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French PM knocks halal, kosher as campaign heats up

French PM knocks halal, kosher as campaign heats up

France's prime minister urged Muslims and Jews to consider scrapping their halal and kosher slaughter laws on Monday as President Nicolas Sarkozy and his allies stepped up their efforts to woo far-right voters.

March 6, 2012 11:04

Malaysia and Qatar to create $2B investment fund

Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak said in a joint press conference with the Qatar Prime Minister on Monday that both countries will each put $1 billion in a fund to look for investments.

December 5, 2011 10:01

Biden, Erdogan discuss Iraq, Iran -official

US Vice President Joe Biden pledged support in fighting Kurdish PKK separatists during a meeting on Saturday with Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, but did not specifically push for tougher sanctions on Iran, a senior US official said.

December 4, 2011 9:59

Kuwait PM, govt resign after protests

Kuwait's prime minister and his government resigned on Monday, bowing to escalating demands by protesters and opposition deputies that he step down over corruption allegations.

November 29, 2011 12:56

Egypt’s Army Council names Ganzouri Prime Minister

Egypt's ruling military council appointed Kamal Ganzourion Friday as prime minister to form "a national salvation government" to replace the cabinet which resigned this week.

November 25, 2011 3:37
Jobs we should have chosen #4: Primary school teacher

Jobs we should have chosen #4: Primary school teacher

An apple for the teacher. And 400,000 bucks. If we’d have known it paid this much, we’d have gone straight back to school after graduation.

July 14, 2010 1:21
Six Degrees of Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem

Six Degrees of Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem

The head honcho at Dubai World is now a globally known business figure. But how can we link him to a hardcore rocker in six simple steps?

June 17, 2010 5:19
It’s who you know…

It’s who you know…

If you want real clout as a media organization, you need to get yourself a world leader as columnist. We’re working on it, but the National beat us to it.

June 17, 2010 5:17
Say what, Hariri?

Say what, Hariri?

Lebanon’s new Prime Minister makes a mockery of the Arabic language.

December 13, 2009 2:03
Crisis in Kuwait

Crisis in Kuwait

Kuwait’s Amir has accepted the resignation of the government, and now he may either suspend the parliament for two years or appoint a new prime minister.

March 18, 2009 10:23