Rafah Crossing
More than 1,300 people moved through the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and the Palestinian Gaza Strip in both directions since it was temporarily opened by Egypt on Saturday, according to an official source.... Sunday, 14 February, 2016 - 13:07
Shaimaa Sabbagh: A woman protester was shot dead in central Cairo on Saturday 01/24/2015
Prosecutors have granted policeman Yassin Hatem a retrial on charges of killing political activist Shaimaa al-Sabbagh in January 2015. Hatem was given a 15-year sentence for the murder of Sabbagh, but he submitted an... Sunday, 14 February, 2016 - 12:46
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)
The slowdown in tourism in the Red Sea governorate has resulted in an 80 percent drop in tourism-related tax revenues in the governorate, according to a tax official. The decline in tax revenues started with the virtual... Sunday, 14 February, 2016 - 12:24
Two people were killed and 16 others were injured late Saturday when a microbus turned over on the highway between Qena and Sohag. The driver lost control of the vehicle due to driving too fast, Qena security said.... Sunday, 14 February, 2016 - 12:05
Rafah Crossing
Shaimaa Sabbagh: A woman protester was shot dead in central Cairo on Saturday 01/24/2015
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

Transportation Ministry Spokesperson Ahmed Ibrahim has said that Minister Saad al-Gioushy warned a year and half ago that...
Administrative Court
Faisal Criminal Court in Suez has cleared 11 suspects with links to the Muslim Brotherhood of charges of inciting violence....
Warm weather is expected to prevail on Sunday along the north coast, in the Delta, Cairo and the north of Upper Egypt....

Middle East/North Africa

Turkey's military shelled Kurdish militia targets in northern Syria on Saturday and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu...
Syrian government forces were poised to advance into the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa province and allied Russian jets...
US Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Friday he expected Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to provide special...

World

Civilian casualties of the war in Afghanistan rose to record levels for the seventh year in row in 2015, as violence spread...
The death toll at a building that collapsed from a strong earthquake in southern Taiwan reached 114 as rescue efforts came...
If Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders has a chance of drawing African-American voters away from rival Hillary Clinton in...

Business

Aerospace leaders gathering for this week's Singapore Airshow face conflicting pressures as they juggle growing concerns...
The Domestic Trade and Supply Ministry signed a contract on Saturday to purchase 60,000 tons of wheat from Romania through...
Apple Inc (AAPL.O) is on target to introduce its next iPhone and iPad models on March 15, and aims to start selling the...

Science

Rosana Vieira Alves bathes her 4-month-old daughter Luana Vieira, who was born with microcephaly, at their home in Olinda, Brazil, in this file photo taken February 4, 2016.
 
More than 5,000 pregnant Colombian women are infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, the country's national health...
Most US medical schools fail to accommodate students with disabilities, a study shows.   The researchers analyzed...
Obesity
Obese people who undergo a certain kind of weight-loss operation after age 35 may live longer than obese people of the same...

Arts

Giuseppe Fragapane, Pietro Bartolo, director Gianfranco Rosi, Samuele Pucillo and Giuseppe del Volgo (L-R) pose during a photocall to promote the movie 'Fuocoammare' (Fire at Sea) at the 66th Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin, Germany February 13, 2016.
 
Images shot in the hold of a boat where dozens of people died of asphyxiation after five hours in the Mediterranean brought...
'Ever wanted to climb into a painting? The Art Institute of Chicago has recreated the bedroom featured in Vincent Van Gogh's famous paintings, and it's for rent on Airbnb.
For rent: Vincent Van Gogh's inner sanctum.   In true 21st-century style, the Dutch post-Impressionist's...
Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon win Robert Bush awards in Berlin International Film Festival
The Berlin International Film Festival kicked off on Thursday with a star-studded red carpet with the likes of jury...

Living

Valentine's dessert
With the coldest air in more than a decade forecast to grip the United States this Valentine's Day weekend, the holiday...
Situated close to the Italian border with Monaco, Seborga is indebted to Giorgio Carbone, once the head of the flower-growers' cooperative, who discovered the town wasn't mentioned in documents written up at the formation of Italy. Today his loyal subjects continue his legacy -- despite still paying taxes to the Italian government. 
Unusual travel experiences are nothing new, and some are becoming so common their mystique is losing its luster.  ...
Elderly women exercise with wooden dumbbells during a health promotion event to mark Japan's ''Respect for the Aged Day'' at a temple in Tokyo September 17, 2007.
 
Older men who do moderate exercise several times per week may experience fewer injuries and hospitalizations from falls, a...