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08/03/2019

UN closer to finding justice for war victims

GENEVA: International investigators are moving ever closer to finding justice for victims of atrocities in Syria’s eight-year war that has killed hundreds of thousands of people, the head of a UN war crimes body said.Former French judge Catherine Marchi-Uhel said her office had received 15 requests from national judicial or prosecution authorities for cooperation on Syria-related cases in five countries, and amassed a million records in all.“We are progressing I have no doubt, we are going in the right direction,” said Marchi-Uhel, who heads the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism set up in 2016 to probe and help prosecute the...
08/03/2019

Freed Yazidi woman speaks of Daesh slavery

BAGHOUZ: Salwa Sayed Al Omar spent years as a Yazidi prisoner of Daesh but she escaped its clutches this week, fleeing its last populated enclave in east Syria along with two Iraqi boys pretending to be her brothers.“They took women, abused them and killed them,” said Omar, describing how militants bought and sold their Yazidi captives or passed them around as sexual slaves.“A woman was shifted from one man to another unless it was to one who had a bit of mercy, if she was in good condition, she would carry on. If not, she would get married to avoid...
08/03/2019

Kurds want secure border, reject Turkish ‘safe zone’

QAMISHLI: The Kurdish-led authorities in northern Syria want a multinational force to deploy at the Turkish border and reject the creation of a large “safe zone” that Turkey hopes to control, a Kurdish politician said.Fawza Youssef said the Kurdish-led authorities have proposed their idea in talks with US officials while stressing the need for continued joint efforts against Daesh, which is on the brink of losing its last enclave in eastern Syria.Separately, Turkey’s defense minister says Turkey and Russia will begin patrols of Syria’s northwestern Idlib region, where the two countries have created a de-escalation zone.Hulusi Akar also said on...

08/03/2019

Palestinians defy Israel’s Al Aqsa move

AL AQSA: Palestinians prayed at a building in the Al Aqsa mosque compound on Friday, defying Israeli efforts to bar access to that part of the flashpoint holy site.There have recently been scuffles between worshippers and Israeli police at the site in Israeli-annexed Arab East Jerusalem over the use of a side building inside the holy site called the Golden Gate, closed by Israel since 2003.Arguing there was no longer any reason for it to remain shut, officials at the site reopened the building last month and crowds of worshippers prayed inside despite the Israeli closure.An occupied Jerusalem court this...
08/03/2019

China says new foreign investment law to foster ‘fair competition’

BEIJING: China’s new foreign investment law will help foster “fair competition” and create a transparent environment for foreign firms, a Chinese parliament official said on Friday, as China and the United States work to resolve a bitter trade dispute.The law has been fast-tracked for approval at the full session of parliament this month.The law will replace existing regulations for joint ventures and wholly foreign-owned enterprises and is designed to ease foreign concerns about China’s investment environment.It will ban forced technology transfer and illegal government “interference” in foreign business practices, according to the latest draft.Wang Chen, vice chairman of parliament’s standing...
08/03/2019

Japan’s economy grows 1.9% in Q4

TOKYO: Japan’s economy grew at an annual pace of 1.9 per cent in October-December, according to revised data from the Cabinet Office that showed stronger investment than earlier reported.The seasonally adjusted figure released on Friday was an improvement over an earlier estimate for 1.4 per cent growth in the final quarter of 2018.It also showed a rebound from a 2.4 per cent contraction in the previous quarter for the world’s third-largest economy as storms and earthquakes crimped travel and spending.On a quarterly basis, Japan’s economy grew 0.5 per cent in October-December.Economists say slowing growth in China and weakening demand elsewhere...

08/03/2019

German industrial orders post strongest drop in 7 months

BERLIN: German industrial orders posted their biggest drop in seven months in January, a further sign that Europe’s largest economy had a subdued start to 2019, although December’s figure was revised to show a rise rather than the previously reported fall.Contracts for goods ‘Made in Germany’ were down by 2.6 per cent on the month, Economy Ministry data showed on Friday, marking their steepest fall since June 2018 and confounding forecasts for a 0.5 per cent increase.The figure for December was revised to an increase of 0.9 per cent rather than the drop of 1.6 per cent announced a month...
08/03/2019

US stocks open lower on weak jobs report

NEW YORK: Wall Street stocks opened solidly lower Friday following a dismal employment report showing the US added just 20,000 jobs last month.About three minutes into trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average stood at 25,284.61, a drop of 0.7 per cent from Thursday’s close.The broad-based S&P 500 dropped 0.8 per cent to 2,727.22, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index tumbled 1.0 per cent to 7,347.93.The early losses put the market on track for its fifth straight day of declines. US stocks surged about 20 per cent between late December and late February.US job growth almost stalled in February, with the...
07/03/2019

Seven militants killed in Cairo, says ministry

CAIRO: An Egyptian police officer was wounded and seven suspected militants were killed on Thursday in a firefight and raid in the capital Cairo, the interior ministry said.Militants “opened fire” on security forces at a checkpoint on the southern part of the city’s ring road, leaving one officer wounded and three attackers dead, the ministry said. “The militants driving a pick-up truck disguised in electricians’ work clothes were planning a hostile act planting a bomb in Giza,” the statement said.An explosive device, guns and electric cables were found in the truck, the ministry said. Checkpoints had been set up in...

07/03/2019

Israeli forces kill one more Palestinian

GAZA CITY: A Palestinian teenager was killed by Israeli fire during renewed clashes along the Gaza border overnight on Thursday, the enclave’s health ministry said, with Israel striking a Hamas position in response to the violence.Health ministry spokesman Ashraf Al Qudra said Saif Al Deen Abu Zeid, 15, died “due to wounds sustained east of Gaza (City) a few hours ago.” The teenager was shot during clashes along the border late Wednesday, Qudra told reporters.Israeli fighter jets later struck several sites belonging to Gaza’s rulers Hamas in the south of the enclave, an army statement said.The Israeli military said the...
07/03/2019

Protesters back on streets against Bashir

KHARTOUM: Scores of protesters, many of them women, returned to the streets of Sudan’s capital on Thursday, condemning a slew of tough measures imposed by President Omar Al Bashir to end weeks-long demonstrations against his rule.Bashir declared a year-long state of emergency on Feb.22 after an initial crackdown failed to suppress nationwide protests that have threatened his administration stretching back three decades.Bashir has also banned unauthorised rallies and ordered the setting up of special emergency courts to prosecute those violating the state of emergency.But on Thursday, protesters led by women chanting slogans against Bashir took to the streets of some...
07/03/2019

Israel clears far-rightists, blocks Arab party for poll

TEL AVIV: Israel’s election board has approved far-right Jewish candidates accused by rivals of racism for next month’s election while disqualifying an Arab party that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said supported terrorism.The Central Elections Committee’s decisions, taken late on Wednesday, were unlikely to be implemented before court appeals, but stoked an already acrimonious race for the April 9 vote.Facing a corruption case and a merger of centrist parties that could defeat him, the conservative Netanyahu has allied with an ultra-nationalist list that includes the Jewish Power party to boost his chances.The elections committee, made up of members of the outgoing...