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Al-Ahram Weekly - Culture
7/16/2024 10:03:45 PM
British author Lawrence Durrell spent the Second World War in Alexandria, later using the city as the backdrop for the novels making up his Alexandria Quartet, writes David Tresilian in an occasional series on books by visitors to Egypt

World - International
7/16/2024 1:10:10 PM
Although smoking marijuana is usually associated with "the munchies", a pair of Thai activists vowed Tuesday to stay on hunger strike until the government rethinks plans to decriminalise the narcotic.

Business - Economy
7/15/2024 8:47:26 PM
Ibrahim Embabi, Chairman of the Tobacco and Cigarettes Division of the Chamber of Food Industries in the Federation of Egyptian Industries (FEI), told Ahram Online that tobacco products are expected to see a rise next year due to the application of fees and value-added tax in line with the related laws.

Egypt - Foreign Affairs
7/10/2024 10:53:42 PM
The Egyptian foreign ministry issued a statement on Wednesday condemning the Israeli bombing of Al-Awda school in Gaza’s Khan Younis, describing it as a blatant new violation of international humanitarian law.

World - International
7/9/2024 10:21:14 PM
Britain's new lawmakers excitedly squeezed into parliament Tuesday with Labour sitting on the government's side of the chamber for the first time in 14 years following last week's landslide election win.

Business - Economy
7/9/2024 5:18:51 PM
The US Federal Reserve is making "modest" progress in its inflation fight, the head of the US central bank told lawmakers Tuesday, on the first of two days of testimony in Congress.

Paris 2024 - News
7/9/2024 2:39:08 PM
French marathon runner Mehdi Frere, selected for the Paris Olympics, has been banned for two years for breaching anti-doping rules, his lawyer told AFP on Tuesday.

World - International
7/8/2024 4:56:09 PM
US President Joe Biden on Monday called for Democratic lawmakers to show full support for his reelection campaign after days of speculation around whether he should pull out due to his advanced age.

World - Region
7/5/2024 12:21:06 PM
Iranians began voting Friday in a runoff election to replace the late President Ebrahim Raisi, killed in a helicopter crash last month, as public apathy has become pervasive in the Islamic Republic after years of economic woes, mass protests and tensions in the Middle East.

Business - Tech
7/4/2024 10:42:55 PM
Spanish prosecutors said Thursday that they were investigating Facebook owner Meta over suspicions it breached data-protection laws by using users' data to train its AI programme.

War on Gaza - War on Gaza
7/4/2024 7:31:33 PM
The Israeli government has approved plans to build nearly 5,300 new homes in settlements deemed illegal under international law in the occupied West Bank, a monitoring group said Thursday, the latest move in a campaign to accelerate settlement expansion, aiming to cement Israeli control over the territory and prevent the establishment of a future Palestinian state.

World - Africa
7/4/2024 10:36:55 AM
Twenty-five soldiers accused of "fleeing the enemy" while fighting M23 rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo were sentenced to death Wednesday during a one-day trial, according to their lawyers.

World - International
7/3/2024 10:48:26 AM
President Joe Biden's disastrous debate performance has reverberated across the Democratic Party, forcing lawmakers to grapple with a crisis that could upend the presidential election and change the course of American history.

World - International
7/1/2024 10:12:18 PM
A panel of UN experts have determined that the detention of former Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan was arbitrary and in violation of international law, calling for him to be released "immediately".

Egypt - Foreign Affairs
6/29/2024 9:58:28 PM
Egypt condemned on Saturday the Israeli government's decision to approve the legalization of five more settlement outposts in the occupied West Bank and its plans to build thousands of new settlement units in clear violation of international law and the UN Security Council resolutions.

World - Africa
6/26/2024 8:50:10 PM
Kenyan President William Ruto said Wednesday he won’t sign into law a finance bill proposing new taxes, a day after protesters stormed parliament and several people were shot dead. It was the biggest assault on Kenya’s government in decades.

War on Gaza - War on Gaza
6/24/2024 6:05:06 PM
South Korea has filed a lawsuit for war crimes and crimes against humanity against seven senior Israeli officials, according to Israeli media reports.

Egypt - Health
6/24/2024 6:03:52 PM
President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi ratified on Monday a law that allows the private sector to establish, manage, operate, and develop public health facilities in Egypt under certain conditions.

World - Region
6/22/2024 2:54:20 PM
Iran's supreme court has overturned a death sentence against popular rapper Toomaj Salehi who was jailed for backing nationwide protests sparked by Mahsa Amini's death, his lawyer said Saturday.

World - Region
6/21/2024 4:17:19 PM
With just a week remaining before a presidential election, Iranians are divided over whether voting will address pressing economic issues and mandatory hijab laws.

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