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Iran: German’s Merkel canvasses for solution to Tehran aggressive tendencies in ME region

German Chancellor Angela Merkel Thursday called for solutions to Iran’s ‘aggressive tendencies’ in the Middle East region, though Germany struggles to salvage the 2015 nuclear deal in state of despair following US pullout. Merkel, who was on a visit to Jordan where she met King Abdullah II, said European countries share US President Donald Trump’s […]

June 22nd, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Turkey: Amnesty International Chief to remand in prison

The head of Amnesty International (AI) office in Turkey will remain in jail following a court decision Thursday, the right group has announced blasting the decision that it described as a travesty of justice. Taner Kilic will remain in prison till November 6, date set for a new court decision, after already having spent more […]

June 22nd, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Algeria: Prime Minister calls for Bouteflika’s fifth term in office

Algeria’s Premier Ahmed Ouyahia has thrown his backing behind a fifth term in office for ailing 81-year old Abdelaziz Bouteflika as he argued that the president is the man of the country’s unity. Algerians will be called to polls to elect a new President next year. No election hopefuls have publicly stated their intention but […]

June 22nd, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Tunisia/Togo: Edem Kodjo, First Togolese to win the Jugurtha Prize

The famous Jugurtha Prize sponsored by the MED 21 Program this year has been awarded to the former Tunisian Foreign Minister Taïeb Baccouche, ex-French Premier Dominique de Villepin and Togolese former Prime Minister Edem Kodjo who therefore becomes the first Togolese to win the prize. The three laureates were crowned on Wednesday in the Tunisian […]

June 22nd, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

UN Envoy ‘confident’ deal can be reached to avert further violence around key Yemeni port city

The United Nations envoy for Yemen expressed confidence on Thursday that a solution can be found to prevent further violence in and around the port city of Hodeida. “I am confident that we can reach an agreement to avert any escalation of violence,” Martin Griffiths, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Yemen said, according to […]

June 22nd, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

China vows to keep trade ties with Iran despite US sanctions

China’s Ministry of Commerce pledged Thursday to maintain normal ties with Iran amid a large-scale pull out and boycott of the Iranian market over fear of US economic sanctions. The announcement made by the Commerce Ministry spokesman Gao Feng comes as a relief for Iranian authorities as foreign companies are massively pulling out of the […]

June 21st, 2018 | Posted in Finance,Headlines | Read More »

Russia to send first Emirati into space

An Emirati, the first ever, will be sent into space by April next year aboard Russian space ship Soyuz-MS under a deal signed Wednesday in Austria between the Emirati Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) and The Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos). The deal, according to the Gulf country’s Vice-President and Prime Minister and ruler […]

June 21st, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Libya: Four Haftar-controlled forces killed in suicide attack in Derna

Four forces in the ranks of Khalifa Haftar-controlled Libyan National Army (LNA) were killed Wednesday in a suicide car bombing in the city of Derna where the LNA has been pushing for control.   An Islamist militant fighter detonated explosives tucked in a white Chevrolet as he drove by a group of LNA fighters in […]

June 21st, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Palestine: Israel rains shells on Hamas targets in Gaza

The Israeli air force launched Tuesday dozens of missiles on around 25 targets belonging to Hamas in the Gaza enclave over claims that the Islamist movement launched 50 projectiles against Israeli towns. The Israeli defense forces said fighter jets were deployed over Gaza where at least 25 military facilities belonging to Hamas were targeted. The […]

June 20th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Lebanon: Government to review passport exemption for Iranians

The Lebanese Interior Ministry is set to review a proposal by the country’s security agency to allow Iranians to enter the country without passports. Lebanon’s General security agency this week proposed to allow Iranians to enter the country without passports. Authorities will instead only request entry cards for Iranians. The decision has drawn criticism within […]

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