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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.
MPs demail oil debate
Source : Kuwait Times  
Date : 2014-11-26
Ten lawmakers yesterday submitted a request to hold a special session to debate the impact of the decline in oil prices on the country’s finances and review the government’s policies...
GCC allies well-equipped to counter any Iranian threat, says US expert
Source : The Peninsula  
Date : 2014-11-26
Saudi Arabia and the UAE each has more combat aircraft than Iran and nearly one-third of US arms exports go to the GCC, says Anthony Cordsman, a US expert....
No iqamas without fingerprints
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2014-11-26
The Passport Department has warned citizens and expatriates that it would not issue new or renew residence permits unless all foreign workers and dependents over 15 have registered their fingerprints....
UAE casts global net with 'terror list'
Source : Saudi Gazette  
Date : 2014-11-26
When the United Arab Emirates released a blacklist of "terrorist groups" this month, many prominent Western charities were shocked to find themselves cited alongside Al-Qaeda and the self-proclaimed Islamic State...
Index of 'jobs on demand' a necessity, claim experts
Source : Saudi Gazette  
Date : 2014-11-26
A number of businessmen have called on authorities to create an index of available jobs to help direct college students to the right specializations, Al-Riyadh daily reported....
Makkah entrances 'should have multi-lingual signs'
Source : Saudi Gazette  
Date : 2014-11-26
Several citizens have called on local authorities to add signs in different languages at the entrance of the Makkah boundaries in the Al-Omrah neighborhood, Makkah daily reported....
You are racist…you are ignorant
Source : Saudi Gazette  
Date : 2014-11-26
Some people just like to categorize others according to race, social class, color, and financial status. They are simply racists. What gives one the right to act snobbish toward others?...
New legislation fails to curb domestic violence
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2014-11-26
There were 1,049 cases of domestic violence and child abuse last year despite new family protection laws that were implemented after they were approved by the Council of Ministers, according...
Shoura to tackle racism through new committee
Source : Saudi Gazette  
Date : 2014-11-26
The Shoura Council has established an anti-racism committee in response to reported inhumane treatment toward eight Shiites in Al-Ahsa, Al-Hayat reported....
Qur'an copies with printing errors pulled from shops
Source : Saudi Gazette  
Date : 2014-11-26
Minister of Islamic Affairs Sheikh Saleh Al-Asheikh disclosed on Tuesday that some copies of the Holy Qur’an have been pulled from shops in Makkah and Madinah after some printing errors...
'Illiterate' expat working as engineer for 25 years
Source : Saudi Gazette  
Date : 2014-11-26
An Arab expatriate who worked as an engineer for an engineering consultation office falsified his diplomas and challenged the Saudi Engineering Council (SEC) to take action against him, the council...
Emirati handed 3 years for 'spreading false ideas' online
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2014-11-26
An Emirati court Tuesday sentenced a local man to three years in jail after he posted social media reports on the imprisonment of his father, convicted along with dozens of...
GCC states draw up new terms for domestic helps
Source : Khaleej Times  
Date : 2014-11-26
Gulf labour ministers on Tuesday agreed on minimum terms in the contracts of domestic staff to improve the working conditions of over 2.4 million foreign maids, an official said....
Rouhani squeezed over nuclear talks extension
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2014-11-26
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani faced thinly veiled pressure Tuesday over a missed nuclear deal deadline and an unexpected seven-month extension of talks, with hard-liners denouncing the diplomatic deadlock....
8 Al-Qaeda hostages freed by Yemen forces
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2014-11-26
Yemeni security forces freed seven Yemeni hostages and a foreigner in a raid in which seven Al-Qaeda kidnappers were also killed, the country's supreme security committee said....
Foreign Ministry to open office in Sakaka
Source : Arab Times  
Date : 2014-11-26
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has decided to open its branch office in Al Jouf Province with the aim to serve the large number of Saudi businessmen and expatriates living...
Dependents of deceased Lankan expatriates get compensation 
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2014-11-26
A total of 76 dependents of deceased Lankan workers in the Kingdom got 41 million rupees in compensation from the Saudi sponsors of their parents during the first half of...
CSR experts discuss KSA's contribution to society
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2014-11-26
The concluding conference of the CSR Saudi Arabia 2014 summit highlighted key focus areas of CSR initiatives in the Kingdom and its contribution to the society....
New rules on harassment to be drafted
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2014-11-26
Hamda Al-Enzi, a Shoura Council member, said the committee in charge of issuing new regulations on harassment will complete its task by the end of the month....
82% of terror victims are in 5 Muslim countries
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2014-11-26
A staggering 82 percent of terror-related deaths occurred in five Muslim countries, namely Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nigeria and Syria, in 2013, according to a report published by the Vision of...
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