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Trump fundraiser reportedly secured $1 billion in contracts from Saudi Arabia and UAE to push anti-Qatar policies with Trump.
Elliott Broidy and George Nader, who met for the first time during Donald Trump’s inauguration, expected a financial windfall from the two countries.
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2 days ago by joeybaker
Pakistan's parliament has approved a law guaranteeing basic rights for transgender people in a country which sees prevalent discrimination. The law bans discrimination against transgender people by employers and business owners as well as outlawing harass
Pakistan’s parliament has approved a law guaranteeing basic rights for transgender people in a country which sees prevalent discrimination. The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) act was passed by a majority in the National Assembly in Islamabad. The law bans discrimination against transgender people by employers and business owners as well as outlawing harassment in public places or at home.
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14 days ago by joeybaker
Number of Beheadings in Saudi Arabia Rises by 70%
Amid mounting criticism of Saudi Arabia over its human rights record, a new report by a nonprofit organization shows that the number of beheadings in the kingdom during the first quarter of 2018 rose by over 70 percent compared to the same period last year.
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4 weeks ago by joeybaker
Pro-Assad official says targeted bases were evacuated on Russian warning
The Syrian government and its allies have absorbed a U.S.-led attack on Saturday and the targeted sites were evacuated days ago thanks to a warning from Russia, a senior official in a regional alliance that backs Damascus said.
mesopotamia  globalGameOfThrones 
5 weeks ago by joeybaker

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