‘Playing helps me forget the war, the bombs, the rockets and the children who were killed’ Syrian refugee children play in the Zaatari refugee camp. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images As Hiba's shot beats the goalkeeper and nestles in the back of the net, she turns away, her arms raised in triumph, her face beaming with joy while her team mates scream in delight. This, however, is no ordinary goal on an ordinary soccer pitch. For many children, this exuberance marks a return ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
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"Soon you will see the bottle which brings enjoyment the world over!", heralded a series of 1950 Baghdad newspaper ads. Most of the ads featured the famous Coke bottle as a centerpiece to drum up interest and demand while announcing that "Delicious ...Individual.com, 1 month ago
Deposed Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, Muslim Brotherhood chief Mohammed Badie and over 100 other Islamists were on Saturday sentenced to death by a court over mass prison breaks during the 2011 uprising. Morsi and 130 co-defendants, including Brotherhood leaders Badie, Mohamed Saad El-Katatni, Essam El-Erian, Mohamed El-Beltagy and Safwat Hegazy, were charged in the case. Morsi, 63, appeared in the Cairo Criminal Court in a caged dock when the judge read out his verdict. The court ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
GH¢10,000 Gift Angers MPs ModernGhana (Today) - Some Members of Parliament led by the majority chief whip, Mohammed Mubarak Muntaka, yesterday vented their spleen on a section of the parliamentary press corps. The journalists are said to... ...9ija News.com, 1 week ago
Australia Post hands $51m lifeline to ailing rural and remote post offices The Guardian Australia (Yesterday) - Annual subsidies to small posts offices will be increased and parcel rates will rise as decline in traditional letters business hits ...9ija News.com, 1 week ago
Photos Of Emir Sanusi's Visit To Governor-Elect El-Rufai, And Here Is What He Said About Him Nigeriana (Today) - Muhammadu Sanusi II, the Emir of Kano, on May 9, Saturday, visited Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, the Kaduna state governor-elect, to... ...9ija News.com, 2 weeks ago
These photos prove we live in a bizarre world. Zhu Roumeng kisses with her pet pig Wuhua at her house in Beijing. Zhu has raised the female pig, which weighs around 85 kilogram, for the last three-and-half years and they’ve recently become an internet sensation after she posted her selfies with her pet pig on China’s microblogging sites. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters Men wearing high-heeled shoes pose for a picture during a march to protest against sexual ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
Time 100 is an annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world as assembled by Time magazine. First published in 1999, the list is now an annual event. Appearing on the list is often seen as an honour. The final list of influential individuals are exclusively chosen by editors with nominations coming from the TIME 100 alumni and the magazine's international writing staff. Only the winner of the Reader's Poll, conducted days before the official list is revealed, is ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
In view of the worsening situation in Yemen's capital Sana'a, India has shifted its embassy to Djibouti, adjoining the war-torn country, after the "successful" conclusion of the process to evacuate its nationals, government informed the Lok Sabha on Monday. Under the operation 'Raahat', 6,688 people were evacuated from Yemen, including 4,741 Indians and 1,947 foreign nationals by air and sea routes, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said in a suo motu statement. "I am glad to inform this ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
US President Barack Obama has nominated veteran diplomat David Hale as the next ambassador to Pakistan. A career foreign service official, Hale is currently the US Ambassador to Lebanon, a position he has held since 2013. Obama named him for the post on Tuesday and if confirmed by the Senate, Hale would replace Cameron Munter. Hale previously served as the Special Envoy for Middle East Peace from 2011 to 2013 and as Deputy Special Envoy for Middle East Peace from 2009 to 2011. From 2008 to ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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