Rebecca Adams

When is Eid al-Fitr 2023?

The three-day festival celebrates the completion of Ramadan by Muslims across the world. As the fasting month of Ramadan comes to an end, Muslims from around the world will be preparing for Eid al-Fitr, the “festival of breaking the fast”. Depending on the sighting of the moon, Eid celebrations will most likely begin on Saturday,…

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Canada’s Indigenous communities call for regulatory overhaul after tailings leak

Indigenous communities in Canada’s oil sands region on Monday called for Alberta’s energy regulator to be disbanded and replaced following a months-long toxic tailings seepage from Imperial Oil’s Kearl oil sands mine. Community representatives were testifying to a parliamentary committee in Ottawa about the impact of the leak and ongoing concerns about oil sands tailings management….

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Russia summons Western diplomats over ‘meddling’ in dissident’s case

Russian opposition figure Vladimir Kara-Murza, accused of treason and of discrediting the Russian army, stands inside an enclosure for defendants during a court hearing in Moscow, Russia’s Foreign Ministry summoned the U.S., British and Canadian ambassadors for a dressing down on Tuesday after they condemned the conviction of an opposition politician for treason. A Moscow…

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UK pay growth sends sterling higher

Sterling rose on Tuesday after data showed pay growth was higher than forecast, supporting investors’ expectations that the Bank of England (BoE) will continue to hike rates in an effort to tame inflation. Britain’s unemployment rate rose unexpectedly 3.8% in the three months to February – rather than holding at 3.7%, as forecast by economists in a…

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