Russia unleashes missile barrage on Ukraine as ground battle rages in the east

U.S. Embassy in Kiev, Ukraine Several regions in Ukraine, including the Black Sea port of Odesa and the second city of Kharkiv, lost electricity early on Thursday after being hit by...

UN ‘alarmed’ at West Bank violence day after Israeli raid

JERUSALEM: A day after the latest Israeli raid killed six people, the UN peace envoy to the Middle East urged Israel and the Palestinians on Wednesday to calm the surging violence...

Experts highlight MENA ‘injustices’ of climate change

WASHINGTON: The effects of climate change are already being felt, and they are expected to worsen as temperatures rise, oceans warm, sea levels rise, and freshwater resources, already scarce in some...

What We Are Reading Today: Soul and Substance

It is generally agreed that Jay Wright is one of the most significant American poets of the last fifty years. On the other hand, he has recently published a series of...

Neymar ankle surgery to be led by British specialist: hospital

DOHA: The Aspetar hospital in Qatar announced on Wednesday that the upcoming surgery on Brazil star Neymar's injured ankle will be led by a renowned British specialist. The sports medicine clinic at...

UK announces sanctions against women’s rights violators

On Wednesday, British officials announced sanctions against individuals and organizations in Iran, Syria, South Sudan, and the Central African Republic for their alleged roles in the perpetuation of violence against women...

Thousands of women rally in Pakistan despite legal hurdles

PAKISTAN, LAHORE: Despite efforts by authorities in several cities to prevent the divisive marches, thousands of women rallied across Pakistan on Wednesday. The rallies, called the Aurat (women) March, have drawn criticism...

Philippines scrambles to prevent ecological disaster after oil tanker spill

As the president of the Philippines warned on Wednesday, it could take months to clean up an oil spill in the waters of a central province, authorities in the Philippines are...

Pakistani women pilots defy odds to close gender gap

KARACHI: Azka Malik has spent the past four years learning the ropes in order to become a commercial pilot, and now she's ready to join the ranks of her male-dominated industry...

Women’s Day rallies seek equality, focus on Iran, Afghanistan

After a year in which girls were banned from education in Afghanistan, mass women's rights protests erupted in Iran, and a landmark US abortion ruling was overturned, rallies commemorating International Women's...
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North Korea’s Kim leads ‘nuclear counterattack’ simulation drill

Ballistic missiles were reportedly launched as part of two days of military drills led by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, which state media...