Saudi Arabia's Grand Mufti Abdul Aziz Al al-Shaikh
Saudi Arabia’s top cleric has slammed an Iranian movie depicting the life of the Prophet Mohamed, thereby reviving a longstanding controversy around Islam’s prohibition of the impersonation of holy figures...
The director and actor at copy & waste Steffen Klewar (R) and actor Daniel Brunet are refelcted on a distrorted mirror at the concept store 'Knick-Knack to the Future' in Berlin, Germany, September 1, 2015.
If you could go back in time to change your city, what would you do? What kind of a place do you want to live in? Would you try to stop gentrification?   These are some of the questions being posed by a Berlin-...
The last first-class luncheon menu from the ill-fated luxury cruise liner, the Titanic, dated August 14, 1912, is seen in this undated handout image courtesy of Lion Heart Autographs.
More than a century after first-class passengers aboard the ill-fated Titanic ate grilled mutton chops and custard pudding in an elaborate dining room, the ship's last luncheon menu is expected to fetch up to $70,...
Hollywood actor Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp tops the cast of stars headed to Venice this week for what is shaping up as something of a watershed edition of the world's oldest film festival.   Amid the usual mix of big-budget Hollywood...
Egypt's cultural adviser in Beijing Hussein Ibrahim 
  Egypt's cultural adviser in Beijing Hussein Ibrahim said that Beijing International Book Fair has witnessed a broad Egyptian and Arab participation.   There was a great diversity in size and number of...


Abdullah Mohamed Hani Zaher, 23, hopes for a fair trail as state prosecutors build their case...

Art news


Kanye West performs at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 17, 2015, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Images of Kanye West's face on Mount Rushmore and a potential White House...
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David Lagercrantz signs his book at a release event for the fourth book in the Millennium series of crime novels in a Stockholm bookshop today. The tattooed young hacker Lisbeth Salander is back in the sequel to Stieg Larsson's ‘Millennium 
The eagerly-awaited sequel to Stieg Larsson's best-selling Millennium crime...
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Some fragments of the Koran have been discovered by the University of Birmingham; Radiocarbon dating found the manuscript to be at least 1,370 years old, making them believe it could be the oldest Quran in the history.
The Daily Mail published an article on August 31 which discussed fragments...
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Syrian TV star and cinema director Sulaf Fawakherji
Syrian drama star Sulaf Fawakherji will compete in the Alexandria Film Festival...
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A $129,000 crocodile-skin Hermes "Birkin" bag is pictured on June 21, 2007 
Actress and singer Jane Birkin has asked Hermes to remove her name from one of...
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Jazz drummer Yehia Khalil
Egyptian jazz superstar drummer Yehia Khalil will hold two concerts in Cairo...
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