Beheadings reported in insurgent-hit Mozambique

KAMPALA: Ethiopians will vote on Monday in a landmark election overshadowed by reports of famine in the country’s war-hit Tigray region and beset by logistical problems that mean some people won’t be able to vote until September.The election is the centerpiece of a reform drive by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, whose rise to power in…

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Iranians nonchalant as regime opens poll

LONDON: Iran-backed militias in Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) employ assassinations, kidnappings and other forms of violence in order to protect the income they derive from widespread and deep-rooted corruption in Iraq, a panel of experts said on Thursday.At an online event hosted by British think tank Chatham House and attended by Arab News, Mohammad…

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Sweden govt set to lose confidence vote: parties

LONDON: A charity that provides household items, clothing and other support to refugees and asylum seekers in the UK has said it fears for its future. Refugee Kindness — based in Wrexham, Wales — is a young charity that grew from a spur-of-the-moment decision by a Welsh barrister to donate her spare furniture to a local…

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Expelled Jordanian MP Osama Al-Ajarmeh arrested

Gebran Bassil ‘coerced’ my father to apologize, says Lebanese woman hailed for confronting MP BEIRUT: A Lebanese woman hailed as a hero for confronting the widely despised MP Gebran Bassil, has vowed to remain defiant despite claiming her father was forced to apologize for her actions. On Sunday, a video was widely shared of Yasmine…

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Lebanon grapples with lifting subsidies on baby formula

PARIS: Ebrahim Raisi, the favorite in Iran’s presidential election, has used his position at the heart of the judiciary for grave rights violations, including mass executions of political prisoners, activists say. They say Raisi — who now has victory in his sights on Friday after even conservative rivals were disqualified in vetting — should face…

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Launch of The Global Phosphorus Institute Looks to Provide Sustainability for Future …

Benguerir, Morocco-Tuesday 15 June 2021 [ AETOS Wire ] Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) and Ibn Rochd Foundation for Science and Innovation (FIRSI) both based in Morocco, announced today the creation of the Global Phosphorus Institute (GPI).  This world institute will undertake and facilitate research to develop sustainable phosphorus management strategies to ensure its availability…

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Terror charges laid against attack suspect in Canada

ROME: Nearly 1,300 migrants landed during the weekend on the Mediterranean island of Lampedusa. Most of them were rescued by Italian fishermen from the dinghies they used to make the trip from North Africa. “The good summer weather is encouraging migrants to attempt the perilous trip to Lampedusa and Europe. One boat is landing here…

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IDEMIA Signs With Storstockholms Lokaltrafik “SL” to Launch the World’s First Ever Public …

COURBEVOIE, France-Sunday 13 June 2021 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) — Global development of next-generation payment cards is currently fueled by two key factors, namely ushering in EMV interoperability and security compliance and mass take-up of contactless payments. Thanks to its unrivalled embedded security expertise IDEMIA has been able to set the security standards…

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Israel parliament poised to vote on anti-Netanyahu government

ANKARA: The Ankara-based IGAM Research Center on Asylum and Migration has recognized an Afghan doctor for her work helping refugees.Zakira Hekmat, 33, was awarded $2,000 by the center, led by Metin Corabatir, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees’s (UNHCR) former spokesperson in Turkey.Hekmat, herself born an internally displaced person in Jaghuri district in Ghazni province,…

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Afghan official: Bombs hit 2 minivans in Kabul, 7 dead

LAHORE: Pakistan has received 14.5 million coronavirus vaccine doses since it began its vaccination campaign in February, and plans to buy a further 90 million doses to inoculate the adult population in the second half of the year, the country’s health ministry has said. Announcing its 2020-21 federal budget, Pakistani Minister of Finance Shaukat Tarin…

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