Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis claimed responsibility for the attack on al-Farafra checkpoint in New Valley that left 22 army personnel and border guards dead.   The group claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement... Tuesday, 22 July, 2014 - 13:58
Activist Alaa abdel Fattah and his sister
Cairo Criminal Court adjourned on Tuesday the retrial of activist Alaa Abdel Fattah and 25 others for allegedly protesting illegally outside the Shura Council to 6 August.   The 26 suspects were earlier sentenced... Tuesday, 22 July, 2014 - 13:37
Smoke rises during what witnesses said were heavy Israeli shelling at the Shejaia neighbourhood in Gaza City 20 July 2014. 
US Secretary of State John Kerry decided to extend his visit to Cairo one more day to continue talks about a ceasefire in Gaza, the official news agency MENA reported.   Kerry had started a series of talks since... Tuesday, 22 July, 2014 - 11:19
A medic helps a Palestinian in the Shejaia neighbourhood, which was heavily shelled by Israel during fighting, in Gaza City, 20 July 2014. 
More than 100 Palestinians were killed on Sunday by Israeli shells fired at the densely populated Gazan neighborhood of Shajaia, according to medical sources in Gaza, raising the Palestinian death toll to over 500... Monday, 21 July, 2014 - 16:02
Activist Alaa abdel Fattah and his sister
Smoke rises during what witnesses said were heavy Israeli shelling at the Shejaia neighbourhood in Gaza City 20 July 2014. 
A medic helps a Palestinian in the Shejaia neighbourhood, which was heavily shelled by Israel during fighting, in Gaza City, 20 July 2014. 

News

Former MP Mostafa Bakry rejected the visit of US Secretary of State John Kerry in Cairo. “He is not welcome,” he said on Monday. “America is killing our brothers in Gaza,” Bakry tweeted before Kerry arrived in Cairo. “...

World

An Israeli soldier runs near mobile artillery units stationed outside the Gaza Strip, 20 July 2014. 
Israel pounded targets across the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, dashing hopes of a pause in the fighting, as the military said one of its soldiers was...
Pro-Russian separatists inspect vehicles at a road checkpoint outside the town of Lysychansk in the Luhansk region of eastern Ukraine, 24 June 2014.
Evidence has been tampered with on an "industrial scale" at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, Australian Prime Minister Tony...
Former members of the Central African Republic Seleka rebels drive near a convoy of Chadian soldiers (unseen) leaving the capital Bangui on April 4, 2014 
Key players in the Central African conflict launched a fresh round of talks in Brazzaville on Monday to end more than a year of sectarian bloodshed...

Economy

Street vendor selling clothes in Cairo
The economist behind a plan to unlock at least $380 billion (222 billion pounds) worth of assets from Egypt's black market says President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi must first restore another asset that has depreciated over the years: the trust of a...

Culture

Sekhemka statue
Egypt has failed to retrieve an Ancient pharaonic statue before it was sold for £14 million at a UK auction hall. An official source at the...
An Antiquities Ministry official left Cairo on Monday to follow up on developments of selling statue of Sekhemka, of the fifth dynasty, in London....
President Gamal Abdel Nasser 
Culture Minister Gaber Asfour said that President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will open the museum of the late president Gamal Abdel Nasser in 2015....