All News - 30 January 2018

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Zim targets $2,5bn investment approvals

30 January 2018 23:50:05 The Herald

Tinashe Makichi Business Reporter Zimbabwe expects approved investment proposals to reach a record $2,5 billion this year, on the back of growing positive investor sentiment and interest following political changes that took place in November last year. President Mnangagwa, who took over in November last year following the resignation of former President Mugabe has already pledged...

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30 January 2018 23:50:05 The Herald

Petros Kausiyo Deputy Sports Editor ZIMBABWE international forward Evans Rusike has received the ultimate compliment from one of the most powerful people in South African football who has described him as a striker with all the markings of greatness. The 27-year-old sealed a three-year move to SuperSport United yesterday, with club chief executive Stanley Matthews showering...

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US to resume refugee admissions

30 January 2018 23:50:05 The Herald

WASHINGTON. — The United States will resume admissions for refugees from 11 countries identified as presenting a high security risk, but with extra vetting for these mostly Middle Eastern and African nations, senior US officials said on Monday. The changes came after a 90-day review of refugee admissions from Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Mali, North...

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Peace and Reconciliation Commission gets down to business

30 January 2018 23:50:05 The Herald

Auxilia Katongomara Bulawayo Bureau THE National Peace and Reconciliation Commission will next month begin public hearings on various issues to do with justice, healing and reconciliation. Earlier this month, President Emmerson Mnangagwa signed the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission Bill (NPRC) into law to operationalise the Commission that was appointed in 2016. The National Peace and...

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Norway Ski Team’s Sweater Gets Tangled in a Neo-Nazi Uproar

30 January 2018 23:49:32 NYT > World

A design for official knitwear to be worn by the country’s competitors this season bears a rune that white supremacists have tried to co-opt.

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UNRWA chief slams ‘political dimension’ of US aid cut to Palestinians

30 January 2018 23:32:37 WN.com - Mideast News

Author: AFP Wed, 2018-01-31 21:48 ID: 1517333610982512100 GENEVA: The head of the UN agency for Palestinians criticized on Tuesday the “political dimension” of a US decision to dramatically slash funding to the organization, warning this could lead to rising instability. Pierre Krahenbuhl said the US decision to reduce funding for the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) this year by $300 million “has a political dimension that I think should be avoided.” He made these comments while issuing an emergency...

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Yemen PM prepares to flee Aden as separatists advance

30 January 2018 23:32:37 WN.com - Mideast News

Author: AP Tue, 2018-01-30 03:00 ID: 1517329548712125400 SANAA, Yemen: Yemen’s Prime Minister Ahmed Obaid Bin Daghar was preparing to flee to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday after separatists backed by the United Arab Emirates seized the area around the presidential palace in the southern city of Aden in fierce battles, security officials said. A Saudi-led coalition that includes the UAE has been battling rebels in northern Yemen for nearly three years on behalf of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi’s government. But despite having a common enemy, the UAE and Hadi have been locked in a long-running power struggle, which boiled over on Sunday as clashes erupted across the government’s seat of power....

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Syria fighting displaces 270,000 in winter

30 January 2018 23:32:37 WN.com - Mideast News

Author: AFP Tue, 2018-01-30 21:07 ID: 1517343174573336200 More than 270,000 Syrians have fled fighting in the northwest provinces of Idlib and Hama between government forces and rebels since mid-December, a senior UN aid official said Tuesday. Camps for the displaced are overstretched, forcing many to seek...

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Israeli troops kill Palestinian teen in West Bank clash

30 January 2018 23:32:37 WN.com - Mideast News

Author: AP Wed, 2018-01-31 03:00 ID: 1517334382552582800 RAMALLAH: A 16-year-old Palestinian was killed in clashes between the Israeli military and stone-throwers in a West Bank village on Tuesday, Palestinian officials said....

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Russia hosts showpiece Syria congress despite last-minute setbacks

30 January 2018 23:32:37 WN.com - Mideast News

Author: MENEKSE TOKYAY Wed, 2018-01-31 03:00 ID: 1517339299223053100 SOCHI/ANKARA: Russia on Tuesday hosted a showpiece congress aimed at bringing Syria’s seven-year war to an end, but hopes were low after rebels pulled out at the last minute following boycotts by the main opposition and Kurds. An opening speech by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, delayed by two hours because of ongoing negotiations, was interrupted both by cries of “Long live Russia!” and angry heckling from Syrian delegates. Representatives of rebel groups flew into Sochi from Turkey late on Monday but refused to leave the...

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Egypt coalition calls for boycott of March vote

30 January 2018 23:32:37 WN.com - Mideast News

Author: AP Tue, 2018-01-30 03:00 ID: 1517341773813199100 CAIRO: A coalition of eight Egyptian opposition parties and some 150 pro-democracy public figures on Tuesday called for a boycott of the March presidential election, calling it an “absurdity” and comparing the government’s handling of the vote to that of “old and crude dictatorships.” President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi is virtually certain to win a second, four-year term in the March 26-28 vote. A face-saving candidate’s last-minute entry spared the...

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Yemen separatists capture Aden, government confined to palace

30 January 2018 23:32:37 WN.com - Mideast News

Author: Reuters Tue, 2018-01-30 20:56 ID: 1517335499132711900 ADEN: Southern Yemeni separatists took control of the port city of Aden after two days of fighting, residents said on Tuesday, confining the internationally recognized government of President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi to the presidential palace. Fighting between southern separatists, backed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE), against forces loyal to Saudi-based president Hadi, risk crippling their once united campaign against the Iran-aligned Houthi movement in Yemen’s north. The UAE is a major component of a Saudi-led military coalition of Arab states that has supported Hadi’s...

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US, Qatar reach agreement on subsidy spat with airlines

30 January 2018 23:32:37 WN.com - Mideast News

Author: AP Wed, 2018-01-31 03:00 ID: 1517329249272094800 WASHINGTON: The United States and Qatar on Tuesday inked a deal to resolve a years-old quarrel over alleged airline subsidies, as Qatar’s government works to defuse tensions with the Trump administration. A formal announcement came Tuesday, as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis hosted the inaugural round of the US-Qatar strategic dialogue. Agreements, on security and counter-terrorism cooperation and combatting human trafficking, were also signed. “Qatar is a strong partner and long-time friend of the United States,” Tillerson said, welcoming the agreements. Tuesday’s meeting follows harsh criticism of...

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Germany′s Steinmeier meets religious authorities in Lebanon

30 January 2018 23:32:37 WN.com - Mideast News

Author: NAJIA HOUSSARI Wed, 2018-01-31 00:16 ID: 1517336217212785000 BEIRUT: Religions are once again playing prominent roles in societies, especially in the Middle East, said German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier from Beirut on Tuesday. Addressing Islamic and Christian religious authorities who received him in Lebanon’s Dar Al-Fatwa, he said: “Religious harmony indicates acceptance of diversity and coexistence among the various components of...

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Faulty toilet forces plane full of plumbers to turn around

30 January 2018 23:32:37 WN.com - Mideast News

Isn't it ironic? A plane carrying 85 plumbers has been forced to turn around after the Norwegian flight's toilets packed up. The jet was flying from the Norwegian capital Oslo to the German city of Munich last weekend....

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UN envoy warns Gaza facing ‘full collapse’

30 January 2018 23:32:37 WN.com - Mideast News

A senior United Nations official on Tuesday warned the Palestinian coastal enclave of the Gaza Strip was on the verge of “full collapse”. UN Middle East peace envoy Nickolay Mladenov said a key to saving Gaza from disaster was restoring the government of Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas to power there, a decade after it was forced out by the militant Islamist movement Hamas. “Without that, Gaza risks exploding in our face again, this time in a far more deadly and violent......

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An Alternative President in Kenya

30 January 2018 23:28:50 NYT > Africa

After two contested elections last year left the country divided, Kenyans supporting the opposition leader Raila Odinga took matters into their own hands.

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British PM sends envoy . . . Zim makes headway in re-engagement efforts

30 January 2018 23:23:33 The Herald

Tendai Mugabe Senior Reporter President Mnangagwa’s administration is making headway in taking Zimbabwe onto the global arena, with the President this week expected to receive a special envoy from British Prime Minister Theresa May to discuss issues of mutual interest between the two countries. The discussions will touch on several economic issues, including Zimbabwe’s possible return...

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Govt to conduct nationwide crop assessment

30 January 2018 23:23:33 The Herald

Elita Chikwati Senior Agriculture Reporter Government plans to carry out the first round of nationwide crop and livestock assessments to ascertain the severity of the prolonged dry spell. Lands, Agriculture and Rural Resettlement Deputy Minister Cde Davis Marapira yesterday confirmed that Government would carry out a nationwide crop assessment to map out appropriate intervention measures. “The crop...

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MDC-T on the rocks as Chamisa, Gutu fight

30 January 2018 23:23:33 The Herald

Nqobile Tshili Bulawayo Bureau THE fall-out in the MDC-T leadership has deepened, with party deputy president Nelson Chamisa saying spokesman Mr Obert Gutu’s announcement that he will contest the Harare East parliamentary seat is a mere wish that will not materialise. Mr Chamisa, who was delegated to lead MDC-T in the MDC Alliance by the party’s...

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EU pours in $17m

30 January 2018 23:23:33 The Herald

Daniel Nemukuyu and Nokutenda Chiyangwa The European Union (EU) has injected $17 million into Zimbabwe’s justice system, in a move meant to improve justice delivery and strengthen the rule of law. The funds will be spread across stakeholders in the justice sector such as the Judicial Service Commission (JSC), Law Society of Zimbabwe (LSZ), Legal...

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World leaders hail Zim transition

30 January 2018 23:23:33 The Herald

Tendai Mugabe Senior Reporter World leaders have hailed Zimbabwe’s peaceful transition, which saw former President Cde Robert Mugabe resigning on November 21, 2017, and are keen to draw lessons from Zimbabwe’s new administration on how it managed the process. Following Cde Mugabe’s resignation, President Emmerson Mnangagwa took over after he was seconded to State Presidency by...

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US shoots down MDC Alliance’s $15bn claim

30 January 2018 23:23:33 The Herald

Zvamaida Murwira Senior Reporter The United States has distanced itself from claims by MDC Alliance acting chairperson Advocate Nelson Chamisa at the weekend that President Donald Trump promised the opposition party a $15 billion kitty should they win the forthcoming elections. In his address at an MDC Alliance rally in Mutare at the weekend and in...

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Amid Protests, Honduran President Is Sworn In for 2nd Term

30 January 2018 23:17:09 NYT > Americas

The pomp-filled ceremony, coming after weeks of unrest over a widely disputed election, was marred by new clashes between security forces and protesters.

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Election farce mirrors state of Italian football

30 January 2018 23:12:23 The Daily Star >> Sports

Italian football plunged further into crisis just two months after the country’s dramatic World Cup exit, with the failure to elect a new federation chief amid scenes of chaos in Rome.

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English clubs the big spenders in record transfer year

30 January 2018 23:12:23 The Daily Star >> Sports

Football clubs across the world splashed out a record $6.37 billion on players during 2017 with English teams again the biggest spenders, FIFA’s Global Transfer Market Report said.

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Pacers power past Hornets, Celtics surprise Nuggets

30 January 2018 23:12:23 The Daily Star >> Sports

Victor Oladipo and Myles Turner combined for 47 points as the Indiana Pacers won their second straight with a 105-96 win over the struggling Charlotte Hornets Monday.

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Arakji signs short-term deal with China team

30 January 2018 23:12:23 The Daily Star >> Sports

Riyadi point guard Wael Arakji has signed a short-term deal with Chinese Basketball Association team Beijing Beikong, the Beirut club announced Tuesday.

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No underdogs in Super Bowls, Brady says

30 January 2018 23:12:23 The Daily Star >> Sports

Tom Brady insists there will be nothing to choose between his New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles when the two sides collide in this weekend’s Super Bowl.

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Man City seal Laporte deal, Aubameyang arrives at Arsenal

30 January 2018 23:12:23 The Daily Star >> Sports

Manchester City completed the signing of Aymeric Laporte Tuesday as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reportedly arrived at Arsenal’s training ground to finalise his transfer from Borussia Dortmund, with clubs scrambling to beat Wednesday’s deadline.

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