• Politics
    Egypt Independent

    Iran's former hardline president Ahmadinejad to run again

    Iran’s hardline former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday registered to run again in an election in June which is being seen as a test of the legitimacy of the country’s clerical rulers. Vilified in the West for his questioning of the Holocaust, Ahmadinejad had to step down in 2013 because of term limit rules, when incumbent President Hassan Rouhani, who negotiated Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, won in a landslide.

  • Science
    CNN

    This famously well-endowed giant, etched on a hillside, isn't as old as we thought

    A huge chalk figure cut into the side of a hill in southern England is younger than previously thought. Scientific analysis of sand particles taken from the 180-foot-tall Cerne Giant show that it was probably made between 700 and 1100 AD, conservation body the National Trust said in a press release published Tuesday. "This is not what was expected.

  • News
    Al Jazeera

    The Somali-Norwegian model campaigning for Muslim women's rights

    You’re constantly being silenced, and you’re constantly having people speak for you. I just came to a point where I felt: Okay, I have to take this in my own hands and do what I can. Muslim women tend to be either victimised or made out to be almost like criminals.

  • Politics
    Al Jazeera

    US must put 'brakes on the Israelis' as violence rises: Activists

    US President Joe Biden has pledged to take a rights-based approach to US foreign policy. But as Israeli air raids pummel the Gaza Strip, killing more than two dozen Palestinians in the besieged coastal territory, Palestine advocates say Biden is failing to apply that standard to Israel – and without US pressure, Israel has little incentive to change its stance.

  • Health
    Arabian Business

    UAE-India remittances flow slumps by 17% as Covid fuels 2020 job losses

    Remittances from the UAE to India slumped by 17 percent during 2020 as the impact of the coronavirus pandemic forced thousands of expats to return home amid widescale job losses, according to new research. The World Bank said India, South Asia's largest recipient country by far, saw remittances fell by just 0.2 percent in 2020, with much of the decline due to the larger drop in remittances from the UAE, which offset resilient flows from the United States and other host countries.

  • Politics
    Egypt Independent

    Erdogan tells Putin that Israel needs a 'lesson'

    The Latest on confrontations between Israelis and Palestinians as Israel signals a widening military campaign: ANKARA, Turkey —Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has told Russian President Vladimir Putin that the international community should “give Israel a strong and deterrent lesson” against its conduct toward the Palestinians.

  • Health
    Al Jazeera

    What is 'black fungus' infection found in India's COVID patients?

    Mumbai, India – For 35-year-old Milind Deshmukh, contracting the COVID-19 infection has been a devastating, life-altering experience. The mechanical engineer from Thane, a suburb of Mumbai, caught a fungal infection known as mucormycosis while battling the viral disease. In a span of a month, the fast-spreading fungus had eaten into a large portion of his facial tissue, including his right eye and the palate.