Month: December 2022

2022: The MILESTONE YEAR

Jetex Annual Review Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Dec. 29, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The business aviation industry is currently going through the biggest transition in history, accelerated by the digitalisation, accessibility, and the exceptional travel conveniences that it offers against the backdrop of a gradual recovery from the health crisis. In many ways, it reflects […]

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African Union Monitoring Team Visits Ethiopia’s Tigray to Oversee Cease-Fire

East African and African Union officials arrived in the Tigray region of Ethiopia to launch a joint monitoring and verification mechanism for a peace deal signed in November to end the two-year war. The mediating team, led by former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, as well as African Union representatives and diplomats from various countries, arrived Thursday in Mekele, the Tigray region’s capital. The team that helped broker a peace deal between Ethiopia’s federal government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front in South Africa is keeping an eye on the cease-fire’s progress. The warring factions have

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Major Losses Shift Islamic State, Al-Qaida’s Balance of Power

Across the United States and many other Western countries, the threat from Islamist terror groups has been increasingly overshadowed by the threats from other extremist groups, some of whom have proven to be more deadly in recent years. But despite a rise in far-right and white-supremacist-driven terrorist threats, counterterrorism officials have been careful not to overlook the still persistent threat from groups such as the Islamic State and al-Qaida. “Jihadism is, yes, it is the main threat right now still in the Netherlands,” Netherlands Justice and Security Minister Dilan Yeşilgöz-Zegerius said in response to a question from VOA during a

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Deriv’s partnership conference for top African achievers was a success

Deriv Global Partnerships team KIGALI, Rwanda, Dec. 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — From September 30 to October 2, 2022, Deriv hosted their top-performing affiliates in Africa at a conference filled with networking opportunities, knowledge-sharing sessions, and social engagements. Deriv team members came from all over the region to meet with the affiliates from their respective […]

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Netanyahu Government: West Bank Settlements Top Priority

Benjamin Netanyahu’s incoming hardline government put West Bank settlement expansion at the top of its list of priorities on Wednesday, vowing to legalize dozens of illegally built outposts and annex the occupied territory as part of its coalition deal with its ultranational allies.   The coalition agreements, released a day before the government is to be sworn into office, also included language endorsing discrimination against LGBTQ people on religious grounds, as well as generous stipends for ultra-Orthodox men who prefer to study instead of work.   The package laid the groundwork for what is expected to be a stormy beginning

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With Mass Arrests, Now is ‘Worst Time’ to Be Journalist in Iran

Three months into Iran’s crackdown on coverage of widespread protests, media analysts remain troubled by the dozens of journalist arrests and reports of abuse in detention centers.   “Right now is probably the worst time to ever be a journalist in Iran,” said Sherif Mansour, Middle East and North Africa program coordinator for the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).   Data released by CPJ in December showed Iran as the top jailer of journalists globally, with 62 reporters — 24 of whom are women — currently in prison.   More than 20 other journalists have been arrested since September, but

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