President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi receives Qatari emir Tamim bin Hamad at Sharm al-Sheikh airport
 Egypt's state news agency says Qatar has returned its ambassador to Cairo almost a month after recalling him in response to an Egyptian official accusing the tiny Gulf nation of supporting terrorism. The... Tuesday, 31 March, 2015 - 16:38
Yemeni foreign minister Riyadh Yasseen called on Tuesday for an Arab ground intervention in the country "as soon as possible". Asked by an interviewer on pan-Arab television channel al-Arabiya Hadath whether... Tuesday, 31 March, 2015 - 15:10
 protests on the fourth anniversary of the 25 January revolution 
 A Cairo court ordered 68 people on trial for acts of violence that occurred during the commemoration of the January 2011 uprising to pay a fine of 50,000 Egyptian pounds each, on Tuesday.  The... Tuesday, 31 March, 2015 - 14:49
Taxpayers submitting returns at an Egyptian tax Authority office
New data coming from the Egyptian Tax Authority shows that a recently-cancelled tax had raised tax revenues by 20 percent.   The 5 percent tax initiative, that went into effect in 2013, targeted Egypt's... Tuesday, 31 March, 2015 - 14:46
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi receives Qatari emir Tamim bin Hamad at Sharm al-Sheikh airport
 protests on the fourth anniversary of the 25 January revolution 
Taxpayers submitting returns at an Egyptian tax Authority office

News

Sama al-Masry
A Dokki misdemeanor court sentenced Egyptian belly dancer Sama al-Masry Tuesday to 6 months in prison and a LE10,000 fine over insulting Zamalek Club Chief Mortada Mansour on satellite television. Samia Attia Hadaqa, known as Sama al-Masry, had been...

World

A gunman poses with Prosecutor Mehmet Selim Kiraz with a gun on his head after he was taken hostage in his office in a court house in Istanbul March 31, 2015.
A far-left Turkish group took an Istanbul prosecutor hostage on Tuesday and threatened to kill him, prompting special forces to enter the courthouse...
The United States pledged US$507 million and Kuwait promised $500 million towards easing Syria's humanitarian crisis at an international summit...
Myanmar President Thein Sein attended the ceremonial signing on Tuesday of a draft ceasefire accord between the government and ethnic rebel groups...

Economy

cairo stock 
Egypt's main stock market index EGX30 inched up by 0.17 percent on Tuesday's session, reaching the record 9,134.78 points with a LE511 million turnover, the Egyptian Exchange data showed. The broader EGX70 index came down by 0.02 percent,...

Culture







South African comedian Trevor Noah is photographed during an interview. Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old comedian from South Africa who has contributed to "The Daily Show" a handful of times during the past year, will become Jon Stewart's replacement as host, Comedy Central announced Monday March 30, 2015. Noah was chosen a little more than a month after Stewart unexpectedly announced he was leaving "The Daily Show" following 16 years as the show's principal voice. (AP Photo/Bongiwe Mchunu-The Star) SOUTH AFRICA OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE





 





 
The choice of South African comic Trevor Noah as Jon Stewart's replacement on "The Daily Show" advances an intriguing new trend of late...
A gallery assistant holds a 2-pound coin with the new portrait of Britain's Queen Elizabeth following it's unveiling at the National Portrait Gallery in London March 2, 2015.
Staff at Windsor Castle, one of the residences of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, are considering withdrawing some services to tourists such as guided...
Actress Abeer Sabry
Scenarist Ahmed Atef has announced that the shooting of his new series "Neswan Qadera" (Capable Women) will start within a few days. This...

Life Style

In this March 26, 2015, file photo, U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly, right, crew member of the mission to the International Space Station, ISS, poses through a safety glass with his brother, Mark Kelly, also an astronaut after a news conference in Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden told Scott Kelly on Monday, March 30, 2015, that he almost had a heart attack when his identical twin showed up launch morning without his usual mustache late last week.
 Astronaut Scott Kelly's identical twin pulled a fast one on NASA right before his brother blasted off on a one-year space station mission....
Scientists in Japan say they have managed to disable the production of a powerful substance an onion releases as the knife slices into it, cutting down on the pungent fumes that bring tears to the eyes
 
 
 
The sobbing of a chef as he chops onions in the kitchen could be a thing of the past thanks to one Japanese company which says it has produced a tear...
Chocolates topped with sunflower seeds are displayed during the 2nd Chocolate Fair in Barcelona in this October 21, 2006 .
 
It’s been more than 10 years since British-born chocolatier Willie Harcourt-Cooze bought a cocoa farm in Venezuela with the hopes of making the...