Daily Archives: March 24, 2016

Karadzic convicted of genocide, gets 40-year sentence

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Jumada II 16, 1437, March 25, 2016, SPA — A U.N. war crimes court convicted former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic of genocide and nine other charges on Thursday for orchestrating a campaign of terror that left 100,0…

Moroccan Premier receives Saudi Minister of Justice

Moroccan Premier receives Saudi Minister of Justice
Friday 1437/6/16 – 2016/03/25

Rabat, Jumada II 16, 1437, March 25, 2016, SPA — Moroccan Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane received here on Thursday Saudi Minister of Justice and Chairman o…

Kerry: cooperation between U.S., Russia on Syria led to serious results

WASHINGTON, Jumada II 16, 1437, March 25, 2016, SPA — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday that the cooperation between U.S. and Russia on Syria led to serious results, particularly for the Syrian people.

Speaking during his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin, Kerry said that the serious approach that we (U.S. and Russia) have been able to cooperate on has made a difference to the life of people in Syria and to the possibilities of making progress on peace. “Most observers thought it was impossible to achieve a cessation of hostilities, and because of the cooperation, both political and military, which we have been able to achieve with some effort, this Sunday will mark one month of the cessation”, he said.

“The people of Syria and the people of the region, as a result, have literally been able to taste and smell the possibilities of what it means to have a huge reduction in violence and to receive humanitarian assistance,” Kerry added.

“I know you have ideas and you’ve already made a very critical decision with respect to the drawdown of your forces in Syria. And we obviously also have some ideas for how we can now most effectively make progress in Geneva and begin the very serious and difficult work of the transition,” he said.

–SPA
01:42 LOCAL TIME 22:42 GMT

Deputy Crown Prince receives phone call from U.S. Secretary of Defense

Riyadh, Jumada II 16, 1437, March 25, 2016, SPA — Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Second Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, received on Thursday a telephone call from U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter.Durin…

$4 billion redevelopment of aging LaGuardia Airport approved

$4 billion redevelopment of aging LaGuardia Airport approved

الجمعه 1437/6/16 هـ الموافق 2016/03/25 م واس

NEW YORK, Jumada II 16, 1437, March 25, 2016, SPA — The agency that controls New York City-area airports has approved a $4 billion redevelopment of aging LaGuardia Airport, according to AP.

The approval came after an often rancorous board meeting Thursday in which board members sparred over how much the project will cost and how it will be managed.

A newspaper report this week claimed it will cost $5 billion.

The executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey criticized the report. Pat Foye says it counts money spent years ago on projects unrelated to a new terminal. Foye was appointed by Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

–SPA
00:34 LOCAL TIME 21:34 GMT

New Ebola outbreak in Guinea, health officials confirm

Dakar, Jumada II 16, 1437, March 25, 2016, SPA — Guinea is experiencing a new Ebola outbreak, with five cases registered in the south-east since March 17, health officials said Thursday, according to dpa.Four of the victims have died, national Ebola c…

Volkswagen gets a month for plan on diesel emissions fix

SAN FRANCISCO, Jumada II 16, 1437, March 25, 2016, SPA — Volkswagen and government regulators must present a detailed plan within a month on getting nearly 600,000 diesel cars to comply with clean air laws or risk the possibility of a trial this summe…

Train collides with tanker in Minnesota; town evacuated

CALLAWAY, Minn., Jumada II 16, 1437, March 25, 2016, SPA — Authorities have evacuated a town in northwestern Minnesota after a freight train collided with a propane truck that caught fire, according to AP.State Patrol Sgt. Jesse Grabow says it happene…