LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Arab Spring uprising and subsequent conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa have lowered life expectancy in countries such as Syria, Yemen, Tunisia and Egypt, jeopardizing two decades of health gains, experts said on Wednesday.
Caravaggio “Rest on the Flight to Egypt” 1596-97 (detail modified)) by Beth Timken Via Flickr: Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (Italian 1573-1610) Oil on canvas San Luigi dei Francesi, Rome, Italy Caravaggio pushed his figures up against the picture plane and used dramatic lighting which gives his paintings a quality of immediacy. Show More Summary
How a push for democracy in Egypt was railroaded by the dictatorship.
Egypt’s Ministry of Agriculture is investigating the possibility that strawberries being exported to the United States are contaminated with hepatitis A. Ministry spokesman Edi Hawash said media reports from Virginia sparked the inquiry. He said Egypt has not received any official request from any U.S. Show More Summary
The hieroglyphics that helped define the impression of ancient Egyptian civilization will see new life after being published in an English-language collection for the first time, The Guardian reported. “What will surprise people are the insights behind the well-known facade of ancient Egypt,...
Next Tuesday, August 30, marks the International Day of the Disappeared, a day dedicated to reminding us of secret detentions, abductions, and forced disappearances. In many countries--including some of Washington's close allies--this...Show More Summary
Director of the Russian tourist association Turpomosch Alexander Osaulenko that Russian experts poitively assess the situation in the Egyptian airports and flights from Russia to Egypt could be resumed in the second half of October.
The history of the canal offers a cautionary legacy to those hoping to win Egypt a good place in international economy.
Egypt’s state broadcaster has suspended eight female anchors and instructed them to lose weight within a month, leading to an outcry from women’s rights advocates. The edict was given by the the state-run broadcaster Egyptian Radio and...Show More Summary
CAIRO (Reuters) - A fact-finding commission investigating corruption in Egypt's domestic wheat supplies has delivered its final report to parliament, a lawmaker said on Monday, amid mounting pressure on the minister of supplies to resign.
Cairo is ready to provide special zones for Russian tourists if their number increases accordingly, according to Egyptian Civil Aviation Minister Sherif Fathy.
There was a time when Hollywood would put all of its chips on the epic movies set in ancient Egypt or the Roman Empire to bring home huge box-office dollars. But it looks like that time is over. The genre known in the business as "sword-and-sandal"...Show More Summary
Johannesburg (AFP) – Wydad Casablanca of Morocco need a point at Zesco United of Zambia on Wednesday to win Group A and set up a CAF Champions League semi-final showdown with Zamalek of Egypt. But if the 1992 African champions lose at...Show More Summary
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi has urged to disarm extremist groups operating in Syria and search for a peaceful way out of the five-year conflict, in an interview to local newspapers published Monday.
Caravaggio “Rest on the Flight to Egypt” 1596-97 by Beth Timken Via Flickr: Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (Italian 1573-1610) Oil on canvas San Luigi dei Francesi, Rome, Italy Caravaggio pushed his figures up against the picture plane and used dramatic lighting which gives his paintings a quality of immediacy. Show More Summary
Egypt plants to finalize the signing of a raft of contracts to build its first nuclear power plant by the end of this year, the nation’s President Abdel Fattah Sisi told newspapers.
Unknown gunmen attacked checkpoint in the Menofia governorate in northern Egypt and killed two police officers, according to local media.
CAIRO (Reuters) - A few years ago Imad would not have imagined himself queuing in the Cairo sun for a weekly ration of subsidized baby milk. But rising prices mean his civil servant's salary barely lasts the month and the government is tightening its belt further.
Frozen strawberries imported from Egypt and used by Tropical Smoothie Café locations in Virginia are possibly linked to a cluster of Hepatitis A infections, spurring state health officials to issue a public health warning. The restaurant chain has already pulled the implicated strawberries from all of its restaurants, not just the 100 locations in Virginia,... Continue Reading
A police conscript was killed and five other Egyptian policemen on Friday were injured by an improvised explosive device (IED) in Egypt's North Sinai, local media reported.