Friday , March 24 2023


International News

Trans women banned from female athletics

24-03-2023 PARIS: Transgender women will no longer be allowed to compete in female track and field events regardless of their levels of testosterone, World Athletics president Sebastian Coe said Thursday, citing fairness over inclusion. Coe said no female transgender athlete who had gone through male puberty would be permitted to …

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TikTok attacked for China ties as US lawmakers push for ban

24-03-2023 WASHINGTON: US lawmakers on Thursday battered TikTok’s CEO about potential Chinese influence over the platform and said its short videos were damaging children’s mental health, reflecting bipartisan concerns about the app’s power over Americans. CEO Shou Zi Chew’s testimony before Congress did little to assuage US worries over TikTok’s …

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US strikes Iran-backed facilities in Syria

24-03-2023 WASHINGTON: The US military carried out multiple air strikes in Syria on Thursday night against Iran-aligned groups who it blamed for a deadly drone attack that killed an American contractor, injured another and wounded five US troops earlier in the day, the Pentagon said. Both the attack on US …

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Australia, China hold ‘professional’ defence talks

23-03-2023 Bureau Report + Agencies SYDNEY/ BEIJING: China and Australia held defence talks focused on regional security issues, officials said on Thursday, just days after Beijing condemned Canberra’s plan to deploy a fleet of nuclear-powered submarines. Australian defence officials hosted a team from the People’s Liberation Army for the discussions …

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