Army tank in North Sinai
An Egyptian court sentenced to death 12 members of the Islamic State group Thursday for planning attacks against police and soldiers in the country, a judicial official said. Six of those who were on trial are behind... Friday, 28 August, 2015 - 09:07
© Italian Navy/AFP/File | Migrants sit in a boat during a rescue operation off the coast of Sicily in early December
 
 
 
A boat packed with mainly African migrants bound for Italy sank off the Libyan coast on Thursday and officials said up to 200 might have died. A security official in the western town of Zuwara, from where the... Friday, 28 August, 2015 - 08:57
Clashes in Beni Suef between Muslim Brotherhood backers and security, Sunday, 9 November
The Beni Suef Criminal Court sentenced 41 alleged supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi to one year in jail over staging unlicensed protests on Thursday.   Out of those defendants, 29 are still at large... Thursday, 27 August, 2015 - 16:26
Aftermath of the suicide bombing which targeted the area outside the Karnak Temple in Luxor
Acting Prosecutor General Ali Omran referred the suspects in the attack launched last June on security checkpoints outside the Karnak Temple to military trial on Thursday.   A statement by the General... Thursday, 27 August, 2015 - 16:07
Army tank in North Sinai
© Italian Navy/AFP/File | Migrants sit in a boat during a rescue operation off the coast of Sicily in early December
 
 
 
Clashes in Beni Suef between Muslim Brotherhood backers and security, Sunday, 9 November
Aftermath of the suicide bombing which targeted the area outside the Karnak Temple in Luxor

Egypt

TV and Radio building
Egyptian Radio and Television Union (ERTU) Chairman Essam el Amir met Thursday with the Head of the European Bank for...
Dabaa nuclear plant site
Egypt and Russia are still negotiating several financial and technical issues on an offer presented in June by a Russian...
The South Cairo Electricity Distribution Company and power station is pictured at the Imbaba area in Cairo, September 26, 2014. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
 


 
 

 
Far fewer Egyptians are complaining about the kind of power cuts that fuelled unrest in the past but government energy...

Middle East/North Africa

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva, 11 May 2011. 
  UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Thursday that those who use toxic chemicals in the Syrian civil war will face...
Saudi Arabia's King Salman will meet President Barack Obama at the White House on Sept. 4, the White House said, as...
Having struck a historic nuclear deal to end decades of enmity between Iran and the West, President Hassan Rouhani...

World

Catalonia's resident Artur Mas
Catalan political parties sharpened their knives on Thursday one month ahead of a key regional election which separatists...
North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un waves at the end of a major military parade to mark 100 years since the birth of the country's founder and his grandfather, Kim Il-sung in Pyongyang. Kim delivered his first public speech and vowed to push for "final victory" for his impoverished state despite a failed rocket launch two days ago.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un called this week’s accord between the rival Koreas “a landmark occasion,”...
 Brazil police

 
The death toll from a mass killing in Sao Paulo earlier this month has risen to 19, after a teenager girl...

Business

cairo stock 
Egypt's stock market has witnessed loses of LE6.4 billion (US$818 million) this week, as all indexes dropped, Egyptian...
dollar vs Egyptian pound
Egypt's central bank kept the pound steady at 7.73 per dollar at a foreign exchange auction on Thursday, and the...
Aviation Minister Hossam Kamal
Civil Aviation Minister Hossam Kamal decided Wednesday to remove EgyptAir Holding Company chief Sameh al-Hefny, reportedly...

Science

blood tests
An experimental blood test may be able to predict whether a woman with breast cancer will suffer a relapse months before new...
Junk food
The European society of cardiology (ESC) issued a welcoming statement in response to the US Food and Drug Administration...
Sisi and  Xi Jinping
The China Electronics Technology Group has announced the signing of a cooperation agreement with Egypt to establish a...

Arts

David Lagercrantz signs his book at a release event for the fourth book in the Millennium series of crime novels in a Stockholm bookshop today. The tattooed young hacker Lisbeth Salander is back in the sequel to Stieg Larsson's ‘Millennium 
The eagerly-awaited sequel to Stieg Larsson's best-selling Millennium crime trilogy hit store shelves in 25 countries on...
Cast member Vin Diesel poses for media during a promotional event for ''Fast & Furious 7'' in Beijing, March 26, 2015.
A Fast & Furious-themed ride will be racing over to Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida in 2017.   After debuting...
Kermit the Frog is back with the gang in a reboot of" the Muppets"
It's that time of the year again.   New fall shows are coming, and there will be familiar faces and plot lines that...

Living

The CNN Travel staff has put in some hard miles. Collectively, we've touched down on every continent on earth and we...
A group of young people performing stretching exercises after sunset.  
Don't have the time or money to join a gym? That's okay, because exercising outdoors is the new big thing. Fitness...
There are two types of vacations.   The ones we take once or twice a year to recharge and reconnect with those close to...