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  • Global-PRNewswire(3):New United Nations Study Maps Top 10 Ways Governments and Companies Can Create Digital Economies

    Date: 2016-09-21 20:25:38 GMT - USA - World - SN:92 - ID:5637201

    For the first time, new evidence from 25 countries shows how governments and companies can move away from cash, as McKinsey Global Institute reveals a potential $3.7 trillion GDP boost NEW YORK, Sept. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/MENA/ -- A new ....

  • New Zealand contributes S$1 million to UNDP for Iraq stabilization

    Date: 2016-09-21 16:43:28 GMT - Iraq - World - SN:78 - ID:5635277

    BAGHDAD, Sept 21 (MENA) - The government of New Zealand has contributed US$1 million to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilization (FFIS), which finances fast-track initiatives in areas liberated ....

  • SC summit on Syria kicks off with Sisi participation

    Date: 2016-09-21 14:36:51 GMT - USA - World - SN:70 - ID:5635253

    NEW YORK, Sept 21 (MENA) - Egyptian President Abdel fattah El Sisi took part in the UN Security Council summit on Syria, which kicked off Wednesday. Sisi is expected to address the summit in which he will stress the importance of reaching a ....

  • American lawmakers move act to designate Pakistan ‘State Sponsor of Terrorism’

    Date: 2016-09-21 11:26:08 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:50 - ID:5633285

    KABUL, Sept 21 (MENA) - Two powerful American lawmakers have introduced an act in the US House of Representatives to designate Pakistan a State Sponsor of terrorism, it has been reported. Congressman Ted Poe, who is Chairman of the House ....

  • British crown prince to visit three Gulf states

    Date: 2016-09-21 11:17:17 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:49 - ID:5633625

    CAIRO, Sept 21 (MENA) - British royal couple Prince Charles and Camilla will start a Gulf tour in November as part of a three-state GCC tour, an official statement confirmed Wednesday. “On behalf of the British government, the Prince of Wales and ....

  • Lavrov, UNESCO head discuss candidates for UN chief post

    Date: 2016-09-21 09:44:55 GMT - Russia - World - SN:34 - ID:5632621

    MOSCOW, Sept 21 (MENA) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has discussed with UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova the process of selecting candidates for the UN chief on the sidelines of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly, Tass news ....

  • Theresa May commits £750 million to help tackle migrant crisis

    Date: 2016-09-21 08:45:36 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:29 - ID:5631829

    LONDON, Sept 21 (MENA) - British Prime Minister Theresa May has committed almost £750 million of aid to help tackle the migrant crisis, ITV news reported Wednesday. She said an extra £660 million of the UK's aid budget would be ring-fenced to ....

  • Huma Abedin to be Clinton's Secretary of State

    Date: 2016-09-21 07:56:23 GMT - USA - World - SN:25 - ID:5631477

    WASHINGTON, Sept 21 (MENA) - As President, Hillary Clinton will appoint Huma Abedin as Secretary of State. This according to leaked e mails between Abedin, Clinton, and Clinton's former chief of staff Cheryl Mills, "Alhurra" channel reported ....

  • New York Declaration calls for int'l conference, adoption of global compact on safe migration

    Date: 2016-09-20 21:44:03 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:106 - ID:5628513

    NEW YORK, Sept 20 (MENA) - World leaders have adopted a New York Declaration for refugees and migrants at the end of their meeting in New York. The declaration expresses the political will of world leaders to protect the rights of refugees and ....

  • Venezuela says US plane violated airspace

    Date: 2016-09-20 19:34:21 GMT - Venezuela - World - SN:95 - ID:5630269

    CARACAS, Sept 20 (MENA) - Venezuela said a U.S. military plane violated its airspace last week during a summit of Non-Aligned Movement of nations, ABC News reported Tuesday. Venezuelan Minister of Defense Vladimir Padrino said Tuesday that a U.S. ....

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