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Iraq's sagging safety net   

Aljazeera.com - 01 May, 2012
Author: Stan Cox

In February 2011, with grassroots uprisings having toppled the governments of Tunisia and Egypt, unrest was swelling in Iraq as well. In response, the government of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki announced that it was postponing a planned purchase of F16 fighter planes from the United States. The money saved by not buying the 18 jets would be used, said al-Maliki, to provide Iraq's poorest citizens with increased monthly rations from the country's public food distribution system (PDS). The cancellation was a stark acknowledgment that when people are hungry, armaments won't keep a country secure.
Sri Lanka to cut recruiting charges for housemaids
Source : Arab News  
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Sri Lanka's job agents have agreed to reduce the recruiting charges of housemaids from SR15000 to SR11,000 to sustain the Saudi market....
15,000 renal failure cases reported in KSA
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2015-05-27
There are nearly 15,000 renal failure patients in the Kingdom and two-third of them undergo dialysis, said Dr. Mohammed Al-Aumi, supervisor of King Salman Kidney Center in Riyadh....
'Wrong' jobs can spell disaster for men?
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2015-05-27
Women have contrived several reasons to reject a man's proposal. Being in a 'wrong' profession could well be one such reason that can shatter men’s dream of marrying their loved...
Voters must elect two-thirds civic officials
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2015-05-27
Municipal councils must have two-thirds of their members elected at the polls taking place on Dec. 12, a local publication reported recently....
City gears up for media and advertising creativity week
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2015-05-27
Experts in various fields from the US, Britain, France, Poland and other Gulf and Arab countries are scheduled to participate in the "Saudi Creative Week" from May 27 to June...
MIT to help youth grow business expertise
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2015-05-27
Education Minister Azzam Al-Dakhil launched an initiative to encourage young people to take to entrepreneurship....
130,000 firms 'quit over tough quotas'
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2015-05-27
Over 130,000 Saudi contractors have shut shop because they cannot meet Saudization quotas, raising various concerns, including completion of projects....
Jobs hope for 5,000 Saudis from needy families
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2015-05-27
Saudi charitable organization Al-Birr, in partnership with Saudi Aramco, has approached 10 private companies to provide over 5,000 jobs and necessary incentives to the members of families in the Eastern...
Women's sheesha logic: Puff away blues and look 'cool'
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2015-05-27
While many smokers say that they can't quit and others complain of no will power, some admit to smoking because it is seen as fashionable....
Scuffle between Kuwaiti, Iraqi servicemen contained - Al-Jarallah
Source : Kuwait News Agency  
Date : 2015-05-27
A scuffle that happened between Kuwaiti security personnel and bodyguards accompanying Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Jaafari, at Kuwait Airport, has been resolved "in a brotherly spirit," Foreign Undersecretary Khaled Al-Jarallah...
A new labor pool
Source : Saudi Gazette  
Date : 2015-05-27
A few months ago, Saudi households were buoyed by the news that the embargo on the recruitment of domestic help as well as other trades from Bangladesh had been lifted....
The plague Iran encouraged
Source : Saudi Gazette  
Date : 2015-05-27
The Iranian regime has described Daesh (the self-proclaimed IS) terrorists as a "plague" and accused the United States of failing to stop their advance across Iraq....
Two women succumb to MERS; caution urged
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2015-05-27
Two Saudi women died and a new case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) emerged in the Hofuf region, the Ministry of Health announced here on Tuesday....
Long-term stability 'the key GCC goal'
Source : Gulf Daily News  
Date : 2015-05-27
Lasting peace and stability in the region is the ultimate GCC goal, said the Crown Prince yesterday....
Most Qatif culprits caught
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2015-05-27
Saudi Arabia will confront those who try to undermine its security and stability with an iron fist, said Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif, deputy premier and minister of interior....
Kuwait court restores ex-lawmaker's citizenship
Source : The Peninsula  
Date : 2015-05-27
A Kuwaiti court on Tuesday overturned a decision by the Gulf state's government to revoke the citizenship of a former Islamist opposition lawmaker and his family, his lawyer said....
National unity under attack
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2015-05-27
The suicide bombing inside a mosque in Qatif on Friday, the first such attack in the Kingdom, which saw several people killed and 100 injured, has shocked the nation and...
Palmyra's ancient ruins unharmed ... for now
Source : Gulf Today  
Date : 2015-05-27
Syria's antiquities chief said on Tuesday the historic city of Palmyra had been unharmed since Islamic State insurgents seized it from state control last week....
Soldier slain; Houthis lose city of Dhale
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2015-05-27
An officer was killed and three of his colleagues were injured by Houthi shelling on the Rejla district in Najran on Tuesday morning, according to the Interior Ministry....
Rouhani says most Iranians want peace
Source : Gulf Today  
Date : 2015-05-27
An overwhelming majority of Iranians want peace with the rest of the world, President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday, defending the nuclear negotiations under way with major powers....
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