BREAKING: US withdraws from UN rights council

The United States has withdrawn from the UN Human Rights Council, US ambassador Nikki Haley said Tuesday, branding the global body a “cesspool of political bias.” “We take this step because our commitment does not allow us to remain a part of a hypocritical and self-serving organization that makes a mockery of human rights,” she […]

Latest World Cup standings

World Cup standings after Tuesday’s 18000 GMT Group A match (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points): Group A Russia         2 2 0 0 8 1 6 Uruguay        1 1 0 0 1 0 3 Egypt          2 0 0 2 1 4 0 Saudi Arabia   1 0 0 1 […]

Govt detains activist over ‘false information’

Egyptian prosecutors on Tuesday ordered the detention of prominent activist Mohamed Adel for 15 days over allegations that he spread “false information and incited violence”, his lawyer said. The lawyer, Gamal Eid, who heads the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information, said “the prosecution did not specify the nature of the false information”. Adel was […]

World Cup: How Russia defeated Egypt

Three weeks and three days after Sergio Ramos twisted and slammed Egypt’s best World Cup hope into the grass, Mohamed Salah returned. He won a penalty, and scored it, ripping the ball with his left foot into the top corner. But by then, Russia were already three up and this game was as good as […]

Spain’s Iniesta wants Iran win, trophy

Midfield legend Andres Iniesta has pledged Spain will overcome their early World Cup woes in Russia by beating Iran on Wednesday to set up another tilt at the title. Iniesta, who scored Spain’s extra-time winner on their way to victory over The Netherlands in South Africa in 2010, is playing his final World Cup having […]