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Dubai-based conglomerate Al-Futtaim Group said on Tuesday it would invest US$700 million in Egypt over three years and pay the government $30.5 million as part of a settlement reached last week over a long-standing land sale dispute.   Mohamed...
Exercising three times a week reduces the odds of developing depression by around 16 percent, scientists said on Wednesday -- and for every extra weekly activity session, the risk drops further. In a study conducted as part of a public health...
"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1" tallied US$123 million in ticket sales to top weekend box office charts and score the year's biggest US opening, according to studio estimates.   The third installment of the blockbuster...
On one of the world's northernmost frontiers, grapevines are growing on hillsides and talk among some farmers is about terroir and aroma as global warming and new technology push the boundaries of wine growing. "Maybe a touch of raspberry?...
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel resigned on Monday, leaving under pressure as President Barack Obama faces critical national security challenges, including fighting Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and revising plans to exit Afghanistan.   It...
Russia's most powerful oil official, Igor Sechin, was due in Vienna on Tuesday for talks with OPEC members as the group's leader Saudi Arabia kept the market guessing about its response to flagging oil prices. Sechin, the head of state oil...
Gunshots rang out and buildings burned in a Midwestern US suburb after a grand jury decided on Monday not to indict a white police officer over the fatal August shooting of an unarmed black teenager, sparking a fresh wave of racially tinged violence...
  The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities announced on Sunday that the head of the statue of King Thutmosis III, one of the main founders of the “The Age of the Empire” (1567 BC - 1085 BC) was discovered in southern Egypt. Tuthmosis...
 Caught in a forgotten war between rebels and government forces and beset by bandits who roam the lawless roads, villagers in Darfur say their lives can scarcely get any worse if Sudan insists on international peacekeepers leaving their region...
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has resigned, a U.S. defence official said on Monday, adding that President Barack Obama had accepted his resignation. Hagel will remain in the Pentagon's top post until a successor is named, the official said.