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The Islamic State jihadist group has seized control of the airport in the city of Sirte after forces of a Tripoli-based Libyan government withdrew, a spokesman said Friday.   Mohamed al-Shami, whose government is not recognized by the...
Al-Azhar, the highest seat in Sunni Islam, on Friday defended its meeting with France's far-right leader Marine Le Pen as an opportunity to show her the religion's "true face".   Al-Azhar's grand imam, Ahmed al-Tayeb, used...
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James Bond legend Roger Moore insisted Saturday he had said nothing racist about fellow British actor Idris Elba -- tipped to play the superspy next -- in a French magazine interview.   The 87-year-old star, who played the suave British...
It was a symbol of a more liberal Egypt where young Muslims and Christians mingled under its leafy canopies, bands played and a young Omar Sharif wooed the glamorous Faten Hamama in the classic film romance "The River of Love".  A...
A list of some of the strangest requests made to travel agents reveals that some of us are a little more worldly than others. In a report from the American Society of Travel Agents, members were asked to divulge some of the strangest questions and...
Aging, brittle bones are not what causes hip fractures, according to a new study that says fall prevention and protection is more effective than anti-osteoporotic medication. Since the 1990s, doctors have been doling out these medications to seniors...
PARAMOUNT will release Mission: Impossible 5 on July 31 in the US, positioning it nicely to become a major summer blockbuster. The sequel starring Tom Cruise was originally due to bow on Dec 25. While the studio did not specify its reasons...
Johnny Depp has reemerged as Jack Sparrow in “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” after a one-month delay. And a just-released photo of the actor is proof. Depp suffered a hand injury on the film’s Australia set in...
Iran hit back Thursday at US charges that the trial of Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian on spying charges lacked transparency, with Tehran insisting its judiciary is independent.   Washington has called for the release of Rezaian, who...