On Sunday, Sudan launched its new currency and its new map in the aftermath of the carving out of a new country from its territory to sort out any fears of currency war. It was not stated that till what time the old currency would remain in circulation, but it was affirmed that the transition would be completed in a few days. There is a redrawn map of the country in the new Sudanese Pound including the absence of various symbols on the multicoloured notes as a result of the secession of the South on July 9. Now the exchange rate is one dollar to 3.5 Sudanese Pound in the black market in comparison to the official exchange rate of 2.67 Sudanese pounds.
A young Bahraini woman, Ayat al-Qurmezi, was arrested earlier this year got released this Wednesday. She was arrested after reciting an anti-government poem to demonstrators in the Gulf kingdom.
She said she was beaten, electrocuted with clips attached to her face, and threatened with hardcore sexual assault while she was in custody.
She was charged on committing treason by attacking the king but she said she was innocent. I want reform no revolution she urged.
On her release she was greeted by hundred of people at her home. She has become one of the symbols of protest. People due to her intellectuality are now demanding a constitutional monarchy. She has thus become a minor celebrity.
The world’s newest state South Sudan was officially accepted and inducted into the membership of the United Nations Organization as its 193rd member on Thursday which saw also saw the hoisting of the flag of the newly born nation in the premises of the UN.
Four Hizbullah members indicated in the 2005 assassination of ex-PM RAFIK HARIRI to quickly consult a lawyer as said by Francois Roux, the head of the Defense Office of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon.
This is not the first time Indians are denied their natural rights in Australia. Be it students or civilians anyone of Indian origin wont be left alone to practice their natural rights in Australia. A sikh man was denied entry into a hotel in Australia owing to his religious custom of wearing the turban. He refused to take off the turban and the hotel staffs argued that they had a no head wear policy. This incident came into light when a person called the ABC radio and informed about this episode that his daughter and few friends went to ROYAL ENGLISH Hotel and one of them was asked to leave for he had a turban. When the person tried to explain that it was not a hat but a turban the hotel staff responded negatively and told “whatever you are wearing you have to remove”. The hotel authorities have been trying to contact this patron to render their apologies. But was unsuccessful in doing so, as they couldn’t contact him. The hotel management said that our hotel has a policy where the patron may be asked to remove their head wear to help the venue manage security for staff and patrons. The hotel staffs are being educated again on correct application of this policy.
Iran had seriously warned India that it could halt crude supplies if New Delhi failed o pay overdue payments hampered by international sanctions against Tehran, the oil ministry said on Sunday. India is the second largest client of National Iranian Oil Company after china, as it absorbs about 20 per cent of its crude exports.