RIYADH: Four women in Saudi Arabia have been jailed for preparing their sons to wage war and for supporting Al-Qaeda, official media said, in the kingdom’s latest “terrorist” convictions.
LONDON/GENEVA: Drugmakers are looking for some kind of indemnity from governments or multilateral agencies for the widespread emergency use of new Ebola vaccines in Africa.
TOKYO: Japan was stung Thursday by its third political scandal in a week after the country’s new industry minister – whose predecessor resigned in disgrace over misspending – admitted that his underlings had spent office cash at a sex bar.
HONG KONG: A group of climbers unfurled a giant protest banner from a famous Hong Kong cliff Thursday after the city’s leader said that full democracy demanded by mass rallies would give the poor too much power.
TOKYO: US billionaire Daniel Loeb who last year tried to push Sony to spin off a key part of its business, has sold his shares in the struggling firm saying “more urgency will be necessary” to get it back on track.
ABU DHABI: Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has been recognised as one of the world’s most attractive employers on LinkedIn’s ‘Global 100 InDemand Employers’ list, reports Emirates News Agency (WAM).
PARIS (AP) — A French physician who treated Michael Schumacher for nearly six months after the Formula One champion struck his head in a ski accident says he is no longer in a coma and predicted a possible recovery within three years.
SRINAGAR, India: India’s Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid a rare visit to the Siachen glacier in the disputed Kashmir region Thursday to rally the morale of troops after recent deadly border clashes with Pakistan.
BEIJING: Facebook is banned in China, but the co-founder of the world’s largest social network appears determined to win over hearts and minds in Beijing – in Mandarin.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip: Last year’s feel-good winner of the TV singing contest Arab Idol said Wednesday he wants to give back to Gaza, where he grew up, by setting up an arts center nurturing young musicians, writers and actors.
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