A fighter from Zintan brigade watches as smoke rises after rockets fired by one of Libya's militias struck and ignited a fuel tank in Tripoli 2 August 2014.
US Time magazine has attributed the ongoing clashes over Libya’s Ras Lanuf and Sidra oil ports to fears by battling Libyan Islamist militias that Egypt will reinforce the Tubruq-based Libyan government. The... Saturday, 20 December, 2014 - 19:20
Russian tourism to Red Sea resorts has dropped by 50 percent over the past few weeks following a decline in the Russian ruble to the US dollar. The head of the Chamber of Tourism in the Red Sea Magdy Saleh has indicated... Saturday, 20 December, 2014 - 17:40
Islamic State fighters
Economic Researcher Reda Eissa said that IS has not had a significant impact on the economy. He said the presence of IS in neighboring countries has only effected the tourism sector as loyal groups in Sinai were seized... Saturday, 20 December, 2014 - 16:33
A group calling itself "Unknown Elements" has claimed responsibility for blocking the agricultural road of Cairo-Beni Suef. The incident occurred early on Saturday before the group escaped. They placed flaming... Saturday, 20 December, 2014 - 16:10
A fighter from Zintan brigade watches as smoke rises after rockets fired by one of Libya's militias struck and ignited a fuel tank in Tripoli 2 August 2014.
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News

Commander Ahmed Shafiq, Presidential Candidate, casts his ballot in Presidential Elelctions runoff, New Cairo, 16 June 2012. Run-off between the Muslim Brotherhood's candidate Mohamed Morsi and Ahmed Shafiq, the last prime minister of ousted leader Hosni Mubarak.
 
Former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq has won the presidency for the Egyptian National Movement Party. Shafiq, who has been living in the United Arab Emirates since June 2012, founded the party the same year. Shafiq, the only candidate who stood for...

World

Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir addresses the general conference of the ruling National Congress Party in Khartoum October 23, 2014.
Nationwide elections slated for April 2 will now be held on April 13, the head of Sudan's elections committee said on Saturday, in a move seen as...
Kenzo Tribouillard, AFP file picture| Guinean Red Cross workers wearing protective suits carry the corpse of a victim of Ebola in Macenta on November 21, 2014
 
 The death toll from Ebola in the three worst-affected countries in West Africa has risen to 7,373 among 19,031 cases known to date there, the...
Saudi police killed four "terrorists" Saturday in a Shiite village in an operation to arrest the people who shot dead a soldier there on...

Economy

Egypt's Finance Minister Hany Kadry Dimian talks during an interview with Reuters at his office in Cairo, October 23, 2014. Egypt could tap international bond markets to raise up to $1.5 billion next year to shore up its finances and is open to agreeing an International Monetary Fund loan package if needed, Dimian said on Thursday. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany (EGYPT - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
Finance Minister Hany Qadry Dimian considers Fitch Ratings' decision to upgrade its evaluation of the Egyptian economy as an important positive step to boost investor confidence. The minister said that the move supports recent efforts by the...

Culture

Recovered paintings are pictured during a news conference at FBI Headquarters in Los Angeles, California December 19, 2014. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
An overseas tip investigators received six years after one of the biggest art heists in Los Angeles led to the return of nine stolen paintings,...
Six European, two Latin American and one African film have made the shortlist for the foreign language Oscar, announced in Los Angeles Friday. Films...
Umm Kulthum
Beit al-Sennari in Sayeda Zeinab is commemorating the 40th anniversary of Umm Kulthum's passing, who died on 3 February 1975. Khaled Azab of the...

Life Style

AFP | Rolene Strauss, the newly crowned Miss World 2014, gives a speech upon her arrival at OR Tambo Airport in Johannesburg on December 20, 2014
South Africa on Saturday welcomed home Miss World winner Rolene Strauss with wild cheers and ululation. Hundreds turned up at O.R. Tambo...
© AFP/File | Close-up shows a strain of listeria bacteria in the laboratory of departmental analysis of the Channel in St Lo, western France on May 10, 2000
 
 
 
A listeria outbreak believed to originate from commercially packaged caramel apples has killed at least four people in the United States and sickened...
The elderly practicing rowing
You see a small boat from Al-Galaa Bridge. At first glance, they appear to be strong young men rowing, but if you look closer, you will see wrinkled...