Day: February 26, 2015

Why Saudi Arabia Is on the Defensive (Newsweek)

February 26, 2015

The new king faces demands for more free speech and democracy.Mohamed Alhwaity/Reuters Open Society fellow Madawi al-Rasheed reflects on recent events in Saudi Arabia. King Salman took power in Saudi Arabia on January 23. What is your impression of his attitude toward human rights and reform? Al-Rasheed: King Salman, who served as governor of Riyadh […]

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Middle East & Africa Internal Neurostimulation/Neuromodulation Market is Expected to Reach $6.1 Million by 2019, at a CAGR of 17.9% from 2014 to 2019 (PR Newswire)

February 26, 2015

FORT WORTH, Texas, February 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Medtronic, Inc. (U.S.), St. Jude Medical, Inc. (U.S.), and Boston Scientific, Inc. (U.S) are the leaders in the Saudi Arabia, South Africa, and Turkish neuromodulation market and is expected to lead the market during the period of 2014 to 2019. Founded in 1949, Medtronic, Inc. is the […]

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Bahrain Shias sentenced to death over police killing (Al Jazeera)

February 26, 2015

Supreme criminal court hands down sentences to three men accused of killing policemen in anti-government protests. A Bahraini court has sentenced three Shia Muslims to death and jailed seven others for life after convicting them of killing three policemen in the Sunni-ruled Gulf state last year, prosecutors said. The supreme criminal court also stripped eight […]

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ISIL, CIA, Mossad, Quds Force, etc (Al Jazeera)

February 26, 2015

The rise of ISIL gave a whole new momentum to US, Iranian interventionism in the Middle East. Four years ago, when the Arab Spring blossomed, the US, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and the al-Qaeda network that dominated the Middle East during the previous decade were forced into retreat and retrenchment. US President Barack Obama took the […]

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Saudi Arabia Beheads Drug Smuggler in 33rd Execution of 2015 (Al-Akhbar (Lebanon))

February 26, 2015

Saudi Arabia beheaded a Pakistani convicted of heroin trafficking on Thursday, bringing to 33 the number of death sentences carried out so far in the first two months of the year. Authorities executed Hafiz Wifaq Rasoul Shah in the Muslim holy city of Medina, an interior ministry statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency […]

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Sindhi singer Sadiq Faqir dies in road accident in Saudi Arabia (Pakistan Today)

February 26, 2015

Renowned Sindhi singer Sadiq Faqir died in a road accident in Saudi Arabia, where he went to perform Umrah, on Thursday. He was 48. According to family sources, his wife, four children and cousins were injured in the accident. Faqir held a postgraduate in Sindhi literature and had several Sindhi music albums to his credit. […]

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Transitions: Sindhi singer Sadiq Faqir dies in road accident in Saudi Arabia (The Express Tribune (Pakistan))

February 26, 2015

Renowned Sindhi singer Sadiq Faqir died in a road accident in Saudi Arabia, where he went to perform Umrah, on Thursday. He was 48. According to family sources, his wife, four children and cousins were injured in the accident. Faqir held a postgraduate in Sindhi literature and had several Sindhi music albums to his credit. […]

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'Anyone Disparaging Nigeria's Economic Progress is Living in Denial' (allAfrica.com)

February 26, 2015

Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan on New Media, Reno Omokri, has faulted claims by the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, that Nigeria’s economy is not in good shape. Omokri, took to micro-blogging site-Twitter to debunk the allegation of Gen. Buhari who addressed the Chatham House, London, Thursday. “Facts […]

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