A decision by an Egyptian court to sentence three Al Jazeera TV journalists to three years in prison was politically motivated and aimed at intimidating the press, one of the three, Australian journalist Peter Greste,... Saturday, 29 August, 2015 - 15:24
President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi embarks on Saturday on an Asian tour that will take him to Singapore, China and Indonesia. The tour comes shortly after the president wrapped up his visit to Russia on Thursday. During his... Saturday, 29 August, 2015 - 14:57
An Egyptian court sentenced three Al Jazeera TV journalists to three years in prison on Saturday for operating without a press license and broadcasting material harmful to Egypt, a case that has triggered an... Saturday, 29 August, 2015 - 13:45
President Barack Obama reassured US Jewish groups on Friday that the US-Israel relationship is strong, despite differences over the nuclear deal with Iran, and called for more talks between the two governments on... Saturday, 29 August, 2015 - 10:20

Egypt

Supply Minister Khaled Hanafy has said that the strategic reserves of wheat have exceed the safe limits.   He said that...
Jordanian labour office
Egypt's Manpower Minister Nahed Ashri on Friday said she received a letter from her Jordanian counterpart Nidal Qatamin...
The operations room of the Egyptian Cabinet is following up developments regarding an oil spill that occurred from an...

Middle East/North Africa

Rescuers have retrieved from the sea the bodies of 111 migrants whose boat sank off the coast of Libya, the Red Crescent...
A new hi-tech front has opened in the battle to save priceless ancient monuments under threat from ISIS.   A team of...
For the first time in the history of Turkey, a Muslim but secular country, a woman who wears an Islamic headscarf has been...

World

The United Nations has called a Dutch character with a black face who appears every Christmas a "vestige of slavery...
North Korea has agreed to Red Cross talks with South Korea to discuss reunions of families separated during the 1950-53...
Police hunting for the perpetrators of Thailand's deadliest bombing arrested a foreign man on Saturday they said fitted...

Business

Pipes are seen at Dominion's Cove Point liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant on Maryland's Chesapeake Bay in this picture taken February 5, 2014. Dominion D.N, an American energy company long focused on U.S. markets, hopes to begin an expansion worth billions of dollars at its Cove Point complex on Chesapeake Bay later this year. REUTERS/Tim Gardner
 


 
 

 
Asian liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices for October delivery fell this week as new cargoes offered by Indonesia and...
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...

Science

A man uses his laptop to test a new high speed inflight Internet service named Fli-Fi while on a special JetBlue media flight out of John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York December 11
It's no secret that crowded airports can be a hassle and a giant time-suck for cross-country travelers. Soon, a...
As the reality of global warming starts to hit home, people may ask: "How will it affect my livelihood?"  ...
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It's that time of year again. The kids are back in school, the nights are getting cooler, footballs are flying through...

Arts

Singapore is renowned worldwide for its national maths system, which has been emulated by schools in other developed countries and cities
 
 
 
Singapore -- the home of Esplanade "the durian" Theater, ArtScience "the banana" Museum and other iconic...
Onlookers watch a display of 'Animaris Ordis,' one from the series of 'Strandbeests' kinetic sculptures by Dutch artist Theo Jansen, at City Hall Plaza in Boston, Massachusetts August 28, 2015.
 
A pair of skeletal sculptures that harness the power of the wind to walk strutted around Boston's City Hall on Friday at...
Spike Lee's film "Do the Right Thing" released in 1989. Critics were concerned that the controversial motion picture, which took on a number of hot-button issues, would inflame passions. Instead, it provoked dialogue -- and has since become a classic. 
As one of the most iconic images of rock, Algie, the inflatable pig which famously flew over London's Battersea power...

Living

Buddhism, which holds that wealth is temporary and no path to happiness, might not sound like the best source for money...
Instagram 
After five years of square-shaped tyranny, Instagram will finally allow users to post portrait and landscape photos and...
Each August, around 20,000 people head to the tiny Valencian town of Bunol, Spain for the La Tomatina festival -- an excuse to hurl 170 tons of ripe tomato slop at one another.
 
Each August, around 20,000 people head to the tiny Valencian town of Bunol, Spain for the La Tomatina festival -- an excuse...