Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi speaks during the Davos World Economic Forum
Organizers of the World Economic Forum, which holds an annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, have postponed a similar conference planned to take place in Egypt this spring over security concerns.   The WEF Middle... Thursday, 11 February, 2016 - 12:00
Nahed Ibrahim has scoured Egypt in vain to find a regular supply of medication to help her mother to recover from a stroke she suffered four months ago, since then the 75-year-old has struggled to follow conversations... Thursday, 11 February, 2016 - 11:50
Israel has opted for senior diplomat David Govrin as its replacement for its ambassador to Cairo, Haim Korin, Israeli media reported on Wednesday.   The Foreign Ministry is awaiting approval for its selection from... Thursday, 11 February, 2016 - 10:49
Train derails in Benin Suef, leaves 70 wounded
Seventy people were injured late Wednesday when a Cairo-bound train crashed into a concrete barrier after it derailed in Beni Suef.   A trailer wagon and two passenger carriers attached to it turned over during the... Thursday, 11 February, 2016 - 10:28
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi speaks during the Davos World Economic Forum
Train derails in Benin Suef, leaves 70 wounded

Egypt

A soldier inspects the trunk of a car in the governate of North Sinai, 23 August 2013.
A bomb exploded on Thursday morning on the coastal road of North Sinai. No injuries were reported.   Eyewitnesses and...
The General Federation of Egyptian Women will hold four training sessions in Minya in February to support women in upcoming...
Anas al-Fiqqi attending a trial sesion on a wheeled chair
Cairo Criminal Court on Wednesday acquitted former Information Minister Anas al-Fiqqi of charges of amassing illicit gain...

Middle East/North Africa

Russia is ready to discuss the possibility of a ceasefire in Syria, deputy foreign minister Gennady Gatilov said Thursday as...
Iranians waved "Death to America" banners and took selfies with a ballistic missile Thursday as they marked 37...
Kurdish-led fighters aided by Russian bombing captured a rebel-held former Syrian military airport near the border with...

World

From building statues and training police in Africa to trading with India and Thailand, North Korea is managing to maintain...
Two female suicide bombers killed more than 60 people at a camp for people displaced by an insurgency of the jihadist Boko...
For health workers battling Zika across much of Central America, the immediate menace is not the mosquitoes that transmit...

Business

Egypt's stock market fell in early trade on Thursday, erasing the previous day's gain as global bourses sagged,...
CIB
Commercial International Bank (CIB), Egypt's largest listed company, said on Thursday its board had approved a plan to...
Orascom
Egyptian firm Orascom Telecom and Technology has approved the final offer for the acquisition of CI Capital, a subsidiary of...

Science

The Environment Ministry has launched a cleaning campaign with one of the tourist hotels in Fayyoum's Wadi al-Rayyan...
An Egyptian oncologist Yehia Abugabal was selected by Forbes magazine among their “30 under 30 “annual list as one of the world's top achievers in health care under the age of 30.
 
Egyptian oncologist Yehia Abugabal was selected by Forbes magazine to be on the annual “30 under 30" list that...
planted roofs of government buildings 
Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA) Chief Ahmed Abouel Saud said on Tuesday that the Environment Ministry will...

Arts

Actor Hugh Jackman
 


 


 
"X-Men" star Hugh Jackman said on Monday he had another skin cancer growth removed from his nose, and urged people...
Singer Beyonce
After a sizzling performance during the Super Bowl on Sunday and shortly after releasing the new single “Formation...
Rihanna arrives at the Costume Institute Gala Benefit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York, on May 5, 2015
Rihanna's new album, "Anti," officially took the top spot on the Billboard 200 album charts on Monday, a week...

Living

A Qatari man releases his falcon during a falcon contest at Qatar International Falcons and Hunting Festival at Sealine desert, Qatar January 29, 2016.
 
Every year the houbara bustard, a rare desert bird whose meat is prized by Arab sheikhs as an aphrodisiac, migrates from...
Australian products are displayed for sale in a store in Sydney, Australia, January 27, 2016. Picture taken January 27, 2016.
 
Watching a lone browser in his Sydney Chinatown shop, Bing Chen is worried business is being squeezed this Lunar New Year by...
One of the most remarkable festivals in Europe, the Hom Strom, takes place in the Swiss town of Scuol. With overtones of " The Wicker Man," locals torch a giant straw effigy in the dead of winter.
Scuol is one of those perfectly preserved semi-isolated communities in the Lower Engadine valley of Switzerland, separated...