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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 »

Yemen: UN urges warring parties to stop fighting, bloodshed to give peace a chance

The outgoing United Nations envoy for war-torn Yemen on Tuesday urged the warring parties to stop fighting and bloodshed to give peace a chance in the country, plunged because of a “destructive pattern of zero-sum politics into ever deeper poverty and desolation”. Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, who was briefing the Security Council on the eve […]

February 28th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

HRW Decries Algeria for New Wave of Deportations of African Migrants

Human Rights Watch has denounced the new repressive campaign launched by Algerian authorities targeting sub-Saharan Africans, including women and children, expelling many of them to Niger. The Algerian authorities have deprived those arrested of their right to challenge their detention and possible deportation, said HRW. As in earlier waves in October 2017 and December 2016, […]

February 28th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Russia Vetoes Security Council Resolution Citing Iran’s Involvement in Yemen War

Russia has imposed its veto against a UK-drafted and US-backed Security Council resolution to condemn Iran over allegations it was violating international sanctions and fueling an insurgency in Yemen. The blocked resolution was based on a report by UN experts that accused Iran of violating an arms embargo by failing to prevent missiles and drones […]

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

Saudi Crown Prince Reshuffles Military Leadership

In a broad shake-up seen as part of the Crown Prince’s power grab, Saudi Arabia has sacked its top military commanders, including the chief of staff. Heads of ground forces and air defenses were also replaced following a series of late-night royal decrees. The military changes were seen as a sign of frustration with the […]

February 27th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,World News | Read More »

Tunisia: Ennahda party challenged to nominate Homosexual for local elections

The Tunisian Islamist Ennahda party, which last year dropped its strict Islamic line, has been challenged to pick a homosexual as party’s candidate for local elections after it nominated Simon Slama, a Jew party member, as its candidate for the mayor election in the city of Monastir. Several public figures have lambasted the choice of […]

February 26th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Syrian Kurdish Leader Arrested in Prague after Extradition Request from Turkey

The former leader of the pro-Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), Salih Muslim, has been arrested in the Czech capital after an extradition request from Turkey. Turkish authorities and Syrian Kurdish militias (YPG) confirmed the arrest of Muslim, said the foreign affairs spokesman for the political coalition, the Movement for a Democratic Society, that governs the […]

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

UN Delays Vote on Ceasefire as Syrian Regime Continues Carnage in Eastern Ghouta

The UN Security Council delayed a vote on a ceasefire to allow aid to civilians in Eastern Ghouta as the Syrian government continues its bombing of the besieged area. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that a week since the launch of the bloody campaign on Eastern Ghouta over 500 people were killed and […]

February 24th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »