politics

Dissent Stifled, Not Crushed, in Turkish Ruling Party as PM Exits

By Orhan Coskun and Ercan Gurses ANKARA, May 9 – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan may have stamped his authority on the ruling AK Party with the exit of Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, but the move has pushed dissent underground rather than cementing unity in its ranks. Davutoglu’s announcement that he will not run again for

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Can Imams Drive Action on Climate Change in Pakistan?

By Saleem Shaikh ISLAMABAD, March 31 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Imams and other religious leaders are an under-used means of pushing action to combat climate change, experts and religious scholars say. Religious leaders have the moral standing to call on people and businesses to consider the environmental impact of their activities and take a bigger

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Twin Bomb Blasts Kill 46, Injure 100 in Syria’s Homs

BEIRUT, Feb 21  -The death toll from two bomb blasts in the Syrian city of Homs on Sunday reached 46 including at least 28 civilians, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, with state media confirming the deadly attacks. At least 100 others were wounded by the explosions in the city centre’s Zahra district, the

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UAE Billionaire Says Gulf Money Would Quit U.S. if Trump Wins

By Hadeel Al Sayegh DUBAI, Jan 14 – Gulf Arabs could pull billions in investment money from the United States if Donald Trump wins the presidency later this year, billionaire UAE businessman Khalaf Al Habtoor told Reuters. Trump, front-runner to be the Republican presidential candidate, triggered outrage around the world when he advocated a temporary

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India’s Modi Struggles to Find Replacements for Cabinet Overhaul

By Rupam Jain Nair and Rajesh Kumar Singh NEW DELHI, Dec 30 – After a drubbing in a state poll in November, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to overhaul his cabinet to weed out underperformers and improve his government’s image. Problem is, several sources said, he can’t find the right replacements. As New Delhi

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Politics

YEMEN AT WAR:Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi returned from exile after six months, following a Saudi led intervention to stave off Houthi control. Social Streams

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Israeli Forces Fatally Shoot Two Palestinians

JERUSALEM, Dec 27 – Israeli security forces said they shot dead two Palestinian assailants on Saturday in separate incidents in Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank, as 12 weeks of heightened violence showed no sign of abating. Since the start of October, Israeli forces or armed civilians have killed at least 128 Palestinians, 79 of

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