Al-Azhar headquarters
Religious jurisprudence textbooks for Al-Azhar students address, among other things, the issue of eating dead human beings, quoting Mansour bin Yunus al-Bahuti, a scholar of the Hanbali school of jurisprudence who died... Wednesday, 1 April, 2015 - 18:10
Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat (L) helps Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as he signs international conventions during a meeting with Palestinian leadership in the West Bank City of Ramallah 1 April 2014.
The Palestinian Authority joined the International Criminal Court on Wednesday, a move deeply opposed by Israel, vowing to hand over suspects to The Hague, including their own government officials. The Palestinians... Wednesday, 1 April, 2015 - 16:50
 U.S. President Barack Obama answers questions after his end of the year press conference in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, December 19, 2014.
President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi told U.S. President Barack Obama lifting the executive holds on US military aid further helps address the shared challenges to the U.S. and Egypt, which is consistent with the longstanding... Wednesday, 1 April, 2015 - 16:47
An Egyptian court sentenced 183 supporters of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood to death on Monday on charges of killing police officers, part of a sustained crackdown by authorities on Islamists.
Egypt and Nigeria accounted for an "alarming rise" in the number of death sentences handed out around the world in 2014, often on the back of security concerns, Amnesty International said Wednesday. The London... Wednesday, 1 April, 2015 - 16:43
Al-Azhar headquarters
Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat (L) helps Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as he signs international conventions during a meeting with Palestinian leadership in the West Bank City of Ramallah 1 April 2014.
 U.S. President Barack Obama answers questions after his end of the year press conference in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, December 19, 2014.
An Egyptian court sentenced 183 supporters of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood to death on Monday on charges of killing police officers, part of a sustained crackdown by authorities on Islamists.

News

The Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company announced Wednesday it would need to cut power to areas in Upper Egypt for a week in order to mend a 500 kilowatt electricity tower on al-Adwa road, Fayoum, which blew up Tuesday evening. ...

World

Thai Army chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha speaks at a meeting to discuss the 2015 national budget, at the Army Club in Bangkok, 13 June 2014.
Thailand's ruling junta announced in a televised statement on Wednesday that it had lifted martial law, in place across the country since just...
Iraqi troops and Shi'ite paramilitary fighters were battling Islamic State militants in northern Tikrit Wednesday, as the government forces...
© AFP/File | An Israeli armoured vehicle patrols along the Israeli-Lebanese border near the disputed Shebaa Farms
 
 
 
Israel could suffer hundreds of civilian dead and damage to its vital infrastructure from Hezbollah rockets if it fights another war with the Iranian...

Economy

Egypt's main stock market index EGX30 declined 0.39 percent on Wednesday's session, reaching the record 9,099.33 points with a LE1.1 billion turnover, the Egyptian Exchange data showed. The broader EGX70 index and the EGX100 index down by 0....

Culture

The inauguration of the third India by the Nile festival at the Cairo opera house on Monday, March 30, 2015. The festival started with a workshop on Bollywood dances. ASWAT MASRIYA/Ahmed Hamed
Young Egyptians attempted Indian dance moves to Bollywood tunes at the third edition of the India by the Nile festival, which is running from March...
Designers elevate Chinese culture at Beijing Fashion Week
 
China Fashion Week wrapped up seven days of catwalk shows on Tuesday, showcasing an array of cool and colorful as well as slightly odd creations by...
A visitor looks at WWI posters at an exhibition titled 'Propaganda and War: The Allied Front During the First World War' in Istanbul March 17, 2015.
 
Beer mugs and embroidered handkerchiefs are among the everyday items repurposed for World War One propaganda and now on display in Istanbul, showing...

Life Style

Google is releasing its cheapest Chromebook laptops yet, two versions priced at US$149 aimed at undercutting Microsoft's Windows franchise and...
Japanese children working out in their kindergarten playground in Tokyo, on January 20, 2014
 
 
 
The sound of children playing can no longer be considered noise pollution in Tokyo, as Japanese authorities try to remove legal barriers to building...






South African comedian Trevor Noah is photographed during an interview. Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old comedian from South Africa who has contributed to "The Daily Show" a handful of times during the past year, will become Jon Stewart's replacement as host, Comedy Central announced Monday March 30, 2015. Noah was chosen a little more than a month after Stewart unexpectedly announced he was leaving "The Daily Show" following 16 years as the show's principal voice. (AP Photo/Bongiwe Mchunu-The Star) SOUTH AFRICA OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE





 





 
Trevor Noah, the newly announced host of "The Daily Show," rejected the backlash over his graphic tweets targeting Jews and women as an...