http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-22093992# Iraq struggles to solve electricity crisis By Rami Ruhayem BBC News, Baghdad | 12 April 2013 Thick clusters of electric wires hang low from tilted wooden poles, winding their way through Baghdad’s alleyways to distribute privately generated electrical power. It is one of the most common scenes across Iraq’s urban landscapes and seems to… Continue Reading
http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=2675ce7e-8474-45c1-88ed-099fa9245af7 Kazakhstan’s bankruptcy law overhaul April 3 2013 Key changes proposed in the new Rehabilitation and Bankruptcy Law affect involuntary petitions for bankruptcy, invalidations, trustees’ avoidance powers, debtors’ dissolution, and priority of claims. On 29 December 2012, the Kazakhstan Ministry of Finance proposed key changes to the current bankruptcy law through the new Rehabilitation and… Continue Reading
http://allafrica.com/stories/201304070336.html Egypt: Mubarak-Era PM and Officials Acquitted From Corruption Charges 7 April 2013 A Cairo criminal court ruled on Sunday the acquittal of former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq, former aviation minister Ibrahim Manaa and former EgyptAir CEO Tawfik Mohamed from charges of corruption. A prosecution had accused the defendants of illegally embezzling and facilitating the… Continue Reading
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323916304578402441974815454.html?mod=fox_australian Pakistani Candidates Face Religious Vetting Election Officials Stage Televised Quizzes on Islam, Alongside Push to Clean Up Politics Yielding Arrests, Disqualifications April 4, 2013 | By SAEED SHAH ISLAMABAD—Pakistan’s election authorities have begun forcing candidates for parliament to prove their Islamic credentials, often in front of TV cameras, in a test of whether any… Continue Reading
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/foreign-trade/uae-freezone-evokes-industry-interest-during-india-roadshow/articleshow/19213291.cms 26 Mar, 2013, 11.37AM IST, The writer has posted comments on this articlePTI UAE freezone evokes industry interest during India roadshow DUBAI: UAE’s leading free zone, Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), has said a large number of Indian companies from food, oil and gas, metal and healthcare sectors have expressed interest in setting up… Continue Reading
http://rss.rt.com/news/blasts-ankara-ak-party-508/ Twin explosions hit Ankara ahead of ceasefire with Kurdish separatists Published time: March 19, 2013 One person was injured as the Turkish Justice Ministry and the ruling AK Party’s headquarters were both attacked Tuesday. The AK Party building was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade on its seventh floor, while two hand grenades were thrown… Continue Reading
http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2013-03-19/news/37844009_1_labour-minister-adel-al-fakeih-private-sector-labour-reforms Saudi labour reforms add 600,000 private sector jobs Posted Date: Mar 19, 2013, 08.05PM IST RIYAD: Saudi Arabia’s attempts to reform its expatriate-heavy labour market have put more than 600,000 locals into jobs at private companies, a senior official said on Tuesday, a sharp increase over previous rates. Unemployment among men last year dropped… Continue Reading
http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/film/8445158/Bindi-Irwin-Dad-was-my-superhero Wildlife warrior and star of Return to Nim’s Island, Bindi Irwin, wants to carry on in her father’s footsteps and ensure his message lives on forever.
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/international-business/egypt-sees-imf-deal-first-tranche-by-end-june-report/articleshow/19082010.cms CAIRO: Egypt’s government expects to sign a deal with the International Monetary Fund by the end of June and to have received the first tranche of a $4.8 billion loan by then, the planning minister told Al-Ahram online on Tuesday.
http://www.vogue.com/culture/article/we-love-it-icona-pops-sxsw-travel-diary/#1 Music duo Icona Pop traveled to Austin to perform for the first time at South by Southwest. Here, they share personal photos from their experiences at the ever-expanding festival. Wow. SXSW! On our second day, we were already losing our voices