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Ceasefire agreement reached in Libyan capital, UN mission announces

An agreement on a ceasefire in Tripoli has been reached under the auspices of Ghassan Salame, the top United Nations official in Libya, the Organization’s Support Mission in the country, UNSMIL, has announced. According to a tweet posted on the Mission’s official Twitter account, the agreement aims to “end all hostilities, protect civilians, safeguard public […]

September 5th, 2018 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Lake Chad Region: OIC commits $9 billion

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has committed $9 billion in funding in the Lake Chad region, which is suffering from the drop in water levels and attacks attributed to the terrorist group Boko Haram. The announcement was made during the two-day High-Level Conference on the Lake Chad Region, organized in Berlin, September 3-4, by […]

September 5th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Israel: Philippines’ Duterte seeking military hardware

President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines started Sunday a four-day state visit to Israel for talks on bilateral cooperation with arms sales being part of the agenda. Talks with Israeli authorities will revolve around “defense and security, law enforcement, economic development, trade (and) investments and labor.” The Philippine leader is seeking to purchase Israel’s military […]

September 3rd, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

UN urges countries to step up assistance for Palestine refugees

The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has urged world countries to step up assistance to Palestinian refugees after the United States decided to halt all funding to UNRWA. “We regret the United States’ decision to provide no further funding to UNRWA, which provides essential services to Palestine refugees and contributes to stability in the region,” […]

September 1st, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Morocco, U.S. reiterate commitment to counterterrorism

Morocco and the U.S. share the same commitment to eradicate terrorism, said Nathan Sales, U.S. Coordinator for Counterterrorism who is on a visit to Morocco. Terrorist groups such as Al Qaeda continue to pose a threat that requires further collaboration, he said after talks with Morocco’s foreign minister Nasser Bourita. He said cooperation in counterterrorism […]

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

UN envoy “ready to go to Idlib” to help ensure civilian safety amid rising fears of government offensive

Speaking to journalists in Geneva, the UN Special Envoy for Syria offered to personally escort residents of Idlib to safety ahead of any attack on the last main opposition-held area in the country, echoing an offer to do the same in Aleppo in 2016. The envoy’s comments reiterate an earlier appeal by UN Secretary-General António […]

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

KSA: Plan for Aramco listing will go ahead

Saudi Energy minister Thursday insisted that the Initial Public Offer (IPO) of the kingdom’s giant company Aramco is still on the agenda, following reports that authorities have scrapped the plan. “The government remains committed to the initial public offering of Saudi Aramco, in accordance with the appropriate circumstances and appropriate time chosen by the Government,” […]

August 23rd, 2018 | Posted in Energy,Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: Qataris declared persona non grata in Bahrain

Bahrain has suspended issuance of entry visas for Qataris and will bar citizens of the tiny Gulf country to enter the kingdom as the diplomatic crisis in the region drags on. Bahraini authorities have decided to expel Qatari students in the kingdom though they possess valid visas, reports say. Authorities will also stop issuing visas […]

August 23rd, 2018 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

King Mohammed VI Outlines Roadmap to Give Young People More Job Opportunities

King Mohammed VI has urged the Government to take as soon as possible a series of measures to address the thorny issue of unemployment among young people, deemed as the country’s true wealth. In a speech to the Nation broadcast Monday on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of the Revolution of the King and […]

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

Turkey: Several gunshots fired at U.S. embassy in Ankara

Unidentified men early Monday fired several gunshots at the US embassy in capita Ankara, wounding no one in the attack that occurred amid high diplomatic tension between the two NATO allies. The shots, around five, were fired from a white car at the embassy. A shot hit one of the entrances of the diplomatic mission […]

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