© 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
Tally by the Commiittee to Protect Journalists showing worst jailers if journalists in 2014.
Egypt ranked sixth place among the 10 worst jailers of journalists in 2014, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.   “Egypt more than doubled its number of journalists behind bars to at least 12,... Sunday, 21 December, 2014 - 14:00
Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat (L) helps Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as he signs international conventions during a meeting with Palestinian leadership in the West Bank City of Ramallah 1 April 2014.
A Palestinian think-tank on Saturday slammed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s initiative which he says seeks to set a timetable for ending Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories.   The independent... Sunday, 21 December, 2014 - 13:52
Qatari Crown Prince Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani attends the start of the first contact group meeting on Libya in Doha 13 April 2011.
A reconciliation meeting between President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani will take place within days, according to informed sources who are preparing the meeting.   The... Sunday, 21 December, 2014 - 13:44
© 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
 
 
 
Tally by the Commiittee to Protect Journalists showing worst jailers if journalists in 2014.
Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat (L) helps Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as he signs international conventions during a meeting with Palestinian leadership in the West Bank City of Ramallah 1 April 2014.
Qatari Crown Prince Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani attends the start of the first contact group meeting on Libya in Doha 13 April 2011.

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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

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...
© Getty/AFP/File | US benchmark West Texas Intermediate for January delivery sank $1.16 in afternoon trade to $54.77
 
 
 
A strong rebound by Gulf stock markets looks set to slow on Sunday as the outlook for oil prices remains cloudy, but the panic which engulfed stocks...

Economy

The Egyptian pound held steady at a central bank dollar sale on Sunday but weakened on the unofficial market. The bank offered $40 million and said it had sold $37.8 million at a cut-off price of 7.1401 pounds to the dollar, unchanged from its last...

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

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...
The elderly practicing rowing
You see a small boat from Al-Galaa Bridge. At first glance, they appear to be strong young men rowing, but if you look closer, you will see wrinkled...