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24 mois de prison pour celui qui avait jeté une pierre sur une automobiliste

Au tribunal, un jeune homme de 19 ans a été condamné, lundi après-midi, à un an de prison ferme pour avoir jeté une lourde pierre sur une automobiliste. Un geste qu’il n’a pas expliqué à l’audience.  
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24 mois de prison pour celui qui avait jeté une pierre sur une automobiliste

Au tribunal, un jeune homme de 19 ans a été condamné, lundi après-midi, à un an de prison ferme pour avoir jeté une lourde pierre sur une automobiliste. Un geste qu’il n’a pas expliqué à l’audience.  

EDT : «le dialogue avec le pays est primordial»

La première conférence de presse du nouveau Président directeur général d’EDT-Engie, François-Xavier de Froment, a eu lieu ce lundi 16 juillet à Puurai, au siège de la société. 
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EDT : «le dialogue avec le pays est primordial»

La première conférence de presse du nouveau Président directeur général d’EDT-Engie, François-Xavier de Froment, a eu lieu ce lundi 16 juillet à Puurai, au siège de la société. 

Quel sort pour les vacataires de l'éducation nationale ?

Un groupe de jardiniers, agents d'entretient ou cuisiniers, tous vacataires dans l'enseignement, fait entendre son mécontentement dans les jardins de Paofai. La plupart sont dans une situation précaires depuis une vingtaine d'années. 
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Quel sort pour les vacataires de l'éducation nationale ?

Un groupe de jardiniers, agents d'entretient ou cuisiniers, tous vacataires dans l'enseignement, fait entendre son mécontentement dans les jardins de Paofai. La plupart sont dans une situation précaires depuis une vingtaine d'années. 

Fonctionnaires ultramarins : des premières rencontres encourageantes pour Olivier Serva

Visite marathon pour Olivier Serva, le député de la République en marche de Guadeloupe et Président de la Délégation aux Outre-mer de l'Assemblée nationale.
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Fonctionnaires ultramarins : des premières rencontres encourageantes pour Olivier Serva

Visite marathon pour Olivier Serva, le député de la République en marche de Guadeloupe et Président de la Délégation aux Outre-mer de l'Assemblée nationale.

Europe, Japan sign massive free trade deal

The EU and Japan signed a sweeping free trade deal Tuesday that officials called a «clear message» against protectionism, as Washington imposes controversial tariffs and threatens a trade war. The deal signed in Tokyo by the EU's top officials an
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Europe, Japan sign massive free trade deal

The EU and Japan signed a sweeping free trade deal Tuesday that officials called a «clear message» against protectionism, as Washington imposes controversial tariffs and threatens a trade war. The deal signed in Tokyo by the EU's top officials and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is the biggest ever negotiated by the EU and creates a free trade zone covering nearly a third of the world's GDP. «We are sending a clear message that we stand together against protectionism,» EU Council President Donald Tusk said. «Together we are making -- by signing this agreement -- a statement about free and fair trade, we are showing that we are stronger and better off when we work together,» added Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker. The huge deal was signed as President Donald Trump unsettles allies and provokes rivals with his aggressive «America First» trade policy. ...

Environment, health issues, human rights underpin Czech Republic-Seychelles relationship, outgoing ambassador says

Human rights issues, democracy, the environment and health issues underpin the common links between Seychelles and the Czech Republic, the outgoing Czech ambassador said. Karel Hejč made a farewell visit to President Danny Faure at State House, Victoria, o
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Environment, health issues, human rights underpin Czech Republic-Seychelles relationship, outgoing ambassador says

Human rights issues, democracy, the environment and health issues underpin the common links between Seychelles and the Czech Republic, the outgoing Czech ambassador said. Karel Hejč made a farewell visit to President Danny Faure at State House, Victoria, on Tuesday. The departing Czech ambassador, who has been based in Addis Abba, Ethiopia, said that what he has achieved “is to promote and expand our relations on the cooperation in the sector of health.” “That includes the work on a memorandum of understanding being discussed between our two ministries of health, as well as having had many Seychellois students graduated from medical schools in the Czech Republic,” said Hejč. ...

Iceland’s coach Hallgrimsson steps down

Iceland coach Heimir Hallgrimsson stepped down on Tuesday, a few weeks after leading the tiny nation at its first World Cup. “If I had to continue, I would have done it with the same preparation, the same motivation but at some point, this kind of routine c
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Iceland’s coach Hallgrimsson steps down

Iceland coach Heimir Hallgrimsson stepped down on Tuesday, a few weeks after leading the tiny nation at its first World Cup. “If I had to continue, I would have done it with the same preparation, the same motivation but at some point, this kind of routine can lead to a certain weariness,” he told a […]

Ighalo scores in China

Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo, was on target for   Changchun Yatai who defeated Chongqing Dangdai 2-1 in a Chinese Super League game on Tuesday, reports Completesportsnigeria.com. Brazilian forward, Seba, put Chongqing Dangdai ahead in the sixth minut
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Ighalo scores in China

Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo, was on target for   Changchun Yatai who defeated Chongqing Dangdai 2-1 in a Chinese Super League game on Tuesday, reports Completesportsnigeria.com. Brazilian forward, Seba, put Chongqing Dangdai ahead in the sixth minute of the encounter. Ighaho however equalised for his side in the 19th minute. Cui Yongzhde scored an own […]

Henry quits Sky Sports to pursue career

Thierry Henry is quitting his job as a pundit for Sky Sports in order to focus on a career in management. The Arsenal great has been one of Sky’s most high-profile pundits for several years but has also worked as an assistant coach for Belgium since 2016 an
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Henry quits Sky Sports to pursue career

Thierry Henry is quitting his job as a pundit for Sky Sports in order to focus on a career in management. The Arsenal great has been one of Sky’s most high-profile pundits for several years but has also worked as an assistant coach for Belgium since 2016 and helped the team reach the semifinals of […]

Record scorer Cahill retires from Australia duty

Australia’s all-time leading goal-scorer Tim Cahill retired from international football Tuesday, ending an illustrious career that has taken him to four World Cups. The 38-year-old, who scored 50 international goals in 107 appearances, last played for the S
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Record scorer Cahill retires from Australia duty

Australia’s all-time leading goal-scorer Tim Cahill retired from international football Tuesday, ending an illustrious career that has taken him to four World Cups. The 38-year-old, who scored 50 international goals in 107 appearances, last played for the Socceroos when he came off the bench for their final group game against Peru at the World Cup […]

Gold Coast 2018: Obaseki announces N7.5m reward for Edo contingent

The Edo State Governor, GodwinObaseki, has announced  a N7.5m cash reward for the state’s coaches and athletes that participated at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia. Obaseki announced the reward when he met with the coaches and athletes in Governme
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Gold Coast 2018: Obaseki announces N7.5m reward for Edo contingent

The Edo State Governor, GodwinObaseki, has announced  a N7.5m cash reward for the state’s coaches and athletes that participated at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia. Obaseki announced the reward when he met with the coaches and athletes in Government House, Benin City, on Tuesday. Each of the six athletes from Edo State who represented […]

Wales holidaymaker is savaged by BED BUGS during stay in chalet

Leesa Dean, 43, says the chalet at Pontins' Prestatyn Sands Holiday Park in northeast Wales was covered in mouse droppings and mould.
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Wales holidaymaker is savaged by BED BUGS during stay in chalet

Leesa Dean, 43, says the chalet at Pontins' Prestatyn Sands Holiday Park in northeast Wales was covered in mouse droppings and mould.

US to respond to concerns over trade policy at G20: official

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will have the opportunity to address concerns about Washington's trade policies during a meeting of the world's leading finance ministers this weekend, a senior Treasury official said Tuesday.
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US to respond to concerns over trade policy at G20: official

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will have the opportunity to address concerns about Washington's trade policies during a meeting of the world's leading finance ministers this weekend, a senior Treasury official said Tuesday.

US Fed to continue to raise interest rates gradually: Powell

The Federal Reserve will continue to raise rates gradually as the US economic outlook remains strong despite uncertainty over trade policy, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday.
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US Fed to continue to raise interest rates gradually: Powell

The Federal Reserve will continue to raise rates gradually as the US economic outlook remains strong despite uncertainty over trade policy, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday.

Japan, EU sign EPA trade pact

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, center, poses with European Council President Donald Tusk, left, and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at the Prime Minister's Office in Tokyo on Tuesday.
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Japan, EU sign EPA trade pact

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, center, poses with European Council President Donald Tusk, left, and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at the Prime Minister's Office in Tokyo on Tuesday.

Texas Instruments CEO Resigns After Code of Conduct Violations

Texas Instruments Inc.’s Chief Executive Brian Crutcher has resigned over violations of the company’s code of conduct, the analog chip giant said, less than two months after taking control of the company.
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Texas Instruments CEO Resigns After Code of Conduct Violations

Texas Instruments Inc.’s Chief Executive Brian Crutcher has resigned over violations of the company’s code of conduct, the analog chip giant said, less than two months after taking control of the company.

Muslim World League joins Moroccan league in fight against extremism

Author: Mohammed Al-SulamiID: 1531855620257855200Tue, 2018-07-17 22:26 JEDDAH: The Muslim World League (MWL) has joined Morocco’s Mohammadian League of Scholars in a joint program to encourage enlightened Islamic speech and combat extremism. A r
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Muslim World League joins Moroccan league in fight against extremism

Author: Mohammed Al-SulamiID: 1531855620257855200Tue, 2018-07-17 22:26 JEDDAH: The Muslim World League (MWL) has joined Morocco’s Mohammadian League of Scholars in a joint program to encourage enlightened Islamic speech and combat extremism. A research and data sharing agreement between the two organizations was signed during a visit by Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, MWL secretary-general, to the league headquarters in Rabat, where he met with Ahmed Al-Abadi, the organization’s leader. Along with information sharing, the agreement includes joint scientific research and publishing initiatives, and invitations to take part in conferences, panel discussions, cultural programs, and joint training programs and workshops. A committee from both organizations will decide on an annual executive program to identify joint projects. The agreement follows an international conference hosted by MWL with the Mohammadian League of Scholars under the theme “Deconstruction of Extremist Discourse.” Leading thinkers and researchers from Saudi Arabia, Morocco, the UAE, Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon and Syria took part in the two-day conference early this month in Rabat. The conference discussed interventions on deconstructing the extremist discourse, the intellectual ideas of extremists and their rebuttal, sectarian extremism and strategies to prevent the spread of extremism. Earlier, Al-Issa said that cultural communication generates understanding among nations … and this leads to the alliance of civilizations. He said extremism was a general and comprehensive concept, and to attribute it only to Islam was false since it also had intellectual, political and racial aspects. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Muslim World League (MWL)RabatMoroccoSaudi Arabia MWL chief calls for more awareness about dangers threatening our worldMWL rejects UN report on children in conflict

Saudi Arabia to set up trial courts near women facilities

Author: ARAB NEWSID: 1531855683907857100Tue, 2018-07-17 22:27 JEDDAH: The Saudi Supreme Judicial Council has decided to set up trial offices for traffic violations and accidents next to facilities where women are detained. This initiative aims to e
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Saudi Arabia to set up trial courts near women facilities

Author: ARAB NEWSID: 1531855683907857100Tue, 2018-07-17 22:27 JEDDAH: The Saudi Supreme Judicial Council has decided to set up trial offices for traffic violations and accidents next to facilities where women are detained. This initiative aims to expedite their trial in cases of accidents and traffic violations. It falls under the myriad measures and initiatives adopted by the Ministry of Justice and the Supreme Judicial Council that aim to speedily examine various cases in general and women’s cases in particular, as well as to empower women in the judicial field. The judicial measures and initiatives supporting women included granting the mother her right to be the guardian of a child under her custody. This will make it easy for a woman to visit the Civil Status Bureau, Passports Department, embassies, education administrations and other pertinent authorities to prove that her family is eligible for social security. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: #SaudiWomenCanDriveSaudiWomenDrivingSaudi Arabia Global media race to cover lifting of Saudi women driving ban‘Women driving cars’ top Google searches in Saudi Arabia

Mandela’s former aides reveal pivotal role KSA played in his fight for freedom

Tue, 2018-07-17 23:59 LONDON: A century ago today, a boy was born who would grow up to change the world. There was nothing auspicious about his beginnings, although there was perhaps a clue in the name he was given: Rolihlahla, which means “troublemaker
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Mandela’s former aides reveal pivotal role KSA played in his fight for freedom

Tue, 2018-07-17 23:59 LONDON: A century ago today, a boy was born who would grow up to change the world. There was nothing auspicious about his beginnings, although there was perhaps a clue in the name he was given: Rolihlahla, which means “troublemaker” in his native Xhosa language.  And make trouble he most certainly did, though it was the right kind of trouble and at great cost to himself.  On May 10, 1994, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (he was given his English first name by a teacher) was sworn in as president of South Africa. He was the country’s first black head of state and the first to be elected in a fully representative democratic election. The hateful age of apartheid was finally over. Nineteen days later, the South African government signed an agreement establishing diplomatic relations with Saudi Arabia and in October 1994 President Mandela visited the Kingdom. It was one of his first trips abroad and the first of many as president to the Gulf, highlighting the importance he accorded to the region. A year after his election, in April 1995, Mandela went to Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, the UAE and Bahrain. The following year, he visited Egypt, Libya and Morocco.  In early 1962, Mandela had secretly left South Africa to travel around the continent building support for the armed struggle against apartheid. He received military training in Morocco and Ethiopia. As president, maintaining good relations with the Arab world was of prime importance, even if it made him unpopular with the West, whose attitude toward him had been ambivalent at best.  In response to Western concerns over his invitations to Muammar Qaddafi and Fidel Castro, he told Reuters in 1996: “Your (the West’s) enemies are not our enemies. We will not be persuaded to break with our friends because now the great powers in the West want to be our friends. We can be friendly to them without parting with our friends who were with us when we were all alone.”  After his release from prison in 1990, Mandela embarked on a tour of countries that had supported the African National Congress (ANC) during the years of struggle. Riyadh was among the cities he visited and it was there the future leader forged some of his strongest alliances.  Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan the Duchess of Sussex attend the launch of the Nelson Mandela Centenary Exhibition at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London on Tuesday. (AP) Tom Lodge, a former professor of political studies at the University of Witwatersrand and author of “Mandela: A Critical Life,” said: “Almost certainly there was more to the visits than to say ‘thank you.’ Mandela continued to raise funds for the ANC, though probably not on a state visit. South Africa in 1994 was short of capital and up to the 1990s it was buying oil in violation of sanctions, very expensively. “At the time of Mandela’s presidency, he was ready to defend arms sales to various Middle Eastern countries as a reciprocal obligation for anti-apartheid support. He had a particular affection for the Moroccans because of the hospitality they showed him in 1962.” Mandela was also keen to bring South Africa back into the international fold. “The drive to strengthen and deepen relations with the Middle East was part of a more general thrust to build links with the international community, which had mostly cut ties with apartheid South Africa,” said Tony Trew, a former communications officer in the Office of the President, who contributed to a book on the Mandela presidency. “Among other things, it meant shifting the balance of relations and dependencies to some extent from traditional partners of South Africa to others, in particular in Africa, the Middle East and Asia.” Journalist Khaled Almaeena met Mandela several times, both in Riyadh and the South African capital Pretoria. Years of forced labor breaking rocks in the blinding sun on Robben Island had taken a toll on Mandela’s eyesight, and Almaeena recalls the president having his eyes checked at a Riyadh hospital.  At their first meeting, Almaeena’s knowledge of South African history, geography and sports so impressed Mandela that he jokingly asked: “Are you sure you are not an Afrikaner?” Later, when Almaeena visited Pretoria with a group of Saudi business figures, he was touched by the warmth of Mandela’s greeting.  “As he shook my hand, he said with a gleam in his eye: ‘Here is a Springboks (the South African national rugby team) supporter.’ I felt overwhelmed.” Mandela’s years in prison had made him reconsider his youthful espousal of communism, he told Almaeena. “Mandela was frank. He was glad that the socialist system was over by the time he was released. It was a changed world. He was frugal and did not care for the trappings of office.” As Mandela’s private secretary and personal assistant for 19 years, Zelda La Grange accompanied him on at least eight visits to Riyadh. “He was friends with the royal family, with the late king (Fahd) and his successor (Abdullah), and also Prince Bandar bin Sultan (Saudi ambassador to the US from 1983 to 2005) and his immediate family,” she recalled.  “The royal family supported many of Mandela’s charitable causes over the years and always extended great hospitality. Mandela, as a result, fostered a close relationship with the Saudi people and always maintained that relationship.” His visits were mainly to the king’s and the crown prince’s palaces, although he also liked to visit hospitals in Riyadh that employed South African staff, said La Grange. However, her presence at Mandela’s side sometimes confused their Saudi hosts. Mandela addressed the blonde, Afrikaans-speaking La Grange as “granddaughter” and usually introduced her as such. “I remember the king of Saudi Arabia just looking at me, clearly thinking: ‘But she’s white,’” said La Grange. On one visit, Mandela expressed a desire to visit the holy sites of Makkah and Madinah. Arrangements were made for him, but La Grange was surprised to learn she was barred because she was not Muslim.  “But Madiba’s not Muslim either,” she exclaimed (using Mandela’s Xhosa name). The Saudis were “stunned,” as they were convinced Mandela was Muslim. La Grange reflected that had it not been for her outburst, Mandela might have become the first Christian allowed into Islam’s holiest place. Prince Bandar bin Sultan, who after his ambassadorship served as secretary-general of the National Security Council, director-general of the Saudi Intelligence Agency and King Abdullah’s special envoy, became an especially close friend. He was one of the small number of guests present when Mandela married his third wife, Graca Machel, on his 80th birthday in July, 1998. When Mandela’s son, Makgatho, died in 2005, the prince went to Mandela’s home in Houghton, Johannesburg, to convey his condolences in person.  The prince publicly described Mandela as “not just the leader of Africa but of the whole world.” Certainly, the relationship with Saudi Arabia had its practical aspects for both sides.  In a speech in September 1997 at a banquet in Cape Town in honor of Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz, Mandela said: “The support that our liberation struggle enjoyed from Saudi Arabia, in particular, and the entire Arab world not only helped secure the defeat of apartheid but also gave us the chance to improve the lives of our people through our reconstruction and development program.  “As we rebuild our country, the bonds with those who stood by us during the struggle for freedom are being strengthened.”   Nelson Mandela with Cuban president Fidel Castro in 1991. (AFP/Getty Images) Until then, South Africa relied on Iran for most of its oil. In November of that year, Saudi Arabia signed an agreement to boost crude exports to South Africa and build an oil refinery. Rumors swirled that the deal was a guns-for-oil barter: South African anti-aircraft guns and ammunition in exchange for Saudi oil. The plight of the Palestinians affected Mandela deeply, not least because he saw parallels with how black people lived under apartheid. “We know too well that our freedom will be incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinians,” he said. He deplored what he called the “narrow, chauvinistic interest” of the Israeli government in stalling negotiations with the Palestinians, but he had no quarrel with the Jewish people. Many South African Jews had helped him in his early years and, according to some sources, Mandela advised Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat against unilaterally declaring a Palestinian state.  In 2000, Arafat asked Mandela — by then no longer president — to mediate in talks with Israel. Mandela declined, but pledged instead to do what he could to get the peace talks started again. Mandela’s influence was crucial in reaching an agreement between the US, UK and Libya over the prosecution of two Libyans accused of downing Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, in December, 1988. Mandela proposed that Abdelbaset Al-Megrahi and Lamin Khalifah Fhimah be tried in a third country. All parties agreed and the trial, governed by Scottish law, went ahead in Camp Zeist in the Netherlands  “It was, ultimately, as a result of Mandela’s intervention that the US, UK and Libya reached an agreement,” said Trew. On Tuesday, the day before what would have been Mandela’s 100th birthday, the annual Mandela Day lecture in Johannesburg was given by former US president Barack Obama.  Like Mandela, he was the first black man to lead his nation. Like Mandela, he, too, is a Nobel Peace Prize laureate. Obama also spoke at Mandela’s funeral in December, 2013. The lecture was billed as “renewing the Mandela legacy and promoting active citizenship in a changing world.”  It is a message still worth hearing and heeding. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Nelson MandelaSouth AfricaAfrikaansXhosaAfrican National CongressKing FahdKhaled AlmaeenaEditor’s Choice Obama speech to mark 100 years since Mandela’s birthA night in Nelson Mandela’s prison cell — yours for $300kBook about Nelson Mandela’s medical treatment stirs disputeMandela, Gorbachev share signatures in quirky baseball autograph collection

Culture authority showcases Saudi creativity in Portugal

Author: ARAB NEWSID: 1531855760307865900Tue, 2018-07-17 22:28 JEDDAH: The General Culture Authority is taking part in the “Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Culture and Heritage” exhibition, organized by the King Abdul Aziz Research Center (Darah) in Li
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Culture authority showcases Saudi creativity in Portugal

Author: ARAB NEWSID: 1531855760307865900Tue, 2018-07-17 22:28 JEDDAH: The General Culture Authority is taking part in the “Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Culture and Heritage” exhibition, organized by the King Abdul Aziz Research Center (Darah) in Lisbon, Portugal’s capital city, from July 18 to 20. A variety of events reflecting the Kingdom’s culture will be displayed. These include a pavilion showing Al-Qatt Al-Asiri, the traditionally female interior wall decoration, an ancient art form considered as a key element of the identity of the region of Asir, added to the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. There will also be a pavilion dedicated to Arabic calligraphy, where many Saudi calligraphers will provide lessons in the history of Arabic calligraphy and types for visitors, as well as the pavilion of Arab hospitality to introduce visitors to the hospitality of the Kingdom. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Saudi ArabiPortugal Souq Okaz marks rich Saudi culture, traditionsSaudi culture body launches Saudi Trades and Crafts Company

Saudi efforts to ‘heal Afghan division’ win royal approval

Author: ARAB NEWSID: 1531855473307844500Tue, 2018-07-17 22:24 JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has expressed his appreciation to scholars who took part in the International Ulema Conference on Peace and Security in Afghanistan in Makkah, sayin
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Saudi efforts to ‘heal Afghan division’ win royal approval

Author: ARAB NEWSID: 1531855473307844500Tue, 2018-07-17 22:24 JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has expressed his appreciation to scholars who took part in the International Ulema Conference on Peace and Security in Afghanistan in Makkah, saying the Kingdom was making efforts to “heal the divisions and differences among the Afghan people.” Chairing the Cabinet session at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah on Tuesday, the king said Saudi Arabia was working toward “unifying the ranks and words of Muslims worldwide.” He briefed the Cabinet on the results of his recent talks with President Cyril Ramaphosa, of South Africa, on future cooperation between the two countries. The Cabinet welcomed the final statement by the Makkah conference calling on states, organizations and Islamic elites to play positive roles in achieving security and peace in Afghanistan. The forum urged all Afghan factions to halt the fighting and work toward “reconciliation between brothers, extinguishing the fire of sedition.” Muslims worldwide should continue their “firm stand in front of the advocates of violence and extremism in defense of their religion and maintaining the unity of the Islamic world,” it said. The Cabinet also reviewed a ministerial meeting of the Arab-Chinese Cooperation Forum in Beijing and welcomed a decision by Chinese leader President Xi Jinping to establish an Arab-Chinese strategic partnership. China’s Belt and Road initiative will link the interests of China and Arab countries and “add to the prosperity and economic advancement of all,” it said. The Cabinet denounced recent suicide attacks on two election gatherings in Pakistan and the city of Jalalabad in eastern Afghanistan, and offered condolences to families of the victims. In the local arena, the Cabinet extended its appreciation to the king, based on a report by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, for pardoning all troops who have taken part in the Saudi Renewal of Hope operation in Yemen of their military and disciplinary penalties for their heroism and sacrifices. The Cabinet approved a license for the Iraqi Commercial Bank to open a branch in Saudi Arabia and authorized the Minister of Finance to decide on any subsequent requests to open other branches. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Saudi ArabiaAfghanistanPakistan Islamic scholars plead for Afghanistan peace, stabilityKing Salman, Ghani explore Saudi-Afghan cooperation avenues

Streaming service deletes 600k accounts in 60 days amid epidemic of child sexual exploitation

Live-streaming app LiveMe has deleted 600,000 accounts of children under the age of 13 in the last 60 days since media reports emerged that pedophiles were using the service to exploit underage users. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Streaming service deletes 600k accounts in 60 days amid epidemic of child sexual exploitation

Live-streaming app LiveMe has deleted 600,000 accounts of children under the age of 13 in the last 60 days since media reports emerged that pedophiles were using the service to exploit underage users. Read Full Article at RT.com

Exhaust emission limits, safety: Vehicle importers to strictly adhere to Gazette notifications

The government by two gazette notifications has called on vehicle importers to ensure the permissible vehicular exhaust emission limits of every motor vehicle imported or assembled or manufactured locally are adhered to with effect from last Sunday (15).
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Exhaust emission limits, safety: Vehicle importers to strictly adhere to Gazette notifications

The government by two gazette notifications has called on vehicle importers to ensure the permissible vehicular exhaust emission limits of every motor vehicle imported or assembled or manufactured locally are adhered to with effect from last Sunday (15).

Buildings not meeting DSA standard to be demolished: DMC

The buildings older than 25 years belonging to the State or private, should have to be demolished if they fail in the Detailed Structural Assessment (DSA) Report, Disaster Management Ministry Secretary N.A. Sisira Kumara said.
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Buildings not meeting DSA standard to be demolished: DMC

The buildings older than 25 years belonging to the State or private, should have to be demolished if they fail in the Detailed Structural Assessment (DSA) Report, Disaster Management Ministry Secretary N.A. Sisira Kumara said.

Tug-O-War between two govt. entities threatens supply of power in South

As a result of a Tug-O-War taking place between the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) and the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) over the purchase of power from a private power supplier, Ace Power that is based in Embilipitiya, a crisis situation h
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Tug-O-War between two govt. entities threatens supply of power in South

As a result of a Tug-O-War taking place between the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) and the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) over the purchase of power from a private power supplier, Ace Power that is based in Embilipitiya, a crisis situation has arisen with regard to the supply of power to the Southern Province.

Kerala ganja smuggling: Govt. to curb menace together with India

In the wake of an increase in activities involving Kerala ganja smuggling, the government is planning to engage the Indian authorities to curb the menace, a Minister said yesterday.
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Kerala ganja smuggling: Govt. to curb menace together with India

In the wake of an increase in activities involving Kerala ganja smuggling, the government is planning to engage the Indian authorities to curb the menace, a Minister said yesterday.

Appointing Dinesh Opposition Leader: 70 MPs led by JO to meet Speaker today

A joint opposition-led coalition of 70 parliamentarians are due to meet Speaker Karu Jayasuriya this afternoon to request the appointment of MP Dinesh Gunawardane as the Opposition Leader in Parliament, an MP said yesterday.
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Appointing Dinesh Opposition Leader: 70 MPs led by JO to meet Speaker today

A joint opposition-led coalition of 70 parliamentarians are due to meet Speaker Karu Jayasuriya this afternoon to request the appointment of MP Dinesh Gunawardane as the Opposition Leader in Parliament, an MP said yesterday.

Russian spy in the oval office? Nope, that was fake news

A senior political reporter for Mic was forced to delete a tweet in which she claimed that a woman charged with spying for Russia was present at an oval office meeting with President Donald Trump. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russian spy in the oval office? Nope, that was fake news

A senior political reporter for Mic was forced to delete a tweet in which she claimed that a woman charged with spying for Russia was present at an oval office meeting with President Donald Trump. Read Full Article at RT.com

Lost in translation: CNN claims Putin admitted to election-meddling. He did not.

The US mainstream media’s chorus condemnation of US President Donald Trump’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki has gone so far that CNN claimed Putin had confessed to meddling in US elections. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Lost in translation: CNN claims Putin admitted to election-meddling. He did not.

The US mainstream media’s chorus condemnation of US President Donald Trump’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki has gone so far that CNN claimed Putin had confessed to meddling in US elections. Read Full Article at RT.com

US charges Russian gun activist Butina with acting as agent of foreign government

A US grand jury expanded the indictment against Russian citizen Maria Butina, arrested on Sunday in Washington and charged with conspiracy to act as a foreign agent, to include charges of her actually acting on behalf of Moscow. Read Full Article at RT.com
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US charges Russian gun activist Butina with acting as agent of foreign government

A US grand jury expanded the indictment against Russian citizen Maria Butina, arrested on Sunday in Washington and charged with conspiracy to act as a foreign agent, to include charges of her actually acting on behalf of Moscow. Read Full Article at RT.com