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10 Years In Prison For The Owner Of The Algerian Media Group An-Nahar.

10 Years In Prison For The Owner Of The Algerian Media Group An-Nahar.

An Algerian court of appeals on Sunday upheld the 10-year prison sentence against the owner of the private Ennahar media group, Anis Rahmani, for corruption, the official APS reported. Anis Rahmani, whose real name is Muhammad Moghadam, was prosecuted, especially on charges of “misuse in bad faith of the funds of the Al-Atheer Press Company” of the An-Nahar Group, “violating the legislation regulating money and exchange”, “exploiting influence and state agents to obtain undeserved benefits” and “false declaration.” According to the same source. The court also fined Al-Atheer Press 12 million dinars (approximately 88 thousand euros) with a compensation of…
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The Coup In Burkina Faso Further Weakens France’s Influence In Africa.

The Coup In Burkina Faso Further Weakens France’s Influence In Africa.

The attempted coup in Burkina Faso further underscores the diminishing French influence in West Africa, particularly in favour of Russia, which is trying to ride a wave of hostility to Paris on the part of public opinion. The scene appears blurry in the country after the ousted head of state refused to abdicate, but the anti-French trends are neither new nor random, and they are gaining increasing momentum, while the activity of jihadist groups is expanding in the Sahel region and extending towards the Gulf of Guinea. About twenty-four hours after the coup against Lieutenant-Colonel Paul-Henri Sandaugo Damiba, who himself…
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European Leaders Meet In Prague To Face The Repercussions Of The Russian War.

European Leaders Meet In Prague To Face The Repercussions Of The Russian War.

The leaders of the European Union will meet with their counterparts from outside the bloc, Thursday and Friday in Prague, to discuss ways to respond to the tragic repercussions of the Russian war in Ukraine, according to what the President of the European Council Charles Michel announced. "In a few days we meet in Prague for two important events: the first meeting of the European Political Group on October 6 and the informal meeting of the European Council the next day," Michel said on Sunday, in an invitation to the European Union leaders. "We agreed to launch the European Political…
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An Upcoming Visit By The Spanish Prime Minister To A Global Forum In Fez Next November.

An Upcoming Visit By The Spanish Prime Minister To A Global Forum In Fez Next November.

A few months after changing the official Spanish position on the artificial conflict in the Moroccan Sahara, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced his intention to attend a forum in Fez next month. Sources close to Sanchez told Spanish media that the Spanish official intends to attend the Ninth World Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, to be organized on November 22-23 in Fez, along with his socialist predecessor Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero. A week ago, Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Residing Abroad, Nasser Bourita, held talks in New York with the Deputy Secretary-General and…
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WTO: Central Banks Have No Choice But To Raise Interest Rates Due To Inflation.

WTO: Central Banks Have No Choice But To Raise Interest Rates Due To Inflation.

The Director-General of the World Trade Organization, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, warned on Tuesday that the world is on the verge of a "global recession" at a time when it is facing "multiple crises." Speaking at the opening of the organization's annual general forum in Geneva, Okonjo-Iweala said that expectations had previously indicated a "post-epidemic recovery."And she continued, "But now we have to face signs of an upcoming recession," stressing that it is a "global recession." "I think that's where we're headed," she said. But at the same time, we have to start thinking about recovery. We have to get back to…
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Coup In Burkina Faso: Deposed Colonel Damiba Agrees To Resign.

Coup In Burkina Faso: Deposed Colonel Damiba Agrees To Resign.

The leader of Burkina Faso's ruling junta, Lieutenant-Colonel Damiba, deposed by Captain Ibrahim Traoré but who refused to abdicate, finally agreed to resign on Sunday, religious and community leaders said, "in order to avoid clashes," they said, two days after the coup. In Burkina Faso, the head of the deposed junta, Paul-Henri Damiba, tendered his resignation on Sunday, October 2. This was accepted by religious and community leaders as well as Captain Ibrahim Traoré, Burkina Faso's new de facto ruler, according to a statement. "Following the mediation actions" carried out by these leaders between the two rivals, "President Paul-Henri Sandaogo…
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North Korea: UN Secretary-General commits to denuclearization

North Korea: UN Secretary-General commits to denuclearization

SEOUL: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday expressed his "clear commitment" to North Korea's denuclearization during his visit to Seoul, weeks after Pyongyang said it was "ready to mobilize" its deterrent. "I would like to reaffirm our clear commitment to the full, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, of North Korea," Guterres said in a meeting with South Korean President Yoon Suk-you. This is a "fundamental objective to bring peace, security and stability to the whole region", he added, according to images broadcast by local television. Before arriving in Seoul on Thursday, the UN secretary-general was in…
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Washington reveals Iranian plan to assassinate ex-senior US official

Washington reveals Iranian plan to assassinate ex-senior US official

WASHINGTON: US justice revealed on Wednesday a plot led by a member of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards to assassinate John Bolton, former national security adviser to the White House. The US Department of Justice said in a statement that Shahram Poursafi, alias Mehdi Rezayi, 45, was charged in absentia with offering to pay $300,000 to individuals in the United States to kill John Bolton, who was also United States ambassador to the UN, apparently to avenge the death of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, killed in January 2020 in an American strike. The plot was revealed to the authorities by the…
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