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Media network condemns Givara Budeiri’s arrest, says ‘systematic targeting’ of its journalists violates ‘all international conventions’.Al Jazeera News Channel’s journalist Givara Budeiri was arrested in a brutal manner by Israeli occupation forces while covering demonstrations in the occupied East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah. Al Jazeera holds the Israeli government responsible for her welfare and…
24:50 From: Inside StoryHardline judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi is favourite among seven candidates to win Iran’s June 18 presidential election.By Inside Story and Inside Story5 Jun 2021More episodes from Inside Story Are democratic reforms at risk in Tanzania?play25:25World Heritage Sites: How are they selected?play25:25What lessons have been learned from unrest in South Africa?play24:40How vulnerable are we to spying…
Kurdish-led administration in Syria’s northeast handed over the group to a delegation from the Netherlands on Saturday.The Kurdish-led administration in Syria’s northeast handed over to the Netherlands a Dutch woman, her two young sons, and a Dutch girl, who lived in a camp for families of alleged ISIL (ISIS) group fighters. A delegation from the…
Tehran, Iran – Seven candidates qualified to run in Iran’s June 18 presidential election have gone head-to-head in a televised debate, as controversy over the disqualification of other hopefuls persists. Saturday’s three-hour event focused on the economy, which has taken a big hit in the past three years under US sanctions and is characterised by…
Listen to this story Solar equipment maker 5B received $12 million in funding led by existing investors Artesian Venture Capital and Fortune 500 company AES Corporation. The investment is part of its pre-series B funding round. The round saw participation from Australia’s former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Simon Holmes A Court, a director for…
Listen to this story Digital bank Volt has secured $15 million in funding from the Australian Finance Group (AFG) through a partnership agreement, AFG announced. The funding is part of Volt’s extended series E round with a target amount of $85 million. AFG will hold a 7.6% stake in Volt after the investment.  As part…
Listen to this story It has been a tough year for many businesses juggling lockdowns and a downturn in business operations. As a result, it is more important than ever for businesses to protect their future by safeguarding themselves from potential debt build-up.  Businesses should consider the following do’s and don’ts to help avoid unwanted debt…
Listen to this story A Cloud Guru (ACG) – an online cloud learning platform – has reached a deal to be acquired by US-based Pluralsight, the companies announced on Wednesday. The terms of the agreement are yet to be disclosed. The deal is likely to better position the combined company to meet the growing demand…
Listen to this story The Government has changed the rules: critical infrastructure assets are no longer the exclusive preserve of large corporations, and SMEs need to ensure they are compliant. Over time, we have learned that our most vital assets are dangerously exposed to cyber-attacks and other disruptive events perpetrated by bad actors seeking to…
Listen to this story Venture capital firm Tenacious Ventures, which specialises in the Australian Agri-foodtech segment, has closed its first fund at $35 million. The Tenacious Ventures Fund I will be used to invest in Pre-series A businesses within the Agtech space. The firm expects to invest 80% of the capital raised into Australian-domiciled startups.…