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Stories written by Peter Mulvany

Egypt, Jordan cement position against Washington

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King Abdallah of Jordan and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi discussed in Cairo “ways to push the stagnant Middle East peace process” in light of the position of President Donald Trump’s administration. The meeting between the two leaders came days after Trump stated that there could be other means to settle the Israeli Palestinian conflict […]

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

Turkey: HDP accuses Ankara of witch-hunting ahead of referendum

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Figen Yuksekdag of the People’s Democratic Party (HDP) has lost her parliamentary seat after being convicted on terrorism charges but the party claims that the trial was politically motivated and the revocation of her seat was “unconstitutional.” She is HDP’s co-leader and among the party’s 29 MPs who were arrested in November 2015 over allegations […]

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

Angela Merkel’s visit to Algeria postponed over Bouteflika’s health deterioration

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The Algerian presidency announced Monday the cancellation of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit to Algeria because President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was suffering from a bronchitis and could not receive the German leader. Algerian and German authorities have mutually agreed to postpone the official visit to Algeria of the Chancellor, the presidency said in a statement, explaining […]

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

Middle East Demand Drives Global Arms Trade to Highest Levels since Cold War, SIPRI

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Worldwide arms trade has risen to its highest level since the Cold War in the past five years, driven by the increasing demand from the Middle East and Asia, a study said on Monday. The volume of international transfers of major weapons has grown continuously since 2004 and increased by 8.4 per cent between 2007–11 […]

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

After Ghana & South Sudan, King Mohammed VI Visits Zambia

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King Mohammed VI of Morocco started Sunday a historic visit to Zambia, 3rd leg of a new African tour that led the Sovereign to Ghana and South Sudan. On Monday, King Mohammed VI and the Zambian President Edgar Chagwa Lungu held tête-à-tête talks, before the two leaders co-chaired the signing ceremony of 19 governmental and […]

February 20th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Egypt: Tourism Picks up in 2017

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Tourism is on the rise in Egypt signaling that the once paralyzed sector could be on the verge of recovery according to spokeswoman of the Tourism Ministry Omaima al-Husseini. She said there is “an increase in the number of tourists” and the number of arrivals “was much better in January than in previous years” with […]

February 20th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

King Mohammed VI Receives Red Carpet Welcome in Ghana

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The government and people of Ghana have reserved a red carpet welcome to King Mohammed VI of Morocco who arrived Thursday in the west-African country, first stop of a new royal tour destined to keep momentum of inter-African cooperation. On Friday, the Moroccan Sovereign held a private meeting with Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo, before they […]

February 17th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Libya: Serraj sends formal help request to NATO

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Head of Libyan unity government Faiez Serraj has sent a formal request to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) to help beef up security and defenses in Tripoli. The alliance chief Jens Stoltenberg Thursday said he received a formal request from Serraj asking for NATO’s advice and expertise in the field of defense and security […]

February 17th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Algiers denies endorsement of Ghannouchi’s efforts in Libya

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Diplomatic sources at the Algerian Foreign Ministry have denied Algiers’s support for the Leader of the Tunisian Islamist movement in his efforts to unite Gaddafi’s loyalists and Muslim Brotherhood movement in Libya, reports say. Rached Ghannouchi, leader of the Tunisian Ennahda party, has been trying to bring together the two Libyan sides. He claimed that […]

February 16th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Libya: Cairo’s Serraj – Haftar Mediation Fails

Operazioni militari contro l'Isis

Details of a failure of mediation efforts between Libya’s Prime Minister-designate Fayez Serraj of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) and Field Marshall Khalifa Haftar of the Libyan National Army in Cairo, spearheaded by Egyptian chief-of-staff Colonel Lt. Gen. Mahmoud Hegazy, have begun to emerge. The two sides did not have direct talks on […]

February 15th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

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