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Uganda Bets On Biometric Tech For Transparent Election

London, February 10, 2016: In eight days, on February 18th, Uganda’s General Elections will take place. The Electoral Commission of Uganda is partnering with Smartmatic, the world’s leading electronic voting technology company, to use a biometric voter authentication technology solution that validates the identity of voters prior to ballot casting. Smartmatic has developed a central system to […]

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Saudi Arabia a Force for Regional Peace and Stability

Washington, February 9, 2016: Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir met with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met today to discuss regional issues, including the conflict in Syria, joint counterterrorism efforts and the Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen. In the joint remarks to the media after the meeting, Minister Al-Jubeir reiterated that Saudi Arabia […]

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US: Smile can win hearts in elections!

New York, February 8th, 2016: Presidential candidates, and indeed most politicians, know the power of a good smile on the campaign trail. But what style of smile does the public prefer – the toothy grin of John F. Kennedy or the wry smile of Ronald Reagan? Newly released data by Delta Dental Plans Association may be […]

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Bangladesh: Hindu ceremony attacked

Dhaka, 7th February 2016: Bangladesh is under the grip of severe intolerance as reports after reports pour in, which prove that minorities have little or no place in the country. Bangladesh Minority Watch (BDMW) has reported that perpetrators from majority Muslim community attacked Hindu funeral ceremony (Shardha) with a view to grab land belonging to the minority […]

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World Government Summit to host world leaders

Dubai, February 7, 2016: From February 8-10, the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) government will host hundreds of leaders from around the world – including government representatives, business leaders, entrepreneurs, and heads of multilateral organizations – for the World Government Summit 2016. This year’s theme is ‘Shaping Future Governments,’ and the agenda is focused on global […]

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Bangladesh: Hindu community attacked for refusing to sell cigarettes on credit

Dhaka, February 6, 2016: Hindu community in Bangladesh was under attack again as the shopkeeper from the minority community had refused to sell cigarettes on credit. Enraged members from the majority launched an attack on the refusal which resulted in 15 people from the minority community, including women and children, getting severely injured. Three houses, belonging […]

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UAE puts its faith in youth with aplomb!

Dubai, February 6, 2016: Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has thrown up a contest of sort for the aspiration youth in the country. Maktoum in a series of tweets on Twitter expressed his faith in the country’s youth and has asked universities in […]

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Saudi Minister: It’s in our interest to defeat terrorism

Washington, February 4, 2016: Saudi Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir reiterated the Kingdom’s firm commitment to defeat terrorism in an op-ed published by Newsweek today, titled “The Saudis Are Fighting Terrorism, Don’t Believe Otherwise.” The full op-ed can be read here. “Multiple actors—each with their own motives—have targeted the kingdom, seeking to destabilize the country […]