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Morocco Core Contributor to Global Counterterrorism Forum- US official

The US coordinator for counterterrorism, Nathan A. Sales, underscored Morocco’s core contribution to international anti-terrorism efforts through its leading role as co-chair of the Global Counter-Terrorism Forum (GCTF). The US official said at a hearing before the US senate foreign relations subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia and counterterrorism, that Morocco, which co-chairs […]

December 9th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Would Attendance of Emir of Qatar of GCC Summit in Kuwait End Gulf Row?

Qatari foreign minister has confirmed that the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani is expected to attend the annual summit of Gulf Arab heads of state in Kuwait on December 5 and 6, despite an ongoing dispute between Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain on one side and Qatar on the other side. […]

December 4th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

King Mohammed VI Dispels Myths about Migration at AU-EU Summit

King Mohammed has dispelled several stereotypes and myths, which reduce migrations in images of an influx of people without work and without resources. In a message to the 5th African Union-European Union Summit in Abidjan, King Mohammed VI, in his quality as leader of the African Union on the Migration Issue, debunked four myths about […]

November 30th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Morocco’s First Participation at AU-EU Summit Receives Highest Acclaim

The participation of Morocco at the fifth AU-EU Summit was highly welcomed by AU officials as well as African and EU officials alike. At the opening ceremony of the summit, held in Abidjan on November 29-30, Head of the AU and President of Guinea Alpha Condé and Chairman of the AU commission Moussa Faki paid […]

November 29th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Turkey Presses US to End Support for Syrian Kurds

Bolstered by the setback of the Kurdish independence endeavor in Iraq, Ankara is set to halt US support for the Kurds of Syria who have been emboldened by their recent inroads against the Islamic State. During the Sochi summit convened by Putin with the participation of Iran’s President Rohani and President Erdogan, the latter put […]

November 27th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iran Sends Warship to Project Power in Gulf of Mexico

Iran is set to demonstrate its ability to project power far beyond its shores with the sending of a warship to the Gulf of Mexico. In his first press conference in Tehran since being appointed, Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi said that Iranian naval forces will cross the Atlantic and stop over at friendly […]

November 26th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Saudi Arabia’s Miscalculations Start to Backfire

Mired in a protracted conflict in Yemen and threatened by the rise of the Shia crescent in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon with fears of an uprising of its own Shia population or those in neighboring Bahrain, Saudi Arabia has taken a series of aggressive foreign policy decisions that only reflect the domestic turmoil it is […]

November 25th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Saudi Arabia & Arab Allies Add 13 Qatar-linked Individuals to Terror List

The Arab quartet led by Saudi Arabia and including the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt have added two organizations and 13 individuals with ties to Qatar to their “terror list” in yet another crackdown on the Muslim brotherhood. The two organizations that have been included in the blacklist are the two Doha-based NGOs: The International Islamic […]

November 24th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Russia, Iran & Turkey Agree to Join Efforts to Facilitate Syrian Peace Congress

Russian President Vladimir Putin has brought Turkey’s Erdogan and Iran’s Rohani together in a meeting that resulted in a watershed agreement to hold a Syrian Congress comprising pro-regime and opposition leaders in a bid to end the six-year civil war. The Russian leader hosted the talks in Sochi, just as some Syrian opposition groups met […]

November 23rd, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iraq resumes paying war reparations to Kuwait

Iraq announced that it will resume reimbursements to Kuwait to fully pay the remaining $4.6 billion for the destruction it has caused during the 1990-1991 invasion. The U.N. Compensation Commission (UNCC) said Iraq will restart payments to Kuwait for the destruction of its oil fields and facilities during the Gulf war. The payments will begin […]

November 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »