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August 12, 2018 12:04 AM Egypt monk detained over murder of bishop

CAIRO: An Egyptian Coptic monk accused of murder has been detained and will remain in custody for four days pending investigations into the suspicious death of a bishop, his lawyer said Saturday. Bishop Epiphanius, 68, was the head of Saint Macarius monastery in Wadi el-Natrun, northwest of Cairo. His body was found in late July in a corridor of the monastery 11

August 4, 2018 8:50 AM Palestinian teen dies of wounds from border clash

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories: A Palestinian teen died of his wounds Saturday a day after he was shot by Israeli troops during clashes on the Gaza border, the territory's Hamas-run health ministry said. Muadh al-Suri, 15, was shot in the stomach on Friday in central Gaza, ministry spokesman Ashraf Al-Qudra said, raising the number of Palestinians 21

July 11, 2018 4:03 AM 1 dead, 20 injured in S. Africa vintage plane crash: Official

PRETORIA: One person was killed and about 20 were injured when a vintage plane crashed Tuesday after it took off on a test flight from a small airport in the South African capital Pretoria, emergency services said. The Convair-340 plane built in 1954 was due to soon be flown to the Aviodrome air museum in the Netherlands from Wonderboom airport in Pretoria 25

July 9, 2018 2:03 PM Russian rights activist goes on trial in Chechnya

MOSCOW: A leading Russian rights activist went on trial in Chechnya on Monday, charged with drug possession in a case that has sparked concern from Western officials and rights groups. Oyub Titiyev, 60, heads a branch of Russia's top rights group Memorial, the last such body to remain active in the North Caucasus region ruled with an iron fist by strongman 20

July 9, 2018 7:00 AM Japan PM cancels overseas trip as rain toll hits 100: Local media

TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has cancelled a four-country foreign trip as the death toll from flooding and landslides caused by record rains hit 100, local media said Monday. Abe had been expected to visit Belgium, France, Saudi Arabia and Egypt from Wednesday. His office declined to comment on the reports. Abe reportedly told the deputy 20

June 30, 2018 6:35 AM Suarez fired up as Uruguay prepare for showdown with Ronaldo's Portugal

SOCHI, Russia: Criticised for his lack of sharpness in Uruguay's opening game at the World Cup, Luis Suarez insists he is in better shape now as he goes head to head with Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal in the last 16. The 31-year-old had a desperate day in front of goal as Uruguay eventually ground out a 1-0 win against Egypt to kick off their campaign 15

June 26, 2018 12:21 AM Egypt keeper El Hadary to become World Cup's oldest player

Egypt keeper Essam El Hadary will become the oldest player in World Cup history when his side plays Saudi Arabia on Monday. El Hadary was named to start in the Group A game at the Volgograd Arena at the age of 45 years and 161 days. He surpasses the record of Colombia keeper Faryd Mondragon, who was 43 years and 3 days old in his final appearance at the 2014 World 9

June 24, 2018 3:15 AM Same-sex relationship game banned in seven countries

SEVEN countries have banned the Sims FreePlay because it embraces gay relationship in the game. On Wednesday, the game's developer posted a notice informing users that "in light of regional standards", starting on July 5, the game will no longer be available in seven countries — Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Egypt, and China 16

June 23, 2018 11:47 PM Uruguay's Gimenez ruled out of World Cup group decider

NIZHNIY NOVGOROD: Uruguay defender Jose Maria Gimenez is out of his country's World Cup game against hosts Russia, which will determine who will top Group A, because of a thigh injury, officials said Saturday. The Atletico Madrid centre-half "will not be taken into account for the match... against Russia," the Uruguayan Football Association said in a statement 9

June 23, 2018 10:20 AM Five migrants die, nearly 200 rescued off Libya

TRIPOLI: Five migrants died and nearly 200 were rescued off the coast of Libya while trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe in two boats, the Libyan navy said Saturday. Three children and nine women were among 94 migrants rescued on Friday when their inflatable dinghy sank 12 nautical miles from Garabulli, east of the capital Tripoli. Five migrants 26