• Politics
    Egypt Independent

    Iran's former hardline president Ahmadinejad to run again

    Iran’s hardline former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday registered to run again in an election in June which is being seen as a test of the legitimacy of the country’s clerical rulers. Vilified in the West for his questioning of the Holocaust, Ahmadinejad had to step down in 2013 because of term limit rules, when incumbent President Hassan Rouhani, who negotiated Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, won in a landslide.

  • Science
    CNN

    This famously well-endowed giant, etched on a hillside, isn't as old as we thought

    A huge chalk figure cut into the side of a hill in southern England is younger than previously thought. Scientific analysis of sand particles taken from the 180-foot-tall Cerne Giant show that it was probably made between 700 and 1100 AD, conservation body the National Trust said in a press release published Tuesday. "This is not what was expected.

  • Politics
    Al Jazeera

    US must put 'brakes on the Israelis' as violence rises: Activists

    US President Joe Biden has pledged to take a rights-based approach to US foreign policy. But as Israeli air raids pummel the Gaza Strip, killing more than two dozen Palestinians in the besieged coastal territory, Palestine advocates say Biden is failing to apply that standard to Israel – and without US pressure, Israel has little incentive to change its stance.

  • Health
    Al Jazeera

    What is 'black fungus' infection found in India's COVID patients?

    Mumbai, India – For 35-year-old Milind Deshmukh, contracting the COVID-19 infection has been a devastating, life-altering experience. The mechanical engineer from Thane, a suburb of Mumbai, caught a fungal infection known as mucormycosis while battling the viral disease. In a span of a month, the fast-spreading fungus had eaten into a large portion of his facial tissue, including his right eye and the palate.

  • Politics
    Egypt Independent

    Erdogan tells Putin that Israel needs a 'lesson'

    The Latest on confrontations between Israelis and Palestinians as Israel signals a widening military campaign: ANKARA, Turkey —Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has told Russian President Vladimir Putin that the international community should “give Israel a strong and deterrent lesson” against its conduct toward the Palestinians.

  • Politics
    Egypt Independent

    Erdogan rallies Muslim leaders against Israel

    The Latest on confrontations between Israelis and Palestinians, sparked by weeks of tensions in contested Jerusalem and as Israel has signaled it’s widening its military campaign: ANKARA, Turkey — The office of Turkey’s president says he is engaged in intense telephone diplomacy in a bid to end Israel’s use of force against Palestinians.

  • Entertainment
    Egypt Independent

    Youngest Dubai DJ scratches her way to fame in world contest

    Michelle Rasul had just learned to read and write and was already spinning turntables, scratching hip-hop records and making the beats drop. Four years later, at the age of nine, she’s one of the world’s top DJs and competed in this year’s global championship. At her home in the skyscraper-studded city of Dubai, the turntable whiz from Azerbaijan nodded her baseball cap-adorned head to the beat and showed off her skills scratching, cutting and fading.