Asr El Ziqara
Protests have erupted in the city of Asr El Ziqara against the governor, Gavin Noor. Anger began when he was elected and signed off many controversial laws with his majority block in the Jaqarastan Congress such as a limit for water use which greatly depleted the region's farming economy and the mandatory 9:00 school starting time which has led to conflicts with Parent's schedules as the average working start time is 8:00. Homelessness has also been neglected during his administration which is the highest in the entire nation due to money mismanagement. The current protest arose after he was caught watering his lawn during the current drought in the region and also was caught eating the meat of the endangered Arailina Parrot which was against his own orders to stop hunting. Currently he has gone into hiding for safety reasons with protesters blocking the road to his house and occupying the capitol. Many also are calling for the previous governor, Jafar Brown, to return to office.
The Islamic Republic FA Wazir has dismissed all Sequoyans from the embassy in Sacramento but has informed embassy workers that they may qualify for asylum under the 1853 Asylum Act for Article 1 Immigration. The nation has also decided to appoint Karimun Jawa and Reia as the two selected foreign governments for advisory positions in regards to Sequoyah.
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High heats approach the Jaqaratan region as well as southern Andaluzia with Fez at 92 degrees and Asr El Ziqara at 98 degrees. Advisories have been put out by local governments with Deltino, Yaguachado, Nacibel and Alihuela advising residents to minimize outside activity and to wear loose clothing such as an Abaya for women. Many though are questioning the advisory put in place in Nacibel after the Governor, Gavin Noor, was seen in minimal clothing on the beaches of Nacibel.
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Aero Portugal has announced the opening of a new direct flight between Fajar El Ziqara and Zoqholm which will be the third route to connect Fajar El Ziqara to the Azumanaka province with existing flights to Ibrahamshah and Ankarabad.
Legislation to make women's products nationally available has been passed in the lower house with a 348 to 72 vote. Opposition was mainly received from extreme right wing politician (a majority of them being from the Qiwan party) as well as outlier politicians in other parties such as the Ahfariq min Zaumria. The Chancellor has said he intends to pass the bill as while he believes the market should be more free products such as these should be a basic right as is healthcare. Nationally this bill would only effect a handful of regions as most governments under the Federal one have programs like this in place already.