Saudi King Salman silent on Khashoggi in annual Shura address | News

Saudi King Salman silent on Khashoggi in annual Shura address | News

Saudi Arabia‘s King Salman bin Abdulaziz has addressed the kingdom’s Shura Council but refrained from mentioning the case of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. In a televised address to the council on Monday, the king lauded his country’s judiciary and public prosecution for “carrying out their duty in the service of justice”, without directly invoking the […]

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Promoth Manghat Receives the Prestigious Arabian Business Achievement Award

United Arab Emirates, (AETOSWire) : Promoth Manghat, Executive Director at Finablr and Group CEO of UAE Exchange, was awarded with the Arabian Business Achievement Award 2018 at the Waldorf Astoria in Dubai in recognition for his business achievements in the financial industry and his pivotal role in the growth of Finablr and UAE Exchange. Promoth […]

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New migrant caravans form, as initial exodus arrives at US border | El Salvador News

New migrant caravans form, as initial exodus arrives at US border | El Salvador News

San Salvador, El Salvador – Nearly 250 Salvadorans gathered in the early morning hours on Sunday at San Salvador’s Divine Savior of the World monument to form the latest caravan of Salvadoran migrants and refugees to set out to the United States. “Poverty is a great problem here,” Oscar Solis told Al Jazeera as the caravan started its […]

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Maldives has a new president. Here's the 5 big issues he faces | News

Maldives has a new president. Here’s the 5 big issues he faces | News

Cannons blasted the balmy air of Male with a 21-gun salute on Saturday, just moments after Ibrahim Mohamed Solih finished taking the oath of office as the seventh president of the Maldives. It was a momentous occasion, one that capped a tense, months-long presidential contest, and a subsequent period of post-election uncertainty following years of […]

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Egyptian sentenced to death for murder of Christian doctor

Egyptian sentenced to death for murder of Christian doctor

CAIRO: An Egyptian man affiliated with Daesh was sentenced to death Saturday in the fatal stabbing of an 82-year-old Christian doctor in Cairo in Sept. 2017.The assailant, identified as 40-year-old Hassan G., pretended to be a patient to gain access to the doctor, identified as Dr. Tharwat. Once admitted to the clinic’s examination room he […]

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Jordan approves new IMF-backed tax law after introducing changes

Jordan approves new IMF-backed tax law after introducing changes

AMMAN: Jordan’s lower house of parliament approved a new IMF-backed tax law on Sunday after introducing some changes in a move to help the cash-strapped economy move ahead with crucial fiscal reforms to ease record public debt.A majority of deputies in the chamber approved a series of amendments in the 36-article bill that include raising […]

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Taliban holds talks with US envoy in Qatar | News

Taliban holds talks with US envoy in Qatar | News

Taliban officials have held three days of talks with the United States’ special representative for Afghanistan in Qatar, Zalmay Khalilzad, aimed at renewing the peace process in the war-torn country, an official of the armed group said. The talks, which ended on Sunday, were confirmed by other individuals close to the group, who spoke on […]

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In Iraq, bloody tribal custom now classed as ‘terrorism’

In Iraq, bloody tribal custom now classed as ‘terrorism’

Author:  AFP article author:  AFP ID:  1542514315334531200 Sun, 2018-11-18 03:53 BAGHDAD: A bloody, age-old custom used by Iraq’s powerful tribes to mete out justice has come under fire, with authorities classifying it as a “terrorist act” punishable by death. For centuries, Iraqi clans have used their own system to resolve disputes, with tribal dignitaries bringing […]

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‘Of Fathers and Sons,’ a bleak look at transformation of children into militants

‘Of Fathers and Sons,’ a bleak look at transformation of children into militants

‘Of Fathers and Sons,’ a bleak look at transformation of children into militants LOS ANGELES: A group of children giggle as they play in a dusty, barren landscape near their home in northern Syria, but this is no ordinary game of catch, for their ball is a live bomb.The macabre game of chicken is one […]

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