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  • Saudi journalist experiences empowerment of women as observer and participant

    article author: RAY HANANIAFri, 2021-05-07 10:01 Not only does she report on the growing empowerment of women in Saudi Arabia, journalist Deema Al-Khudair said that every day she gets to experience the advances and greater freedoms women in the Kingdom now enjoy as a result of the ongoing reforms under her nation’s Vision 2030 development plan. During an interview on “The Ray Hanania Show” on the US Arab Radio Network on Wednesday, Al-Khudair, a reporter with Arab News, talked about her experiences and some of the stories she has worked on that reveal the changing role of women in Saudi society.Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Ray Hanania ShowThe Ray Hanania ShowRay Hanania Special

  • India’s coronavirus surge pressures Narendra Modi to impose strict lockdown

    Author: AParticle author: APID: 1620366026332936700Fri, 2021-05-07 05:24 NEW DELHI: With coronavirus cases still surging to record levels, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is facing growing pressure to impose a harsh nationwide lockdown amid a debate whether restrictions imposed by individual states are enough. Many medical experts, opposition leaders and some of the Supreme Court judges have suggested the lockdown seems to be the only option with the virus raging in cities and towns, where hospitals are forced to turn patients away while relatives scramble to find oxygen. Crematoriums and burial grounds are struggling to handle the dead.Main category: WorldTags: IndiaCoronavirus

  • More bickering as UN meets for 89th time to discuss Syria’s chemical weapons

    article author: Ephrem KossaifyAuthor: Fri, 2021-05-07 07:07 NEW YORK: A Syrian Air Force helicopter dropped a chlorine bomb on the opposition-held town of Saraqib, on Feb. 4, 2018, an investigation team from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has concluded. Investigators found “reasonable grounds to believe” at least one cylinder landed in the eastern part of the town, releasing a cloud of toxic gas that covered a large area and affected 12 people.Main category: Middle-EastTags: SyriaOrganization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)Saraqibchemical weapons