Iraqi protesters block entry to commodities port

BASRA - Protesters blocked entry to Iraq's main commodities port again on Monday 11-18-2019 while schools and government offices in many southern cities were shut in response to calls for a general strike. At least 315 people have been killed since the start of mass unrest in Baghdad and southern Iraq in early October, the largest demonstrations since the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003. Proteste... More ...

Indian police battle baton charge students over fee protests

New Delhi - Indian police fought street battles in New Delhi on Monday 18 November 2019 with thousands of students who stepped up protests over fee increases at one of the country’s top universities. Police baton charged some groups of demonstrators and media reports said dozens of students from Jawaharlal Nehru University were detained. The university is one of India’s most prestigi... More ...

At least 40 killed in Iran protests: Report

Yaghoub Fazeli At least 40 people have been killed in Iran since anti-protests erupted across the country on Friday, according to a report by opposition website Radio Farda which cites human rights organizations and videos on social media. While the Iranian authorities have only confirmed the death of three people so far, multiple reports are suggesting that the death toll is at least 13 times h... More ...

Palestinian journalist may lose eye after shot by Israel

Relatives of a Palestinian freelance photographer said Sunday that he has lost vision in one eye after apparently being struck by Israeli fire while covering a demonstration last week in the occupied West Bank. Muath Amarneh’s case has drawn significant attention among Palestinians and in several Arab countries, with journalists voicing solidarity by posting photos on social media with them... More ...

US condemns Iran for 'lethal force' against protesters

WASHINGTON - The White House on Sunday condemned protest-hit Iran for using "lethal force" against demonstrators during unrest that left two dead - a civilian and a policeman - and saw authorities arrest dozens and restrict internet access. "The United States supports the Iranian people in their peaceful protests against the regime that is supposed to lead them," White House press secretary Steph... More ...

Emirates chairman warns of 'tough' second half

DUBAI - Dubai state-owned airline Emirates chairman Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed al-Maktoum said on Monday 11-18-2019 the airline will face a tough second half of the company's financial year. "There are headwinds, all the time changing... This year has been tough. It will be tough," he said. The Dubai-based carrier announced it would be buying 20 additional wide-body Airbus A350s, bringing its total ... More ...

Easing visa regulations makes Russia big attraction for Saudis

MOSCOW- Walking the cobblestone streets around Moscow’s Red Square, tourists from far and wide enjoy the crisp, cool fall air, surrounded by architectural wonders dating back hundreds of years.Similar to Saudi Arabia, which has begun promoting tourism for the first time, Russia has opened its doors wider to the world by easing visit restrictions, increasing the flow of tourists.Zarina Doguzo... More ...
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Italian tenor Bocelli joins with UNESCO to aid children affected by war

Italian opera singer Andrea Bocelli launched a “Voices of the World” musical education program jointly with UNESCO on Wednesday to provide a boost to children affected by armed conflicts. The multi-year program will expand on the renowned blind tenor’s 2016 “Voices of Haiti” project that provided musical therapy and training, lessons, rehearsals, play time and meals ... More ...

Stents no better than drugs for many heart patients: US study

, Chicago - Many patients with severe but stable heart disease who routinely undergo invasive procedures to clear and prop open clogged arteries would do as well by just taking medications and making lifestyle changes, US researchers reported on Saturday11-16-2019. If adopted into practice, the findings could save hundreds of millions of dollars a year in healthcare costs, researchers said. The ... More ...

Iconic photograph shows Iraqi protesters on Baghdad bridge

A photo of Iraqi protesters manning a barricade on the Jumhuriya Bridge in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square on November 5 has struck a chord with some viewers. Al Arabiya interviewed the photographer behind the photo. Mustafa al-Sumaidaie, a 31-year-old Iraqi photographer, calls the photograph “Wall of Freedom.” For him, the photograph is iconic because it shows “challenge, courag... More ...

Rafael Nadal produces stunning comeback to beat Daniil Medvedev at the ATP Finals

Rafael Nadal produced an incredible fightback to beat Russian Daniil Medvedev and keep his ATP Finals hopes alive on Wednesday 11-13-2019, saving a match point at 1-5 down in the decider before winning 6-7, 6-3, 7-6. The 33-year-old looked beaten as 23-year-old debutant Medvedev broke serve twice in the decider to stand on the brink of a first career victory over the Spaniard he pushed to five se... More ...

The common phrases and terms parents should be mindful saying around children

Have you ever listened to your children talking and thought: “They sound just like me!” Children are like sponges, soaking up everything around them, and it can be funny to hear them parroting back expressions you use regularly at home. But the fact they take in so much – often much more than we’re aware of – means we have to be very careful about the language we use ... More ...

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