PHOTO STORIES

World Elephant Day Raises Awareness of Preservation

Celebrated since 2012, the World Elephant Day is dedicated to the preservation and protection of elephants worldwide. It is aimed at raising awareness of the plight of African and Asian elephants, and looking into ways for the better care and management of captive and wild elephants. ...

August 12, 2015, Wednesday

Suez Canal Expansion Opens with Ceremonies and Cheering Crowds

Egypt inaugurated on Thursday, August 06, a major expansion to the Suez Canal, a key waterway linking the Mediterranean with the Red Sea. Launched last year, the USD 8....

August 7, 2015, Friday

France, UK Struggle to Cope with Migrant Crisis at Channel Tunnel

Hundreds of extra police and security guards have been deployed to block access to roads and train tracks leading to the Channel Tunnel near Calais in France in recent days after groups of up to 2,000 migrants tried to storm the railway terminus to make it in to Britain. Sniffer dogs have been sent to help tackle the crisis and new fences erected as French police are trying hard to stop the hundreds of migrants trying to reach the UK through the tunnel every night since June....

August 5, 2015, Wednesday

Russia's Military Competitions: Evolving from Tank Biathlon to Army Games.

Military professionals from a host of nations are taking part in the International Army Games-2015 held in Russia on ten various grounds from 01 to 15 August 2015 to define strongest military professionals in 14 disciplines.Armies that have sent competing teams include those of countries such as Azerbaijan, Angola, Armenia, Belarus, Venezuela, Egypt, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Kuwait, Mongolia, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Russia, Serbia and Tajikistan....

August 4, 2015, Tuesday

Serbia Faced with Tide of Migrants Heading for EU via Hungary

Migrants from the Middle East, Asia and Africa are crossing into Serbia from neighbouring Macedonia these days heading for Hungary, which is member of the EU’s borderless Schengen zone. Travelling on the so-called Balkan route, they are trying to reach Hungary, from where they can travel visa-free to EU countries farther north with the aim to settle there....

July 21, 2015, Tuesday

San Fermin Bull-Running Festival Starts in Pamplona

Thousands of people went into the streets of Pamplona, in northern Spain, to test their speed and courage in the first bull-run of the famed San Fermin festival on 7 July. Ernest Hemingway immortalized the nine-day fiesta in his 1926 novel "The Sun Also Rises". ...

July 7, 2015, Tuesday

Greece Set to Hold Referendum on Terms of Bailout Deal

The Greek government on 30 June presented a last-minute proposal for a two-year agreement with the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) to fully cover its financing needs, combined with debt restructuring. "From the first we made clear that the decision to call a referendum was not the end but the continuation of a negotiation seeking better terms for the Greek people," an announcement from the office of PM Alexis Tsipras read....

July 1, 2015, Wednesday

Sand City Hurghada: Where Caesar and Zeus Meet Iron Man and Sponge Bob

Located just a few kilometers from the Red Sea resort of Hurghada, Egypt, Sand City Hurghada is the single open-air sand museum in Africa and the Middle East.It has brought together a number of artists to create a collection of tens of sculptures and reliefs which could be liked by both adults and children as it is divided into two main sections: history/mythology and cartoons....

June 27, 2015, Saturday

Cairo: The City of a Thousand Splendid Temples

A Novinite team was invited by Egypt's Ministry of Tourism to pay a visit to the country alongside other Bulgarian journalists and learn more about how the country is helping its once strongly developed tourism industry get back on track. The second gallery is dedicated to several mosques and churches in the Egyptian capital Cairo....

June 19, 2015, Friday

Egypt's Pyramids: So Far No Matter How Close

A Novinite team was invited by Egypt's Ministry of Tourism to pay a visit to the country alongside other Bulgarian journalists and learn more about how the country is helping its once strongly developed tourism industry get back on track. The following photo gallery is the first of a series of five offering a glimpse at the places we visited to combine rest with cultural sightseeing....

June 18, 2015, Thursday

Bulgaria's Ruse Hosts Sandfest Dedicated to Cinema

The Bulgarian city of Ruse is hosting an international sand sculpture festival dedicated to cinema between June 9 and 20. The sculptures, representing famous actors such as Marilyn Monroe and Charlie Chaplin as well as fictitional characters such as Spiderman and Indiana Jones, are located at the Danube river quay in the city....

June 12, 2015, Friday

Winners at 2015 Cannes Film Festival

French director Jacques Audiard’s “Dheepan” won the Best Film award at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival on 24 May. Hungarian film-maker Laszlo Nemes picked up the Grand Prix, often seen as the festival’s runner-up prize, for his debut feature ‘The Son of Saul’, a Holocaust drama set in Auschwitz. ...

May 25, 2015, Monday

'Goodbye, Nikola', Protestors Tell Macedonian PM Gruevski

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Macedonian capital Skopje on 17 May 2015 to demand the resignation of conservative Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski in a protest rally organized by Social Democrat opposition. Pressure on the Macedonian premier to step down has been mounting since a wire-tapping scandal broke out earlier this year, raising concerns how tightly the government has controlled electins, the media and the judiciary during Gruevski's nine years in office....

May 17, 2015, Sunday

Dozens Killed as New Major Earthquake Hits Nepal

An earthquake of magnitude 7.4 struck Nepal on 12 May 2015, leaving at least 39 people dead and more than 1,000 injured....

May 12, 2015, Tuesday

Europe Marks Victory Day

Events marking the 70th anniversary of Allied victory over Nazi Germany and the end of World War Two in Europe are being held across the continent on 8 May 2015. Russia will celebrate the Day of Victory on 9 May....

May 8, 2015, Friday