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Federal Reserve Board announces approval of application by Reliable Community Bancshares, Inc. and MAB Acquisition Corp.

October 26, 2017 tradingeconomics.com 0

Federal Reserve Board announces approval of application by Reliable Community Bancshares, Inc. and MAB Acquisition Corp.
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Canada’s Oil Output To Grow For Decades To Come

October 26, 2017 Irina Slav 0

Despite the Canadian government’s efforts to curb carbon emissions and expand the adoption of renewable energy systems, the country’s crude oil production will only continue to grow in the next couple of decades, a report from the National Energy Board found. The report considered three different scenarios for the long term, outlining the most likely trends in energy. According to it, the only way Ottawa can achieve its own carbon-reduction targets is to sharply raise carbon prices and boost cleaner-energy adoption. These measures,…

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Turkey trains 5,631 Syrian policemen

October 26, 2017 Middle East Monitor 0

The Turkish Police Academy oversaw the training of 5,631 Syrians to work as police officers where the “Euphrates Shield Operation” is taking place in northern Syria. Turkey’s Anadolu Agency reported Turkish security sources as saying that the training took place at five schools belonging to the Turkish Police Academy. According to the sources, the training aims to achieve security and stability in the areas where Turkey’s military operation was taking place as well as the city of Azaz in northwestern Syrian. Twenty per cent of the participants were trained under the supervision of Turkey’s Police Special Operations Department. After the training, which began in December last year, the police officers will begin their duties in the cities of Al-Bab, Azaz, […]

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Arab nations discuss countering spread of drugs

October 26, 2017 Middle East Monitor 0

The heads of anti-narcotics agencies in the Middle East yesterday discussed setting up a project to counter the spread of drugs in the region. Speaking at the opening of the 31st Arab Conference of the Heads of Drug Control Agencies in the Tunisian capital Tunis, Secretary-General of the Council of Arab Interior Ministers Mohammed Bin Ali Koman said: “This project will have a significant impact on reducing the spread of drugs and reducing the risks of this proliferation.” “The conference is also discussing a draft for an Arab mechanism for early warning, to monitor developments in the field of drugs, combat traditional and innovative psychological materials, and subject the Tramadol drug to international control.” Director of the Arab Office for […]

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Khashoggi welcomes Saudi’s pledge to end extremism

October 26, 2017 Middle East Monitor 0

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has welcomed Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman’s calls to bring an end to extremism in the Kingdom. “The Kingdom has lost long decades being locked up in narrow Salafist ideology,” Khashoggi said on Twitter. Freedom from extremism promised by the Crown Prince should include ensuring public freedoms so that no citizen is arrested for his opinion so that we do not move from one extreme to another. Khashoggi added that he hoped the “Crown Prince does the right thing and carries a good vision for the Kingdom.” During an economic forum on Tuesday, Bin Salman vowed to fight extremist saying the Kingdom will restore moderate Islam. “We will not spend the next 30 years of our […]

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Orthodox Church properties being sold in Israel

October 26, 2017 Middle East Monitor 0

Orthodox Christian properties in Jerusalem, Jaffa and Caesara are being sold at very low and questionable prices to companies in offshore tax havens, according to Haaretz. Documents obtained by the Israeli newspaper appear to show an unknown company purchased a three story office building in King David Street in Jerusalem for $850,000 – an area with prime retail spaces. Another deal has also included the sale of an area of 2.3 dunums (0.0023 square kilometres) in the Al-Baqaa neighbourhood of Jerusalem for $350,000; an extremely low valuation for the highly sought after area. Elsewhere in the region, some six dunums (0.006 square kilometres) near the Clock Tower square in Jaffa, consisting of dozens of businesses, have been sold for a […]

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