SAUDI ARABIA OFFICIALLY ENDS BAN ON WOMAN DRIVERS

22nd June 2018 . by incontext_adm

22 JUNE 2018 (SOURCE: AFP) – Saudi Arabia will allow women to drive from Sunday, ending the world’s only ban on female motorists, a historic reform marred by what rights groups call an expanding crackdown on activists. Overturning the decades-long ban, a glaring symbol of repression against women, is part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s…

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SOUTH SUDAN PEACE TALKS A “LAST-DITCH ATTEMPT”

21st June 2018 . by incontext_adm

21 JUNE 2018 (SOURCE: REUTERS) – South Sudan’s president and rebel leader met on Wednesday for the first time since 2016, when a peace deal collapsed and fighting re-erupted between their forces, the Ethiopian prime minister’s chief of staff said. “The PM Abiy Ahmed hosted a private dinner to President Salva Kiir & Dr Rieck Machar…

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ISSUE 197 | 21 JUNE 2018

20th June 2018 . by incontext_adm

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US QUITS UN HUMAN RIGHTS BODY

20th June 2018 . by incontext_adm

20 JUNE 2018 (SOURCE: REUTERS) – The United States withdrew from a “hypocritical and self-serving” United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday over what it called chronic bias against Israel and a lack of reform, a move activists warned would make advancing human rights globally even more difficult. Standing with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo…

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3 MILLION MORE – DISPLACED PEOPLE WORLDWIDE HITS RECORD 68.5 MILLION

19th June 2018 . by incontext_adm

19 JUNE 2018 (SOURCE: AFP) – A record 68.5 million people have been forced flee their homes due to war, violence and persecution, notably in places like Myanmar and Syria, the UN said on Tuesday. By the end of 2017, the number was nearly three million higher than the previous year and showed a 50-percent…

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WEEK 3: Celebrate!

18th June 2018 . by incontext_adm

“Then Jesus told them this parable: ‘Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he…

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GLOBAL ECONOMY AT RISK AS US-CHINA TRADE WARS SPARKS FEAR

18th June 2018 . by incontext_adm

18 JUNE 2018 (SOURCE:REUTERS) – Fresh fears of a trade war between the world’s top two economies sent Asia markets tumbling on Monday after the United States and China imposed tit-for-tat tariffs on billions of dollars of imports. Energy firms were among the biggest losers as oil prices plunged ahead of a key OPEC meeting,…

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CHINA CARRIES OUT MISSILE DRILLS IN SOUTH CHINA SEAS

15th June 2018 . by incontext_adm

15 JUNE 2018 (SOURCE:REUTERS) – China’s navy carried out drills in the South China Sea to simulate fending off an aerial attack, state media said on Friday, as China and the United States trade barbs over who is responsible for heightened tensions in the disputed waterways. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed concern during a…

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“MAJOR” NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT BY NORTH KOREA IN NEXT TWO YEARS

14th June 2018 . by incontext_adm

14 JUNE 2018 (SOURCE: INDEPENDENT) – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says that the Trump administration would like to see “major” North Korean nuclear disarmament in the next two and a half years, following the historic meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore. Mr Pompeo made the statement during a trip to South Korea, saying that the US…

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