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McDonalds’s support for the biggest civil rights protests to hit the United States in decades came as no surprise.As she writes in her book “Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America,” the relationship between McDonald’s and black Americans is uniquely complex — a story of empowerment running up against the limits of American capitalism and inequality.https://arab.news/brpzj 
United finished third after a nervy 2-0 win in a Champions League shootout against Leicester while Chelsea ended in fourth spot after beating Wolves 2-0 thanks to two goals on the stroke of halftime.At the other end of the table, Bournemouth and managerless Watford dropped to the Championship while Aston Villa fans breathed a huge sigh of relief after they got the draw they needed at West Ham.https://www.arabnews.com/node/1710491/sport
On Sunday, the Korean Baseball Organization allowed a limited number of fans, or 10 percent of the stadium capacity, to watch games live.They entered stadiums after their temperatures and smartphone QR codes were checked.During the games, they were required to wear masks and sit at least a seat apart while being banned from eating food and drinking any alcoholic beverages in line with the KBO guidelines.https://www.arabnews.com/node/1710261/sport
Military relations have always been tense between these two Caucasus countries following the dismemberment of the Soviet Union.The bone of contention is the Nagorno-Karabakh province, which is an Azeri enclave.It was made an autonomous oblast (administrative region) of Azerbaijan by Joseph Stalin in 1923.In the run-up to the fall of the Soviet Union in 1989, the Armenians living in Karabakh started to ask for the transfer of the province from Azerbaijan to Armenia.Full-fledged military confrontations took place between the late 1980s and May 1994. https://arab.news/6s5sa
Ali Hamid Al-Khazraji, who was leading the fight against extremist elements in Tarmiyah, 50 kilometers north of Baghdad, which was once a Daesh recruitment center and sanctuary for fighters and weapons.Last week, Al-Kadhimi visited Tehran in his first foreign tour as prime minister.These separate developments encapsulate the diverse challenges facing him as he attempts to bring peace and economic revival to his beleaguered nation.https://www.arabnews.com/node/1710321
National-security experts have been clear that the ‘Muslim ban’ has made our country less safe,” said Congresswoman Debbie Dingell.She represents Michigan’s 12th District, which has one of the country’s largest Arab American populations.“In fact, strong national-security policies include protecting the fundamental pillars of our democracy: freedom of religion, freedom of speech, compassion and justice.
In an exclusive interview with Arab News via Zoom, Steve recalled how his father, a political scientist who served as president of the American University of Beirut (AUB) beginning in 1982, helped forge his love for basketball.Malcolm was killed by terrorists on Jan. 18, 1984, at his AUB office.Now head coach for the Golden State Warriors, Steve lamented that his father never got to see his rise in basketball, which was recently featured in an ESPN docudrama on the Chicago Bulls and his friend and colleague Michael Jordan.https://arab.news/b3c4h 
The Kiswa will be replaced on the ninth day of the month of Dul Hijjah, following in the footsteps of the Prophet Muhammad and his companions.It was reported that after the conquest of Makkah in the ninth Hijri year, the Prophet covered the Kaaba in Yemeni clothes as he performed his farewell pilgrimage.The Kiswa is replaced once a year during Hajj after the pilgrims go to Mount Arafat, in preparation for receiving worshippers the next morning, which coincides with Eid Al-Adha.https://arab.news/r6ps2 
Saudi Arabia said Wednesday that the issue of income tax is not under discussion.A source told Saudi Press Agency it had not been discussed in the cabinet or any part of the government.The comment was in response to a news agency report quoting the finance minister.https://arab.news/y7f3c 
The Economist was among the publications exploring this theme in recent weeks.It is familiar territory for the newspaper that first heralded “The End of the Oil Age” back in October 2003.Seventeen years later, the claim is no less tenuous.That feature began with what has since become a much-quoted line from a former Saudi energy minister Sheikh Zaki Yamani, who said: “The Stone Age did not end for lack of stone, and the Oil Age will end long before the world runs out of oil.”It is still questionable that peak oil demand is close and it is still unproven that we have already passed that point.The subdued demand for oil that has accompanied the great hiatus will eventually recover.https://arab.news/89c8b 
Within Makkah, the SRCA has provided 20 emergency centers to deliver emergency medical services for pilgrims, with 188 health workers and more than 100 modern ambulances present.In Mina, Muzdalifah and Mount Arafat, the authority allocated three emergency centers, 21 specialists and technicians, and more than 12 ambulances.For the Grand Mosque, four other emergency centers have been allocated, with 44 specialists and technicians.https://arab.news/nw74n 
Navy units have been deployed since yesterday in the south and southeastern Aegean," the source told AFP, declining to give further detail.Athens had said Turkish surveys in a section of the Greek continental shelf constituted an escalation of the tension in the region where the two countries dispute maritime rights.https://arab.news/yxz9p 
With 233 in favor and 183 against, Wednesday’s vote was largely split along party lines.Although the passage of the bill in the Democrat-controlled House sent a strong message about the party’s stance on immigration, it now faces a vote in Senate, which is controlled by Republicans, who support Trump.Even if the bill passes the Senate, it would then go to the president for signing.He would be certain to veto it, forcing the House and Senate to vote again in an attempt to override his veto with a supermajority vote, which requires a two-thirds majority in favor.Read more: https://arab.news/mvcuf 
Morgan Ortagus said the US supports “the Lebanese while continuing the sanctions against Hezbollah,” in an interview with Al Arabiya TV.|Meanwhile, Ortagus said US sanctions have succeeded in pressuring Iran, and that it was important to prevent the country from funding its militias and from developing a nuclear weapon.https://arab.news/rqqcq
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