Monthly Archives: December 2016

PPF urges Bahrain to end prosecution of rights’ activist

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) has written a letter to His HM Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of the Kingdom of Bahrain to express its concern over the continued persecution of human rights and free speech defender Najeeb Rajab.

China Opens World’s Highest Bridge

Beijing, China has opened the Beipan River Bridge that links Southwest China’s Guizhou and Yunnan provinces, Xinhua news agency reported.

The bridge is the world’s highest, standing at 565 meters and extending for 1.34 km as it crosses a gorge …

Turkey’s Constitutional Amendment Bill Headed for Parliament Vote

Ankara, The Turkish parliament’s constitutional committee has approved a bill proposing a set of constitutional amendments, including a switch to a presidential system of governance in Turkey.

Backed by the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party’s 316 lawmakers, the bill …

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Venezuela president extends date to use 100-bolivar bills

Venezuela president extends date to use 100-bolivar bills

الجمعه 1438/4/1 هـ الموافق 2016/12/30 م واس

CARACAS, Venezuela, Rabi’II 01, 1438, December 30, 2016, SPA — President Nicolas Maduro has again extended the deadline for Venezuelans to stop using their old

Brazil could simplify oil tax rules as part of broad reform- source

Brazil could simplify oil tax rules as part of broad reform- source

Friday 1438/4/1 – 2016/12/30

BRASILIA, Rabi’II 01, 1438, December 30, 2016, SPA — Brazil’s government is considering simplifying the tax regime of the oil and gas industry as

EU commission approves support measures for Italy’s Monte Paschi bank

Brussels, Rabi’I 30, 1438, December 29, 2016, SPA — The Italian government has received the green light
from European Union authorities to provide liquidity measures for its
ailing lender Monte dei Paschi di Siena (MPS), according to dpa.
The European …