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Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-11-29 08:34:29
A procedure for obtaining a pardon from Saudi Arabian king is under way for jailed blogger Raif Badawi, whose flogging sentence created worldwide outrage, a senior Swiss official said Saturday. "A procedure for a pardon is now under way before the head of state, that is King Salman," Yves Rossier, the secretary of state at the foreign ministry, said in the newspaper La Liberte on Saturday. Rossier had raised the blogger's case during an official visit to Riyadh this week. The European Parliament last month awarded Badawi, 31, its Sakharov human rights prize. Announcing the award, parliament chief Martin Schulz called on King Salman to immediately release Badawi, denouncing his 10-year jail term and flogging sentence as "brutal torture". More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-11-29 07:58:43
Women in Saudi Arabia are running for public office next month for the first time ever begin campaigning Sunday in another step forward for women's rights in the conservative kingdom's slow democratic process. Around 900 women are standing in the December 12 municipal elections, which will also be the first time females have been allowed to participate in choosing officials. "This is one of the first steps for women's rights, a big step for us," said Sahar Hassan Nasief, an activist in the Red Sea city of Jeddah who has many friends running for office. The election will be the third municipal ballot for men, who previously voted in 2005 and 2011. The absolute monarchy, which applies a strict interpretation of Islam, has no female cabinet ministers and is the only country in the world where women are not allowed to drive. Women must cover themselves in black from head-to-toe in public, and require permission from a man in their families to travel, work or marry. Restrictions remain in place despite a slow expansion of women's rights under the late king Abdullah, who introduced the elections in 2005 and said women would participate this time around. In 2013, he named women to the appointed Shura Council, which advises the cabinet. Abdullah died in January and was succeeded by King Salman, who has stuck to the election timetable. In other Gulf states, women have had voting rights for several years. Data cited by the Saudi electoral commission show a total of about 7,000 people vying for seats on the 284 councils. Only 130,600 women have signed up to vote, compared with more than 1.35 million men, out of a voting population of 21 million. Aside from transport problems, women say their voter registration was hindered by bureaucratic obstacles and a lack of awareness of the process and its significance. There is also disappointment at the performance of the local councils and their limited powers restricted to streets, gardens and garbage. Although the voting age has been lowered to 18 from 21 and the proportion of elected council members has increased to two-thirds, winning a seat remains a challenge for women in electorates where male voters vastly outnumber them. "It's very, very difficult for us to win and to target our voters," said Nassima al-Sadah, a candidate in the Gulf coast city of Qatif. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-11-29 07:58:48
The Syrian army captured territory from Islamic State east of Aleppo including several kilometers (miles) of highway linking the city with the jihadists' de facto capital of Raqqa, Syrian state TV reported on Saturday. The areas reported captured are east of the Kweires, air base seized from Islamic State control on Nov. 10 in one of several offensives being waged by the Syrian army with support from Russian air strikes, Iranian forces, and Lebanese Hezbollah fighters. Reuters could not independently confirm the report. A headline flashed on state TV said the army had captured the two villages of Kaskis and Akula and wide areas of agricultural land, seizing tunnels and fortifications built by the jihadists, and were demining areas mined by the group. The villages are about 60 km (40 miles) east of Aleppo. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-11-28 07:32:19
At least ten air strikes carried out by a Saudi-led coalition in Yemen broke the laws of war and killed civilians, Human Rights Watch alleged Friday. The strikes are listed in a major new report by the watchdog, which estimates that 2,500 Yemeni civilians have died in coalition strikes since March. Saudi Arabia, the UAE and other Arab allies -- with logistical support from the United States -- are battling Houthi rebels on behalf of the Yemen government. Riyadh has furiously denied previous reports of indiscriminate bombing, but Friday's detailed report cites a wealth of witness testimony. The strikes in the report killed at least 309 civilians, wounded at least 414 and were in breach of the allies' obligation to investigate alleged war crimes. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-11-28 07:21:22
Israel is set to open a mission in Abu Dhabi as part of an international green energy body, Israeli officials said Friday -- its first official presence in the United Arab Emirates. The mission will operate under the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), of which Israel is a member, foreign ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon told AFP. Establishing a permanent presence in Abu Dhabi will not change Israel's official relationship with the UAE, which does not recognise Israel and has no diplomatic ties with it. But as the headquarters for an international organisation, the Emirates is obliged to accept an Israeli representative under United Nations guidelines. The UAE foreign ministry stressed in a statement that "any agreement between IRENA and Israel does not represent any change in the position of the UAE or its relations with Israel". The functions of the missions accredited to IRENA "are limited to their communications and dealings with the agency," ministry spokeswoman Maryam al-Falasi said in a statement carried by WAM state news agency. "They do not, under any circumstances, cover any other activities and do not involve any obligation upon the host country with regards to its diplomatic relations or any other relations," she added. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-11-26 08:21:04
Qatar was hit by more than a year's worth of rain in a matter of hours on Wednesday, almost bringing the country to a standstill and prompting the premier to order an inquiry. Bad weather across the region also affected neighbouring Saudi Arabia where one person was killed during flooding. The deluge in Doha blocked several roads, making some impassable for commuters and causing huge congestion. Schools and malls closed, hotels were affected and the rain forced the US embassy in Qatar to shut down. Worst hit seemed to be the area around Doha's Hamad International Airport, where almost 80 millimetres of rain fell, according to the Qatar Meteorology Department. Social media users reported leaks at the facility, which opened just last year after being constructed at an estimated cost of $17 billion (16 billion euros). However, Hamad International said flights operated normally throughout the day. The World Bank calculates that Qatar receives, on average, 74 millimetres of rain each year. In response to the scale of the problems, Qatar's prime minister ordered an investigation, said the official Qatar News Agency. Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani said those responsible for "flawed projects" could face possible prosecution. "It was decided to refer all stakeholders and companies implementing the flawed projects that were revealed by the rainy weather currently experienced by the country, to investigate and then to public prosecution, the prime minister instructed," reported QNA. As many as five unnamed companies could face prosecution, said the report, citing the government communications' office. The scale of the disruption was especially worrying as Qatar has undertaken a more than $200 billion infrastructure programme to ensure it is ready for the football World Cup finals, which it will host in 2022. Qatar is well-known for its fierce summer temperatures, which forced World Cup organisers to move the tournament to November and December for the first time. Matches will be taking place at this exact point in seven years' time. The rains also affected neighbouring Saudi Arabia where one person was killed during. Schools were closed for a second day as rain continued to fall on Riyadh, flooding some streets and forcing drivers to abandon their cars. About 10 cars were submerged under about two metres (more than six feet) of water in a highway underpass in the Labban district on the capital's western outskirts, an AFP photographer reported. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-11-26 07:38:03
French President Francois Hollande on Wednesday urged Germany to do more in the fight against ISIS after he held talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel in the wake of the Paris attacks. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-11-25 14:59:09
French airstrikes on a school in Iraq's Mosul Wednesday killed 27 children and injured 9 others in another deadly attack on the Islamic State held Iraqi northern city. A local source told DPA that the planes launched air strikes on IS sites and gatherings in eastern Mosul and "hit the Fatima al-Zahra primary school in al-Zuhour neighbourhood, killing 26 students and injuring others." The source in Mosul said the raid may have been targeting an IS base in the area. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-11-25 07:55:30
Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi declared Wednesday  a 30-day  state of emergency giving more powers to security forces, after a bomb exploded a bus carrying presidential guards in Tunisia's capital on Tuesday. He also imposed a curfew that would last until 5 a.m. The " suicide attack" - a described by the president's office- killed around twelve people were killed and 17 were wounded Ambulances rushed wounded from the scene and security forces closed off streets around Mohamed V Avenue, one of the major streets in the capital Tunis and where the charred wreckage of the bus lay not far from the interior ministry. Security sources said the guards were boarding the bus to be taken to the presidential place on the outskirts of the city when the explosion hit. One presidential source said it was likely that a bomber had detonated his explosive belt inside. “I was on Mohamed V, just getting ready to get into my car, when there was a huge explosion. I saw the bus blow up. There were bodies and blood everywhere,” Bassem Trifi, a witness, told Reuters news agency. At least 12 guards were killed and 17 wounded, according to an interior ministry statement. Essebsi cancelled a trip to Europe he had planned for Wednesday. Mohamed V is a major boulevard usually packed with traffic and pedestrians, and the site of several hotels and banks. Tunisia has had free elections and is operating under a new constitution and a broad political consensus that has allowed secular and Islamist parties to overcome a crisis that threatens to overturn their young democracy. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-11-25 07:39:54
A bomb exploded on a bus packed with Tunisian presidential guards in the capital Tunis on Tuesday, killing at least 12 people in an attack one source said was probably the work of a suicide bomber. Ambulances rushed wounded from the scene and security forces closed off streets around Mohamed V Avenue, one of the main streets in Tunis, before the president declared a curfew in the city and imposed a state of emergency nationwide. It was the third major attack in Tunisia this year, after an Islamist militant killed 38 foreigners at a beach hotel in the resort of Sousse in June, and gunmen killed 21 tourists at the Bardo Museum in Tunis in March. Islamic State claimed both those attacks. "They want to make us live with horror but we are going to bring that horror to the terrorist camps," President Beji Caid Essebsi said in a televised speech. "We are at war and we are going to win." Security sources said the guards were boarding the bus to be taken to the presidential palace on the outskirts of the city when it blew up. One presidential source said it was likely that a bomber had detonated his explosive belt inside the bus. At least 12 guards were killed and 17 wounded, according to an Interior Ministry statement. If confirmed it was a suicide bomber, it would be the first such attack in Tunisia since October 2013 when an attacker blew only himself up on a beach in the resort town of Sousse. "I was on Mohamed V, just getting ready to get into my car, when there was a huge explosion. I saw the bus blow up. There were bodies and blood everywhere," said bystander Bassem Trifi. Essebsi canceled a trip to Europe and said Tunis would be placed under curfew until Wednesday 5 a.m. (0400 GMT). He reinstated a month-long state of emergency, temporarily giving the government more executive flexibility, security forces more powers, and restricting some civil rights. Mohamed V is a major boulevard usually packed with traffic and pedestrians, and the site of several hotels and banks. Fighting Islamist militants has become a major challenge for Tunisia, a small North African country that was hailed as a blueprint for democratic change in the region after an uprising in 2011 ousted autocrat Zine Abidine Ben Ali. Tunisia has held free elections and is operating under a new constitution and a broad political consensus, for which secular and Islamist parties have managed to overcome deep disagreements. But several thousand Tunisians have also left to fight in Syria, Iraq and Libya with Islamic State and other militant groups, and some have threatened to carry out attacks at home. The army has also been fighting against another Islamist militant group in the mountains near the Algerian border. Militants have attacked checkpoints and patrols in rural areas in the past. In September, the government received intelligence reports pointing to possible car bombings in the capital and banned traffic in parts of the city. This month, authorities arrested 17 Islamist militants and said they had prevented another major assault, planned for November, on hotels and security forces in Sousse. More»