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Sep 23, 2014

Kingdom well placed to cash in on its G20 role

Saudi Arabia has been one of the fastest growing G20 countries in recent years and the leading state in the Middle East and North Africa... #Saudi Arabia #Middle East #North Africa #G-20

Sep 21, 2014

Russias ban on EU fresh produce: continents farmers count the cost

From Poland to Spain, fruit and vegetables are being stockpiled and prices are plummeting, with EU farmers losing almost a third of their market Six weeks after Moscow responded to EU sanctions against Russian banks and businesses by banning all impo... #European Union #Europe #Africa #Russia #Poland #Greece #Netherlands #Lithuania

Sep 22, 2014

Egypt NGOs 'robbed of independence'

Cairo, Egypt - Human rights organisations are feeling the squeeze in Egypt as they accuse President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi's government of using a 2002 law to "criminalise" their work. At the start of his presidency on June 8, Sisi called on non-govern... #Cairo #Egypt #Hosni Mubarak #Middle East #North Africa #Amnesty International #Solidarity

Sep 22, 2014

Report: MENA unprepared for climate change

Daniel J. Graeber WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Countries in the Middle East and North Africa have done little as a whole to address the threats from climate change, the American Security Project said Monday... #Middle East #North Africa

Sep 22, 2014

'The Lion King' Musical Becomes Most Successful Box Office Production Ever

NEW YORK (AP) — Here's something the folks at Disney can take real pride in: "The Lion King" is the top ticket of all time. With a worldwide gross of over $6.2 billion, "The Lion King" stage musical has now achieved the most successful box office tot... #North America #Hong Kong #London #Tokyo #Harry Potter #Madrid #Hamburg #Istanbul #Cameron Mackintosh #Appleton, WI

Sep 22, 2014

'The Lion King' overtakes 'Phantom of the Opera' as highest-grossing entertainment work of all time

Here's something the folks at Disney can take real pride in: "The Lion King" is the top ticket of all time. With a worldwide gross of over $6.2 billion, "The Lion King" stage musical has now achieved the most successful box office total of any work i... #North America #Hong Kong #London #Tokyo #Harry Potter #Madrid #Hamburg #Istanbul #Cameron Mackintosh #Appleton, WI

Sep 19, 2014

Khartoum: the most selfish city?

Sudans almost exclusively Arab capital has buried its head in the sand for too long, as the multiethnic country around it burns Khartoum is a low-built, sprawling city. The capital of Sudan, until recently the largest country in Africa, sits on eithe... #Cairo #Africa #Sudan #Khartoum #Darfur #South Sudan

Sep 23, 2014

Disney's 'Lion King' becomes biggest selling box-office hit ever

With a worldwide gross of over $6.2 billion, the show quietly took over top spot from the $6 billion-earning "The Phantom of the Opera" late this summer. By MARK KENNEDY NEW YORK — Here's something the folks at Disney can take real pride in: "The Lio... #North America #London #Tokyo #Harry Potter #Madrid #Hamburg #Cameron Mackintosh

Sep 22, 2014

French hiker abducted by suspected Islamic militants in Algeria

A French citizen has been kidnapped by suspected Islamic militants while hiking in a mountainous Algerian region that is a known hideout for North Africa's al Qaida branch. The kidnapping comes after the Islamic State extremist group issued a call fo... #Al-Qaeda #North Africa #Africa

Sep 22, 2014

O'Brien fears grow as Schmidt plots ahead

Joe Schmidt assembled his extended squad in Carton House yesterday as preparations for the Ireland's November internationals step up a notch. It was a busy weekend for the national coach who travelled to Galway on Friday to watch a number of his play... #Australia #Glasgow #Irish Independent #Anthony Foley #Joe Schmidt (rugby) #Munster Rugby #Sean O'Brien (rugby) #Leinster Rugby #Ulster Rugby