A Guatemalan judge has issued a detention order for President Otto Perez, the attorney general´s office said on Wednesday, amid a graft scandal that has gutted his government and plunged Guatemala into chaos days... Thursday, 3 September, 2015 - 10:12
New Suez Canal
Business activity in Egypt's private sector excluding oil grew in August at the fastest pace of 2015 on the back of solid growth in output, though employment fell for the eighth time in nine months, a survey showed... Thursday, 3 September, 2015 - 08:38
 
 
The Foreign Ministry is bracing for an expat vote in Egypt's upcoming parliamentary elections, the last of three phases of the future road map of the country.   A committee in charge of overseas balloting is... Wednesday, 2 September, 2015 - 20:00
The discovery of the Zohr natural gas field off Egypt will not undermine private-sector negotiations about buying gas from Israel, Egypt's petroleum minister said, playing down fears that potential deals could be... Wednesday, 2 September, 2015 - 15:40
New Suez Canal
 
 

Egypt

Russia has given France the green light to sell two Mistral helicopter carriers to Egypt and the United Arab Emirates....
policemen 
Four policemen were injured in an anonymous attack on a checkpoint on the Beni Suef-Fayoum agricultural road Wednesday...
Mohamed Abdel Quddous, a member of the National Council for Human Rights and the Journalists Syndicate
A monthly meeting by the National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) on Wednesday resulted in three council members walking out...

Middle East/North Africa

A member of the Palestinian Presidential guard stands beside the grave of late leader Yasser Arafat in the West Bank city of Ramallah 24 October 2012.
French judges investigating claims that Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was murdered have closed the case without bringing...
Greek authorities have seized a freighter carrying an undeclared shipment of weapons en route from Turkey to Libya, coast...
© AFP/File | Lebanese activists stand in front of riot police outside the environment ministry in Beirut on September 1, 2015
he UN Security Council on Wednesday called on Lebanon's parliament to elect a new president to help ease a political...

World

Soldiers of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) march during the military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing, China, September 3, 2015.
REUTERS/DAMIR SAGOLJ
President Xi Jinping announced on Thursday he would cut troop levels by 300,000 asChina held its biggest display of...
© AFP | Migrants travel on the train to Austria and Germany at the Eastern (Keleti) railway station in Budapest on August 31, 2015
 
 
 
Migrants poured into Budapest's main railway station on Thursday after Hungarian police withdrew following a two-day...
Migrants face Hungarian police in the main Eastern Railway station in Budapest, Hungary, September 1, 2015.
 
Germany, France and Italy called for an overhaul of laws on the right of asylum and a fairer distribution of migrants...

Business

© AFP/File | Emirati men sit under a stock market screen at the Dubai Financial Market (DFM) in Dubai, on January 30, 2011
 
 
 
 Stock markets in Saudi Arabia and Egypt rose in early trade on Thursday, tracking global bourses as oil prices, which...
President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi urged on Wednesday the Chinese companies to contribute to Egypt's development projects...
Investment Minister Ashraf Salman
Egypt has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with China to partially engage the latter in the construction of the first...

Science

An Ancient Egyptian mummy displayed at World Museum Liverpool Egypt galleries, captured by James Maloney
The World Museum in Liverpool will temporarily close down its Ancient Egypt galleries on Sunday night as it gears up for an...
© AFP/File / by Akbar Borisov | Aerial view of mountains in the southern part of Tajikistan, close to the Afghan border, taken January 28, 2002 during a mission carried out by the French Air Force in the area
 
 
 
It began with a low rumbling noise. Then the rivers of mud poured down the mountainside over the Tajik village of Barssem...
The golden mask of Pharaoh Tutankhamen is seen on display at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, January 24, 2015. REUTERS
 


 
 

 
Egypt's Tutankhamen mask is currently being scanned prior to its renovation, announced the Egyptian Museum director on...

Arts

Twin brothers Hasan and Husain Essop have created multi-layered photographs that are making people stop and think. What...
Syrian TV star and cinema director Sulaf Fawakherji
Syrian drama star Sulaf Fawakherji will compete in the Alexandria Film Festival’s 31st edition, starting on Wednesday...
Under the slogan of “Cinema in the Face of Terrorism,” Culture Minister Abdel Wahid al-Nabawi and film critic...

Living

A Union flag flies near Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament in London 24 October 2011.
The most famous clock in the world is wrong: the bongs of London's Big Ben have been mysteriously running fast over the...
A new study has linked music with language learning, making the case for music education.
A child's ability to distinguish musical rhythm could enrichen his understanding of grammar, according to what is...
London's carnival
London's Notting Hill Carnival kicked off with a riot of color despite grey skies on Sunday, in a celebration of...