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Arab News, Who is Entesar Al-Hammadi, the Yemeni model kidnapped by the Houthis?

"The Iran-backed Houthi militia has kidnapped Entesar Al-Hammadi, a popular Yemeni model and actress, along with two other fashionistas in the capital Sanaa, residents and local media said."

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Virtual Justice

Max Daly, Vice, Drug Smugglers Are Being Sentenced to Death via Zoom Drug Smugglers Are Being Sentenced to Death via Zoom

"Harm Reduction International (HRI), which published its annual report into global drug war death penalties on Wednesday, ...

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E-Banking

Arab News, Dubai’s Alabbar to lead new digital-only UAE bank

"Zand is being billed as “the world’s first combined digital corporate and retail bank” and is currently going through final approvals ahead of its launch, according to an announcement issued on Monday."

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Ramadan

Khaleej Times, Ramadan UAE: How to stay Covid safe during the holy month

"Ramadan is a time for reflection, fasting, devotion and also connecting with friends and family members for the faithful, but it could be dangerous especially ...

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COVID-19

CNN, Vaccines sell out in Pakistan as the private market opens, raising concerns of inequality

"Pakistan is in a tight spot: Covid-19 cases are surging during a third wave, hospital beds are filling up, and the government vaccination ...

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al-Zawahiri

Tore Refslund Hamming, Lawfare, Al-Qaeda After Ayman al-Zawahiri

"The status of al-Qaeda, once the top terrorism threat to the United States, is in doubt, with many analysts questioning the group’s strength. The possible death of its leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri, has ...

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Chad

.coda, Will Chad’s internet survive its upcoming election?

"Across the continent, governments are shutting down internet access and social media networks in response to elections and political unrest. As voters in Chad and Benin head to the polls, digital ...

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COVID-19

BBC News, Covid vaccine: Fasting during Ramadan 'should not stop Muslims getting jab'

"Islamic scholars and NHS leaders are urging Muslims not to let fasting over Ramadan stop them getting a Covid jab."

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Turkey

Reuters, 'How can we not be tense?' Turkey's coronavirus infections soar

"Turkey - which has the highest level of daily new COVID-19 cases in Europe and the Middle East - again tightened measures last week to contain the rapid spread after calls for action ...

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#HandsOffMyHijab

There's been a social media campaign on the right to wear hijab, represented in a range of tweets under the hashtag on Twitter of #HandsOffMyHijab.



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