A Palestinian boy in traditional clothes waves a Palestinian flag during a rally in the West Bank city of Ramallah on 29 November 2012. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas appealed to the United Nations General Assembly to recognize Palestinian statehood by supporting a resolution to upgrade the UN observer status of the Palestinian Authority from "entity" to "non-member state." 
 Israel's security cabinet met Thursday to weigh its retaliation to a unity deal struck between the Palestinian leadership and the Hamas rulers of Gaza. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reacted angrily to... Thursday, 24 April, 2014 - 16:51
Rather than keep his cards close to his chest, President Mahmoud Abbas is playing them all at once in a confusing effort to advance Palestinian statehood and bolster his own fragile legitimacy. In the past few weeks, he... Thursday, 24 April, 2014 - 16:37
Army and police deployed at the scene of Aswan tribal clashes
  Aswan security services arrested on Thursday four suspects for their alleged involvement in earlier clashes between two tribes, making the total number of suspects arrested 31 persons from the two tribes. Two of... Thursday, 24 April, 2014 - 16:22
Beni Suef Governor Magdi al-Beteity, said Muslim Brotherhood supporters in al-Maymoun village set a policeman’s brother's car on fire as authorities were arresting some of them per a prosecution order.  ... Thursday, 24 April, 2014 - 16:13
A Palestinian boy in traditional clothes waves a Palestinian flag during a rally in the West Bank city of Ramallah on 29 November 2012. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas appealed to the United Nations General Assembly to recognize Palestinian statehood by supporting a resolution to upgrade the UN observer status of the Palestinian Authority from "entity" to "non-member state." 
Army and police deployed at the scene of Aswan tribal clashes

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Eighteen passangers were injured, suffering from asphyxia, after a fire broke out in a Sharqiya train on Wednesday evening.   Emergency respondents in Sharqia controled a large fire that broke out in two railcars of the Tanta-Zagazig train...

World

Malian prosecutors have charged 2012 coup leader Amadou Sanogo with complicity to murder over the discovery of a mass grave of loyalist soldiers,...
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 Rebels in South Sudan said Thursday they were closing in on key oil fields and two state capitals, predicting an imminent collapse of the...
A handout picture released by the Hamas Press Office shows Palestinian Authority President Mahmud Abbas (R) shaking hands with Palestinian leader Ismail Haniya (L) during a meeting, Cairo, February 23, 2012, to implement the terms of a reconciliation deal they signed in the Egyptian capital in last May, which called for an interim government and general elections in a year.
(Reuters) - The Gaza-based Islamist group Hamas and President Mahmoud Abbas's Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) agreed on Wednesday to...

Economy

Mohammed Omran, chairman of Egypt's stock exchange, delivers his speech during the inauguration ceremony of the stock exchange's new premises in the Smart Village on the outskirts of Cairo, April 12, 2012.
Money market traders expected new waves of buying with the approach of the presidential elections, portending positive news on the political and economic levels. At the end of Wednesday’s trading session, the main EGX30 index rose by 0.31...

Culture

Antiquities Minister Mohamed Ibrahim said Saturday two ancient Pharaonic tombs belonging to the 26th dynasty (663-525 BC) had been discovered at the...
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Indonesia has banned Hollywood biblical epic "Noah" starring Russell Crowe, censors said Tuesday, the latest Muslim country to stop the...
Mohamed al-Badry, the Egyptian ambassador to Moscow, unveiled a statue of the Egyptian thinker and writer Abbas Mahmoud al-Akkad on Thursday at the...