On 14 November, Egypt and Algeria will come head to head on the football field for a match that will determine which team qualifies for the 2010 World Cup. While the players might still be warming up, their fans are...
The Health Ministry on Monday announced a new fatality as a result of the H1N1 virus, or "swine flu," bringing the total death toll in Egypt to six, including five women and one young boy whose death remains under...
A meeting of Egypt's Council of Ministers on Wednesday ended without any mention of a cabinet reshuffle, despite a tempest of recent speculation that a ministerial shakeup was around the corner. "We have no instructions...
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s just-completed Middle East tour has left Arab leaders openly frustrated with the Obama administration, with some predicting the imminent collapse of the latest US-sponsored...

Egypt

On 14 November, Egypt and Algeria will come head to head on the football field for a match that will determine which team...
A meeting of Egypt's Council of Ministers on Wednesday ended without any mention of a cabinet reshuffle, despite a tempest...
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s just-completed Middle East tour has left Arab leaders openly frustrated with...

Middle East/North Africa

At least four people were killed and more than 20 wounded by a suicide bomb attack on a security checkpoint east of the...
The Syrian government and some opposition figures will start a second round of talks in Moscow on Monday focussing on...
Yemen's Houthi militiamen, supported by army units, gained ground in the southern city of Aden on Sunday, pushing back...

World

In the second parliamentary elections of Iraq’s new constitutional order, slated for January 2010, the stakes are high...
A question one hears frequently among Palestinians these days is why the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas), a group some...
Today, 1 December, is World Aids Day. According to UNAIDS, HIV is on the increase across our globe. Thirty-three million...

Business

The Finance Ministry on Tuesday announced that banks had received a total of 34,561 fresh applications from taxi owners...
The Iraqi government on Tuesday offered contracts for the construction of 3.5 million housing units in Iraq to the Egyptian...
President Mubarak will open the fourth ministerial conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation in Sharm el-Sheikh...

Science

The government has commissioned the Center for Agricultural Research, a subsidiary of the Ministry of Agriculture, to...
The European Union approved an agreement with Egypt to encourage trade in agricultural products, manufactured agricultural...
Having first marred the Cairo skyline in 1999, the notorious "Black Cloud" again casts a pall over the capital The...

Arts

Last Friday at the premises of Prince Taz palace, (under the umbrella of the culture development fund) lyrics of renowned...
Bread is the most basic form of food and the most crucial. In Egypt, where more than 30 million people live below the...
When it comes to recycled art, the sky's the limit Everywhere you look, Cairo provides numerous examples of the vitality and...

Living

Abdo Gobair is taking it easy. He can afford to: he has already corrected one set of proofs of his new novel, and is waiting...
Traditional boat builders, fish and Napoleon all make up for a great trip. When it comes to leisure, Egyptians tend to...
I recently found myself fortunate enough to be invited by a friend to her wedding in Greece. With little time to spare and...