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UN negotiator calls for restoring Middle East peace hope

The UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, has urged the international community to help restore hope that a solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict can be found, insisting that resolving the conflict requires political perspectives. In a briefing to the Security Council on the situation in the Middle East, including the […]

September 21st, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

UAE: Etihad, Emirates airlines brush off merger report

UAE’s top two airlines have mocked reports indicating that the two firms are in talks for Emirates take over its Abu-Dhabi-based rival Etihad Airways in a move to form the world’s largest airline. A Bloomberg report citing sources, claiming to be knowledgeable of the alleged talks, said the two global airlines could reach a merger […]

September 21st, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Turkey: Court clears jailed opposition lawmaker

Turkish court of appeal ruled Thursday for the release of a leading opposition lawmaker who has been serving a five-year prison sentence on espionage charges. Enis Berberoglu, a lawmaker from main opposition party Republican People’s Party (CHP), reunited with his family and the party’s leadership after the court of appeal ordered that he remains free […]

September 21st, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Idlib deal could save three million ‘from catastrophe’ – UN chief

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Thursday welcomed the agreement reached between President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey and President Vladimir Putin of Russia earlier this week, to create a demilitarized buffer zone in Idlib. In a statement to journalists in New York, Guterres appealed to “all the parties” to implement the agreement, and highlighted […]

September 21st, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Morocco Underscores enduring partnership ties with US

Morocco’s Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita underscored the strength characterizing the multilayered Moroccan-US partnership. All his interlocutors, he said, highlighted the “special” and “enduring bilateral strategic partnership which stood the test of time”. Bourita who paid a working visit to the United States Sept.17-18, held talks Monday at the White House with Trump’s national security advisor, […]

September 19th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Senior UN official calls on Israel to stop demolition of Palestinian village in the West Bank

The United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, expressed concern on Monday “at the intention of the Israeli authorities to demolish the Bedouin village of Khan Al-Ahmar/Abu Al-Helu” in the West Bank, where 181 Palestinians currently live, more than half of them being children. “I call on the authorities not […]

September 18th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Business: Mark Willis appointed as new AccorHotel in Arab region

Giant hotel group AccorHotel has appointed Mark Willis to head its Dubai-based office overseeing the Middle East and Africa region. The appointee will be responsible for overseeing a combined network of hotels in the two regions, around 400 hotels; some already in operation and dozens to emerge in a near future. Willis is tasked to […]

September 12th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Yemen: UN envoy asks Security Council for more support ‘to move back’ to the negotiating table

United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffith told the Security Council on Tuesday that he never expected an easy mission when he convened Intra-Yemeni Consultations in Geneva last week, for which the Houthis delegation failed to show up. “The level of confidence is at its lowest and the human and humanitarian cost is ever […]

September 12th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iraq Summons Algerian Envoy over Saddam Chants

The Iraqi foreign ministry on Monday summoned Algeria’s ambassador after the North African nation’s football supporters sang slogans glorifying former leader Saddam Hussain during a game in Capital, Algiers. Supporters shouted the chants at an Arab Club Champions Cup game on Sunday between USM Alger and Iraq’s Air Force Athletic Club. According to a statement […]

September 11th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

UN media seminar on peace in the Middle East, highlights ‘power of words over weapons’

Moscow is hosting September 5-6 the United Nations 2018 International Media Seminar on Peace in the Middle East. Engaging in debate over how best to advance peace in the Middle East and resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is “a welcome reminder of the power of words over weapons,” said UN chief António Guterres in a message […]

September 6th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »