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Iranians arrested for entering Kuwait illegally

Kuwaiti Coastguards nabbed Saturday 10 Iranians who entered the Gulf country illegally reports say. A Kuwait man saw nine of the men jumping out of a ship in the Mina Abdullah area, South of Kuwait and alerted authorities. The security forces also managed to arrest the captain of the ship, also an Iranian. The men […]

January 18th, 2021 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

UAE, Bahrain designated as Major Strategic Partners of the United States

The White House announced Friday the designation of both the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Bahrain as “Major Security Partners” of the United States.   The designation of the two countries as Major Security Partners “recognizes our exceptional security partnership—exemplified by their hosting thousands of United States Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines—and the […]

January 16th, 2021 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

King Mohammed VI of Morocco awarded the US Legion of Merit

President Donald Trump awarded the Legion of Merit, Degree Chief Commander, to King Mohammed VI of Morocco in recognition of his positive impact on the political landscape of the Middle East and North Africa, and his enduring leadership to advance partnership between Morocco and the USA, the White House press secretary announced Friday in a […]

January 16th, 2021 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Sahara: Morocco Can Count on France which sees it as Reliable Strategic Partner – French MP

Concerning the Sahara issue, Morocco can count on France, which sees the Kingdom as a reliable strategic partner, said Bruno Fuchs, MoDem Deputy (Presidential Majority). There is no doubt that “the Sahara conflict has lasted long enough and it must be ended”. It is also certain that the U.S. position to recognize Morocco’s sovereignty over […]

January 15th, 2021 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Moroccan Sahara: Autonomy Proposal, Most Realistic Solution, Germany’s Ambassador to Morocco

The autonomy proposal presented by Morocco remains the “most realistic solution” to the dispute over the Moroccan Sahara, according to Götz Schmidt-Bremme, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in Rabat. It is “difficult to find a more realistic and reliable solution” to the regional dispute over the Sahara than the autonomy proposal presented by […]

January 14th, 2021 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Turkish official in Eastern Libya for talks

A senior Turkish security official was in Tobruk, eastern Libya, to meet House of Representatives’ Speaker Aqila Saleh, French media Mondafrique reports. The Turkish official not named by the media, reportedly met Saleh, the political top figure of the eastern Libyan administration opposed to the Government National Accord (GNA). Saleh is a staunch proponent of […]

January 14th, 2021 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Egypt subscribes $1bn loan from International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation to finance petroleum imports

Egypt has signed up for a 1-billion loan from International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) to finance petroleum imports, Middle East Monitor (MEMO) reports citing the Arab country’s Ministry of Petroleum. The loan according to the ministry will cover 2021 petroleum imports. It is also part of a $3 billion agreement that was signed between […]

January 14th, 2021 | Posted in Energy,Headlines | Read More »

Tunisia imposes four-day nationwide lockdown from Thursday to curb Covid-19 propagation

Tunisia Tuesday announced a four-day general lockdown starting from Thursday as authorities move to curb alarming covid-19 contaminations. The measure includes a nationwide curfew from 4pm to 6am, suspension of school classes until January 24, ban on all cultural events. Restaurants and cafes ordered not to provide seats for their clients. The move comes a […]

January 13th, 2021 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Former head of Egyptian Supreme Constitutional Court elected as new Parliament Speaker

The Egyptian parliament Tuesday elected former Chief Justice of the Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC) Chancellor Hanafy Ali El Gebali as its new speaker close to President Abdelfattah al-Sisi. 71-year old Gebali obtained 508 votes out of 576 to beat his rivals; Mohamed Salah Abu Hemela, Ahmed Abdel-Hakim Youssef, and Mohamed Madina. The vote came during […]

January 13th, 2021 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Jordanian man gets death sentence by hanging in connection with 2019 stabbing attack

A court in Jordan Tuesday handed death sentence to a man who stabbed to death eight people including four foreigners in 2019 at an ancient tourist site in the kingdom, The New Arab reports. Mustafa Abu Ruwais, 24, is sentenced to death by hanging for the terrorist knife attack on tourists according to the court […]

January 13th, 2021 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »