Monthly Archives: July 2013

Ireland’s head of state signs country’s first bill on abortion into law

DUBLIN: Ireland’s head of state has signed the country’s first bill on abortion into law, legalizing the practice in exceptional cases where doctors deem a woman’s life at risk.

President Michael D. Higgins surprised some …

EU will continue its efforts to mediate an end to crisis in Egypt

CAIRO: The European Union will continue its efforts to mediate an end to the crisis in Egypt, foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said today at the end of a visit to Cairo.

Speaking alongside interim …

Heavily armed riot police deployed in election flashpoints in Zimbabwe on the eve of poll

HARARE: Heavily armed riot police deployed in potential election flashpoints in Zimbabwe today on the eve of a poll showdown between President Robert Mugabe and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai that remains too close to call.…

26 per cent of South African workforce is now out of work

PRETORIA: Almost 26 percent of the South African workforce is now out of work, according to official data released today, which showed a worsening of the country’s already dire labour problems.

The unemployment rate in …

Namibia and Kenya Airways enters into a ‘code share’ agreement, whereby one airline sells seats under its own name on another airline’s fight

WINDHOEK: Air Namibia and Kenya Airways today entered into a ‘code share’ agreement, whereby one airline sells seats under its own name on another airline’s operational fight.

Speaking during the signing ceremony here, Air Namibia’s …