Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Sunday removed the powerful general intelligence chief appointed just days after the overthrow of Islamist leader Mohamed Morsi in July last year. General Mohamed Farid El-... Sunday, 21 December, 2014 - 15:37
World cultures keeper Henrietta Lidchi poses for a photograph looking at a coffin of Ankhhor during a media viewing of the 'Fascinating Mummies' exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh, Scotland February 10, 2012.
Egypt has denied news reported by several news websites over discovery of a cemetery with one million mummies in Fag al-Gamous village in the province, according to general director of Fayyoum antiquities department,... Sunday, 21 December, 2014 - 15:11
Transportation Minister Hany Dahy has concluded arrangements before President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi signs contracts for the high-speed train linking Cairo-Alexandria and Aswan as well as the electric train between Cairo-... Sunday, 21 December, 2014 - 14:57
© AFP/File | In February 2011, two Iranian warships entered the Mediterranean through the Suez Canal for the first time since the Islamic revolution of 1979, prompting Israel to put its navy on high alert
 
 
 
An Egyptian court has jailed a Suez Canal shipping services manager for 10 years on charges of spying for Israel about naval movements through the strategic waterway, state media reported. The court in the canal city of... Sunday, 21 December, 2014 - 14:07
World cultures keeper Henrietta Lidchi poses for a photograph looking at a coffin of Ankhhor during a media viewing of the 'Fascinating Mummies' exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh, Scotland February 10, 2012.
© AFP/File | In February 2011, two Iranian warships entered the Mediterranean through the Suez Canal for the first time since the Islamic revolution of 1979, prompting Israel to put its navy on high alert
 
 
 

News

Fog over Cairo's sky, February 18,2012. Low temperatures, heavy rains, and storms have hit several cities across Egypt, lowering visibility and disrupting travel.
Monday is seeing a fine weather at the southern areas of Upper Egypt, gradually cooling towards the night at the north of the country, weather forecasters say.   Vision will be slightly blurred due to fog in Cairo and Suez Canal cities, with...

World

© AFP / by Guillaume SOUVANT with Pauline TALAGRAND in Paris | A police car is parked outside the station in Joue les-Tours on December 20, 2014
 
 
 
French police on Saturday shot dead a knife-wielding man who attacked three officers in a police station while shouting "Allahu Akbar" (...
Former Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk (L) and outgoing European Council President Herman Van Rompuy attend a ceremony, during which Tusk took over from Van Rompuy and officially replaced him as head of the European Council, in Brussels in this December 1, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Yves Herman/Files
 
Short, snappy and focussed on two priorities - reviving sagging investment in Europe and standing firm towardsRussia, the first European Union summit...
Tunisia's President Moncef Marzouki (C) greets supporters during a re-election campaign in Tunis December 19, 2014.
 
Tunisians vote on Sunday in a presidential run-off election that completes the country's last steps to full democracy nearly fours years after...

Economy

Egyptian shares ended on a strong positive note for the second consecutive session following the Arab markets rebound, dealers said. The EGX30 Index soared 3.46 percent to record 8,690.43 points. Meanwhile, the EGX70 and the EGX100 also closed on a...

Culture

Actor Mahmoud Hemeida
  Actor Mahmoud Hemeida said he is currently working on rehearsals for his new movie called ‘Men Dahr Ragel’ saying the scenes he...
Recovered paintings are pictured during a news conference at FBI Headquarters in Los Angeles, California December 19, 2014. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
An overseas tip investigators received six years after one of the biggest art heists in Los Angeles led to the return of nine stolen paintings,...
Six European, two Latin American and one African film have made the shortlist for the foreign language Oscar, announced in Los Angeles Friday. Films...

Life Style

. Cuban cigars for sale are on display at a hotel in Havana December 19, 2014.
Milagros Diaz has been rolling cigars for 48 years, so long she cannot even smell tobacco anymore, and she is thrilled that the U.S. market is...
AFP | Rolene Strauss, the newly crowned Miss World 2014, gives a speech upon her arrival at OR Tambo Airport in Johannesburg on December 20, 2014
South Africa on Saturday welcomed home Miss World winner Rolene Strauss with wild cheers and ululation. Hundreds turned up at O.R. Tambo...
© AFP/File | Close-up shows a strain of listeria bacteria in the laboratory of departmental analysis of the Channel in St Lo, western France on May 10, 2000
 
 
 
A listeria outbreak believed to originate from commercially packaged caramel apples has killed at least four people in the United States and sickened...