French President Francois Hollande (left) greets his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi upon his arrival at the Elysee Palace in Paris, on November 26, 2014 ©Alain Jocard (AFP)
France on Wednesday urged Egypt to continue its path towards democracy, as visiting president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi sought to restore his country's reputation with his first European tour after a deadly crackdown on... Thursday, 27 November, 2014 - 09:00
 AFP | Egyptian supporters shout slogans during a rally to mark the first anniversary of the military overthrow of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, in Cairo's Mattarya district on July 3, 2014
An Egyptian court sentenced 78 minors to between two and five years in prison Wednesday for joining demonstrations calling for the return of the ousted Islamist president, judicial sources said. The authorities have... Wednesday, 26 November, 2014 - 21:37
Islamic State fighters
Egypt's cabinet approved on Wednesday a draft anti-terrorism law that would give the government blanket power to ban groups on charges ranging from harming national unity to disrupting public order.  ... Wednesday, 26 November, 2014 - 21:17
An Egyptian woman waves a national flag as machineries are driven during an upgrading project on the Suez Canal, in Ismailia port city, northeast of Cairo, 12 August 2014.
Some surprising traffic passes through the Suez Canal each day. Beneath the decks of the giant cargo ships that flow through the man-made channel, innumerable creatures also cross the waters and settle in the... Wednesday, 26 November, 2014 - 21:12
French President Francois Hollande (left) greets his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi upon his arrival at the Elysee Palace in Paris, on November 26, 2014 ©Alain Jocard (AFP)
 AFP | Egyptian supporters shout slogans during a rally to mark the first anniversary of the military overthrow of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, in Cairo's Mattarya district on July 3, 2014
Islamic State fighters
An Egyptian woman waves a national flag as machineries are driven during an upgrading project on the Suez Canal, in Ismailia port city, northeast of Cairo, 12 August 2014.

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Negotiations to implement a $40 billion scheme for one million new homes in Egypt have been slowed by board changes at the Dubai-based contractor Arabtec Holding, Egypt's housing minister said on Thursday. But Mostafa Madbouly said he believed...

World

Michael Brown's name, written as 'Mike Brown', is seen with other names written on an upside down U.S. flag during a protest in Boston, Massachusetts November 25, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
Police arrested scores of people in cities around the United States who were protesting a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict a white...
AFP | Twenty-four people were killed and 625 people were wounded in the popular uprising that toppled longtime president Blaise Compaore in October
Twenty-four people were killed and 625 people were wounded in the popular uprising that toppled longtime president Blaise Compaore in October, a...
AFP/File / by Philippe Alfroy | A general view of Mardin in southeastern Turkey, pictured on November 19, 2014
In a small village in the southeast of Turkey stand two Assyrian churches, one a thousand years old, the other modern, signs of both the region's...

Economy

Negotiations to implement a $40 billion scheme for one million new homes in Egypt have been slowed by board changes at the Dubai-based contractor Arabtec Holding, Egypt's housing minister said on Thursday. But Mostafa Madbouly said he believed...

Culture

Under the slogan of “I want theater,” Stand-up Comedian Ali Qandil has called for allocating one of the state’s abandoned theaters...
singer Sabah 
Lebanese diva Sabah died Wednesday morning in Beirut, her business manager, Joseph Gharib, told Al-Masry Al-Youm.   Gharib said funeral...
The American Neighborhood is one of the old slums in the city of Tripoli in the northern part of the beloved Lebanon. It was named so when the...

Life Style

A worker at Abdel Dayem's pasta restaurant in Abdeen, Cairo
Many believe that fava beans, falafel and cheese are the routine breakfast of average Egyptians, but a 62-year-old downtown Cairo restaurant...
AFP/File / by Amy Fallon | Models present creations made of bark cloth material by fashion designer Jose Hendo during the first fashion week show held in Kampala, on November 15, 2014
Mention African style and the fashion crowd thinks Lagos, or Johannesburg. But Uganda's emerging designers -- using a mix of local craft and...
AFP | An Indian smoker purchases a single cigarette from a roadside shop in New Delhi on November 26, 2014
Health campaigners Wednesday welcomed India's plans to raise the age for tobacco purchases to 25 and ban unpackaged cigarettes, hailing them as a...