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The total worldwide spending on chocolate in 2015 came in at $101bn, according to Statista. The world spending on chocolate exceeds the total Egyptian government’s spending during the same year, which amounted $96bn, according to the Egyptian Ministry of Finance. Egypt has imported chocolate from Israel at around $45,000 in 2015, and Israel’s total chocolate …
A frequent theme of modern Arab intellectual discourse has been the search for solutions to the failures and weakness of the Arab world in recent times. This, alas, has led the region down several blind alleys that have only made things worse. One of those was the path of socialism. In this, the Arabs were …
The economic impact of violence on the global economy in 2016 amounted to $14.3tr
Giving women the same tools and resources as men, such as financial support, education, and access to markets, could reduce the number of hungry people worldwide by up to 150 million. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and other humanitarian agencies estimate that 925 million people across the world are undernourished. Of this number, …
As a species, we are growing at an exponential rate. And the more of us there are, the more resources we devour. Can the world sustain us all?
The Turkish government has faced a deadly coup attempt from elements in the nation’s military. Responding to the unrest, foreign leaders slammed the violence and publicly supported Erdogan’s administration
EU officials have called for the UK to start the exit process “as soon as possible” after voters decided to leave the bloc. But the US president said their decision speaks to the “challenges raised by globalization.”
Cartoon by Hassan Ahmed
Increased extrajudicial killing, curtailment of human rights activities, use of the judiciary as tool to eliminate political opposition among major violations
In telephone conversations, Egypt’s foreign minister discussed with Russian and US counterparts the situation in Yemen and Syria
Riding momentum in emerging economies, Volkswagen has outsold its Japanese rival Toyota to become the world's top seller of automobiles. Toyota has sold 5.02 million vehicles so far this year, shy of VW's 5.04 million. In a watershed moment for the German auto giant, Volkswagen was able to take the top spot globally in terms of sales volume in the…
11 police officers injured in Turkey in clashes with protesters
UAE allocated more than $10bn in development aid to Egypt in 2014 alone, says Emirati Embassy in Cairo
Front aims to prevent “non-expert” and “unqualified” opinions from infiltrating religious discourse
“Political situation does not justify President Al-Sisi’s repressive policies,” says watchdog
The United States on Friday accused Russia of helping in the insurgency by sending tanks and rocket launchers to the pro-Moscow rebels, a charge denied by the Kremlin.
The Grand Imam of Al-Azhar shared his thoughts on revolutions in the Middle East, west and east relations, student violence and the tribal crisis in Aswan
On World Press Freedom Day, reports from local and international organisations paint a grim picture of media freedoms in Egypt in 2013
Adviser to US vice president says having free and clear access to internet, without fear of cutoff, should take priority
“All the voters of the constituency took part in voting and 100 percent of them voted for Kim Jong-Un,” the North’s official KCNA news agency said.
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Mourners, many in tears, threw red and white Benfica scarves on the hearse and waved red and green Portuguese flags as it passed by, crying out: “Eusebio, Eusebio”.
This group of young footballers, 18 to be exact, have all had experience of living on the streets, but for almost a year now, have been regularly training with one eye on Rio de Janeiro, where the Street Child World Cup will kick off on 27 March 2014.
Music has always been regarded as a catalyst for social change. In this report for Africa Renewal, Dana Da Silva writes that African music is evolving in a way that it is becoming entertainment-oriented and less of a tool to mobilise against society’s ills.
“The Sri Lankan government needs to go further and faster on human rights and reconciliation,” David Cameron told a press conference.