UK EDUCATION SECRETARY FACES LEGAL ACTION OVER CALLS TO SILENCE PALESTINE SUPPORT IN SCHOOLS

Wed 04 August 2021: The advocacy organisation CAGE has launched a legal challenge claiming UK Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson, discriminated against Muslim students and failed to protect freedom of expression in a letter to headteachers ordering them to clampdown on students who express solidarity with Palestine on school premises. Some students were disciplined for wearing […]

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FRANCE PLEDGES $119 MILLION IN DIRECT AID TO THE LEBANESE PEOPLE

Wed 04 August 2021: France will supply Lebanon with 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine and 100 million Euros ($119 million) in assistance, according to French President Emmanuel Macron. Macron made the statement at an international virtual conference on Lebanon co-hosted by France and the United Nations on Wednesday. “We intend to send about 100 million […]

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IRANIANS DO NOT TRUST DECISION MAKERS ANYMORE, SAYS EX-PRESIDENT MAHMOUD AHMADINEJAD

Wed 04 August 2021: The government of Iran has lost the trust of its people, who are facing several crises including the Covid pandemic, economic turmoil and water and power shortages, former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Tuesday. “Right now, both the economic situation and social situation are dire. Relations with neighbours, and international relations are facing […]

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US TO RETURN 17,000 ANCIENT ARTIFACTS LOOTED AND SMUGGLED OUT OF IRAQ AFTER INVASION

Wed 04 August 2021: Iraq confirmed on Tuesday that the US is returning more than 17,000 ancient items seized and smuggled out of the country following the 2003 invasion, including a 3,500-year-old clay tablet containing part of the Epic of Gilgamesh. Tens of thousands of antiquities disappeared from Iraq after the 2003 invasion that toppled leader […]

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HEAVY TOLL OF CHRONIC POWER SHORTAGES ON EXHAUSTED FAMILIES IN GAZA- ICRC SURVEY

Tue 03 August 2021: According to a new research conducted in Gaza by the International Committee of the Red Cross, 80 percent of Gaza’s population spends the most of their time in the dark, with only 10-12 hours of electricity per day. During the summer, this situation becomes even more troublesome, posing a threat to […]

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UAE WARNS OF SIX-MONTH JAIL, ONE MLN DIRHAM FINE FOR ACQUIRING CHILD PORN

Tue 03 August 2021: According to a statement released by the country’s Public Prosecution, collecting pornographic materials involving juveniles can result in jail time and a fine of up to one million dirhams. The country’s Public Prosecution explained that, under Article 18 of Federal-Decree Law 5 of 2012 on Combatting Cybercrimes, whoever has deliberately acquired […]

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GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY WARNS OF LACK OF MEDICINE FOR CANCER PATIENTS

Mon 02 August 2021: The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza on Sunday warned of the repercussions of the lack of medicine and treatment protocols for cancer patients due to the continued Israeli blockade. In a press conference held under the name “save cancer patients”, Dr Muhammad Abu Nada, head of the oncology department at Al-Rantisi […]

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RIGHTS GROUP ACCUSE LEBANESE GOV’T OF HAMPERED BEIRUT BLAST INVESTIGATION

Mon 02 August 2021: The victims of the deadly Beirut explosion last August are still seeking justice, while the Lebanese authorities have spent the past year attempting to “shamelessly” block their attempts, according to a renowned international human rights organization. The rights group, along with more than 50 Lebanese and foreign organizations, appealed the United […]

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CAVE IN SAUDI ARABIA REVEALS HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF ANIMAL, HUMAN BONES

Mon 02 August 2021: Hundreds of thousands of animal and human remains have been discovered in a cave in northwest Saudi Arabia, which scientists believe were gathered by striped hyenas over the past 7,000 years. The discovery was made in the Umm Jirsan lava tube, a 1.5-kilometer tunnel filled with “beautifully preserved” remains located in […]

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