Wednesday 23 July 2014

Saudi minister sacked over handling of Mers

Saudi Arabia has sacked Deputy Health Minister Ziad Memish who has been criticised by some international scientists over his handling of the deadly Mers virus that has infected 575 people in the kingdom and spread around the world.


Bahraini MPs in call to sack minister

Bahraini MPs have launched a petition calling for Social Development Minister Dr Fatima Al Balooshi to be sacked.   It follows a row in parliament on Tuesday between MPs and Dr Al Balooshi, whose ministry has com


Bahrain Parliament votes out maverick member

Osama Al Tamimi has become the first Bahraini MP to be sacked since parliament was formed 12 years ago.   He was voted out of his seat yesterday, just weeks before the National Assembly's four-year term is du


Doha media centre sacks chief

The Doha Centre for Media Freedom yesterday said it has sacked its Dutch general director, Jan Keulen. It did not give a reason. Keulen took up the post in 2011, two years after his predecessor Robert Menard resigned, said a repor


Mursi assumes sweeping powers

Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi issued a decree on Thursday ordering retrials of Hosni Mubarak-era officials involved in perpetrating violence against activists during the uprising against his rule and also sacked the general prosecutor Abdel M


Bahrain MPs renew calls to sack minister

MPs have renewed calls to sack Energy Minister Dr Abdulhussain Mirza over allegations that the government and public had been misled over what went on at Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco) during the unrest earlier this year. Parliament yes


40 illegal strike workers sacked

Forty construction workers yesterday (June 21) had their contracts terminated for taking part in an illegal strike and will leave Bahrain tonight. They were among 300 Asian workers who took part in the strike that started Saturday to deman

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