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A Brazilian Supreme Court judge bans the Telegram messaging app

DUBAI: The Public Relations and Communications Association, the world’s largest professional public relations organization, held the sixth edition of its Middle East and North Africa awards earlier this month in Dubai. This edition received more than 100 entries, which were judged by a jury of 38 industry experts. “There has …

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Best Cash & Cash Management Providers 2022: Middle East

Fragmented payment systems and a lack of standardization have hampered the cash management efforts of businesses in the Middle East, but that should change. Although Covid-19 has boosted the adoption of digital payments in the region, new government initiatives and regulatory measures in the Middle East are …

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US relations with Gulf partner UAE are being tested, envoy says

UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan (left) listens alongside UAE Ambassador to the United States Yousef Al Otaiba, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo ( not pictured) during a Gulf Cooperation Council summit on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, U.S., September …

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Analysis: UAE corporate tax could dilute competitive advantage as Saudi Arabia intensifies

People walk on the Bluewaters Island pedestrian bridge in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 08, 2021. REUTERS/Satish Kumar Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register DUBAI, Feb 17 (Reuters) – The United Arab Emirates’ plans for a corporate tax risk are eroding one of its main attractions as …

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A human rights organization is applying an anti-radicalism strategy in the Middle East to combat critical race theory in the United States

FIRST ON FOX: Hardwired Global, a Richmond, Va.-based human rights organization that has developed programs to promote peace and pluralism in the Middle East and North Africa, is launching a new effort to combat the “divisive curriculum and teacher training programs” based on Critical Race Theory (CRT). “Curricula and teacher …

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Dar Al-Arkan opens an office in China to accelerate global growth

Millennium Place Mirdif, a four-star hotel with a unique urban chic concept, located in Mirdif Hills, Dubai, has opened its doors to business and leisure travelers. Bassam Bou Sleiman, General Manager of Millennium Place Mirdif, said, “We are delighted to finally open our doors and welcome our esteemed guests to …

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Amnesty joins rights groups in accusing Israel of apartheid – CBS17.com

JERUSALEM (AP) — Amnesty International said Tuesday that Israel has maintained “a system of oppression and domination” over Palestinians since its establishment in 1948, a system that meets the international definition of apartheid. With the release of a 278-page report compiled over a four-year period, the London-based rights group joins …

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How the World Fails the Afghan Test

How the World Fails the Afghan Test If 2021 has been marked by the return of the United States to global institutions and the restoration of confidence in international action, developments this year promise to be the first real test for multilateralism. Before tensions reached their current levels in Eastern …

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Corruption is on the rise and undermines human rights: new report | Corruption News

The COVID-19 pandemic has been used in many countries as an excuse to restrict fundamental freedoms and circumvent important checks and balances, says a new report that highlights the need to accelerate the fight against corruption to uphold rights of man and democracy. Transparency International’s annual Corruption Perceptions Index warns …

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EXPLAINER-Lebanon’s financial crisis and how it happened

Lebanon is in the grip of a deep economic crisis after successive governments racked up debt following the 1975-1990 civil war with little to show for their spending spree. Banks, at the heart of the service economy, are paralyzed. Savers were denied access to dollar accounts or told that the …

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Saudi retailer BinDawood to create unit that will ‘capitalize on investment’

RIYADH: Ronaldo Mouchawar, MENA’s first internet man, may have sold the company he started for $580m, but he has the same drive he had when he joined his first startup 20 years ago. The Syrian entrepreneur built the region’s largest online marketplace, Souq.com, in 2005 and 12 years later sold …

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The UAE just invested $100m in Israel’s tech sector as the two countries grow closer

A major sovereign wealth fund in the United Arab Emirates has invested around $100 million in venture capital firms in Israel’s tech sector, according to people familiar with the investments, a further sign of deepening trade and investment ties between the countries at the forefront of the Abraham Accords. A …

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Saudi fintech investment jumps as regulators set landscape for 2021: Year in review

Saudi Arabia’s ‘Unprecedented Growth’ Expected to Solidify M&A Leader Position in 2022 RIYAD: Saudi Arabia has become one of the most attractive markets for international companies looking for new mergers and acquisitions, and it is expected to maintain its position in 2022. The country’s growth stood at 6.8% for the …

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Saudi Arabia’s ‘Unprecedented Growth’ Expected to Solidify M&A Leader Position in 2022

Saudi Arabia has emerged as one of the most attractive markets for international companies seeking new mergers and acquisitions, and it is expected to maintain its position in 2022. The country’s growth stood at 6.8% for the third quarter. This is due to the growing global demand for crude oil, …

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Rêv & Visit Mexico Establishes Payment and Loyalty Innovation Partnership Focused on Boosting Engagement in Cross-Border Travel | Your money

AUSTIN, Texas and MEXICO CITY – (BUSINESS WIRE) – January 6, 2022– Today, Rêv Worldwide, Inc. (“Rêv”), a global innovation company in payment and loyalty products, and Visit Mexico, Mexico’s official tourism marketing agency, announced a strategic partnership multi-year program aimed at fostering cross-border tourism by leveraging innovative digital products …

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Liquefied Natural Gas Market Size, Scope, Forecast to 2029

New Jersey, United States, – The latest report published by Verified Market Reports shows that the Liquefied natural gas market should experience a sustained pace in the years to come. Analysts looked at market drivers, restrictions, risks and openings in the global market. The Liquefied Natural Gas report shows the …

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The return of the dictatorship in Tunisia? – MIR

Tunisia, the birthplace of the Arab Spring, was one of the few states to have apparently successfully emerged from the Arab Spring protests. The long-standing authoritarian regime was overthrown and a new constitution was adopted. Today, Tunisia is the only democratic country in the Middle East and North Africa, outside …

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Opportunities for impact investors in the MENA region in 2022 – Middle East & Gulf News

Through Alicia Sornson, responsible for programs and partnerships in the MENA region at Capital of the village Not much is certain when it comes to investing, but it’s safe to say that one trend will continue strongly in 2022: an increasing allocation of funds to impact-driven companies. Global impact investing …

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A revised Jordan First policy

After Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990, King Hussein of Jordan denounced US preparations for war against Baghdad, saying the campaign was “against all Arabs and Muslims”. Hussein asserted that the objective of the operation was to “destroy Iraq” and pledged to oppose “foreign hegemony” in the Middle East. Amman’s position …

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Will Egyptian gas to Lebanon end the energy conflict in the eastern Mediterranean? – Middle East Monitor

During the last quarter of 2021, Egypt reached an agreement with Lebanon to export natural gas to the country during the first quarter of 2022. The first time the deal was made public was through the US State Department’s senior adviser on global energy security, Amos Hochstein. His announcement was …

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Investment firm Jared Kushner Affinity raises $ 3 billion in committed funding

WASHINGTON, Dec.23 (Reuters) – Jared Kushner’s global investment firm Affinity Partners has raised more than $ 3 billion in funding from international investors, a person familiar with the effort told Reuters on Thursday. Fund raising. Kushner, a former senior official to former President Donald Trump, married to his daughter, Ivanka, …

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The dangers of broadcasting in Arabic | Ben cohen

It’s been a bad week for German taxpayer-funded public broadcaster Deutsche Welle, stranded by no less than two anti-Semitism scandals involving its Arabic-language service and partners in the Middle East. Like the BBC, Voice of America, France24 and similar channels, DW’s goal is to bring a German perspective to international …

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Saudi, Egyptian foreign ministers and GCC chief focus on peace and security in Gulf region

Frankly speaking: Saudi Ambassador to UN calls for more effort to reveal Houthis’ terrorist role DUBAI: Saudi Arabia is “not convinced” by the arguments put forward by the administration of US President Joe Biden to keep the Houthis of Yemen off the list of international terrorist organizations, the Kingdom’s ambassador …

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Global fears cast a shadow; index drops 188 points, M-cap erodes QR 11 billion

Global apprehensions over the vaccine’s efficacy against the Omicron variant of Covid-19 have impacted the Qatar Stock Exchange, which lost around 188 key index points and QR 11 billion in capitalization this week.Despite the optimistic outlook for local retail investors, the Qatar 20-stock index hit 1.59% this week, however, which …

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Dakar Rally 2022 route unveiled across the Saudi Arabian desert

Greg Norman: Saudi Arabia can become a golf powerhouse through my redesign of the Asian Tour LONDON: When ‘the great white shark’ – aka Greg Norman – sinks his teeth into something, success is guaranteed on and off the golf course. The 66-year-old Australian has won 91 professional tournaments, including …

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Zain presents the first comprehensive digital program to accelerate tech startups

The event brought together Zain senior management and the region’s investment community as well as 25 startups KUWAIT: Zain, the leading digital service provider in Kuwait, presented the region’s first digital video report on startup innovation, concluding the sixth edition of its famous digital startup accelerator program; Zain Great Idea …

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US must lead the way to prevent Sudan from becoming the next Libya

When a post-colonial country with little or no democratic tradition escapes a brutal dictatorship, it rarely becomes a democracy. Instead, he is likely to be faced with political chaos and foreign players scrambling for strategic advantage. This is what happened in Iraq after the fall of Saddam Hussein, and in …

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Arab charity anthem Tomorrow / Bokra relaunched in spirit of unity and hope in MENA region

Quincy Jones said: “Today marks the 10th anniversary of 11/11/11 – A very special day that brought together 24 Arab artists from 16 countries in the Middle East and North Africa, to sing with one voice for a better future. The single was produced in conjunction with my beloved brothers …

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JIN SHA Kong Gu Group: Strategic investment of $ 2 billion

Breadcrumb Links News file Author of the article: Content of the article Dubai, United Arab Emirates – (Newsfile Corp. – November 6, 2021) – At 9 a.m. on the 4th e November 2021 UAE time , JIN SHA Kong Gu Group and Royal Strategic Partners (RSP) held a grand signing …

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First Arabic Edition of 1001 Nights to Print in the Arab World

A selection of rare regional maps, monographs, sketches and written journals additionally offer a fascinating glimpse into life in the Gulf and Levant in the early and mid-20th century, documenting the interactions of Arab nations with the rest of the world. STRONG POINTS INCLUDE: An exceptionally rare first complete edition …

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FII: Bank chiefs and CEOs deliver mixed verdict on cryptocurrency investing

RIYAD: The verdict on cryptocurrency products and funds was mixed as CEOs, central bank chiefs, investors and policymakers exchanged views on the topic on the first day of the Future Investment Forum in the Saudi capital. The three-day forum, which is themed “Investing in Humanity,” includes discussions on artificial intelligence, …

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Pitbull urged to ignore human rights violations in Saudi Arabia

Rapper Pitbull is called a hypocrite after a top performance in Saudi Arabia. Pitbull, hip-hop news, gold school Cuban-American hip-hop artist Pitbull is in the news again, but it’s not for his music. Critics call the top of the charts “On the Floor” for having double standards when it comes …

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Sports washing is a term that explains little and obscures everything

To say the least, a lot has been done about the takeover of Newcastle Untied. After 14 years of discussing the revival among ourselves, I think we all agreed that one day, once that was done, we could finally stop talking about it. Sadly, thanks to national media and Newcastle …

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“SGI signals a new era for humanity”: How the Saudi Green Initiative Forum could change the world

Since the turn of the last century, Saudi Arabia’s image and fortune have been inextricably linked with one element. The discovery and exploitation of petroleum transformed life in Saudi Arabia and placed the country at the forefront of the global petroleum economy. But times have changed over the past two …

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Beginning of the El Gouna film festival in Egypt

© Provided by Xinhua During the El Gouna Film Festival in Egypt, 80 Arab and international films will be screened. HURGHADA, Egypt, Oct.15 (Xinhua) – The fifth edition of the El Gouna Film Festival (GFF) kicked off Thursday evening in the Egyptian resort of El Gouna on the Red Sea. …

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Why Goldman Likes 8 Oil Stocks But Cools Down On Conoco

A Hess gas station Joe Raedle / Getty Images Text size The price of oil keeps rising, and so do the stocks of oil companies. Now some analysts believe the strategy of how to play the rebound is also changing. For much of the past two years, investors and analysts …

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An interview with California Governor Gavin Newsom + Freshman Rep Jake Auchincloss on JI’s podcast

?? Repression : Representatives Tom Malinowski (D-NJ), Maria Elvira Salazar (R-FL), Steve Cohen (D-TN) and Joe Wilson (R-SC) introduced a bill to tackle money laundering in United States by foreign leaders, which they presented in part as a response to the Pandora Papers. Hill Hold-up: Senator Ron Paul’s blocking of …

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The sidelining of Abbas will remove the biggest obstacle to peace

(October 7, 2021 / FLAME) On September 24, Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas told members of the UN General Assembly that he was only giving Israel one year to withdraw from the former Jewish homelands of Judea and Samaria … or he was going to cancel his recognition of the …

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What Kerala can learn from the history of Lebanon’s sectarian politics

In recent weeks, Kerala has seen the spectacle of sections of the clergy and politicians making unfounded allegations that non-Muslim youth are the targets of “love jihad” and “drug jihad”. The language used was clearly aimed at driving a sectarian wedge into a state that boasts centuries of communal harmony. …

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Cygnet InfoTech brings digital invoices

Global tech company Cygnet InfoTech strengthens its presence in the Middle East with the deployment of a digital invoicing platform in Saudi Arabia. Recently accredited by the General Authority of Zakat and Tax (GAZT), Cygnet InfoTech will now offer technical solutions to businesses in Saudi Arabia to help them move …

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Environment and economy can converge

US climate envoy John Kerry joined the ranks of environmental activists when he called for direct action that turns the results of scientific research into policies and plans. This may be true in an ideal world, but the difference between science and public policy is vast, amid the complexities involved. …

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PA urges Sudan to hand over seized assets to Hamas

The Palestinian Authority has called on the Sudanese government to hand over property it seized from Hamas as part of a recent crackdown on the terrorist group. Hussein al-Sheikh, a close friend of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, tweeted on Saturday: “We hope that the brother state of Sudan, which …

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UAE pledges to increase investment in Britain

UK Business Updates Sign up for myFT Daily Digest to be the first in the UK on business news. The United Arab Emirates will announce a sharp increase in investment in the UK as the oil-rich Gulf state expands a multibillion pound partnership with the UK government. UAE and UK …

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A new venue for filmmakers: Saudi Red Sea International Film Festival – culture – Al-Ahram Weekly

The first round of the Saudi Red Sea International Film Festival (RSIFF) will finally take place in the second week of December. Originally scheduled for March 2020, it has been postponed to November 11, 2021 due to the Coronavirus pandemic. It is now postponed to December 6. Initially in conflict …

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Human Rights Commissioner urges Poland to protect rights of trapped migrants

The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights called on Poland to protect the human rights of Afghan migrants stranded on its border with Belarus. The migrants have been camping in the open for two weeks. Poland must take immediate action on the fate of around 25 people stranded at …

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Joint letter: US should condemn Egypt for silencing human rights defenders

We, the undersigned groups, are appalled by the evidence that the Egyptian government and the intelligence apparatus persist in their efforts to silence human rights defenders even beyond Egypt’s borders. We call on the US government to condemn these actions. According to Politico, during a June visit to Washington, DC, …

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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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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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Saudi Arabia: new details of torture allegations disclosed

(Beirut) – New accounts point to alleged torture of prominent political detainees in Saudi prisons, Human Rights Watch said today. Saudi authorities failed to conduct an independent and credible investigation into allegations that Saudi authorities tortured Saudi women’s rights activists and other detainees in early 2018, including with electric shocks, …

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KSA offers incentives for real estate companies to register on Tadawul

BERNE, Switzerland: Global warming was on the international agenda long before the United Nations Framework Conference on Climate Change produced the Kyoto Protocol in 1997, widely regarded as a landmark for the environmental movement. But it was the Paris Agreement, signed by 196 parties at COP21 in December 2015, which …

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14 Chinese companies added to US economic blacklist

BERNE, Switzerland: Global warming was on the international agenda long before the United Nations Framework Conference on Climate Change produced the Kyoto Protocol in 1997, widely regarded as a landmark for the environmental movement. But it was the Paris Agreement, signed by 196 parties at COP21 in December 2015, which …

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The Palestinian people against the PA

The Palestinian people against the PA Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. (AFP / File) The claim that the days of the Palestinian Authority (PA) are numbered has been repeated often recently, especially after the deadly torture last month of Palestinian popular activist Nizar Banat at the hands of PA security personnel …

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Hamas leader in Israel: transfer $ 30 million from Qatar or move towards escalation

Hamas plans to escalate tensions with Israel unless it allows Qatar to transfer $ 30 million to the Gaza Strip to help pay salaries, KAN News reported on Monday. The leader of the terror group in Gaza, Yahya Sinwar, met with UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process …

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Human rights groups urge EU to protect life on sea route from Libya

ANKARA: Turkey, home to the world’s largest refugee population, will celebrate United Nations World Refugee Day on June 20 with a focus on integration under the slogan “Together we heal, learn and shine” . The country is home to 4 million refugees, including around 3.7 million Syrians. Omar Kadkoy, migration …

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American diplomatic perseverance and the survival of the two-state imperative

The latest wave of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has raised the bar in the face of “failures” in the peace process. In the West, the international “consensus” is now called into question on two fronts. First, the process itself is far too slow. Second, ending the two-state process is no longer …

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Singapore VMC to Form New Entity in UAE and Expand Reach of Arab Media Content

The new entity will launch a nine-day event that will include a film festival showcasing films from South Asia and the MENA region. Singapore-based media investment holding company Vistas Media Capital (VMC) announced plans for Middle East expansion in the media and entertainment sector and an investment management initiative for …

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US money funds racist Jewish supremacist settler gangs in Israel, helps fuel anti-Arab violence – RT Op-ed

The latest escalation in the fighting in Palestine / Israel has highlighted the Israeli government’s support for extremist Israeli settler groups, but new information now reveals that American charities are funding them as well. US President Joe Biden has provided consistent diplomatic support to Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing government throughout its …

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Morris Kahn: Israel on the moon in 2024

Israel’s SpaceIL program is on track to launch a second spacecraft to the moon in mid-2024, said Morris Kahn, the 91-year-old entrepreneur who founded the program. Kahn, one of Israel’s most accomplished entrepreneurs and philanthropists, spoke about his vision and achievements at Wednesday’s Global Investment Forum in Dubai, sponsored by …

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Thirtieth Special Session of the Human Rights Council, UNRWA Statement by Gwyn Lewis – Occupied Palestinian Territory

Thirtieth special session of the Human Rights Council on the grave human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, Thursday, May 27, 2021 Statement by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), by Gwyn Lewis, Director of UNRWA West …

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iFX EXPO Dubai: Equiti Capital Brokerage Sales Manager Shares Company Journey to Success

FinanceFeeds traveled to the United Arab Emirates last week to meet with industry leaders for the first time since the pandemic at the iFX EXPO Dubai. Being face to face again was a memorable experience that the participants will live with them for years to come. The Equiti Group team, …

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Saudi port of Jeddah considering three overseas deals worth $ 500 million each

Pandemic has ‘dramatically accelerated’ digital marketing in Saudi Arabia, Facebook executive says DUBAI: Demand for digital marketing has “accelerated dramatically” due to pandemic and Saudi businesses must target new potential customers online to grow and compete, regional head of retail and e-commerce says from Facebook. Anna Germanos, retail and e-commerce …

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With denuclearization stalled, Biden should focus on human rights reform in North Korea

The last weeks joint statement Between President BidenJoe BidenMcGahn to testify next week ahead of a closed-door panel on long-standing bout Biden discusses Israel-Gaza ceasefire, Middle East relations with Egypt’s al-Sisi EU for sanction Belarus for hijacked theft PLUS and Moon Jae-in, President of the Republic of Korea (ROK), opened …

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Egypt receives raw materials to produce Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine – Xinhua English.news.cn

Airport staff unload the first batch of Chinese Sinovac vaccine raw materials from a plane at Cairo International Airport in Cairo, Egypt on May 21, 2021. Egypt received the first batch of raw materials to make Chinese Sinovac vaccine, the Chinese embassy in Egypt said on Sunday. In addition to …

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Suspect arrested in Maywood murder

Ray Hanania is an award-winning columnist, author and former Chicago City Hall reporter (1977-1992). A veteran who served in the Vietnam War and recipient of four SPJ Peter Lisagor Columnist Awards, Hanania writes weekly opinion columns on major American and Chicagoland topics for the Southwest News-Herald, Des Plaines Valley News …

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Coronavirus Becomes World’s Costliest Outbreak With More Than $ 62 Billion, Report Says

The devastating coronavirus has become the costliest epidemic in the world over the past 20 years. According to data collected by Learnbonds.com, the CoronaVirus, which mainly affected China, is expected to cost the country around 2% of GDP in the first quarter of 2020. This equates to $ 62 billion. …

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NATO to send troops to deter Russia, some allies want more – EURACTIV.com

Britain, Germany and the United States on Tuesday (June 14th) put forward plans to lead a new NATO force to the Russian border from next year, but some European allies from the East said the alliance’s efforts must go further to deter Moscow. Weeks ahead of a critical NATO summit …

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