New vote on Iraq poll date ‘by Monday’ as Abadi meets Kurdistan region PM

:: Iraq’s parliament failed on Saturday to approve May 12 as the election date, as suggested by the government, as Sunni and Kurdish lawmakers demanded a delay to allow hundreds of thousands More »

Egypt’s Sisi sacks his intelligence chief

:: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has fired his powerful intelligence chief, state media said Thursday, in the latest shake-up of the country’s security services. Sisi appointed his chief-of-staff and close ally More »

Muslim World League in partnership to launch global UN conference

:: The secretary-general of the Muslim World League (MWL), Dr. Mohammed Al-Issa, on Wednesday signed a cooperation agreement with the World Council of Religious Leaders (WCRL). Bawa Jain, the secretary-general of WCRL, More »

Saudi Arabia’s FM Jubeir: Iran’s role in Lebanon, Syria and Yemen is a ‘major threat’

:: Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said Tuesday Iran was the biggest source of danger in the region because of its role in Lebanon, Yemen and Syria. “Iran supplied the Houthis More »

Sisi vows to protect Egypt’s water supply

:: President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi vowed Monday to protect Egypt’s water supply while striving for peace with the Nile upstream countries of Sudan and Ethiopia, which is building a controversial dam. “Egypt More »

 

Category Archives: Variety

With just one breast cancer center, Afghanistan struggles to cope with the disease

:: Struggling with a weak health care system, conflict-ravaged Afghanistan has just one diagnostic center for breast cancer in the entire country — built in Kabul nearly a year ago, Dr. Abdullah Maihan, head of the National Cancer Control Program

One woman’s story of fighting breast cancer in Bangladesh

:: “It was very sudden. One day, I felt a different kind of pain on my breast.” Breast cancer survivor Dr. Akhtarunnessa Chowdhury, a retired professor who taught in Dhaka University’s zoology department, told her story of hope, triumph and

The story behind Saudi Crown Prince’s photo that went viral

:: Saudi Crown Prince’s spontaneous photo holding up two phones during a landmark investment summit in Riyadh on Tuesday has gone viral, and was shared widely by global media. Prince Mohammed Bin Salman was using the devices, an old and

Could this be the future first female Muslim member of the US Congress?

Fayrouz Saad

:: America could soon see its first Muslim woman in Congress, replacing a white, male, Republican if she succeeds. Speaking to UK website The Independent, Fayrouz Saad, said she was a supporter of providing health care coverage for all Americans,

Sheikh Mohammed’s call for Arabic speaking volunteers met with overwhelming response

:: A project that required Arabic speakers and writers to help in the creation of free science and math educational content has received more than 12,000 volunteers. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai,

The person named most dangerous online might surprise you

Avril Lavigne

:: One-time pop-punk princess Avril Lavigne has beaten superstar Beyonce at something, but she may not be totally happy with her victory — she’s been named the most dangerous celebrity on the Internet. Cybersecurity firm McAfee said Tuesday that Lavigne,

’The man who saved the world’ dies in Russia

Stanislav Petrov

:: Stanislav Petrov, a Soviet military officer who is widely credited with helping prevent a nuclear war with the United States, has died aged 77, his son told AFP on Tuesday. Petrov, whose extraordinary story was told in a documentary

London’s Big Ben to fall silent for four years

:: The famous Big Ben is going to fall silent for four years for a crucial refurbishment project. The iconic London landmark will stop chiming from August 21 as the Palace of Westminster’s Elizabeth Tower, which houses the clock, undergoes

Using-smiley-emojis-bad-impression

Using ‘smiley’ emojis in formal mails may create your bad impression: Study :: Beware! Using the smiley face emoji or similar emoticons in formal e-mails may not create a positive impression, rather suggest incompetence, a study has said. The results

Elephants help rescue hundreds from flooded Nepali safari park

:: Elephants helped rescue hundreds of tourists from a flooded jungle safari park in Nepal, officials said on Monday, as the death toll from flash floods and landslides after four days of heavy rain rose to 70. The Rapti River

When Britain’s Boris Johnson met high-tech robots in Japan

:: British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Thursday shook hands with one of Japan’s high-tech robots, a humanoid candidate to carry the torch as part of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Johnson, kicking off a trip to Japan, visited the robotic

Leaning the tower of Pisa: Dubai crown prince takes classic snap at Italian attraction

:: Sports, photography and nature are the most important components of the Instagram page of Dubai’s crown prince. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, famous by the name “Fazza,” shares his three passions with over 5.6 million followers. Fazza

British PM scorned for ‘awkward’ chip eating photos

:: There is little that is more quintessentially British than tucking into a cone of chips while visiting the seaside, but Prime Minister Theresa May is being ridiculed by the media for pulling faces while eating them during a campaign

Chinese startup cooking up silkworm noodles for meals

Entrepreneur Matilda Ho is out to get silkworm noodles on the menu in China. The managing director of Shanghai-based startup incubator Bits and Bites was at the TED conference in Vancouver on Wednesday as part of a mission to promote

Syrian photographer praised for saving child after convoy bombing

Abd Alkader Habak

Syrian photographer Abd Alkader Habak has been praised online for setting aside his camera to save a young child after a bomb hit a convoy of buses carrying evacuees from a village, killing 126 people, including 68 children. Habak told

Chelsea Clinton: Someday, someone’s mother will be president

Chelsea Clinton

Chelsea Clinton stayed away from politics and stuck to the subject of childhood obesity Friday at a Variety magazine event honoring prominent women and their charity work — except for her last line. Responding to a pointed quip hours earlier

Prince Harry describes mental health problems after Princess Diana’s death

Prince Harry has broken with royal tradition of maintaining silence about mental health issues by speaking candidly of his severe emotional problems following the death of his mother Princess Diana. The 32-year-old prince told The Daily Telegraph in an interview

‘My baby and me:’ Janet Jackson posts first photo of son Eissa

Janet Jackson has shared her first public photo of her three-month-old son Eissa on Friday, Beside the image, the singer wrote: “My baby and me after nap time.” This post comes just after her separation from her Qatari billionaire husband,

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