In November 2011, ten per cent of Ministry of Culture employees were forced to retire.
Athens, Greece - The broken display cases at Greece’s Museum of Olympia, the site where the first Olympic Games were held thousands of years ago, have stunned members of the Archaeological Service who have been registering a stream of missing cultural artefacts.
Gays and “tomboys” can no long enter public schools and universities in Saudi Arabia, until they change their appearance and behavior. That’s how the country chose to tackle the spread of the two “phenomena”.
Workers who say employer abandoned them say they will stay until they get paid what they are owed.
A group of foreign workers in the United Arab Emirates has set up camp in the desert, refusing to leave until they are paid what they say they are owed by employers who have deserted them.
One charity says there has been an increase in cases like this, but the government has yet to weigh in.
The case has been before the courts for months, but many workers live in dire conditions as they wait for payment.
Al Jazeera’s Dorsa Jabbari reports from Dubai.
New sources come forward to claim Neil Heywood was murdered by ex-Communist Party official’s wife
China’s Communist Party suspended ex-politician Bo Xilai and named his wife, Gu Kailai, a murder suspect [Reuters]
A British peer has allegedly announced a £10-million bounty for Barack Obama and George W. Bush, prompting his suspension from the UK’s Labour party. Lord Ahmed denies this, saying his comments about the Iraq and Afghanistan wars were misunderstood.
Eleven Secret Service agents have been relieved from their duties in light of claims they spent time set aside for planning President Obama’s visit drinking and visiting prostitutes.
Cops in Moscow have arrested a father-and-daughter team suspected of forging works of art.
He’s behind a bomb-and-shooting massacre that killed 77 people, he admits to the acts, but pleads not guilty to criminal charges. Anders Breivik showed no emotion as the prosecutor read out the horrific details of his victims’ deaths in Norway.