Tanzania Challenges Violence-Hit Kenya as Regional Tourism Hub

Thomson Reuters Foundation | Aug 28, 2014

Tanzania expects tourist numbers to double to 2 million by 2017, the state tourist board said, challenging regional rival Kenya where Islamist attacks have scared away visitors. Tanzania, famed for its pristine beaches and safari parks beneath snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro, has always played second-fiddle to Kenya, which has a more developed tourism industry and better air links to the key markets in Europe and United States.

North Korea Joins Chorus of Trolls Slamming U.S. Over Ferguson

Foreign Policy | Aug 28, 2014

North Korea is arguably one of the world's most racist societies, so it's with no small measure of irony that the country's Foreign Ministry on Tuesday bashed the United States for the happenings in Ferguson, Missouri, which has been gripped by unrest following the death of a black teenager at the hands of a white police officer.

Indonesia Seeks to Increase Cooperation with Turkey

Daily Sabah | Aug 28, 2014

The alliance between Indonesia and Turkey dates back to the 16th century when Portuguese pirates started attacking Indonesian boats while traveling to Mecca to fulfill their religious duty. In response, the Ottoman Empire sent a navy to stop the pirates from looting the Indonesian ships. 

UK’s £600 Million Syrian Aid ‘Largest Ever’ Response to Humanitarian Crisis

RT | Aug 27, 2014

In the UK’s biggest ever response to a humanitarian crisis, the government has committed over £600 million to help those affected by the conflict in Syria – the second highest total after the US. Aid is being allocated to help a million refugees in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and Iraq. 

Increasing the Impact of Australia’s Economic Diplomacy

On Line Opinion | Aug 27, 2014

If there is one thing that most Australians, from across the political spectrum, can agree upon it is that foreign policy has emerged as one of the key strengths of the Coalition Government lead by Prime Minister Tony Abbott and his team. The energetic and creative leadership of Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and the Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb was demonstrated most recently with the launch of the Coalition's Economic Diplomacy policy at the Lowy Institute for International Policy in Sydney.

Zara Withdraws T-Shirts After Accusations Online of Anti-Semitism

New York Times | Aug 27, 2014

The Zara T-shirt called the “Sheriff” went on sale online at 2 a.m., London time, on Wednesday.  Within a few hours, it had sparked a social media outcry, with many Twitter posts accusing the clothing company of anti-Semitism — or at least a large measure of insensitivity. The shirt, meant for children, bore a striking resemblance to the top of a Nazi concentration camp uniform.

MUSIAD and Muslim Economic Forum India to Cooperate in Promoting India-Turkey Economic Relations

Two Circles | Aug 27, 2014

A delegation of Independent Industrialists and Businessmen Association (MUSIAD) from Turkey held a meeting with the Muslim Economic Forum India (MEFI) on 22nd August at India Islamic Cultural Centre (IICC) New Delhi and extended cooperation in promoting India-Turkey economic relations.

Iran, Tajikistan Ink MoU on Scientific, Cultural Cooperation

Fars News Agency | Aug 27, 2014

"The contents of the MoU include broadening of scientific and cultural relations, preparing the grounds for cooperation between the two countries' scientific and cultural bodies and holding joint scientific, literary and research conferences," the Iranian cultural attaché told reporters in Dushanbe on Wednesday.

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