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‘150,000 migrants arrive in Yemen in 2018’ - Dotemirates
04/12/2018

‘150,000 migrants arrive in Yemen in 2018’

GENEVA: A growing number of migrants are flocking to Yemen, even as its dire humanitarian crisis deepens, with nearly 150,000 expected to arrive in the war-ravaged country in 2018, the UN said Tuesday. Yemen remains a major stop on the route for migrants from Africa to wealthy Gulf states, and smugglers are taking advantage of the chaos of the war to evade security checks, the International Organization for Migration said. It forecast that migrant arrivals to Yemen would swell 50 percent this year compared to the some 100,000 people who arrived in the devastated country in 2017. “We are confident...


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18/02/2019

Two news agencies join 'News Agencies Tolerance Charter'

ABU DHABI, 18th February, 2019 (WAM) -- Two news agencies have announcement their joining of the "News Agencies Tolerance Charter", an initiative by the Emirates News Agency, WAM, to spread values of tolerance, reinforce the culture of positive thinking and promote openness, cooperation and tolerance among peoples. WAM signed the "News Agencies Tolerance Charter" with 25 news agencies on the sidelines of the World Government Summit, held from 10th to 12th February in Dubai. The new signatories are: the Union of OIC News Agencies and the National Iraqi News Agency, NINA. Mohammed Jalal Al Rayssi, Executive Director of WAM, said:...
18/02/2019

Serbian music star Saban Saulic killed in crash with German drunk driver

Serbian-born musician Saban Saulic passed away following a highway collision near the German town of Gütersloh, German police confirmed to DW on Monday. The folk singer was 67 years old. Saulic enjoyed immense popularity across the Balkans and often gave shows for Balkan immigrants living in Germany, Austria, and other EU countries. According to Serbian media, Saulic had performed in the northwestern German city of Bielefeld on Saturday evening and was heading for the airport in Dortmund in the moment of the crash. Saulic (pictured on his 1990 album cover) performed across Europe for over 50 years Hit by drunk...
18/02/2019

Opinion: Syria cannot be Europe's Guantanamo Bay prison

The message came in typical Donald Trump manner: lacking in style and bordering on extortion. But, like it or not, there is some validity to the United States president's demand that European countries take back their citizens who fought for the Islamic State group (IS) and are currently being held in Kurdish captivity. Local Kurdish authorities have long been asking that the hundreds of European fighters imprisoned in northern Syria be taken off their hands. That request was intentionally ignored, but now the White House has stepped in. There are hundreds of detained women from Germany, France and the United...

18/02/2019

Saudi Arabia inks deal to invest $20bn in Pakistan

Islamabad: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that Saudi Arabia is investing $20 billion in various sectors of Pakistan in first phase.Addressing a joint news conference along with Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al Jubeir in Islamabad on Monday, he said seven MoUs have been signed with Saudi side and more will be signed soon.Foreign Minister appreciated Saudi acceptance of Pakistan’s long-standing demand of reduction in visa fee for Pakistani nationals. He said reduction in visa fee for Pakistanis will facilitate the people who will proceed to Saudi Arabia for various purposes.He said it has been decided...
18/02/2019

India calls on UN’s top court to order release of death row ‘spy’ in Pakistan

THE HAGUE — Islamabad should be ordered to free an Indian man sentenced to death for alleged spying in Pakistan, India’s lawyers told the UN’s top court on Monday, saying his military trial was a “farcical case” based on “malicious propaganda”.The hearing concerning Kulbushan Sudhir Jadhav at the International Court of Justice comes amid a sharp spike in tensions between the two nuclear-armed neighbors, after a suicide attack on an Indian military convoy last week and renewed fighting in restive Kashmir.Jadhav, a former Indian navy officer, was arrested in the restive southwestern Pakistani province of Baluchistan in March 2016 on...
18/02/2019

Pakistan Honours Saudi Crown Prince With Highest Civilian Award

Islamabad: Pakistan today conferred its highest civilian honour on Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman at the end of his two-day visit to the South Asian country.President Arif Alvi awarded the Nishan-e-Pakistan to Mohammad Bin Salman, also known as MBS, acknowledging his outstanding support for revitalizing bilateral relations between the two countries.The ceremony was held at the Presidential Palace and was attended by Prime Minister Imran Khan and Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa among others. It was telecast live on the state-run television and was held a day after the Crown Prince announced multi-billion dollar investments in Pakistan.The...