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Twitter says investigating global outage of platform

Agence France Presse: Twitter was working Thursday evening to resolve a global outage of the social media platform used by hundreds of millions worldwide.The outage marked a new setback for the network, which is fending off accusations of bias over the decision to block a news report critical of Democratic White House candidate Joe Biden.“We… Continua a leggere

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‘Maximum pressure’ only way to oppose Iran: Experts

Iran might be the world’s greatest threat to international security, and should have maximum pressure applied to it in a bid to force “regime collapse,” according to a panel of experts convened to discuss the efficacy of sanctions on Tehran. The event, titled “An Effective Iran Policy: Sanctions or No Sanctions?” and attended by Arab… Continua a leggere

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Goldman Sachs trading business returns to glory

Goldman Sachs on Wednesday posted its best quarterly performance in a decade by some measures, as trading has moved back into the limelight and its lack of a big consumer business has switched from a curse to a blessing. The Wall Street bank posted a quarterly return on equity of 17.5 percent, its highest since… Continua a leggere

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UK study to research vitamin D coronavirus link

A UK university is launching a major study into the potential link between vitamin D and protection against coronavirus. The “Coronavit trial” will involve academics from Queen Mary University of London questioning whether increased vitamin D levels can lower the risk of winter respiratory infections, including coronavirus. The project, funded by Barts Charity, a UK… Continua a leggere

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Lebanon, Israel start talks on disputed maritime border — UN source

Long-time foes Lebanon and Israel met on Wednesday for unprecedented talks on their disputed maritime border, a United Nations source said.The talks, at a United Nations base on the land border between the two countries, were mediated by the United States which has pushed for three years for negotiations to resolve the argument over potentially… Continua a leggere

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Saudi female footballers excited about the upcoming league

As women across the Kingdom pursue their athletic dreams, including football, the No.1 sport in the country, anticipation for the Saudi Women’s Football League (WFL) is building. The Saudi Sports Federation first announced the launch of the WFL in February, but it was postponed with the onset of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.The wait has… Continua a leggere

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Turkish survey ship begins operations in east Mediterranean

A Turkish seismic survey ship has reached the location in the eastern Mediterranean where it will operate and was beginning to take readings on Wednesday, Turkey’s Energy Minister Fatih Donmez said.In a move reviving tensions with Greece, Ankara sent the Oruc Reis vessel to a disputed area near the Greek island of Kastellorizo off Turkey’s… Continua a leggere

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Arrests, torture and executions: Iran’s autumn of discontent

In the face of the Middle East’s worst COVID-19 outbreak and economic ruin, Iran’s violent crackdown and persecution of anti-government activists is an attempt to deter future protests, analysts say. Yet, in their view, the regime’s disregard for human rights may well be a sign of weakness rather than strength.  The world was appalled in… Continua a leggere

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Kuwait names Sheikh Meshal as new Crown Prince

Kuwait’s new ruler Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah on Wednesday named Sheikh Meshal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah as Crown Prince of the US-allied OPEC member state, state news agency KUNA said, citing a statement from his office.Sheikh Meshal is deputy chief of the National Guard and a brother of the late emir who died last Tuesday.The Gulf… Continua a leggere

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Iran must free political prisoners amid pandemic: UN

The UN called Tuesday on Iran to immediately release human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh and other political prisoners who have been excluded from a push to empty jails amid the pandemic.UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet expressed deep concern over the deteriorating situation of rights activists, lawyers and political prisoners held in Iran as a result… Continua a leggere

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Erdogan on collision course with NATO over Nagorno-Karabakh war

Recep Tayyip Erdogan was on a collision course with NATO on Monday after the head of the Western military alliance ordered the Turkish president to calm the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh.“We are deeply concerned by the escalation of hostilities. All sides should immediately cease fighting and find a way forward toward a peaceful resolution,” NATO chief… Continua a leggere

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Dubai’s ‘Museum of the Future’ nears completion

The prominent oval-like museum along Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road has finally taken shape with the last outer piece installed during the weekend.Dubbed the Museum of the Future, it covers 30,000 square meters and is 77 meters high. Its façade, which has a futuristic steel aesthetic with illuminated Arabic calligraphy, is made up of 1,024 robot-made… Continua a leggere

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Major new UK study looks to crack coronavirus puzzle

A major UK study into the role of antibodies in coronavirus cases could explain why children appear to have greater resistance to COVID-19, experts believe. The results of the research could support the idea that antibodies triggered by common colds help to defend children against severe COVID-19 infections. On the other hand, it could confirm… Continua a leggere

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Wildfires raze dozens of homes in New Zealand

Wildfires have destroyed up to 50 homes in New Zealand, authorities announced Monday, saying it was a miracle no one was hurt as “a wall of orange” razed most of a remote South Island village.The blaze began in a mountain forest early Sunday morning and, fanned by strong winds, swept through the village of Lake… Continua a leggere

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