Africa

SA to commemorate anti-corruption day

The Public Service Commission (PSC) is set to join the world in commemorating the 2018 International Anti-Corruption Day on Monday. The PSC which is tasked and empowered to, amongst others, investigate, monitor, and evaluate the organisation and administration of the Public Service will commemorate the day under the theme: “Working together to enhance an environment where the rule of law […]

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Names of Newly Appointed Perm Secs by President Buhari

In a Statement released today through the Office of the Head of Civil Service, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of nine new Permanent Secretaries in the Federal Civil Service. The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita, said they will be sworn in and assignment of portfolios at a yet to be determined date. […]

Automobiles

Kia Motors aims to be among top five carmakers in India

World’s eighth largest carmaker, Kia Motors aims to be among top 5 carmakers in the India with 6-7 percent market share in its three years of operations. New Delhi: South Korean car manufacturer, Kia Motors aims to become the segment leader in the compact utility vehicle space with the SP2 concept which will be launched in mid-2019, a senior executive […]

Automobiles

Maruti Suzuki announces price hike

The company stated that the price hike has been introduced to offset the impact due to high commodity prices and foreign exchange rates.​​​ New Delhi: Country’s largest passenger vehicle maker Maruti Suzuki India on Wednesday announced prices hike across its model with effect from January 2019, the company informed in a Bombay Stock Exchange filing. “It has become imperative for […]

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Resolution condemning Hamas fails at UN

US bid for first ever UNGA vote against terror group was doomed after states decided it would need a two-thirds majority; 87 countries voted in favor, 57 opposed it, 33 abstained The United Nations General Assembly on Thursday failed to pass a resolution condemning Hamas, serving a defeat to Israel and its American ally in their efforts for a first […]

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Bahrain backs Israel for Hezbollah tunnel-busting operation

Denouncing tunnels dug by ‘terrorist Hezbollah,’ Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa suggests Lebanon’s neighbors have the right to ‘eliminate the threat they face’ In a surprise move, Bahrain’s foreign minister on Thursday evening expressed support for Israel’s current operation to expose and destroy Hezbollah’s cross-border tunnels. “Is Terrorist Hezbollah’s digging of the tunnels under Lebanon’s border not a flagrant threat […]

USA & Canada

US envoy marks one-year anniversary of Jerusalem recognition at Western Wall

‘There can be no better place to celebrate,’ says David Friedman, who, in rare move, agreed to be joined at contested site by Netanyahu US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman on Thursday attended a candle-lighting ceremony at the Western Wall on the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, saying there was “no better place” […]

USA & Canada

One year on, Trump cheered for embassy move at White House Hanukkah party

Andrew Pollack, father of Parkland shooting victim Meadow Pollack, calls US president ‘greatest friend Jewish people have ever had’ as candle lit in daughter’s memory WASHINGTON — The father of a Florida school shooting victim helped the White House celebrate Hanukkah on Thursday and lauded Donald Trump as a “fighter” who has “retaken Washington for the American people,” as the […]

Europe

Israel cheers as EU Council declares fight on anti-Semitism

Statement acknowledges that Jewish communities in some European countries feel particularly vulnerable to terrorist attacks, notes that anti-Semitic hatred remains widespread The Council of the European Union approved a declaration on the fight against anti-Semitism in a move hailed by Israel as a “breakthrough.” The declaration passed on Thursday in Brussels also calls for the development of a common security […]