Afghan escape relatives barred from UK family reunions

  • LONDON: British ministers have been accused of failing to honor their promises to Afghan refugees by refusing to accommodate their family members. About 12,000 Afghan refugees are still living in hotels paid for by the British taxpayer as ministers blame a housing shortage for the delay. Wh...
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Norway shaken by attack that kills 2 during Pride festival

  • OSLO, Norway: A gunman opened fire in Oslo’s nightlife district early Saturday, killing two people and leaving more than 20 wounded in what the Norwegian security service called an “extremist terror act” during the capital’s annual Pride festival. Investigators said the suspect, identified as ...
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British doctor with 15 Hajj trips shares top tips

  • LONDON: A British Muslim doctor on Thursday shared his tried and tested tips with pilgrims who are about to participate in the first post-pandemic Hajj open to foreigners, which includes preparing for the intense summer heat, and carrying important medicines. Dr. Imran Zia, clinical director ...
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White House: NATO’s new strategic concept reflects concerns about China

  • WASHINGTON: The White House said on Thursday that the NATO alliance’s new strategic concept reflects concerns about China, including its economic practices. “Less than a year ago, the defense ministers for the first time in NATO put mention of China in the communique,” said John Kirby, US Nati...
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EU leaders agree candidate status for Ukraine, Moldova

  • BRUSSELS: European Union leaders on Thursday agreed to grant candidate status to Ukraine and Moldova, in a show of support in the face of Russia’s war. “A historic moment. Today marks a crucial step on your path toward the EU,” Michel wrote on Twitter during a summit in Brussels. “Our future ...
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WHO considers declaring monkeypox a global health emergency

  • LONDON: The World Health Organization convenes its emergency committee Thursday to consider if the spiraling outbreak of monkeypox warrants being declared a global emergency. But some experts say the WHO’s decision to act only after the disease spilled into the West could entrench the grotesqu...
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Myanmar’s Suu Kyi moved from secret location to prison

  • BANGKOK: Ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi was transferred Wednesday from a secret detention location to a prison in the country’s capital, legal officials familiar with her case said. Her ongoing court cases will be tried at a new facility constructed in the prison compound, they said. S...
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Ukraine on course for EU candidacy at summit, EU says

  • BRUSSELS: Ukraine is set to become an official candidate for European Union membership on Thursday in a symbolic but morale-boosting decision following Russia’s invasion, ministers and diplomats said on Tuesday. EU leaders in Brussels are expected to sign off on last week’s recommendation by t...
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No place for burkinis in Grenoble’s public pools, rules top French court

  • PARIS: Full-body swimwear including the Burkini should not be worn in public pools in the city of Grenoble, France’s top administrative court ruled on Tuesday, upholding an earlier order by a lower court. “The new rules of procedure for the municipal swimming pools of Grenoble affect (...) the...
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UN revokes travel privileges for two Taliban education officials

  • UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations on Monday banned two Taliban officials from traveling in response to the heavy restrictions the hardliners have imposed on Afghan women, diplomats told AFP.   Travel exemptions permitting 15 Taliban officials to go abroad for negotiations were set ...
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