Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

Demand More is a registered trade mark of MENAFN.COM

  Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced
AFP News
[-] Text [+]

(MENAFN - AFP) Standing knee deep in a cement tank of milky water, Dinesh Kumar dunks clothes before vigorously scrubbing them with a brush at an outdoor laundry in the Indian capital.

After quitting high school, Kumar joined his father among the ranks of traditional washermen who have hand-cleaned the sprawling city's dirty clothes for generations.

Over the years, ...

(MENAFN - AFP) In the corner of a pristine park in an upmarket district of Islamabad, an open-air classroom run by an aging rescue-worker offers a beacon of hope to the city's poorest.

For the past 30 years, "Master" Muhammad Ayub, whose day job includes defusing bombs and putting out fires, has cycled from his office to the makeshift school to teach children from surrounding ...

(MENAFN - AFP) For Courage Adams a bike is meant to be ridden on its front wheel, along a stair rail, or maybe backwards down some steps. Never conventionally.

Adams, who has to live up to his name to get over the bumps and scrapes that go with BMX freestyle riding, left his native Nigeria when he was six. At 20 he is now one of the rising stars of the extreme sport.

"I ...

(MENAFN - AFP) Asian markets were up Friday as investors broadly welcomed the European Central Bank's announcement that it would maintain the size and scope of its bond-buying programme.

Players were closely watching to see if ECB chief Mario Draghi would hint at an extension -- or a winding down -- of the drip feed stimulus, with growth and inflation still lacklustre.

But ...

(MENAFN - AFP) Half of Australia's largest electricity network has been sold to two local firms for Aus$16.189 billion (US$12.35 billion), after Canberra blocked a Chinese bid citing national security.

The Australian government has been concerned about investment from Beijing, and twice rejected the sale of the country's biggest private landowner cattle firm S. Kidman and ...

(MENAFN - AFP) Israeli war veterans, relatives and victims of attacks on civilians received free tattoos in Jerusalem on Thursday, in an initiative to use art to heal both mental and physical wounds.

Eleven Israelis whose injuries ranged from lost limbs to mental health trauma were inked by well-known tattoo artists, mainly from the United States, at the Israel Museum in ...

(MENAFN - AFP) Kids aged 11-12 should get only two doses of a vaccine to prevent cancers caused by human papillomavirus, instead of the previously recommended three shots, US health authorities said Thursday.

The updated recommendation from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is based on research that shows younger adolescents can get similar protection ...

(MENAFN - AFP) Malta has the highest proportion of obese adults in Europe, according to EU figures released Thursday, while Romania is the least obese.

In total just under a sixth of adults living in the European Union are obese -- 15.9 percent, according to the Eurostat statistics agency, which said the figure goes up amongst older and less educated Europeans.

Counting ...

(MENAFN - AFP) BHP Billiton chairman Jac Nasser is to step down next year after delaying his departure from the world's biggest miner to take charge of the fatal Brazil mine collapse.

Nasser, 68, who has headed up the Anglo-Australian firm since 2010 and been on its board for a decade, said he would not seek re-election as chairman at next year's annual meeting. No successor ...

(MENAFN - AFP) The rupture of a recalled airbag made by the Japanese company Takata has been linked to an 11th US death, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said.

The federal agency on Thursday confirmed that a crash fatality in Riverside County, California on September 30 was the latest of nearly a dozen US fatalities connected to the recalled air bags.

The ...

First Previous 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Next Last


Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Search News
Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices


Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks

Saudi Arabia 

Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary

Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor


Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters

© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help