Why is it wrong to share Libyan oil revenue now?
Foreign countries are now openly fighting their proxy war on Libyan soil and deciding on war, peace, and even when the country can resume its oil exports. In an unusual statement, Mustafa Sanalla, chairman of Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) revealed that negotiations were underway to lift the oil blockade. Oil production and exports were suspended over five months ago by forces loyal to the Libyan National Army (LNA), led by General Khalifa Haftar. Without naming any specific country, Sanalla confirmed that the talks involved international and regional powers in yet another indication o...
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Competitive edge key to country's growth
China Daily | Updated: 2020-07-10 07:02China is in a critical transition period where it needs to improve the efficiency of resource allocation in its capital market to promote its economic transformation and upgrading, and achieve high-quality development.Increasingly fierce competition among countries also requires China to set up a more independent and strong capital market to help the country fulfill these missions. However, a strong capital market is possible only when there is high-quality economic development.What China needs is an effective capital market in which greater information d...
UAE ranked third safest country worldwide
DubaiUAE residents are living in one of the safest countries in the world, according to a recent report published by global database Numbeo.Numbeo, the world’s largest internet database, has released its Crime Index by Country 2020 mid-year and ranked the UAE as the third safest country in the world and the second country in the region, with a safety index score of 84.55 points and a crime index score of 15.45.In its report, Numbeo stated: “The crime index is an estimation of overall level of crime in a given city or a country. We consider crime levels lower than 20 as very low, crime levels b...
The weekly geography quiz
GEOQUIZ: Which large Middle East country borders the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf?Answer: Saudi Arabia. It also has land borders with seven countries: Jordan, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Yemen.———©2020 Chicago Tribune
Australia offers safe haven to Hong Kongers
Sydney (AFP) - Australia on Thursday offered pathways to permanent residency for thousands of people from Hong Kong, in a risky challenge to China over its crackdown on dissent in the city.Prime Minister Scott Morrison said his government was also suspending its extradition agreement with the city and in addition to extending the visas of 10,000 Hong Kongers already in the country, threw open the door to thousands more to start a new life Down Under.Morrison said the decisions were taken in response to the imposition by China last week of a tough new security law in Hong Kong, which he said "c...
Top Israel health official resigns, warns country is ‘in a dangerous place’
Israel is “in a dangerous place”, warned the country’s top public health official in a resignation letter protesting the government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.Professor Siegal Sadetzki accused the current heads of the Ministry of Health of losing direction and ignoring professional advice, in a lengthy Facebook post explaining the reasons for her resignation.“Despite regular warnings in various settings and forums, we are witnessing with frustration that time is running out,” Sadetzsky wrote, according to a translation of her resignation letter in the Jewish Chronicle.Sadetzky comp...
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Russia's Coronavirus Continue Steady Rise Past 700K
Russia confirmed 6,509 new coronavirus infections Thursday, bringing the country’s official number of cases to 707,301Over the past 24 hours 176 people have died, bringing the total toll to 10,843 — a rate considerably lower than in many other countries hit hard by the pandemic.A total of 8,805 people recovered over the last 24 hours, bringing the overall number of recoveries to 481,316.Moscow lifted restrictions including compulsory travel passes on June 8, a move welcomed by residents who rushed out to enjoy the streets and parks.Many other regions lifted lockdown restrictions ahead of a Jul...
The Moscow Times
__Editor's Note:__Since the national security law for Hong Kong came into effect on June 30, its deterrent effect has been immediate. More people are expecting Hong Kong to return to stability so its residents can live peacefully.However, some international politicians and media are still making double standards, chastising China for legislating to guard the security of its own land.Every sovereign country takes into account security. In European countries and the US, there are many law enforcement cases using national security laws, and the Global Times has collected the information and examp...
US coronavirus cases top 3 million as multiple states face alarming resurgence
The United States has reached another grim milestone in the coronavirus pandemic, with the number of confirmed infections surging past 3 million on Wednesday.The official tally, compiled by Johns Hopkins University, is almost twice as high as the second hardest-hit country, Brazil, and represents nearly one-quarter of the world’s confirmed cases. The death toll also continues to rise, with nearly 132,000 fatalities reported nationwide.The latest milestone comes five months after the first infection was confirmed in the U.S. and only a month after the country recorded 2 million cases, a sign th...
New York Daily News
Lebanon nationals seek to emigrate over economic crisis
Many Lebanese are seeking to leave the country for good in search of a better quality of life as the economic crisis continues to bite, Al Jazeera and the National reported.Barely a week after Beirut’s International Airport re-opened in the wake of a three and a half month-long coronavirus closure, scores of Lebanese have sought to flee the struggling state.Many are travelling to countries where they hold their second citizenship, while others are seeking to emigrate afresh.The renewed emigration wave comes after the coronavirus pandemic exacerbated the country’s economic crisis leading to ris...
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