Saba Aziz

Saba Aziz

Hijab

Women unite for World Hijab Day

Females of all faiths invited to wear headscarves for one day in solidarity with Muslim women worldwide.

Women unite for World Hijab Day

Sport

Tennis eyes young fans with shorter format

Tournaments experiment with short sets, serve clocks as officials look to attract a younger generation of spectators.

Tennis eyes young fans with shorter format

Pakistan

Pakistan-US war of words over Donald Trump's tweet

Angry response from Pakistan follows US president's accusation of 'deception' and threat to cut foreign aid.

Pakistan-US war of words over Donald Trump's tweet

GCC

Will new tax spur economic reform in UAE, Saudi Arabia?

Five percent value-added tax will be imposed on food, clothes and fuel, while housing and school fees are exempt.

Will new tax spur economic reform in UAE, Saudi Arabia?

Media

RSF: 65 journalists killed worldwide in 2017

Lowest number of journalists killed in 14 years could be down to NGOs lobbying governments, says media rights group.

RSF: 65 journalists killed worldwide in 2017

Qatar

Qatar marks National Day amid Gulf crisis

Citizens and expatriates of Qatar weigh in on marking this year's event as the Gulf crisis enters its seventh month.

Qatar marks National Day amid Gulf crisis

Media

Record high 262 journalists imprisoned in 2017: CPJ

A total of 262 reporters jailed in 2017 as media crackdown continues, Committee to Protect Journalists finds.

 Record high 262 journalists imprisoned in 2017: CPJ

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Trump's Jerusalem move reignites Palestinian cause

Plight of Palestinians takes centre stage after US decision to recognise Jerusalem as capital of Israel.

Trump's Jerusalem move reignites Palestinian cause

Syria's Civil War

'Totally destroyed': East Aleppo a year after battle

Many are living without clean water and power nearly a year after government forces retook the Syrian city.

'Totally destroyed': East Aleppo a year after battle

LGBT

FIFA urged to step up fight against homophobia

Rights groups and football experts call for stronger measures against anti-gay discrimination during matches.

FIFA urged to step up fight against homophobia

Sport

How would a Catalan secession affect FC Barcelona?

Catalonia's bid to break away from Spain throws football club's future in Spanish league into jeopardy.

How would a Catalan secession affect FC Barcelona?

Elections

Japan snap elections: All you need to know

Early vote called by PM Shinzo Abe comes amid corruption scandals and rising tensions with North Korea.

Japan snap elections: All you need to know