Egyptian Raneem al-Welily acclaims the first world squash player
In an unprecedented victory, Egyptian Raneem al-Welily has been crowned the world number one ranked squash player, according to the September 2015 Professional Squash Association (PSA) Women’s World Rankings.... Wednesday, 2 September, 2015 - 14:10
The headquarters of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood
A Muslim Brotherhood leader has died in a Cairo prison, in the latest spate of deaths of anti-regime opponents in detention camps in Egypt. “Hosni Diab died in a prison hospital after his health had deteriorated,... Wednesday, 2 September, 2015 - 12:20
AFP / by Kamal Taha | A majority of members of Jordan's parliament have voted to scrap a deal to buy gas from Israel
The discovery of vast deposits of natural gas off Egypt has muddied the waters for Israel's own gas industry, though Israel's head start in developing fields means markets' negative reaction may be overdone... Wednesday, 2 September, 2015 - 09:06
An Arabtec logo is seen on buildings under construction in the Marina area of Dubai in this picture taken November 28, 2009. REUTERS/Steve Crisp
 


 
 

 
United Arab Emirates-based builder Arabtec on Wednesday denied a media report that it would only develop the first phase of a project in Egypt to build one million homes. The company announced more than a year ago that... Wednesday, 2 September, 2015 - 08:59
Egyptian Raneem al-Welily acclaims the first world squash player
The headquarters of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood
AFP / by Kamal Taha | A majority of members of Jordan's parliament have voted to scrap a deal to buy gas from Israel
An Arabtec logo is seen on buildings under construction in the Marina area of Dubai in this picture taken November 28, 2009. REUTERS/Steve Crisp
 


 
 

 

Egypt

The Court of Cassation rejected an appeal on Wednesday submitted by Mohamed Badie, the supreme guide of the Muslim...
Yemen troops in Sanaa in August
Yemeni airlines made the first flight in a month from Cairo to Yemen’s capital Sanaa on Wednesday, sources at Cairo...
Hundreds of voters line up in front of ballot station to cast their votes on the second day of first phase in People's Assembly elections, Alexandria, November 29,2011. Parliamentary elections' first phase, which started Monday, includes 17.5 million voters.The poll took place at nine governorates: Cairo, Alexandria, Kafr al-Sheikh, Assiut, Port Said, Fayyoum, Luxor, Red Sea and Damietta.
Candidates for the upcoming parliamentary elections rushed to submit their applications to High Election Committee branches...

Middle East/North Africa





AFP/Thomas Coex - Palestinians wave a giant national flag during a demonstration on March 30, 2015 near the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's Old City





 



 




 
Israel complained to the United Nations on Tuesday about a Palestinian initiative to fly their flag alongside those of full...
A policeman on guard in Baghdad in May 2004.
A total of 18 Turkish workers have been kidnapped in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan...
 Lebanese police fire water canon at protestors on Saturday August 22
Lebanese police ejected protesters who occupied part of the environment ministry Tuesday to press the minister to resign,...

World

Protestors take on Japanese leader over security bills
The largest protest demonstrations in more than 50 years have taken place throughout Japan. Tens of thousands of protestors...
Migrants rest outside the main Eastern Railway station in Budapest, Hungary, September 2, 2015.
REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo
Hundreds of migrants protested in front of Budapest's Eastern railway station on Wednesday, shouting "Freedom,...
Congolese militia leader Bosco Ntaganda appears at the International Criminal Court charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity in a hearing in The Hague February 10, 2014.
REUTERS/Toussaint Kluiters/United Photos/Pool
A Congolese militia leader goes on trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Wednesday accused of crimes including...

Business

A ship passes a petro-industrial complex in Kawasaki near Tokyo December 18, 2014.
 
 Egypt has picked Shell, Vitol and Trafigura in a tender to supply four cargoes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) via...
International Monetary Fund Managing Director Lagarde gestures as she speaks about the global economy at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington
Recent volatility in global financial markets shows how rapidly risks can spill over from one economy to the next, the...
A man looks at electronic boards displaying various Asian countries' stock price indexes outside a brokerage in Tokyo, September 1, 2015.
REUTERS/TORU HANAI
Asian shares fell for a third straight day on Wednesday as weak manufacturing reports from China, the United States and...

Science

June 24, 2002 file photo, a doctor points to an image of a coronary artery with 80-90 percent blockage in St. Louis. A study published by the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 finds genes that govern height also seem to affect cholesterol
Medical researchers called on Wednesday for detailed, thoughtful debate on future use of new genetic technology that has the...
Surgeons remove a kidney from Zully Broussard at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, California, March 5, 2015, in this handout photo provided by California Pacific Medical Center.
 More minority patients have been getting kidney transplants since 2003, when medical criteria for allocating...
 Advances in genetic testing may eventually allow for more tailored care for people with an autism spectrum disorder (...

Arts

The director and actor at copy & waste Steffen Klewar (R) and actor Daniel Brunet are refelcted on a distrorted mirror at the concept store 'Knick-Knack to the Future' in Berlin, Germany, September 1, 2015.
 
If you could go back in time to change your city, what would you do? What kind of a place do you want to live in? Would you...
U.S. Vice President Lyndon Baines Johnson (C) takes the presidential oath of office from Judge Sarah T. Hughes (2nd from L) as President John F. Kennedy's widow first lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (2nd from R) stands at his side aboard Air Force One at Love Field in...
 
Love Field airport in Dallas will install a brass plaque to mark the spot where Air Force One sat while Lyndon Johnson was...
The last first-class luncheon menu from the ill-fated luxury cruise liner, the Titanic, dated August 14, 1912, is seen in this undated handout image courtesy of Lion Heart Autographs.
 
More than a century after first-class passengers aboard the ill-fated Titanic ate grilled mutton chops and custard pudding...

Living

London's carnival
London's Notting Hill Carnival kicked off with a riot of color despite grey skies on Sunday, in a celebration of...
Moraine Lake in Banff National Park, in Alberta, Canada. 
For the childless traveller, the empty nester, or the lucky families with built-in babysitter grandparents, take advantage...
Imam of Mohamed Ali Mosque leads Eid al-Fitr prayer, Cairo, 19 August 2012.
An Egyptian muezzin has been suspended by the authorities after being accused of intoning "Prayer is better than...