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Egypt’s strange $45 billion plan to abandon Cairo as its capital city

Over the weekend, Egypt unveiled plans to build a wholly new capital. The new city would lie somewhere to Cairo's east, closer to the Red Sea. It would sprawl across some 150 square miles and potentially be home to as many as 7 million people. Projected to cost $45 billion, it was announced at a …

Why Taiwan is right to ban iPads for kids

<b>(CNN) —</b> Being a parent has suddenly become a lot more stressful. At least it has if you live in Taiwan.<p>Lawmakers in the island have outlawed iPads and other electronic gadgets for children under the age of two, and demanded that those under the age of 18 do not use digital media for "a period of …

Jailed al-Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy could be freed within hours

Broadcaster’s Cairo bureau chief renounced Egyptian citizenship in move aimed at securing release<p>Mohamed Fahmy, one of two al-Jazeera journalists still held in Egypt, could be freed within hours after it was revealed that he has renounced his Egyptian citizenship.<p>A relative of Fahmy said the …

Jailed Al Jazeera staff mark 400 days in Cairo prison | News | Al Jazeera

One of the world's leading human rights lawyer has condemned Western governments for failing to put enough pressure on Egypt to free three Al Jazeera journalists who have now spent 400 days in a Cairo prison.<p>Geoffrey Robertson told Al Jazeera on Saturday that it was hypocritical of so many leaders …