dollar vs Egyptian pound
The Egyptian pound slipped further on the black market on Thursday, piling more pressure on the central bank to devalue the currency even as the official rate against the dollar remained unchanged at an auction.  ... Thursday, 11 February, 2016 - 13:54
Pyramids of Giza
Said Ramadan has lost count of how much he's borrowed just to stay afloat while other vendors at Giza's pyramids have already lost hope, as jihadist attacks bring Egypt's tourist industry to its knees.... Thursday, 11 February, 2016 - 13:38
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi speaks during the Davos World Economic Forum
Organizers of the World Economic Forum, which holds an annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, have postponed a similar conference planned to take place in Egypt this spring over security concerns.   The WEF Middle... Thursday, 11 February, 2016 - 12:00
Nahed Ibrahim has scoured Egypt in vain to find a regular supply of medication to help her mother to recover from a stroke she suffered four months ago, since then the 75-year-old has struggled to follow conversations... Thursday, 11 February, 2016 - 11:50
dollar vs Egyptian pound
Pyramids of Giza
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi speaks during the Davos World Economic Forum

Egypt

Gaza tunnel
Military Spokesperson Mohamed Samir announced Thursday that second field army troops were able to find out and destroy a...
Senior Advisor to the US Secretary of State David Thorne and US Ambassador to Egypt Robert Stephen Beecroft began on...
The newly-dispatched German Ambassador to Cairo Julius Georg Luy said Egypt and Germany share strong relations in all fields...

Middle East/North Africa

Saudi Arabia's Al Ekhbariya channel reported that Saudi Arabia will host the meeting of the Islamic Military Alliance in...
Russia is ready to discuss the possibility of a ceasefire in Syria, deputy foreign minister Gennady Gatilov said Thursday as...
Iranians waved "Death to America" banners and took selfies with a ballistic missile Thursday as they marked 37...

World

From building statues and training police in Africa to trading with India and Thailand, North Korea is managing to maintain...
Two female suicide bombers killed more than 60 people at a camp for people displaced by an insurgency of the jihadist Boko...
For health workers battling Zika across much of Central America, the immediate menace is not the mosquitoes that transmit...

Business

Egypt's stock market fell in early trade on Thursday, erasing the previous day's gain as global bourses sagged,...
CIB
Commercial International Bank (CIB), Egypt's largest listed company, said on Thursday its board had approved a plan to...
Orascom
Egyptian firm Orascom Telecom and Technology has approved the final offer for the acquisition of CI Capital, a subsidiary of...

Science

A prosthetic arm made of Lego that disabled children can customise to their own needs won the grand prize at the Netexplo...
A portrait of the Twitter logo in Ventura, California, 21 December 2013.
Twitter on Tuesday announced that it is pulling together a council of outside experts and organizations to battle abusive...
The Environment Ministry has launched a cleaning campaign with one of the tourist hotels in Fayyoum's Wadi al-Rayyan...

Arts

Hollywood will be out in force to kick off the Berlin film festival today, with Meryl Streep joining George Clooney and the...
Actor Hugh Jackman
 


 


 
"X-Men" star Hugh Jackman said on Monday he had another skin cancer growth removed from his nose, and urged people...
Singer Beyonce
After a sizzling performance during the Super Bowl on Sunday and shortly after releasing the new single “Formation...

Living

A Qatari man releases his falcon during a falcon contest at Qatar International Falcons and Hunting Festival at Sealine desert, Qatar January 29, 2016.
 
Every year the houbara bustard, a rare desert bird whose meat is prized by Arab sheikhs as an aphrodisiac, migrates from...
Australian products are displayed for sale in a store in Sydney, Australia, January 27, 2016. Picture taken January 27, 2016.
 
Watching a lone browser in his Sydney Chinatown shop, Bing Chen is worried business is being squeezed this Lunar New Year by...
One of the most remarkable festivals in Europe, the Hom Strom, takes place in the Swiss town of Scuol. With overtones of " The Wicker Man," locals torch a giant straw effigy in the dead of winter.
Scuol is one of those perfectly preserved semi-isolated communities in the Lower Engadine valley of Switzerland, separated...