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Prosecutors seek prison for Qatari beIN chief al-Khelaifi in FIFA corruption trial

Prosecutors seek prison for Qatari beIN chief al-Khelaifi in FIFA corruption trial

Text sizeSwiss prosecutors on Tuesday called for Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser al-Khelaifi and former FIFA number two Jerome Valcke to face prison for alleged corruption in the allocation of World Cup TV rights.For all the latest headlines follow our online or via the app.The prosecution called for a 28-month sentence for al-Khelaifi, who is also president of beIN Media, and three years for Valcke as their trial moved into its final days, the Swiss agency Keystone ATS reported.This is the first time prison sentences have been requested in a European court in trials relating to the...

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Turkey sentences female politician to prison for calling Erdogan ‘enemy of women’

Turkey sentences female politician to prison for calling Erdogan ‘enemy of women’

Text sizeA female politician in Turkey has been sentenced to 11 months in prison for calling Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan an enemy of women, according to media reports. was sentenced Saturday for saying Erdogan was a “complete misogynist” – a remark she mad four years ago. Tuncel’s attorney argued that the politician’s statement that “the president was an enemy of women and Kurds,” made during a 2016 speech, is “within the freedom of expression,” according to Turkish news outlet Duvar English. The court disagreed.Tuncel is just of Turkish citizens who have received prison time for...

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Iran to execute Iranian Kurdish political prisoner after denying retrial

Iran to execute Iranian Kurdish political prisoner after denying retrial

Text sizeHaydar Ghorbani, an Iranian Kurdish political prisoner sentenced to death by Iran, had his appeal for a retrial rejected by Tehran’s highest judicial authority.Ghorbani was arrested along with his brother-in-law in 2016 on charges of “cooperating and assisting” in the killing of several members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), as well as membership in the opposition group the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (PDKI). Iran’s Kurdish-populated western provinces have witnessed recurring clashes between the Iranian military and Iranian Kurdish militant groups over...

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More than 30 Taliban fighters killed in Afghan airstrikes, says defense ministry

More than 30 Taliban fighters killed in Afghan airstrikes, says defense ministry

Text sizeThe Afghan air force conducted multiple strikes on Taliban positions Saturday that killed more than 30 insurgent fighters, officials said, as President Ashraf .The Taliban claimed the strike had killed nearly two dozen civilians including women and children in the latest mass-casualty incident in Afghanistan that came even as peace talks were under way in Qatar. “This morning, Taliban fighters attacked (Afghan army) positions in ... Khan Abad district in Kunduz province,” the Defense Ministry said in a statement on Twitter..The military “intercepted the attack in accordance with...

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About 9,000 migrants on Greece’s Lesbos move into tent camp after massive fire

About 9,000 migrants on Greece’s Lesbos move into tent camp after massive fire

Text sizeThousands of asylum-seekers have moved into a new temporary facility on the Greek island of Lesbos, government officials said on Saturday, 10 days after a fire destroyed the Moria camp.The on Sept. 9 left over 12,000 people, most of them refugees from Afghanistan, Syria and various African countries, without shelter, proper sanitation or access to food and water. No one was hurt in the blaze. About 9,000 people had been resettled in the new tent camp, set up by authorities at Kara Tepe near the port of Mytilene, by Saturday morning. A few hundred had also moved into a community...

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Qatar funds Hezbollah arms via gold shipments through Africa: Reports

Qatar funds Hezbollah arms via gold shipments through Africa: Reports

Text sizeQatar operated a funding network for arms shipments from Europe to Hezbollah using gold shipments traded across Africa, according to a latest report from Austrian-based think tank Mena-Watch.Last Tuesday, Mena-Watch released a report in which it revealed how high-ranking Qatari officials coordinated the payments and offered protection for Doha-based Hezbollah financiers. “General Dahlan al-Hamad used gold from Uganda to fund this arms trade,” Mena-Watch’s report alleged citing a dossier from a former Western intelligence official who spent more than 16 years investigating terror in...

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Rocket attack on Baghdad’s Green Zone housing US embassy: Reports

Rocket attack on Baghdad’s Green Zone housing US embassy: Reports

Text sizeA Katyusha rocket was launched toward the Green Zone in Baghdad, home to the US Embassy, from the Amil District, the Iraqi News Agency (IQA) reported on Wednesday.No damages or casualties have been reported, IQA said. Sirens sounded from the US embassy in southwestern Baghdad, according to an Al Arabiya correspondent.“A Katyusha rocket landed inside the Green Zone, specifically on the residential building No. 31 in the al-Qadisiyah Residential Complex. It did not cause damage or lead to human losses. I was launched from the Amil District near al-Hadi Mosque,” the Iraqi News Agency...

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First of its kind: UAE, Bahrain channels share live broadcast with Israeli channel

First of its kind: UAE, Bahrain channels share live broadcast with Israeli channel

Text sizeNews channels from the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Israel shared a live broadcast for the first time in history after the two Arab Gulf states signed treaties normalizing ties with Israel on Tuesday.“After the signing of the peace deal between the United Arab Emirates and Israel, we witness the first TV broadcast of its kind between an Emirati channel, Dubai TV, an Israeli channel, Channel 12, and a Bahraini channel, Bahrain TV,” Dubai TV presenter Mohammed al-Kaabi said at the start of the broadcast. A , DC on Tuesday at the White House.Israel's PM Benjamin Netanyahu, US...

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New coronavirus strain 10x more infectious, vaccine hopes dashed: Malaysia scientists

New coronavirus strain 10x more infectious, vaccine hopes dashed: Malaysia scientists

Text sizeMalaysian health authorities have identified that a new strain of the deadly COVID-19 virus, named D614G, is 10 times more infectious than previous strains, Deputy General of Health for Malaysia Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a Facebook post Saturday.Abdullah added that the finding might also mean that any vaccine under development currently would be ineffective against the new strain. The study is not the first to identify the dangers associated with D614G. US researchers have previously suggested that the difference in viral strains may – such as New York or Italy.Older research...

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Hezbollah was taking Beirut ammonium nitrate to produce weapons: Source

Hezbollah was taking Beirut ammonium nitrate to produce weapons: Source

Text sizeHezbollah had been slowly siphoning off the that was stored in the port and ignited in a deadly blast in Beirut to manufacture missiles and rockets, according to a security source and a source close to the organization.For all the latest headlines follow our online or via the app. A warehouse containing in Beirut on Tuesday, killing at least 171 people, injuring thousands, and destroying much of the city.In the wake of the disaster, observers have questioned why such vast quantities of highly explosive material was left in Beirut’s port, so close to the densely populated city...

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Beirut explosion: Cost of damage exceeds $15 billion says President Aoun

Beirut explosion: Cost of damage exceeds $15 billion says President Aoun

Text sizeThe massive on August 4 caused more than $15 billion in damages, Lebanese President Michel Aoun said Wednesday.“Preliminary estimates of the losses suffered following the port explosion top 15 million dollars,” he was quoted as telling Spain’s King Felipe in a phone call, in a message on the presidency’s Twitter account. Meanwhile, a Lebanese prosecutor is and former ministers over last week’s deadly chemical blast at Beirut port, a judicial official said Wednesday.“The interrogations will begin with former public works minister Ghazi al-Aridi,” the official said, speaking on...

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Australia records major drop in new coronavirus cases 

Australia records major drop in new coronavirus cases 

Text sizeAustralia’s virus-hit Victoria state reported a major drop in new coronavirus cases Thursday, but officials warned against complacency amid a “worrying” spread of the disease in regional areas outside Melbourne.For more coronavirus news, . Just 278 new cases and eight deaths were detected in Victoria Thursday – a low not seen in weeks – while a smaller outbreak in neighboring New South Wales produced 12 additional cases and one death.The surge in Melbourne, the capital of Victoria and Australia’s second-biggest city, had pushed daily infection rates over 700 in recent weeks.Dozens...

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Yemen flash floods kill 17, including eight children: Health officials

Yemen flash floods kill 17, including eight children: Health officials

Text sizeSeventeen people, including eight children, have been killed in flash floods and by lightning in Yemen’s northern Marib region, health authorities said on Tuesday.The fierce storms have added to the woes of the war-torn country, which the UN has described as the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Five years of conflict has left swathes of the country in ruins..“Sixteen people drowned and another person was killed after being struck by lightning,” local health authorities said in a statement.Recent storms have hit other provinces, including the capital Sanaa, Amran, Hodeidah, Taez,...

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Massive explosions rock Lebanon's capital of Beirut; Trump says it was an 'attack'

Massive explosions rock Lebanon's capital of Beirut; Trump says it was an 'attack'

Text sizeAt least 70 people were killed Tuesday and more than 3,000 wounded in multiple explosions that rocked Downtown Beirut, Lebanon's health minister said. US President Donald Trump said he had reason to believe that the blasts were an attack.Buildings several kilometers away suffered material damage, the explosions were heard over 20 kilometers away from Beirut and residents in Cyprus said they felt the blasts. An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the explosions, which resulted in a giant mushroom cloud above the country. But Prime Minister Hassan Diab said that 2,750...

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Israel offers bitter rival Lebanon aid after huge Beirut explosions

Israel offers bitter rival Lebanon aid after huge Beirut explosions

Text sizeIsrael on Tuesday offered humanitarian aid to Lebanon, with which it is still technically at war, following the huge explosions that rocked Beirut, killing dozens of people and wounding thousands.“Following the explosion in Beirut, Defense Minister Benny Gantz and Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi, on behalf of the State of Israel, have offered the Lebanese government – via international intermediaries – medical and humanitarian aid, as well as immediate emergency assistance,” said a joint statement from the two ministries. The offer comes after two weeks of heightened tensions...

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Iran executes man for drinking alcohol: Rights group

Iran executes man for drinking alcohol: Rights group

Text sizeA man in northeast Iran was executed on Wednesday for consuming alcohol, a rights group reported on Thursday. The man, reportedly 55, married, and father of two, was executed in the city of Mashhad after getting caught drinking alcohol for the sixth time, Oslo-based rights group Iran Human Rights (IHR) said citing the executed man’s lawyer.“With this execution, the Islamic Republic’s judicial system has once again proven that its views are no different from those of ISIS,” IHR director Mahmoud Amiri-Moghaddam said.In a statement released later, the Iranian judiciary confirmed the...

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US court orders Iran to pay $879 mln to Saudi Arabia's Khobar bombing survivors

US court orders Iran to pay $879 mln to Saudi Arabia's Khobar bombing survivors

Text sizeA United States federal court has ordered Iran to pay $879 million to the survivors of the 1996 terrorist bombing of the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia, where US forces lived, according to a law firm press release.The court found that Iranian defendants had directed and “provided material support” for the attack in which members of the Iran-backed Hezbollah al-Hejaz organization detonated a 5,000-pound truck bomb at , the MM-LAW LLC law firm said in the press release carried by the Associated Press.Nineteen US Air Force members were killed in the attack and more than 400 others were...

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Bill Gates responds to ‘stupid,’ ‘bizarre’ coronavirus microchip conspiracy theories

Bill Gates responds to ‘stupid,’ ‘bizarre’ coronavirus microchip conspiracy theories

Text sizeResponding to a conspiracy theory that Bill Gates plans to use the coronavirus vaccine to implant microchips in people and create a global surveillance state, the billionaire said the theory was “so stupid.”Gates’ remarks came during a call with reporters on Thursday ahead of an announcement that the would pledge another $1.6 billion to the Gavi vaccine alliance, the New York Post reported.“In a way, it’s so bizarre, you almost want to view it as something humorous, but I guess it’s really not a humorous thing. I’ve never been involved in any sort of microchip-type thing,” Gates...

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New technologies could threaten Amazon’s empire

New technologies could threaten Amazon’s empire

Text sizeIt would appear at first glance that the COVID-19 pandemic’s biggest winner in 2020 is the online shopping behemoth Amazon. As lockdowns spread across the globe, devastating the legacy brick and mortar retail industry, Amazon sales year-on-year. With Neiman Marcus, J Crew and other major retail brands declaring bankruptcy, the Amazon online retail steamroller seems unstoppable.However, the reality is less clear-cut. The very pandemic that has accelerated Amazon’s dominance of global online retailing has also introduced new factors like livestream shopping into the equation. Rather...

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Turkey leans on Qatar for $15 billion deal as economy stutters amid coronavirus

Turkey leans on Qatar for $15 billion deal as economy stutters amid coronavirus

Text sizeTurkey has secured a fresh source of foreign exchange from Qatar as authorities scramble to find foreign reserves to prop up the country’s stumbling economy.Turkish and Qatari central banks are tripling the limit of their existing swap deal to $15 billion to facilitate “bilateral trade in respective local currencies and to support the financial stability of the two countries,” according to a statement Wednesday. The lira briefly swung to a gain after the announcement, before erasing its advance to edge lower against the dollar. Qatar has continued to support Turkish President Recep...

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Lebanese soldiers attack doctor in Tripoli hospital, army issues apology

Lebanese soldiers attack doctor in Tripoli hospital, army issues apology

Text sizeLeaked surveillance camera footage from inside a Tripoli hospital shows a group of Lebanese soldiers surrounding a doctor in a hallway, where they appear to be arguing. Two of the soldiers are then seen hitting the doctor across the face and pushing him into an office as the others crowded around.The Lebanese Army issued an apology Wednesday and announced that the two soldiers had been arrested after the video from Dar al Shifa Hospital surfaced.For all the latest headlines follow our online or via the appA statement issued by the hospital’s medical committee said the dispute had...

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Saudi Arabia abolishes “Ta’zir flogging” as punishment

Saudi Arabia abolishes “Ta’zir flogging” as punishment

Text sizeSaudi Arabia officially abolished “” as a form of punishment, the Ministry of Justice said on Tuesday.“Prison [sentences] or fines or both will be some of the alternative sentences to replace flogging. Courts will hear and evaluate cases and make sound decisions regarding each case,” the ministry said on Twitter.Prison or fines or both will be some of the alternative sentences to replace flogging. Courts will hear and evaluate cases and make most sound decisions regarding each case. — Saudi Ministry of Justice (@MojKsa_EN)The Minister of Justice, Waleed al-Samaani, issued a...

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Saudi Arabia’s residents may be deported if they violate coronavirus rules in shops

Saudi Arabia’s residents may be deported if they violate coronavirus rules in shops

Text sizeResidents of who violate the coronavirus-related precautionary measures and inside or outside shops in the Kingdom will be deported and forbidden from re-entry, the Ministry of Interior (MOI) said on Tuesday.The MOI said that penalties for shoppers or employees gathering inside or outside commercial shops in numbers higher than the set capacity limits will be as follows: First time offenders: An establishment will be fined 5,000 riyals ($1,331) for every extra person present in the facility above the set capacity limit. The maximum fine is 100,000 riyals ($26,619).Second time...

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Qatar detects 238 new cases of the coronavirus in one day: Ministry

Qatar detects 238 new cases of the coronavirus in one day: Ministry

هذا الموقع يستخدم ملف تعريف الارتباط Cookie "ملفات الكوكي":نستخدم ملفات الكوكيز لنسهل عليك استخدام مواقعنا الإلكترونية ونكيف المحتوى والإعلانات وفقا لمتطلباتك واحتياجاتك الخاصة، لتوفير ميزات وسائل التواصل الاجتماعية ولتحليل حركة المرور لديناThis website uses "cookies":We use cookies to personalize content and ads , to provide social media features and to analyze our trafficGULFLATESTText sizeQatar has detected 238 new cases of the coronavirus in expatriates who contracted the virus after coming in contact with the three infected patients announced earlier this week, Qatar News Agency...

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Albania reports first coronavirus death in western Balkans

Albania reports first coronavirus death in western Balkans

هذا الموقع يستخدم ملف تعريف الارتباط Cookie "ملفات الكوكي":نستخدم ملفات الكوكيز لنسهل عليك استخدام مواقعنا الإلكترونية ونكيف المحتوى والإعلانات وفقا لمتطلباتك واحتياجاتك الخاصة، لتوفير ميزات وسائل التواصل الاجتماعية ولتحليل حركة المرور لديناThis website uses "cookies":We use cookies to personalize content and ads , to provide social media features and to analyze our trafficWORLDLATESTText sizeAlbania reported the first death from the novel coronavirus in the Western Balkans on Wednesday, as one of Europe’s poorest regions braces for the spread of virus wreaking havoc across the globe....

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