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Egypt’s Urgent Affairs Court nullifies verdict banning Uber, Careem

The Egyptian Court of Urgent Affairs nullified on Saturday the Supreme Administrative Court ruling suspending operations of the ride-hailing companies Uber and Careem inside the country. The Administrative Court ordered on 20 March the suspension of operations of US-based Uber and UAE-based Careem after 42 taxi drivers sought a year ago to shut down the …

Fatma Lotfi

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US considers cabin laptop ban for flights from Europe

A controversial laptop ban on flights from the Middle East could soon be expanded to European flights. But European regulators have warned that stowing so many lithium batteries in the hold could be risky.Passengers on flights from Europe to the US could soon be banned from carrying laptop computers in the cabin, US authorities said …

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EU mulls meat imports ban from Brazil

Amid a corruption scandal over the sale of rotten food, China has put a stop to the import of meat from Brazil. The EU may follow soon. Brazil’s government is trying to assure consumers there has been no health risks.The threat to Brazil’s reputation as the world’s biggest beef and poultry-exporting nation keeps growing. Both …

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Donald Trump v the arts

Among the victims of president Donald Trump’s ban on refugees and immigrants from seven Middle Eastern countries is Kinan Azmeh, a noted Syrian clarinettist and composer. Presently, Azmeh is stuck in Beirut, even though he has an EB-1 “alien with extraordinary abilities” visa and has lived in New York for the past 16 years. The US government’s prohibition for Azmeh …

Cesar Chelala


The “Trump” virus takes over the American system

An individual in the face of an institution is one of the most prominent dilemmas in politics. With an individual’s decisions, creativity, and innovative solutions come, and may be resisted by institutions. With an individual’s decisions, wrong decisions that must be limited by institutions may also come. Institutionalism means the multiplicity of decision-making authorities and …

Moataz Bellah Abdel-Fattah

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Iranian artists featured in Berlin amid outrage over Trump’s travel ban

While Iranian passport-holders are temporarily banned from entering the US, top Iranian artists, authors and musicians take the limelight in Berlin. The Goethe-Institut presents a three-month series, “Iranian Modernity.”With numerous exhibitions and publications raising the profile of Iranian art in recent years, and auctioneers welcoming items from the central Asian country in their catalogues, works …

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Myanmar may ban tourists from climbing on ancient temples

Tourists in Myanmar may soon be banned from climbing temples in the tourist hotspot of Bagan, following criticism of the popular holiday pastime from the country’s de-facto leader Aung San Suui Kyi on Wednesday.”Visitors watching on top of ancient pagodas will have a negative impact on the long-term sustainability. That is why we need to …

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Should Ghana ban plastic?

Ghana is swimming in plastic waste. Should the government introduce a plastic ban? In a guest commentary by climate advocate Joshua Amponsem, he speaks to Ghanaian activists about the future of plastic in the country.Plastic waste fills the streets and chokes gutters, rivers and lakes in Ghana’s cities and towns. The problem is so urgent …

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