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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 »

KSA rejects US Senate’s position, any interference in its internal affairs

Saudi Arabia has vehemently rejected this Monday the position expressed recently by the United States Senate, saying the position was based upon unsubstantiated claims and allegations, and contained blatant interferences in the Kingdom’s internal affairs, undermining the Kingdom’s regional and international role. A statement by the Saudi Foreign Ministry said while Saudi Arabia reaffirms its […]

December 17th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Morocco: New Appointments to enhance good governance, transparency, & justice for all

King Mohammed VI on Thursday appointed new heads to two constitutional authorities, namely the national authority for probity, prevention and fight against corruption and the Ombudsman institution, part of the Sovereign’s endeavors to promote good governance, public service performance, transparency and justice for all. Mohamed Bachir Rachdi, an IT engineer, was thus named new president […]

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

Governments urged to put first ever UN global migration pact in motion, post-Marrakech

The Member States who took part in the intergovernmental conference in Morocco “committed to a global migration framework based on facts not myths,” said Louise Arbour, UN Special Representative for International Migration, adding that the framework would protect their national interests and enable better cooperation. Mrs Louise Arbour, who was speaking at a closing press […]

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

UN agencies bid to raise $5.5 billion for millions of Syrians, host communities

Some 5.6 million Syrians need help outside the war-torn country and one million of them are children born in exile, UN agencies and partners said on Tuesday, in an appeal for $5.5 billion to cover humanitarian needs for 2019. Since conflict erupted in Syria in 2011, host communities in neighboring countries have supported those who […]

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

UN Chief Hails Morocco’s Constructive Role in South-South Cooperation

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, who was received Tuesday in Rabat by King Mohammed VI, commended the constructive role played by Morocco in boosting South-South cooperation based on solidarity and shared interests. Mr. Guterres arrived on Sunday in Marrakech to take part in the UN conference on migration marked by the adoption of the first […]

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

AfDB delivers strong development results in Egypt

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has published the ‘Country Results Brief’ on Egypt. The report, which looks at Egypt’s economic situation, puts a spotlight on Bank’s investments in the energy, agriculture, sanitation, industrial and social sectors. Over the past five years, Egypt has regained its position as the first foreign direct investment destination (FDI) in […]

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

Arab League warns Brazil’s Bolsonaro against Jerusalem embassy move

The Arab League has written a letter to Brazil’s right-wing President-elect Jair Bolsonaro to warn him against moving Brasil’s embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. The body said that any such move would harm the South American country’s ties with Arab allies, according to the text seen by Reuters. Mr Bolsonaro comes into office on January […]

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