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UN Commission blasts ‘barbaric’ regime E.Ghouta siege

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  Gulf Countries  /  No Comments

ANKARA: A UN commission on Wednesday condemned the Bashar al-Assad regime’s “barbaric and medieval” methods to lay siege to and forcefully capture Eastern Ghouta, a formerly opposition-held suburb of Damascus. The UN Commission of Inquiry said in a statement: “The siege and recapture of Eastern Ghouta was marked by war crimes, crimes against humanity.” The 23-page […]

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Abdullah Al-Saadan, chairman of the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu

By   /  June 12, 2018  /  Gulf Countries  /  No Comments

Saudi Arabia is undergoing significant changes to diversify its oil-dependent economy and to meet the socioeconomic goals set in Saudi Vision 2030. In a bid to achieve these goals, the government is taking all necessary measures to further improve the performance of all sectors of the economy. Maaden (Saudi Arabian Mining Co.) is one of […]

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Iraq names judges who will take over elections commission

By   /  June 10, 2018  /  Gulf Countries  /  No Comments

BAGHDAD: Iraq’s Supreme Judicial Council, the highest judicial authority, met on Sunday and named judges tasked with taking over the country’s elections commission following allegations of widespread violations in a May parliamentary election, its spokesman said. Parliament on Wednesday passed a law that mandated a nationwide manual recount of votes from the election. The law […]

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Iraq election commission to appeal parliament recount decision

By   /  June 7, 2018  /  Gulf Countries  /  No Comments

BAGHDAD: Iraq’s election commission said on Thursday it would appeal a law passed by parliament a day earlier that ordered a nationwide manual recount of votes from a May 12 election and suspended the commission’s leadership. “The commission’s board will use its constitutional and legal right to appeal the amendment to the election law because […]

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Al-Ula Commission prepares Saudi youth for international scholarship

By   /  June 6, 2018  /  Gulf Countries  /  No Comments

JEDDAH: The Royal Commission for Al-Ula has successfully concluded an intensive 10-week language and skills development course for 168 students from Al-Ula who have qualified for the commission’s international scholarship program announced earlier this year. The governor of the Royal Commission for Al-Ula, Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan Al-Saud, expressed the importance of supporting and […]

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Iraq election commission rejects calls for vote recount

By   /  May 31, 2018  /  Gulf Countries  /  No Comments

BAGHDAD: Iraq’s official electoral commission on Thursday said it would not comply with a parliamentary decision to partially annul results of the country’s May 12 parliamentary polls and conduct a manual recount. At a press conference held in Baghdad, commission head Maan al-Hitawi described Monday’s parliamentary decision as “illegal”. The electoral commission, al-Hitawi said, was now […]

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Minorities Commission to meet on giving minority status to Hindus

By   /  May 25, 2018  /  India  /  Comments Off on Minorities Commission to meet on giving minority status to Hindus

[India], May 25 (ANI): The National Commission for Minorities (NCM) will meet on June 14 and decide on giving minority status to Hindus in seven states and one union territory. Last year, the NCM had formed a three-member committee to study the matter of minority status to Hindus in the seven states and one union […]

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No injustice to any state in revenue allocation: Finance Commission

By   /  May 20, 2018  /  India  /  Comments Off on No injustice to any state in revenue allocation: Finance Commission

[India], May 20 (ANI): The 15th Finance Commission on Friday ruled out injustice to any state in the allocation of divisible pool of central revenues. The Commission had asserted that the north-south debate being sought to be raised in the matter is unfounded and its stand in this regard was stated at a meeting of […]

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UN to dispatch commission to probe Gaza killings

By   /  May 18, 2018  /  Religion, World  /  No Comments

GENEVA – The UN Human Rights Council on Friday decided to urgently dispatch an independent, international commission of inquiry to investigate all alleged violations and abuses which may amount to war crimes in the occupied Gaza Strip. The probe will be carried out in the context of Israeli military assaults on large-scale civilian Palestinian protests that […]

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EU to protect business interests amid U.S. exit from Iran deal: Juncker

By   /  May 18, 2018  /  Business  /  No Comments

SOFIA, May 17 (Xinhua) — European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker here on Thursday said the European Union (EU) would protect the interests of its companies amid the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. The EU has to protect its companies that have invested in Iran, Juncker said at a press conference after the EU-Western […]

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