Gunmen armed with rocket-propelled grenades attacked several military checkpoints in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Thursday, killing seven soldiers, security sources said, defying one of the toughest security... Thursday, 2 April, 2015 - 09:38
Smuggling tunnels were located by military forces to be destroyed, Rafah city, northern Sinai, 9 August 2012. Egyptian military forces deploying in northern Sinai's main town of al-Arish days after it began a crackdown on Islamist militants in the region following attack killed 16 soldiers, and injured 7.
 Egypt's cabinet approved on Wednesday a draft legislation proposed by the president punishing those who dig or use border tunnels for communication with foreign countries by life in prison. The draft law... Thursday, 2 April, 2015 - 02:04
© AFP/File | Inmates at a prison in southern Brazil have taken seven staff hostage in the latest in a series of mutinies at penitentiaries in recent months, Brazilian media report
 
 
 
An NGO has voiced concern over latest revelations by the National Council for Human Rights concerning the alleged torture of detainees.   Maat for Peace, Development and Human Rights has said it received with... Wednesday, 1 April, 2015 - 23:16
Girls ride scooters in Cairo
Women riding bikes used to be common place in Egypt. In old black-and-white Egyptian movies, young ladies with fluffy dresses could be seen riding bikes without fear of endangering their safety.   Nowadays, with... Wednesday, 1 April, 2015 - 23:04
Smuggling tunnels were located by military forces to be destroyed, Rafah city, northern Sinai, 9 August 2012. Egyptian military forces deploying in northern Sinai's main town of al-Arish days after it began a crackdown on Islamist militants in the region following attack killed 16 soldiers, and injured 7.
© AFP/File | Inmates at a prison in southern Brazil have taken seven staff hostage in the latest in a series of mutinies at penitentiaries in recent months, Brazilian media report
 
 
 
Girls ride scooters in Cairo

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Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al-Damaty
Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al-Damaty said he is working on returning all artifacts that have been smuggled abroad.   This came on Tuesday in a statement to The Middle East News Agency on the sidelines of his visit to Berlin to receive amulets...

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...