Daily Archives: March 18, 2016

Burundi releases 41 people accused of protesting against president

Bujumbura, Jumada II 09, 1437, March 18, 2016, SPA — A Burundian court on Friday released 41 young people suspected of protesting against President Pierre Nkurunziza in the first release of alleged demonstrators since the east African country was plun…

GCC Secretary General Hails Efforts of Qatar's Emir to Release Djiboutian Captives, in Eritrea

GCC Secretary General Hails Efforts of Qatar’s Emir to Release Djiboutian Captives, in Eritrea

السبت 1437/6/10 هـ الموافق 2016/03/19 م واس

Riyadh, Jumada II 09, 1437, March 18, 2016, SPA — GCC Secretary General Dr. Abdullatif Al Zayani praised the efforts of Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, Emir of Qatar to release a number of captives from Djibouti held, in Eritrea.

In a press statement issued here today, the Secretary General expressed appreciation and pride of the GCC countries of the Emir’s efforts, in this regard.
–SPA
02:14 LOCAL TIME 23:14 GMT

Saudi Arabia Regrets Situation Faced by Women, in Palestinian Territories, Syria

United Nations, Jumada II 10, 1437, Mar 19, 2016, SPA — Saudi Arabia regretted the current situation still faced by women in many parts of the world from, and in particular in the occupied Palestinian territories, the risks to the Palestinian women fr…

Senior UK minister resigns over planned welfare cuts -reports

Senior UK minister resigns over planned welfare cuts -reports
Saturday 1437/6/10 – 2016/03/19

LONDON, Jumada II 09, 1437, March 18, 2016, SPA — Britain’s Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith resigned on Friday citing concerns about …

Obama invites Nordic leaders to White House summit

Washington, Jumada II 09, 1437, March 18, 2016, SPA — U.S. President Barack Obama has invited the leaders of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland to the White House to discuss a range of issues, including terrorism and the migration crisis, th…

Venezuelan leader flies to Cuba ahead of Obama visit

Venezuelan leader flies to Cuba ahead of Obama visit
Saturday 1437/6/10 – 2016/03/19

HAVANA, Jumada II 10, 1437, March 19, 2016, SPA — Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro flew to Cuba on Friday for a day of high-level meetings and ceremonies …

Asylum guarantees must prevail under EU-Turkey deal -UNHCR

GENEVA, Jumada II 09, 1437, March 18, 2016, SPA — Greece’s capacity to receive people and assess asylum claims must be strengthened for the deal between the EU and Turkey to work while Turkey must give a fair and timely review to those needing protect…

Niger opposition group calls for boycott of run-off vote

NIAMEY, Jumada II 09, 1437, March 18, 2016, SPA — An opposition coalition in Niger says it will boycott a run-off election on Sunday it says is tainted by fraud and called on its supporters not to vote, paving the way for President Mahamadou Issoufou …