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Emirati Al Dahra invests $15.6M in farming project in Morocco

The Agrofood Emirati firm Al Dahra has invested $15.6 million (156 million dirhams) in a farming project to grow apple and flower in Azrou, South of Fès, in Morocco, reports ecofinagency.com. The firm made the announcement in a statement released on the sidelines of the just concluded 12th edition of the Moroccan Agriculture Fair (SIAM […]

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

Yemen’s future in jeopardy, international organizations warn

UNICEF representative in Yemen, Mertixell Relano, has warned that the future of the country’s next generation is bleak because many of them are being deprived of education. Around 4,5million children may not have finish the school year because around 75% of the country’s teaching force has gone unpaid since October 2016. The struggle to pay […]

April 18th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Jordan summons Ambassador for “unacceptable” Iranian comments

The Jordanian Foreign Ministry summoned Iran’s Ambassador to protest against what government spokesman Mohammed Momani said was Tehran’s interference in the “internal affairs of neighboring countries, especially Gulf States.” The ministry said Ambassador Mojtaba Ferdosipour was summoned to protest against comments made by Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghassemi in response to an interview of […]

April 11th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Lebanon: Electoral law on the balance over proportionality

Lawmaker Qassem Hashem is optimistic that an agreement for the much awaited electoral law that would lead to the parliamentary elections could be reached on Thursday because “everyone now accepts the necessity to adopt proportionality.” He is convinced that “the position of House Speaker Nabih Berri and all the political components is to preserve stability […]

April 11th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Trump understands Middle East better than Obama, Bahraini FM

Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa stated that President Trump’s administration has a better understanding of the Middle East than Obama’s. “We see… a much clearer understanding from the White House of the threats we are facing here in the region and especially the ones that are coming from the Islamic State”, […]

April 5th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Egypt gets green light to handover islands to KSA

Egypt’s Court of Urgent Matters has nullified a ruling by the High Administrative Court that blocked the handover of the islands of Tiran and Sanafir to Saudi Arabia. The High Administrative Court ruled in January that the Egyptian government should provide evidence that the two islands belong to Saudi Arabia but its nullification means that […]

April 3rd, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News | Read More »

Iraq: Civilians’ safety should be “absolute priority”, Guterres

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres is in Iraq to “focus on the dire humanitarian situation on the ground” as the war against the extremist Islamic State group intensifies in Mosul. He said that the protection of civilians should be the “absolute priority” in the battles amid reports of heavy civilian casualties. Since the launching of […]

March 30th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Syria: Russia to use Iranian military bases in fighting terrorism

Cooperation between Russia and Iran in the Syrian war has received another boost after Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, said Tehran would allow Kremlin to use its military bases on a “case by case basis” to launch airstrikes in the war torn country. The Minister was quick to outline that such an opening will […]

March 28th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Palestine: Abbas, Sisi discuss conflict with Israel

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo for discussions reportedly centered on the expansion of illegal Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian territories and general developments in Palestine ahead of the Arab Summit scheduled to take place at the end of the month in Amman where the Palestinian Cause is […]

March 21st, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Russia warns Israel over actions in Syria

Russia has sent a message to Israel warning that its in-and-out military operations in Syria will not be tolerated. Following last week’s incident, the Israeli ambassador to Russia was summoned to the Foreign Ministry to informed about Moscow’s concerns about the airstrikes which struck close to Russian military locations. Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said […]

March 21st, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

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