Cranes lift a Cairo-bound train that derailed near a stop in Beni Suef
Railway movement between Cairo and Upper Egypt resumed on Thursday following a halt caused by a train crash in Beni Suef.   The train, a trailer dragging two other wagons coming from Aswan on its way to Cairo,... Thursday, 11 February, 2016 - 16:01
Transport Minister Saad al-Geyoushi
Egyptian railway services are in need of LE100 billion in repairs and uprades to meet global standards, Egypt’s Transport Minister Saad El-Geyoushi said Thursday during a visit to the scene of the most recent... Thursday, 11 February, 2016 - 15:35
dollar vs Egyptian pound
The Egyptian pound slipped further on the black market on Thursday, piling more pressure on the central bank to devalue the currency even as the official rate against the dollar remained unchanged at an auction.  ... Thursday, 11 February, 2016 - 13:54
Pyramids of Giza
Said Ramadan has lost count of how much he's borrowed just to stay afloat while other vendors at Giza's pyramids have already lost hope, as jihadist attacks bring Egypt's tourist industry to its knees.... Thursday, 11 February, 2016 - 13:38
Cranes lift a Cairo-bound train that derailed near a stop in Beni Suef
Transport Minister Saad al-Geyoushi
dollar vs Egyptian pound
Pyramids of Giza

Egypt

Higher Education Minister
Higher Education Minister Ashraf al-Sheehy disclosed that four new state-owned universities will be established in the Sinai...
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in a TV address marking the fifth anniversary of the 2011 uprising 
The House of Representatives’ general secretariat has ended its preparations for the session at which President Abdel...
Sources participating in the meetings on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam said on Thursday that the water ministers of...

Middle East/North Africa

Talks between Turkey and Israel to mend fences are going well but a deal has not yet been reached in efforts to improve...
Saudi Arabia's Al Ekhbariya channel reported that Saudi Arabia will host the meeting of the Islamic Military Alliance in...
Russia is ready to discuss the possibility of a ceasefire in Syria, deputy foreign minister Gennady Gatilov said Thursday as...

World

Piles of rubble are all that remain of the residence of Nigeria's most prominent Shi'ite Muslim leader after it was...
Rescue workers search a collapsed building from an early morning earthquake in Tainan, Taiwan
The death toll from a weekend earthquake in Taiwan rose to 59 on Thursday, with 76 people still missing and presumed trapped...
NATO will send military vessels to the Aegean Sea to help Turkey and Greece crack down on criminal networks smuggling...

Business

Tarek Amer
Yields on Egypt's six-month and one-year treasury bills rose at an auction on Thursday, data from the central bank...
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...

Science

The UN agency specializing in reduction of disaster risks says the Earth faced more than twice as many major droughts last...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell said on Wednesday that no cases of the...
A prosthetic arm made of Lego that disabled children can customise to their own needs won the grand prize at the Netexplo...

Arts

Hollywood will be out in force to kick off the Berlin film festival today, with Meryl Streep joining George Clooney and the...
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...

Living

 
Lonely Planet's top U.S. spots for 2016 

 

 
Travel experts at Lonely Planet have declared 2016 the year of Philadelphia, as it marks the 40th anniversary of the iconic...
Japanese Spitz look out from their pen during the last day of the Crufts Dog Show in Birmingham, central England in this March 8, 2015 file photo. 
 
LONDON: Dog owners who think their beloved pets are just smarter than the others might be right, according to a report...
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...