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Sharjah Book Fair Launches With Almost 2,000 Publishing Houses

Sharjah Book Fair Launches With Almost 2,000 Publishing Houses

The 37th edition of the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) kickstarted on Wednesday with a message of peace for all humanity and a celebration of culture. This edition will be hosting more than 20 million books from 1.6 million titles, 80,000 of which are new titles, and 1,874 publishing hous

Moroccan Girl Wins 2018 Arab Reading Prize

Moroccan Girl Wins 2018 Arab Reading Prize

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has crowned Maryam Amjoun, a student from Morocco, as Champion of the third Arab Reading Challenge. The nine-year-old Moroccan girl won $136,000.

Russia MP Wants Shawarma to be Served at the Duma

A Russian MP has called to open a kiosk to sell Shawarma at the Russian Parliament, Duma, and to assign this mission to a chef from Syria or the Caucasus. During a Duma session on Monday, United Russia MP Vitaly Milonov spoke about the difficulty of leaving his workplace to buy food. "Cooks sh

Upper Egypt Celebrates 'Jallab' Season

Upper Egypt Celebrates 'Jallab' Season

Merchants and manufacturers celebrate the beginning of Jallab sweets season in Upper Egypt with the end of October.

Mother's Voice Better than Alarm in Waking up Children

Mother's Voice Better than Alarm in Waking up Children

A new study found that sleeping children are three times more likely to wake to voice recording than to loud beeping. It’s every parent’s worst nightmare: there’s a fire in the house, the alarms are beeping, but the children are sleeping.

German Health Minister Calls for Vaccination against Flu

German Health Minister Calls for Vaccination against Flu

German Health Minister Jens Spahn has urged people to get the flu vaccine. During his visit to the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut Federal Institute for Vaccines and Biomedicines in Langen, West Germany, the minister said: "Flu is among the widespread diseases that are often underestimated," the German New

Ryanair Faces Rage on Social Media for Ignoring Racist Incident

Ryanair Faces Rage on Social Media for Ignoring Racist Incident

A video footage recorded by a Ryanair passenger documented a shocking incident featuring another passenger hurling racist insults at an elderly black woman who was sitting next to him, and demanding to be moved to a seat far away from her.

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