- NewsEgypt Independent
Iran has executed a man for injuring a paramilitary officer in the first known execution linked to protests that have swept the country since September, state media reported Thursday. Mizan Online, a news agency affiliated with Iran’s judiciary, and the semi-official Tasmin news agency both named the protester as Mohsen Shekari. He was reportedly convicted of “waging war against God” for stabbing a member of the Basij paramilitary force at a protest in Tehran on September 23.
- SportArab News
RIYADH: Newcastle United look set to return to the UK from their training camp in Saudi Arabia facing a striker crisis, with Chris Wood becoming the latest casualty during the Magpies’ victory over Al-Hilal in their friendly on Thursday. Joelinton, who also left the game following a knock, grabbed a first-half double at the Prince Faisal Bin Fahd Stadium before Miguel Almiron netted another brace and youngster Dylan Stephenson rounded off a 5-0 victory that ensured the Magpies lifted the Diriyah
- BusinessArab News
Lights, camera, action: Movie production safety tops agenda at 1st Saudi film industry leaders' meeting
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Culture, in cooperation with the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization, on Wednesday organized the 23rd Conference of Arab Culture Ministers in the capital, Riyadh, the Saudi Press Agency reported. The event, which was held under the patronage of Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, minister of culture, and chairman of the National Committee for Education, Culture and Science, was attended by ministers and officials from 20 Arab countrie
- NewsAl Jazeera
Authorities in Tunisia have not done enough to protect women against domestic violence despite the country adopting progressive legislation five years ago, according to a report by Human Rights Watch (HRW). The authorities fail to systematically respond, investigate and provide protection to women who report violence,” the New York-based rights group said in a report released on Thursday.
- CelebrityAl Jazeera
Singer Celine Dion has been diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder that causes spasms and makes it difficult for her to sing, the global superstar said in emotional videos released on social media. Dion said on Thursday that she was diagnosed with stiff person syndrome, an extremely rare condition that affects one to two people per million and causes progressive muscle stiffness.
- SportArab News
If a player suffers concussion and becomes unfit to take any further part in the match, a like-for-like substitute is allowed to play. There are restrictions. If a specialist batter is injured and there is no specialist batter in the squad, but an all-rounder is available, then that player is only allowed to bat.
- BusinessAl Jazeera
The former CEO of the failed cryptocurrency exchange FTX says in a tweet that he is willing to testify before the United States Congress next week but he will be limited in what he can say and he “won’t be as helpful” as he’d like to be. The tweet on Friday came in response to several this month from Maxine Waters, chairwoman of the Financial Services Committee in the House of Representatives. She requested that Sam Bankman-Fried attend next week’s hearings on the collapse of FTX.