Day: February 18, 2015

US to allow sales of armed drones to allies (Al Jazeera)

February 18, 2015

The Obama administration approves export policy which will now allow it to sell military and commercial drones. The US government has established a policy for exports of military and commercial drones, including armed ones, and said it plans to work with other countries to shape global standards for the use of the controversial weapons systems. […]

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CHRISTOPHER HARPER: Citizen journalist scoops war news from home in England (The Washington Times)

February 18, 2015

ANALYSIS/OPINION: As Syria and Iraq have become increasingly dangerous for reporters, a citizen journalist has provided extraordinary information from his laptop in England about what is happening in the Middle East and in other dangerous locales, such as Ukraine. Without any journalistic training, Eliot Higgins, who lives in Leicester, has scored some big scoops, including […]

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JI-called APC for int'l law to protect religions (The Nation (Pakistan))

February 18, 2015

The allparty conference, led by JamaateIslami, Tuesday blamed the West for waging sentimental war on Muslims. Dozens of political and religious parties, including PMLN, PPP and PTI alleged that Western countries were behind the repeated move of blasphemy urging unity among Muslims. A committee comprising JI’s Liaqat Baloch, PMLN’s Saad Rafique, PTI’s MehmoodurRasheed, JuD’s Hafiz […]

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Parties condemn attack (Dawn (Pakistan))

February 18, 2015

The terrorist attack on a police centre in the city resulting in several deaths and injuries has been widely condemned by all segments of society. Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif strongly condemned the suicide blast and sought a report from the inspector general of police. He also expressed sorrow and grief over the loss of lives […]

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DOH to the families of OFWs: Avoid 'fiesta-like' airport welcome (Philippines News Agency)

February 18, 2015

The Department of Health (DOH) is discouraging “fiestalike” way of welcoming back returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) at the airport as a preventive approach to limit the number of people that may possibly be exposed to infectious diseases. According to DOH spokesperson Dr. Lyndon LeeSuy, there is a need to remind the families and friends […]

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Registration for female overseas job-seekers soon (The Financial Express (Bangladesh))

February 18, 2015

The government will launch a registration programme exclusively for female overseas job seekers shortly after growing demand from different countries, said expatriates’ welfare minister Tuesday. He, however, said the government has not launched any separate registration programme for Saudi bound job seekers, rather it is continuing the enrolment for all the relevant destinations. Following a […]

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Wella Professionals Launch Wella Learning Academy (The Financial Daily (Pakistan))

February 18, 2015

Abudawood Pakistan Wella Professionals Division launched its first ever learning academy in Pakistan. Wella started off with a strong heritage of outstanding leadership in the salon industry. For over 125 years, Wella Professionals has perfected the science and beauty of hair; alongside, working with scientists and colorists worldwide to drive innovation and inspiration for salon […]

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US, Turkey Near Deal to Train Syrian Rebels Ahead of Riyadh Anti-ISIS Talks (Al-Akhbar (Lebanon))

February 18, 2015

The United States and Turkey have reached a tentative agreement to train and equip so-called moderate Syrian opposition fighters and expect to sign the pact soon, US and Turkish officials said on Tuesday with Ankara predicting a signing in days. The agreement comes ahead of talks on Wednesday in the Saudi capital Riyadh between military […]

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