|Thursday, July 24, 2014
FAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv airport.

FAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv airport.

The Federal Aviation Administration lifted its ban Wednesday on U.S. flights in and out of Israel, which ...

Saudi photographer sentenced to seven years in jail

Saudi photographer sentenced to seven years in jail

Reporters Without Borders condemns the seven-year jail term that a Jeddah criminal court specializing in national security ...

Divorce rate drops in Norway

Divorce rate drops in Norway

New figures showed the number of divorces in Norway dropped by 12 percent since 2005, and there’s ...

Report: 48 killed in Taiwan plane crash

Report: 48 killed in Taiwan plane crash

(CNN) – At least 48 people were killed when a twin-engine turboprop plane crashed Wednesday while attempting to ...

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Editor In Chief of the Oslo Times Hatef Mokhtar with ... Full article
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On July 22, 2014, the Committee to Protect Journalists expressed concern over the recent termination of a Chinese journalist from a monthly magazine after he wrote for a Hong ... Full article
Human Rights
On July 22, 2014, the Committee to Protect Journalists expressed concern over the recent termination of a Chinese journalist from a monthly magazine after he wrote for a Hong ... Full article
Reporters Without Borders condemns the seven-year jail term that a Jeddah criminal court specializing in national security and terrorism passed on independent news photographer Jassim Mekki A’al Safar on ...
The Norwegian government wants to set an age limit of 24 years and an income requirement of over NOK 300,000 (USD 48,400) per year before a married couple would ...
You may recall a rather bizarre hashtag floating around the Twittersphere a few months ago. On 19 May 2014, the term #Mutuallyassuredhumiliationwas trending on social networking sites, accompanied by photos ...
The widespread, unchecked harassment of women on social media platforms violates the free expression rights of half the world’s population. Join IFEX in asking Facebook, YouTube and Twitter to ...
Norway
The Norwegian government wants to set an age limit of 24 years and an income requirement of over NOK 300,000 (USD 48,400) per year before a married couple would ... Full article
New figures showed the number of divorces in Norway dropped by 12 percent since 2005, and there’s less demand for separation and divorce mediation. Relationship experts said it was ...
Dr Mads Frederick Gilbert (centre) at Al-Shifa hospital on July 17th, treating a wounded Palestinian child, after an Israeli air strike killed 4 children and wounded 5 others Dearest ...
President, Since our last meeting, the developments in the Middle East give cause for deep concern. For the fourth time in the seven years since Hamas took control over ...
Norway commemorates the victims of 22July terror attacks in Oslo and Utøya in the third year. Prime Minister Erna Solberg encourages everyone to stand up against radicalization and extremism ...
A woman looks toward the Utøya Island, where tens of young people were brutally killed by right-wing terrorist Anders Behring Breivik three years ago today. Photo : Henrik Lied, ...
‘Worldwide, around 125 million girls and women have been subjected to genital mutilation. The fight to eliminate female genital mutilation in Norway and internationally is a high priority for ...
‘The dramatic escalation of the conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians is having completely unacceptable consequences for civilians. In my talks with Foreign Minister Lieberman and President Abbas, ...
Education
A failure to promote ‘British values’ in a muscular way is allowing extremism to grow in the UK, David Cameron has said. The prime minister revealed plans to teach all school ... Full article
Labour is calling for cross-party talks on how religious education is conducted and monitored in the state sector as a special poll for theObserver shows widespread concerns about the use of ...
Thailand‘s king has endorsed the army chief who seized power in a coup last week, amid widespread international criticism and increasing detention of those considered to be opposed to ...
Academics and writers have reacted angrily to plans to drop classic American novels including To Kill a Mockingbird and Of Mice and Men from the GCSE curriculum as a ...
Campaigners are seeking permission for a judicial review of the government’s crackdown on parents taking their children out of school during term time. The decision by the Department for ...
The people of Glasgow and the wider arts community can breathe easy again: the city’s celebrated and revered Charles Rennie Mackintosh building, home of the Glasgow School of Art, has been saved. ...
Hon. Dr. Barnaba Marial Benjamin, Foreign Minister of South Sudan (top right), Bol Wek Agoth, Ambassador of The Republic of South Sudan in Norway (bottom right), Hatef Mokhtar, Editor ...
The power to take children away from their families could be privatised along with other child protection services under controversial plans the government has quietly announced. The proposal from Michael Gove‘s Department for Education ...
Culture
The Norwegian government wants to set an age limit of 24 years and an income requirement of over NOK 300,000 (USD 48,400) per year before a married couple would ... Full article
The Government of Ethiopia has made a commitment to eliminate child marriage and female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) in Ethiopia by 2025. His Excellency Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Demeke Mekonnen ...
Eimear McBride, author of ‘A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing’ Successful authors should be inspired by the world of hip hop to take young writers under their wing, chairman ...
NEW YORK (AP) — Tibetans living on the “roof of the world” can thank an extinct human relative for providing a gene that helps them adapt to the high ...
The owners of a chain of stores called Hobby Lobby don’t like Obamacare. In particular, they really don’t like the part that requires insurance companies to cover contraceptives. Normally, ...
Sixty feet below the sea, in the world’s only underwater habitat, a group of scientists is trying to unlock the ocean’s secrets. But how do the crew of the ...
There are more than 1,000 drawings inside the Decorated Cave of Pont d’Arc A cave in southern France dubbed the “prehistoric Sistine Chapel” has been added to Unesco’s World ...
The Middle East has long had a tradition of ornate gardens, but certain differences are found when comparing Ottoman and Safavid gardens Few people know how ancient the word ...
All News
On July 22, 2014, the Committee to Protect Journalists expressed concern over the recent termination of a Chinese journalist from a ... Full article
Reporters Without Borders condemns the seven-year jail term that a Jeddah criminal court specializing in ...
The Norwegian government wants to set an age limit of 24 years and an income ...
Reporters Without Borders condemns the judicial harassment of 36 members of the Honduran Civic Council ...
Asia News
On July 22, 2014, the Committee to Protect Journalists expressed concern over the recent termination of a Chinese journalist from a monthly magazine after he wrote for a Hong ... Full article
(CNN) – At least 48 people were killed when a twin-engine turboprop plane crashed Wednesday while attempting to land in Taiwan’s Penghu Islands, according to Taiwan’s Civil Aeronautics Administration. Officials ...
To open a bank account in Pakistan, to get a new driver license or passport or to activate a SIM card, you need to present a computerized national identity ...
In Libya, militias armed with shoulder-launched missiles are battling for control of the country’s main airport. In Africa, the entire Sahel region is awash with weapons that include portable ...
Africa News
The Government of Ethiopia has made a commitment to eliminate child marriage and female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) in Ethiopia by 2025. ... Full article
Militant Islamists are suspected to have blown up a major bridge in north-eastern Nigeria, disrupting ...
Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan has told parents of the girls abducted by militant Islamist group ...
By Aminu Abubakar, for CNN July 22, 2014 — Updated 1017 GMT (1817 HKT) Kano, Nigeria ...
Europe News
Kiev said two of its fighter jets were shot down over the rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday, and the missiles that brought them down might have been fired ... Full article
A train carrying the remains of many of the 298 victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 arrived in a Ukrainian government-held city on Tuesday ...
Air carriers in the United States and Europe on Tuesday halted flights to Tel Aviv after warnings from governmental agencies in an effort to ...
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he has stopped talking to US President Barack Obama on the phone, amid growing strains between Ankara ...
Middle-East News
Reporters Without Borders condemns the seven-year jail term that a Jeddah criminal court specializing in national security and terrorism passed on independent news photographer ... Full article
Republican Sen. Ted Cruz on Wednesday questioned whether President Barack Obama used a federal agency to impose an economic boycott on Israel after the ...
Using tunnels, mines, booby traps and snipers, Hamas fighters have inflicted record casualties on Israeli troops waging an offensive in the Gaza Strip, applying ...
Dr Mads Frederick Gilbert (centre) at Al-Shifa hospital on July 17th, treating a wounded Palestinian child, after an Israeli air strike killed 4 children ...
 Americas News
The Federal Aviation Administration lifted its ban Wednesday on U.S. flights in and out of Israel, which the agency had imposed ... Full article
A federal judge ruled on Wednesday that Colorado’s ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional, but ...
Lawyers defending accused theater gunman James Holmes challenged the reliability of firearms analysis on Wednesday, ...
Preacher after preacher stepped up to the pulpit at a sweltering Brooklyn church on Wednesday ...
 Australia News
The panel, which earlier this year issued a sharp rebuke of domestic surveillance efforts, said in a preliminary report that the foreign intelligence efforts are generally in line with ... Full article
The outbreak, with more than 360 cases, started after Amish travelers to the Philippines contracted measles this year and returned home to rural Knox County, where it spread thanks ...
Max Davis, who heads the church’s military diocese, is reportedly Australia‘s most senior clergyman and the first Australian Catholic bishop to be charged with a child sex offence. It ...
Australian television producer Reg Grundy has been confirmed as the source of a mysterious donation to a fundraiser linked to the Liberal party before the 2013 federal election. Australian ...
Royal News
A Spanish court has ordered blocks on six file-sharing sites to be lifted. All six sites were blocked in May after being accused of infringing copyright by the Spanish ... Full article
The Duke of Cambridge says of the loss of Princess Diana: ‘You dust yourself off and carry on.’ The Duke of Cambridge has described having his own family as ...
Spain’s new King Felipe VI, his wife Queen Letizia, Princess Sofia and Princess Leonor attend the swearing-in ceremony at the Congress of Deputies in Madrid,  REUTERS Photo Spain’s new ...
The row that refuses to die descended into playground idiom when a Kremlin-funded news channel hit back on Friday at Prince Charles‘s alleged likening of Vladimir Putin to Adolf Hitler. The pro-Russia broadcaster ...
Politics
Militant Islamists are suspected to have blown up a major bridge in north-eastern Nigeria, disrupting transport links with Cameroon, residents said. ... Full article
JULY 22, 2014 Author(s): Bill Frelick Published in: LA Times Something similar is happening at ...
Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan has told parents of the girls abducted by militant Islamist group ...
By Aminu Abubakar, for CNN July 22, 2014 — Updated 1017 GMT (1817 HKT) Kano, Nigeria ...
Business News
Allegations about the way Royal Bank of Scotland treats its small businesses have resurfaced after senior executives from the bailed-out bank were accused of being “wilfully obtuse” when giving evidence to ... Full article
France’s economy minister Arnaud Montebourg said that neither the GE bid, nor a joint Siemens-Mitsubishi Heavy Industries offer, met the government’s demands. But the government had chosen to work ...
The debate about house prices is reignited on Mondayamid claims by Britain’s biggest property website that prices for homes have come “off the boil”. For the first time this year, the ...
Households are bracing themselves for the first rise in borrowing costs since the Bank of England cut interest rates to a record low more than five years ago. Thursday’s warning from Mark Carney, the ...
Environment News
Dolls representing the oil exploitation in the Yasuni national park are paraded in Quito. Photograph: Juan Cevallos/AFP/Getty Images Ecuador’s government was ... Full article
Can meditation really slow down the effects of age? One Nobel Prize-winner is finding the ...
Yemenis walk through a drought-affected dam on the outskirts of Sana’a, Yemen. Sana a city ...
Kenya’s First Lady Margaret Kenyatta presents a “Hands off our Elephants” plaque to UNDP Administrator, ...
Fashion News
PARIS (AP) — Just a few years ago it was on the brink of extinction. Now, haute couture — the 150-year-old Parisian tradition of making unique, astronomically-priced handmade gowns ... Full article
We’re calling it now: Angelina Jolie’s fierce face in “Maleficent” is going to be The Beauty Look of the year. But how do you get those plump blood red ...
So what exactly is retinol and who should use it? It’s a question a lot of people are asking. We reached out to Marla Malcolm Beck, CEO of Bluemercury, ...
When it comes to summer eating, we like our meals fresh, delicious, and healthy, so we’re not left with regrets when it comes time to hit the beach. So ...
Editorial News
    As a responsible journalist when I look around and see my fellow media personnel with a biased and scrummed social point hood, which made me realized the ... Full article
‘The dramatic escalation of the conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians is having completely unacceptable consequences for civilians. In my talks with Foreign Minister Lieberman and President Abbas, ...
WASHINGTON — When President Obama placed a call to Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany last Thursday, he had a busy agenda: to consult with a close ally and to mobilize wavering Europeans to put more ...
Editor In Chief of the Oslo Times Hatef Mokhtar with Rasmus Johan Michael Hansson Johan Michael Hanssonis an activist and politician for the Green Party. He led the Norwegian chapter of ...
Life Style
The Norwegian government wants to set an age limit of 24 years and an income requirement of over NOK 300,000 (USD ... Full article
The Government of Ethiopia has made a commitment to eliminate child marriage and female genital ...
(CNN) – The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, better known as MERS, may be an airborne virus, ...
Barriers to HIV Services and Treatment for Persons with Disabilities in Zambia JULY 15, 2014 ...
News & Reviews
On July 22, 2014, the Committee to Protect Journalists expressed concern over the recent termination of a Chinese journalist from a ... Full article
Reporters Without Borders condemns the seven-year jail term that a Jeddah criminal court specializing in ...
The Norwegian government wants to set an age limit of 24 years and an income ...
Reporters Without Borders condemns the judicial harassment of 36 members of the Honduran Civic Council ...
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Dolls representing the oil exploitation in the Yasuni national park are paraded in ...
A picture taken on May 3, 2014, shows people visiting “The Gateway to ...
The full moon on Saturday will appear to be unusually big. In fact, ...
   
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