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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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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AFRICAN HEALTH SYSTEMS IS ILL-EQUIPPED TO RESPOND CORONAVIRUS, WHO SAYS

Tue 25 February 2020: The World Health Organisation has warned that African health systems would be ill-equipped to respond to the rapid COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak should cases start to proliferate on the continent, even as it pledged to support African countries on joint preparedness and response strategy. The Director-General of the WHO, Dr. Tedros Adhanom,  […]

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VIRUS MAY KILL MILLIONS OF SMALL FIRMS IN CHINA, SURVEY SHOWS

Tue 25 February 2020: As China’s economy struggles with the impact of the global coronavirus pandemic that has infected more than 75,000 people worldwide, millions of companies across the country are in a race against the clock to stay afloat, Bloomberg reported Sunday. The government has asked banks to offer more credit for an economy […]

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ARCTIC ‘DOOMSDAY VAULT’ STOCKS UP ON MORE FOOD SEEDS

Tue 25 February 2020: An Arctic “doomsday vault” is set Tuesday to receive 60,000 samples of seeds from around the world as the biggest global crop reserve stocks up for a global catastrophe. The seeds are to be deposited in the vault inside a mountain near Longyearbyen on Spitsbergen Island in Norway’s Svalbard archipelago, about […]

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HUAWEI LAUNCHES MATE XS FOLDABLE SMARTPHONE WITH BETTER SCREEN

Tue 25 February 2020: (REUTERS) Huawei unveiled an upgrade to its folding smartphone on Monday, with a more robust and higher quality display that it hopes will persuade consumers to switch to the new design. The new Mate XS comes a year after the Chinese tech giant showed off its first folding phone, which had […]

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“ALL I WANT IS FOR THEM TO BRING MY SON BACK”, MOTHER OF SLAIN PALESTINIAN

Mon 24 February 2020: The images of Mohammed’s lifeless body being carried away by the bulldozer have caused widespread outrage among Palestinians and the family has demanded its swift return for burial. Mohammed was shot dead on Sunday by the Israeli military, which accused him of planting an explosive device near the Israeli separation fence east […]

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