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Syrian Foreign Ministry condemns U.S.-led attack

By   /  April 14, 2018  /  Uncategorized  /  No Comments

DAMASCUS, April 14 (Xinhua) — The Syrian Foreign Ministry has condemned the U.S.-led missile attack on Syria, saying it violated the international law and the UN Charter, Syrian state news agency SANA reported Saturday. The ministry said the missile attack carried out by the United States, Britain and France before daybreak Saturday, which targeted research […]

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Uber loses EU case against French criminal charges

By   /  April 10, 2018  /  Uncategorized  /  Comments Off on Uber loses EU case against French criminal charges

Author: ReutersTue, 2018-04-10 11:04ID: 1523347613321153700LUXEMBOURG: France is entitled to bring criminal proceedings against local managers of ride-hailing app Uber for running an illegal taxi service, the EU top court ruled on Tuesday, dealing the Silicon Valley start-up another legal setback. “Member states may prohibit and punish, as a matter of criminal law, the illegal exercise of transport […]

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Why I got a vasectomy done: Kerala man’s post on family planning is a must-read

By   /  April 5, 2018  /  Uncategorized  /  Comments Off on Why I got a vasectomy done: Kerala man’s post on family planning is a must-read

Human Interest “Why is the onus of family planning only on women and not men?” asks Habeeb in his Facebook post. Megha Varier A Kerala man’s Facebook post is making waves on the social media platform, for all the right reasons. The post in Malayalam, published on Wednesday, discusses a pertinent issue which is hardly a […]

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Saudi crown prince meets Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos in Seattle

By   /  March 31, 2018  /  Uncategorized  /  Comments Off on Saudi crown prince meets Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos in Seattle

Author: ARAB NEWSSat, 2018-03-31 15:33ID: 1522488830284063800DUBAI: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with Amazon’s founder and CEO Jeff Bezos in Seattle on Friday, Saudi state-news agency SPA reported. The two discussed cooperation possibilities between Saudi Arabia and Amazon, as well as potential investment opportunities ahead of Saudi Vision 2030. The meeting was attended by Saudi Arabia’s […]

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Ribbit, ribbit go the Panama frogs after years of silence

By   /  March 30, 2018  /  Uncategorized  /  Comments Off on Ribbit, ribbit go the Panama frogs after years of silence

Author: APFri, 2018-03-30 03:00ID: 1522347570059439800WASHINGTON: After years of silence, the rhythmic “dee, dee, deep” of frogs and toads are returning in parts of Panama. A deadly fungal disease devastated amphibians in Central America more than a decade ago, quieting some mountain streams. But new research shows evolution may have saved the day — and the frogs. In […]

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France honors officer who sacrificed his life in terrorist attack

By   /  March 28, 2018  /  Uncategorized  /  Comments Off on France honors officer who sacrificed his life in terrorist attack

Author: ReutersWed, 2018-03-28 14:50ID: 1522239898398776000PARIS: President Emmanuel Macron led national tributes on Wednesday to the gendarme who switched places with a woman hostage during an attack on a supermarket in southern France last week and was killed by the Islamist gunman. Col. Arnaud Beltrame’s heroism has helped reassure a nation left shaken and in mourning after Moroccan-born […]

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UN calls for $150M for urgent relief in Syria

By   /  March 28, 2018  /  Uncategorized  /  Comments Off on UN calls for $150M for urgent relief in Syria

Author: APWed, 2018-03-28 03:00ID: 1522240110158805700DAMASCUS: A UN official in Syria says aid groups need $150 million to provide urgent relief to a quarter-million people recently displaced by separate offensives by the Syrian government outside Damascus and by Turkish-led forces in the north. UN coordinator Ali Al-Za’atari says at least 80,000 people have fled the government’s offensive in […]

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Saudi Arabia to compensate contractors for hike in expat fees

By   /  March 28, 2018  /  Uncategorized  /  Comments Off on Saudi Arabia to compensate contractors for hike in expat fees

Author: AFPWed, 2018-03-28 03:00ID: 1522191229042951800RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Tuesday said it would reimburse contractors for increased expatriate worker’s fees in government projects approved before December 2016. “After reviewing the imposition of monthly fees on expatriate labor … the Cabinet orders the Finance Ministry … to compensate enterprises which entered into government contracts before December 2016,” the SPA […]

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Death and despair: Life under siege in Syria’s Ghouta

By   /  March 26, 2018  /  Uncategorized  /  Comments Off on Death and despair: Life under siege in Syria’s Ghouta

Author: AFPMon, 2018-03-26 13:22ID: 1522066664590748700GIHAL ZER, Pakistan: The image of a small, limbless girl lying in a hospital in Ghouta is burned into the memory of Mohammad Fadhl Akram, one of the first people to flee a rebel Syrian city under bombardment from government forces. Years of siege left the enclave a desperate place, where hungry people […]

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Egyptians vote, with President El-Sisi certain winner

By   /  March 26, 2018  /  Uncategorized  /  Comments Off on Egyptians vote, with President El-Sisi certain winner

Author: APMon, 2018-03-26 03:00ID: 1522059352340076600CAIRO: Polls opened on Monday in Egypt’s presidential election with the outcome — a second, four-year term for President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi — a foregone conclusion in a vote critics see as a sign the country is sliding back to the authoritarian rule that had prevailed since the 1950s. A general-turned-president, El-Sisi is challenged […]

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