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Janet Jackson, 50 Cent to Perform at Saudi Arabia Concert

Janet Jackson, 50 Cent to Perform at Saudi Arabia Concert

By Mesfin Fekadu | Jul 17
Janet Jackson and rappers 50 Cent and Future have been added to the lineup for the Jeddah World Fest, the concert in Saudi Arabia that Nicki Minaj pulled out of after human rights organizations urged the rapper to cancel her appearance.

Israeli Education Minister Apologizes for Remarks on Gays

Israeli Education Minister Apologizes for Remarks on Gays

Jul 17
Israel's education minister has apologized for controversial remarks about homosexual "conversion therapy" and intermarriage among Diaspora Jews that drew widespread criticism in Israel and the U.S.

Egypt Releases Transgender Woman After 4 Months in Jail

Egypt Releases Transgender Woman After 4 Months in Jail

Jul 17
An Egyptian rights group says authorities have released a transgender woman held for more than four months in connection to a call for protests.

Egypt Opens 2 Ancient Pyramids for First Time Since 1960s

Egypt Opens 2 Ancient Pyramids for First Time Since 1960s

Jul 16
Egypt on Saturday opened two of its oldest pyramids, located about 25 miles (40 kilometers) south of the capital Cairo, to visitors for the first time since 1965.

Johnson, Hunt Raise Brexit Stakes with Irish Border Views

Johnson, Hunt Raise Brexit Stakes with Irish Border Views

By Jill Lawless | Jul 16
The two contenders to become Britain's next prime minister raised the Brexit stakes by saying they will discard a contentious part of the European Union divorce deal agreed by outgoing leader Theresa May.

British Activist Readies Legal Bid over No-Deal Brexit

British Activist Readies Legal Bid over No-Deal Brexit

Jul 15
An anti-Brexit activist who won a major legal case against the British government said Sunday she will go to court again if the next prime minister tries to force the U.K. out of the European Union without a deal.

Heating Up: Hotter Earth Drives Dollars to Sustainable Funds

Heating Up: Hotter Earth Drives Dollars to Sustainable Funds

By Stan Choe | Jul 15
This year is on pace to be one of the hottest on record, again, and the trend may only accelerate as President Donald Trump loosens policies meant to combat climate change. But some investors are attuned to the dangers.

New Zealand Gun Owners Turn over Their Weapons for Money

New Zealand Gun Owners Turn over Their Weapons for Money

By Nick Perry | Jul 15
Dozens of Christchurch gun owners on Saturday handed over their weapons in exchange for money, in the first of more than 250 planned buyback events around New Zealand after the government outlawed many types of semi-automatics.

Congo Tracing Contacts of First Ebola Case in Eastern City

Congo Tracing Contacts of First Ebola Case in Eastern City

By Krista Larson | Jul 15
After feeling sick for several days the pastor boarded a bus traveling to eastern Congo's largest city. Only upon arrival at his destination did anyone suspect he had the highly deadly and infectious Ebola virus.

Codebreaker Alan Turing to be Face of New British Banknote

Codebreaker Alan Turing to be Face of New British Banknote

Jul 15
Codebreaker and computing pioneer Alan Turing has been chosen as the face of Britain's new 50 pound note, the Bank of England announced Monday.

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