Ten soldiers and four civilians have been killed and 34 others wonded as armed attackers assaulted five checkpoints in North Sinai with RPGs, a medical source said on Thursday.   The source said in press statements... Thursday, 2 April, 2015 - 11:15

Yemen's Houthi rebels made broad gains in the country's south and east on Friday 
 Houthi forces pulled back from positions in central Aden after air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition at dawn on Thursday, residents of the southern Yemeni port city said. They said a unit of Houthi and allied... Thursday, 2 April, 2015 - 09:16
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

Yemen's Houthi rebels made broad gains in the country's south and east on Friday 
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
 
 
 

News

The parliaments of five Nile Basin states have endorsed an agreement that aims to ensure the "equitable utilization" of the river's water, meaning it only needs the ratification of one more parliament before it can go into effect. The...

World

The death toll in an attack by gunmen on a Kenyan university campus near the border with Somalia has risen to 14, a police officer at the scene said...
At least 54 crew on a Russian fishing trawler died and 15 were missing after it sank in freezing waters off the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Western...
A gunman poses with Prosecutor Mehmet Selim Kiraz with a gun on his head after he was taken hostage in his office in a court house in Istanbul March 31, 2015.
Turkish police on Thursday launched early morning raids against suspected members of an ultra-leftist group in Istanbul after two deadly shoot outs...

Economy

© AFP/File | Emirati men sit under a stock market screen at the Dubai Financial Market (DFM) in Dubai, on January 30, 2011
 
 
 
Most Gulf STOCK MARKETS rose in early trade on Thursday after OIL PRICES rallied late on Wednesday, while builder Arabtec supported Dubai after a media report suggesting it was close to finalising a long-delayed deal in Egypt....

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...