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Section: Gulf News (United Arab Emirates)

    Georgian ex-president sentenced in absentia for abuse of power
    Jan05

    Georgian ex-president sentenced in absentia for abuse of power

    A Georgian court has sentenced former leader Mikheil Saakashvili in absentia to three years in prison for seeking to cover up evidence about the murder of a Georgian banker when he was president – a verdict which he denounced as illegal. Georgia said it would seek the extradition of Saakashvili, who was president from 2004-2013, from Ukraine...

    Georgian ex-president sentenced in absentia for abuse of power
    Jan05

    Georgian ex-president sentenced in absentia for abuse of power

    A Georgian court has sentenced former leader Mikheil Saakashvili in absentia to three years in prison for seeking to cover up evidence about the murder of a Georgian banker when he was president – a verdict which he denounced as illegal. Georgia said it would seek the extradition of Saakashvili, who was president from 2004-2013, from Ukraine...

    Trumped up
    Jan05

    Trumped up

    An activist of women’s rights group Femen, with make-up applied to look like US President Donald Trump, is seen at a protest near the US embassy in Kyiv yesterday, The protest was against the war of words between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. …read more Source: Gulf...

    Saudi attack on Qatar at chess tournament sparks fury
    Dec30

    Saudi attack on Qatar at chess tournament sparks fury

    Fury erupted yesterday over an outspoken attack by Saudi Arabia on Qatar at the opening ceremony of an international chess tournament. Viewers took to Twitter to attack Saudi General Sport Authority chairman Turki bin Abdul Mohsen al-Sheikh over remarks he made at the World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships being held in Riyadh. It happened...

    Can Europe sustain the Macron moment?
    Dec16

    Can Europe sustain the Macron moment?

    At the start of 2017, many feared that the European project would experience a near-breakdown within the next year. The United Kingdom had decided to leave the European Union, the United States had elected a president who cheered the Brexiteers on, and populists running in the French and German elections posed a clear danger to European...

    HEC Paris honours class of 2017 at graduation ceremony
    Dec10

    HEC Paris honours class of 2017 at graduation ceremony

    HEC Paris has honoured the HEC Paris Executive MBA (EMBA) and Specialised Master in Strategic Business Unit Management (SBUM) graduating classes of 2017 during a ceremony in Doha. This year’s graduating class is the largest since HEC Paris’ inception in Qatar, a “testament to the quality and impact of its programmes”, it said in a...

    Minister meets Russian envoy
    Dec04

    Minister meets Russian envoy

    HE the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Sultan bin Saad al-Muraikhi met the Russian ambassador to Qatar Nurmakhmad Kholov in Doha yesterday. The meeting discussed bilateral relations and ways of enhancing the prospects of co-operation between Qatar and Russia, as well as issues of mutual concern. The meeting was attended by a number of...

    UN appeals for record $22.5bn in global aid
    Dec02

    UN appeals for record $22.5bn in global aid

    The United Nations appealed yesterday for a record $22.5bn (18.9bn euros) to provide aid in 2018 to soaring numbers of people slammed by conflicts and disasters around the world.The global appeal by UN agencies and other humanitarian organisations aims to raise funds to help the some 91mn most vulnerable of the nearly 136mn people expected to...

    More governments manipulate media with ‘bots,’ trolls: study
    Nov14

    More governments manipulate media with ‘bots,’ trolls: study

    More governments are following the lead of Russia and China by manipulating social media and suppressing dissent online in a grave threat to democracy, a human rights watchdog said Tuesday. A study of internet freedom in 65 countries found 30 governments are deploying some form of manipulation to distort online information, up from 23 the...

    Political risk floors Russia’s Rosneft as rivals lift off
    Nov14

    Political risk floors Russia’s Rosneft as rivals lift off

    All around the world, oil company shares are in recovery mode, many of them climbing back to levels not seen since crude slumped three years ago. But Russia’s largest producer is still waiting for lift off.Rosneft shares have risen just over 3% since the end of June, just a fraction of the double-digit gains posted by Royal Dutch Shell,...

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