‘VIOLENCE ON PEACEFUL PROTESTORS UNACCEPTABLE’: US LAWMAKERS EXPRESS CONCERN OVER DELHI VIOLENCE

Wed 26 February 2020: In a tweet, US Commission for International Religious Freedom said it is alarmed by reports of “deadly mob violence targeting Muslims in New Delhi”. The violence over the amended citizenship act in India’s capital New Delhi drew sharp reactions from US lawmakers with the mainstream media prominently reporting it along with […]

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IRANIAN CLERIC BLAMES CORONAVIRUS IRAN OUTBREAK ON DONALD TRUMP

Wed 26 February 2020: The outbreak of coronavirus in Iran, where the deadly virus has reportedly killed 18 people according to Iran International, is the fault of US President Donald Trump, said a senior Iranian religious cleric recently. Coronavirus, which initially broke out in the Chinese city of Wuhan, claimed its first victims in Iran on […]

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IRAQI FORCES KILL ONE PROTESTER IN BAGHDAD, WOUND 24: SOURCES

Wed 26 February 2020: Iraqi security forces killed at least one protester in Baghdad on Tuesday and wounded 24 others, police sources told Reuters. The death was due to birdshot fired from a hunting rifle, the sources said, adding that five of the injuries also resulted from birdshot. The remaining injuries were tear gas-related. At […]

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VIRUS HITS MORE COUNTRIES AS HEALTH OFFICIAL WARNS WORLD ‘NOT READY’

Wed 26 February 2020: (AFP) The new coronavirus epidemic swelled on Wednesday with cases in South Korea surging past 1,000 after deaths soared in Iran and infections appeared in previously untouched countries, prompting dire warnings that the world was not ready to contain it. The virus has rapidly spread in parts of Asia, Europe and […]

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SAUDI ARABIA LAUNCHES WOMEN’S FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Community sports for female athletes in the Kingdom took another giant step forward after the Saudi Sports for All Federation (SFA) inaugurated on Monday the Women’s Football League (WFL) at a launch event in Riyadh. (AN Photo/Bashir Saleh) Wed 26 February 2020: Saudi sports authorities have launched a women’s football league, the latest unlikely extravaganza in […]

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INDIA HOME TO MOST POLLUTED CITIES WORLDWIDE: REPORT

Tue 25 February 2020: South Asia, Southeast Asia, Western Asia suffer from most fine particulate matter pollution overall, says report Indian cities rank among the world’s most polluted, with a total of 21 listed in the world’s top 30 polluted regions in 2019, according to an air quality watchdog on Tuesday. “Of the world’s top […]

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MOSQUE AND SHRINE IN INDIAN CAPITAL SET ABLAZE AS DEATH RISES TO 13

Tue 25 February 2020:  Mosque Set on Fire in Ashok Nagar, Hanuman Flag Placed on Minaret A mosque has been set on fire in the Indian capital New Delhi as violent protests continue across the city with the death toll rising to 11. Indian website The Wire reported that a mob shouting “Jai Shri Ram”, […]

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INDIA HAS STRONG ANTI-RAPE LAWS – SO WHY AREN’T THEY WORKING?

Tue 25 February 2020: A horrific 2012 gang rape in New Delhi sparked protests and legal reform across India. That is in addition to the country’s constitution, which includes protections related to gender equality and nondiscrimination. So why is sexual violence in India still so prevalent? Hint: The patriarchy. The team: Priyanka Tilve produced this […]

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IRAN, ISRAEL COOPERATED TO DESTROY IRAQ IN THE 1980S, SAYS FORMER UK MINISTER JACK STRAW

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif with former British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw. Tue 25 February 2020: Iran and Israel cooperated militarily to destroy Iraq during the Iraq-Iran war of the 1980s, former British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw has claimed. Speaking to Al-Araby TV, Straw said Israel provided information about military sites in western Iraq, while Iran gave Israel information […]

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QASSEM SOLEIMANI CONVINCED ASSAD NOT TO RESIGN: OFFICIAL

Tue 25 February 2020: Quds Force official says Assad was on verge of giving up power and requesting asylum in another country Late Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani played a key role in convincing the leader of Syria’s regime to stay in power, an official from Iran’s elite military force said over the weekend. “Qassem […]

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