Ruins of the pillared hall of Rameses II at Memphis
A Russian archaeological mission working in Mit Rahina discovered part of the white wall of Memphis city, the first capital of ancient Egypt, in addition to a number of ovens for manufacturing pottery and bronze tools.... Saturday, 18 April, 2015 - 22:11
Policemen and people walk in front of the main gate of Tora prison, where former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and his former Interior Minister Habib al-Adli are held at, in the outskirts of Cairo June 4, 2012. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
 


 
 

 
The Old Cairo prosecutor ordered on Saturday the formation of a medical committee to examine detainees inside the district's police station following the death of two detainees at the station. Prosecutor Tamer al-... Saturday, 18 April, 2015 - 16:24

Seventeen newly-appointed governors took oath at the presidential palace on Saturday, shortly before meeting with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.



 


 
Several political parties have laid the responsibility of approving amendments to the election laws without social consensus on President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, slamming the swift issuance of the amendments without... Saturday, 18 April, 2015 - 16:09
A snapshot from a video released on Twitter by Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis on 28 August 2014.
Egypt's Criminal Court designated the Sinai-based Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis militant group as a "terrorist body", placing its founder on a "terror list", alongside 207 other group members, the... Saturday, 18 April, 2015 - 15:22
Ruins of the pillared hall of Rameses II at Memphis
Policemen and people walk in front of the main gate of Tora prison, where former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and his former Interior Minister Habib al-Adli are held at, in the outskirts of Cairo June 4, 2012. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
 


 
 

 

Seventeen newly-appointed governors took oath at the presidential palace on Saturday, shortly before meeting with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.



 


 
A snapshot from a video released on Twitter by Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis on 28 August 2014.

Egypt

The Chamber of Commerce in North Sinai, headed by Abdullah Qandil, has called for an end to the curfew in the province....
People stand and walk near the dissolved National Democratic Party (NDP) building of Egypt's former President Hosni Mubarak, which was partially burnt down during the January 25 Revolution, with the Egyptian Museum seen on the right, in Cairo April 19, 2014. Asmaa Wageeh/Reuters
The Egyptian center for the promotion of culture and heritage (Irtiqaa) has rejected the decision by the Cabinet to demolish...
Cairo Airport authorities confiscated LE20,000  (US$2,600) from an Egyptian passenger for violating a law that bans the...

Middle East/North Africa





AFP/Mohammed Abed - Palestinian Baha Obeid (L) and his cousin Mohamed Obeid paddle on their makeshift boat made of plastic bottles on April 18, 2015 at the port of Gaza City


 






 


 
With little to do and nowhere to go, five Palestinians stuck in the Israeli-blockaded Gaza Strip came up with a plan: make a...
Clashes broke out in a district and a suburb of Libya's capital on Saturday, home to groups opposing an alternative...
At least 27 people were killed in the Yemeni city of Taez in clashes between loyalist forces and rebels as well as Saudi-led...

World

Russia has key interests in common with the United States and needs to work with it on a common agenda, Russian President...
Hundreds of Australian police on Saturday arrested five teens planning an Islamic State-inspired terrorist attack next week...
A North Korean propaganda unit said the US ambassador to South Korea could face a "bigger mishap" than the knife...

Business

Egypt's state grain buyer, the General Authority for Supply Commodities (GASC), said on Saturday it had bought 300,000...
General Petroleum Authority
Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) revealed on Friday a bid to import four shipments of diesel oil (768,000 tons...
Egypt's market gained US$50 million this week, while all indexes were down, Egyptian Exchange data showed. The EGX30...

Arts

Naguib Mahfouz
The friendship between Awad Bahr, the manager of Ali Baba cafe, and the deceased Nobel-laureate Naguib Mahfouz started when...
50 first dates movie poster
For 94-year-old Louise Irving, who suffers from dementia, waking up every day to a video with a familiar face and a familiar...
Actress Rania Youssef has been selected by film producer Ahmed al-Sobky for a role in the new movie "Shad Agzaa"....

Living

Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, carries her son Prince George alongside her husband Prince William as they visit the Sensational Butterflies exhibition at the Natural History Museum in London, July 2, 2014.
 
Prince William's new baby, due later this month, will join the long line of second children born one step from the...
Twins Almedina (L) and Ajla Djulic pose for a portrait in a primary school in Buzim April 10, 2015.
 
(Reuters) - When Nedzib Vucelj's wife Emira gave birth to twins at the height of the Bosnian war, it was impossible to...
Japanese Spitz look out from their pen during the last day of the Crufts Dog Show in Birmingham, central England in this March 8, 2015 file photo. 
 
Dogs are called "man's best friend" - women's, too - and scientists say the bond between people and their...

Science

Mickey Mouse posing for a picture with a visitor in Disneyland theme park.
An outbreak of measles that popped up at Disneyland in late December soon spread to six other U.S. states, Mexico and Canada...
Cigarettes on sale in a store. Reuters/archive
 


 
 

 
Electronic cigarette use among US middle and high school students tripled in 2014 while cigarette use fell to record lows,...
St. Mina archaeological site 
Egyptian archaeological sites listed on the World Heritage List will allow all visitors, including Egyptians and foreigners...