Former Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi sits behind bars with other Muslim Brotherhood members at a court in the outskirts of Cairo, Jun 12, 2014.
 
The trial of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, which saw him jailed for 20 years, produced no evidence of his guilt, a leading human rights group said Sunday. Morsi was convicted in a Cairo court Tuesday of... Sunday, 26 April, 2015 - 12:59
Rescuers dug with their bare hands and bodies piled up in Nepal on Sunday after an earthquake devastated the heavily crowded Kathmandu valley, killing at least 1,900, and triggered a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest.... Sunday, 26 April, 2015 - 11:25
Egypt's currency black market, a thorn in the side of successive governments, has virtually disappeared in the past two months following a central bank crackdown.   Yet, while the authorities hope this will... Sunday, 26 April, 2015 - 10:05
A helicopter flies overhead as soldiers in military vehicles proceed towards al-Jura district in El-Arish city from Sheikh Zuwaid, around 350 km (217 miles) northeast of Cairo May 21, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer
 


 
 

 
Egypt said on Saturday it had extended by three months a state of emergency imposed on parts of northern Sinai in October after Islamist militants stepped up attacks in the peninsula bordering Israel, Gaza and the Suez... Saturday, 25 April, 2015 - 19:54
Former Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi sits behind bars with other Muslim Brotherhood members at a court in the outskirts of Cairo, Jun 12, 2014.
 
A helicopter flies overhead as soldiers in military vehicles proceed towards al-Jura district in El-Arish city from Sheikh Zuwaid, around 350 km (217 miles) northeast of Cairo May 21, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer
 


 
 

 

Egypt

Writer Nawal al-Saadawy
Writer Nawal al-Saadawy said Al Azhar does not own religious thought or heritage; they are owned by the people who own the...
Mehleb at Economic Summit
Allocations for education and health will be increased by 10-15 percent for the 2015-2016 state budget, according to Prime...
The Hurghada seaport customs authority has notified shipping agencies that operate ferries transferring passengers and...

Middle East/North Africa

At least five air strikes hit military sites and an area near the presidential palace compound in the Yemeni capital Sanaa...
Syrian television said on Sunday that Islamist insurgents who seized a key northwestern town had since slaughtered civilians...
The Tunisian man accused of piloting a migrant boat that sank off Libya, killing more than 700 people, is himself a migrant...

World

Turkish Cypriots voted for a new leader on Sunday in a closely fought election pitting the conservative incumbent against a...
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev was set to renew his 26-year grip on power on Sunday, offering the multi-ethnic...
Russian hackers who penetrated sensitive parts of the White House computer system last year read President Barack Obama'...

Business

 Islamic reinsurance (retakaful) is getting a face-lift because of new entrants and a widening market for sharia-...
Cigarettes on sale in a store. Reuters/archive
 


 
 

 
 Egypt's top cigarette maker Eastern Co said on Sunday its nine-month net profit rose by 19.4 percent compared with...
Planning Minister Ashraf al-Araby
Nihal al-Megharbel, senior advisor to the planning minister, said the government is putting the final touches to the 2015-...

Science

Biologists in China reported carrying out the first experiment to alter the DNA of human embryos, igniting an outcry from...
Apple watch
The Apple Watch launched globally on Friday with a small queue of Japanese tech-addicts lining up in Tokyo for Apple Inc...
Mona al-Khodeiry standing proudly next to one of the biogas units she helped building
It all started as a dream to break Egyptian social taboo of restricting certain jobs for men only in Upper Egypt. The dream...

Arts

Chiwetel Ejlofar (L) and Nicole Kidman present Pawel Pawlikowski (R) with the Oscar for foreign language film at the 87th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 22, 2015.
Nicole Kidman will return to the London theater stage in September to play British scientist Rosalind Franklin in "...
Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan gestures during a launch ceremony in Kolkata
A major Indian jewellery chain has withdrawn an advert featuring Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan with a dark-...
 Scarlett Johansson 
The next "Captain America" film will be darker than previous Marvel superhero films, U.S. actress Scarlett...

Living

Omar Samra on Mount Everest
Egyptian adventurer Omar Samra has arrived to the North Pole, raising the Egyptian flag, in what the Tourism Ministry...
Obesity
There are six major types of obesity, according to a study conducted in the US and the UK. To battle the disease more...
A woman blows giant bubbles in a street in the town of Appenzell, eastern Switzerland on April 28, 2013
Switzerland is the happiest country in the world, closely followed by Iceland, Denmark, Norway and Canada, according to a...