Twenty-one Arab human rights NGOs have sent an official letter to Arab leaders condemning the unilateral use of security and military solutions for dealing with terrorism, leading to unprecedented human rights abuses... Friday, 27 March, 2015 - 13:53
 
 
Military and political analysts say that the Saudi-led military operation launched by 10 countries against Houthi militias in Yemen is a means to force them to sit at the negotiating table.   Lee Guofu of the China... Friday, 27 March, 2015 - 13:40
Gaber Asfour
Former Minister of Culture Gaber Asfour said that the Egyptian identity, like any other identity in the world, consists of fixed and variable sets of characteristics, positive or negative, depending on the period of... Friday, 27 March, 2015 - 13:35
Arab leaders meeting this weekend in this Egyptian Red Sea resort are moving closer than ever to creating a joint Arab military force, a sign of a new determination among Saudi Arabia, Egypt and their allies to... Friday, 27 March, 2015 - 13:13
 
 
Gaber Asfour

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Bad weather
Wahid Seoudi, spokesperson for the Meteorological Agency, said the temperature may reach 38C in Cairo on Friday, to drop by 13 degrees on Saturday with possible rain fall, back to normal on Sunday.   Hot weather would also prevail on Friday in...

World

Turkey's parliament overwhelmingly passed a security law on Friday to broaden police powers and allow the use of firearms against demonstrators,...
A ship passes a petro-industrial complex in Kawasaki near Tokyo December 18, 2014.
 
 Conflict in Yemen risks spilling out into the busy sea lanes that pass it and potentially disrupt the narrow Bab el-Mandeb passage through...
Chinese village residents gather
China faces a million deaths a year from antibiotic-resistant superbugs and a loss of $20 trillion by 2050, an economist and former top Goldman Sachs...

Economy

© AFP/File | Emirati men sit under a stock market screen at the Dubai Financial Market (DFM) in Dubai, on January 30, 2011
 
 
 
Most Middle East stock markets fell on Thursday after Saudi Arabia and its allies in the region launched air strikes against Yemen's Houthi militia, but they came well off their lows late in the day as the initial panic subsided. Saudi Arabia...

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...