Egypt Independent

24 hours ago

Business
Lebanese president signs public sector pay rise and tax hike laws

 Lebanese President Michel Aoun signed off on public sector wage increases and related tax hikes on Monday, the national news agency NNA said. Aoun had held off ratifying the two laws since parliament approved them last month, amid concerns from ... Read More

39 mins ago

Science
Where’s the kelp? Warm ocean takes toll on undersea forests

When diving in the Gulf of Maine a few years back, Jennifer Dijkstra expected to be swimming through a flowing kelp forest that had long served as a nursery and food for juvenile fish and lobster. But Dijkstra, a University ... Read More

1 day ago

Culture
Jerry Lewis, comedy icon and telethon host dies, at 91

Jerry Lewis, the manic, rubber-faced showman who jumped and hollered to fame in a lucrative partnership with Dean Martin, settled down to become a self-conscious screen auteur and found an even greater following as the tireless, teary host of the ... Read More

22 hours ago

Life & Style
Big Ben bell to go silent in London for repairs until 2021

The British Parliament’s Big Ben bell is due to sound the hour for the last time before it is silenced for repair work scheduled to last until 2021. After 12 deep bongs at noon Monday, the bell will begin its ... Read More