© al-Raya Media Foundation/AFP/File | An video grab made available on October 9, 2014, by the official Islamist media outlet of Benghazi-based Islamist Ansar al-Sharia group, al-Raya Media Foundation, allegedly shows militants from the group during a battle in Benghazi, Libya
The UN Security Council is expected to adopt on Friday a resolution to step up the fight against Islamic extremists in Libya but without lifting the arms embargo. Libya, backed by Egypt, had asked for an end to the arms... Friday, 27 March, 2015 - 20:38
Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi
Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi arrived in Egypt on Friday for an Arab League summit which will focus on the Saudi-led military campaign against his Houthi militia opponents. Hadi left his refuge in Aden... Friday, 27 March, 2015 - 19:57
Contaminated water
Dozens of farmers in Baltim gathered in front of the City Council in protest against contaminated irrigation water unsuitable for irrigating agricultural land, which pollutes crops and threatens the lives of citizens... Friday, 27 March, 2015 - 17:02
Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi with Saudi defense minister Mohammad bin Salman
 Saudi Arabia kept some key details of its military action in Yemen from Washington until the last moment, U.S. officials said, as the kingdom takes a more assertive regional role to compensate... Friday, 27 March, 2015 - 16:43
© al-Raya Media Foundation/AFP/File | An video grab made available on October 9, 2014, by the official Islamist media outlet of Benghazi-based Islamist Ansar al-Sharia group, al-Raya Media Foundation, allegedly shows militants from the group during a battle in Benghazi, Libya
Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi
Contaminated water
Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi with Saudi defense minister Mohammad bin Salman

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Wahid Hamed
“More blood will be shed and more martyrs will fall in exchange for freedom, for we are facing a heartless enemy,” scriptwriter Wahid Hamed said in an interview on the Al-Hayat satellite TV channel on Thursday evening.   “The...

World

British Muslim leaders launch 'anti-extremist' magazine
British Muslim leaders launched a digital magazine Thursday to counter 'extremist interpretations' of Islam found on the Internet. Its...
1 OF 15. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures to supporters at party headquarters in Tel Aviv March 18, 2015.
 
Israel will release to the Palestinian Authority tax funds it collects on its behalf and withheld as punishment for its move to join the...
Turkey's parliament overwhelmingly passed a security law on Friday to broaden police powers and allow the use of firearms against demonstrators,...

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...