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Rudy Giuliani's world of rhetorical poison | Editorial (NJ.com)

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The former New York City mayor regards himself and an expert on patriotism For too many chat show windbags, patriotism is expressed though flag-fondling and mindless rhetoric. But you’d think a former leader of a great city would be able to form a more cogent description. Rudy Giuliani doesn’t even try anymore. The former mayor
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Disillusioned by ISIL: Saudi preacher reveals group's takfiri approach (Al-Shorfa)

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During a February 2nd appearance on the ‘Humumuna’ programme on Saudi state television, Maneh Nasser al-Maneh shared his personal experience with ISIL in Syriaand cautioned Saudi youth against joining the group. [Screenshot from Saudi state television] A well-known Saudi preacher who returned to the kingdom after defecting from the “Islamic State of Iraq and the
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Saudi Arabia considering 'conservative' dress code for female anchors (Pakistan Today)

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SAUDI ARABIA: According to a report in Al-Arabiya,female television anchors in Saudi Arabia may soon have to follow a uniform conservative dress code, requiring them to cover their heads. The king’s advisory body, the Shoura Council, is reviewing a proposal from General Commission for Audiovisual Media calling for a conservative dress code for women when
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Appointment (The News Today (Bangladesh))

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To reach specialist medical care to the people’s doorstep an announcement was made on 27 July, 2014 for of 513 doctors to Upazila Health Complexes As a noncadre doctor, who has been deprived of promotion, I was eager to serve in the Upazillas. But before I joined, our was kept in abeyance by another newspaper
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Ex-envoys for considering their security issues (The Financial Express (Bangladesh))

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Expressing their concern over the latest move to send female workers to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), a number of former diplomats have suggested that government should take their security issues into consideration before sending the women there. The diplomats who worked at Bangladesh embassy in Saudi Arabia also emphasised the need for exporting
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Medview Boss Decries Govt Policy On Foreign Airlines (allAfrica.com)

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The CEO of Medview Airline, Alhaji Muneer Bankole has condemned the policy of the federal government that encourages foreign airlines to have multiple entries into Nigeria, thereby denying domestic carriers the opportunity to code-share or engage in any partnership with the international carriers. Such partnerships would enhance technical and other supports from international operators who
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FASTSIGNS® CEO Catherine Monson Receives Advocacy Award from the International Franchise Association (IFA) (PR Newswire)

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CARROLLTON, Texas, Feb. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Catherine Monson, CEO of FASTSIGNS International, Inc., was honored as the first ever recipient of the International Franchise Association’s “FAN of the Year Award” for her dedication and efforts to protect, promote and enhance the franchise industry. Monson was presented the award on Feb. 18 at the IFA’s 55
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Fullbridge Leverages 3Pillar Global's Expertise and Experience for Platform Development (PR Newswire)

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Dynamic online education platform selects software product development leader for insight and strategic direction in agile development, quality assurance and testing FAIRFAX, Va., Feb. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ —  3Pillar Global, a leading developer of innovative, revenue-generating software products, has provided strategic direction and guidance for the development of the Fullbridge platform, a dynamic online software
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5 co-passengers of nurse with MERS-CoV identified, traced in Zamboanga City (Philippines Daily Inquirer)

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The city health office here on Thursday announced that it has identified five coplane passengers of the Filipino nurse, who earlier tested positive for the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus (MERSCoV). The plane boarded by the nurse, the Saudia Airlines’ flight 850, arrived in the country from Saudi Arabia on February 5. “We had
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After the constitutional declaration (Al-Ahram Weekly (Egypt))

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Forces loyal to Yemen’s former president seized government build an armed Houthi Shia Yemeni stands guard outside the Republican Palace in Sanaa In another shocking development after the Houthi power grab in Yemen, the movement issued a constitutional declaration 6 February to dissolve parliament and form an interim national council of 551 members to elect
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U.N. Security Council OKs resolution against Yemen rebels (The Washington Times)

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) – The United Nations Security Council on Sunday unanimously adopted a resolution demanding that Shiite rebels immediately relinquish control of Yemen’s government in a crisis that has pushed the Arab world’s poorest country near collapse. Arab countries have been pressing for the use of military force against what they call the rebel
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No democracy without security (Al-Ahram Weekly (Egypt))

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The bloody carnage by the Islamic State (IS) continues in Iraq, and the United States and its allies are adding to the bloodshed by bombing areas under IS control. We should ask ourselves how this terrible situation has come about.Two important factors have contributed to the tragedy in Iraq. One is the internal factors within
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Operation Derna (Al-Ahram Weekly (Egypt))

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Al-Sisi heads the National Defence Council meeting on Sunday The posting of a video showing the beheading of 21 Egyptians at the hands of the so-called Islamic State (IS) in Libya prompted an immediate meeting of the National Defence Council to decide how to respond. It didn’t take long.On Monday Egyptian planes carried out air
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Report highlights global disparities in trademark law (Inside Counsel)

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Protecting intellectual property rights on an international scale is a constant focus for government entities and businesses alike as trademark laws vary widely from country to country. The disparate nature of global intellectual property laws makes a tricky-to-navigate environment for businesses doing work with foreign firms. The Trademark Working Group has released its 2015 Global
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COMEX 2015 TO FOCUS ON FIBRE OPTICS (Muscat Daily)

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Oman International Trade & Exhibition’s COMEX 2015 will focus on new and emerging trends in the IT, telecommunications and technology space, one of these being fibre optics. Oman Fibre Optics (OFO), a leading manufacturer of fibre optics in the region, has signed up as the Platinum sponsor of the event. OFO deploys stateoftheart technology to
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EIA Oil Supply Data, More Capex Cuts Ease API Shock (Investor's Business Daily)

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 View Enlarged Image The Energy Information Administration reported U.S. crude stockpiles above analyst expectations Thursday, but the report wasn’t as shocking as the American Petroleum Institute’s late Wednesday. The EIA said U.S. crude-oil stockpiles rose 7.7 million barrels for the week ended Feb. 13. Late Wednesday, the American Petroleum Institute said U.S. crude-oil supplies jumped by 14.3
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Saudi officials ask PIA to clear dues (Dawn (Pakistan))

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Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Civil Aviation (Gaca) has warned that PIA’s summer schedule will not be approved if its air navigation invoice of 11 million riyals is not cleared. In a letter to the PIA management, Gaca has stressed the need for early settlement of the dues. In case of nonpayment, it says, it
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Mecca conference seeks to define terrorism (Al-Shorfa)

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The Global Islamic Counter-Terrorism Conference, set to open in Saudi Arabia on Sunday (February 22nd), will seek to agree on a clear definition of terrorism, Saudi Arabia’s Okaz daily reported Thursday. Conference participants will discuss the root causes of terrorism and will formulate a comprehensive plan to combat it, said Muslim World League secretary general
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Saudi Arabia considers 'conservative' dress code for female anchors (The Express Tribune (Pakistan))

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Female television anchors in Saudi Arabia may soon have to follow a uniform conservative dress code requiring them to cover their heads. The king’s advisory body, the Shoura Council, is reviewing a proposal from General Commission for Audiovisual Media calling for a conservative dress code for women when appearing in the media, according to Al
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No need to rush for KSA job registration (The News Today (Bangladesh))

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After several thousand people signed up for jobs in Saudi Arabia last week following an advertisement, the expatriates’ welfare and overseas Employment minister yesterday clarified that there was no need to rush for registration now and that the government would open online registration only for females seeking jobs as domestic helps in the Kingdom soon.
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US to allow sales of armed drones to allies (Al Jazeera)

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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)

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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))

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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))

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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)

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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))

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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))

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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))

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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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Diplomatic Activity Portends “Coup” in Saudi Foreign Relations (Al-Akhbar (Lebanon))

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Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Abdullatif al-Zayani attends an extraordinary GCC meeting of foreign ministers, on February 14, 2015, in the Saudi capital Riyadh. AFP/Fayez Nureldine Riyadh has seen a flurry of diplomatic activity from the Gulf in the past few days amid talk of changes in Saudi foreign policy under King
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Attock Cement (Business Recorder (Pakistan))

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Pakistan Limited (ACPL) is a public limited company that has been listed on the country’s main bourse since 2002, although its presence in the country dates back considerably having been set up in 1981. As its name suggests, the company’s primary business is the production and distribution of cement. The company emerged as a result
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LIBYA – Can Egypt drag Europe into a new Libyan intervention? (France 24)

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The drums for an international military intervention in Libya against the Islamic State (IS) group are beating from Cairo to Rome. But four years after a NATO-led intervention toppled Muammar Gaddafi, is the West ready for another Libyan mission? Egyptians woke up Monday to blanket coverage of their country’s latest version of shock and awe,
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The great treasure hunt this time leading to Chiniot (Business Recorder (Pakistan))

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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif announced at an impressive ceremony last week at Chiniot that abundance of gold and copper deposits have been found in search of iron, hoping that the same would go a long way in bringing prosperity to the country and changing its destiny. The presence of iron
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Delta CEO Links Gulf Carriers To Sept. 11 Attacks (International Business Times)

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Delta Air Lines CEO Richard Anderson appeared on CNN Monday, linking Persian Gulf carriers Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.CNN Update 4:45 p.m. EST: Delta Air Lines responded to International Business Times’s request for clarification after this story had been published. Spokeswoman Betsy Talton said this in a statement
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Trinidad Drilling announces cuts in 2015 capital guidance and operational update (PR Newswire)

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/NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO UNITED STATES NEWSWIRE SERVICES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES./ TSX SYMBOL: TDG CALGARY, Feb. 17, 2015 /CNW/ – Trinidad Drilling Ltd. (“Trinidad” or “the Company”) announced today that it expects to spend approximately $175 million in capital expenditures in 2015. This includes capital for the completion of previously-announced new builds
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Indian Prime Minister Responds To Attacks On Christians (International Business Times)

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks at the inaugural session of Re-Invest 2015, the first Renewable Energy Global Investors Meet & Expo, in New Delhi, on Feb. 15, 2015. Modi has made renewable energy a priority for his administration, as he looks to capitalize on the falling cost of solar power and address India’s chronic
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40,000 Copies of Holy Quran Distributed to Various Beneficiaries (allAfrica.com)

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Jamaatu Salam, a charitable and non-profit organization based in The Gambia over the weekend handed over 40, 000 copies of the Holy Quran to various beneficiaries across the country and beyond. One thousand copies were presented to the Gambia leader, as a result of the love that he has for the people by organizing quranic
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Julie Endee, Others Honored (allAfrica.com)

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Liberia’s traditional Queen, Amb. Julie Endee of the Liberia Crusaders for Peace over the weekend received the most innovative person of the year award from the Gender International Magazine Publications and Resource Center at the Mamba Point Hotel in Monrovia. According to the organizing committee chair, Mildred Dean, Ambassador Endee was honored for her invaluable
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FBI's most wanted cyber criminal arrested in Karachi (The Frontier Post (Pakistan))

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The Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) cyber crime wing of Karachi on Saturday arrested two high profile cyber criminals wanted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and counted amongst the top 10 most wanted cyber criminals by the US. According to the FBI website, Noor Aziz Uddin and Farhan Arshad who have a bounty of
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International Coalition to Meet in Saudi Arabia over ISIS (Arutz Sheva)

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Military chiefs from around the world will gather in the Saudi capital on Wednesday to assess the battle against Islamic State extremists, diplomatic sources told AFP. The two-day meeting, a followup to earlier talks, will gather “all the countries that are involved” in the United States-led fight against ISIS, including Gulf nations, one of the
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Silk Road Fund to aid long-term projects (China Daily)

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Central bank chief: Common growth, mutual benefit to direct spending The Silk Road Fund will target medium- and long-term projects that have strategic significance to support the “One Belt, One Road” initiative, said People’s Bank of China Governor Zhou Xiaochuan. President Xi Jinping said on Nov 8 that China will contribute $40 billion to set
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Analysis: Can Houthis withstand the isolation? (Al Jazeera)

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Houthis will only bow to international pressure if massive and widespread popular protests rise up against them. The closure of foreign embassies in Sanaa during the past two weeks – including the embassies of key state players such as the United States, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates – has put the Houthis under
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Paris Gallery is a Winner of Global Brands Magazine Awards 2014 (PR Newswire)

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Paris Gallery named Best Luxury Retail Brand in the Middle East for 2014. DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — [ London, United Kingdom] – Paris Gallery, the premier luxury retailer in the Middle East, was the recipient of the “Best Luxury Retail Brand in the Middle East” for the year 2014. The
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Asia Medical Tourism Analysis & Forecast (PR Newswire)

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NEW YORK, Feb. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Medical tourism is now a popular term globally and it has whole new different meaning to different countries.For Americans it means saving on medical expenses. Here the lower income group or middle income group not covered with medical insurance goes for medical tourism.For Canadians and Europeans it means
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IT Market in Saudi Arabia 2015-2019 with HP, IBM, Microsoft & Oracle Dominating (PR Newswire)

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DUBLIN, Feb .16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ –Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/x98n92/it_market_in) has announced the addition of the “IT Market in Saudi Arabia 2015-2019” report to their offering. The IT Market in Saudi Arabia to grow at a CAGR of 6.10% over the period 2014-2019IT is an integrated platform that encompasses hardware, software, and services. IT departments
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Job 1 for petroleum students: Find work (The Washington Times)

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LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) – They’ve been told to not worry – there will be jobs – but they worry anyway. Andrews Owusu, of Ghana, a senior in petroleum engineering at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and Garrett Carter, a junior from Hattiesburg, Mississippi, are both feeling the pressure of an uncertain job market in
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Saudi Arabia Beheads 2 Alleged Murderers, Marking 31st Execution of 2015 (Al-Akhbar (Lebanon))

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Two Saudis condemned to death for murder in separate cases were beheaded by the sword in Riyadh Sunday, taking to 31 the number of executions in the kingdom this year. Interior ministry statements published by the official SPA news agency said that both Nawaf al-Shemmari and Saad al-Houzaimi had been found guilty of stabbing relatives.
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AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EST (The Washington Times)

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Danish sources name Copenhagen gunman, say he got out of jail about 2 weeks ago COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) – The Danish gunman who attacked a free-speech seminar and a synagogue in Copenhagen was released about two weeks ago from a jail where he may have been radicalized while serving time for a vicious stabbing. As
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Nawaz's 'behaviour' (Dawn (Pakistan))

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NAWAZ Sharif’s behaviour during his current stint in power, dashing off on foreign tours even at times of a crisis, shows he still isn’t taking his responsibilities to the nation seriously enough. A couple of weeks back, he had again gone for Umrah. Somebody should tell him that the rights of the people (HuqooqulIbad) are
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Ex ISI chief says Iran strong wall against Daesh (Pakistan Today)

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Former Pakistan Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) director general believes that Iran is a “strong wall” against the terrorist group Daesh and the group could never find its way to South Asia through Iran. Lt Gen (r) Hamid Gul, who served as the ISI DG between 1987 and 1989, talking to IRAN on Sunday, said, “There is
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Dokubo-Asari Insists – Jonathan Will Win Presidential Poll (allAfrica.com)

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He has remained optimistic about the second term of President Goodluck Jonathan even before this time. Now, with the time ticking closer to the presidential election, he appears firmer in his conviction. There is nothing anybody says that will make him to believe otherwise. Not even the “fireworks” from the opposition. He picks hole in
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Lebanon marks anniversary of Hariri's death (Al Jazeera)

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Rafik al-Hariri’s son, Saad makes rare visit to Lebanon to mark 10 years since his influential father was assassinated. Lebanese political leaders and supporters of the March 14 movement are due to participate in a commemoration ceremony in Beirut to mark 10 years since the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri. On February 14,
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Today's letters: Overriding the laws and customs of our country (National Post)

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Re: Veiled Swearing-In ‘Not How We Do Things:’ PM, Feb. 13. How badly does Zunera Ishaq want Canadian citizenship? Not badly enough, it seems, to show the slightest flexibility in the practice of her religious beliefs, even for the few minutes it takes to attend the ceremony and swear the oath of allegiance. That’s the
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AGP re-elected governing board member of ASOSAI (Daily Balochistan Express (Pakistan))

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The Auditor General of Pakistan has been reelected as Governing Board Member of Asian Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (ASOSAI) for further three year (201518) term. The Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) of 13 countries contested the election for six vacant seats of ASOSAI Governing Board, according to a statement here Friday. The Election was held
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Bahraini: Police, Protesters Clash on Fourth Anniversary of Uprising (Al-Akhbar (Lebanon))

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A Bahraini protester prepares to throw back a tear gas canister during clashes with police following a demonstration on February 13, 2015, to mark the fourth anniversary of the Bahraini uprising and against the recent arrest of Sheikh Ali Salman, head of the al-Wefaq opposition movement, in Salman’s home village of Bilad al-Qadeem on the
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Lawan Gambo – My Brother Sacked Me From Office As LG Chairman [interview] (allAfrica.com)

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Simple, solemn and straightforward, he sits in the cold embrace of that morning’s harmattan breeze along with other people. They have come to discuss with him issues affecting the state’s polity. He kindly gestures, speaks softly with a sincere smile forming on his face. Magnanimous and mature, he sees politics as an opportunity to serve
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Saudis evacuate embassy staff from Yemen (Al Jazeera)

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Kingdom is the first Arab country to evacuate embassy staff from Sanaa after Houthis took over government in a coup. Saudi Arabia has suspended operations at its embassy in Yemen, and evacuated its staff due to the deteriorating situation in the capital, Sanaa, controlled by the Houthi rebels, the foreign ministry has said. “Due to
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One in Four Young Saudis at Risk of Heart Attack, Study Warns (Newsweek)

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Saudi Civil Defence members use a forklift to move Khaled Mohsen Shaeri, 20, from his house in the Saudi city of Jizan, and to be airlifted to the capital Riyadh for medical treatmentFaisal Al Nasse/REUTERS Young people in Saudi Arabia are a “generation of electronic potatoes” and one in four are destined to suffer potentially
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YEMEN – Saudi Arabia evacuates embassy staff from Yemen (France 24)

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Saudi Arabia has joined Western states in evacuating diplomatic staff from Yemen after a power grab by the Shiite Houthi militia earlier this month. French, British and US embassy staff were also urged to leave this week. The move reflects the hostility of Yemen’s majority Sunni neighbours towards the Iranian-backed Houthis.Riyadh has suspended all work
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Funding for madressahs (Business Recorder (Pakistan))

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Foreign funding for education is not confined to the religious schools; others too receive foreign aid, assistance and scholarships. The issue of national concern therefore should be whether or not foreign funding reaching the madressahs its recipients are not many as public perception, wrongly, tends to suggest is being used to nurture sectarian extremism and
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Mostly old faces awarded PML-N ticket for Senate (Dawn (Pakistan))

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It seems that old faces are set to return to the upper house of parliament on PMLN ticket. That is the impression the ruling party gave when it made public its candidates for the coming Senate polls on Wednesday. The list of 24 candidates contains names of a number of people who had lost the
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