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Published: June 11, 2013

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Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry Cracks Down on Counterfeits In Boost to Consumer Protection

SUSTG Analysis | Lucien Zeigler | 6.10.13

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry Cracks Down on Counterfeits In Boost to Consumer ProtectionThis week, Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MCI) issued a press release on the Ministry’s Web Site that authorities had seized over 6,000 counterfeit cellphones. Looking to send a message to would-be counterfeiters and violators … Continue Reading

Middle East on alert for pandemic

Kipp Report | Muhammad Aldalou | 6.11.13

The World Health Organisation has, once again, urged health workers to be on the alert for the deadly MERS-coronavirus (frequently referred to as the SARS-like virus) as it has the potential to cause a world-wide pandemic.The ‘Middle East … Continue Reading

Q&A: Iran’s 2013 elections

BBC News | 6.10.2013

Eight contenders made it through a rigorous vetting process that eliminated 678 hopefuls, although one subsequently dropped out. There are no political parties in the conventional sense, but the seven candidates identify with broad movements … Continue Reading

Opinion: Glorified Middlemen

The Majalla | Malik Al-Abdeh | 6.11.13

While all this sounds terribly heroic, the reality is that the SNC is heavily mortgaged to the Qatar-Turkey axis and is as much “independent” of the two as Assad is of the Iranians. Now, internal disputes within the SNC have to be settled by the … Continue Reading

 

 

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