Tunisia launches Palestine Week in schools

The Tunisian Ministry of Education yesterday launched "Palestine Week" in schools in order to educate younger generations about the Palestinian cause. The initiative took place in a school in Hamam Chott, a southern suburb of the capital, Tunis, in solidarity with the Palestinian people, after the education institute was reopened following national lockdown to stem the spread of coronavirus. T... More ...

UAE approves Sinopharm booster dose

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has approved a booster Sinopharm dose for senior citizens who have completed the first six months of their vaccination.The priority to receive an additional dose of Sinopharm is for the senior citizens and people with chronic diseases.The ministry said, “By analysing the data of the National Vaccination Campaign, it was noted that the effec... More ...

Hong Kong temporarily suspends operations at representative office in Taiwan

Hong Kong’s representative office in Taiwan has temporarily suspended operations, a Hong Kong government spokesperson said on Tuesday, adding only that the decision was not related to the rise in coronavirus cases there.Tensions between the Beijing-backed Hong Kong government and Taiwan have risen since pro-democracy protests erupted in Hong Kong in 2019 and China imposed a sweeping nation... More ...

Iraq and Iran close in on deal to build cross-border railway

Iraq is close to reaching a deal with Iran to build a railway system connecting the southern port city of Basra with the town of Shalamjah, just over the border, the government said this week. The railway will link Iran with Syria and the Mediterranean, a long-held ambition of Tehran's, according to Iranian officials. “Negotiations with Iran to build a railway system between Basra and Sh... More ...

UK Girlguiding charity sorry over Islamophobia

Girlguiding, the UK’s largest girl-only youth organization, has issued an apology after an external audit revealed episodes of Islamophobia among both girl guides and staff. The probe, which took evidence from over 200 members, staff, parents and carers, revealed instances of discrimination that saw youths from ethnic minorities being called racial slurs, and a Muslim girl being asked to ... More ...

Ireland rejects Facebook bid to block regulatory data probe

Ireland's High Court on Friday rejected Facebook's bid to block an investigation that could potentially stop data transfers from the European Union to the United States.   "I refuse all of the reliefs sought by (Facebook Ireland) and dismiss the claims made by it in the proceedings," read a statement from High Court judge David Barniville, dismissing its challenge against the Data Protect... More ...

Pro-Israel, pro-Palestinian protesters clash in Canada

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Sunday condemned the violence and “despicable rhetoric” that marked several weekend protests throughout the country, after clashes between pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian protesters in Montreal.The worst violence in years, sparked by unrest in Jerusalem, is raging between the Jewish state and Islamist militants.Israeli strikes killed 42 Palest... More ...

Adnoc awards $318m worth of contracts to sustain output capacity at largest onshore asset

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company will invest $318 million (Dh1.16 billion) to connect newly drilled wells to production facilities at the Bu Hasa field to sustain capacity at the company's largest onshore oil field. The engineering, procurement and construction packages are awarded by the state oil company's subsidiary, Adnoc Onshore. The first package is valued at $158.6m and was awarded to Chin... More ...

Arab rulers silent over Israel bombing of Gaza are on the 'wrong side' of their people

In another indication of the illegitimacy of Middle Eastern despots in the eyes of their people, Arab countries are deeply divided over the condemnation of Israel following its onslaught on Gaza which has killed at least 192 people, including 58 children and 34 women. Though countries like Kuwait, Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia have all denounced Israel over its bombing of the&nb... More ...

Long working hours are a killer, new study shows

Working long hours is killing hundreds of thousands of people a year in a worsening trend that may accelerate further due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization said on Monday. In the first global study of the loss of life associated with longer working hours, the paper in the journal Environment International showed that 745,000 people died from stroke and heart disease associ... More ...

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111-year-old Australian man shares his secret to long life, eating chicken brains

Australia’s oldest-ever man has included eating chicken brains among his secrets to living more than 111 years. Retired cattle rancher Dexter Kruger on Monday marked 124 days since he turned 111, a day older than World War I veteran Jack Lockett was when he died in 2002. Kruger told Australian Broadcasting Corp. in an interview at his nursing home in the rural Queensland state town of Ro... More ...

The secret of lightening the armpits with natural mixtures

Darkening of the armpits is an embarrassing problem that a woman suffers from and finds it difficult to get rid of it. The cause of the problem is due to several factors, including exposure of this area to sunlight, skin friction with clothes, excessive sweating ... and others.Get rid of the problem of darkening under the armpits by adopting these natural mixtures. 1- A mixture of olive oil and... More ...

Renowned US authors Tayari Jones, Brent Weeks join Abu Dhabi Book Fair lineup

Renowned US fantasy author Brent Weeks, US author Tayari Jones, Emirati writer Eman Alyousuf and Kuwaiti writer Taleb Alrefai are all set to participate at the upcoming Abu Dhabi International Book Fair.   Organised by the Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre at the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi, the 30th edition of ADIBF will see the participation of more than 800 exhibitors ... More ...

Over 96% of people build antibodies after single COVID-19 jab: Study

More than 96 percent of people develop coronavirus antibodies after receiving only a single dose of the AstraZeneca or Pfizer vaccine, new research has revealed.  The England- and Wales-based study, which monitored more than 8,000 participants, also discovered that almost 100 percent of people develop immune cells to successfully fight off coronavirus after two vaccine doses. Researchers ... More ...

British supermodel Naomi Campbell welcomes her first child

British supermodel Naomi Campbell has become the mother of a baby girl at the age of 50, she said on Tuesday in a surprise announcement on Instagram. "A beautiful little blessing has chosen me to be her mother," she wrote alongside a photograph of her hand cradling a tiny pair of infant feet. "So honoured to have this gentle soul in my life," she continued, adding that there were "no words to ... More ...

Season finale holds no fears for Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel ahead of Leicester rematch

Thomas Tuchel is in the worst run of his time as Chelsea manager, which is another way of saying that after only two defeats in 25, he has lost consecutive games. It is an exaggeration to call it a slump, but it is an ill-timed blip, costing the German a first trophy in England and potentially denying the 2020 and 2021 Champions League finalist a place in next season’s competition.  ... More ...

Cooked at 1,000˚C: Guatemala's volcanic pizza

Guatemala's Pacaya volcano has been erupting since February, keeping local communities and authorities on high alert. But for David Garcia, the streams of molten lava oozing down the mountainside have become his kitchen. Garcia, a 34-year-old accountant, serves up "Pacaya Pizza" cooked on the smouldering volcanic rock to awed tourists and locals. "Many people today come to enjoy the experienc... More ...


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