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Deputy Commissioner Nick Kaldas calls for investigation in former Ombudsman Bruce Barbour

DEPUTY Commissioner Nick Kaldas has claimed the former NSW Ombudsman Bruce Barbour referred him for possible criminal charges in an act of retaliation and wants him investigated for alleged bias. A submission by lawyers for Mr Kaldas contains sensational criticisms of Mr Barbour including that he was wrong to “secretly” tell Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione that he had referred Mr ...

Al Gore flies into Australia to push momentum towards Paris climate summit

Former United States vice-president Al Gore has flown into Australia for a whistlestop tour that includes meetings with state government ministers and senior business figures as part of efforts to build global momentum towards the Paris climate change summit later this year. Mr Gore arrived in Melbourne on Sunday afternoon, heading to a speaking engagement and then dinner with Victorian ministers and senior ...

Qatar spurs glorious future for Goodwood

As quintessentially an English sporting event as tennis at Wimbledon or cricket at Lords, the Glorious Goodwood horse racing festival starts tomorrow with a distinctly Middle East flavour. The course’s lush setting on the Sussex Downs of southern England has known the thunder of hooves for more than 200 years. But with the 2015 meeting offering Arabian pure-bred runners from ...

UAE Space Agency welcomes Bahraini counterparts

Representatives from the Bahraini National Space Science Agency visited the UAE Space Agency’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi. According to state news agency Wam, Dr Khalifa Al Rumaithi, the UAE Space Agency chairman, and Dr Mohammed Nasser Al Ahbabi, director general, along with other senior officials welcomed the Bahrain delegation led by chairman Dr Mohammed Al Amer. The two sides discussed ...

Protesters block main roads in Lebanon rubbish crisis

Demonstrators blocked Lebanon’s main Mediterranean coastal highway on Sunday to protest against a rubbish collection problem in the capital Beirut that led the prime minister to threaten to resign. The havoc disrupted tens of thousands of weekenders and residents leaving Beirut for resorts and mountain villages, and also cut off inhabitants of southern towns heading back to the city. Residents ...

humanitarian truce went into effect in Yemen

A five-day humanitarian truce went into effect in Yemen overnight Monday, hours after forces allied with a Saudi-led coalition fought Houthi militia for control of the country’s largest air base north of Aden. The fighting at the al-Anad base, 50 km from the southern port city, and lack of a clear acceptance to its terms by the Iranian-allied Houthi movement ...

Experts Responses to the Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage

Written by: K.D The legalization of the same-sex marriage by the United States Supreme Court and overwhelmed support by the President Obama has been welcomed with resistant across Australia and elsewhere in the world. For instance, the Lebanese Australians Christians Coalition led by the current Chairman and the CEO of the Australian Middle East, Mr. Walla Whebe who considers the ...

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New law in UAE bans religious or racial discrimination

The United Arab Emirates has banned religious or racial discrimination citing a royal decree by President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan. The aim of the new law is against Islamic military, particularly hard-line Muslims label followers of other schools of Islam unbelievers, also bans insults against other religions. “The new law No. 02 of 2015 criminalizes any acts that stoke religious hatred and/or which insult ...

HRW accused Israel for “abusive arrests” of Palestinian children

Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday accused Israeli security forces of “abusive arrests” of Palestinian children as young as 11. The rights group issued the accusations after US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter had visited to Israel. The accusation described as “Israeli security forces have used unnecessary force to arrest or detain Palestinian children and have choked children, thrown stun grenades at them, beaten them ...

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