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Lebanon: Same-Sex Relations Not Illegal

(Beirut) – A district court of appeal in Lebanon issued a groundbreaking ruling on July 12, 2018, that consensual sex between people of the same sex is not unlawful, Human Rights Watch said. The ruling follows similar judgments from lower courts that have declined to convict gay and transgender people of “sexual intercourse contrary to nature” in four separate rulings ...

India expected to be $10 trillion economy by 2030: Subhash Chandra Garg

Indian economy is on a stage of “take off” and is expected to be the world’s third largest by 2030 with GDP worth USD 10 trillion, Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg said today. “Good days are ahead and lot of good work is happening in the economy. The economy is on a stage of take off where Indians can ...

IRGC busts terror outfit, kills three terrorists near Iraq border

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has smashed a terror outfit and killed three terrorists in the west of the country near the border with Iraq. In a statement on Saturday, the Najaf Ashraf Base of the IRGC Ground Forces said it had identified and completely destroyed a “counter-revolutionary terrorist group” that planned to carry out acts of sabotage and ...

Iraq: Protests rage over poor public services, unemployment

Iraq has placed its security forces on high alert after protests against high unemployment and a lack of basic services in the country’s southern provinces spread to the capital, Baghdad. The nationwide directive on Saturday was issued overnight by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, who also serves as the country’s commander-in-chief of the armed forces. Reinforcement soldiers from both the Counter Terrorism Service and the Army’s ...

Watch: Shakira and son say ‘Hello Lebanon’ in Arabic over Beirut skies

Colombian-Lebanese singer Shakira visited on Friday her father Lebanese home town of Tannourine in northern Lebanon as part of her visit where she is expected to perform at a concert –  her second, in the same town – with an estimated audience of 13,000 attending. The singer and performer arrived amid tight security to the mountainous town of Tannourine from ...

Egypt convicts 37 people for human organ trafficking

An Egyptian court convicted 37 people on Thursday who faced charges relating to the illicit trade in human organs, Reuters has reported. They were sentenced to prison terms ranging from three to 15 years. One suspect died before the trial. Under Egyptian law, defendants have 60 days to appeal against their convictions. The Cairo Criminal Court also cleared three people ...

Egypt discovers mummification workshop

The site was last excavated more than 100 years ago. CAIRO — Archaeologists in Egypt stumbled upon a new discovery dating back more than 2,500 years near Egypt’s famed pyramids at an ancient necropolis south of Cairo. The discovery, which includes a mummification workshop and a shaft used as a communal burial place, is located at the Saqqara necropolis of ...

Australia’s live performance leaders reflect on industry post #MeToo

As allegations of sexual misbehaviour and bullying became a common theme from within the industry, leaders galvanised themselves against those allegations and committed to providing safer workplaces for entertainment workers and those who support them. More broadly, the conversation about opportunities for women at every level of the industry became louder. As the Australian live performance industry celebrates its achievements ...

The King’s Path: Is this the scariest walk in the world?

The King’s Path is a unique walkway in Spain but not one to attempt if you are scared of heights. It is 3km (1.9 miles) long, 100 metres (328 feet) high and just one metre wide. The King’s Path (El Caminito del Rey) in Malaga was closed in 2001 for safety reasons but re-opened in 2015 after a massive restoration ...

Egypt great Hossam Hassan disagrees with foreign coach search

The Egypt great had been linked with the Pharaohs job before the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) narrowed their search to foreign coaches. Former Egypt international forward Hossam Hassan has expressed anger at the EFA’s decision to overlook local coaches in preference to foreigners in their hunt for Hector Cuper’s replacement. Cuper was fired in the wake of a disastrous World ...

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