DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates announced on Saturday a major overhaul of the country’s Islamic personal laws, allowing unmarried couples to cohabitate, loosening alcohol restrictions and criminalizing so-called “honor killings.” The broadening of personal freedoms reflects the changing profile of a country that has sought to […]

Geneva will introduce ‘the world’s highest minimum wage’ of £41,430 a year – around £3,500 a month – after two-thirds backed it in referendum Swiss city held a referendum across the voter population of around 500,000 New wage, which equates to around £19.50 an hour, introduced from October 17 The […]

The newly sworn in President of Mali’s transition government Bah N’daw has praised the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) mediator and former Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan for the role he played towards restoring normalcy in Mali, following a protracted socio-political crisis in the country. Mr N’Daw stated this […]

Ba N’Daou, Mali’s former Defence Minister, has been sworn in as President of the transition government. Colonel Assimi Goita was sworn in as Vice President. Goita heads the National Committee for the Salvation of the People (CNSP) that ousted President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on August 18. The emergence of N’Daou and […]