El-Maasara village, in the north west of Dakahlia governorate, celebrated long into the night following the wedding ceremony of a 12-year-old boy and his ten-year-old bride this weekend.  The marriage of Fares al-... Saturday, 23 July, 2016 - 15:09
Preachers at Al-Azhar shunned the government decision that identical, government-approved sermons should be delivered in all mosques during Friday prayers, with President of Al-Azhar University Ibrahim al-Hodhod... Saturday, 23 July, 2016 - 13:16
Evidence gathered in an investigation into the crash of EgyptAir Flight 804 in the Mediterranean Sea in May shows the plane likely broke up in midair after a fire near or inside the cockpit that quickly overwhelmed the... Saturday, 23 July, 2016 - 11:23
Civil society institutions stood with their hands tied, unable to calm down a broiling situation of sectarian strife that has been unfolding over the past years and recently grew in intensity in Minya, Upper Egypt. On... Friday, 22 July, 2016 - 16:05

Egypt

Street children
The Social Solidarity Ministry announced Saturday the launch of a program to shelter and protect homeless children in 10...
Families of 13 out of 21 Coptic Egyptians beheaded by Islamic State in Libya mourn their loss at the village of al-Owr, Minya
Saturday saw the final session of reconciliation talks between Muslims and Christians of Abo Yaaqoub village, Minya,...
Cairo's chief of police, Major General Jamal Saaed died from injuries sustained in a car crash on Saturday morning, a...

Middle East/North Africa

Syrian opposition groups have taken advantage of a global Pokemon craze to draw the world's attention to the plight of...
A militia stands guard in front of the entrance to the 17 February militia camp after Libyan irregular forces clashed with them in the eastern city of Benghazi 16 May 2014. 
Fourteen unidentified bodies with shot wounds to the head have been found in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, a hospital...
Tunisia's parliament looks set to sack technocrat Prime Minister Habib Essid next week after the parties in the ruling...

World

Heavy rain in China has killed at least 87 people and forced thousands from their homes, state media reported on Saturday....
Indian ships and aircraft searched on Saturday for an air force plane that went missing over the Bay of Bengal with 29...
An 18-year-old German-Iranian gunman who apparently acted alone opened fire near a busy shopping mall in Munich on Friday...

Business

Vodafone branch
Vodafone reported a better-than-expected 2.2 percent rise in first-quarter organic service revenue, marking an eighth...
Barclays has begun a formal process to sell its Egyptian unit, with at least two banks from the Middle East and North Africa...
Last October, Consumer Reports published the most glowing appraisal of an automobile in its 80-year history. The hard-to-...

Science

 

Pokémon Go dating app launched in the US

 
US dating company Project Fixup has launched a Pokémon Go match-making service, offering gamers the opportunity to find love...
Scientists reveal that sitting for more than 10 hours a day can be harmful to health. (AFP Relax News)
 
Although many previous studies have shown that too much sedentary time increases the risk of a variety of diseases,...
Researchers in Brazil announced Thursday the "presence of the Zika virus" in Culex mosquitoes (the common house...

Arts

Cast member Chris Pratt at the premiere of ‘Jurassic World’ in Hollywood, California, June 9, 2015. The film made US$102 million for Universal this weekend.
The sequel to 2015 action blockbuster Jurassic World is set to start production in February 2017, with The Impossible...
Comedian Carey Marx performs at the Up The Creek Comedy Club in Greenwich, London, Britain, July 16, 2016.
 
Like most stand-up comedians, Carey Marx has stories about "dying on stage", but in his case they are almost...
American whistleblower Edward Snowden is seen on a screen as he delivers a speech during the Roskilde Festival in Roskilde, Denmark, June 28 2016. Scanpix Denmark/Mathias Loevgreen Bojesen /via
 
When former NSA contractor-turned-whistleblower Edward Snowden met with Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone to discuss a...

Living

Two newly released studies show that the beneficial effects of exercise such as cycling, walking, dancing and even gardening helps in the prevention of Alzheimer's disease. 
The beneficial effects of physical and mental exercise on brain health are already well established. A new American study...
reading books
Although it has long been assumed that reading is good for your mental health, there has been little evidence so far to...
vacation
Whether you’re on vacation or just relaxing in the garden at home, these five new light fiction novels will provide...