Tuesday, 19 January 2021

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Palestinians quit Arab League

RAMALLAH: The Palestinians have stepped down from a key Arab League role in protest at the regional bloc’s Ramallah, Palestinian Territories: The Palestinians have stepped down from a key Arab League role in protest at the regional bloc’s failure to take a stand against Israeli-Arab deals, an official said Tuesday. ...

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EU unveils plan to combat racism, increase diversity

BRUSSELS: The European Commission presented a series of measures aimed at tackling structural racism and discrimination, acknowledging a blatant lack of diversity among the European Union’s institutions. The bloc’s executive arm set out its action plan for the next five years, which includes strengthening the current legal framework, recruiting an ...

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Woman denied entry to Musee d’Orsay in Paris over revealing outfit

Slams museum for ‘double standards – Image: Twitter PARIS: A woman named “Jeavnne” has courted a controversy for hitting out at France’s Musée d’Orsay museum in Paris after she was denied entry for apparently wearing a very revealing outfit dress. The woman took to Twitter to narrate the whole incident and slammed ...

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Britain imposes 6-month curbs against second wave

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told people on Tuesday to work from home where possible and ordered bars and restaurants to close early to tackle a fast-spreading second wave of COVID-19 with restrictions lasting probably six months. After government scientists cautioned that deaths may soar without urgent action, Johnson ...

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Taiwan military says it has right to counter attack amid China threats

TAIPEI: Taiwan said on Monday its armed forces have the right to self-defence and counter attack amid “harassment and threats”, in an apparent warning to China, which last week sent numerous jets across the mid-line of the sensitive Taiwan Strait. Tensions have sharply spiked in recent months between Taipei and Beijing, which ...

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UK imposes up to $13,000 fine for breaking COVID-19 rules

LONDON: People in England who refuse to self-isolate to stop the spread of coronavirus could face fines of up to 10,000 British pounds ($13,000) under tough new regulations announced to tackle a surge in cases. The rules will apply from September 28 to anyone in England who tests positive for ...

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US defies world to say Iran UN sanctions back in force

LONDON: The United States unilaterally proclaimed that United Nations sanctions against Iran were back in force and promised to punish those who violate them, in a move other major countries – including its allies – said lacked legal basis. The so-called snapback -announced last month – also drew a sharp ...

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