Posts with the category “middle-east”

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Japan decries unjustifiable escape of Carlos Ghosn
January 4th, 2020
Japan decries unjustifiable escape of Carlos Ghosn Japan's justice minister has criticised former car tycoon Carlos Ghosn for fleeing the country, using what she said were illegal methods, as he await...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Gaza Thousands of Palestinians demand Abbas' resignation
February 24th, 2019
Gaza Thousands of Palestinians demand Abbas' resignation Thousands of protesters gathered in the Gaza Strip on Sunday to call for Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to resign after his atte...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Beirut summit: Arab leaders agree 29-item economic agenda
January 20th, 2019
Beirut summit: Arab leaders agree 29-item economic agenda Arab leaders have agreed a 29-item economic agenda in addition to encouraging the safe return of Syrian refugees to their homeland at the conc...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Gabon leader Ali Bongo seriously ill but recovering
November 11th, 2018
Gabon leader Ali Bongo seriously ill but recovering The health of Gabon's President Ali Bongo has "greatly improved" after the 59-year-old was hospitalised as a result of discomfort and "persistent ve...  Read More
by James Koroma
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3,000-Year-Old Site May Be the World's Oldest Brewery
September 17th, 2018
3,000-Year-Old Site May Be the World’s Oldest Brewery For many people, nothing tastes better than a glass of cold beer, whether enjoyed at the end of a long day of work or while relaxing on a summer a...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Green gold: Pakistan plants hundreds of millions of trees
June 26th, 2018
Green gold: Pakistan plants hundreds of millions of trees The change is drastic: around the region of Heroshah, previously arid hills are now covered with forest as far as the horizon. In northwestern...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Saudi Arabia issues first driving licences to women
June 4th, 2018
Saudi Arabia issues first driving licences to women Saudi Arabia started issuing its first driving licences to women weeks before the kingdom lifts a ban on female drivers. The general traffic directo...  Read More
by James Koroma
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South Sudan government believes relying on aid creates dependency syndrome
February 26th, 2018
South Sudan government believes relying on aid creates dependency syndrome One year after South Sudan briefly declared a famine, more than half of the people in the world's youngest nation face extrem...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Parents call for public execution of Pakistan paedophile serial killer
February 17th, 2018
Parents call for public execution of Pakistan paedophile serial killer A Pakistani court on Saturday sentenced a serial killer to death after finding him guilty of killing eight children, including a ...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Russia to use Pakistan's footballs in 2018 world cup
February 3rd, 2018
Russia to use Pakistan's footballs in 2018 world cup When millions of football lovers cheer on their favourite teams at the 2018 FIFA World Cup to be held in Russia this summer, Pakistanis will have a...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Palestinian mobile startups welcome the benefits of 3G
January 25th, 2018
Palestinian mobile startups welcome the benefits of 3G Palestinian mobile providers began offering 3G plans in the occupied territories this week after an Israeli ban was lifted. Now, Palestinian star...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Storm carries massive rubbish pile to shores of Lebanon
January 23rd, 2018
Storm carries massive rubbish pile to shores of Lebanon Large amounts of rubbish have washed ashore on beaches north of the Lebanese capital as a result of a heavy storm, reigniting debate about the r...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Qatari royal says he is being held against his will in UAE
January 14th, 2018
Qatari royal says he is being held against his will in UAE Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali al-Thani - who played a role in negotiating with Saudi Arabia during the Qatar diplomatic crisis last year - made the...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Dubai welcomes 2018 with a record-breaking laser and light show
December 31st, 2017
Dubai welcomes 2018 with a record-breaking laser and light show Huge crowds gathered to celebrate the start of 2018 in Dubai, as the Burj Khalifa - the world's tallest building - served as the focal p...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Iran protests: Third day of anti-government rallies
December 30th, 2017
Iran protests: Third day of anti-government rallies Anti-government protests have continued for a third consecutive day in a number of cities across Iran, despite officials calling on citizens to avoi...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Palestine slams Israeli plan for new settlement units
December 25th, 2017
Palestine slams Israeli plan for new settlement units The Palestinian foreign ministry has denounced a new Israeli settlement construction plan, which includes the building of 300,000 housing units in...  Read More
by James Koroma
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UN resolutions on occupied East Jerusalem
December 6th, 2017
UN resolutions on occupied East Jerusalem US President Donald Trump recognised Jerusalem as Israel's capital on Wednesday, overturning decades of international consensus on the highly contested city, ...  Read More
by James Koroma