AFP/File | The UAE says "several" of its soldiers have been killed fighting alongside a Saudi-led coalition battling Shiite rebels in Yemen
Twenty-seven soldiers from the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain were killed on Friday while taking part in a Saudi-led military campaign against Yemen's dominant Houthi group, in the deadliest attack on the Gulf... Friday, 4 September, 2015 - 19:23
The flag of the Islamist Justice and Development Party (PJD)
 

 

 
Some 15 million Moroccans go to the polls Friday for local elections seen as a gauge of the popularity of the government of Abdelilah Benkirane a year ahead of a general election.   Around 32,000 seats on local and... Friday, 4 September, 2015 - 18:55




Reuters/Reuters - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi delivers a statement following a meeting with French President Francois Hollande at the Elysee Palace in Paris, November 26, 2014. REUTERS/Philippe






 


 
Wrapping up an Asian tour, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi will visit Indonesia on Friday. Sisi's tour also included Singapore and China and would be concluded in Jakarta on Saturday. His visit to Indonesia... Friday, 4 September, 2015 - 14:33
 EGYPTIAN PRESIDENCY/AFP/File | File picture released by the Egyptian Presidency shows President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (C) shaking hands with a member of the security forces during a visit to the Sinai Peninsula
Six soldiers including four Americans were injured on Thursday in two blasts in northeast Sinai caused by improvised explosive devices, the Pentagon said. The Multinational Force and Observer peacekeepers were evacuated... Friday, 4 September, 2015 - 10:27
AFP/File | The UAE says "several" of its soldiers have been killed fighting alongside a Saudi-led coalition battling Shiite rebels in Yemen
The flag of the Islamist Justice and Development Party (PJD)
 

 

 




Reuters/Reuters - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi delivers a statement following a meeting with French President Francois Hollande at the Elysee Palace in Paris, November 26, 2014. REUTERS/Philippe






 


 
 EGYPTIAN PRESIDENCY/AFP/File | File picture released by the Egyptian Presidency shows President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (C) shaking hands with a member of the security forces during a visit to the Sinai Peninsula

Egypt

US President Barack Obama spoke to his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi 
Egypt and the US discussed on Thursday means of fostering cooperation and exchanging expertise in several...
Cairo subway 
The Egyptian population increased by 2.2 million citizens by January 2015, the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and...
Belly dancers Shakira and Bardis in white prison abayas during trial over debauchery charges
An Egyptian court has sentenced two women to six months in prison with labor for "inciting debauchery" in racy...

Middle East/North Africa

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)
The civil campaign that has organised protests against Lebanese politicians in Beirut called on Friday for a nationwide...
Rescuers help people in the sea after a boat carring some 250 migrants crashed into rocks as they tried to enter the port of Pantelleria, an island off the southern coast of Italy, on 13 April 2011
 About 30-40 people drowned in the Mediterranean after a dinghy carrying 120-140 Somalis, Sudanese and Nigerians...
Saudi police
Saudi Arabian security forces killed what they called "a terrorist" who attempted to attack a security facility in...

World

© AFP Photo/File / by Beatrice Roman-Amat | A volunteer helpline is taking phonecalls from desperate migrants and trying to assist them
 
 
 
From his office in Strasbourg in eastern France, Hatem Gheribi picks up the phone to a desperate woman who says she has...
Prime Minister David Cameron said on Friday that Britain would welcome "thousands more" Syrian refugees,...
1 OF 14. Head of radical leftist Syriza party Tsipras speaks after winning elections in Athens, January 25, 2015.
 
 So divided has Syriza's youth wing become over the direction of Greece's leftist party, that when its council...

Business

A ship passes a petro-industrial complex in Kawasaki near Tokyo December 18, 2014.
 
Asian liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices sank this week as fresh supply emerged from traditional Chinese buyers looking to...
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
 


 
 

 
Ten liquefied natural gas (LNG) trading firms have been invited by state-run Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Co (EGAS) to join...
Egypt's stock market has witnessed wins of LE12.69 billion (US$1.6 billion) this week, as all indexes dropped, Egyptian...

Science

Sleep 2
People who do not get enough sleep are four times more likely than their well-rested counterparts to catch a cold, US...
A man walks at the Samsung Electronics' headquarters in Seoul January 7, 2015.
 
Imagine the alarm clock ringing on a typical Monday morning, except this time the curtains draw themselves back, the...
pregnant woman
A US study suggests a direct link between prenatal nutrition and academic progress, indicating that women who diet during...

Arts

actor Johnny Depp
Actor Johnny Depp will reportedly appear as the face of Dior’s Sauvage, a new version of the Eau Sauvage men’s...
Culture Minister Abdel Wahed al-Nabawy
 Egypt is looking into establishing a holding company for cinematic productions, Culture Minister Abdel Wahed al-...
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai (C) poses with girls for a picture at a school for Syrian refugee girls, built by the NGO Kayany Foundation, in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley July 12, 2015.
REUTERS/JAMAL SAIDI
Most people know Pakistani Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by the Taliban in 2012 for demanding...

Living

First-class airline seats
Think you can't afford a spin in a private jet -- jacuzzi included -- or a night at a lavish, five-star hotel? Think...
Omega-3-rich fish for better energy
Checking in at the airport can be a a dispiriting experience, especially when you factor in delays and long lines to get...
Venice, Rome
The well-travelled, well-heeled readers of CN Traveller UK have spoken, voting Italy, Paris, British Airways and...