Day: March 5, 2015

Over 1.4 Million Candidates for Computer-Based UTME (allAfrica.com)

March 5, 2015

A TOTAL of 1,475,477 candidates, including 208 inmates from Kaduna and Ikoyi prisons, will write this year’s computer-based Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has confirmed. This year’s UTME is scheduled to hold between March 10 and 21 across 400 centres in the country and seven foreign countries, including […]

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Russian tycoon says $100 oil may return (China Daily)

March 5, 2015

When Leonid Fedun first studied the oil market in 1978, he was a young officer in the Red Army asked to research the impact of prices on NATO forces. More than three decades later, the billionaire shareholder in Russia’s second-largest oil company is still at it. Fedun, 58 and vice-president of OAO Lukoil, says crude […]

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Pressure points (Al-Ahram Weekly (Egypt))

March 5, 2015

Al-Shater Recent developments suggest the possibility of a thaw in relations between the state and political Islam. President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi recently met with three members of the Dissident Muslim Brothers, a breakaway group from the Muslim Brotherhood.There is also a reconciliation initiative, proposed by Tarek Al-Bishri, between the government and the Muslim Brotherhood. The legal […]

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Nawaz, King Salman vow to strengthen ties in diverse fields (Daily Balochistan Express (Pakistan))

March 5, 2015

Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif and King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on Wednesday emphasized the importance of PakistanSaudi relations and vowed to strengthen them further in various fields. The two leaders held extensive talks covering bilateral relations, and regional and international issues here at the King’s Palace in the Saudi capital. Prime Minister Nawaz […]

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Rare gesture: Royal reception for PM in Riyadh (The Express Tribune (Pakistan))

March 5, 2015

vg Leaving aside protocol norms and as a special gesture, Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud turned up along with his entire cabinet at the King Khalid International Airport to receive Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who arrived in the oil-rich kingdom on a three-day official visit on Wednesday.Also present at the airport were Crown […]

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PM, Saudi King vow to strengthen relations (Dawn (Pakistan))

March 5, 2015

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud emphasised on Wednesday the importance of PakistanSaudi relations and vowed to strengthen them in various fields. The two leaders held extensive talks at the King’s Palace, covering bilateral relations, and regional and international issues. The prime minister, who arrived here in the afternoon on […]

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Changing relations (Al-Ahram Weekly (Egypt))

March 5, 2015

King Salman with Erdogan In fewer than 15 months, the late Saudi monarch, King Abdullah, visited Turkey twice, signalling the close ties between the two countries.The first visit was in August 2006, when he was greeted by then Turkish president Ahmet Necdet Sezer. It was the first official trip by a Saudi monarch to Turkey […]

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Dreams of a united Arab defence (Al-Ahram Weekly (Egypt))

March 5, 2015

Al-Sisi during a meeting with King Salman President Al-Sisi’s succinct and unequivocal answers to three questions put to him by the London-based Sharq Al-Awsat newspaper on the eve of his visit to Saudi Arabia last week delineate Egypt’s ambition to create an Arab antiterrorist force.The first question concerned how to combat the terrorist Islamic State […]

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