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NGO: Over 100,000 people detained in Syria since 2011

October 30, 2017 Middle East Monitor 0

More than 100,000 people have been detained inside war-torn Syria since the outbreak of the Syrian conflict in 2011, according to a London-based NGO. In a statement on Monday, the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said some 106,727 people have been held since March 2011. It said the Syrian regime was responsible for the sweeping majority of detentions in the war-ravaged country. The NGO said 13,104 people were tortured to death since March 2011, including 166 children and 57 women. “The Syrian regime is responsible for torturing 12,986 people to death,” it added. The report was released as a new round of peace talks aimed at ending the Syrian conflict began in Kazakhstan’s capital Astana on Monday. The talks, […]

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What Is BarterDEX?

October 30, 2017 BitNewz.net 0

Over the past few months, we have seen multiple cryptocurrency developers explore opportunities in the world of atomic swaps. Rather than using centralized exchange platforms, an atomic swap allows people to intermittently exchange cryptocurrencies in …

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Bahrain Wants Qatar’s GCC Membership Frozen

October 30, 2017 Tsvetana Paraskova 0

In the latest chapter of the ongoing spat between some Arab countries and the world’s leading LNG exporter Qatar, Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa has called for freezing Qatar’s membership in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). In a series of messages on Twitter, Al Khalifa said that Bahrain would not attend the next GCC meeting if Qatar is present, and criticized it for refusing to comply with the demands of the Saudi-led coalition that had imposed a blockade on Qatar. Qatar, Bahrain,…

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Bahrain Wants Qatar’s GCC Membership Frozen

October 30, 2017 Tsvetana Paraskova 0

In the latest chapter of the ongoing spat between some Arab countries and the world’s leading LNG exporter Qatar, Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa has called for freezing Qatar’s membership in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). In a series of messages on Twitter, Al Khalifa said that Bahrain would not attend the next GCC meeting if Qatar is present, and criticized it for refusing to comply with the demands of the Saudi-led coalition that had imposed a blockade on Qatar. Qatar, Bahrain,…

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Saudi Arabia to extract uranium for ‘self-sufficient’ nuclear programme

October 30, 2017 Middle East Monitor 0

Saudi Arabia plans to extract uranium domestically as part of its nuclear power programme and sees this as a step towards “self-sufficiency” in producing atomic fuel, a senior official said on Monday. Extracting its own uranium also makes sense from an economic point of view, said Hashim bin Abdullah Yamani, head of the Saudi government agency tasked with the nuclear plans, the King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KACARE). In a speech at an international nuclear power conference in Abu Dhabi, he did not specify whether Saudi Arabia seeks to also enrich and reprocess uranium – steps in the fuel cycle which are especially sensitive as they can open up the possibility of military uses of the material. […]

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Cub Creek reports flow on Wattenberg pad

October 30, 2017 Latest News 0

Privately held Cub Creek Energy, Highlands Ranch, Colo., has achieved average initial 30-day production of 2,404 boe/d from seven wells drilled on its Haley pad in Wattenberg field, Weld County, Colo.The post Cub Creek reports flow on Wattenberg pad ap…