Arab Funds

Environment Ministry to receive additional NIS 625million to tackle climate change

The two-year state budget approved by ministers on Monday includes for the first time a special allocation of NIS 625 million (nearly $ 195 million) to fight climate change. The complex 2021-2022 national budget must now go through committee stages and three Knesset plenary readings by the November 4 deadline. …

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Judge approves $ 250 million bail for Trump’s friend Thomas Barrack

A judge approved $ 250 million bail for Thomas Barrack, a close adviser to former President Trump and chairman of his inauguration committee, who was accused of breaking federal lobbying law after allegedly failing to disclose his work on behalf of the UAE. Under the terms of the bail agreement, …

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In Iraq, politically sanctioned corruption proves once again fatal

Opinion: The two deadly fires that recently killed hundreds of people in Iraqi hospitals were not a coincidence, but the consequence of widespread corruption and years of neglect, writes Taif Alkhudary. The deadly fire at the Covid isolation ward at Al-Hussein hospital was the second major hospital fire in Iraq …

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Violence Intensifies in Protests Against Water Crisis in Khuzestan, Iran | News of the protests

Tehran, Iran – Iranian authorities said a policeman was shot dead by “agitators” in Iran’s Khuzestan province, where six nights of protests against water shortages turned deadly. State media reported that another Bandar Mahshahr policeman was injured after being shot in the leg on Tuesday evening, as videos and reports …

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Trump’s friend Tom Barrack arrested on UAE lobbying charges

Thomas Barrack, a private equity investor who is a close friend of former President Donald Trump, was arrested Tuesday morning in Los Angeles on federal charges of unlawfully lobbying Trump on behalf of the United Arab Emirates. Barrack, who was indicted along with two other men in a seven-count indictment …

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New forms of protest emerge amid Lebanese crisis

In the shadow of the stalled revolution in Lebanon, new forms of protest are emerging to confront the political class. In the deserted corridors of the souks of downtown Beirut, one night in late June, three young men dressed in any clothes approach. They introduce themselves using only their first …

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Consultations in Lebanon on New Government to Begin Next Week |

BEIRUT – The Lebanese presidency has said parliamentary consultations to choose a new prime minister will begin on July 26, in another attempt to push reluctant Lebanese politicians to form a government to save the country from the financial crisis. Lebanon was ruled by an interim administration for nearly a …

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Future Fund revenues up 33%; Depletion of reserves – ARAB TIMES

WhatsApp Facebook Twitter E-mail Messenger “Very solid” financial situation, according to the minister KUWAIT CITY, July 1 (Agencies): Kuwait’s financial situation is “very strong” and supported by the “Future Generations” reserve fund, the country’s finance minister said on Thursday, noting that the fund has grown exponentially lately. . The fund …

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Sources, Automotive News, ET Auto

Moscow / Dubai: OPEC + ministers plan to hold their next meeting on Sunday to decide on production policy, three sources within the producer group told Reuters on Saturday. The move comes after Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) reached a compromise last week in an OPEC + …

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Marin IJ Readers Forum for July 17, 2021 – Marin Independent Journal

Provide a favorable environment for all Kudos to the Better Together group for tackling the topic of Too Many School Districts head-on (“Group Considering Consolidation of South Marin School District,” July 3). It won’t be an easy discussion, but it is one that Marin needs to think about seriously. Package …

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