Dredgers working in the new Suez Canal
Egypt expects a planned economic zone near the Suez Canal to eventually make up about a third of Egypt's economy, the country's investment minister said on Thursday. Egypt plans to build an international... Thursday, 5 March, 2015 - 23:09
Egypt plans to offer some 50 projects valued at up to $35 billion at an international investment conference (EEDC) later this month, officials said Thursday, as the country looks to revive an economy battered by four... Thursday, 5 March, 2015 - 22:33
Magdi Abdel Ghaffar new interior minister
Egypt replaced its interior minister on Thursday with a retired general who has experience combating religious extremism as the country fights radical Islamist militants seeking to topple the Cairo government. Egypt has... Thursday, 5 March, 2015 - 22:07
World leaders head to Saudi to meet new King Salman
Saudi Arabia is pushing for Sunni Muslim Middle East countries to set aside differences over political Islam and focus on what it sees as more urgent threats from Iran and Islamic State. Its new monarch, King Salman,... Thursday, 5 March, 2015 - 21:55
Dredgers working in the new Suez Canal
Magdi Abdel Ghaffar new interior minister
World leaders head to Saudi to meet new King Salman

News

Al-Masry Al-Youm has studied five schools in Cairo, Minya, Qena, Menoufiya and Kafr al-Sheikh that are almost empty of the students as many prefer to take private lessons, believing school is a waste of time.   At 8:30 am, Mohamed Shaaban, who...

World

Warplanes from Libya's internationally recognised government carried out air strikes on a Tripoli airport on Thursday just hours before...
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry walks with Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Saud bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (L) during a meeting of Gulf foreign ministers at Riyadh Air Base March 5, 2015.
 
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Saudi Arabia's king and Gulf Arab foreign ministers in Riyadh on Thursday to reassure them that a possible...
© AFP | Migrant disembark from a ship of the Italian coast guards on March 4, 2015 in the port of Augusta, Sicily
 
 
 
Nearly triple the number of migrants entered the European Union in 2014 compared to the previous year, mainly due to refugees fleeing war in Syria,...

Economy

Egypt's market  rebounded Thursday with EGX30 Index  rose 1.21percent  to record 9,575.98 points on total turnover of LEP479million, the Egyptian Exchange data showed . Meanwhile, the small and mid-cap index EGX70 and the...

Culture

Poster of 'Mamnou' (Forbidden) documentary film by director Amal Ramsis 
The documentary film ‘Mamnoua' (Forbidden) will be showcased at Zawya art house cinema (Odeon cinema) on Wednesday, 11 March at 6:30...
Youssef Ayman
“I long for the days of my course with Syran plastic artist Sorour Elwany,” with those words 16-year-old Youssef Ayman, the son of Shubra...
A recent research paper written by a team of French and Kenyan paleontologists has revealed the discovery of a 28-million-year-old ancestor of...

Life Style

People dance in a street in the centre of Vienna for the traditional start of the carnival season in Vienna
Vienna, Austria's elegant capital on the Danube river, has again been commended as offering the best quality of life of any city in the world;...
. A worker mixes red icing sugar in Aschheim near Munich 
 Adults and children from the Americas to Western Europe and the Middle East must roughly halve the amount of sugar they consume to lower risk...
Authorities and tech developers must stop sensitive health data entered into applications on mobile phones ending up in the wrong hands, experts warn...