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Vatican law criminalizes abuse of adults by priests, laity
World

Vatican law criminalizes abuse of adults by priests, laity

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has changed church law to explicitly criminalize the sexual abuse of adults by priests…
Saudi minister defends order to turn down the volume on mosques
Middle East

Saudi minister defends order to turn down the volume on mosques

Saudi Arabia’s Islamic Affairs minister on Monday defended an order to lower the volume on mosque loudspeakers, saying families had…
Status of pregnancies outside marriage still unclear in UAE after law change
Middle East

Status of pregnancies outside marriage still unclear in UAE after law change

Seven months after the UAE decriminalized premarital sex, the legal change is not always reflected in how pregnancies outside marriage…
HK legislature to discuss new immigration bill amid ‘exit ban’ fears
World

HK legislature to discuss new immigration bill amid ‘exit ban’ fears

Hong Kong’s legislature is set to discuss a controversial immigration bill, which lawyers, diplomats and right groups fear will give…
Gun control: Biden attempts to tackle US gun violence
World

Gun control: Biden attempts to tackle US gun violence

US President Joe Biden on Thursday announced six executive actions that his administration will take in an effort to fight the…
Analysis: White House, US companies could agree on 25% tax rate, officials, business groups say
World

Analysis: White House, US companies could agree on 25% tax rate, officials, business groups say

Reuters) – President Joe Biden has championed raising the US corporate tax rate to 28 percent from 21 percent as…
Spain: Parliament passes law legalizing assisted suicide
World

Spain: Parliament passes law legalizing assisted suicide

Spanish lawmakers on Thursday passed a law to legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide for people with severe and incurable illnesses who want to…
Baby bottle craze sweeps Gulf Arab states, sparks backlash
Middle East

Baby bottle craze sweeps Gulf Arab states, sparks backlash

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Cafes across several Gulf Arab states started selling coffee and other cold drinks in…
Egyptian MP calls for a halt on tuk-tuk spare part imports
Egypt

Egyptian MP calls for a halt on tuk-tuk spare part imports

MP Abdel Fattah Mohamed Abdel Fattah, Secretary of the Parliament Manpower Committee, called for a halt on the importation of…
Political parties reject amendments to Egypt’s real estate registration law
Egypt

Political parties reject amendments to Egypt’s real estate registration law

Several Egyptian political parties on Saturday voiced their rejection towards amendments made to the real estate registration law, stating that…
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