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Egypt: Italy sends Ambassador back, death puzzle unsolved

Italy’s Ambassador to Egypt will be returning to Cairo more than a year after being recalled for consultations in protest to the murder of Italian citizen Guilio Regeni, 28. Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano said sending an Ambassador to Cairo does not have an impact on Rome’s commitment “to clarify the tragic disappearance”, but the victim’s […]

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

Jordan: Israeli ambassador barred from returning

Jordan is unwilling to allow the return of Israeli Ambassador to Amman unless the Israeli security official, involved in the killing of two Jordanians, is tried in court. Ambassador Einat Schlein and guard Ziv Moyal are both in Israel after the July 23 incident that strained ties between Tel Aviv and Amman. Moyal claimed he […]

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

Saudi Crown Prince Wants to Withdraw from Yemen War

Leaked emails published by Middle East Eye have revealed that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman wants to withdraw his forces from the war in Yemen. Martin Indyk, the former US ambassador to Israel, in an email exchange with Youssef Otaiba, UAE’s ambassador in Washington, wrote that the Crown Prince was “quite clear with Steve […]

August 14th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Iraq: Iran-backed militia accuses US for killing fighters near Syrian border

A Shia militia battling on the side of the Iraqi army against the Islamic State (ISIS) has blamed the US-led coalition of shelling its fighters near the Syrian border – a blame the US has rejected. Kataib Sayyid al-Shuhada militia, known as close to Tehran, indicated that the US-led coalition collided with IS to attack […]

August 9th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

King Abdullah, President Abbas to set up joint crisis committee on Al-Aqsa

King Abdullah of Jordan and president of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas agreed on Monday to establish a joint crisis committee that would follow up the Israeli violations at Al-Aqsa Mosque. According to PA Foreign Minister Riyadh Al-Maliki, Abbas and King Abdullah agreed at their meeting in Ramallah to form a “joint crisis committee” to […]

August 8th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Oman gets $3.55 billion loan from Chinese financial institutions

Oman has secured a $3.55 billion loan from Chinese financial institutions and the undersecretary of the Ministry of Finance Nasser Khamis al Jashmi is relieved that the country has “successfully completed the financing requirements for the expected 2017 fiscal deficit.” The Omani official revealed on Thursday that the loan was sealed on July 11 as […]

August 4th, 2017 | Posted in Finance | Read More »

Syria: Hezbollah, Fateh al-Sham exchange deal progressing peacefully

The exchange deal between Hezbollah and Jabhat Fateh al-Sham formerly known as al-Nusra Front began on Wednesday and it has been slowly progressing as fleet of more than 100 buses continue to transport rebel fighters, families and refugees from the Lebanese border town of Arsal to rebel-held Idlib. The deal was reached on the heels […]

August 4th, 2017 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Iran: Rouhani confirmed for 2nd term in office

President-elect Hassan Rouhani has received official confirmation as the country’s political leader after Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei handed him his appointment letter in confirmation of the election results. Rouhani who is embarking on his second term is expected to be sworn-in on Saturday at the parliament. He would present his cabinet before the end […]

August 3rd, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

IMF: Morocco’s Economic Program Seeks More Inclusive Growth

The new Moroccan government’s economic program seeks to reduce fiscal and external vulnerabilities, while strengthening the foundations for higher and more inclusive growth, said the International monetary Fund. The IMF’s executive Board, which has just completed the second review under the Precautionary and Liquidity Line (PLL) Arrangement, reaffirmed Morocco’s continued qualification for the PLL. The […]

August 2nd, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

KSA: Kick 9/11 lawsuit out, Saudi lawyers tell US court

Lawyers hired by Saudi Arabia have requested that the 25 lawsuits filed against the oil-rich kingdom for its alleged role in the September 11 attacks in the US be dismissed. The lawyers told the US district court in Manhattan that those behind the suit cannot prove that Saudi Arabia or any of its affiliated charities […]

August 2nd, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

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