• english.alarabiya.net

    Trump raises tariffs on Chinese goods as trade war escalates

    Escalating his trade war with China, President Donald Trump bumped up his tariffs on Chinese imports Friday, lashing back after Beijing raised taxes on US products. In a tweet, Trump said he would be raising tariffs on $300 billion in Chinese goods from 10% to 15%. The Office of the US Trade Representative also said that on October 1 the US would hike tariffs on another $250 billion in Chinese imports from 25% to 30%.

  • Al Jazeera

    Ghana Controversial: Music from the Ground Up

    Editor's note: This film will be removed on September 18, 2019. In Ghana, a new music scene has taken hold - and it has a lot of spunk. "Help America!" calls the rap duo, FOKN Bois, as they walk the streets of Accra, shaking a plastic donation bucket at passers-by, a camera trained on them. "Ghana, we don't have any problems. Americans are suffering," they say, passing vendors and shop fronts. They begin to rap as part of a music video calling for African countries to help the impoverished and homeless in the United States. FOKN Bois, made up of friends M3NSA and Wanlov the Kubolor, use their music to challenge the status quo. Using the tools of parody, humour, and protest, they highlight social

  • Egypt Independent

    Cleared for takeoff: Saudi women start exercising their newest right

    Salma, a 40-year-old mother of three, travels abroad regularly with authorization from her legal guardian - formerly her then-husband and now her father. But those rules were canceled this month, so when she went to Riyadh airport on Thursday, she crossed passport control on her own authority. “You just feel like you're human, you're a complete human,” she told Reuters from the gate. “Not half, not part of, but you're a complete human.” Saudi Arabia has long endured Western censure over guardianship, which assigns each woman a male relative - a father, brother, husband or son - whose approval is needed for various big decisions throughout a woman's life. While some significant controls remain,

  • Egypt Independent

    Supreme Council for Media Regulation to discuss complaints against Riham Saeed

    The Complaints Committee of the Supreme Council for Media Regulation will hold a meeting Saturday to discuss the complaints filed against journalist and host Riham Saeed. Saeed discussed the issue of obesity during her program. Complaints accused her of directing serious insults toward obese people that caused great dissatisfaction among Egyptian women. Gamal Shawki, head of the complaints committee, told Al-Masry Al-Youm that Saeed will be summoned to appear before the committee for interrogation at 2 pm on Sunday. The episode of Saeed's program included shocking insults to women while reviewing the problem of obesity in Egypt. Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

  • Arab News

    Hemsworth seeks to divorce Cyrus after 7 months of marriage

    Minimalism is the art of knowing how much is just enough. Digital minimalism applies this idea to our personal technology. It is the key to living a focused life in an increasingly noisy world. In this timely and enlightening book, the bestselling author of Deep Work introduces a philosophy for technology use that has already improved countless lives, according to a preview published on goodreads.com. Digital minimalists are all around us. They are the calm, happy people who can hold long conversations without furtive glances at their phones. They can get lost in a good book, a woodworking project, or a leisurely morning run. They can have fun with friends and family without the obsessive urge

  • Video of woman beaten at Iranian airport sparks anger in Iraq

    CAIRO: Egypt is seeking Japan's help to improve its education system, which has fallen to 130th place in international rankings. The Japanese education system is recognized as one of the top five worldwide, and Cairo is hoping to apply key aspects of Japan's approach to the Egyptian curriculum. Education has played a major role in transforming Japan from a feudal state receiving aid following World War II to a modern economic powerhouse.  During a visit to Japan in 2016, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi discussed political and economic development with Japanese officials, and was also briefed on the Japanese education system. The Egyptian leader visited Japanese schools and called on Japan

  • Al Jazeera

    Over 150 treated for tear gas, pellet gun injuries in Kashmir

    More than 150 people have suffered injuries from tear gas and pellets in the disputed Kashmir region since Indian security forces launched a major crackdown this month, data from the region's two main hospitals shows. At least 152 people reported to Srinagar's Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) and Shri Maharaj Hari Singh hospital with injuries from pellet shots and tear gas fire between August 5 and August 21, according to data acquired by Reuters news agency. The Indian government, which has not yet provided any figures of the injured, has said there have been no deaths in this month's demonstrations. Authorities in India deployed additional paramilitary police, banned public