Monthly Archives: January 2019

British man and family plead for asylum after hiding in Australia in fear of Russian threats

A British man who leaked financial information about one of Russia’s most powerful politicians is pleading with the Australian government to allow his family to live in the country, despite their claim for asylum having been refused. In 2014 Nicholas Stride provided secret documents to media about the financial dealings of Russia’s former deputy prime minister, Igor Shuvalov, when he ...

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Australia Day 2019: Activists hang ‘Abolish Australia Day’ banner in London

An “Abolish Australia Day” banner has been hung from London’s Westminster Bridge in the shadow of the British Houses of Parliament in solidarity with Australian rallies. About 30 protesters held the banner off the bridge as throngs of tourists walked by on a cold and cloudy Friday afternoon. London Australia Solidarity Activism Hub spokeswoman Eda Sehyan says the action is ...

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Australia’s Heat Wave Is Taking A Toll On People, Animals, Infrastructure And Land

It’s summertime in Australia, and the country is in the throes of a record-breaking heat wave that has brought suffering to humans, animals and land. Temperatures in the south have soared past 118 degrees Fahrenheit. Australia’s State Emergency Service declared the heat wave a threat to public safety, as an increasing number of Australians have called ambulances and gone to hospitals in Adelaide for ...

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In Iraq, political wrangling spawns debate over US troops

BAGHDAD: From the halls of parliament to the lightning-fast rumour mills of social media, pro-Iran factions are demanding US troops withdraw from Iraq in a challenge to the country’s fragile government. The political wrangling is another indication of Iraq’s precarious position as it tries to balance ties between two key allies — the United States and the Islamic republic of ...

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The conflict between Israel and Iran in Syria has just escalated dramatically

Israel has claimed responsibility for a series of attacks on Iranian military targets, in a rare move that risks escalating tensions between the two feuding countries. Israel said the latest strikes were in retaliation to Iranian forces launching a surface-to-surface missile from the Damascun area toward the northern part of the Israeli-held Golan Heights, The New York Times reported. The country made ...

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REPORT: 12 IRANIANS KILLED IN ISRAELI STRIKE ON SYRIA; TOTAL RISES TO 21

twelve soldiers belonging to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps were killed in Sunday’s Israeli air strikes on Syria, the UK-based NGO Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claimed on Tuesday. The report said a total of 21 people were killed in the strikes, among them six Syrian soldiers and 15 non-Syrian nationals, 12 of whom were IRGC soldiers, making it the deadliest attacks ...

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Egypt talks tripartite agro-cooperation with Europe, Africa

CAIRO – 22 January 2019: A proposal on establishing a tripartite agricultural cooperation between, Egypt, the European Union and African countries is being discussed, according to a statement from the Egyptian Foreign Ministry on Monday. Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry met with Phil Hogan, the commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, on Monday in Cairo to discuss ways ...

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Egypt TV host gets year in prison for interviewing gay man

An Egyptian court has sentenced a TV presenter to a year in prison for interviewing a gay sex worker on his show. Mohammed el-Gheiti was found guilty of encouraging immorality over an August 2018 segment in which the guest described his profession. El-Gheiti, who can appeal the ruling, was fined around $170 and is free pending a final verdict. The ...

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Egypt participates in “Fiture” int’l tourism fair in Spain

CAIRO, Jan 22 (MENA) – Chairman of the Egyptian Tourism Promotion Board at the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism Ahmed Youssef left Tuesday for Madrid on an official visit to participate in the 39th edition of the international tourism trade fair, Fitur, to open Wednesday. Egypt’s Ambassador to Spain Omar Selim will participate in the inauguration of the Egyptian pavilion at ...

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In pics: Heavy fog hits Egypt, ports

CAIRO – 22 January 2019: Egyptian cities and some of its port were hit by a heavy fog on Tuesday which led to block traffic in many areas. The General Directorate of Traffic appealed to citizens to exercise caution while driving especially highways and desert, also stressed the citizens following some general guidelines before moving by car and following traffic ...

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