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Affair Khashoggi: King Salman holds telephone conversation with Turkey’s Erdogan

King Salman of Saudi Arabia and Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Sunday exchanged over the telephone views on the situation of missing Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, who has vanished since entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2. A source at the Turkish Presidency told state-run news agency Anadolu that Erdogan stressed the need […]

October 15th, 2018 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Morocco’s King calls for reducing social & spatial gaps, nurturing sense of patriotism

King Mohammed VI of Morocco has underlined the need to speed up the proposals put forward part of his calls to reconsider the country’s development model and to devise a new approach to help address the needs of citizens, while showing a genuine sense of patriotism. This would “enable us to reduce gaps and disparities, […]

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

Morocco continues its unrelenting crackdown on terrorist groups

Morocco busted 57 terrorist networks since 2015, the date Morocco established its counterterrorism agency known as BCIJ, often branded as the Moroccan FBI. In an interview with Morocco’s news agency Map, head of the BCIJ Abdelhak Khiame said Morocco continued its pro-active strategy by dismantling 183 terrorist networks since 2002. Khiame noted that 57 networks […]

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

Jordan: Cabinet reshuffle in push for IMF-wanted austerity reforms

Jordanian Prime Minister Omar al-Razzaz on Thursday announced a cabinet reshuffle just a few months in office as he pushes for tax bill that will fall in line with austerity measures requested by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) after the institution lent $723-million to the Middle East country whose finance have been in frail state. […]

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

Charges against Baha’i in Yemen must be dropped; UN experts urge release of detainees

A group of UN independent human rights experts have called for the immediate release of 24 people, mostly from Baha’i minority, who have been held by the de-facto authorities in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, since the middle of last month. The detainees face charges of apostasy – or abandoning the state-sanctioned religion – teaching the […]

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

Japan reiterates non-recognition of Polisario separatists

Japan does neither implicitly nor explicitly recognizes the Algerian-backed SADR Republic, said Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono after the Moroccan delegation withdrew from a preparatory meeting of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) due to the presence of members of the separatist entity. The presence of the SADR entity at the meeting “does […]

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

Saudi British Bank, Alawwal merger to go ahead

The May-announced tie-up between Saudi British Bank (SABB) and Alawwal will take shape after boards of the two banks green-lighted the $5-billion deal. “The combination of SABB and Alawwal bank will create a powerful banking franchise ready to fuel growth in the Kingdom,” said SABB chairman Khaled Suleiman Olayan. “As Vision 2030 transforms Saudi Arabia, […]

October 4th, 2018 | Posted in Finance | Read More »

Morocco’s King Insists on Upgrading Vocational Training, Diversifying Jobs, Modernizing Pedagogical Methods

King Mohammed VI of Morocco, on Monday, chaired over a working session focused on upgrading and diversifying vocational training, promoting jobs offer and modernizing pedagogical methods, to endow young trainees and graduates with the necessary tools to enter the job market. The King was briefed on the propositions and measures to be taken by the […]

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

US Congress Introduces Resolution Denouncing Iran-Polisario Connivance

A U.S. Bipartisan House Resolution has condemned the collusion between the Polisario separatist front and the Lebanese Chiite group, Hezbollah, as well as Iran’s destabilizing aims in North Africa and beyond. Introduced by congressmen Joe Wilson (R-SC), Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) and Gerry Connolly (D-VA), the Resolution says Morocco remains “a strong ally and partner for […]

September 30th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Morocco’s King hails Nelson Mandela’s lofty, universalist principles

King Mohammed VI has paid tribute to late Nelson Mandela that he described as “a man of natural modesty and humility,” “a universalist who embodied a particular vision of the world”. “This extraordinary man belongs indisputably to a category of universal people whose destiny has local, national, continental and global implications,” said King Mohammed VI […]

September 25th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »