Saba Aziz

Saba Aziz

Climate Change

Afghan student invited to UN youth climate summit denied US visa

Teen selected to participate in first UN youth climate summit unable to travel as US embassy rejects visa application.

Afghan student invited to UN youth climate summit denied US visa

United States

Palestinian Harvard student denied entry to US finally arrives

Freshman Ismail Ajjawi arrives on campus just in time for classes after originally being denied entry to the US.

Palestinian Harvard student denied entry to US finally arrives

United States

Harvard University student from Palestine denied US entry

Ismail Ajjawi says he was questioned for hours at Boston's airport about religion and friends' social media posts.

Harvard University student from Palestine denied US entry

Tennis

Davis Cup: Indian tennis team to visit Pakistan after 55 years

Despite political tensions, Indian squad will travel to Islamabad for Davis Cup tie in September, officials confirm.

Davis Cup: Indian tennis team to visit Pakistan after 55 years

Football

World Cup: Women footballers fight for even playing field

Controversies around prize gap, gender discrimination and sex abuse claims loom as 2019 World Cup kicks off in France.

World Cup: Women footballers fight for even playing field

Child rights

A quarter of world's children robbed of their childhood: Report

About 690 million children denied happy childhood due to early marriage and exclusion from education, charity says.

A quarter of world's children robbed of their childhood: Report

Qatar

Qatar rolls out first-ever 'landmark' metro for public

Initial operations of Doha Metro's Red Line connecting 13 stations from al-Qassar to al-Wakrah get under way.

Qatar rolls out first-ever 'landmark' metro for public

Rohingya

'We're broken': Rohingya on hunger strike in Saudi detention

At least seven hospitalised after 650 Rohingya men refuse food at a detention centre in Jeddah, activists say.

'We're broken': Rohingya on hunger strike in Saudi detention

Human Rights

Amnesty: Lowest number of prisoners executed in 2018

Human rights organisation warns against complacency and says more needs to be done to abolish death penalty.

Amnesty: Lowest number of prisoners executed in 2018

Cricket

India-Pakistan cricket row over army caps and politics in sport

Sanctions sought after the Indian cricket team wore military caps in a match amid recent Kashmir tensions.

India-Pakistan cricket row over army caps and politics in sport

Tennis

After catsuit controversy, women's tennis 'modernises' dress code

Top players welcome the new policy approving leggings and compression shorts to be worn without a skirt or dress.

After catsuit controversy, women's tennis 'modernises' dress code

Football

Players, fans hopeful as Qatar take on Japan in Asian Cup final

Qatar fans hold high hopes as national football team set to play its first Asian Cup final.

Players, fans hopeful as Qatar take on Japan in Asian Cup final