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Morocco-Spain: a Royal visit celebrating enduring partnership

King Don Felipe VI and Queen Dona Letizia of Spain arrived on Wednesday afternoon in Rabat for an official visit to Morocco, at the invitation of King Mohammed VI.   The visit, King Felipe’s second to Morocco since he assumed power, celebrates the enduring partnership and dense relations existing between the two countries.   Upon […]

February 13th, 2019 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

A victory for American justice… El Chapo found guilty

Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán is heading to prison after his conviction Tuesday on 10 charges, including engaging in a continuing criminal enterprise and multiple counts of distributing tons of narcotics into the U.S. Prosecutors announced they will ask for him to be sent to prison for life without a chance for parole […]

February 13th, 2019 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Kuwait: Four newspapers suspend publication and circulation over competition from digital media

Four Kuwaiti newspapers have gone off of shelves as they grapple with competition from online media and economic hardship, reports say. The newspapers are Al-Qabas, Al-Rai, Al-Anbaa and Al-Jarida. “This is a 100 percent economic decision aimed at cutting cost,” Al Qabas chief editor Waleed Al-Nisf was quoted as saying by the Kuwaiti state-run news […]

January 7th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Oman: Norwegian DNO ASA hand over Block 8 operation

DNO Oman Block 8 Limited, the subsidiary of the Norwegian firm DNO ASA has handed over its stakes in the operation and participation of Block 8 to the Sultanate of Oman’s Ministry of Oil and Gas (MOG) and state-owned Oman Oil Company Exploration and Production LLC (OOCEP) as expiration of commercial term of the exploration […]

January 4th, 2019 | Posted in Energy,Headlines | Read More »

KSA: Giant leisure complex to emerge in Riyadh

Saudi Entertainment Ventures Company (Seven) will fund the construction of a giant leisure complex in capital Riyadh as part of the kingdom’s efforts to “boost the leisure sector, reports say. Seven according to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) is planning the project that will feature a distinctive modern design and will be equipped for sports […]

January 4th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Iran: Women to kick ball around in Teheran stadium for first time in 40 years

Iran’s female soccer players will be allowed to play for the first time in the country’s largest stadium since the 1979 revolution with the female Olympic soccer to host its Russian counterpart in a friendly, reports say. Football federation Chief Mehdi Taj has told semi-official news agency ISNA the team will play the game in […]

December 31st, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Morocco: MPs Approve Bill Restoring Compulsory Military Service

Morocco’s House of Representatives has approved a bill reinstating compulsory military service in the country, after it was abolished in 2006. The aim of the service is to strengthen social cohesion, to ease professional and social integration and to instill a military culture based on discipline, courage, commitment and responsibility. The Moroccan Constitution states that […]

December 27th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

GCC: Qatar launches cruise to Oman, Kuwait

Qatar has launched a cruise, called ‘Grand Ferry’, that will connect the tiny Gulf country and its regional neighbors, Oman and Kuwait, which have not severed ties with Doha like Bahrain, KSA, and UAE. Grand Ferry will be first of its kind in the region to travel passengers on the sea. The 145 meter-long cruise […]

December 27th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

King Mohammed VI: Morocco Fully Committed to Respect & Enhance Human Rights

Morocco’s King Mohammed VI has said his country is fully committed to the respect, protection and promotion of human rights, affirming that this national commitment is not just enshrined in the Constitution, but it is a determinant of Moroccan political, economic and social agenda. In a message addressed to participants in a meeting convened Thursday […]

December 20th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

FIFA/Club World Cup: Emirati Al-Ain club knocks River Plate to book spot in final

Al-Ain Tuesday saw off Argentina’s giant River Plate in the semi-final of the FIFA Club World Cup ongoing in the UAE, in penalty shootout, 5-4, to book their place in the final against either Spain’s super club Real Madrid or the Asian champions, Kashima Antlers. Al-Ain club stunned the Copa Libertadores reigning champions with an […]

December 19th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »