola Sanon has her finger pricked for a blood sugar test in the Family Van in Boston, Massachusetts, August 9, 2010.
 
Only about one in eight people with so-called pre-diabetes, often a precursor to full-blown disease, know they have a...

Arts

Oscars statuette
Academy Award organisers invited more than 300 new members yesterday to join the award-giving body, including a number of...
A century-old Seattle house formerly owned by Edith Macefield and featured in a marketing stunt to publicize Walt Disney Co's balloon adventure movie ''Up'', is pictured in Seattle, Washington March 13, 2015.
 
A century-old Seattle house resembling the home in Walt Disney Co's animated movie "Up" is facing possible...

 

Kanye West performs at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 17, 2015, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
 
Kanye West delivered an uncompromising headline performance at Glastonbury Festival on Saturday that ignited when the US...

Living

, Tianna Swisher, a student at Liberty Valley Elementary School in Danville, Pa., attempts to drink from the water fountain at Montour Preserve near Washingtonville, Pa., during an outdoor field trip. Fluoride in drinking water, credited with dramatically cutting cavities and tooth decay, may now be too much of a good thing. It's causing spots on some kids' teeth. The federal government announced Monday, April 27, 2015, that it is lowering the recommended level of fluoride in drinking water for the first time in more than 50 years. (Bill Hughes/Press-Enterprise via AP, File)
 
 Phone-based surveys show that nearly four of every 10 kids and teens in the US were exposed to violence or abuse over...
Mickey Mouse posing for a picture with a visitor in Disneyland theme park.
Walt Disney Co will ban selfie sticks starting next week at its theme parks around the world, the company said on Friday,...
Shah Kafil senses a genuine Ramadan atmosphere at Egypt's old al-Azhar and al-Hussein districts
At an Egyptian dining table sits Shah Kafil, an Indian student from al-Azhar’s language and translation school....