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Pakistan’s Edhi Foundation wins humanity award in Bahrain

Pakistan’s Edhi Foundation wins humanity award in Bahrain

A welfare foundation in Pakistan with a wide array of welfare services including mortuaries, orphanages, old age homes, and shelter homes for women has been named as the winner of the 2019 Isa Award for Service to Humanity. The prestigious biennial award, named after Bahrain’s late Amir Shaikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa, this year […]

World needs 250 years to fill gender gap in parliaments: IPU President

World needs 250 years to fill gender gap in parliaments: IPU President

The world needs 250 years to fill the gender gap in its parliaments if the annual incremental increase persists at one percent, the President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) has warned. “We are going in the right direction regarding gender issues in parliaments,” Gabriela Cuevas Barron said. “However, we are not as optimistic as we […]

Dorsaf makes history as first Arab woman referee in top division

Dorsaf makes history as first Arab woman referee in top division

Tunis: Dorsaf Ganoiati has made history by becoming the first woman to officiate a top-division football match in Tunisia and the Arab world Dorsaf, a physical education teacher who had played football and became a referee in 2012, refereed the match between Champion Esperance Sportive of Tunis and Athletic Club of Bizerte in the country’s […]

10 Afghan bikers cycle their way to Istanbul

10 Afghan bikers cycle their way to Istanbul

Cyclists emphasize significance of Lapis Lazuli corridor Ten Afghan bikers have pedaled 4,118-kilometers from Afghanistan to Turkey to emphasize the economic and cultural relations between countries in the region. The Turkish-Afghan Friendship Cycling Tour began in Afghanistan’s Harat province and ended at the World Peace Park in the Beşiktaş district of Istanbul, Turkish media reported. […]

Bahrain bans use of plastic bags starting July

Bahrain bans use of plastic bags starting July

Bahrain will ban the use of plastic bags in July, a senior environment official has said. Mohammed Mubarak Bin Daina, the chief executive of the Supreme Council for Environment (SCE), said the ban would regulate and phase out the use of plastic bags. “The first phase will focus on single-use plastic bags as well as […]

Young women taking high risks to seek elusive fortune in Europe

Young women taking high risks to seek elusive fortune in Europe

In glamorizing ‘perfect’ life abroad, social media are affecting social norms High school students typically dream how an academic edge will allow them to attend college and to aspire to find a suitable job that will help them ease into a tranquil life. However, for Algerian student Yosra, obtaining the baccalaureate in June 2020 and […]

IFJ Congress discusses future of journalism in digital age

IFJ Congress discusses future of journalism in digital age

Tunis: The 30th World Congress of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) opened on June 11 in the Tunisian capital Tunis. Over 300 participants representing journalists unions and associations across the world are attending the Congress that has put the future of journalism in the digital age at the top of its agenda for the June […]

Peaceful, vibrant South Korea marches to its own beat

Peaceful, vibrant South Korea marches to its own beat

Seoul: The eerie silence spoke louder than the years of the ominous standoff across the borders of the world’s last divided country, Korea. We were a small group of journalists walking in the barbed wire corridor in the Civilian Control Line alongside the Han River, escorted by army staff who were pleasantly friendly and surprisingly […]

Why we need a strong AJA: A time full of threats, a time for a strong association

Why we need a strong AJA: A time full of threats, a time for a strong association

Journalists should not hesitate when they voice their opinions. In fact, silence is for dead people. Journalists need to speak for a better world, productive cooperation, and friendly relationships. For one week, I spent my days and nights with a group of journalists from across the world, but mainly from the Asian continent. The World […]

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