Australian Al-Jazeera reporter Peter Greste Sunday called on Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to pardon him and two colleagues handed three-year prison sentences, describing the Saturday court decision as "... Sunday, 30 August, 2015 - 08:21
US State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke
The United States is "deeply disappointed" by the sentence handed down in.s. an Egyptian court on Saturday against three Al Jazeera TV journalists, the US State Department said in a statement. "We urge... Sunday, 30 August, 2015 - 08:13
A decision by an Egyptian court to sentence three Al Jazeera TV journalists to three years in prison was politically motivated and aimed at intimidating the press, one of the three, Australian journalist Peter Greste,... Saturday, 29 August, 2015 - 15:24
President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi embarks on Saturday on an Asian tour that will take him to Singapore, China and Indonesia. The tour comes shortly after the president wrapped up his visit to Russia on Thursday. During his... Saturday, 29 August, 2015 - 14:57
US State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke

Egypt

Egyptian prime minister Ibrahim Mahlab.
Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehlab on Saturday held a meeting to discuss obstacles hindering the marble and granite industry in...
Supply Minister Khaled Hanafy has said that the strategic reserves of wheat have exceed the safe limits.   He said that...
Jordanian labour office
Egypt's Manpower Minister Nahed Ashri on Friday said she received a letter from her Jordanian counterpart Nidal Qatamin...

Middle East/North Africa

A car bomb exploded Saturday in Yemen's rebel-held capital Sanaa, not far from the vacated US embassy complex and close...
A Lebanese protester wears a mask and a national flag on her head during a mass rally on August 29, 2015 at the iconic Martyrs Square in Beirut (AFP Photo/Anwar Amro)
Tens of thousands of protesters from across Lebanon staged a mass rally in downtownBeirut Saturday against a...
Editor's note: Sturt W. Manning is chair of the Department of Classics at Cornell University. The opinions expressed in...

World

2 OF 3. Supporters of anti-immigration movement Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West (PEGIDA) hold flags during a demonstration in Dresden January 12, 2015. 
Germany may have witnessed violent anti-refugee protests this week -- but the message from the country's media and...
Supporters of pro-democracy group 'Bersih' (Clean) gather as they prepare to march to Dataran Mederka in Malaysia's capital city of Kuala Lumpur August 29, 2015.
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Thousands gathered for a second day of protests on Sunday to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Najib Razak over a...
The United Nations has called a Dutch character with a black face who appears every Christmas a "vestige of slavery...

Business

© AFP / by Roberto Coloma | Chinese tourists take pictures against the iconic Merlion statue in Singapore, August 29, 2015
 
 
 
China's currency devaluation and slowing economy have caused enormous turmoil in world financial markets, but they have...
Pipes are seen at Dominion's Cove Point liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant on Maryland's Chesapeake Bay in this picture taken February 5, 2014. Dominion D.N, an American energy company long focused on U.S. markets, hopes to begin an expansion worth billions of dollars at its Cove Point complex on Chesapeake Bay later this year. REUTERS/Tim Gardner
 


 
 

 
Asian liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices for October delivery fell this week as new cargoes offered by Indonesia and...
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Egypt's stock market has witnessed loses of LE6.4 billion (US$818 million) this week, as all indexes dropped, Egyptian...

Science

A man uses his laptop to test a new high speed inflight Internet service named Fli-Fi while on a special JetBlue media flight out of John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York December 11
It's no secret that crowded airports can be a hassle and a giant time-suck for cross-country travelers. Soon, a...
As the reality of global warming starts to hit home, people may ask: "How will it affect my livelihood?"  ...
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It's that time of year again. The kids are back in school, the nights are getting cooler, footballs are flying through...

Arts

Singapore is renowned worldwide for its national maths system, which has been emulated by schools in other developed countries and cities
 
 
 
Singapore -- the home of Esplanade "the durian" Theater, ArtScience "the banana" Museum and other iconic...
Onlookers watch a display of 'Animaris Ordis,' one from the series of 'Strandbeests' kinetic sculptures by Dutch artist Theo Jansen, at City Hall Plaza in Boston, Massachusetts August 28, 2015.
 
A pair of skeletal sculptures that harness the power of the wind to walk strutted around Boston's City Hall on Friday at...
Spike Lee's film "Do the Right Thing" released in 1989. Critics were concerned that the controversial motion picture, which took on a number of hot-button issues, would inflame passions. Instead, it provoked dialogue -- and has since become a classic. 
As one of the most iconic images of rock, Algie, the inflatable pig which famously flew over London's Battersea power...

Living

Buddhism, which holds that wealth is temporary and no path to happiness, might not sound like the best source for money...
Instagram 
After five years of square-shaped tyranny, Instagram will finally allow users to post portrait and landscape photos and...
Each August, around 20,000 people head to the tiny Valencian town of Bunol, Spain for the La Tomatina festival -- an excuse to hurl 170 tons of ripe tomato slop at one another.
 
Each August, around 20,000 people head to the tiny Valencian town of Bunol, Spain for the La Tomatina festival -- an excuse...