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India's ex-president Kalam to visit Bahrain

Former Indian president Dr APJ Abdul Kalam will be visiting Bahrain next month. He will address the Indian community in the kingdom during a reception organised by the Kerala Catholic Association (KCA) on February 6. It will be he

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Sri Lankan president concedes defeat after decade in power

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa conceded defeat to his opposition challenger on Friday after a presidential election, ending a decade of rule that critics say had become increasingly authoritarian and marred by nepotism and corruption.

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Essebsi sworn in as new Tunisian president

Veteran politician Beji Caid Essebsi was sworn in as Tunisian president on Wednesday, giving the country a democratically elected leader four years after an uprising ousted autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali. Essebsi, a former official in

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Velcro appoints new president, CEO

Velcro Industries, a manufacturer and innovator of hook and loop fasteners, has appointed Fraser Cameron as its president and chief executive officer. Cameron, who was formerly its chief financial officer, succeeds Scott Filion, p

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Jumeirah Group president receives top honour

Gerald Lawless, president of Dubai-based luxury hotel company Jumeirah Group, was presented with the Condé Nast ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ at the annual ‘Readers’ Choice Awards’ ceremony in Dubai, UAE.

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Royal Jordanian appoints acting CEO

Royal Jordanian Airlines’ board of directors has appointed Captain Haitham Misto as its acting president and chief executive officer with effect from October 26.   Captain Misto had been head of Flight Operations at RJ s

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Wyndham names new head for EMEA region

Wyndham Hotel Group, a leading hospitality group, has appointed Daniel Ruff as the new president and managing director of the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Indian Ocean regions. In his new role, effective from November

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Erdogan sworn in as president, consolidates power

Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in as Turkey's president on Thursday, cementing his position as its most powerful leader of recent times, in a step opponents fear heralds more authoritarian rule and widening religious influence in public life.

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Iraq president names new PM; Maliki hangs tough

Iraq's president named a new prime minister to replace Nuri al-Maliki on Monday, urging him to form a broad government that can stem communal bloodshed, but it was unclear whether Maliki would bow to US and Iranian pressure to step aside.

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Erdogan vows reconciliation after presidential win

Tayyip Erdogan secured his place in history as Turkey's first directly elected head of state on Sunday, taking him a step closer to the presidential system he covets in a result his opponents fear heralds an increasingly authoritarian rule.

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