Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi Visisting France.
Egypt on Thursday cleared a final hurdle to long-awaited parliamentary elections seen as decisive in cementing the rule of Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who ousted President Mohamed Mursi, and excluding the banned Muslim... Thursday, 18 December, 2014 - 15:59
Judge Ahmed Mahfouz of the Misdemeanor Court of Hurghada ordered the detention on Thursday of the captain and second officer of the Kuwaiti vessel that killed Egyptian fishermen for 15 days pending... Thursday, 18 December, 2014 - 15:53
Jordanian soldiers help Syrian refugees disembark from a vehicle after crossing the border from Syria near Mafraq, on 18 February 2013. The number of Syrians who have fled their country since a deadly civil conflict erupted two years ago has hit one million, the UN's refugee agency said Wednesday.
The United Nations has made a new major call for humanitarian and development assistance for Syrians in 2015, targeting nearly 18 million Syrians in Syria and throughout the Middle East, urging finances of more than US$... Thursday, 18 December, 2014 - 15:30
Egyptian shares have recovered during Thursday's session part of their large losses from the previous two days, following the Arab markets rebound, dealers said.   The EGX30 Index soared 3.39 percent to record... Thursday, 18 December, 2014 - 15:11
Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi Visisting France.
Jordanian soldiers help Syrian refugees disembark from a vehicle after crossing the border from Syria near Mafraq, on 18 February 2013. The number of Syrians who have fled their country since a deadly civil conflict erupted two years ago has hit one million, the UN's refugee agency said Wednesday.

News

Some governorates are experiencing a renewed shortage of butane gas cylinders, as power outages swept through towns and villages in Qena on Wednesday. The blackouts extended between two and three hours, occuring under the pretext of easing...

World

© Getty/AFP/File | US benchmark West Texas Intermediate for January delivery sank $1.16 in afternoon trade to $54.77
 
 
 
Saudi Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi sees the current slide of oil prices as temporary and said he remains optimistic about the future of the industry,...
A Palestinian man holding a Palestinian national flag argues with an Israeli policewoman, during a protest against the Israeli offensive in Gaza, in the West Bank city of Hebron, 22 August 2014.
Israel's foreign minister on Thursday described as a gimmick a Palestinian-proposed U.N. Security Council draft resolution that calls for a peace...
Tunisian soldiers stand guard during late opposition leader Chokri Belaid's funeral procession on 8 February 2013 in the Djebel Jelloud district, a suburb of Tunis. Members of Tunisia's main ruling Islamist party have called for a rally in the capital, a day after clashes at the funeral.
Jihadists who have since joined the Islamic State group claimed twin murders of secular politicians that plunged Tunisia into crisis in 2013, in a...

Economy

File photo of employees working on Mercedes-Benz S-class cars at the plant in Sindelfingen near Stuttgart, 24 January 2014.
Egypt has decided to begin protectionist measures to face a sudden rise in automotive batteries imports in a bid to embolden local production, the Trade and Industry Ministry said Thursday.   Minister Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour said the decision...

Culture

AFP/File / by Myriam Chaplain Riou | French writer Michel Houellebeck poses on November 5, 2014 during his photo exhibition "Before Landing" at the Pavillon Carre de Baudouin in Paris
His new book has not even been released but Michel Houellebecq -- one of France's most provocative and widely translated writers -- is already...
How many times have you reminisced about your boyhood and found yourself smiling when you remembered the day you cried when the ice cream slipped...
The Egyptian Museum, home to the world’s largest collection of Pharaonic antiquities, will begin Thursday evening its first sound and light...

Life Style

The head of the Italian Labor Union Carmelo Barbagallo2
The head of the Italian Labor Union Carmelo Barbagallo has expressed pride of his Arab ancestry, voicing optimism for Africa’s economic future...
 AFP/File | File picture shows a dress rehearsal for a production of Tchaikovsky's "The Sleeping Beauty" at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow
Children's cartoons depict death more often than films for adults, and their main characters are more than twice as likely to be killed off,...
Two Giza families hold a conventional reconcilation gathering
Under tight security measures, two Giza families agreed Tuesday to end vendetta killings in a conventional reconciliation session, a practice that...