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No quick finish expected for Afghan elections

Source : AP / 26 Apr 2014

Afghanistan is expected to release preliminary results in its crucial presidential election on Saturday, but the results are only one step in a potentially long road to determine who will succeed President Hamid Karzai. Neither Abdullah Abdullah, a former foreign minister, nor ex-finance minister Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai look set to win a majority, meaning the violence-weary country could be heading for a runoff.

 

Is London a safe destination for UAE tourists?

Source : Al Arabiya / 24 Apr 2014

Two separate attacks on Emirati tourists in London occurring within the space of three weeks have prompted concerns over whether the British capital is still a safe holiday destination for UAE nationals.

 

Half of Russians consider isolation from West hardly possible

Source : Itar-Tass / 24 Apr 2014

Every other Russian citizen believes that the country is unlikely to be isolated from the West, while 4% of the surveyed are sure that isolation will undoubtedly happen, a poll by the All-Russia Public Opinion Research Centre (WCIOM) has found.

 

Islam could be dominant UK religion in 10 years – census analysis

Source : RT / 22 Apr 2014 

One in 10 people under 25s in Britain is now a Muslim, while Christianity is in decline, the 2011 UK census reveals. An explosion in the Muslim population and an aging Christian demographic could mean Islam will be the dominant religion in the UK in 10 years.

 

Most Arabs want more censorship of film and TV

Source : Al Arabiya / 21 Apr 2014

The majority of Arabs want tighter censorship of films and TV shows, according to a six-nation poll.

Around 69 percent of respondents felt there should be greater regulation of romantic content, while 74 percent said more should be done about on-screen violence, according to a survey by Northwestern University in Qatar in partnership with the Doha Film Institute.

 

'Nearly 15,000 children killed' in Syria civil war

Source : AA / 18 Apr 2014

A total of 14,629 children were killed in Syrian regime attacks against opposition forces since March 2011, according to a London-based rights group.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights said Thursday 2.1 million Syrian children suffer lack of food and health issues, while 1.1 million children live as refugees in neighboring countries.

 

Crimea accession : Poll

Source : Tatar Inform with Itar Tass / 18 Apr 2014

Fifty nine percent of Russians think that the state should not condemn people disapproving of Crimea’s accession to Russia, Russian Public Opinion Research Centre (VCIOM) reports.

The center has published data on how, Russians think, people opposed to Crimea joining Russia should be regarded.

 

Israel Demolished 90 Houses and demolished 191

Source : WAFA / 16 Apr 2014

Center of Information concerning Israeli Settlement and Apartheid Wall Affairs highlighted Monday the escalating pace at which house demolitions  are carried out and demolition notices are served since the beginning of the current year of 2014.

 

‘Brits no more proud in nationality’

Source : Presstv / 15 Apr 2014

The pride of British people in their national identity has fallen to an all time low, a new study shows.

Figures from the British Social Attitudes survey, to be published later this year, revealed earlier this week that only a third of people are “very proud” to be British, compared with 43 percent a decade ago.

 

Study ranks UAE number one in social progress

Source :Khaleej Times / 14 Apr 2014

The study was published by the nonprofit Social Progress Imperative and released last week at the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship. 

The UAE has been ranked number one in the region in a global study measuring social progress in 132 countries. Globally, the country has been ranked 37th in the 2014 Social Progress Index.

 
 

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