A funeral Shaimaa al-Sabbagh
Fifty-eight human rights groups have slammed accusations of rioting posed against a lawyer who witnessed the murder of a socialist activist.   The organizations said they were “shocked” and “... Saturday, 28 March, 2015 - 16:34

Yemen's Houthi rebels made broad gains in the country's south and east on Friday 
A Saudi-led military operation has targeted a base where Iranian-backed Houthi fighters had set up long-range missiles and pointed them towards the southern city of Aden and neighouring countries, a Yemeni official said... Saturday, 28 March, 2015 - 16:34
Ansar Allah leader Mohmed Ali al-Houthi
The leader of the Houthi Ansar Allah rebel militia has said that air strikes led by Saudi Arabia on the movement’s locations in Yemen have not humbled their strength, adding that all options are available should... Saturday, 28 March, 2015 - 16:11
Mohamed Sayed Saber Ali, a nuclear engineer at the state-run Atomic Energy Agency, waves at his trial, where he was convicted of spying for Israel and sentenced to life imprisonment, in Cairo June 25, 2007.
The Giza Criminal Court sentenced on Saturday four defendants accused of espionage to prison, including two Israeli officers at the Mossad who were sentenced in absentia.   The two Israeli officers were sentenced... Saturday, 28 March, 2015 - 15:32
A funeral Shaimaa al-Sabbagh

Yemen's Houthi rebels made broad gains in the country's south and east on Friday 
Ansar Allah leader Mohmed Ali al-Houthi
Mohamed Sayed Saber Ali, a nuclear engineer at the state-run Atomic Energy Agency, waves at his trial, where he was convicted of spying for Israel and sentenced to life imprisonment, in Cairo June 25, 2007.

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Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi speaks as he holds up an agreement signed between the government and Houthi rebels, in Sanaa September 21, 2014.
 
Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi called on the army on Saturday to protect state institutions and carry out the orders of the "legitimate leadership" as an Arab military campaign against his Houthi militia enemies continued....

World

Retaking the city of Tikrit, where jihadists have rigged streets and buildings with explosives, will require "major sacrifices" on the part...
Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate and its allies seized on Saturday the city of Idlib, the second provincial capital to be lost by the government, the...
Boko Haram/AFP/File | A screengrab taken on October 2, 2014 from a video released by the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram and obtained by AFP shows group leader Abubakar Shekau
Islamist Boko Haram insurgents launched two deadly attacks on voters in northeast Nigeria on Saturday, police and a security source said, killing six...

Economy

Egyptian foodmaker Edita set the price of a secondary share issue on the Cairo bourse at 18.50 Egyptian pounds per share, it said in a statement on Friday. The company's global depository receipts (GDRs) to be issued on the London Stock Exchange...

Culture

Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al-Damaty
Egypt’s delegate to the UNESCO, Mohamed sameh Amr, has said that Egypt is going to ask the organization to add further Egyptian sites to its...
Dissedent Chinese artist Ai Weiwei looks up during a group interview at his studio in Beijing
 
Amnesty International has given its top 2015 human rights award to both Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei, a fierce critic of Beijing who has been...
 Mario Laporta, AFP I An Italian police officer guards the re-opening of a recently renovated "Great Theatre" inside the archaeological ruins of Pompeii, Italy, on June
Italy unveiled the restored crown jewel of the ancient city of Pompeii on Friday, showing off a rare success story.   The country raced to shore...

Life Style

Renee Richards poses for a portrait on the front porch of her home in Carmel, New York
 
More than three decades after putting down her tennis racquet, Renee Richards is still astonished she had the moxie to join the women's...
According to a research, girls in Uganda drop out of school mainly because of excessive housework and lack of parental support
Excessive housework and lack of parental support are the main reasons why girls in Uganda drop out of school, research showed, highlighting the...
Afghan woman clad in burqa walks on a hill in Kabul, 23 April 2007.
A Bosnian woman has agreed to meet the son she bore as the result of wartime rape after having read of a film made about the now 22-year-old and his...