‘Only God can save us’: Yemeni children starve as aid is held at border

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Iona Craig reports from Yemen where aid agencies cannot get vital shipments into the war-torn country already gripped by cholera outbreak Abdulaziz al-Husseinya lies skeletal and appears lifeless in a hospital in Yemens western port city of Hodeidah. At the age of nine, he weighs less than one and a half stone, and is one […]


Al-Jazeera, insurgent TV station that divides the Arab world, faces closure

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The network has raised political awareness across the Middle East. No wonder Qatars conservative enemies want it shut down On Monday a bold and controversial experiment in Middle Eastern media and politics may be abruptly brought to an end. Al-Jazeera once heralded as the beacon of free Arab media that broke the hegemony of the […]


SoftBanks massive Vision Fund raises $93 billion in its first close

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SoftBanks huge $100 billioninvestment fund the largest tech fund in history Apple, Qualcomm, UAE-basedMubadala Investment Company,Saudi Arabias PID public fund, Foxconn, and Foxconn-owned Sharp. The plan is for the fund to reach its $100 billion target within the next six months through commitments from other investors. The fund is committing to a minimum of $100 […]


US considers banning laptops on flights from UK airports

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All travellers from Europe could face ban aimed at thwarting terrorists who want to smuggle explosive devices in consumer items The Trump administration is considering barring passengers flying to the US from UK airports from carrying laptops, sources have told the Guardian. The proposed ban would be similar to one already imposed on travellers from […]