Day: July 21, 2011

Negotiations stall surrounding US aid to Egypt

Source: almasryalyoum Ongoing negotiations surrounding President Obama’s recently pledged US$2 billion aid to Egypt suffer from disagreements between Cairo and Washington. While the Washington insists on subsidizing civil society organizations directly “without approval from the Egyptian government,” Cairo rejects this position and demands that Washington reveal details about $42 million it […]

Intense shooting in central Syrian city

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian security forces swept through neighborhoods in a restive central city on Thursday, firing machine guns and pulling people from their homes in a series of arrests, activists and residents said. Smoke billowed from at least one area in Homs, which has experienced some of the most […]

An Extra Day of Rock in Rio Added

Source: The Rio Times RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The organizers of Rock in Rio 2011 recently announced the line-up for the festival’s extra day, Thursday, September 29th. The additional day features the legendary Stevie Wonder, and the British acts Jamiroquai and Joss Stone – who will perform solo. Also the American […]

Yoga poses for what ails you

(CNN) — When Dr. Carolyn LaFleur was in a car accident six years ago, she couldn’t move her neck for a year and a half, she had terrible pain in her hip, and she would get headaches at her temples. Frequent icing, physical therapy and massage therapy helped her neck and […]

Not dollar, not euro, but gold

As the US dollar’s value continues to drop, China looks to invest in gold for stability. Growing concerns about the slow death of the dollar rather than a saviour’s goodwill are underpinning China’s widely publicised purchases of European government debt, according to experts. But as the Eurozone debt crisis spreads […]

Where are the men of Dadaab?

Residents of the world’s largest refugee camp are mainly women and children, raising questions about the fate of men. Azad Essa Al Jazeera The wind hollers, whipping up dust that scratches at our faces. As I fumble with my notebook, a thorny branch of the drought-resistant Mathenge tree hits me […]

Israeli glass sparkles

A new glass exhibit at the Eretz Israel Museum in Tel Aviv is set to dazzle the local art world this summer. Dubbed the ‘largest glass art exhibit’ in the history of the State, the display includes 100 works by 67 Israeli artists. From cute, oversized glass animal figurines to […]

Welcome role

Jordan Times Turkey’s role and attempts at solving some major regional conflicts have increased, and the fact that Istanbul recently played host to two conferences on Libya and Syria is proof of the fact that the country is acknowledged as a linchpin by the nations in the area. The international […]