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2 days ago

Business
East Mediterranean Gas Forum to be established in Cairo

The energy ministers of Cyprus, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan and Palestine met in Cairo on Monday to discuss the establishment of the East Mediterranean Gas Forum (EMGF) at the invitation of Egyptian Petroleum Minister Tariq al-Mulla. The ministers announced that ... Read More

1 hour ago

Science
Egyptian Museum to receive €3mn development grant

Egypt will receive an international grant for the development of the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square worth 3 million euros, Egypt’s Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anany revealed. Five international museums, including the Louvre Museum, will take part in the development work ... Read More

3 hours ago

Culture
Last palace of Shah now museum in Iran

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The shah of Iran’s last refuge before fleeing his country in 1979 was a palatial estate nestled against the Alborz Mountains — a place no Iranian ever dreamed of visiting. Today, it costs them around $1. ... Read More

5 hours ago

Life & Style
Tourists couchsurfing in war-torn Afghanistan

Seeking an “authentic” experience as he backpacked through war-torn Afghanistan, Dutch tourist Ciaran Barr searched the Couchsurfing website for locals to stay with. He found an astonishing number of potential hosts. Despite the country’s decaying security, nearly 2,000 Afghans – ... Read More