Biden’s gestures to Palestinians only ‘symbolic,’ says PLO’s Hanan Ashrawi

  • CHICAGO: Former Palestinian spokesperson Dr. Hanan Ashrawi said newly elected US President Joe Biden is merely pursuing “symbolic changes” in reversing only some of the policies imposed by his predecessor, Donald Trump. During an interview with the Ray Hanania Radio show — sponsored by Arab N...
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Biggest threat to the Middle East? Failed governments, says poll

  • DUBAI: When governments lose their effectiveness and legitimacy, the result can be catastrophic. In the past decade alone, the rulers of several Arab states have lost not only control of their territory, but also their ability to provide basic services and their authority to make collective dec...
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Children at risk as “button” battery use grows-study

  • Children face a growing risk from “button” batteries, according to a US study showing a near doubling of emergency room visits in the past two decades as the objects can cause electrical or chemical burns if swallowed.Most of those emergency room trips are due to coin-shaped batteries that have...
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Cities pivotal to overcoming challenges of global change: Saudi U20 summit leader

  • RIYADH: The world’s urban centers are, more than ever, pivotal to fostering global change, the vice chair of a G20-linked Saudi summit has claimed. Cities now consume more than two-thirds of the world’s energy and account for at least 70 percent of global C02 emissions. Since 1950, the urba...
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Clinical trials begin for Egyptian COVID-19 vaccine

  • Egypt is to start clinical trials of its COVID-19 vaccine, EgyVax. The announcement was made by Egyptian minister of higher education and scientific research, Khaled Abdel Ghaffar. He said the trials represented “a very important development” and major success for Egypt in fighting the coro...
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Congressman says US must return to being an ‘honest broker’ in Israel-Palestine conflict

  • CHICAGO: Wisconsin Congressman Mark Pocan said the US needs to return to the role of being an “honest broker” if there is to be peace between Palestinians and Israelis during an appearance on “The Ray Hanania Radio Show” on Wednesday. Pocan said America needs to redirect more than $50 billion...
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Coronavirus challenges persist in some Arab countries

  • CHICAGO: COVID-19 remains a serious risk to Arab nations and the threat could escalate as the delta variant continues to spread, experts said on Wednesday. Although many Arab countries were spared the most drastic infection rates seen elsewhere in the world during the first wave of the virus ...
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COVID-19 rages in Iraq as vaccinations lag

  • BAGHDAD: In the stores and buses of Iraq masks are rare even as Covid-19 spreads widely, vaccines are viewed with suspicion and the sick see hospitals as a last resort. At Al-Shifaa Hospital in the capital Baghdad, the ramifications are clear. “More than 95 percent of those sick with Covid-19...
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Daesh ‘might use stolen radioactive material’

  • BAGHDAD: Iraq is searching for “highly dangerous” radioactive material stolen last year, according to an Environment Ministry document and seven security, environmental and provincial officials who fear it could be used as a weapon if acquired by Daesh.The material, stored in a protective case...
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Disabled Palestinian Ibrahim Abu Thurayeh killed by Israeli fire: Autopsy

  • GAZA: The autopsy of a disabled Palestinian protester killed in December showed Israeli fire was responsible for his death, a Hamas-affiliated commission in Gaza said on Monday....
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