Cooking was alien before he married her, as was shopping for just the right spice.
Carole King and James Taylor collaborate on new CD, postapartheid tale of 'Disgrace' now on DVD, an entertaining look at consumer culture in 'Obsessive Consumption,' and more top picks.
How women in the Middle East are working to improve the standing of their own sex.
Al Azhar’s edicts were once heeded from Morocco to Indonesia, but the Cairo institution has lost clout as TV imams are reaching larger audiences and Egypt’s President Mubarak has taken greater control. That's a problem for the regime as it braces for its biggest political transition in nearly 30 years.
A competitor jumps down a dune on April 5, during the second stage of the 25rd edition of the gruelling 150-mile Marathon des Sables (Marathon of the Sands), nearly 200 miles south of Ouarzazate in Morocco. The race includes a full marathon on one day, a 55-mile stage, as well as others of varying length and terrain during seven days. Competitors must carry all their equipment on their backs. Only a carefully rationed nine liters of water and open-sided local tents are provided daily by the organisers. Over a thousand competitors come from 43 countries, aged 16 to 73.
Nuclear power holds promise for 10 African countries now in pursuit of building their own nuclear plants. Wind and solar solutions aren't reliable enough, planners say, nor do they offer adequate electricity.
Ahmed el-Tayeb, who holds a PhD in Islamic philosophy from the Sorbonne, is expected to be a better face for Egypt's Al Azhar University, which was once preeminent in the Sunni world.
No corned beef and cabbage? Irish chef Darren Pettigrew says "you don't eat corned beef in Ireland." Pettigrew discusses what he likes to create.