• News
    Egypt Independent

    Iran hangs protester in first known execution related to mass demonstrations

    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.

  • Sport
    Arab News

    Ash Barty wins Australia's top sports award for second time

    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

  • Business
    Arab 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

  • News
    Al Jazeera

    Tunisia law failing to protect women from domestic violence: HRW

    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.

  • Celebrity
    Al Jazeera

    Celine Dion diagnosed with rare neurological disorder

    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.

  • Sport
    Arab News

    Portugal deny Ronaldo reported World Cup walkout threat

    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.

  • News
    Al Jazeera

    Putin threatens oil production cuts over price cap

    Russia will not sell oil to any country that imposes a price cap on its oil exports and is considering reducing its oil production, President Vladimir Putin says. On Monday, the Group of Seven, European Union and Australia imposed a price limit on Russian oil of $60 per barrel in a move aimed at reducing Moscow’s ability to finance its war in Ukraine.