Egypt's Supreme Elections Commission (SEC) will announce next Sunday the schedule of and procedures for the coming parliamentary elections, it said on Thursday.   The commission will hold a press conference on... Friday, 28 August, 2015 - 13:35
  Dozens of refugees -- most likely fleeing war-ravaged Syria -- died of suffocation inside an abandoned truck on an Austrian highway, authorities said Friday.   The 71 victims were 60 men, eight women and... Friday, 28 August, 2015 - 13:10
Sisi and Putin
n the clear, blue skies over Zhukovsky, an air base south of Moscow, Russia's newest warplanes screech past, looping noisily over the spectators below. A civilian airliner is put through its paces for potential... Friday, 28 August, 2015 - 11:57
Army tank in North Sinai
An Egyptian court sentenced to death 12 members of the Islamic State group Thursday for planning attacks against police and soldiers in the country, a judicial official said. Six of those who were on trial are behind... Friday, 28 August, 2015 - 09:07
Sisi and Putin
Army tank in North Sinai

Egypt

Voter dipping his finger in phosphoric ink on the second round of parliamentary poll at third constituency, Naga Hammadi, Qena, 15 January, 2012. Elections were canceled in Qena's third constituency and another one in South Sinai as two court rulings nullified it. Elections were canceled to 14 and 15 January.
The Public Coalition to Support Egypt and the President receives calls for alliance with political parties in the upcoming...
Egyptian health ministry
Egypt's Health Ministry on Thursday approved a new oral interferon-free hepatitis C drug, to be available at the...
Tourists in Karnak despite terrorist attack
Antiquities Minister Mamdouh el Damaty reviewed Thursday the ministry's security plan to maintain safety of ancient...

Middle East/North Africa

The Islamic State group had ambitious plans for Afghanistan, but Taliban resistance, US drone strikes, and a society less...
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva, 11 May 2011. 
  UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Thursday that those who use toxic chemicals in the Syrian civil war will face...
Saudi Arabia's King Salman will meet President Barack Obama at the White House on Sept. 4, the White House said, as...

World

Catalonia's resident Artur Mas
Catalan political parties sharpened their knives on Thursday one month ahead of a key regional election which separatists...
North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un waves at the end of a major military parade to mark 100 years since the birth of the country's founder and his grandfather, Kim Il-sung in Pyongyang. Kim delivered his first public speech and vowed to push for "final victory" for his impoverished state despite a failed rocket launch two days ago.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un called this week’s accord between the rival Koreas “a landmark occasion,”...
 Brazil police

 
The death toll from a mass killing in Sao Paulo earlier this month has risen to 19, after a teenager girl...

Business

cairo stock 
Egypt's stock market has witnessed loses of LE6.4 billion (US$818 million) this week, as all indexes dropped, Egyptian...
dollar vs Egyptian pound
Egypt's central bank kept the pound steady at 7.73 per dollar at a foreign exchange auction on Thursday, and the...
Aviation Minister Hossam Kamal
Civil Aviation Minister Hossam Kamal decided Wednesday to remove EgyptAir Holding Company chief Sameh al-Hefny, reportedly...

Science

blood tests
An experimental blood test may be able to predict whether a woman with breast cancer will suffer a relapse months before new...
Junk food
The European society of cardiology (ESC) issued a welcoming statement in response to the US Food and Drug Administration...
Sisi and  Xi Jinping
The China Electronics Technology Group has announced the signing of a cooperation agreement with Egypt to establish a...

Arts

David Lagercrantz signs his book at a release event for the fourth book in the Millennium series of crime novels in a Stockholm bookshop today. The tattooed young hacker Lisbeth Salander is back in the sequel to Stieg Larsson's ‘Millennium 
The eagerly-awaited sequel to Stieg Larsson's best-selling Millennium crime trilogy hit store shelves in 25 countries on...
Cast member Vin Diesel poses for media during a promotional event for ''Fast & Furious 7'' in Beijing, March 26, 2015.
A Fast & Furious-themed ride will be racing over to Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida in 2017.   After debuting...
Kermit the Frog is back with the gang in a reboot of" the Muppets"
It's that time of the year again.   New fall shows are coming, and there will be familiar faces and plot lines that...

Living

The CNN Travel staff has put in some hard miles. Collectively, we've touched down on every continent on earth and we...
A group of young people performing stretching exercises after sunset.  
Don't have the time or money to join a gym? That's okay, because exercising outdoors is the new big thing. Fitness...
There are two types of vacations.   The ones we take once or twice a year to recharge and reconnect with those close to...