Bus bombing kills 9 people, injures 6 near Iraqi city of Kerbala

Bus bombing kills 9 people, injures 6 near Iraqi city of Kerbala

● Mosul’s Al-Nouri Mosque dates back to the 12th century AD ● Daesh destroyed the mosque in June 2017 ● UNESCO launched a restoration plan in 2018 ● The heritage reconstruction of Mosul will cost $100m The Great Umayyad Mosque in Syria’s largest city Aleppo was another target. The 8th-century mosque, a UNESCO World Heritage […]

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Philippines launches polio vaccine campaign after new outbreak | News

Philippines launches polio vaccine campaign after new outbreak | News

The Philippines has launched a polio immunisation campaign and declared an outbreak in the country after confirming two cases in children and finding the virus in sewage in two provinces, the country’s Department of Health said. The confirmed cases ended a 19-year period in which the country, home to about 105 million, was considered polio-free, […]

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Record 12.4m people reached with food aid in Yemen: UN

Record 12.4m people reached with food aid in Yemen: UN

Author:  Reuters article author:  Reuters ID:  1568978926183537200 Fri, 2019-09-20 11:23 GENEVA: A record 12.4 million people in Yemen received food aid in August, the first time the targeted population was reached fully, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday. At the same time, WFP said it still needed $600 million from donors to […]

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Israel vote deadlock confirmed by near-complete official results

Israel vote deadlock confirmed by near-complete official results

article author:  AFP Author:  AFP ID:  1568961188902408800 Fri, 2019-09-20 06:23 JERUSALEM: Near-complete official results Friday confirmed a deadlock in Israel’s general election this week, putting Benny Gantz’s party as the largest but without an obvious path to form a majority coalition.The results from Israel’s election committee showed Gantz’s centrist Blue and White with 33 seats […]

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'Reckless & unlawful': Amnesty accuses Hong Kong police of abuse | News

‘Reckless & unlawful’: Amnesty accuses Hong Kong police of abuse | News

Amnesty International has accused Hong Kong police of torture and other abuses in their handling of more than three months of pro-democracy protests in the city, a charge denied by police who say they have shown restraint in the face of increased violence. Anti-government protesters, many masked and wearing black, have thrown petrol bombs at […]

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Iran's Rouhani slams US over 'childish' Zarif sanctions | Iran News

US issues visas for Iran’s Rouhani, Zarif to travel to UNGA | News

The United States has issued visas allowing Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to travel to New York for the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations next week, Iran’s UN mission said on Thursday. Iran’s foreign minister spokesman said in a tweet that Zarif was set to leave […]

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Syrian state media says drone destroyed over Damascus countryside

Syrian state media says drone destroyed over Damascus countryside

CAIRO: Two young women are using the power of art to improve the lives of young people in Cairo. The Doodle Factory, founded by Yasmin Khamis and Farah El-Masry, is an Egyptian brand that collaborates with different stakeholders to help vulnerable children through their personal drawings. It uses children’s designs to decorate everyday lifestyle products […]

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Migrant workers still exploited in World Cup host Qatar: Amnesty

Migrant workers still exploited in World Cup host Qatar: Amnesty

DUBAI: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Abu Dhabi on Thursday for further talks with Gulf allies about responding to major attacks on Saudi oil infrastructure which he has denounced as an “act of war” by Iran. And Pompeo arrived in the UAE capital as Iran’s foreign minister warned that any attack on […]

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Chocolate: A Taste of Independence in Togo | Togo

Chocolate: A Taste of Independence in Togo | Togo

Filmmaker: Fanny Bouteiller Africa is rich with natural resources, yet all too often the benefits of that abundance end up with overseas consumers, foreign investors and the international markets. This is often seen as the consequence of a post-colonial globalised economy, in which the rich somehow keep getting richer and the poorest, denied the full […]

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