The United Nations in Egypt is deeply concerned by recent developments in the case of Soheir El-Batei, the victim of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) who died in June 2013, as a result of an illegal procedure, it said in... Friday, 21 November, 2014 - 13:38
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Egypt, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Egypt has indefinitely shut schools in two border towns in northern Sinai as the army prepares to intensify a battle with Islamist militants that turned the daily trip to lessons into a "... Friday, 21 November, 2014 - 12:51
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi suggested on Thursday he was considering pardoning journalists of the Qatar-based Al Jazeera television station jailed in his country for nearly a year on charges of aiding a... Friday, 21 November, 2014 - 11:01
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President Abdel Fattah El Sisi has hailed Egypt's relations with European Union states, adding that his planned visit to France and Italy is part of his efforts to restore Egypt's standing.Speaking to... Friday, 21 November, 2014 - 08:44
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Clashes between protesters and security forces in Mohamed Mahmoud street, near Interior Ministry headquarters, Cairo, 19 November 2012. Hundreds of protesters were marking the first anniversary of Mohamed Mahmoud clashes, which left dozens of martyrs, and hundreds of injuries, and then clashes erupted, when protesters tried to scale the barrier, and began to destroy it, but riot forces threw stones at protesters, and fired tear gas and rubber bullets, then protesters throwing them with Molotov, which left dozens of injuries.
 A number of political parties and movements are scheduled to hold a conference on Thursday at al-Dostour party headquarters, to respond to what they called "random arrests' campaigns" that took place on Wednesday, during the...

World

Labourers work at a construction site in Doha. On the outskirts of Doha, capital of one of the world’s richest countries, migrant workers who have helped build the city's glittering skyscrapers and luxury shopping malls live in conditions akin to a shantytown. As Qatar prepares to host the 2022 World Cup soccer tournament, and is pouring billions of dollars into an infrastructure programme that will require vast numbers of foreign workers, its treatment of migrant labour is coming under the international spotlight. Picture taken 18 June  2012.  
The 2022 World Cup should be held in Qatar only if the exploitation of migrant workers stops, FIFA presidential candidate Jerome Champagne told...
Jordan arrested the deputy head of the country's Muslim Brotherhood on Thursday for criticising the UAE's move to designate the Islamist...
AFP | Factfile on the Philae probe
No trumpet sounded to mark the historic event -- instead, it was a hollow, springy plop which heralded last week's landing by the comet probe...

Economy

Head of the Armed Forces' Engineering Authority Kamel el-Wazir said on Thursday that 122 million cubic meters have been dug at the newly-launched Suez Canal project so far.According to the preset schedule, we were supposed to finish only 104...

Culture

Egyptian actor and singer Bushra said she misses singing and is now working on a new album.   Bushra promises her fans the new album will be...
Campaign backing Iraqi poet Saady Youssef
Supporters of Iraqi poet Saady Youssef have launched a campaign to defend him after fellow Iraqi intellectuals called to burn his works...
AFP/File / by Michael Thurston | Actress Jennifer Lawrence arrives for the Los Angeles premiere of "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1," November 17, 2014
 Movie-goers worldwide will flock to see the new "Hunger Games" film this week, likely making it another blockbuster mega-hit -- even...

Life Style

Detekt
A new tool to enable journalists and human rights defenders to scan their computers for known surveillance spyware has been released Thursday by...
by Prune Perromat | By harnessing her natural beauty to the phenomenal power of social media Kendall Jenner (front)is rapidly emerging as the most prominent of a new generation of supermodels
Her elder half-sister Kim Kardashian may have tried to "break the Internet" with a provocative nude photo shoot last week, but Kendall...
 AFP/File | Women in authority suffer more mental health problems than lower-status female employees, a US study shows
Women in authority appear to be more vulnerable to depression than their male counterparts, a study by sociologists in the United States said....