The French beach ban on Islamic garb has caused controversy over women's rights and secularism and confusion over what constitutes a burkini (AFP Photo/Raymond Roig)

 
France's highest administrative court on Friday suspended a controversial ban on the burkini by a French Riviera town after it was challenged by rights groups.   In a judgement expected to set a precedent, the... Friday, 26 August, 2016 - 17:36
Garbage hills in Tanta, Gharbiya, 18 September 2012.
A naked one-day-old infant was found dead among street garbage in Mansoura, Daqahlia governorate, on Friday, having apparently been abandonned.   The baby girl was found by two dustmen and was transferred to... Friday, 26 August, 2016 - 15:06
Egypt's former Grand Mufti, Ali Gomaa
Giza police say they have captured four more people involved in the failed assassination attempt on Egypt's former Grand Mufti Ali Gomaa, bringing to total in custody to five, security sources told al-Masry al-Youm... Friday, 26 August, 2016 - 11:42
Cotton farmers
A scandal involving the alleged sale of falsely labeled Egyptian cotton products by an Indian textile manufacturer to U.S. big box retailers highlights a stiff reality facing the high-end fiber market: there isn't... Friday, 26 August, 2016 - 10:44
The French beach ban on Islamic garb has caused controversy over women's rights and secularism and confusion over what constitutes a burkini (AFP Photo/Raymond Roig)

 
Garbage hills in Tanta, Gharbiya, 18 September 2012.
Egypt's former Grand Mufti, Ali Gomaa
Cotton farmers

Egypt

Eighteen Egyptian construction workers were injured in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday when the foundations of a building under...
Hot weather
Meteorologists predict hot and humid weather on Saturday in Cairo and Lower Egypt, and hotter weather in the north of Upper...
Illegal Migration
Italy has passed on details to Egypt concerning the family of a 13-year-old Egyptian boy who allegedly entered Italy...

Middle East/North Africa

Iraq's parliament impeached Defence Minister Khaled al-Obeidi on Thursday over corruption allegations, removing him from...
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday he had agreed in talks with Gulf Arab states and the United Nations in...
Turkish troops fired on U.S.-backed Kurdish militia fighters in northern Syria on Thursday, highlighting the complications...

World

The death toll from an attack late on Thursday by Islamic militants on a seaside restaurant in the Somali capital Mogadishu...
The number of people killed in an earthquake that flattened parts of central Italy rose to 267 on Friday as rescue workers...
A U.S. judge ordered the State Department on Thursday to release by Sept. 13 any emails it finds between Hillary Clinton and...

Business

The minister responsible for food subsidies in Egypt, the world's biggest wheat importer, resigned on Thursday amid a...
Oil prices fell on Friday after the Saudi energy minister tempered expectations of strong market intervention by producers...
Deputy Finance Minister for taxation polices Amr al-Monier 
Egypt's deputy finance minister for taxation polices, Amr al-Monier, has expressed fears that parliament may reduce the...

Science

Monsanto Co has withdrawn an application seeking approval for its next generation of genetically modified cotton seeds in...
The US Consulate in Alexandria has handed over four artifacts to the Antiquities Ministry after consulate staff found them...
When the heart stops suddenly, it can sometimes be restarted with an electric shock from an automated external defibrillator...

Arts

Netflix
Netflix is poking fun at North Korea's recent foray into on-demand TV, calling itself a "Manbang knockoff" on...
Britney Spears, Justin Bieber, songs, singer, work
Don't look for a song from Britney Spears and Justin Bieber anytime soon.   Spears has shot down chatter that she...
'Following My Intuition' will be British pop artist Craig David's first new album since 2010.
Crooner Craig David is set to drop a new album next month, marking his first full record since Signed Sealed Delivered in...

Living

Melbourne, Australia
If there's one thing wrong with living in Melbourne, it's probably the boring inevitability of being named one of...
 
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Hollywood action hero Arnold Schwarzenegger launched a new sports festival in Hong Kong on Friday, telling the stressed-out...
Eating dinner early gives the body a mini fast overnight. – AFP/Relaxnews pic, March 6, 2016
A new large-scale study suggests that eating a diet rich in fruit and vegetables can boost your happiness as well as your...