Articles from MARCH 2018

Ramadan 2018

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The holy month of Ramadan looks likely to begin on 17 May this year, with the first day of Eid Al Fitr likely to fall on 15 June 2018  

Category: Featured

BBC approaches UN to stop the bullying of its’ Iranian staff

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The BBC is making an unprecedented appeal to the UN to stop Iran from harassing its Persian service staff in London and their families in Iran. The government-funded British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)  says Iran has stepped up a campaign of intimidation, … Continue reading

Category: Current Affairs

Kurdish airport debacle close to resolution

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Baghdad and Erbil will soon announce final agreement over control of airports and borders, which, as expected, will revert to the central government. Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi  said, “Inshallah, we will pay the region’s salaries and reopen the airports … Continue reading

Category: Current Affairs

GCC Railway: UAE holds out new hope


After years of procrastinating, the UAE’s  infrastructure minister has announced he expects the delayed rail project connecting nations across the Gulf to be operational by 2021, despite a regional political crisis that has divided the region. The UAE, Saudi Arabia, … Continue reading

Category: Current Affairs

Tunisia: New vote of confidence in economic future


EBRD President Suma Chakrabarti has commended Tunisia for its successful political transition and the resilience of its democracy in the face of the many challenges imposed by  instability in the region, during a recent visit to the country’s capital of … Continue reading

Category: Letter from The Editor


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Sylvia Smith When Donald Trump recently announced that the opening of the new US embassy in the UK was not a good enough reason for him to travel to the UK, he highlighted the significance of the architecture as well … Continue reading

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