FIFA links more World Cups to averting migrant deaths at sea

  • GENEVA: FIFA President Gianni Infantino linked his plan for biennial World Cups on Wednesday to giving more hope to Africans who risk their lives crossing the sea to Europe. In a speech to European lawmakers, Infantino said soccer was being dominated by the few who “have everything” and it nee...
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FIFA boss Infantino living in Doha before World Cup

  • PARIS: FIFA president Gianni Infantino has moved to Doha on a temporary basis to oversee the build-up to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar later this year, world football governing body confirmed on Thursday. “As communicated in October 2021, the FIFA President informed the FIFA Council that he woul...
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Major US airline CEOs warn 5G could ground some planes, wreak havoc

  • WASHINGTON: The chief executives of major US passenger and cargo carriers on Monday warned of an impending “catastrophic” aviation crisis in less than 36 hours, when AT&T and Verizon are set to deploy new 5G service. The airlines warned the new C-Band 5G service set to begin on Wednesday c...
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Afghan tradition allows girls to access the freedom of boys

  • KABUL, Afghanistan: In a Kabul neighborhood, a gaggle of boys kick a yellow ball around a dusty playground, their boisterous cries echoing off the surrounding apartment buildings. Dressed in sweaters and jeans or the traditional Afghan male clothing of baggy pants and long shirt, none stand ou...
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Lebanese government apologizes for mistaking Kuwait’s flag for UAE

  • The Lebanese government apologized on Thursday for mistaking the Kuwaiti flag for that of the UAE during the opening of the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Hospital Center for treating coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the capital Beirut. The apology, posted on the official Twitter page of the Leba...
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Arab Men’s Fashion Week returns to Dubai with live shows

  • DUBAI: It has been announced that the third edition of Arab Men’s Fashion Week will be held from January 28-30 in the creative hub of Dubai Design District (d3). Powered by the Arab Fashion Council and d3, Arab Men’s Fashion Week Fall 2023 is scheduled to take place in-person, as opposed to t...
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Pandemic sidelines 800 police, firefighters in Los Angeles

  • LOS ANGELES: A dramatic surge in coronavirus cases has sidelined more than 800 Los Angeles city police and fire personnel and led to slightly longer ambulance and fire response times adding concerns about shortages of critical staff including health care workers. Mayor Eric Garcetti said Thurs...
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Muslim woman sues Missouri gun shop over hijab removal rule

  • KANSAS: A firearms store and gun range in suburban Kansas City refused to let a Muslim woman use the range unless she removed her hijab, a Muslim civil rights organization alleged in a federal lawsuit. In a lawsuit filed Tuesday, the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the law firm of Ba...
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Philippines plans for ‘workation’ to revive tourism in 2022

  • MANILA: The Philippines is hopeful for the revival of its tourism sector in 2022, officials and key stakeholders have said, as they seek to encourage more domestic travelers and tap into the growing “workation” market two years after nearly all recreational activity was halted by COVID-19 curbs...
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Italy to be guest of honor at prestigious UAE book fair

  • ROME: Italy will be the guest of honor at the 41st Sharjah International Book Fair, due to take place in the UAE city in November next year. Several Italian authors, artists, and publishers will be among those involved in seminars, talks, and exhibitions to promote the arts, literature, and c...
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