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 […]

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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 […]

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AMNESTY – ANNUAL REPORT OF HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES IN IRAN

Sat 10 April 2021: Amnesty International released its annual report on Wednesday, April 7, with a section on human rights abuses in Iran. In this report, with a sharp criticism of the human rights situation in Iran, it announced that the Iranian government in 2020 was increasingly using executions as a tool for political suppression of protesters […]

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DONALD TRUMP’S TOP DIPLOMAT MIKE POMPEO JOINS FOX NEWS AS “CONTRIBUTOR”

Sat 10 April 2021: Donald Trump’s top diplomat Mike Pompeo has been hired to appear on Fox News as a “contributor,” the conservative cable news channel said Thursday. “I intend to give viewers a candid, no-nonsense look at geopolitics, international relations and the America First policies that helped chart the course for unprecedented American prosperity […]

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EU INSTITUTIONS TONE DOWN ITALY PM’S DESCRIPTION OF ERDOGAN AS ‘DICTATOR’

Sat 10 April 2021: EU institutions have been toning down Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s description as a “dictator” by Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, AKIpress News Agency reported on Friday. During a meeting held in the Turkish capital Ankara on Tuesday, European Union (EU) Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, one of the two visiting EU leaders, […]

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RSS CHIEF MOHAN BHAGWAT TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID

Sat 10 April 2021:  Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat has tested positive for coronavirus, the organisation tweeted on its official handle. Mr Bhagwat, 70, has been showing commons symptoms of coronavirus infection, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) tweeted. “He is currently having common symptoms of COVID-19 and has been admitted to Kingsway Hospital in […]

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