© AFP/File | A picture shows Egypt?s High Court in downtown Cairo on January 1, 2015, during the hearing of three Al-Jazeera reporters on charges of aiding the Muslim Brotherhood
 
 
 
Egypt’s judges are divided over the controversial new judicial authority law ratified by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Thursday, which gives the President the right to select the heads of the judiciary... Saturday, 29 April, 2017 - 15:25
Police and emergency workers stand next to a crashed truck at the site of an accident at a Christmas market on Breitscheidplatz square near the fashionable Kurfuerstendamm avenue in the west of Berlin, Germany, December 19, 2016.  REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
Italian authorities on Saturday deported back to Egypt an Egyptian man known to have links to Tunisian Anis al-Amri, the man who ploughed a truck into a crowded Berlin Christmas market in December of 2016, killing 12... Saturday, 29 April, 2017 - 15:21
Egypt's Deputy Finance Minister Ahmed Kouchouk said that a mission from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) expects to visit Cairo this week to conduct reviews on the extent to which the Egyptian government has... Saturday, 29 April, 2017 - 11:09
Rafah checkpoint
Clashes renewed on Friday between tribesmen and terrorist elements of Ansar Bayt al-Maqdes (the "Islamic State" militant groups of northern Sinai) in southern Rafah city, killing 6 people from both sides. The... Saturday, 29 April, 2017 - 10:39
© AFP/File | A picture shows Egypt?s High Court in downtown Cairo on January 1, 2015, during the hearing of three Al-Jazeera reporters on charges of aiding the Muslim Brotherhood
 
 
 
Police and emergency workers stand next to a crashed truck at the site of an accident at a Christmas market on Breitscheidplatz square near the fashionable Kurfuerstendamm avenue in the west of Berlin, Germany, December 19, 2016.  REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
Rafah checkpoint

Egypt

Christian clerics walk past security forces during Pope Francis' visit in Cairo. REUTERS\/Mohamed Abd El Ghany April 28, 2017 01:55pm EDT
 
Egypt’s armed forces and over 30,000 policemen participate in securing Pope Francis' visit to Egypt upon orders of...
Meteorologists expect hot weather to continue on Sunday across most of the country, with hotter temperatures in southern...
Israeli gas platforms, which produce newly discovered Israeli natural gas, are seen in the Mediterranean sea, west of the port city of Ashdod in this 25 February 2013 file photo.
A Swiss court has rejected an appeal by Egyptian energy companies after a French court last year ordered them to pay $2...

Middle East/North Africa

Wikipedia webpage in use on a laptop computer is seen in this photo illustration taken in Washington
Turkey has blocked online encyclopedia Wikipedia, the Turkish telecommunications watchdog said on Saturday, citing a law...
One American and one British man, allegedly members of the "Islamic State" militant group, IS, were arrested in...
The Marines were among the first US forces sent to Afghanistan with several thousand deployed in Helmand, where they engaged in bitter combat with Taliban. Afghan government forces have been straining to beat back militants since international forces ended their combat mission in 2014 (Noorullah Shirzada / AFP).
 
US Marines returned to Afghanistan's volatile Helmand Saturday, where American troops faced heated fighting until NATO...

World

Members of the Los Angeles City Council and guests, including council president Herb Wesson (C), stand for a moment of unity during the 'Hands Around City Hall' event in recognition of the 25th anniversary of the start of the LA riots, in Los Angeles, California April 28, 2017 (Patrick T. Fallon / Reuters).
Members of the Los Angeles City Council and guests, including council president Herb Wesson (C), stand for a moment of unity...
US President Donald Trump signs an executive order rolling back regulations from the 2010 Dodd-Frank law on Wall Street reform at the White House in Washington February 3, 2017 (Kevin Lamarque / Reuters).
From his resounding setbacks in Congress to his stunning policy flip-flops, Donald Trump has faced a steep learning curve in...
A man walks in front of portraits of North Korea founder Kim Il Sung and late leader Kim Jong Il in central Pyongyang, North Korea April 16, 2017 (Damir Sagolj / Reuters).
 
North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile on Saturday shortly after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned that failure...

Business

Potato farmer Stelios Vathrokilis is seen by his field in Naxos, Greece August 3, 2015.
 
In green fields near Egypt's Mediterranean coast, one multinational company is harvesting its first crop of potatoes...
Concern about global trade and U.S. President Donald Trump's "America First" policies kept appetite for risky...
The Finance Ministry approved the disbursement of a 10 percent social allowance for workers, during a meeting with the...

Science

After a years-long court battle, Apple finally got what it wanted: A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that Samsung smartphones can no longer copy certain iPhone features.
 
Samsung and Apple maintained their leadership in the smartphone market in early 2017 while Chinese-based Huawei's strong...
Obesity - exercising 
New UK research has found that obese children are four times more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes than their normal-weight...
 Even as doctors are increasingly relying on home blood pressure monitoring to manage patients with hypertension, many...

Arts

Disney's Frozen
If you (or, more likely, your kids) are still singing those "Frozen" tunes over a year later, you'll have a...
On a scaffold several storeys high beneath the dome of a Cairo church, Ayman William paints for the glory of God, unfazed by...
I.M. Pei (left), the architect of the once-controversial Louvre Pyramid now an icon of the French caoital, is to turn 100 (AFP Photo/Eric Feferberg / AFP). Global architect, Pei has been the design force behind JFK Airport, El Paso Tower and the Museum of Islamic Art, among many other sites.
The modernist architect I. M. Pei, who was once pilloried for plonking a glass pyramid into the courtyard of the Louvre,...

Living

pasta
The James Beard Awards are the Oscars of the food world, coveted by American chefs and food professionals every year....
Effects of TV on children
An American study of young people in seven countries suggests that the violence they are exposed to via media content like...
Whether you eat sushi from a Japanese restaurant or from a local supermarket, there's no arguing that it's become a...