Experts from Russia and Germany are in Egypt to inspect the wreckage of a Russian passenger plane that crashed in Sinai last year killing all 224 people on board, the Egyptian-led investigating committee said on Monday... Tuesday, 30 August, 2016 - 10:21
Power cut in Daqahliya
The Electricity Ministry has been engaged in a tit-for-tat battle with the Greater Cairo Water Company (GCWC) over allegations of unpaid electricity bills, after the GCWC allegedly failed to pay a bill estimated at... Monday, 29 August, 2016 - 15:50
Travellers crowd outside departure terminals at Cairo International Airport
The Egyptian parliament has approved a legal amendment that will raise fees for Egyptians seeking government permission to work abroad. The amendement will raise the fees for permits issued by the Manpower Ministry,... Monday, 29 August, 2016 - 13:43
Opening session of Egypt's House of Representatives in January 10, 2015
Egypt's House of Representatives gave its initial approval for a bill to introduce Value-Added Tax (VAT) during preliminary discussions in parliament on Sunday, with a number of sources claiming the a rate of 13... Monday, 29 August, 2016 - 13:35
Power cut in Daqahliya
Travellers crowd outside departure terminals at Cairo International Airport
Opening session of Egypt's House of Representatives in January 10, 2015

Egypt

checkpoint
Two police conscripts were injured on Monday evening as a gunman opened fire on a security checkpoint located on Haram...
Wheat, silo, corruption, investigations
A parliamentary fact-finding commission's report on corruption in the country's wheat industry was referred to the...
subsidized goods
Egypt's parliament approved on Monday a long-awaited law introducing a value-added tax of 13 percent, rising to 14...

Middle East/North Africa

The head of a Houthi-backed ruling council pledged readiness on Monday to resume negotiations on ending Yemen's war but...
Some 6,500 migrants were saved off the Libyan coast in 40 separate rescue missions on Monday, the Italian coast guard said...
Iran has deployed the Russian-supplied S-300 surface-to-air missile defence system around its Fordow underground uranium...

World

Huma Abedin, one of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's top aides, said on Monday that she was...
The Obama administration will meet its goal of admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees this fiscal year a month ahead of schedule...
Uzbekistan's president Islam Karimov, who has built his authoritarian rule on warnings of a militant Islamist threat to...

Business

A member from the Iraqi security forces guards as smoke rises from Baiji oil refinery, north of Baghdad, Iraq May 26, 2015.
REUTERS/STRINGER
Iraq doesn't expect to resume production from the northern Qayyara oil region before the capture of nearby Mosul from...
A tourist walks past empty sunbeds on a beach in Egypt's Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh on November 10, 2015 as tourist numbers dwindle following a suspected bomb attack on a Russian jet (AFP Photo/Mohamed el-Shahed)
Egypt suffered a 41.9 per cent drop in the number of incoming tourists in July compared to a year earlier, the state-run...
Representatives from Saudi Telecom and Lebara KSA are in Egypt this week to discuss the possibility of obtaining a fourth-...

Science


Those used to sedentary lifestyles are better off picking endurance-based activities, such as cycling, Nordic walking, dance or aqua cycling. -Filepix
 

 
Those used to sedentary lifestyles are better off picking endurance-based activities, such as cycling, Nordic walking, dance...
The pink ribbon is an international symbol of breast cancer awareness
Scientists from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, have identified a new drug that could offer an effective future...
A Whatsapp App logo is seen behind a Samsung Galaxy S4 phone that is logged on to Facebook in the central Bosnian town of Zenica, 20 February 2014. 
Popular messaging service WhatsApp said it would start sharing users' phone numbers with parent Facebook Inc, marking a...

Arts


Models clad in burqini swimsuits pose for photos with Australian-Lebanese designer Aheda Zanetti (C) in western Sydney on August 19, 2016. - AFP PHOTO / SAEED KHAN
 

 
Burkini bans in France have boosted sales and interest in the full-bodied Islamic swimsuit, particularly from non-Muslim...
Singer Beyonce
Pop superstar Beyonce on Sunday invited the mothers of slain African American men to the MTV Video Music Awards, where her...
Cast member Dwayne Johnson poses at the premiere of ''San Andreas'' in Hollywood, California May 26, 2015.
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson was named the world's highest paid actor by Forbes on Thursday, raking in US$64.5...

Living


A new report finds that Thursday is the best day to book a cruise.
 

 
Looking to reserve a holiday on the high seas? Number-crunchers at a pricewatching website found that travellers can find...
Bali, Indonesia
Put simply, Indonesia is massive.   The world's largest archipelago nation, its 17,000-odd islands are spattered...
The reborn Lightweight E-Type Jaguar. — Handout via AFP
When it comes to automotive objects of desire very few classic cars are as rare as a genuine Lightweight Jaguar E-Type or a...