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We will not allow PIB to pass if it gives undue power to a Minister ...

Business Day Online 07 Mar 2021
At the last Public hearing on the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) by the House of Representatives, host communities rejected the 2.5% host community funds and demanded for 10% and they alleged that they were not consulted in the drafting of the Bill hence their interests are not ...
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Ethiopia’s Tigray: UN scraps formal call for peace

Indian Express 06 Mar 2021
Ireland, which drafted the statement, decided not to push for approval after the council failed to reach a consensus due to objections by China, Russia and India ... China objected to the wording of the draft UN statement, demanding the removal of the phrase “violence in Tigray,” another diplomat said.
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Video: Egypt renovating Arish Port in North Sinai to reach international standards

Egypt Independent 06 Mar 2021
... Arish Port in North Sinai to match up with international ports in the Eastern Mediterranean region allowing it to receive ships carrying up to 20,000 to 30,000 tons, after deepening the draft for 12 meters in order to meet the demands for customers of Sinai Peninsula products.
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U.S. says Russia is shielding ally Syria

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 06 Mar 2021
The watchdog's investigators in April blamed three chemical attacks in 2017 on Assad's government, and its Executive Council demanded that Syria provide details. When it didn't, France in November submitted a draft measure on behalf of 46 countries to suspend Syria's "rights and privileges" in the global watchdog, which means it would lose its vote.
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Russia accused of fending Assad 'despite its chemical weapons attack

Arab News 06 Mar 2021
NEW YORK ... The OPCW Executive Council responded by demanding that Syria provide details. When it didn’t, France submitted a draft measure on behalf of 46 countries in November to suspend Syria’s “rights and privileges” in the global watchdog which means it would lose its vote. It will be considered at the April meeting of the OPCW’s 193 member states.
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'Tweaked' UN resolution on Sri Lanka still falls short on accountability

Tamil Guardian 05 Mar 2021
An updated draft United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution on Sri Lanka was released this morning, showing some changes to the language of the text but still falling short on Tamil demands for an international accountability mechanism ... Hunger strikers in Jaffna yesterday, demanding Sri Lanka be referred to the ICC.
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Revival-seeking China unveils action plan for modernization

China Daily 05 Mar 2021
The draft outline of the 14th ... Mainly focusing on domestic issues, the draft outline stresses building a "complete domestic demand system" and strong domestic market, and also sends worldwide reassuring messages by pledging "higher-level opening up" and reduced import tariffs.
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China Focus: Revival-seeking China unveils action plan for modernization

China.dot.org 05 Mar 2021
The draft outline of the 14th ... Mainly focusing on domestic issues, the draft outline stresses building a "complete domestic demand system" and strong domestic market, and also sends worldwide reassuring messages by pledging "higher-level opening up" and reduced import tariffs.
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Report details troubles of Florida's unemployment system

Citrus County Chronicle 05 Mar 2021
(AP) — The Florida agency that oversees unemployment benefits was besieged with bomb threats, shooting threats and coronavirus outbreaks in its offices at it tried to handle claims on a system that wasn't built to meet demand caused by the pandemic, according to a draft report released Thursday.
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US: Russia blocks Syria chemical weapons use accountability

Beaumont Enterprise 05 Mar 2021
U.S. Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield told the U.N ... The OPCW Executive Council responded by demanding that Syria provide details. When it didn’t, France submitted a draft measure on behalf of 46 countries in November to suspend Syria’s “rights and privileges” in the global watchdog which means it would lose its vote ... U.N.
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Sri Lanka remains only ‘partly free’ – Freedom House

Tamil Guardian 05 Mar 2021
Systemic discrimination ... The report supports this statement highlighting language laws and naturalization procedures Tamils have been subject to ... Surveillance and intimidation ... Jaffna University Students’ Union demands Sri Lanka be referred to ICC ... TNPF disappointed that draft UN resolution fails to meet 'basic' demands of Tamil victims. .
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Proposal to replace the police department gets preliminary OK from Minneapolis Council

Finger Lakes Times 05 Mar 2021
A proposal that asks voters to replace the Minneapolis Police Department following George Floyd's death will head to the City Council for consideration next week ... As they drafted the policy, Fletcher said they wanted to both respond to demands to urgently enact changes and leave flexibility for people to provide their input ... .
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Victor Jara’s song returns as an anthem of our time

People's World 05 Mar 2021
16, 1973 ... ... imperialism ... It made sense, therefore, for the waves of protests to crash down on the demand for a new Constitution. In 2020, 78% of the country voted to draft a new constitution; in April 2021, they will vote in the constituent assembly to frame it ... “We demand our rights,” said communist leader Mohammed Salim, the right to live in peace.
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