Daily Archives: July 25, 2017

‫مؤسَّسة محمد بن راشد آل مكتوم للمعرفة تفتح باب الترشُّح لجائزة محمد بن راشد آل مكتوم للمعرفة 2017

دبي 23يوليو 2017 : تحت رعاية سمو الشيخ أحمد بن محمد بن راشد آل مكتوم، رئيس مؤسَّسة محمد بن راشد آل مكتوم للمعرفة، رئيس مجلس أمناء جائزة محمد بن راشد آل مكتوم للمعرفة، أعلنت المؤسَّسة عن فتح باب الترشُّح للجائزة، التي تهدف إلى تكريم أصحاب الإسهامات المتميزة في مجال المعرفة من أفراد ومؤسَّسات محلية وعالمية، […]

Nord Anglia Education Students Address The President and Members of The UN General Assembly

HONG KONG, July 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Students from Nord Anglia Education schools in Asia, Europe, Middle East and North America led discussions about progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs or Global Goals) at a special side-event during the United Nation’s (UN) High-Level Political Forum co-hosted by the governments of Bulgaria, Malaysia and Argentina together […]

Announcing the First U.S. Federally Regulated Exchange and Clearing House for Digital Currency Derivatives

LedgerX Receives U.S. Federal Government License to Trade, Clear and Settle Digital Currency Contracts NEW YORK, July 24, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LedgerX, the New York-based institutional trading and clearing platform for digital currencies, receives approval to operate the first U.S. federally-regulated exchange and clearing house for derivatives contracts settling in digital currencies. A photo […]

Healthy Flight Recipe at 30,000 feet from Dr. Mehmet Oz with Turkish Airlines’ Fly Good Feel Good Project

“The Dr. Oz Show” Producer Led the Way by Hosting a Surprise In-Flight Show on Healthy Eating and Lifestyle with Passengers of Flight TK1 from Istanbul to New York ISTANBUL, July 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Turkish Airlines is collaborating with Dr. Mehmet Oz, the producer and host of world-renowned “The Dr. Oz Show”, on its […]

‫مسابقة سي جي أيه بي للصور 2017 تعلن بدء تلقيها مشاركات الصور التي تصور الشمول المالي، التمويل الصغير والتمويل الرقمي

واشنطن، 25 تموز/يوليو، 2017 / بي آر نيوزواير / — ساعد في تصوير وتشاطر الأثر الذي يتركه الشمول المالي حول العالم بتقديم صور إلى مسابقة صور سي جي أيه بي 2017 التي أعلن عن بدئها قبول المشاركات من المتسابقين. اطلع على البيان التفاعلي المتعدد الأقنية هنا: https://www.multivu.com/players/English/7878252-cgap-finance-photo-contest-entries-2017/ تلعب الخدمات المالية دورا هاما في المساعدة على […]

2017 CGAP Photo Contest Seeks Entries on Financial Inclusion, Microfinance, Digital Finance

WASHINGTON, July 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Help capture and share the impact of financial inclusion around the world by submitting photos to the 2017 CGAP Photo Contest, now open for entries. Experience the interactive Multichannel News Release here: https://www.multivu.com/players/English/7878252-cgap-finance-photo-contest-entries-2017/ Financial services play an important role in helping reduce extreme poverty and increase prosperity, yet two billion […]

Foreign Ministry Urges Qatari Citizens Travelling to Peru to Be Cautious

The Government of Peru has declared a 30-day state of emergency on July 20, 2017, in six southern regions after violence broke out in Juliaca in San Romano (Puno) province, Sancho, San Sebastian, Cusco in the province of Cusco, the Machu Picchu tourist…

State Department Denies Rumors Tillerson Considering Resigning

STATE DEPARTMENT � The U.S. State Department flatly denied Tuesday that Secretary Rex Tillerson might be considering leaving his job.

The first question department spokeswoman Heather Nauert was asked at an on-camera news briefing was whether it was true that Tillerson was thinking about resigning or leaving the administration early.

“That is false,” Nauert said. “We have spoken with the secretary. The secretary has been very clear. He intends to stay here at the State Department. We have a lot of work that is left to be done ahead of us. He recognizes that he is deeply engaged in that work. We have meetings scheduled, he has meetings scheduled for the rest of the week here in Washington.”

Then she added: “He does, however, serve at the pleasure of the president, just as any Cabinet official would.”

When reporters noted Tillerson did not have any public events on his schedule for Tuesday, Nauert said he was taking a few days off that had been scheduled in advance.

State Department spokesman R.C. Hammond has also strongly denied any reports Tillerson may be leaving early, saying the thought of quitting has never crossed his mind and that there is plenty of work to do.

CNN report

CNN reported Monday that Tillerson had told close associates he was determined to stay at the helm of the State Department until at least the end of the year, but was growing increasingly frustrated by foreign policy differences with President Donald Trump.

Trump and Tillerson have expressed different views about the U.S. pulling out of the Paris climate change accord, Iran’s compliance with the international nuclear deal, and the Saudi-led blockade of Qatar.

In June, several media outlets reported an alleged showdown between Tillerson and a White House official in charge of personnel over the White House’s reported thwarting of Tillerson’s picks for a number of critical assistant secretary-level positions at the State Department, which remain unfilled six months into the Trump administration.

Aaron David Miller, a former Middle East negotiator for both Republican and Democratic secretaries of state who is now with the Wilson Center, a nonpartisan global policy center in Washington, told VOA the Trump administration was being run differently than any other he had seen.

“I worked for the State Department for 25 years, six secretaries of state. I have never seen anything quite like this,” he said.

Usually, Miller said, a president will find one person � “the secretary of state, almost always” � in whom to invest authority for foreign policy matters. But in the Trump administration, he said, there are multiple power centers.

Kushner assignment

Miller noted that Trump has assigned the Middle East peace process to his senior adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, who this week answered questions from Senate and House committees as part of those panels’ investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

Kushner “has been given the authority over perhaps the one issue that secretaries of state, no matter how difficult it is, pride themselves in wanting to try, which is the Arab-Israeli issue,” Miller said. “Yet that has been removed from his purview.”

Speculation about Tillerson comes as Trump continues his verbal attacks on his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, expressing disappointment in him for recusing himself in the investigations into possible collusion between Trump officials and Russia during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign.

CNN reported that Tillerson was one of many officials who viewed the president’s public rebukes of Sessions as unprofessional.

Source: Voice of America