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Source: Arab News 8 months ago
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Tue, 2018-04-24 04:58

BAGHDAD: In the sweltering heat of Mexico ‘86, Ahmed Radhi and Basil Gorgis pulled on the same jerseys to represent Iraq’s football team in its sole World Cup Finals.
But now, a third of a century later, they’re just two of several former stars taking part in a very different contest — as parliamentary candidates in next month’s election.
While the World Cup adventure ended in dismal failure, with Iraq crashing out after losing all three of its group games, the ex-players’ appeal could be a big draw for some Iraqi voters.

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Source: islamtimes.org 8 months ago
Islam Times - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says the recent US-led military strikes against Syria will not succeed in stopping the country's war on terrorism.
Source: islamtimes.org 8 months ago
Islam Times - South Korean villagers opposed to the deployment of a US missile defense system have taken part in a protest outside a military base in their country ahead of the first North-South Korea summit since 2007.
Source: islamtimes.org 8 months ago
Islam Times - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the era of zero sum games is long gone.
Source: islamtimes.org 8 months ago
Islam Times - US President Donald Trump’s new national security adviser, John Bolton, presided over a propaganda origination that has promoted misleading and false news against Muslims, according to a report.
Source: islamtimes.org 8 months ago
Islam Times - Yemen’s Defense Ministry has vowed a “crushing response” to the assassination of a senior official from the Houthi Ansarullah movement, saying Saudi Arabia and the US will regret their “criminal adventurism” in the impoverished state.
Source: islamtimes.org 8 months ago
Islam Times - Palestinian diplomats in Geneva have filed a complaint with the United Nations against Israel for resorting to discriminatory measures and violating its obligations under a UN anti-racism treaty only to maintain a “colonial occupation.”
Source: Arab News 8 months ago
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Tue, 2018-04-24 (All day)

MEXICO CITY: Mexican authorities arrested a suspect in the killing of internationally recognized journalist Javier Valdez on Monday night, Interior Secretary Alfonso Navarrete Prida said.
Navarrete said via Twitter late in the evening that federal agents in a joint operation had just arrested the “presumed (person) responsible for the killing,” but provided no details.
Valdez was gunned down in a street in Culiacan in the western state of Sinaloa on May 15, 2017.

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Source: Arab News 8 months ago
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Tue, 2018-04-24 (All day)

MINNEAPOLIS: Prince’s heirs have sued Walgreens and the Illinois hospital that treated the music superstar after he suffered from an opioid overdose, alleging that a doctor and various pharmacists failed to provide Prince with reasonable care, contributing to his death.

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Source: Arab News 8 months ago
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Tue, 2018-04-24 03:27

PARis: Five years on from the industrial disaster that killed over 1,130 clothing factory workers in Bangladesh, high street fashion giants have invested millions in developing more socially responsible practices.
But experts say the people who produce the T-shirts, dresses and rompers that sell like hotcakes online and on high streets around the world still often face dangerous working conditions and dismally low pay.

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