How a Hashtag on Wednesdays is Fighting Iran’s Dress Code for Women

BEIRUT, June 28 – Before she begins her Wednesday morning, Iranian activist Masih Alinejad spends hours sifting through scores of videos and photos sent to her of women in Iran wearing white headscarves or white clothing as part of a growing online protest. To campaign against the obligatory wearing of headscarves – or hijabs –… Continue reading How a Hashtag on Wednesdays is Fighting Iran’s Dress Code for Women

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Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Resigns

June 21 – Uber Technologies Inc Chief Executive Travis Kalanick, co-founder of one of the most influential technology companies of its generation, resigned on Tuesday under mounting pressure from investors over his leadership. Kalanick’s departure caps a tumultuous period for the world’s largest ride-services company, which upended the taxi industry and transportation regulations globally with… Continue reading Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Resigns

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Canadian Marijuana Companies look to get Creative with Brand Building

OTTAWA, Dec 16 – Canadian marijuana firms, facing potential limits on advertising for recreational pot, are selling health food products and cultivating a lifestyle image to win customers in an anticipated multibillion dollar market. Canada is set to become the first G7 country to legalize recreational marijuana nationally when it introduces legislation next spring. Medical… Continue reading Canadian Marijuana Companies look to get Creative with Brand Building

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Watch the Moment of Explosion at Ariana Grande Concert in Manchester

A video has been surfacing online showing the exact moment when the Manchester bombing happened. The footage appears to have been taken inside the concert hall, and shows increasing panic as attendees attempt to escape the massive concert hall. On Monday, 22 people were killed in a suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester.… Continue reading Watch the Moment of Explosion at Ariana Grande Concert in Manchester

At the Root of Daesh in Egypt

“Two years ago, attacks were concentrated in Sheikh Zuweid and Rafah. Now, they also happen in Al Arish,” notes Ashraf Al Sharif, specialist of terrorist movements in Egypt, underlining the geographical progression of the group towards the west of the country. This area, (Al Arish, Sheikh Zuweid, Rafah), called “the triangle” by specialists is the… Continue reading At the Root of Daesh in Egypt

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Trump: People in the Middle East have Borne the Brunt of Terrorism

RIYADH, May 21 – U.S. President Donald Trump called on Arab leaders to do their share to fight “Islamist extremism” on Sunday in a speech that put the burden on the region to combat militant groups while urging unity among religions. In his much-awaited speech in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, Trump said that “people in… Continue reading Trump: People in the Middle East have Borne the Brunt of Terrorism

Daesh Driven Out of Syria’s Ancient Palmyra City

BEIRUT, March 27 – Syrian government forces recaptured Palmyra on Sunday, state media and a monitoring group said, inflicting a significant defeat on the Daesh group which seized the city last year and dynamited its ancient temples. Syrian television quoted a military source saying the army and its militia allies took complete control of the city… Continue reading Daesh Driven Out of Syria’s Ancient Palmyra City

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Syrian Army Takes Aleppo District Under Intense Bombardment

ALEPPO, Syria/BEIRUT, Dec 12- The Syrian army and its allies made sweeping advances in Aleppo overnight, subjecting rebels in the city to the heaviest bombardment in days and pushing them to the brink of collapse, state media and a monitoring group said on Monday. Pro-government forces took Sheikh Saeed in the south of the shrinking… Continue reading Syrian Army Takes Aleppo District Under Intense Bombardment

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Week of Renewed Aleppo Strikes Kills 141 in East, 16 in West – Observatory

BEIRUT, Nov 22 – At least 141 civilians, including 18 children, have been killed in a week of renewed bombardment on the rebel-held eastern half of Aleppo which has devastated its hospitals, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday. The Britain-based war monitor said it had documented hundreds of injuries as a result… Continue reading Week of Renewed Aleppo Strikes Kills 141 in East, 16 in West – Observatory

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Skydiving Magic, Bungee Dunk for Guinness World Records Day

LONDON, Nov 17 – From the highest dunk of a biscuit into a cup of tea by a bungee jumper to the most magic tricks performed during a skydive, the adventurous and imaginative are marking Guinness World Records Day on Thursday with all sorts of feats. Thousands of people around the world are attempting new… Continue reading Skydiving Magic, Bungee Dunk for Guinness World Records Day

Five Decades and 200 Films Later, Jackie Chan ‘Finally’ Wins Oscar

LOS ANGELES, Nov 13 – When Jackie Chan saw an Oscar at Sylvester Stallone’s house 23 years ago, he said that was the moment he decided he wanted one. On Saturday at the annual Governors Awards, the Chinese actor and martial arts star finally received his little gold statuette, an honorary Oscar for his decades… Continue reading Five Decades and 200 Films Later, Jackie Chan ‘Finally’ Wins Oscar

Thousands of Anti-Trump Protesters Take to Streets of U.S. Cities

CHICAGO/NEW YORK, Nov 10 – Demonstrators marched in cities across the United States on Wednesday to protest against Republican Donald Trump’s surprise presidential election win, blasting his campaign rhetoric about immigrants, Muslims and other groups. In New York, thousands filled streets in midtown Manhattan as they made their way to Trump Tower, Trump’s gilded home… Continue reading Thousands of Anti-Trump Protesters Take to Streets of U.S. Cities

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In a West Bank Refugee Camp, Political Struggle Turns to Violence

BALATA REFUGEE CAMP, West Bank, Nov 3 – Hundreds of bullet holes scar the concrete walls, shop fronts and trash-strewn alleys of Balata, the West Bank’s largest refugee camp, the result of furious clashes earlier this week between Palestinian security forces and local gunmen. The heavily armed force came before dawn on Monday, hunting for… Continue reading In a West Bank Refugee Camp, Political Struggle Turns to Violence

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Plane Crashes After Take-Off in Malta, Killing All Five on Board

VALLETTA, Oct 24  – A light aircraft crashed after taking off from Malta’s main airport early on Monday, killing all five people on board, officials there said, in the island nation’s worst peacetime air accident. Airport sources initially said the plane was believed to be carrying officials from European Union border agency Frontex. But the… Continue reading Plane Crashes After Take-Off in Malta, Killing All Five on Board

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Kim Kardashian Robbed at Gunpoint in Paris, Jewels Worth Millions Stolen

PARIS, Oct 3 – Masked men put a gun to reality TV star Kim Kardashian’s head, left her tied up in the bathroom of her luxury residence in Paris and stole millions of dollars’ worth of jewelry in the early hours of Monday, police and her publicist said. Kardashian, who her publicist said was “badly… Continue reading Kim Kardashian Robbed at Gunpoint in Paris, Jewels Worth Millions Stolen

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Syrian Rebel Advance in Hama as Army Pushes in Aleppo

Syrian insurgents made new advances to capture villages north of Hama on Thursday, rebels and a war monitor said, pressing a month-long offensive in an area of strategic importance to the government as it tries to seize insurgent-held Aleppo. BEIRUT, Sept 29 – Syrian insurgents made new advances to capture villages north of Hama on… Continue reading Syrian Rebel Advance in Hama as Army Pushes in Aleppo

Gaza’s Water Supply is Running Out

The water supply in Gaza is running out. In 2012, the U.N. warned that the water supply in Gaza “may become unusable by 2016,” and the damages caused would be “irreversible by 2020.” More by Sami Abu Salem: https://newsweekme.com/thirsty-gaza/

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WH Ireland says Kuwaiti Investors Looking to Buy Stake

Financial services company WH Ireland Group Plc said on Monday that Kuwaiti European Holdings Group (KEH) was considering buying a stake in the company, sending its shares up as much as 28.7 percent. KEH was close to announcing an agreement to buy nearly 30 percent of WH Ireland shares, and may consider acquiring the London-listed… Continue reading WH Ireland says Kuwaiti Investors Looking to Buy Stake

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