EGYPTIAN PRESIDENCY/AFP/File | File picture released by the Egyptian Presidency shows President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (C) shaking hands with a member of the security forces during a visit to the Sinai Peninsula
Six soldiers including four Americans were injured on Thursday in two blasts in northeast Sinai caused by improvised explosive devices, the Pentagon said. The Multinational Force and Observer peacekeepers were evacuated... Friday, 4 September, 2015 - 10:27
Businessman Naguib Sawiris
Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris has offered to buy an island off Greece or Italy and develop it to help hundreds of thousands of people fleeing from Syria and other conflicts. The telecoms tycoon first announced the... Thursday, 3 September, 2015 - 19:39
Muslim Brotherhood lawmaker Mohammad al-Falahgi was arrested on terror charges in 2013 and held in prison, but never convicted. Earlier this year, after pleading for medical help, he died "handcuffed to the... Thursday, 3 September, 2015 - 16:41
Mariam Malak, a high school student in a legal battle with the Ministry of Educationm after getting a zero grade in all exams
A Christian high school student who challenged the Education Ministry's exam protocol resulting in a public outcry, has declined to meet with Pope Tawadros II, the church said Wednesday.   Mariam Malak accuses... Thursday, 3 September, 2015 - 14:32
 EGYPTIAN PRESIDENCY/AFP/File | File picture released by the Egyptian Presidency shows President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (C) shaking hands with a member of the security forces during a visit to the Sinai Peninsula
Businessman Naguib Sawiris
Mariam Malak, a high school student in a legal battle with the Ministry of Educationm after getting a zero grade in all exams

Egypt

US President Barack Obama spoke to his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi 
Egypt and the US discussed on Thursday means of fostering cooperation and exchanging expertise in several...
Cairo subway 
The Egyptian population increased by 2.2 million citizens by January 2015, the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and...
Belly dancers Shakira and Bardis in white prison abayas during trial over debauchery charges
An Egyptian court has sentenced two women to six months in prison with labor for "inciting debauchery" in racy...

Middle East/North Africa

Saudi police
Saudi Arabian security forces killed what they called "a terrorist" who attempted to attack a security facility in...
© WELAYAT HOMS/AFP/File | An Islamic State group video from August 25, 2015, allegedly shows smoke billowing from the Baal Shamin temple in Syria's ancient city of Palmyra
 
 
 
 Islamic State has blown up three ancient tower tombs in Palmyra built between the years 44 and 103 AD, Syria's...
In this Thursday Oct. 6, 2011 photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, left, stands next to Syrian Defense Minister Gen. Dawoud Rajha, right, during a ceremony to mark the 38th anniversary of the October 1973
 Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is ready to hold snap parliamentary...

World

© Getty images/AFP/File | Sacramento City College, a community college near downtown, went into lockdown following the shooting, which authorities said occurred at a parking lot on campus
 
 
 
One man was killed and another seriously wounded in a shooting at a Sacramento, California college campus, police said ....
Soldiers of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) march during the military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing, China, September 3, 2015.
REUTERS/DAMIR SAGOLJ
China's military reforms will be difficult and risky as they require a fundamental change in thinking and could affect...
Europeans risk becoming a minority on their own continent, Hungary's right-wing prime minister said on Friday, defending...

Business

Egypt's stock market has witnessed wins of LE12.69 billion (US$1.6 billion) this week, as all indexes dropped, Egyptian...
cairo stock 
Egypt's market jumped as global backdrop improves on Thursday's session, according to Reuters. The benchmark EGX30...




Reuters/Reuters - An employee counts money at a bank in Cairo September 4, 2014. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih






 


 
 Egypt's central bank kept the pound steady at a dollar sale on Thursday, selling $37.8 million at a cut-off price...

Science

A man takes a selfie by a crashing wave on Beirut's Corniche, a seaside promenade, as high winds sweep through Lebanon during a storm February 11, 2015. 
The rise of selfie photography in some of the world's most beautiful, and dangerous, places is sparking a range of...
swimming with whales
If you have trouble controlling your emotions, keeping a clear mind and you wish to overcome your fears, read on for a...
An Ancient Egyptian mummy displayed at World Museum Liverpool Egypt galleries, captured by James Maloney
The World Museum in Liverpool will temporarily close down its Ancient Egypt galleries on Sunday night as it gears up for an...

Arts

Culture Minister Abdel Wahed al-Nabawy
 Egypt is looking into establishing a holding company for cinematic productions, Culture Minister Abdel Wahed al-...
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai (C) poses with girls for a picture at a school for Syrian refugee girls, built by the NGO Kayany Foundation, in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley July 12, 2015.
REUTERS/JAMAL SAIDI
Most people know Pakistani Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by the Taliban in 2012 for demanding...
Luxor will host its first international fashion festival, "Come to Egypt", at the famous Luxor Temple in December...

Living

Venice, Rome
The well-travelled, well-heeled readers of CN Traveller UK have spoken, voting Italy, Paris, British Airways and...
Guests sit on automobile shaped beds as they play a game on the Sony Playstation 3 
 
Peer pressure is a number one concern for teens and their parents, yet a new study indicates that close friendships during...
After scouring through the laundry list of customer complaints posted on their site, airline consultancy group Skytrax has...