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Tunisia: FDIs record 18% increase in Q1 2017

Foreign direct investments (FDIs) in Tunisia rose 18% to $177.68 million during the first quarter of 2017, as compared to the same period the year before, according to Eco Fin agency, which mentioned statistics released by the Tunisian Foreign Investments Promotion Agency. Manufacturing and services topped the sectors that captured most foreign investments, attracting respectively […]

April 27th, 2017 | Posted in Finance,Headlines | Read More »

Syria: UN aid officials urge end to airstrikes on hospitals

Two senior United Nations humanitarian officials Wednesday called for an end to airstrikes on hospitals, following reports that attacks damaged hospitals in northern Syria. “It is completely unacceptable that facilities and people who are trying to save lives are being bombed,” Kevin Kennedy, Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Syria Crisis, said in a joint statement […]

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

Persian Gulf: Iran provokes US guided missile destroyer

Iranian and U.S naval forces had another encounter this week in the Strait of Hormuz; a strategic international passage especially for oil from the region to the global market. The USS Mahan, a guided-missile destroyer of the Bahrain-based 5th Fleet, had an Iranian vessel racing close to it up to a distance of 1000 meters. […]

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

Morocco’s Largest Agricultural Fair Draws over 1230 Exhibitors, over 800,000 Visitors

Morocco’s International Agricultural Fair (SIAM 2017), held in Meknes on April 18-23 under the theme: “Agribusiness and sustainable agricultural value chain,” drew an unprecedented number of 1230 exhibitors. Nearly 810,000 people have visited he fair, said Jaouad Chami, director of the 12th edition of the Fair, who was speaking to the press on the last […]

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

KSA: King Salman and al-Sisi discuss strategic relations

Abdelfettah al-Sisi of Egypt arrived in Riyadh on Sunday in honor of King Salman’s invitation and they would be discussing “regional and international issues of common interest.” The invitation was made in March on the sidelines of the Arab Summit in Jordan. Cairo stated that the visit will contribute to “bolstering strategic relations between the […]

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

Libya: GNA and HoR reach agreement to “stop the bleeding”

Representatives of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) and the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR), State Council president Abdulrahman Sewehli and president Ageela Saleh respectively, reached an agreement to “stop the bleeding as well as (ensure) the return of displaced persons.” The agreement was brokered following talks in Rome presided over by the Italian […]

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

Algeria and Morocco tussle over Syrian refugees

Morocco’s Interior Ministry scolded Algerian authorities for their “immoral and unethical” actions with regards to 54 Syrian nationals who tried to “illegally enter” Morocco from Algeria, between April 17 and 19 through the mountainous border town of Figuig. Rabat deplored the actions by the Algerians “to manipulate the moral and physical distress of these people” […]

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

Rabat, Havana Resume Diplomatic relations Ushering New Era

Morocco and Cuba have decided to resume their diplomatic relations severed in 1980. A memorandum of understanding was signed Friday in New York by the two countries’ ambassadors to the United Nations. The resumption of Moroccan-Cuban relations, which opens new era for the two countries, comes after the private visit paid lately by King Mohammed […]

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

Iran: Ahmadinejad ousted from presidential race for “no reason”

Ahmadinejad’s application to be a candidate is Iran’s May presidential election has been rejected by the Guardian Council, the body that vets applicants, according to the Interior Ministry. The decision does not seem to come as a surprise after Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s urged him not to run for elections because it is “not […]

April 21st, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Trump to Italian PM, US has no Role in Libya

Italy’s Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni’s call for the US to undertake a significant role in war torn Libya has been turned down by President Donald Trump. In a joint press conference at the White House, Gentiloni stated that “we need a stable and unified Libya” and “the US role in this is critical.” Trump’s response […]

April 21st, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

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