India elections 2019: Final round of voting under way in 59 seats | India elections 2019 News

India elections 2019: Final round of voting under way in 59 seats | India elections 2019 News

Indians are voting in the seventh and final phase of national elections, wrapping up a six-week-long campaign season with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) seeking re-election for another five years. Nearly a 100 million people are eligible to vote on Sunday in 59 constituencies across seven states – including the […]

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Ramadan in Sudan: Iftar with the ‘flavor of revolution’

Ramadan in Sudan: Iftar with the ‘flavor of revolution’

BAGHDAD: Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi’s mediation between the US and Iran amid current military tensions was on Friday credited for averting the “hell” of war.During the past few weeks the premier has been acting as a “postman” for Washington and Tehran, two of Abdul-Mahdi’s advisers told Arab News.However, Shiite leaders and the commanders of […]

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Sudan's military says talks to resume as barricades removed | News

Sudan’s military says talks to resume as barricades removed | News

Sudan‘s military council has announced plans to resume talks with protest leaders, paving the way for the two sides to iron out differences over an interim body to steer the country towards democratic elections. In a statement on Saturday, the Transitional Military Council (TMC) said negotiations with the Alliance for Freedom and Change will resume on […]

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Sudan army rulers say talks with protesters to resume Sunday

Sudan army rulers say talks with protesters to resume Sunday

JEDDAH: Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) chief said on Saturday continued instability in Libya could make it lose 95% of its oil production. “Unfortunately if the situation will continue like this I’m afraid that maybe 95% of production will be lost,” Mustafa Sanalla told reporters in Jeddah ahead of a ministerial panel gathering on Sunday […]

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Libya’s NOC chief says instability could lead to 95% oil production loss

Libya’s NOC chief says instability could lead to 95% oil production loss

JEDDAH: Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) chief said on Saturday continued instability in Libya could make it lose 95% of its oil production. “Unfortunately if the situation will continue like this I’m afraid that maybe 95% of production will be lost,” Mustafa Sanalla told reporters in Jeddah ahead of a ministerial panel gathering on Sunday […]

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Benin lake community: Fishermen struggle to stay afloat | Benin News

Benin lake community: Fishermen struggle to stay afloat | Benin News

Homes come in all sorts of shapes and sizes – including some on stilts, perched precariously over a lake in Benin. The African fishing community on the edge of Lake Nokoue has managed to preserve its lifestyle and traditions for more than two centuries. Al Jazeera’s Ama Boateng reports from the village of Ganvie. Source […]

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Austria far-right leader under fire over filmed contract scandal | News

Austria far-right leader under fire over filmed contract scandal | News

Heinz-Christian Strache, Austria‘s vice chancellor and leader of the far-right Freedom Party (FPO), has been filmed apparently discussing state contracts to an individual posing as a representative of a Russian oligarch in return for political backing. The footage, which was published by two German newspapers on Friday, prompted opposition calls for Strache to resign and threw the […]

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Gaza organizers cancel protests along Israel border

Gaza organizers cancel protests along Israel border

GAZA CITY, LONDON: Organizers canceled the main weekly protests along the Gaza-Israel border on Friday, for only the second time in more than a year.They said a large demonstration had already been held in Gaza on Wednesday to commemorate what Palestinians call the nakba, or catastrophe, when hundreds of thousands were expelled or fled from […]

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Food for thought as shift workers forego Ramadan iftars with family

Food for thought as shift workers forego Ramadan iftars with family

CAIRO: While millions of Muslims gather at home to share Ramadan iftars, for thousands of shift workers breaking their fast is not so simple.For Hassan, head chef at one of Egypt’s famous Seekh Mashwi restaurants, working during the month of fasting is “a different kind of pleasure.”“Despite the fatigue and exhaustion during fasting hours, God […]

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