Day: March 24, 2015

Yemen: Hadi forces push Houthis back from Aden (GlobalPost)

March 24, 2015

ADEN, Yemen — Forces loyal to Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi drove Houthi fighters from two towns they had seized hours earlier on Tuesday, residents said, apparently checking an advance by the Shi’ite fighters toward his refuge in Aden. But other Houthi units overnight entered the Red Sea port of al-Mukha, security officials and residents […]

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S. Arabia deports 0.3m (Dawn (Pakistan))

March 24, 2015

About 300,000 foreigners have been deported from Saudi Arabia over the past five months, Saudi newspapers have quoted the authorities concerned as saying. More than 15,000 foreigners residing here illegally are reported to be in detention centres awaiting deportation. Saudi Arabia has an expatriate population of roughly nine million with the countrys total population being […]

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Non-availability of seats in Business Class irks PIA engineers (Business Recorder (Pakistan))

March 24, 2015

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) appears uncertain about abolishing intransigence from its highly privileged staff pilots and engineers, causing besmirch to the airline. This was the second time during last 45 days, when aircraft engineers left the insolvent national flag carrier in a fit of pique by refusing to perform duty in PK759 (LahoreJeddah) over nonavailability […]

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Rebound in oil price to $100 seen unlikely by Saudis amid shale surge (China Daily)

March 24, 2015

Oil won’t rebound to $100 a barrel because increased prices would draw more shale and other output from higher-cost producers to the market, said Mohammed al-Madi, Saudi Arabia’s governor to OPEC. “It will be difficult to reach $100 or $120 another time,” al-Madi said at a conference in Riyadh on Sunday. “This will let the […]

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Brent Crude Falls As Global Supply Seen Increasing (Investor's Business Daily)

March 24, 2015

Brent crude dropped for the first time in three days on concern a global supply glut will persist. Saudi Arabia, the world’s biggest exporter, is pumping about 10 million barrels a day, close to the record output in 2013. U.S. crude stockpiles rose for an 11th week through March 20, a Bloomberg News survey showed […]

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R. EMMETT TYRRELL: Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi challenges Islam's archaic ways (The Washington Times)

March 24, 2015

By R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.   What do you know – the world’s leading reformer of Islam is turning out to be a general. He is not a learned mullah. He is not a suicide bomber. He does not even have a weaponized bicycle. He is Egypt’s Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi who, somewhat reminiscent of our […]

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UN Rights Council – Voting Records Exposed – Analysis of Members That Protected Rights – or Didn't [press release] (allAfrica.com)

March 24, 2015

The records of United Nations Human Rights Council members in addressing egregious rights violations in individual countries are scrutinized in the updated “VotesCount” website, Human Rights Watch announced today. The website shines a spotlight on the votes taken by members of the council on situations in individual countries during 2014. “Countries often hide behind their […]

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Polycom Mena Partner Event Set for Nairobi in April (allAfrica.com)

March 24, 2015

Kenya is among five countries hosting the Polycom MENA Partner conference this year, a move which will see this conference hosted in six countries for the first time. Held annually, the conference kicks off in Dubai, on March 18 and 19, 2015 while Nairobi will host its leg of the conference on April 29, 2015. […]

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