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Arab League chief calls for special court to try Israel

Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi called on Thursday for a special criminal court to be set up for Israel, at a meeting to condemn an announcement that it will never return the Golan.

Qatar royal freed by kidnappers

A Qatari royal family member and a Pakistani have been freed by kidnappers in Iraq after nearly four months, Qatar News Agency reported on Wednesday, citing a Qatari foreign ministry statement.

‘90 per cent chance’ of hidden chambers in Tut’s tomb


Scans of King Tutankhamun’s tomb have almost certainly shown two rooms hidden behind the pharaoh’s burial chamber, Egyptian antiquities minister Mamdouh al-Damati said on Thursday.

Egyptians campaign for freedom of speech

Egyptian writers, artists and film-makers have launched a public campaign for greater freedom of creativity and expression following the jailing of a novelist on charges of violating “public modesty”

‘Libya could run out of life-saving medicines’

Libya faces severe shortages of life-saving medicine and about one million people will soon be in dire need of help, a UN humanitarian official warned, as warring factions hamper efforts to end chaos

Actress vows to wed ISIS chief’s killer

Ilham Shahin

An acclaimed Egyptian actress has pledged to marry the man who kills ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and has promised him an unforgettable honeymoon, the Egyptian media reported on Thursday.

IS posts Internet pictures of Egypt 'spy' beheadings

One of those decapitated was presented by the IS offshoot Sinai Province.

IS said it had smuggled a bomb onto the plane at an airport in the south of the peninsula.

Boutros Boutros-Ghali, 1st UN chief from Africa, dies

Former United Nations Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali. -AP

Boutros Boutros-Ghali, a veteran Egyptian diplomat who helped negotiate his country’s landmark peace deal with Israel but then clashed with the United States when he served a single term as UN secreta

70 injured as train derails in Egypt

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The accident occurred in Bani Sueif province south of Cairo as the train was headed to the Egyptian capital from the temple city of Luxor.

Egyptian president warns against unrest on uprising anniversary

 Egypt's president warns against probable uprsising on the eve of 2011 uprising anniversary. (Photo: AP)

‘Security and stability of nations are not to be toyed with, we will not allow the blood of martyrs to go in vain.’

Saturday’s edition of this newspaper had a small but puzzling news report on page 12. It was headlined: “John Wayne Day scrapped in California over race row”.

Gujarat University has been asked to produce Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s correspondence course degree. I wish they could find my diploma as well.