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ECOWAS, West Africa’s main political and economic bloc, has been pressing Mali to respect its commitment to hold elections.Published On 25 Oct 202125 Oct 2021Mali’s transitional government has given the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) special representative 72 hours to leave the country following “actions incompatible with his status”, the foreign ministry said.…
An Israeli family court has ruled the grandfather of Eitan Biran unlawfully took the six-year-old child to Tel Aviv.Published On 25 Oct 202125 Oct 2021|25 Oct 202104:25 PM (GMT)An Israeli court has ordered a six-year-old boy who survived a cable car crash in Italy to be returned to his relatives there, amid a bitter custody…
American journalist Spencer Ackerman, in collaboration with documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras, just released a document related to the US drone operations leaked by National Security Agency whistleblower, Edward Snowden. The document is an article on Intellipedia, a secretive US data site where the US intelligence agencies share the material they mine on us all across…
Electoral commission will begin registering candidates amid ongoing wrangling over the constitutional basis for the vote.Published On 24 Oct 202124 Oct 2021Registration of candidates for Libya’s elections will open next month, the High National Election Commission has said ahead of the landmark vote scheduled for December. Emad al-Sayah, head of the Election Commission, said on…
It was not possible to independently verify the death toll, and the Iran-aligned Houthis rarely comment on losses.Published On 24 Oct 202124 Oct 2021More than 260 Houthi rebels were killed in fighting over the past three days near Yemen’s strategic city of Marib, the Saudi Arabia-led coalition said on Sunday. The rebel deaths are the…
Israel’s designation of six Palestinian NGOs as ‘terrorist organisations’ seeks to undermine the Palestinian struggle for freedom.Yara Hawari is the Palestine Policy Fellow of Al-Shabaka, the Palestinian Policy Network.Published On 24 Oct 202124 Oct 2021On October 22, the Israeli defence ministry issued a military order designating six Palestinian NGOs as “terrorist organisations”. The six targeted…
Supreme Leader Khamenei says some governments ‘made big errors’ and ‘sinned in normalising’ relations with Israel.Published On 24 Oct 202124 Oct 2021Arab nations that normalised ties with Israel last year have “sinned” and should reverse such moves, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said on Sunday. The United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Sudan, and Morocco agreed to…
The Senate committee in charge of reviewing fintech has revealed an ambitious strategy to manage Australia’s global digital economy. The committee’s final report has been released, and it includes a dozen suggestions for how digital assets should be regulated.  If adopted, the twelve recommendations in the Australia as a Technology and Financial Centre (ATFC) committee’s…
NSW Electric Vehicle (EV) Strategy legislation has passed through the NSW parliament. The legislation will commit $490 million towards EVs in tax cuts, $3,000 rebates on purchased EVs, and EV chargers’ installation across NSW.  The legislation is hoped to incentivise the uptake of EVs and reduce obstacles in their purchase and practical use. The new…
In the week since Sydney’s lockdown ended, consumers have pulled out their wallets and hit the shops. Buy Now Pay Later company Zip’s spending index data for last week shows a 72 per cent increase in retail spending compared to the week before.  Wednesday and Saturday saw the most significant increase in spending at 90…