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'She wastes cassava': Navigating infertility in the Pacific

Pacific Islanders are renowned for having big, tight-knit families, but this can create problems for women who struggle with fertility. 
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'She wastes cassava': Navigating infertility in the Pacific

Pacific Islanders are renowned for having big, tight-knit families, but this can create problems for women who struggle with fertility. 

Speakers of Somali parliament meet presidential election committee

Mogadishu (HOL) - Somalia's Lower and Upper House speakers on Sunday met with the joint parliamentary committee responsible for organizing the presidential election held in Mogadishu last week.
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Speakers of Somali parliament meet presidential election committee

Mogadishu (HOL) - Somalia's Lower and Upper House speakers on Sunday met with the joint parliamentary committee responsible for organizing the presidential election held in Mogadishu last week.

Ukraine’s EU membership is ‘15 or 20 years away’ – French official

Ukraine’s EU membership is “15 or 20 years away”, a top French official has said Read Full Article at RT.com
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Ukraine’s EU membership is ‘15 or 20 years away’ – French official

Ukraine’s EU membership is “15 or 20 years away”, a top French official has said Read Full Article at RT.com

EU country becomes first to order monkeypox quarantine

Belgium’s Risk Assessment Group has called for a mandatory 21-day quarantine for monkeypox patients as the virus spreads Read Full Article at RT.com
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EU country becomes first to order monkeypox quarantine

Belgium’s Risk Assessment Group has called for a mandatory 21-day quarantine for monkeypox patients as the virus spreads Read Full Article at RT.com

Why there is no fencing, safety equipment or lifeguards at Peggys Cove

There have been multiple drownings over the decades at iconic Peggys Cove near Halifax, including one in April. With another tourist season approaching, CBC News looks at why some safety measures proposed over the years were abandoned or never implemented.
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Why there is no fencing, safety equipment or lifeguards at Peggys Cove

There have been multiple drownings over the decades at iconic Peggys Cove near Halifax, including one in April. With another tourist season approaching, CBC News looks at why some safety measures proposed over the years were abandoned or never implemented.

Soaring fuel prices hamper Canadians' long-awaited travel plans

After two years of lockdowns and travel restrictions, many Canadians are eager to travel. But while travellers no longer have to worry about a Covid-19 test to return home, they face a new hurdle: skyrocketing fuel costs.
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Soaring fuel prices hamper Canadians' long-awaited travel plans

After two years of lockdowns and travel restrictions, many Canadians are eager to travel. But while travellers no longer have to worry about a Covid-19 test to return home, they face a new hurdle: skyrocketing fuel costs.

Steven Del Duca vows he will win his riding, Doug Ford begs to differ

If there is one riding in the province the Ontario Liberals most desperately want to win on election night, it's Vaughan-Woodbridge, where party leader Steven Del Duca is running.
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Steven Del Duca vows he will win his riding, Doug Ford begs to differ

If there is one riding in the province the Ontario Liberals most desperately want to win on election night, it's Vaughan-Woodbridge, where party leader Steven Del Duca is running.

Saudi deputy defense minister, Blinken discuss common vision to ‘confront Iran’s destabilizing policies’

Sun, 2022-05-22 04:47 WASHINGTON: Saudi Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman met US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Washington, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Sunday. During the meeting, the two sides affirmed their countries’ commo
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Saudi deputy defense minister, Blinken discuss common vision to ‘confront Iran’s destabilizing policies’

Sun, 2022-05-22 04:47 WASHINGTON: Saudi Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman met US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Washington, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Sunday. During the meeting, the two sides affirmed their countries’ common vision to confront Iran’s destabilizing policies in the region. They discussed the latest developments in Yemen, with Prince Khalid reaffirming Saudi Arabia’s aspirations for the Yemenis “to reach a comprehensive political solution that would move Yemen to peace and development.” Both sides reviewed the strategic and historical relations between the Kingdom and the US and ways to strengthen them. Prince Khalid noted that while the announced truce between the Arab Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen and the Iran-backed Houthi militia remained positive to a “to a large extent”, there is an important role for the UN and the international community to play. He said the UN and world organizations need “to put pressure on Houthi militias to open Taiz roads, deposit the revenues of Hodeidah port and engage seriously in peace efforts to move Yemen to security, stability, construction and prosperity.” Regarding Iran’s destabilizing activities, Prince Khalid and Blinken talked about security and diplomatic coordination “to confront Iranian threats, including dealing with Iran’s nuclear file and its program to develop ballistic missiles, as well as its sponsorship of terrorism.” I affirmed to him the Saudi led Coalition’s backing of the Yemeni Presidential Leadership Council and its supporting entities, and our aspirations for reaching a comprehensive political resolution to the crisis that will lead Yemen into peace and prosperity. — Khalid bin Salman خالد بن سلمان (@kbsalsaud) May 21, 2022 Prince Khalid also met US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman. During the meeting, they discussed various topics of common interest and continuous cooperation on efforts to maintain security, peace and stability in the region and the world. The two sides further “reviewed developments the Kingdom is witnessing within the framework of its Vision 2030, commending the cooperation and dialogue between the two countries on the basis of mutual respect and non-interference in internal affairs.” Prince Khalid welcomed US affirmation of the Kingdom’s support in developing its military capabilities and meeting its defense needs. The Saudi deputy defense minister also met US Special Envoy for Yemen Timothy Lenderking and discussed the latest developments in Yemen. “I affirmed to him the Saudi-led coalition’s backing of the Yemeni Presidential Leadership Council and its supporting entities, and our aspirations for reaching a comprehensive political resolution to the crisis that will lead Yemen into peace and prosperity,” Prince Khalid said in a tweet. Prince Khalid and his delegation began a series of meetings with key US officials last Tuesday under the US-Saudi Strategic Joint Planning Committee to review the Saudi-US partnership, and present and future strategic military and defense cooperation between the two countries. Prince Khalid had earlier met White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, and Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Colin Kahl, among others. Rewilding Arabia Return of the leopard is at the heart of plans to conserve and regenerate Saudi Arabia’s landscapes and wildlife Enter keywords */   Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Prince Khalid bin SalmanAntony BlinkenSaudi-US Ties US defense secretary shares Saudi concerns over Iran’s destabilizing activitiesSaudi-US defense delegations review ties, discuss future cooperation

No monkeypox cases detected in Saudi Arabia, health ministry says

Sat, 2022-05-21 19:57 RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health confirmed on Saturday that no cases of monkeypox have been detected in the Kingdom so far, following reports that it has recently begun to appear in some European and North American countries.
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No monkeypox cases detected in Saudi Arabia, health ministry says

Sat, 2022-05-21 19:57 RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health confirmed on Saturday that no cases of monkeypox have been detected in the Kingdom so far, following reports that it has recently begun to appear in some European and North American countries. “The Ministry of Health indicated its complete readiness to monitor, investigate and deal with cases in the event of any,” is said in a statement, adding that all medical and laboratory tests are available, and it has also issued a guideline for health practitioners. It added that it also has an integrated preventive and curative plan to deal with such cases if they appear, including identifying suspected and confirmed cases, and dealing with them. “The International health regulations program in the Kingdom is in constant contact with the World Health Organization to find out details of any developments about the disease or monitor any cases around the world to ensure that there are no contacts with any cases monitored in the Kingdom,” it said. The Ministry urged everyone to follow health and awareness guidelines issued by it and the Public Health Authority, and to take necessary preventive measures when traveling outside of the Kingdom, especially in the countries where the disease was detected. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Saudi ArabiaMonkeypoxSaudi Arabia's Ministry of Health WHO working on more monkeypox guidance as cases rise — senior adviserSaudi Red Sea International narrows losses by 42% on higher revenue in Q1

WEF president lauds Saudi reforms, ‘strong delegation’ attending Davos

Sun, 2022-05-22 14:29 DAVOS, SWITZERLAND: The president of the World Economic Forum has welcomed the “strong” Saudi delegation to its annual meeting in Davos and lauded the reforms taking place in the Kingdom. Borge Brende also disclosed that the Geneva-
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WEF president lauds Saudi reforms, ‘strong delegation’ attending Davos

Sun, 2022-05-22 14:29 DAVOS, SWITZERLAND: The president of the World Economic Forum has welcomed the “strong” Saudi delegation to its annual meeting in Davos and lauded the reforms taking place in the Kingdom. Borge Brende also disclosed that the Geneva-based organization is considering taking the Middle East and North Africa regional summit, if it returns, to Riyadh. “We really appreciate the strong delegation we have from Saudi Arabia in Davos. We have seven key ministers, including the foreign minister and the finance minister, with us in Davos,” he told Katie Jensen, the host of Arab News’ “Frankly Speaking,” the video show which features interviews with leading policymakers and business leaders. As a regular visitor to the Kingdom, Brende, a former foreign minister of Norway, outlined the major changes he has witnessed over the course of his visits. “Compared to when I visited the Kingdom for the first time decades ago, the situation for women now in Saudi Arabia is very different,” he told Arab News. “You see them driving. When you come to hotels or restaurants, you see women being a natural part of society. And we know that also at the universities, more than 60 percent of the students are women. This is very important, and I think this shows the new leadership.” Among other momentous changes underway in Saudi Arabia, Brende described the “investments in diversifying the economy, the new technologies, and education and skills” as important. “I do see willingness to be very serious in investing the additional resources and revenues coming from the energy sector in diversifying the economy, and also building a very solid sovereign wealth fund,” he said. He sees parallels between what is happening in the Kingdom and the experience of his home country, Norway, which has used its sovereign wealth fund to invest in education and better conditions for industries. “This will give a very solid foundation for the years to come when oil and gas revenues will peak. That money should be invested in diversification, education, skills, infrastructure and in the green transition that we will see happening in Saudi Arabia,” he said, adding that “the huge investment now in renewables and solar is unparalleled.” As for the role the Kingdom could play in the context of the economic changes underway in the region, Brende said: “Saudi Arabia needs to produce higher up in the value chain in the years to come, where also you inject more technology into the production.” He added: “There are areas still where Saudi Arabia can improve … the tax system and red tape. I know that the finance minister is very serious on this, and that collaboration is something that we would like even to take further.” Recalling his visit to the World Economic Center in Riyadh a year ago when the WEF opened its Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution in Saudi Arabia, he said: “I am seeing so much progress when it comes to technologies.” He added: “We have initiatives related to accelerating gender equality, which should be one of the next steps. We also have a skills accelerator where we have a playbook on how to also reskill and upskill people that are currently not in the educational system. We also have work on enhancing the competitiveness of a country.” Brende appeared on “Frankly Speaking” on the eve of the first in-person WEF annual meeting since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the first time that the event is being held in Davos in May. Shortly before the pandemic hit, the WEF announced in January 2020 that its MENA regional summit would take place in the Kingdom that year. Asked if such an event was still on the table, Brende said that the WEF had not been able to take up any of its original meetings because of “unpredictability related to the pandemic.” Going forward, he said: “It’s about time also that we go to the Kingdom. If we resume the regional meetings as we had them in the past, that’s to be seen. We are very much looking forward to coming back to Riyadh.” Watch the full Frankly Speaking episode below: */ Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: WEF 2022WEFWorld Economic Forum (WEF) Global powerhouses head to sunny Davos as WEF returns in personWorld Economic Forum to return in-person as it aims to shed light on ‘History at a Turning Point’

Saudi Arabia reiterates its commitment to protecting rights of workers

Author: Sun, 2022-05-22 16:16 RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has developed three policies to increase the protection of workers’ rights, Sattam Alharbi, Deputy Minister of Human Resource and Social Development (HRSD) for Control and Development of Work Environm
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Saudi Arabia reiterates its commitment to protecting rights of workers

Author: Sun, 2022-05-22 16:16 RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has developed three policies to increase the protection of workers’ rights, Sattam Alharbi, Deputy Minister of Human Resource and Social Development (HRSD) for Control and Development of Work Environment has said. Alharbi was speaking on the sidelines of the International Migration Review Forum at the UN between May 17 and 20, 2022, in New York. Alharbi participated as keynote speaker in a session on labor mobility and human rights and how to improve labor migration governance for migrant workers in the Middle East. The event highlighted the strong partnership between the Philippines, as the labor-sending country, and Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, as countries of destination. It also served to review the goal of enhancing the availability and flexibility of pathways for regular migration, facilitating fair recruitment and safeguard conditions to ensure decent work. Alharbi emphasized the necessity of enhancing international collaboration to ensure safe, and orderly migration by harmonizing national policies and establishing bilateral and multilateral partnerships. The three polices that he mentioned were the National Policy for Occupational Health and Safety; the National Policy to Ban Child Labor; and the National Policy to Abolish Forced Labor. He discussed the Saudi Vision 2030 objectives connected to expatriate security, highlighting accomplishments such as their protection during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the vision's proactive role in covering several of the Global Compact for Migration goals. He said that Saudi Arabia has signed 23 agreements with labor-exporting countries, the contents of which are per international standards, to ensure a partnership based on the promotion of human rights between employees and employers. He also spoke of several initiatives launched by the Kingdom, stemming from its strategic objectives to improve the working and living conditions of expatriates and to attract international competencies, such as the initiative to improve contractual relationships and the vocational examination program. It also sought to activate new types of visas to meet market needs and provide more flexible options to attract skilled workers. He stressed the Kingdom's initiatives to protect expatriate rights, such as the wage protection system that monitors employer’s compliance, the labor contracts electronic authentication program that allows workers to approve the terms of their contracts through a unified platform, the “Weddy” program to settle labor disputes, and the labor initiative. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Saudi Arabia INTERVIEW: Saudi labor reforms protect workers, preserve dignity: HRSD deputySaudi Arabia’s labor reforms seen as big boost for private sector

Two emergency calls to the Coast Guard

Yesterday the Coast Guard helicopter was called out twice. The first emergency call was because of tourists who were exhausted hiking in Trölladyngja near Vatnajökull in the South of Iceland.
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Two emergency calls to the Coast Guard

Yesterday the Coast Guard helicopter was called out twice. The first emergency call was because of tourists who were exhausted hiking in Trölladyngja near Vatnajökull in the South of Iceland.

Man City clinch Premier League crown on breathless final day

Man City have retained the Premier League title after a dramatic comeback against Aston Villa, breaking Liverpool's hearts in the process Read Full Article at RT.com
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Man City clinch Premier League crown on breathless final day

Man City have retained the Premier League title after a dramatic comeback against Aston Villa, breaking Liverpool's hearts in the process Read Full Article at RT.com

Russian crude is irreplaceable, former Lukoil boss warns EU

Lukoil’s ex-boss Vagit Alekperov says an EU ban on Russian oil would hit all parties, as Russian crude is irreplaceable Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russian crude is irreplaceable, former Lukoil boss warns EU

Lukoil’s ex-boss Vagit Alekperov says an EU ban on Russian oil would hit all parties, as Russian crude is irreplaceable Read Full Article at RT.com

US ready to supply arms to Ukrainian neighbor – congressman

Washington could supply arms to Moldova if they are requested, the chair of the US House Committee on Foreign Affairs has said Read Full Article at RT.com
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US ready to supply arms to Ukrainian neighbor – congressman

Washington could supply arms to Moldova if they are requested, the chair of the US House Committee on Foreign Affairs has said Read Full Article at RT.com

Grandma sells sprouts, sends the money to fighters battling Ukraine's forces: How Russia's civil society helps support the Donbass

RT spoke with Igor Mangushev, who collects donations for the Donbass military Read Full Article at RT.com
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Grandma sells sprouts, sends the money to fighters battling Ukraine's forces: How Russia's civil society helps support the Donbass

RT spoke with Igor Mangushev, who collects donations for the Donbass military Read Full Article at RT.com

Player throws water bottle at NHL rival during live TV interview (VIDEO)

Colorado Avalanche star Nazem Kadri was targeted by an opposing player live on television after a hot-tempered NHL game late on Saturday Read Full Article at RT.com
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Player throws water bottle at NHL rival during live TV interview (VIDEO)

Colorado Avalanche star Nazem Kadri was targeted by an opposing player live on television after a hot-tempered NHL game late on Saturday Read Full Article at RT.com

Shell exiting Russia

Oil giant Shell has shut down its gas stations in Russia after selling the business to Lukoil, RBC daily reports Read Full Article at RT.com
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Shell exiting Russia

Oil giant Shell has shut down its gas stations in Russia after selling the business to Lukoil, RBC daily reports Read Full Article at RT.com

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