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Casablanca Has Africa’s Best Airport- ACI says

Mohammed V International Airport (CMN) in Casablanca was distinguished as best airport in Africa in 2017 by the Airport Service Quality awards of the Airport Council International (ACI). Casablanca’s airport beat Mauritius’ Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport 2016 winner and South Africa’s Durban Airport in second and third place respectively. CMN won the best African […]

March 15th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

EU urged to better target funding for Turkey

The European Court of Auditors has urged the European Union to better target funding for Turkey where reforms are overdue, as the auditors found out that EU financial assistance for Turkey, which aims to help align the country with EU laws, has had only a limited effect. Although the assistance was well designed, funding did […]

March 14th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Middle East: Arms imports doubled over past 10 years

Arms imports by states in the Middle East region have increased by 103 per cent between 2008–12 and 2013–17, and accounted for 32 per cent of global arms imports in 2013–17, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) said in a report released this week. The increase was imputed to the fact that most states […]

March 14th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Morocco, Qatar Expand Partnership & Cooperation Ties

Morocco and Qatar signed on Monday eleven cooperation agreements, memoranda and action programs destined to foster partnership between the two countries in the fields of agriculture, trade, transport, finance, banking, education, media, youth and handicraft. These agreements were signed Monday by Head of the Moroccan Government Saâd-Eddine El Othmani and his Qatari peer Abdullah bin […]

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

Women, not spared in Yemen conflict

Women have not been spared in war-torn Yemen where the Houthis have killed 675 women over the last three years, according to the Yemeni minister of social affairs and labor. “The [Houthi] coup militias have killed more than 675 women since their coup against the legitimate government,” Ibtihaj Abdullah Al-Kamal was quoted by Middle East […]

March 9th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Morocco Reaffirms Position on Sahara Issue to UN Envoy in Lisbon

Morocco reiterated to UN Secretary General’s Personal Envoy, Horst Kohler, its unwavering position regarding its territorial integrity and sovereignty over the Sahara and the pertinence of the autonomy proposal as a lasting solution to the artificial dispute. Morocco’s stand was reaffirmed at a bilateral meeting held in Lisbon Tuesday between Horst Kohler and a Moroccan […]

March 7th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Egypt: Saudi Crown Prince makes historical visit to Coptic Pope

Visiting Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman met Monday with head of Egypt’s Christian church in an historic visit, which translates the kingdom’s separation with radical Islam. The young royal and heir to the throne met with Pope Tawadros in St Mark’s Cathedral late Monday. The visit to the Christian religious place by a Saudi […]

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

Saudi Crown Prince shows generosity during first visit to Egypt

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman showed generosity during his first visit to Egypt Sunday as the two nations have signed agreements to activate a 60 billion Saudi riyal ($16 billion) investment fund, agreed upon in 2016. The Crown Prince and President Al-Sisi have also set up a joint fund to develop the planned […]

March 5th, 2018 | Posted in Finance,Headlines | Read More »

Qatar contributes $2 million to UNESCO’s Heritage Emergency Fund

The Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) will contribute additional $2 million to the UNESCO’s Heritage Emergency Fund under an agreement signed last week. “More than ever, we need to respond quickly and efficiently to assess, secure and safeguard threatened heritage, said UNESCO’s Director-General, Audrey Azoulay during the signing ceremony in UNESCO headquarters in Paris. “The […]

March 5th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

US-Egypt trade exchanges hit $5.61 bln in 2017

The overall trade exchanges between Egypt and the US reached $5.61 billion in 2017, an increase by 13% compared to 2016, the Egyptian minister of trade and industry, Tarek Kabil said. According to the minister, the most important Egyptian products exported to the United Stated included ready-made garments, textiles, fertilizers, iron and steel, paper, vegetables, […]

March 2nd, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »