Screen grab of Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as he speaks at the World Economic Forum on the MENA region in Jordan on Friday, May 22, 2015.
 


 
 

 
Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi, who has led a massive ongoing crackdown on Islamists, said on Friday that the fight against extremism in the region must go hand-in-hand with pursuing greater "freedom,... Friday, 22 May, 2015 - 17:30
A family member of a slain victim mourns after arriving at the Imam Ali mosque, the site of a suicide bomb attack, in the village of al-Qadeeh in the eastern province of Gatif, Saudi Arabia
A suicide bomber blew himself up at a Shi'ite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia during Friday prayers, residents said, and up to 30 people were reported to have been killed or wounded. No one immediately claimed... Friday, 22 May, 2015 - 17:18
Sadat Metro Station
The Transport Ministry has followed the instructions of the Interior Ministry not to re-open the Sadat Metro Station until further notice.   Transport Minister Hany Dahy had intended to reopen the station... Friday, 22 May, 2015 - 16:29
Naguib Sawiris
Italiaonline, the Internet company controlled by Egyptian businessman Naguib Sawiris, has agreed to take over Italian directories firm Seat Pagine Gialle to create a leading online advertiser. Under the deal, two top... Friday, 22 May, 2015 - 15:11
Screen grab of Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as he speaks at the World Economic Forum on the MENA region in Jordan on Friday, May 22, 2015.
 


 
 

 
A family member of a slain victim mourns after arriving at the Imam Ali mosque, the site of a suicide bomb attack, in the village of al-Qadeeh in the eastern province of Gatif, Saudi Arabia
Sadat Metro Station
Naguib Sawiris

Egypt

Tourists queue up in Hurghada airport
Travel agencies have complained that tourists are queuing up for an hour or two in Hurghada airport because there are not...
The Student Union of Ain Shams University’s Faculty of Engineering issued a statement entitled “A Colleague of...
Hot weather
Hot weather is expected on Saturday in the north and very hot in the south.   Low visibility from morning mist in the...

Middle East/North Africa

Gaza 'jobless' workers find no solace in Labor Day

 
Gaza's economy is on the "verge of collapse," a new World Bank report warned Friday, saying the unemployment...
 The Syrian city of Palmyra is famed for its 2,000 year-old ruins and UNESCO has called for the immediate withdrawal of military forces from the ancient oasis city
 
 
 
Islamic State fighters tightened their grip on the historic Syrian city of Palmyra on Thursday and overran Iraqi...
Crew stand on the deck of the Royal Navy nuclear-powered submarine HMS Astute near the Skye bridge off the Isle of Skye, northwest Scotland October 22, 2010.
 
A senior US official is in Israel to discuss the possibility of a compromise that would keep alive the idea of someday...

World

A federal judge on Thursday reaffirmed her earlier ruling that same-sex couples in Alabama have a right to wed under the...
Turkey's ruling AK Party may lose its parliamentary majority in a June 7 election and be forced to form either a...
The Afghan government has enlisted hundreds of militia fighters controlled by local commanders to battle Taliban militants...

Business

A ship passes a petro-industrial complex in Kawasaki near Tokyo December 18, 2014.
 
Egypt is set to launch what will be a highly sought after tender in early June to buy up to $3 billion of liquefied natural...
cairo stock 
Egypt's market main index EGX30 jumped 8.25 percent in this week, after the government had put on hold a new tax on...
The construction works at the KIMA 2 factory in Aswan, which was estimated to cost LE5 billion, and the development of the...

Science

No-smoking sign
Smokers who kick the habit could be hard-wired for success, thanks to greater communication between two regions of the brain...
Obesity
Merely recommending a calorie-counting app to overweight people and giving them access to it on their phones does not lead...
Russia's media watchdog has written to Google, Twitter and Facebook warning them against violating Russian Internet laws...

Arts

2015 Cannes Film Festival poster
Italy is hailing its best turnout of homegrown cinema at Cannes in 20 years as a sign of new life in an industry that had...
Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan gestures during a launch ceremony in Kolkata
She was thrust into the international arena when she won the Miss World pageant 20 years ago. Aishwarya Rai soon became a...
The 2B Continued Lab and Festival
Back with its 6th edition, the 2B Continued Lab and Festival aims to add to the performing arts scene in Cairo through...

Living

Dog lovers everywhere, rejoice! They really do love us on a chemical level. Dogs were found to make use of the “lovers...
© AFP/File | A California man who posted thousands of sexually explicit photos of men and women on a "revenge porn" website was jailed for 18 years in what was described as the first case of its kind in US criminal history
 
 
 
 With jobs scarce and time on their hands, some tech-savvy Gazans have found a new way to make money - hacking Internet...
A woman holds her stomach at the last stages of her pregnancy in Bordeaux April 28, 2010.
 
Norway ranks as the world's best place to be a mother, well ahead of the United States, which dropped to the 33rd spot...