Crescent Petroleum Signs MoU to Sponsor Special Olympics

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, January 20, 2019, (AETOSWire) — Crescent Petroleum, the Middle East’s first and largest private exploration and production company, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) for Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 to sponsor the World Games taking place 14-21 March, underscoring its commitment […]

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13 killed, dozens hurt in latest bout of Tripoli fighting, says Libyan ministry

13 killed, dozens hurt in latest bout of Tripoli fighting, says Libyan ministry

[ad_1] BEIRUT: The plan was that heads of state from the Arab world would arrive in Beirut to discuss economic and social development. But like much in Lebanon at the moment, it did not go according to plan. To begin with, only two heads of state — from Mauritania and Somalia — are attending the […]

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Yemen's warring sides fail to reach agreement on prisoner swap | News

Yemen’s warring sides fail to reach agreement on prisoner swap | News

[ad_1] Yemen‘s warring sides have failed to reach an agreement on swapping thousands of prisoners of war, with both sides accusing each other of lying. Negotiations between the Yemeni government and Houthi rebel representatives broke down in Jordan’s capital, Amman, with the Yemeni government accusing the Houthis of providing a fake list of prisoners. The deal […]

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Kenya to arm private security guards after al-Shabab attack | News

Kenya to arm private security guards after al-Shabab attack | News

[ad_1] Kenya has announced that it will arm private security officers guarding public places in the aftermath of Tuesday’s attack on a luxury hotel and office complex. The siege, which lasted 18 hours and left 21 people dead, was claimed by the al-Qaeda-linked Somalia-based armed group, al-Shabab. Armed contractors will “guard key installations” where there is […]

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Tunisian union calls new nationwide strike to press wage demands

Tunisian union calls new nationwide strike to press wage demands

[ad_1] TUNIS: Tunisia’s powerful UGTT union called on Saturday for another national strike for two days next month to press its demand for higher wages for 670,000 public servants, the UGTT chief said. Rail, bus and air traffic and all services stopped in Tunisia and street protests drew thousands on Thursday in a one-day nationwide […]

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Why are so many Iranian minors seeking asylum in Europe? | Immigration

Why are so many Iranian minors seeking asylum in Europe? | Immigration

[ad_1] The reports on the dramatic rise in the number of Iranians seeking asylum in Europe, especially unaccompanied children, are profoundly unsettling. Prominent human rights lawyer Shadi Sadr recently drew attention to this phenomenon through a Twitter thread in which she highlighted the rise in the number of Iranian asylum seekers between 2013 and 2018.  “Interestingly, […]

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Houthi militia ‘must respect neutrality of aid workers’

Houthi militia ‘must respect neutrality of aid workers’

[ad_1] article author:  AP Author:  Sat, 2019-01-19 00:37  NEW YORK: UN experts monitoring sanctions against Yemen are recommending that the Security Council urge the Houthis to respect the neutrality and independence of humanitarian workers. The Associated Press has obtained the nine recommendations the panel of experts made in their latest report to the council. Main […]

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Syrian refugees wade through their worst Lebanese winter

Syrian refugees wade through their worst Lebanese winter

[ad_1] DELHAMIYEH, Lebanon: Snowstorms and weeks of bad weather have turned Lebanon’s lush Bekaa Valley into an unliveable swamp for tens of thousands of Syrian refugees. The Litani River flooded many of the fields stretching across the two majestic mountain ranges flanking the Bekaa after this year’s second major storm hit on Wednesday. Some families had […]

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Lebanon urges Arab League to readmit Syria | Syria News

Lebanon urges Arab League to readmit Syria | Syria News

[ad_1] Lebanon’s foreign minister has called on the Arab League to restore Syria’s membership to the 22-member bloc, the latest indicator that Arab countries are preparing to welcome Damascus back into the fold after years of diplomatic isolation. Speaking at the opening session of an Arab foreign ministers meeting in Beirut, Gebran Bassil said it was […]

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Chicago cops acquitted of alleged coverup in black teen's killing | USA News

Chicago cops acquitted of alleged coverup in black teen’s killing | USA News

[ad_1] Activists and relatives of Laquan McDonald, a black teenager in the United States who was killed by a white police officer more than four years ago, have decried a court ruling that acquitted three current and former Chicago officers of conspiring to protect a white colleague by lying about the circumstances around the fatal shooting. […]

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