Al Bawaba - Editor's Choice https://www.albawaba.com/rss/all/robots.txt en Oman Will Launch Its First Satellite Into Space in 2019 https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/oman-will-launch-its-first-satellite-space-2019-1074854 <p><strong>The first satellite made in Oman will be launched into space by 2019.</strong></p> <p>The satellite’s primary purpose will be to help detect light pollution. This refers to the brightening of the night sky caused by street lights and other man-made sources.</p> <p>This phenomenon has a disruptive effect on natural cycles and hinders the observation of stars and planets.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/editorchoice/oman-will-launch-its-first-satellite-space-2019-1074854" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="https://albawabacdn-albawabamiddleea.netdna-ssl.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/shutterstock_329758133.jpg" alt="The satellite’s primary purpose will be to help detect light pollution (Shutterstock/File)" title="The satellite’s primary purpose will be to help detect light pollution (Shutterstock/File)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://timesofoman.com" title="Times of Oman" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/89.png" title="Times of Oman" border="0" /></a> © Muscat Media Group </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/oman-will-launch-its-first-satellite-space-2019-1074854" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:00:00 +0000 1074854 at https://www.albawaba.com Father on Trial for Abusing Daughters, Forcing Them Into Prostitution in UAE https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/father-trial-abusing-daughters-forcing-them-prostitution-uae-1074764 <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li><strong>A father of ten daughters forced two of them into prostitution</strong></li> <li><strong>One of them was younger than 18 at the time of the crime</strong></li> <li><strong>He was also accused of sexual harassment and abuse</strong></li> <li><strong>The father denied the charges</strong></li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>The Ras Al Khaimah criminal court has heard a case in which a father is on trial for forcing two of his ten daughters into prostitution.</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/editorchoice/father-trial-abusing-daughters-forcing-them-prostitution-uae-1074764" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="https://albawabacdn-albawabamiddleea.netdna-ssl.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/shutterstock_678987112.jpg" alt="The first victim told the RAK Police and then the public prosecution that her father forced her to dance in a nightclub and have sex with random customers for money (Shutterstock/File)" title="The first victim told the RAK Police and then the public prosecution that her father forced her to dance in a nightclub and have sex with random customers for money (Shutterstock/File)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.khaleejtimes.com" title="Khaleej Times" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/44.png" title="Khaleej Times" border="0" /></a> Copyright © 2017 Khaleej Times. All Rights Reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/father-trial-abusing-daughters-forcing-them-prostitution-uae-1074764" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:00:00 +0000 1074764 at https://www.albawaba.com 'Delivery in 30 Days': Jordan Ads Compare Domestic Workers to Commodities https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/delivery-30-days-jordan-ads-compare-domestic-workers-commodities-1074734 <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li><strong>Recruitment agencies in Jordan commodify domestic workers</strong></li> <li><strong>In ads, they use terms like "post-purchase services" and "delivery in 30 days"</strong></li> <li><strong>One video depicted workers introducing themselves and saying "choose me"</strong></li> <li><strong>These agencies are being heavily criticized by the public</strong></li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Domestic workers recruitment agencies’ marketing campaigns have been under fire of dehumanizing the workers by using improper language that treats them as “commodities.”</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/editorchoice/delivery-30-days-jordan-ads-compare-domestic-workers-commodities-1074734" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="https://albawabacdn-albawabamiddleea.netdna-ssl.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/shutterstock_772740184.jpg" alt="“These ads depict domestic workers as items rather than as human beings&quot; (Shutterstock/File)" title="“These ads depict domestic workers as items rather than as human beings&quot; (Shutterstock/File)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.jordantimes.com" title="The Jordan Times" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/62.png" title="The Jordan Times" border="0" /></a> © Copyright The Jordan Times. All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/delivery-30-days-jordan-ads-compare-domestic-workers-commodities-1074734" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:00:00 +0000 1074734 at https://www.albawaba.com Story of Man Cutting Off 11-Year-Old's Hijab in Canada Never Happened https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/story-man-cutting-11-year-olds-hijab-canada-never-happened-1074694 <p><strong>An alleged attack in Canada where an 11-year-old girl said her hijab was cut by a man wielding scissors never happened, Toronto police said Monday.</strong></p> <p>On Friday, police launched an investigation after a Muslim student in Toronto’s Scarborough district said someone tried to cut her hijab with scissors while she was walking to school.</p> <p>News of the alleged attack drew swift condemnation from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Toronto Mayor John Tory.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/editorchoice/story-man-cutting-11-year-olds-hijab-canada-never-happened-1074694" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="https://albawabacdn-albawabamiddleea.netdna-ssl.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/shutterstock_504166984.jpg" alt="No charges against the girl will be filed and the investigation is closed, police said (Shutterstock/File)" title="No charges against the girl will be filed and the investigation is closed, police said (Shutterstock/File)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://aa.com.tr/en" title="Anadolu Agency (AA)" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/400.png" title="Anadolu Agency (AA)" border="0" /></a> © Copyright Andolu Ajansi </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/story-man-cutting-11-year-olds-hijab-canada-never-happened-1074694" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 16 Jan 2018 07:40:29 +0000 1074694 at https://www.albawaba.com Father Assaults 10-Year-Old Who Defeated His Son in Kickboxing Match https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/father-assaults-10-year-old-who-defeated-his-son-kickboxing-match-1074174 <p><strong>A man physically assaulted a 10-year-old child after the child defeated the man’s son in a kickboxing competition in the Kuwaiti city of Salmiya.</strong></p> <p>Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Rai reported on Monday that the man assaulted the child, who is from Egypt, to tell him he should not dare defeat his opponent again.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/editorchoice/father-assaults-10-year-old-who-defeated-his-son-kickboxing-match-1074174" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="https://albawabacdn-albawabamiddleea.netdna-ssl.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/kickboxingmatch.jpg" alt="The Kuwaiti father is being summoned for questioning by authorities (Youtube screengrab)" title="The Kuwaiti father is being summoned for questioning by authorities (Youtube screengrab)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.egyptindependent.com" title="Egypt Independent" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/1386.png" title="Egypt Independent" border="0" /></a> © Copyright Egypt Independent. All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/father-assaults-10-year-old-who-defeated-his-son-kickboxing-match-1074174" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 15 Jan 2018 16:00:00 +0000 1074174 at https://www.albawaba.com Syrian Refugee Who Arrived to UK With Almost Nothing Now Offered Place at Oxford https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/syrian-refugee-who-arrived-uk-almost-nothing-now-offered-place-oxford-1074118 <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li><strong>Sulaiman arrived from Syria to the U.K. two years ago&nbsp;</strong></li> <li><strong>He began teaching Arabic to refugees</strong></li> <li><strong>He was offered a full scholarship at a prestigious school</strong></li> <li><strong>After excelling in his A-levels, he was offered a place at Oxford</strong></li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Two years ago, he stepped out of a lorry carrying frozen chips and stepped onto British soil for the first time.</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/editorchoice/syrian-refugee-who-arrived-uk-almost-nothing-now-offered-place-oxford-1074118" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="https://albawabacdn-albawabamiddleea.netdna-ssl.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/shutterstock_541052635.jpg" alt=" &quot;Who would have thought that 17-year-old me, jumping off a lorry when I arrived in the U.K., could make it to Oxford?&quot; (Shutterstock/File)" title=" &quot;Who would have thought that 17-year-old me, jumping off a lorry when I arrived in the U.K., could make it to Oxford?&quot; (Shutterstock/File)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk" title="Daily Mail " target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/1742.png" title="Daily Mail " border="0" /></a> © Associated Newspapers Ltd. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/syrian-refugee-who-arrived-uk-almost-nothing-now-offered-place-oxford-1074118" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 15 Jan 2018 14:00:00 +0000 1074118 at https://www.albawaba.com Saudi Launches Bus System for Female Teachers https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/saudi-launches-bus-system-female-teachers-1074064 <p><strong>A project for providing transportation facility to female teachers of public school will be launched across the Kingdom for the first time with the beginning of the new semester on Jan. 21.</strong></p> <p>The project, which aims to serve 6,000 teachers, is currently focused on making the service available in Makkah, Madinah, Tabuk, Asir, and Jazan, where 36 different routes will be covered using 61 buses with 732 seats to serve 64 schools for three-and-a-half years.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/editorchoice/saudi-launches-bus-system-female-teachers-1074064" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="https://albawabacdn-albawabamiddleea.netdna-ssl.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/shutterstock_599847734.jpg" alt="The project serves teachers who work in schools 150-250 km away from their residences at a nominal fee of SR500 ($134) per month (Shutterstock/File)" title="The project serves teachers who work in schools 150-250 km away from their residences at a nominal fee of SR500 ($134) per month (Shutterstock/File)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.arabnews.com/" title="Arab News" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/9.png" title="Arab News" border="0" /></a> Copyright: Arab News © 2017 All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/saudi-launches-bus-system-female-teachers-1074064" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 15 Jan 2018 11:00:00 +0000 1074064 at https://www.albawaba.com Mother Camel Leaves Mid-Race to Check Up on Newborn in Saudi https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/mother-camel-leaves-mid-race-check-newborn-saudi-1074040 <p><strong>When the race started, camel number 104 was leading the flock in full gear, but in a rare move, she suddenly turned back to a 4x4 pickup truck on the side.</strong></p> <p>A newborn camel had been watching the race from the back of the pickup truck while the mother camel was competing.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/editorchoice/mother-camel-leaves-mid-race-check-newborn-saudi-1074040" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="https://albawabacdn-albawabamiddleea.netdna-ssl.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/shutterstock_642548875.jpg" alt="The newborn appeared engrossed while his mother competed in all the individual laps (Shutterstock/File)" title="The newborn appeared engrossed while his mother competed in all the individual laps (Shutterstock/File)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.arabnews.com/" title="Arab News" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/9.png" title="Arab News" border="0" /></a> Copyright: Arab News © 2017 All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/mother-camel-leaves-mid-race-check-newborn-saudi-1074040" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 15 Jan 2018 07:39:40 +0000 1074040 at https://www.albawaba.com Two Men Rescue Cat Stuck on Busy Sharjah Road (Video) https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/two-men-rescue-cat-stuck-busy-sharjah-road-video-1073880 <p><strong>Stray cats are an issue in the UAE, with reports of them either poisoned in residential areas or run over on the streets.</strong></p> <p>An online video that has been trending online recently shows how two Emirati men rescue a cat from a busy road in Sharjah.</p> <p>Standing as close as possible to the roadway median, in an area next to Sharjah International Airport, the video shows how the men take several attempts at picking up the scared feline with their baseball caps.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/editorchoice/two-men-rescue-cat-stuck-busy-sharjah-road-video-1073880" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="https://albawabacdn-albawabamiddleea.netdna-ssl.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/shutterstock_595749866.jpg" alt="The men take several attempts at picking up the scared feline with their baseball caps (Shutterstock/File)" title="The men take several attempts at picking up the scared feline with their baseball caps (Shutterstock/File)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://gulfnews.com/" title="Gulf News" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/57.png" title="Gulf News" border="0" /></a> © Al Nisr Publishing LLC 2017. All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/two-men-rescue-cat-stuck-busy-sharjah-road-video-1073880" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sun, 14 Jan 2018 18:00:00 +0000 1073880 at https://www.albawaba.com UAE Police Rescue 6 Workers Trapped Under Collapsed Wall https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/uae-police-rescue-6-workers-trapped-under-collapsed-wall-1073816 <p><strong>Six workers were rescued after the wall of a house collapsed on them in Al Hamidyah 2 area in Ajman on Sunday.</strong></p> <p>The accident happened at 12 p.m., said Brigadier General Mohammad Ali Jumeirah, Director of Ajman Police's operating room center.</p> <p>The workers were doing excavation work behind the house when the three-meter wall collapsed on them. Ajman Civil Defence, as well as Sharjah Civil Defence, were called to the scene to rescue the workers.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/editorchoice/uae-police-rescue-6-workers-trapped-under-collapsed-wall-1073816" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="https://albawabacdn-albawabamiddleea.netdna-ssl.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/401911998.jpg" alt="The workers were doing excavation work behind the house when the three-meter wall collapsed on them (Ajman Police)" title="The workers were doing excavation work behind the house when the three-meter wall collapsed on them (Ajman Police)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://gulfnews.com/" title="Gulf News" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/57.png" title="Gulf News" border="0" /></a> © Al Nisr Publishing LLC 2017. All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/uae-police-rescue-6-workers-trapped-under-collapsed-wall-1073816" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sun, 14 Jan 2018 16:00:00 +0000 1073816 at https://www.albawaba.com