Category Archives: Education

FEATURE: EGYPT’S BLIND FEMALE ORCHESTRA STUNS AUDIENCE, GAINS WORLD FAME

CAIRO, Egypt, The audience, at one of the halls of Cairo Opera House, was stunned by the performance of an orchestra of about 40 blind female musicians. They couldn’t help applauding, cheering and sometimes whistling …

American Pastor on Trial in Turkey

The trial of an American pastor whose detention has sparked a diplomatic standoff between Ankara and Washington resumed Friday in Turkey.

Speculation has been growing that Turkey could allow Andrew Brunson to return to the …

Fair, Effective Internal Justice Administration Ensures that United Nations Upholds Its Ideals, Retains Best Staff, Speakers Tell Sixth Committee

Delegates Conclude Debate on Scope, Application of Universal Jurisdiction

A fair and effective administration of internal justice not only enables staff to perform their best, but also ensures that the Organization becomes a better employer, …

Siniora welcomes Ambassadors of Italy, Algiers

Former Prime Minister, Fouad Siniora, welcomed at 10:30 am on Wednesday Italian Ambassador to Lebanon, Massimo Marotti. Talks between the pair reportedly touched on the most recent developments on the local and regional scenes.

Siniora …

Code of Silence around Sexual Abuse Broken amid Calls in Third Committee for Holistic Approaches to Rooting out Violence, Advancing Women’s Rights

With the #MeToo rallying cry at full volume, calls to bring the perpetrators of sexual assault to justice have broken the code of silence plaguing survivors for too long, delegates told the Third Committee (Social, …

Abbas Seeks New Strategy Amid Relations Crisis With US, Israel, Hamas

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas announced plans Monday to meet with the Palestinian Liberation Organization and Fatah later this month to devise new policies toward Israel, the United States and Hamas in the midst of …

TUNISIA, ALGERIA TO STRENTHEN BILATERAL COOPERATION IN BORDER AREAS

TUNIS, Tunisia and Algeria need to strengthen bilateral cooperation in the fight against terrorist threat in the border areas, Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi said.

“Developing border areas remains a priority which ensures the stability …