Sudan: Chief Justice Receives Chairman of Grievances Chamber in Saudi Arabia

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[SNA] Khartoum -The Chief Justice, Professor Haider Ahmed Dafa Alla received , Monday the Chairman of Grievances Chamber of Saudi Arabia, Dr Khalid bin Mohamed bin Yousif and his accompanying delegation in presence of Ambassador of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Ali bin Hassan Jaafer and Chairman of the Public Grievances Chamber in Sudan, Dr Ahmed Abu Zaid.

Africa: What Will Trump's Presidency Mean to Peace in Middle East?

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[Nation] Last Sunday, I ventured into diplomacy. And I got quite some feedback, both positive and negative. The most emphatic one was the one that reminded me that "... a cardinal principle in international relations holds that no country acts in the interests of another..." I own up. That is not my field and I did point out as much in my submission last Sunday. I also, however, appreciate that the article provoked some thought.

Egypt: UAE - Academic Facing Speech Charges

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[HRW] Beirut -An Emirati academic facing charges that include his peaceful criticism of the Egyptian and Emirati authorities will have spent more than 18 months in detention by the time the next session of his trial takes place on February 22, 2017, Human Rights Watch said today. Nasser bin Ghaith spent nine months in incommunicado detention after his arrest in August 2015, and authorities have kept him in solitary confinement since his transfer to the maximum security block in Al-Sadr jail on May 18, 2016.