|Aaron Basha to showcase unique gems at jewellery expo|
|AARON Basha, a New Yorkbased
jewellery house known
for its innovative and subtle
craftsmanship as well as versatile
jewellery, will launch
brand new collections at the
next jewellery and watches
exhibition to be held in Doha
in February next year, its
owner Sasson Basha has said.
Talking to Qatar Tribune
at Ali Bin Ali Watches and
Jewellery at Royal Plaza on
|A Day to Inspire Tunisia|
|TUNISIA is days away from its first
elections for a national constituent
assembly. Despite delays and
obstructions, Tunisians anticipate
October 23 with immense hope - a
date that is the culmination of their revolution,
of the struggle of generations of
women and men of diverse political and
intellectual persuasions against despotism
and for freedom, equality and dignity...
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talking with Hong Kong
entrepreneurs about a bill,
just passed by the US Senate,
to clear the way for tariffs on
Chinese exports to America if China
doesn´t revalue its currency, there are
three things I have to say. One, I really
hope the people pushing this bill
do not give up. Two, I really hope the
people pushing this bill do not succeed...
Kuwaiti PM receives reprieve from court
KUWAIT CITY KUWAIT’S embattled prime minister received a timely political boost on Thursday when the emirate’s top court ruled that a quiz filed against him by opposition MPs breached the constitution.
The motion to question Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Mohammad al- Ahmad Al-Sabah, filed in May, accuses him of squandering public funds and of responsibility for financial and administrative irregularities in ministries.
But the constitutional court, whose rulings are final, said in its verdict that it was not in keeping with the constitution to quiz the prime minister for violations committed in ministries.
The written judgement explained that opposition MPs should instead question the individual ministers responsible for the alleged violations rather than the prime minister.
The ruling comes a day after the opposition staged the largest rally so far in its bid to dismiss Sheikh Nasser, a senior member of the ruling family and a nephew of the emir.
Opposition MPs accused the prime minister of various charges of corruption including issuing cheques to MPs to win their votes and making hundreds of illegal overseas money transfers for his own benefit.
The office of the prime minister on Thursday categorically denied the two accusations and challenged the opposition MPs to produce any proof to back up their allegations.
Sheikh Nasser, 71, has been a target of opposition attacks since he was appointed to the post in February 2006, forcing him to resign six times.
The quiz had charged that the state lost over $500 million in an investment awarded by the government to a private Kuwaiti investor and held the premier responsible for the loss because he ignored repeated warnings on the issue.
He was also accused of failing to safeguard public funds at Kuwait’s leading telecommunications firm Zain, in which the state holds a stake of 24.6 percent, and at the state-run pension agency.