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Red Cross pulls 71 foreign staff out of Yemen over security risks

Aid agency calls on all warring sides to provide security guarantees so it can continue its life-saving work. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has pulled 71 of its international staff out of Yemen because of rising security threats. Some 450 ICRC employees remain in Yemen, including dozens of expatriate staff, spokeswoman Marie-Claire Feghali said. The aid agency ... Read More »

Keith Ellison poised to leave Congress after filing to run for Minnesota attorney general

DNC vice-chair enters Minnesota attorney general race, saying he’s inspired by states’ fights against Trump travel ban The first Muslim elected to Congress is poised to leave it, after filing to run for attorney general in Minnesota. Keith Ellison is also vice-chairman of the Democratic National Committee, a post he will probably have to leave. Ellison filed the papers to ... Read More »

A whole new world awaits

EVERY path you walk ends somewhere, but at every end is yet another branch of roads that must be traversed in your life. Do you remember the first day of college? Did you pack a little too many pens for that day? Did you get lost on campus because of its size? Did you feel like the first day of ... Read More »

5 Tips for Parents of Very Bright Children

Raising a very bright child has unique challenges, here are solutions. It’s easy to assume that raising a very bright child will be a piece of cake, but that isn’t always the case. Here are some common traps to watch out for and what to do. do. Note: If you’re the type of parent who is reading this post, you’re ... Read More »

Jimmy Fallon surprises students at Stoneman Douglas graduation

Jimmy Fallon surprised the senior class at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Sunday — providing some much-needed comic relief during their graduation ceremony as they honored those who died in the Parkland massacre. “You should feel incredibly proud of yourselves,” said the “Tonight Show” host, who served as the Florida school’s guest commencement speaker. “That doesn’t mean you should ... Read More »

World stocks fall for 6th day on Italy crisis, US trade move on China

Euro rises off 10-month lows vs collar; bounces against yen, franc Italy’s political crisis and renewed trade war fears sent world stocks lower for the sixth day in a row, though hopes that Italy could avoid a new election helped European markets stage a mini-bounce from one of their worst sell-offs in years. Investors have in recent days scurried for ... Read More »

I wrote a negative Yelp review — and it made my life a nightmare

A Manhattan woman who gave one-star reviews on Yelp and ZocDoc to a Kips Bay gynecologist has spent nearly $20,000 defending herself against a defamation suit filed by the physician, according to her and court papers. And the litigation has only just started. “I gave an honest review of my experience to warn others, and he is trying to silence ... Read More »

The same Muslim family has protected the key to one of Christianity’s holiest sites for 850 years

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is one of the holiest sites in Christianity. It is believed to be the place of the crucifixion and burial of Jesus Christ. Each year, millions of pilgrims flood through the ancient hallways to kneel where Jesus laid, and descend upon the hallowed ground where they believe he was resurrected. “It brings up a ... Read More »

Shorter IRB service counter hours during Ramadan

The operational hours of all Inland Revenue Board (IRB) service counters will be shortened by 30 minutes throughout Ramadan. The IRB in a statement yesterday said the change of operational hours, however, would not involve the IRB counters at the Urban Transformation Centres as these come under the purview of the Finance Ministry. For all IRB branches except for Sabah ... Read More »

Qatar Airways offers nutritious Iftar boxes on selected routes during Ramadan

Passengers flying on board Qatar Airways who are fasting during the Holy Month of Ramadan will be offered a nutritious Iftar meal box filled with healthy options to break their fast. Specially designed “Ramadan Kareem” Iftar boxes will be offered in-flight on selected routes across the Middle East, Pakistan, Bangladesh, as well as selected stations in India and Africa. Customers ... Read More »