Human Rights

Satellites Find China’s Hidden Oil

Sophisticated satellite photos may have revealed more about China’s energy security than the government has been willing to disclose.Last month, The Washington Post reported that China appears to be storing far more oil in its strategic stockpile than …


Jordan closes its Inaugural Sovereign Local Currency Sukuk in Cooperation with Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

On the 17th of October 2016 the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (Kingdomrdquo;), closed its inaugural local currency Sukuk. The debut sovereign issuance was more than three-times oversubscribed. The amortized Ijarah-based Sukuk has a tenor of five years an…


21 Freed Chibok Girls Reunited With Families

A group of Nigerian parents was reunited Sunday with 21 schoolgirls kidnapped by militants more than two years ago.Nearly 300 girls were taken from their school in 2014 in Chibok in northeastern Borno state, where Boko Haram has waged a seven-year insu…


X Infotech Celebrates 10th Anniversary in Electronic Identity and Payment Card Industry

RIGA, Latvia, Oct. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — X Infotech, (, a global provider of software solutions for identity documents and payment smart cards, officially marks 10 years in business with an anniversary celebration at its headquarters in Riga. X Infotech was founded in 2006 by passionate and highly skilled IT professionals — Sergey Yeliseyev, […]


Welcoming Release of 21 Abducted Chibok Schoolgirls in Nigeria, Secretary-General Calls for Bolstered Drive to Ensure Humanitarian Access Across North-East Region

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:The Secretary-General welcomes the reported release of 21 Chibok schoolgirls, following more than two years of captivity. He remains deeply concerned about …