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  1. Lebanese speaker condoles with Iranians on Plasco collapse

    Irna.ir - Arts&Culture 01.21 / 16:18 irna.ir
    Beirut, Jan 21, IRNA – Lebanese Parliament Speaker, Nabih Berri, on Saturday condoled with the Iranian government and nation over the deadly collapse of Plasco building, which killed and injured dozens of firefighters and civilians in Tehran on Thursday, January 1…
  2. FAO urges all to use water resources better

    En.mehrnews.com - Arts&Culture 01.21 / 11:55 en.mehrnews.com
    ROME, Jan. 21 (MNA) – Jose Graziano da Silva, director general of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN), demanded  today to make a better use of the water resources and more access by small fa…
  3. Quake jolts city in Kerman province

    Irna.ir - Arts&Culture 01.21 / 11:14 irna.ir
    Kerman, Jan 21, IRNA – An earthquake measuring 4.6 on Richter scale jolted the city of Baft in the southern province on S…
  4. Seniors with memory problems may struggle with driving

    Egyptindependent.com - Health 01.21 / 10:53 egyptindependent.com
    Seniors with memory problems and related attention and decision-making issues may struggle with driving tasks, according to a Canadian study. Not all patients with mild cognitive impairment, the early stage of memory loss, have issues with driving, the researchers write in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. However, patients with added impairments, such as difficulty with multi-tasking or making quick decisions, are particularly likely to have trouble with tasks like…
  5. Irish firefighters sympathize with victims of Plasco bldg. collapse

    Irna.ir - Arts&Culture 01.21 / 08:13 irna.ir
    London, Jan 21, IRNA – The staff of Dublin's fire stations shared sympathy with families of the bereaved families of the victims of the January 19 Plasco Trade Center fire and collapse by attending Iranian embassy in Ireland and presenting a wreath of f…
  6. Pakistan offers a second condolence over Tehran fire incident

    Irna.ir - Arts&Culture 01.21 / 08:12 irna.ir
    Islamabad, Jan 21, IRNA – The government of Pakistan has offered condolences to the government and people of Iran for a second time over the tragic loss of precious lives in the fire accident in a building in T…
  7. 4.3 Richter quake rocks Fars province

    Irna.ir - Arts&Culture 01.21 / 02:07 irna.ir
    Tehran, Jan 21, IRNA – An earthquake measuring 4.3 degrees on the Richter scale hit the city of Kazeroun in Fars province in Southern I…
  8. An unseen but admirable aspect of Genghis Khan

    Omanobserver.om - Books 01.20 / 23:31 omanobserver.om
    Vikas Datta – He has a prominent place in the annals of history, but as a restless, relentless warrior who... The post An unseen but admirable aspect of Genghis Khan appeared first on Oman…
  1. Seniors with memory problems may struggle with driving

    Egyptindependent.com - Health 01.21 / 10:53 egyptindependent.com
    Seniors with memory problems and related attention and decision-making issues may struggle with driving tasks, according to a Canadian study. Not all patients with mild cognitive impairment, the early stage of memory loss, have issues with driving, the researchers write in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. However, patients with added impairments, such as difficulty with multi-tasking or making quick decisions, are particularly likely to have trouble with tasks like…
  2. US Congress Approves First Step for Repealing Obamacare

    Naharnet.com - Health 01.20 / 20:39 naharnet.com
    The US House of Representatives on Friday joined the Senate in passing a critical measure that marks the first major step toward repealing outgoing President Barack Obama's landmark but controversial health care reforms. The House's near party-line vote of 227 to 198 approved a budget blueprint which provides Republicans, who control both chambers of Congress, with a framework for dismantling the Affordable Care…
  3. Saving son from Daesh was Tunisian doctor’s…

    En.arabstoday.net - Health 01.19 / 01:52 en.arabstoday.net
    Fathi Bayoudh battled for months to save his only son from Daesh, whose ranks he had joined as a volunteer in Iraq and Syria. This week, Bayoudh, a respected Tunisian doctor and military officer, thought the nightmare was finally drawing to a close. Authorities in Turkey, the country bordering Daesh’s territory in Syria, had 27-year-old Anouar Bayoudh in custody. His parents were on their way to see him for the first time in nearly a year. It was not to be. Bayoudh was waiting to p…
  4. Study Reveals Artificial Intelligence Predicts Heart Failure

    En.arabstoday.net - Health 01.18 / 22:28 en.arabstoday.net
    Artificial intelligence can predict when patients with a heart disorder will die, according to scientists.  The software learned to analyze blood tests and scans of beating hearts to spot signs that the organ was about to fail. The team, from the UK's Medical Research Council, say the technology could save lives by finding patients that need more aggressive treatment, the (BBC) reported.  The results were published in the journal Radiology. The researchers, at the MRC London I…
  5. Oman dining: Battle of the waffles

    En.arabstoday.net - Health 01.16 / 18:08 en.arabstoday.net
    As as a child, I remember how often I would sit next to my mother waiting to eat some delicious home-made waffles that she would make in an old waffle maker. Each time the buttery whiff of the waffles from the maker permeated in the air we could not resist to lay our hands on the well-made waffles that were crisp on the outside, and soft and buttery on the inside and drizzled with maple syrup. While I had the notion that these yellow treats came from an African cuisine, with origins from…
  6. China Confirms 1 More Human Death from…

    En.arabstoday.net - Health 01.14 / 22:13 en.arabstoday.net
    A man in China's central Henan province has become the latest person reported to have died this winter from H7N9 bird flu, state news agency (Xinhua) reported Saturday citing local health authorities.     The 36-year-old roast duck salesman developed a fever and a cough around December 25 in coastal Zhejiang province, near Shanghai, and returned to Henan in early January, Xinhua said. He was diagnosed with H7N9 on January 10 and died the next day.     Bird flu is most likely to stri…
  7. Winter crisis shows UK health service at…

    En.arabstoday.net - Health 01.14 / 11:39 en.arabstoday.net
    Britain's NHS public health service has been the country's pride since 1948, but is currently gripped by a "humanitarian crisis" due to "third world" conditions that are piling pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May. The stark image of 22-month-old Jack Harwood, wearing only a nappy, stretched across two plastic chairs while waiting to see a doctor in Accident and Emergency dominated the front-page of the Daily Mirror on Friday, laying bare the depth of the winter…
  8. Municipality gifts park to children with Down…

    En.arabstoday.net - Health 01.13 / 01:32 en.arabstoday.net
    Dubai Municipality has gifted a recreational park for the members and inmates of Emirates Down Syndrome Association in Al Ghusais as part of the Year of Giving initiative. Hussain Nasser Lootah, director-general of Dubai Municipality, inaugurated the recreational park set up as part of the civic body’s community initiatives carried out within the framework of its role in providing support and assistance to various segments of the society. The municipality initiative in partnership w…
  1. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed receives Harvard University delegation

    Thenational.ae - Education & Family 01.19 / 18:37 thenational.ae
    Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation, met a delegation from the US Harvard University on…
  2. University of Mosul President Looks to a Post-Da’esh Future

    Al-fanarmedia.org - Education 01.19 / 09:15 al-fanarmedia.org
    Obay al-Dewachi has kept Mosul’s university running in exile and represents the resilience of the city’s people. The post University of Mosul President Looks to a Post-Da’esh Future appeared first on Al-Fanar Media…
  3. Expat students pledge to speak only Arabic while living in Emirati homes

    Thenational.ae - Education & Family 01.18 / 16:59 thenational.ae
    New York University Abu Dhabi students have signed a pledge to speak, write and communicate only in Arabic for three weeks, during which time they must also live with a local…
  4. UAE pupils not getting full use out of classroom tech, experts say

    Thenational.ae - Education & Family 01.18 / 16:58 thenational.ae
    Despite the introduction of tablets and other technology, schools in the UAE can do more to integrate it into how pupils are…
  5. China's young campers rounding out their education

    En.arabstoday.net - Education & Family 01.18 / 08:03 en.arabstoday.net
    Zhao Qing fondly reflects on her summer camp at UWC (United World College) Changshu, in south China. She cherishes "the sense of belonging and sense of being herself" she gained at the two-week camp. With more than 130 other teenagers from 14 countries, Zhao, 15, took part in outdoor adventure activities and workshops at the camp and became firm friends with an American girl who shared her interest in philosophy.While Zhao's camp experience would be common in some Western countries,…
  6. UAEU students developing gesture control technologies to help people with disabilities

    Thenational.ae - Education & Family 01.17 / 19:04 thenational.ae
    Smart Gesture Control and Recognition Technology is designed to give the elderly and those with physical disabilities greater independence, and at a significantly lower cost than what is currently…
  7. Ministry of Education to include book on…

    En.arabstoday.net - Education & Family 01.17 / 16:00 en.arabstoday.net
    The Ministry of Education has included the book "Mother of the Nation Fatima Bint Mubarak: Principles and Accomplishments" in the curriculum for ninth grade students. The book sheds light on the life of H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union (GWU), Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation (FDF) and President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood. "Mother of the Nation," which has nine chapters, is an interactive book…
  8. Cooperation the Key to Strengthening Research, Scholars Say

    Al-fanarmedia.org - Education 01.17 / 10:45 al-fanarmedia.org
    Scientific research in the Arab region faces a lack of funding, but better exchange of information could help . The post Cooperation the Key to Strengthening Research, Scholars Say appeared first on Al-Fanar…
  1. Haute cuisine? Santa serves up sleigh-borne dinner in the sky

    Egyptindependent.com - Food 01.06 / 05:34 egyptindependent.com
    Not waiting at home for Santa Claus anymore, gourmets in Brussels are flying off aboard his sleigh to dine with him above the city's rooftops and twinkling Christmas lights."Santa in the Sky" is the new twist on the Belgian capital's "Dinner in the Sky" venture, where diners and chefs cooking for them are lifted high in the air on an open platform suspended from a construction crane.Free to marvel at Brussels' Flemish Renaissance grandeur and mediaeval…
  2. Healthy breakfast guide

    Egyptindependent.com - Food 12.01 / 11:10 egyptindependent.com
    Some people just don't feel hungry first thing in the morning, while others don't have time to sit down and eat.To avoid disrupting the day's food intake by skipping the meal entirely, nutritionist Raphaël Gruman recommends putting off breakfast for a few hours and tucking into either sweet and savory foods -- whatever takes your fancy.  Should you always eat breakfast in the morning, even if you're not hungry? Yes, it is important to eat breakfast. Breakfast …
  3. Starbucks set to reintroduce its red cups

    Egyptindependent.com - Food 11.09 / 04:22 egyptindependent.com
    The red-colored cups traditionally rolled out by Starbucks during the end-of-year holiday season are to return from November 10. Red is associated with Christmas celebrations but, as the US elections approach on November 8, Starbucks had earlier in the week proposed special green cups. The limited-edition cup featured a hundred people -- coffee farmer, family, barista, friends embracing -- drawn in one continuous stroke to represent unity, humanity and connections, and was…
  4. Rock the fattah: Eid meat treats from near and far

    Egyptindependent.com - Food 10.18 / 14:19 egyptindependent.com
    So Eid al-Adha has arrived once more, along with the many animals prepared for slaughter and the resulting abundance of meat. Egyptians have come to know the feast as a time for families to gather round the dining table, plates piled with traditional dishes.Most Egyptian mothers will know what’s expected of them in this department, turning out the standard fattah dishes that everyone loves. But a glance around the Muslim world presents a surprising range of options, some of them…
  5. New survey uncovers consumers' biggest restaurant turn-offs

    Egyptindependent.com - Food 09.21 / 10:08 egyptindependent.com
    It doesn't matter how good the food is, if one element of the dinning experience isn't up to scratch, it could be enough for more than nine-in-10 US diners to never return.The study of 2,034 US adults ages 18 and older, conducted by Harris Poll, found that litter and cigarette butts in front of the doorway would be enough to keep 70 percent of diners from returning. However, the biggest single issue cited by 86 percent would be dirty surfaces - i.e., dust on wall-mounted…
  6. How Japan went crazy for KitKats

    Egyptindependent.com - Food 09.21 / 10:08 egyptindependent.com
    A freshly made white chocolate and raspberry mix is carefully poured into a piping bag by chef Yasumasa Takagi, one of Japan's foremost patissiers.After snipping the end of the bag, he squeezes the delicious pink paste into a tray of oblong, white plastic molds. Surprisingly, Takagi isn't creating an elaborate confection for customers to his fashionable Tokyo cafe; this is something far more modest.It's a KitKat. Most of the world knows the KitKat as an ordinary…
  7. 64% of global consumers now cut certain ingredients out of their diets

    Egyptindependent.com - Food 09.05 / 14:26 egyptindependent.com
    Obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure are just some of the fears that could be leading 64% of global consumers to adopt diets that limit or exclude the consumption of certain foods or ingredients. The data comes from Nielsen's Global Ingredient and Dining-Out Trends report, which surveyed more than 30,000 online consumers in 63 countries. Beyond allergies and intolerances, a growing number of consumers around the world are choosing to follow special diets,…
  8. Olivio's Pizzeria and Bar — fine food if you can handle the heat

    Egyptindependent.com - Food 08.19 / 14:36 egyptindependent.com
    Walking into Olivo’s Pizzeria and Bar at the New President Hotel in Zamalek, one is slightly disappointed by the lack of space — and yet impressed with how efficiently that space is utilized to fit as many people as possible.To one side of the restaurant is the pizza oven. Though quaint in theory, the experience of watching your pizza bake right in front of you quickly transforms into uncomfortable heat. The oven is also inconveniently placed, taking up more space than it…
  1. Think! Think! Think: Every Human Being Would Seem A Living Introduction To The Creator

    By Maulana Wahiduddin Khan for New Age Islam06 January 2016If a man were to emerge from out of a sealed-up cave all of a sudden, everyone would be completely astounded. They would think this to be some sort of very strange miracle.An infant emerging from its mother’s womb is a similar sort of miracle. But even though people witness this event, they don’t think it to be anything extraordinary at all.Why this difference? It is because rarely, if ever, does a man emerge from out of a sea…
  2. Deoband- Bareilly Unity: Cosmetic and Dangerous

    By Sultan Shahin, Founding Editor, New Age Islam5 January 2016Sectarian unity is certainly an admirable goal. The intention behind it, however, is also very important. Wahhabi Deobandi and Sufi-Barelvi sects, who call each other kafir (infidel), are seeking to unite for some months now.  But towards what end?The initiative was taken by Maulana Tauqeer Raza Khan of Bareilly who visited Deoband in May 2016, following the International Sufi Conference in March, attended by the Prime…
  3. TERROR IN FLORIDA: Gunman Kills At Least 5, Wounds 9 At Fort Lauderdale Airport

    Nowtheendbegins.com - Religion 01.08 / 20:32 nowtheendbegins.com
    The deadly shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport is not over yet. Sources tell DailyMail.com that there is another shooter in the parking garage. The post TERROR IN FLORIDA: Gunman Kills At Least 5, Wounds 9 At Fort Lauderdale Airport appeared first on Now The End…
  4. Democrat Anarchist Groups Threaten To Disrupt Donald Trump Swearing-In At Inauguration January 20th

    Nowtheendbegins.com - Religion 01.08 / 20:31 nowtheendbegins.com
    Anarchist groups have threatened to shut down Republican Donald Trump's swearing-in as U.S. president on January 20th. The post Democrat Anarchist Groups Threaten To Disrupt Donald Trump Swearing-In At Inauguration January 20th appeared first on Now The End…
  5. TERROR IN JERUSALEM: Islamic Terrorist Uses Truck As Weapon Killing 4 Jews, Wounding 15

    Nowtheendbegins.com - Religion 01.08 / 20:30 nowtheendbegins.com
    4 people killed after an industrial truck driven by a terrorist, rammed into a group of people adjacent to the Armon Hanatziv promenade in Jerusalem The post TERROR IN JERUSALEM: Islamic Terrorist Uses Truck As Weapon Killing 4 Jews, Wounding 15 appeared first on Now The End…
  6. Mythology of Mother-Goddess among Muslims

    By Rashid Samnakay, New Age Islam06 January 2016It is a well known fact that all communities have some concept of reverence attached to motherhood, often extending into ritual worship of female figure depicting fertility, nurture and being the source of propagation of mankind. Thus the female person, the woman, is worshiped as the life source.Among Muslims this Hadith- Apocrypha is a popular quotation when discussing the place and status of the female as the mother and her motherhood…
  7. Think! Think! Think: Every Human Being Would Seem A Living Introduction To The Creator

    By Maulana Wahiduddin Khan for New Age Islam06 January 2016If a man were to emerge from out of a sealed-up cave all of a sudden, everyone would be completely astounded. They would think this to be some sort of very strange miracle.An infant emerging from its mother’s womb is a similar sort of miracle. But even though people witness this event, they don’t think it to be anything extraordinary at all.Why this difference? It is because rarely, if ever, does a man emerge from out of a sea…
  8. Spanish Government Considers Making Islamic Feasts Public Holidays

    The Spanish government could designate major Muslim feasts as public holidays.ISIS Executes Iraqi Man By Drowning Him In Detergent LiquidSpanish Government Considers Making Islamic Feasts Public HolidaysIndonesia’s Nahdlatul Ulema To Encourage Young Muslims To Promote Moderate IslamUS Army Revises Rules On Beards, Turbans For Muslim, Sikh TroopsArab WorldISIS Executes Iraqi Man By Drowning Him In Detergent LiquidOver 150 Saudi-Led Forces Killed, Injured by Yemenis near Bab al-MandebHoms: I…
  1. An unseen but admirable aspect of Genghis Khan

    Omanobserver.om - Books 01.20 / 23:31 omanobserver.om
    Vikas Datta – He has a prominent place in the annals of history, but as a restless, relentless warrior who... The post An unseen but admirable aspect of Genghis Khan appeared first on Oman…
  2. ‘Lack of consensus hampering holistic action on cyber security’

    Omanobserver.om - Books 01.14 / 02:05 omanobserver.om
    Vishnu Makhijani – “There is a lack of consensus in the international community on the norms of behaviour in cyberspace”... The post ‘Lack of consensus hampering holistic action on cyber security’ appeared first on Oman Observe…
  3. A man born of the soil returns to the soil

    Omanobserver.om - Books 12.30 / 14:54 omanobserver.om
    Nivedita Giri – “Didn’t Ramchandra give up the kingdom to Bharat and walk away into the forest? But then, that... The post A man born of the soil returns to the soil appeared first on Oman Obs…
  4. Zebras, giraffes, impalas and other evolutionary conundrums

    Omanobserver.om - Books 12.28 / 23:37 omanobserver.om
    Vikas Datta  – It was birthplace of the human race but that is not the only contribution of Africa to... The post Zebras, giraffes, impalas and other evolutionary conundrums appeared first on Oman …
  5. The philosopher of enlightened thinking we have forgotten

    Omanobserver.om - Books 12.23 / 15:03 omanobserver.om
    Vikas Datta – Among the paradoxes of the human condition is our tendency to follow the loudest talkers — the... The post The philosopher of enlightened thinking we have forgotten appeared first on Oman O…
  6. Solving crime and murder the Scotland Yard way

    Omanobserver.om - Books 12.21 / 01:58 omanobserver.om
    Vikas Datta – The London policeman, a member of the modern world’s first professional law and order enforcement force, has... The post Solving crime and murder the Scotland Yard way appeared first on Oman O…
  7. Unexpected museums around the world

    Omanobserver.om - Books 12.20 / 18:15 omanobserver.om
    Tibballs’ book should not be dismissed as a mere collection of oddities but rather a tribute to human endeavour, ingenuity,... The post Unexpected museums around the world appeared first on Oman O…
  8. ‘The Whistler’ heads US best-sellers list

    Omanobserver.om - Books 12.16 / 14:55 omanobserver.om
    John Grisham’s novel “The Whistler”remained at the top of the US fiction best-sellers list on Thursday. 2. “Cross the Line”... The post ‘The Whistler’ heads US best-sellers list appeared first on Oman Observer…
  1. Lebanese speaker condoles with Iranians on Plasco collapse

    Irna.ir - Arts&Culture 01.21 / 16:18 irna.ir
    Beirut, Jan 21, IRNA – Lebanese Parliament Speaker, Nabih Berri, on Saturday condoled with the Iranian government and nation over the deadly collapse of Plasco building, which killed and injured dozens of firefighters and civilians in Tehran on Thursday, January 1…
  2. FAO urges all to use water resources better

    En.mehrnews.com - Arts&Culture 01.21 / 11:55 en.mehrnews.com
    ROME, Jan. 21 (MNA) – Jose Graziano da Silva, director general of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN), demanded  today to make a better use of the water resources and more access by small fa…
  3. Quake jolts city in Kerman province

    Irna.ir - Arts&Culture 01.21 / 11:14 irna.ir
    Kerman, Jan 21, IRNA – An earthquake measuring 4.6 on Richter scale jolted the city of Baft in the southern province on S…
  4. Irish firefighters sympathize with victims of Plasco bldg. collapse

    Irna.ir - Arts&Culture 01.21 / 08:13 irna.ir
    London, Jan 21, IRNA – The staff of Dublin's fire stations shared sympathy with families of the bereaved families of the victims of the January 19 Plasco Trade Center fire and collapse by attending Iranian embassy in Ireland and presenting a wreath of f…
  5. Pakistan offers a second condolence over Tehran fire incident

    Irna.ir - Arts&Culture 01.21 / 08:12 irna.ir
    Islamabad, Jan 21, IRNA – The government of Pakistan has offered condolences to the government and people of Iran for a second time over the tragic loss of precious lives in the fire accident in a building in T…
  6. 4.3 Richter quake rocks Fars province

    Irna.ir - Arts&Culture 01.21 / 02:07 irna.ir
    Tehran, Jan 21, IRNA – An earthquake measuring 4.3 degrees on the Richter scale hit the city of Kazeroun in Fars province in Southern I…
  7. Azerbaijan condoles Iranians on Plasco event

    Irna.ir - Arts&Culture 01.20 / 16:00 irna.ir
    Tehran, Jan 20, IRNA – The Republic of Azerbaijan on Friday condoled Iranian government and nation on the tragic Plasco Trade Center fire and collapse, which killed or injured tens of Iranians, especially firefighters, on Thursday, January 1…
  8. Pak PM voices deep grief over Tehran incident

    Irna.ir - Arts&Culture 01.20 / 08:34 irna.ir
    Islamabad, Jan 20, IRNA – Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif, has expressed deep grief over the significant loss of precious lives in a fire and building collapse in Tehran, Iran, Radio Pakistan r…