Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Tunisian tennis player banned 7 years for match-fixing

LONDON (AP) — Tunisian tennis player Majed Kilani has been banned from professional tennis for seven years after the sport's anti-corruption body concluded he...

Morocco rejects Amnesty’s allegations on spying on journalist

RABAT (Reuters) - Moroccan authorities on Friday rejected an Amnesty report saying they have spied on journalist Omar Radi using Israeli-made technology. Amnesty said it...

Egypt ‘harassing’ relatives of US activist: rights groups

Washington (AFP) - Local and international rights groups on Thursday accused Egypt of "harassing and intimidating" the relatives of a US rights activist after...

Tunisia protest figure released after new clashes in deprived south

Tunis, (AFP) - A protest leader in southern Tunisia was released Wednesday, a lawyer said, four days after his arrest amid angry protests over...

Egyptian actor’s trans son sued for Instagram post about LGBT+ activist’s suicide

CAIRO, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The transgender son of one of Egypt's most famous actors is being sued for promoting homosexuality among young people...

Iraqi doctor bets on plasma treatment in search of COVID breakthrough

In a hospital ward in Iraq, doctor Ali Salam Abdullah and a smiling patient hold up a large blood bag full of the yellow...

Twitter adds warning labels to posts amid Coronavirus outbreak

Twitter announced Monday it will warn users when a tweet contains disputed or misleading information about the Coronavirus. The new rule is the latest in...

Lebanese ventured onto their roofs to escape lockdown

A view of Beirut around sunset since mid-March would show largely empty streets and shuttered shops at ground level, but unusual activity above. Lebanon's rooftops...

Unemployed elephants sent back home – Thailand

With decreasing numbers of foreign visitors in Thailand, not only people but also commercial elephants lost their jobs which depend on the tourist industry....

Afghan soldier stabs sister to death in ‘honor killing’

In what appears to be a so-called "honor killing", an Afghan soldier stabbed his teenage sister to death after she rejected a marriage proposal...

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