Egypt PM Sherif Ismail hailed the news, 'this is an assuring message about the Egyptian economy and that we are capable of covering the needs of the Egyptian people'
Country's UN development chief says there 'no end in sight' to civil war and 70 percent of nation's 27 million people need humanitarian aid
Experts warn, however, that draft's lack of clarity will pave the way for another phase of instability
The war in Syria destroyed more than its cities. It destroyed its soul, says American drummer and photographer Jason Hamacher, who has recorded a large collection of Syrian religious music in an effort to preserve it. Arman Tarjimanyan reports.
The trial is expected to last at least a month and comes amidst a massive post-coup crackdown that has seen more than 100,000 government workers fired
Tens of thousands of others have calculated it is better to stay in Lebanon, despite sweeping restrictions on movement and employment
Iranian state television described the launch as involving a "Simorgh" rocket that is capable of carrying a satellite weighing 250 kilograms (550 pounds)
The Red Sea area will include diving attractions and a nature reserve - and there are suggestions that the kingdom's strict rules on women's veils and gender segregation could be waived in the tourist haven
The law allowed for charges to be dropped against rapists who married their victims and did not divorce before five years
Syria's government says Saudi authorities continue to place restrictions on Syrian citizens looking to take part in this year's hajj, accusing kingdom of 'politicizing' annual Muslim pilgrimage
The filing seeks negotiations with Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates