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Switzerland to vote on new law to beef up surveillance

Switzerland to vote on new law to beef up surveillance

People in Switzerland will be deciding on a new law proposed by the government that aims to increase the powers of intelligence services in combating terrorism and cyber crimes. Swiss voters are due to cast their ballots in the referendum on Sunday to beef up security against threats posed by spies, criminal hackers and violent [&hellip

Bahraini regime forces attack supporters of Sheikh Qassim

Bahraini regime forces attack supporters of Sheikh Qassim

Bahraini regime forces have fired tear gas canisters to disperse dozens of demonstrators, who were out on the streets in protest at the ruling Al Khalifah’s decision to strip prominent Shia Muslim cleric Sheikh Issa Qassim of his citizenship. On Saturday, protesters converged on a square in the northwestern village of Diraz, west of the [&hellip

‘US sees ceasefire in Syria as opportunity to increase own influence’

‘US sees ceasefire in Syria as opportunity to increase own influence’

Press TV has spoken to Ammar Waqqaf, a Syrian political commentator from Milton Keynes, and Nabil Mikhail, a professor at the George Washington University, to discuss the failed US-Russia brokered ceasefire in Syria. Asked whether he thinks Washington is sincerely seeking a ceasefire in Syria, Ammar Waqqaf opined that a ceasefire is not an end [&hellip

Fresh exercise to vet workers

Fresh exercise to vet workers

NIDA, Home Affairs Ministry to embark on a two-week verification exercise It is a special measure to get rid of ghost workers and control wages THE government has announced verification and identification of all civil servants starting October 3. It will effective that date embark on a two-week vital registration across the country for a [&hellip

No easy passage back into CUF offices for returning Lipumba

No easy passage back into CUF offices for returning Lipumba

IT was not that easy for the National Chairman of Civic United Front (CUF), Professor Ibrahim Lipumba, to reclaim his position and return to office yesterday following a ruling by the Registrar of Political Parties, Judge Joseph Mutungi, on the matter. A letter from Judge Mutungi, dated September 23, 2016, addressed to Prof Lipumba and [&hellip

PM orders probe on Mafia Hospital staff with drug stores nearby

PM orders probe on Mafia Hospital staff with drug stores nearby

THE Prime Minister, Mr Kassim Majaliwa, has ordered an investigation of medical personnel at Mafia District Hospital who own pharmacies around the hospital premises. The premier’s directive follows his visit at the facility yesterday, where he learnt that there were several drug outlets owned by health workers around the hospital premises while the government had [&hellip

Syria FM censures exploiting humanitarian sufferings of Syrians

Syria FM censures exploiting humanitarian sufferings of Syrians

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem has censured certain governments in the Middle East and the West for taking advantage of the humanitarian sufferings of Syrians to reach their political objectives. In an address to the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Saturday, Muallem said Syria was being constantly blamed [&hellip

US policy in Syria, shell game

US policy in Syria, shell game

Press TV has conducted an interview with Scott Bennett, a former US army psychological warfare officer, to discuss the remarks made by Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, renewing Tehran’s call for political solution to the crisis in Syria and rejecting a military approach. Reiterating Iran’s support for the Syrian government in its fight against [&hellip

US military intervention spreads terrorism in West Asia, Africa

US military intervention spreads terrorism in West Asia, Africa

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani says the US occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq is to blame for the spread of terrorism and extremism in West Asia and Africa. “Military intervention and the occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq by the US, and the Saudi aggression against Yemen have led to the increasing growth of terrorist and [&hellip

Niger Delta Avengers declare end to truce by pipeline blast

Niger Delta Avengers declare end to truce by pipeline blast

Militants of the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) have claimed responsibility for a bomb attack on an oil pipeline in the south of Nigeria, declaring an end to a ceasefire with the government agreed upon a month ago. NDA spokesman Mudoch Agbinibo said in a statement on Saturday that the militant group had destroyed Bonny pipeline [&hellip