An Egyptian court is to deliver today its verdict in the murder retrial of former president Hosni Mubarak, almost four years after he was overthrown in a popular uprising. Mubarak, 86, is accused along with seven of his... Saturday, 29 November, 2014 - 08:49
Friday demonstrations called for by the the government’s Islamist opposition have so far claimed the lives of three army officers as well as three protesters, news reports and government officials have revealed.... Friday, 28 November, 2014 - 18:34
    A Major appeared on Faisal Street on Friday wearing a skull mask during the 28 November demonstrations, for which the Salafi Front had called.   Al-Masry Al-Youm spoke with the officer while stationed... Friday, 28 November, 2014 - 18:29
Two people have been killed and 14 others injured so far in protests on Friday 28 November in different governorates, said Health Ministry spokesperson Hossam Abdel Ghaffar Friday afternoon.   Six were injured in... Friday, 28 November, 2014 - 17:06

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Egypt has paid back $2.5 billion which Qatar deposited with it to help prop up the Egyptian central bank's hard currency reserves, a central bank official said Friday night. The payment brings the amount Egypt has returned to Qatar to $6 billion...

World

AFP/File / by Karim Abou Merhi | In Iraq, the battle of security forces, Kurdish troops, Shiite militias and Sunni tribesmen against the Islamic State jihadist group is parallelled by a "war of flags."
From the Islamic State jihadist group's black banner to colourful depictions of revered Shiite figures, the Kurds' golden sun and the...
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
A UN watchdog on Friday slammed police shootings of blacks in the United States, days after a decision not to prosecute a white officer who shot and...
Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman speaks during a news conference after talks with his German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Berlin June 30, 2014.
Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman proposed on Friday that Arab citizens of Israel be offered financial incentives to leave the country and...

Economy

 HSBC, National Bank of Egypt and National Bank of Abu Dhabi will arrange a $1.5 billion syndicated loan to Egypt's state oil company in order for the country to pay back foreign energy companies, a statement from the three banks said on...

Culture

 AFP/File / by Rana Moussaoui | The Lebanese Poet Said Akl (Aql) in Beirut, 2006
Lebanese poet Said Aql, whose work was loved by Arab readers but who hated Arabism so much that he invented a latinised version of the Lebanese...
When you mention the word "museum," most travelers imagine the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, or the throngs of people trying to...
Toy Story 4
  Walt Disney Co said on Thursday it will extend one of Pixar's most successful film franchises by making "Toy Story 4" for...

Life Style

CDC/AFP/File | The Ebola virus, seen here under a microscope in an image obtained from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), can only be passed on through direct contact with bodily fluids
Sperm can carry the Ebola virus for at least 82 days, the World Health Organization said Friday, urging men recovering from the disease to use...
A young girl practicing yoga on the beach.
  Fitness experts call it bicep curls for the brain and aerobics for the mind. Whatever the name, athletes and gym addicts are discovering how...
Guests sit on automobile shaped beds as they play a game on the Sony Playstation 3 
 
Dependence on televisions, cellphones and laptops may be costing dearly -- in lack of sleep. The national penchant for watching television every...