ALBAWABA - People from all over the world have taken to the streets in support of people in China against their government's zero-covid policy which requires incessant lockdowns. Protestors from New York to California and reaching to Melbourne and Tokyo are taking to the streets to show their support in worldwide demonstrations against what's happening in China. And protests are being reported in China in a rare public display of anger by people against their country's lockdown policies to contain the growing Covid pandemic.
ALBAWABA - The World Cup, Qatar, 2022. Top international leaders attended the World Cup opening ceremony in Doha as hosted by Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. They included Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Jordan’s King Abdullah, Kuwait’s Crown Prince Sheikh Mishaal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president and prime minister of the United Arab Emirates, and the ruler of Dubai.
ALBAWABA - American president Joe Biden met with the Chinese leader Xi Jingping, Monday in Indonesia. Their meeting, described as historic, was made one day before the G-20 summit kicked off in the Indian ocean's resort of Bali. The two leaders, and judging from the photographs of the two leaders, coming at a time of tensions over Taiwan and Russia's war in Ukraine, was cordial and friendly. Both leaders said they wanted to chart a new course in Chinese-American history. It was a one-to-one meeting with US and Chinese delegations ...
The energy crisis worldwide has caused wide protests in some European countries including in Italy and Germany as well as demonstrations held in the United Kingdom. Thousands of protesters took to the streets carrying out banners reading: "Cut war not welfare, Fair energy now, and Stop mining our pockets." In Belgium, national demonstrations were held in Brussels against the surging energy crisis which is affected by the Russian war on Ukraine which started on February 24th, 2022.
Over one hundred people were killed and hundreds of others injured in a stampede in Indonesia's football stadium on Saturday night. Indonesian police announced launching an investigation into the incident after the death of at least 125 people, including 32 kids. Media reports added that 323 others were injured in the riots. The riots began after the fans of the national team crashed the pitch at Kanjuruhan stadium as their team lost by 3-2. Officers fired tear gas in response to a pitch invasion by fans at the overcrowded stadium ...
Japan held a state funeral for former prime minister Shinzo Abe who was shot dead while giving a speech at a campaign event in western Japan on July 8th, 2022. Officials from 200 countries are participating in the ceremony which is taking place in Japan's Tokyo on September 27th. Ex-PM Abe's ashes was carried by his widow Akie through the storied Budokan venue in Tokyo, where a 19-gun salute sounded in honour of the slain former leader. Protesters demonstrated against the country's decision to hold a state funeral calling it ...
Protesters hit the streets of Iran, Friday, after the announcement of the death of an Iranian woman called Mahsa Amini, 22, who was killed by the morality police for wearing the Hijab in an incorrect way. Eleven were killed in the latest protests, including four security personnel. During the rallies, protesters chanted slogans against the Iranian government and the Islamic regime. "Death to the dictator," people were heard saying. Human rights groups said the latest protests across Iran could signal "a big change". The death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini on ...
Today all eyes head to the UK as the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, who was born in 1926, started with the attendance of her beloved British royal family who welcomed 22 world leaders. The ceremony began at around 10: 45 AM on Monday, September 19th, and the memorial service were scheduled to begin at 11 AM BST. Queen Elizabeth II passed away on Thursday, September 8th, 2022. Since then, thousands of people have mourned Queen Elizabeth IIby waiting hours in line -- in some cases for hours and hours ...
At least 5 people were killed and 14 others were injured in a building collapse in Jabal Weibdeh in Amman, Jordan. A 4-story building collapsed on Tuesday afternoon; rescue teams rushed immediately to the site to save people who are stuck inside. Rescuers are battling time to save more people who are still locked inside the ruins of Amman's Jabal Luweibdeh neighbourhood after the building collapse, Public Security Directorate (PSD) media spokesperson said. Yesterday, Jordanian PM Bisher Al Khasawneh arrived to the building collapse site along with other authorities and ...
Queen Elizabeth II died last Thursday at the age of 96, Buckingham Palace announced hours after saying the Queen was under medical supervision at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. On September 8, 2022, Queen Elizabeth II died causing much sadness among people in the United Kingdom and abroad. According to the Palace, the Queen's funeral is expected to be held on September 19. Mourners carried out flowers, and roses along with the country's national flags as the photos of Queen Elizabeth II covered almost every spot in the UK.
The Taliban celebrated the first anniversary of foreign troops' withdrawal from Afghanistan on August 31st. The Taliban government launched fireworks and celebrations were held in the streets after one year of the US-led troops' withdrawal from their country. The United States finished its full withdrawal on 30 August 2021, marking the end of the 2001–2021 war. In February 2020, the Trump administration and the Taliban, without the participation of the then Afghan government, agreed on fighting restrictions for both the US and the Taliban and provided for the withdrawal of ...