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Saudi women to start own business without male permission

AFP | Women in Saudi Arabia can now open their own businesses without the consent of a husband or male relative, as the kingdom pushes...

Russia adopting US tactics from Afghanistan in Syria?

AFP | The death of Russian citizens in Syria from a US coalition strike last week, which has been played down by both Moscow and...

Roger Federer: Oldest Man to be World Number 1 in Tennis

AFP | From racquet-smashing enfant terrible with a bad attitude and ill-advised ponytail to universally respected sporting role model, Roger Federer has come a long,...

Turkey court jails top writers for life over coup links

AFP | A Turkish court on Friday, 16th Feb 2018 jailed three prominent journalists for life over links to the group blamed for the 2016...

Battle to free Mosul of IS ‘intellectual terrorism’

AFP | In a classroom of the University of Mosul, in the Islamic State group's former Iraqi capital, around 50 volunteers have undergone a week's...

Israel corruption case turns spotlight on PM Netanyahu and family

AFP | Israeli police accusations this week against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu involving fancy cigars, champagne and jewellery have revived older stories of alleged misbehaviour...

Pakistan to take part in hockey World Cup held in India

AFP with additional input from News Desk Hockey's governing body indicated Thursday that Pakistan will take part in the men's World Cup this year...

China slams India PM trip to disputed region

AFP | Beijing will lodge a "stern" protest with New Delhi over a trip by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to a disputed area, an...

Saudi cleric endorses Valentine’s Day as ‘positive event’

AFP | A prominent Saudi cleric on Wednesday endorsed Valentine's Day, long forbidden in the ultra-conservative kingdom, calling it a "positive social event" that was...

17 killed in Florida school shooting by former student: sheriff

AFP | Authorities in Florida could offer no explanation Wednesday night as to why a former student armed with an AR-15 rifle opened fire at...

Iran military official: West used lizards for nuclear spying

AFP | The former chief-of-staff of Iran's armed forces said Tuesday that Western spies had used lizards which could "attract atomic waves" to spy on...

Militants target and kill four FC officers in Quetta

AFP with additional input from News Desk | Gunmen on Wednesday killed four paramilitary policemen in an ambush in Pakistan's restive southwestern province of Balochistan,...

Corrupt Israeli PM to be investigated by police

AFP | Israeli police recommended Tuesday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu be indicted for alleged corruption, shaking the country's politics and raising questions over whether...

Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi undergoes trial behind closed doors

AFP | A Palestinian teenager charged after a viral video showed her hitting two Israeli soldiers in a case that has gained global attention went...

Harry and Meghan to have public horse carriage ride after royal...

AFP | Britain's Prince Harry and his US bride Meghan Markle will have a public horse-drawn carriage ride after marrying in Windsor Castle on May...

UN Secretary General pays tribute to Asma Jahangir

AFP | The United Nations Secretary-General has paid tribute to Pakistan's "human rights giant" Asma Jahangir following her death by cardiac arrest at the weekend,...

Death in Afghanistan or bitter life in Pakistan: refugees’ choice

AFP | Death awaits you in Afghanistan, says refugee Mohammad Wali, insisting he prefers to endure a grim existence in a Pakistani camp than return...

The Maldives: a honeymoon haven in peril

AFP | Famed as an upmarket tourist destination of white beaches and turquoise waters, the island nation of the Maldives is troubled by political turmoil...

Muslim singer forced to quit French show over terror posts

AFP | A French Muslim singer who became an overnight star after dazzling judges on a TV talent show quit the contest Friday after coming...

4 Pakistanis executed for rape and murder in Saudi Arabia

AFP plus additional input from News Desk | The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has executed four Pakistani men on charges of raping and murdering...

Study reveals vaping can cause pneumonia

AFP | Vaping may help pneumonia-causing bacteria stick to cells lining the airways, likely boosting disease risk, researchers said Thursday. A study published in the...

Protests against Iran hijab ban highlights years of evolution

AFP | A spate of unprecedented protests against Iran's mandatory headscarves for women have been tiny in number, but have still reignited a debate that...

Bollywood’s ‘Pad Man’ targets South Asian taboo towards menstruation

AFP | A Bollywood movie about an inventor who created a revolutionary machine that makes cheap sanitary pads hits screens this week, challenging taboos surrounding...

Elon Musk launches record breaking rocket to Mars!

AFP | The world's most powerful rocket, SpaceX's Falcon Heavy, blasted off Tuesday on its highly anticipated maiden test flight, carrying CEO Elon Musk's cherry...

British Court to decide whether to let Julian Assange – Wikileaks...

AFP with News Desk | A British court is to decide Tuesday whether to lift a UK arrest warrant for Julian Assange, potentially paving the...

100 years of women’s suffrage: How one group changed British history

AFP | British women won the right to vote 100 years ago after an intense struggle marked by a violent fringe campaign that shocked the...

Future president? Afghan strongman mulls bid for highest office

AFP | Afghanistan's "King in the North" lolls in an armchair under the portrait of President Ashraf Ghani, the man who sacked him last year...

Guggenheim offers Trump a gold toilet in place of a Van...

AFP | The request was for a Van Gogh to adorn the walls of the president and first lady's private residence in the White House. The...

Saudis ban botox lips for Camels at beauty pageant

AFP | Huddled together on a dusty racetrack, Saudi judges scrutinise pouty lips and shapely humps in a high-stakes camel beauty pageant mired in scandal after botox and cosmetic...

Trump fights against deep state accusing it of politicizing investigations

AFP | US President Donald Trump publicly attacked the FBI's leadership Friday, accusing them of politicizing their investigations in favor of Democrats as he gets...

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