At least five state legislatures are considering bills to tighten oversight of methadone clinics after allegations that take-home doses of the drug are contributing to illegal street sales, misuse and deaths.
Andrew Brenner, the former head of emerging markets and special situations at Guggenheim Capital Markets LLC, has joined National Alliance Securities’ capital markets group as head of international fixed income.
Two Shiite Muslim-led groups in Iraq that merged this month to create the biggest bloc of seats in parliament have agreed on their candidate for prime minister, according to a senior member, Ali al-Dabbagh .
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki won the Shiite Muslim National Alliance’s nomination for the premiership, beating Adel Abdel Mahdi and moving Iraq a step closer to a new government after seven months of deadlock.
The two Shiite groups that together form the biggest bloc in the Iraqi parliament won’t continue discussions to select a candidate for the premiership until after Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday marking the end of the month of Ramadan, state-sponsored al-Iraqiyah television said.
Kenyan presidential candidate and Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta, who faces war crimes charges for election violence five years ago, pledged to focus on security and land reform if he wins next month’s vote.
Sri Lanka was for decades an example of how sectarian conflict can wreck an otherwise fortunate country. It has had three years to show how devolving power to an ethnic minority can bring about lasting peace. Now it looks as if the opportunity will be lost.