UK police are investigating a “firearms incident” near the British parliament in London.
A zoo in the Czech Republic has begun removing the horns of all its rhinos, saying it is better to leave the animals with stumps than risk them being killed by poachers.
CALGARY, Alberta, March 22 (Reuters) – Canada’s Enbridge Inc said on Wednesday it would cut about 1,000 positions,
or 6 percent of its work force, after buying Spectra Energy Corp of Houston, the first layoffs since the deal.
Shots fired at UK Parliament; officer stabbed and assailant shot, reports say
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CAIRO – Minister of Social Solidarity, Ghada Wali said that Egyptian government is pushing through new legislations to protect and empower women, including legislations prescribing stiffer penalties for female genital mutilation and heavily penalizing those who deprive women of their rightful share of inheritance.
Wali pointed out that a new legislation has already come into force on doubling the resources of the Family Insurance Fund which has allocated a great deal of money in alimony to 262 thousand divorcees this year.
This comes in consistency with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi’s statements about Egyptian mothers that “she is the voice and conscience of the nation,” al-Sisi said in a ceremony marking Egyptian Mother’s Day yesterday.
Wali stressed that women are the overriding concern of all the social protection’s policies and programs, highlighting the program of Takaful Wa Karama (i.e. Solidarity and Dignity Program) which has provided conditional cash support to 1.5 million Egyptian women since its inception in March 2015 to cover over than 5630 villages.
She added: “The Ministry of Social Solidarity has supported vulnerable women through the creation and development of care and reception centers for battered women as well as providing training resources for the centers’ personnel.”
“Microloans worth more than 40 million Egyptian pounds have been made available to help increase the income of 20,000 working women in 444 villages in the light of a vision to push more women workforce. In this regard, the Ministry of Social Solidarity is working on developing more nurseries to enable more women to join the labor market while not worrying that their babies are left behind or not taken care of,” Wali stated.
A major security alert is underway at the Houses of Parliament after a man was shot by police as he tried to gain entry to the Palace of Westminster.
Five full body truck scanners are being procured by the government for installations in cross border trading posts, including Wagah and Uri.
London – Former advisor to US President Donald Trump, Dr. Walid Phares, asserted on the essentiality of Arabs in the battle against ISIS, not only on the military level but also on the political level, especially in countries like Syria and Iraq.
Steven Curtis allegedly posted his ex-wife’s absentee ballot for last year’s presidential election.
By Trevor Hunnicutt NEW YORK, March 22 (Reuters) – Investors piled into
U.S.-based domestic stock funds at the fastest pace in a month
before Wall Street’s biggest one-day fall since the November
U.S. presidential election, Investment Company Institute data
showed on Wednesday. U.S.-based stock funds attracted nearly $11 billion during
the week through March 15, and about $9 billion of that cash
went to funds that buy domestic shares, the trade group’s data
showed. It was the fun