Posts Tagged ‘capital’

Sri Lankan troops, burned out vehicles on capital’s streets after deadly violence

Sri Lankan troops are deployed on the streets in the capital Colombo to enforce a curfew after the outbreak of deadly violence following weeks of protests over an unprecedented economic crisis.

Life in Kazakhstan’s main city and former capital seems to be returning to normal.

Life in Kazakhstan’s main city and former capital seems to be returning to normal. Public transport has started operating for the first time since the violence, which left government buildings burned and gutted, and many businesses looted. The authorities in Kazakhstan said that nearly 8,000 people were detained by police during protests that descended into […]

Former Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz ‘to work for US Thiel Capital’, local media say

Former Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz will work for the controversial US investment company Thiel Capital where he will serve as a global strategist starting next year, Austrian media outlets reported on Thursday. The California-based company was founded by German-born Peter Thiel, a billionaire venture capitalist who has known Kurz for several years. Thiel was previously […]

Saudi Arabia Is the Middle East’s Drug Capital

Dec 22 21 By Staff, Agencies Under the title, “Saudi Arabia Is the Middle East’s Drug Capital”, Anchal Vohra wrote in the Foreign Policy:  “Three drug busts in quick succession over the last month have revealed the extent of Saudi Arabia’s drug problem. First, in a rare gesture of cooperation, the Syrian government confiscated over […]

Saudi Arabia: Diriyah named Capital of Arab Culture for 2030 

The Saudi Arabian city of Diriyah has been chosen as the Capital of Arab Culture for 2030 by the Arab League Educational, Cultural, and Scientific Organisation (ALESCO). Diriyah is the traditional birthplace of the Saudi Kingdom. Announcing the news on Saturday, Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Culture said on Twitter, “We’re proud to announce that Diriyah […]

Al-Shabab Blast By School In Somali Capital Kills At Least 8

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A large explosion outside a school in Somalia’s capital on Thursday killed at least eight people, including students, witnesses said. The extremist group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack. The al-Qaida-linked group controls large parts of rural Somalia and continues to frustrate efforts at rebuilding the Horn of Africa nation after […]

Lost Mongol Capital of Karakorum Mapped Properly for the First Time

The city of Karakorum, the 13th century capital of the great Mongol empire was established initially as a camp by Genghis Khan in the Orkhon Valley in 1220, and would be developed by his son and successor Ögödei and its construction finally finished in the middle of the 13th century. But like the trajectory of […]

Egypt gov’t to begin move to new capital in December 

The Egyptian government will start the process of moving offices to a new administrative capital located east of Cairo in December, a spokesman for the presidency said today. The city is the most prominent of a series of mega-projects and infrastructure schemes pursued by Al-Sisi, who has said that its opening planned for later this […]

Turkey condemns deadly terrorist attacks in Afghan capital

On Tuesday, Turkey the deadly terror attacks this week in the Afghan capital, Kabul, calling them “inhuman acts of terrorism.” The Turkish Foreign Ministry, in a statement, expressed sadness over casualties from two successive bomb attacks and subsequent armed clashes at the entrance of Afghanistan’s largest military hospital. The ministry wished God’s mercy upon those […]

Amir Abdollahian says Foreign Ministry ready to attract foreign capital in free zones

TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian said on Sunday that his ministry is fully ready to facilitate foreign investment in Iran’s free trade zones, ISNA reported. Amir Abdollahian made the remarks in a meeting with Saeed Mohammad, advisor to the president and secretary of Free Trade, Industrial and Special Economic Zones. Deputy Foreign Minister […]

Destroying Black And Brown Lives For High-Rises In The Nation’s Capital

Microcosms of Mayhem and Humanity. Amidst All The Confusion, One Thing Is Clear: The City Has Done A Terrible Job On Outreach And Ensuring That Those Who Need Permanent Housing Have Access To It. Washington, DC — “Where that McDonald’s is right now,” he says pointing across the street. “That used to be a news […]

Capital market boom, a golden opportunity to finance enterprises

TEHRAN- Financing in Iran has been traditionally the responsibility of the banking system. Iran’s economy has always been bank-oriented over the past decades, and the banking system has been the destination for businesses to finance. In fact, the view of enterprises and production units to receive financial resources, working capital facilities and any financial support […]

The Project of Capital and the Project of the Proletariat in a time of World Crisis

ABSTRACT This is a response to the two sets of articles written by Sajai Jose on the Fourth Industrial Revolution and on the world’s and India’s hunger crisis. It is in two parts. In the first part it lays the historical background of the response of capital in the face of periodic crises it faces […]

University Department Won’t Use Any Capital Letters In Order to Fight Oppression

Well, actually the department will capitalize one letter – the I in Indigenous. The Associate Vice President of Indigenization and Decolonization at Mount Royal University in Canada, Linda Many Guns, made an announcement last week that her department refuses to capitalize letters in anything it publishes, except for the I in Indigenous, so as to […]

Strong earthquake hits near Acapulco, buildings sway in capital city

A powerful earthquake struck near the Pacific resort city of Acapulco on Tuesday night, causing buildings to rock and sway in Mexico City more than 300 kilometres away, but officials said there were no reports of serious damage or injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 7.0 and was […]

Deadly Quake Hits Southern Mexico, Causing Buildings To Sway In Capital

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A powerful earthquake struck near the Pacific resort city of Acapulco on Tuesday night, killing at least one person and causing buildings to rock and sway in Mexico City hundreds of kilometers away. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 7 and was centered 17 kilometers […]

Terror bombs, gunfire kill at least 72 in Afghanistan capital

In what the US military described as a “complex attack,” several terrorists attacked a screening checkpoint at a gate into the Kabul airport and a nearby hotel on Thursday, inflicting a horrific toll of death and destruction. Unnamed Afghan health officials told the media that at least 60 Afghan citizens were killed and another 140 […]

Taliban Approach Afghanistan Capital’s Outskirts, Seize Two More Provinces

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban seized two more provinces on Saturday and approached the outskirts of Afghanistan’s capital while also launching a multi-pronged assault on a major northern city defended by former warlords, Afghan officials said. The insurgents have captured much of northern, western and southern Afghanistan in a breakneck offensive less than three […]

Taliban Take Another Afghan Provincial Capital As U.S., NATO Forces Finalize Pullout

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban on Monday took control of another provincial capital in Afghanistan, an official said. The city’s fall was the latest in a weekslong, relentless Taliban offensive as American and NATO forces finalize their pullout from the war-torn country. The militants have ramped up their push across much of Afghanistan, turning […]

Lawmaker says Taliban enter north Afghan provincial capital

Taliban fighters entered the capital of northern Afghanistan’s Jawzjan province Saturday, a provincial lawmaker said, after sweeping through nine of 10 districts in the province. The government did not deny lawmaker Mohammad Karim Jawzjani’s claim that Taliban fighters had entered Sheberghan, but said the city had not fallen. If the city falls, it will be […]

Protesters and police clash in Cuban capital in rare anti-government protest

Thousands of Cubans took to the streets on Sunday attempting to reach Havana’s seaside Malecón Avenue to protest against the shortages and high prices of food in the midst of the health crisis caused by the coronavirus and what they consider the lack of response from the authorities. These are the most numerous protests in […]

Lost Viking Capital May Have Been Found on Scotland’s Shetland Islands

What is being described by one Shetland islander as a “hugely significant discovery “ has reached the press. While nobody is just yet sure what the five ancient circular structures found on the Shetland Islands represent, on the final day of excavations the consensus is that Shetland ’s ancient Viking capital might have finally been discovered. […]

Ethiopia says army can re-enter seized Tigray capital Mekelle ‘in weeks’

The Ethiopian army says it could re-enter the seized Tigray regional capital of Mekelle within weeks if needed, a spokesman for a government task force said on Wednesday, adding that government-allied Eritrean forces had withdrawn from the region. Rebel fighters have been battling Ethiopian government forces in the region since November last year and thousands […]

Constantinople Greeks: The Cosmopolitans of the Byzantine Capital

Arnavutköy was one of the biggest Greek sea-side villages in Bosporus. Credit: Özgür Okkalı, CC BY-SA 2.5/Wikipedia by Matthew John Hadodo, PhD* Most people are aware of the song “Istanbul was Constantinople” and perhaps no better than the Greeks of Istanbul themselves. Although at the turn of the 20th century they numbered hundreds of thousands, […]

‘Capital market capacities in the service of production growth’

‘Capital market capacities in the service of production growth’ – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN- The head of Iran’s Securities and Exchange Organization (SEO) stated that the capacities of the country’s capital market are in the services of production growth. Mohammad-Ali Dehqan Dehnavi made the remarks in a ceremony for signing a memorandum of understanding on cooperation between […]

Violent protests over police abuses continue in Tunisia’s capital

Violent protests erupted in the streets of Tunisia’s capital again on Saturday night, adding to the pressure on Prime Minister’s Hichem Mechichi’s government to crack down on police abuses, reports Reuters. The clashes occurred in the Sejoumi neighbourhood of Tunis and followed protests earlier in the day in the center of the city during which […]

Foreign Capital Is Trying To Crush AMLO’s Energy Reform

Above Photo: President of Mexico Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) has vowed to push on in his quest to properly regulate the country’s hydrocarbons industry, despite the obstacles placed by foreign capitalists and the notoriously corrupt Mexican justice system. President AMLO today rejected the move by two judges, Rodrigo […]

Remnants of an ancient past: discover troglodyte architecture near capital Tehran

Photo depicts an example of troglodyte architecture, which includes vertical shafts, rooms, and other interiors, dug by man into the southern face of Alborz mountain range in Eshtehard county, near Tehran, May 18, 2021. Iran is a haven for ancient troglodytic architecture which is almost forgotten in the face of modernity; today, fewer locals are […]

Role of Psychological Capital in Fostering Well-Being among Students in the Age of COVID-19

Health is a precious asset. The World Health Organization identifies health as a state of total physical, mental, and social well-being, rather than simply the absence of disease. It also claims that there can be no true physical health without mental health. A person with good mental health is aware of their abilities, can cope […]

Bomb Kills At Least 25 Near Girls’ School In Afghanistan Capital

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A bomb exploded near a girl’s school in a majority Shiite district of west Kabul on Saturday, killing at least 25 people, many them young pupils between 11 and 15 years old, Afghan government spokesmen said. The Taliban condemned the attack apparently aimed at civilians, and denied any responsibility. Ambulances were […]

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