UK HOME SECRETARY PATEL CALLS BDS CAMPAIGN “ANTI-SEMITIC,” “RACIST”

Fri 20 May 2022:  British Home Secretary, Priti Patel, said the non-violent Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign to end Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestinian territories was “racist” and “anti-Semitic”. “Holding the Jewish community collectively responsible for what happens in the Middle East by my definition is racist,” Patel said in a speech at the […]

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JORDAN’S PRINCE HAMZAH FACES ‘TRULY BIZARRE’ RESTRICTIONS, QUEEN NOOR SAYS

Fri 20 May 2022: Jordan’s Queen Noor Al-Hussein, wife of the late King Hussein, has called current King Abdullah II’s decision to restrict the communications, place of residence and movement of her son, former crown prince Hamzah, as “truly bizarre”. “Some truly bizarre and stranger than fiction stuff circulating right now,” Queen Noor wrote on […]

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MISINFORMATION ABOUT THE UKRAINE CONFLICT WILL BE LABELED ON TWITTER

Fri 20 May 2022: On Thursday (May 20), Twitter announced that it will begin putting warning messages on some false information about the Ukraine crisis, as well as limiting the spread of claims disproved by humanitarian organizations and other reliable sources. Twitter’s action is part of a new policy outlining how the social media giant […]

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AUSTRALIA REPORTS FIRST MONKEYPOX CASE IN TRAVELLER RETURNED FROM BRITAIN

Fri 20 May 2022: Following North American and European countries, Australian officials verified a confirmed case of monkeypox infection on Friday (May 20). A traveller who had recently returned from the United Kingdom was found to have the disease. Authorities have indicated that another such case is being investigated. Another individual suffered a mild illness, […]

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RUSSIA’S HULK TOWS THREE 15.6-TON CHOPPERS TO SET NEW WORLD RECORD

Fri 20 May 2022: On May 19, Sergey Agadzhanyan, dubbed the “Russian Hulk,” set a new world record for towing multi-ton equipment by dragging three helicopters at once without the use of special apparatus such as ladders. While towing aircraft, the Russian Hulk blew up a medical heating pad (hot water bottle). The helicopters, which […]

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NUMBER OF INTERNALLY DISPLACED REACHED 59.1 MILLION IN 2021: MONITOR

Fri 20 May 2022: The unprecedented figure is the result of new waves of violence and protracted conflict in countries ranging from Ethiopia and Afghanistan to Syria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. People living in internal displacement due to conflicts or natural disasters worldwide reached a record 59.1 million at the end of 2021, up from 55 million a year earlier, the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre […]

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NEXT BIG THING FOR GAME DEVELOPERS: VIRTUAL HUMAN CHARACTERS

Fri 20 May 2022: Seoul: South Korean game companies are increasingly setting their eyes on projects centered on virtual human character development, aimed at carving out new endeavors in non-gaming areas such as music and marketing sponsorships. Netmarble announced its plan to introduce its virtual character Rina, developed by its subsidiary Metaverse Entertainment Inc., earlier […]

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AL-AQSA: TALIBAN INAUGURATE REPLICA OF THE DOME OF THE ROCK IN KABUL

Thu 19 May 2022: To uphold Islamic and historic cultural values, the Kabul Municipality has built a mosque in the Kampani area of Kabul with its tomb and other designing similar to the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. Jerusalem is a Palestinian City, which is equally important and sacred for Muslims, Christians and Jews and […]

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