11 Feb 2016
An NGO alliance has held a series of workshops at universities in Egypt to raise awareness about female genital mutilation (FGM) and violence against children.
The Union Against Harmful Practices on Women & Children said it has...
10 Feb 2016
Every year the houbara bustard, a rare desert bird whose meat is prized by Arab sheikhs as an aphrodisiac, migrates from Central Asia to the far reaches of Iraq and Pakistan in search of a mild climate and a place to breed.
09 Feb 2016
Egypt’s Grand Mufti has rejected what he described as “generalized” perceptions that link terrorism to Islam.
“Islam is totally innocent of terrorism and terrorists’ actions,” Shawqy Allam said...
07 Feb 2016
Germany's Marcel Kittel won the Tour of Dubai on Saturday after he outsprinted his rivals, claiming victory in the final fourth stage of the race.
He replaced Italy's Giacomo Nizzolo, who had seized the overall leader's...
06 Feb 2016
They covered her face and laid her down.
What happened next, Agnes wishes no girl would ever experience.
"They grabbed my legs and arms," she said. "They excised me. Blood was coming out."
31 Jan 2016
Renewing a passport and border checks are not the easiest of tasks for Shona Owen thanks to the unusual location of her birth.
About 36,000 feet in the air.
To the constant bemusement of immigration officials, her passport...
25 Jan 2016
Tens of thousands of people in the beauty pageant-crazed Philippines are set to give newly crowned Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach a heroine's welcome home during a colourful parade through Manila on Monday.
The parade is one...
24 Jan 2016
A workshop that seeks to educate asylum-seekers in Norway about Western attitudes to sex and sexual assault will appeal to European neighbors struggling to cope with a wave of refugees, but not everyone who attends the course is a fan....
23 Jan 2016
In their quest for beauty, Brazilian tattoo fans are turning to the most unlikely of pretty faces: the death skull.
At Rio Tattoo Week 2016, billed as Latin America's biggest piercing and tattoo convention, the image of death...
22 Jan 2016
"Innovation" is one of the most oft-cited buzzwords in both academia and the business world, but its usage isn't consistent. It can mean that an organization regularly produces new ideas or unique products; that its internal...