In Egypt, illiteracy rates down but problem remains

20.1% of Egyptians are now considered illiterate, down from 25.9% in 2013.

Egypt’s Nation’s Future Party seeks to build on youth vote

Former French culture minister picked to head UNESCO

Qatar, Egypt set for UNESCO standoff

Fatah, Hamas reach agreement in Palestinian reconciliation talks

Egypt’s mosques: A study in art and faith

As Egypt celebrates October War anniversary, Cairo-Tel Aviv ties in focus

Egypt militant group Hasm adopts terror tactics

Era of political Islam is over, say ex-Brotherhood figures

Sisi hails Palestinian unity as chance for ‘peace’

Lebanese band denounces Egypt 'witch-hunt'

17 men go on trial for homosexuality in Egypt

Egyptian officials in Gaza on eve of Palestinian unity talks

Urgent action needed for water sustainability in MENA

Egyptian court hands fresh life sentence to Muslim Brotherhood leader

Egypt in air strike on suspected weapons traffickers

EU to take at least 50,000 refugees from Africa, Middle East

IMF satisfied with Egypt's 'bold' reforms

Hamas-Fatah reconciliation process shows growing Egyptian influence in region

Seven arrested in Egypt for raising rainbow flag at concert

Egyptian ‘world’s heaviest woman’ dies in Abu Dhabi

Sisi calls for peace, co-existence in Mideast

Trump expects Gulf dispute to be resolved quickly

Sisi meets Netanyahu at UN

Cairo facing calls to increase Sinai military presence

Egypt court upholds life sentence against Morsi

Egypt condemns 7 terrorists to death

Sheikh Tamim says Qatar ready to talk to end Gulf crisis

Qatari sovereign fund CEO says ‘business as usual’ despite isolation

Tunisia eyes West African markets to make up for economic downturn in Maghreb, Europe

Egypt seeks to renew interest in Sinai’s religious sites

Dahshur pyramids set the standards for Egypt’s ancient architecture

Qatar says ‘illegal’ blockade attempt to force it into trusteeship

Sinai blast kills Egyptian brigadier general, three policemen

Egypt forms new response force to tackle terror threats in Africa

Hamas’s shift to Tehran rings alarms in Cairo

Egyptian security forces kill 10 suspected militants

Saudi to keep pressuring Qatar until demands met

After Tunisia, gender equality inheritance debate grips Egypt

Egypt dig unearths 3,500 year old tomb


Arab craft glitters through generations in Columbia

Arab tradition of crafting fine jewellery taught to Spaniards which took it to isolated Mompox where generations of goldsmiths maintain ancient method.

Egypt's wheat supply bears the brunt of angry inspectors

Traders say ban on expenses-paid foreign trips has backfired as inspectors are now rejecting cargoes at Egyptian ports on arbitrary, unpredictable grounds.

Central Egypt cave captivates visitors

With an area of 700 sq. metres and 15 metres deep, Wadi Sannur Cave displays rock formations of different shapes and colours moulded over millions of years.

North Africa’s thriving pop art showcased in London

The exhibition showcases an unseen perspective of the North African cultural scene.

Young talent sweeps Egypt into World Cup

Many of Egypt's international football stars, who have steered the team into Russia 2018, were not even born when Pharaohs last played in World Cup.

Urgent action needed for water sustainability in MENA

More than 60% of Middle East and North African region’s population lives in areas with high or very high water stress.

Artists transform poor Nile Delta village into open air museum

'This is how art can turn from an elitist thing into something that changes the lives of the poor.', Egyptian artist Abdel Wahab Abdel Mohsen.

Innovative project stimulates children’s imagination

The project stresses the importance of reading and listening to stories in the formation of children’s consciousness and in stimulating their imagination.

Amr Moussa’s memoirs make waves across the Middle East

Moussa has been a fixture of Egyptian and Arab diplomacy for five decades, having close personal relationships with many Arab leaders.

Egypt carpet-making village is an unusual tourist attraction

In village of Haraniya, homes have been turned into small factories where residents spend their days knotting materials into carpets and rugs.

Coptic Church tries to cope with rising divorce demands

In 2015, there were 250,000 divorces in the country compared to 89,000 in 2014.