UAE NAMES NOURA AL-MATROUSHI AS ‘FIRST FEMALE ARAB ASTRONAUT’

Sun 11 March 2021: In a first, the UAE leader has named its first female astronaut for a space programme. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Saturday announced it had chosen the Arab world’s “first female astronaut” to take part in its ambitious space program. UAE Vice President and Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid […]

KYRGYZSTAN HEADS TO POLLS, CONSTITUTIONAL REFERENDUM

Sun 11 March 2021: Voters in Kyrgyzstan headed to the polls on Sunday for a referendum envisaging radical change in the central Asian country’s constitution. Over 3.6 million people started casting their votes into 2,474 ballot boxes at 8 a.m. local time (0200GMT) across seven regions and 26 provinces. Nearly 200 observers and 179 domestic […]

DEATH TOLL FROM ARMED CLASHES IN SUDAN’S WEST DARFUR CLIMBS TO 137

Sat 10 April 2021: The death toll from the recent armed clashes in El Geneina, capital city of Sudan’s West Darfur State, climbed to 137, and the injured to 221, the Central Committee of Sudan Doctors announced Friday. “The committee counted a new toll of victims, bringing the number of those who were killed so […]

BITCOIN CROSSES $60,000 AGAIN AMID TALKS OF CONSTRAINED SUPPLY

Sun 11 March 2021: Bitcoin’s value spiked above the $60,000 zone to approach record highs over the weekend, breaking out of a two-week tight range and propelled by talk of constrained new supplies against evidence of wider adoption. The world’s biggest and best-known cryptocurrency hit $61,222.22 on Saturday, its highest in nearly a month. It […]

RUSSIAN RIGHTS GROUPS SLAM MOSCOW’S ABUSES IN SYRIA IN DAMNING REPORT

Sat 03 April 2021:  The first-ever extensive report on the Syria war authored by Russian civil society groups was launched on Friday, highlighting the role of Moscow’s 2015 intervention in the conflict and its impact on Syrians. “A Devastating Decade: Violations of Human Rights and Humanitarian War in the Syria War” is the result of two-years work by Russian […]

UAE NAMES NOURA AL-MATROUSHI AS ‘FIRST FEMALE ARAB ASTRONAUT’

Sun 11 March 2021: In a first, the UAE leader has named its first female astronaut for a space programme. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Saturday announced it had chosen the Arab world’s “first female astronaut” to take part in its ambitious space program. UAE Vice President and Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid […]

PODCAST | MUSLIMS IN FRANCE CONTEND WITH A SHIFTING CENTER

Fri 09 April 2021: When France’s President Emmanuel Macron announced a controversial bill on “Islamist separatism” last year, members of the country’s Muslim population worried about what would happen next. Now, the bill has reached the Senate. As France’s politicians try to outmaneuver each other from the right, what impact will their politicking have on a […]

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