7 Yemeni soldiers killed by Houthi missile in Marib military base

RIYADH- Houthi militants fired a missile at the Arab coalition’s headquarters in the city of Marib on Wednesday 11-13-2019 during a visit by the Yemeni defense minister, killing seven Yemeni soldiers and injuring at least 12, local officials said.The base, in Sahn Al-Gin district, is the main military facility overseeing a ground offensive aimed at recapturing the capital Sanaa, controlled b... More ...

Australia warns of 'catastrophic' fires on Tuesday

Firefighters in Australia have given warnings of a “catastrophic” blaze for the Greater Sydney area on Tuesday 12-11-2019, with weather conditions set to worsen. A state-wide fire ban was put in place for all of New South Wales, Australia’s most populated state, for Monday and Tuesday. Schools in high-risk areas will be closed.Catastrophic is the highest warning level and the fi... More ...

Seven dead in Kabul car bomb attack

At least seven people were killed and seven wounded 11-13-2019 when a car bomb was detonated during Kabul's busy morning rush hour on Wednesday, an Interior Ministry spokesman said. The spokesman, Nasrat Rahimi, said the bomb had gone off in a neighbourhood which is near the ministry and north of Kabul airport. He said the dead were all civilians. "This is the initial information, more details l... More ...

Photojournalism key to promoting tolerance in digital age, world summit told

Every picture tells a story and with the rise of digital media the camera may be a journalist’s only tool to accurately convey information while playing a role in promoting tolerance among the masses. Sharing this view was a panel of journalists and media professionals speaking at the World Tolerance Summit being held at the Madinat Jumeirah resort in Dubai between Nov. 13 and 14. Explorin... More ...

Former Bolivian president Evo Morales heads to Mexico for asylum

Bolivia's former president, Evo Morales, headed to Mexico on Tuesday11-12-2019 after fleeing his South American homeland, seeking refuge under a leftist government that supported the veteran socialist after a disputed election. Mr Morales departed Bolivia late on Monday on a Mexican Air Force jet, Mexico's Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said. "His life and integrity are safe," Mr Ebrard wrote o... More ...

Oil recoups losses as OPEC, US Fed see robust economy

LONDON- Oil prices reversed early losses on Wednesday after the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) said it saw no signs of global recession and rival US shale oil production could grow by much less than expected in 2020. Also supporting prices were comments by US Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell, who said the US economy would see a “sustained expansion” with t... 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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Iraq Pavilion at Venice Biennale shuts in solidarity with protesters

DUBAI - Iraq is currently in the midst of ongoing anti-government protests that have claimed the lives of more than 260 Iraqis since they erupted earlier this month. In a show of solidarity, the Iraq Pavilion at the Venice Biennale has shut down. Initially set to run until Nov. 24, the exhibition entitled “Fatherland” was closed on Nov. 5. “Fatherland” is a collection of ... More ...

Scientists uncover likely cause of US vaping deaths

Health officials have identified the likely cause of a series of vaping-related injuries and deaths recently reported in the US. Tests were carried out on lung fluids of 29 people who fell ill during a dangerous outbreak of respiratory-injuries linked to e-cigarettes. Although the presence of other harmful compounds were also identified in the investigation, scientists are confident vitamin E ac... More ...

Amr Diab is the first Arab artist to get his very own Times Square billboard

Amr Diab is the first Arab musical artist to get his face plastered on a Spotify billboard in New York City’s iconic Times Square. The streaming giant projected a smiling portrait of the Egyptian crooner in one of the most-visited landmarks in the Big Apple in a bid to promote the music and culture of the Middle East and North Africa. “Today we are celebrating Diab’s legacy and... 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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