An official order was released by the prime minister of Israel to restrain the consents on new plans on Jewish community constructions in the West Bank.Benjamin Netanyahu was believed to react to the efforts of the US to start again the peace talks in Middle East, Peace Now stated. The administration of Israel has neither repudiated nor verified the reports. Discussions with the Palestinians were bogged down in the year 2010 after an argument over the constructions of settlement.
At least 500,000 Jews are residing in a more or less 100 settlements that were constructed since Israel’s 1967 position of the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Under the international law the settlements were found illegal in spite of the Israel’s argument with the issue. A “non-member observer state” condition was granted to the Palestinians last November, which was intensely opposed by the Israeli’s. Mr. Netanyahu’s publicize the plans on constructing 3,000 houses in the numerous settlement sites. According to Peace Now, since the visit of the United States President Barack Obama last March in Israel, the nation’s government has not approved any plans on settlement constructions.
Meanwhile, constructions in settlement are still happening in several areas, which their plans were approved before the visit of US President Obama. However, the Israelis made clear that they will not freeze those areas who are already occupied. The representative of the Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas replied warily. “Direct negotiations will be made regarding the freeze in the settlement constructions within the 1967 borders particularly in Jerusalem”, Nabil Abu Rudeineh quoted.
The Syrian President warns that if Syria would fall, other countries near Syria could also suffer. Released in a news by the Turkish news outlet the word said by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. He added that instead of being allied with Syria the countries are starting to be influenced by other foreign countries. In his statement he said that the ongoing fight in Syria will affect the different countries surrounding the region. He described it to be a domino effect that could probably put an impact to a lot of countries.
The President also said that the members of the Arab Stated that did not give its support to Syria were under the influence and guided by the foreign countries. It was reported that the country is in a civil war that started in 2011. The said protesters who came up against the Syrian government triggered the tension and uprising in the country. These protesters then started to demonstrate asking for freedom. After this, the government was said to have made a very devastating respond. Reported in figures by the United Nations, there are more than 70,000 people who died because of the uprising in Syria. Most of the Syrians have also evacuated to their neighboring countries in the region.
Coming from a report of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the civil war was brutal because in the month of March alone there were already a number of six thousand people who died. Last Friday, there were a number of 83 people who died and most of them came from Damascus and also within the suburbs.
A judicial battle was made known in Egypt due to the removal of a prosecutor which angered the judges in the court. The decision of President Morsi was described to be an attack of authority. The President was accused of getting power. A decree was made to grant him new powers. This decree had taken away the judicial powers. A lot of people in Egypt was angered and made a protest regarding the decree and the President’s hunger for power.
President Morci already had a series of problems when he started last 2012 after the incident that occurred in Egypt that ousted former Egyptian President Mubarak. Problems like the protests on pro-reforms and the issue regarding the judiciary. In addition, there were violence in the early days in January of this year after death sentence was imposed in Egypt. It was reported that the political growth has been so slow in Egypt. A report that was released by the news Agency in Egypt says that the President is now in Qatar to join the Arab League.
An Egyptian court has already cancelled the decision of the President to have a new Prosecutor General in the name of Talat Ibahim. When President Morsi removed Mr. Mahmoud, the judges were angered and they have ordered the reinstatement of the top prosecutor in Egypt. The incident in the judiciary has been going on for quite sometime. It was also reported that when the verdict of the appeal court is overturned, Mr. Ibrahim will be asked to resign and Mr. Mahmoud will go back to work.
The King of Jordan has bombarded the President of Egypt with criticisms during an interview with the Atlantic Magazine. King Abdullah II has described the Egyptian President not to have a depth of understanding the conflict between the Palestinians and the Israelis. He added that the President was not able to look into the mess of the Palestinians for he was more focus on the Israelis.
The Jordan King was interviewed by and American Journalist and in a statement he said that the Egyptian President worries too much about the Prime Minister of Turkey because he was authoritarian. The King has also given his views about the uprising in Syria. He was pointing out that the Syrian leader did something wrong because his monarch has created a chaotic situation of wanting their leader out of the post. Most of these statements released by the King have something to do with Jordan being home to a number of three hundred thousand Syrian evacuees who were affected by the ongoing civil war in Syria. The 300,000 evacuees fled to Jordan because of the two-year conflict.
The King also said that he can’t stop the Syrian evacuees fleeing to Jordan. There is no way to turn them back and say that the border of Jordan is closed for the Syrians. King Abdullah also admitted that he offered protection and help to the Syrian President and his family. His offer was ignored and he released the exact statement given by the Syrian President saying thanks but giving the question, “Why not worry about your country more than you worry about us?”
The Treasury Product Claims Specialist, Daniel Hall said that the banking industry was already clear about the issue on the interest rate swaps mis-selling. Most of UK’s big banks are now acting on some provisions regarding the problem. Different banks including Barclays already increased their material provisions to an amount of £850 Million. The RBS was also planning to increase it to an amount of £1 Billion. Mr. Hall said that the current increase could be higher if the FSA review scheme was not reduced.
Mr. Hall described the review scheme of the FSA to be very slow. The review has lasted for almost 9 months before it was able to identify the failings and have reviewed that some of the scheme weren’t used. As of the moment, Mr. Hall says that most of the affected businesses in the United Kingdom continue to struggle with the problems on interest rate swaps. It was also reported that the FSA already suggested that there is no need for the business to approach a claims management company because the process in claiming would not be complicated.
It was also mentioned that the scheme of the FSA would ensure that the banks will be able to appoint a reviewer to assess the case of the banks. The said independent reviewer is tasked to find out if mis-selling took place and be able to determine the amount of redress that is payable in the event of mis-selling. For reassurance business owners can seek help from specialist financial claims management companies such as InterestRateSwapsClaim.co.uk to get their compensation.
The Financial Services Authority already considered a deadline for the PPI claims to be set spring 2014. The news regarding the deadline angered so many customers and various critics. The deadline was the idea of the British Banking Association. The association considers the deadline to be one of the moves to end the PPI claims scandal and also ease adding to UK’s problem with the financial crisis. According to BBA, it is time for the economy to improve. An expert on money and savings, Martin Lewis has stated that these banks had ten years in mis-selling the PPI so it should give their customers the same allotted time to make their claims.
The Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) was a product designed by the bank for the customer’s advantage. This kind of insurance helps them pay their mortgages, credit card bills, and other loans. The PPI is indeed helpful when customers encounter sickness and accidents. It was recorded that due to the banks abusive method of selling, most of the employees would mis-sell the insurance. A customer may make his or her PPI claim by making a PPI template letter to be submitted in their respective banks.
Other critics think that the 2014 deadline for the PPI claims would be unfair to a lot of customers. The banks were known to not make enough efforts in contacting their customers on making their PPI claims. It was also reported that most of the banks failed to inform their customers about the PPI claims. Evidence regarding these claims was compiled by the Claims Standard Council Policy. Most of the evidence were substantial enough to prove that the banks have been delaying the PPI claims of their customers. For help in getting compensation for your mis-sold PPI, see MisSoldPPIClaimsCo.co.uk.
A lot of tourists often visit Egypt for it can offer a lot of beautiful sites including the Pyramids and the old structure of Egyptian tombs. Many of the people travel to Egypt to study its artifacts and culture. There are so many places to visit in Egypt including the city of Luxor where we can see different temples of a Pharaoh or known as the Egyptian King. One of the famous tourist attractions in the city is the hot air balloon flights. The tourist gets to ride the hot air balloon and oversee the temples of Egypt.
There was an incident that occurred last Tuesday that involves tourists from Hong Kong, Hungary, Japan, France, and Britain. The said tourists were on board the hot air balloon for a trip to Egypt’s ancient city. Unfortunately, the hot air balloon caught fire before it could land. Some of the tourist passengers leaped and escape the flames but most of them did not make it. There were 20 people on the hot air balloon and 19 of them died after the hot air balloon crashed in a sugar cane field.
An ongoing investigation as to what caused the fire continued. Some of the farmer who witnessed the incident says that the passengers were on fire even if they tried to escape. The fire was all over their bodies. One victim was said to be pregnant. The bodies of the tourists were scattered in the field along with the remnants of the hot air balloon. The authorities who were there to rescue placed the remains of the victims in a bag. Some of the authorities say that it may be caused by the poor safety standard that was triggered by the unstable political system in the country.
It is rare to see women taking their roles in the government. More often we see men as politicians rather than women. It was also in the history that women’s role was not as wide. In the 20th century we already see a lot of women successful with their own careers in the company or even in politics. In different countries, there are many known women who have made their names like Secretary Hillary Clinton in the United States and United Nations Ambassador Angelina Jolie. Nowadays, more women are empowered and strong enough to join politics.
In Saudi Arabia, King Abdullah has already included women in the Shura Council. The conservative country has always protected their woman. Most of the women in Saudi stays in their homes and attend to the needs of their husbands and children. They are also often seen outside. The appointment of a number of 30 women in the council was come as surprising news and there were a lot criticizing the said appointment. This was one of the historical event in Saudi Arabia because never did it happen that they have included women in the council. All the seats in the Shura council were always occupied by Saudi Arabian men.
Saudi as a monarch and ruled by the King has been controversial after the announcement because the said appointment of the women in the Shura council was dishonoring the Islamic Laws. In the Laws if Islam, men are the only ones allowed of being part of the council. King Abdullah has also answered on behalf of his decision and he has made consultations with the religious scholars.
There was recent news on suicide bombing in other countries brought about by different rebel groups that have alarmed so many people. On a Syrian border where the Turkish customs gate was located, another loud blast bombarded the area and there were dozens of people injured when the blast occurred. This incident was unexpected and it came from nowhere as described by the Turkish government. It was labeled a msytery for many who were answerable and the mastermind of the said sudden attack. The Turkish government was wondering at the same time startled for the said blast that recently occurred in the country was one of the deadliest that they have encountered.
There was a video captured when the bast happened and on it can be seen the people scattered and moving around so fast. There were cars burned and totally wrecked, people were injured and some of the ambulance was also burned on the site of the incident. There were people passing by the area who helped the injured men. The explosion was not an ordinary explosion for it was heard even two kilometers away from the border.
The chaos happening in Syria has affected the Turkish government and its people. The Syrian rebels also tried to destroy the Syrian border gate to get rid of the Syrian forces. Although the Turkish government has admitted that they were allowing some of the vehicles to enter their border gate going to Syria. They have not yet detailed the main cause of the said dangerous blast. The war has not yet ended in Syria and this on going war has already caused the death of some Turkish people.
There has always been a conflict when it comes to talks about religion. It is somehow a common topic in the world. Everyone is entitled to choose their religion but there is always that tendency where a certain religion would be criticized. Religion has been a very sensitive topic especially for the people in the Middle East. Most of the misunderstandings that happen in different cities could somehow boil down to the clashing of different beliefs and religions. There is reason why dialogues are held to somehow talk about the religious differences.
In Egypt, there has been an ongoing tension on security because of the country’s leadership that has been tied to Islam. Not all of the residents in the country have Islam as their religion but most of the population is under an Islamist type of leadership. There are also a group of Christians in some of the communities in Egypt. Since Egypt is ruled by President Mohammed Morsi, who comes from an Islamic community, it is being feared the Islamist in the country would gain more power over everything in Egypt.
An interview to Pope Tawadros II from the Associated Press last Tuesday detailed how the Pope described the leadership of the country’s top leader and a criticism that was divulge during the interview. The Pope has addressed how a lot of the Christians fear the predicted rise of power and including how their complaints are not easily addressed. He also did not believe that dialogues between the Egyptian Christian and Muslim leaders would do any good.