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Algeria: Bouteflika Makes TV Appearance for First Time in Months

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Algerian leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika Sunday appeared on state-run television, after rumors about his health and his ability to rule mounted since he failed to receive German Chancellor Angela Merkel last month. The 80-year old ailing leader was seen receiving the country’s minister for African Union and Arab League affairs, Abdelkader Messahel, but the talks were […]

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

King Designates Saad-Eddin El Othmani Head of Government

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Saad-Eddine El Othmani, member of the leadership of the Islamist moderate Party for Justice and Development and President of the party’s National Council has been designated Head of Government. King Mohammed VI received Othmani, a former Foreign Minister, at the Royal Palace of Casablanca Friday and instructed him to form a new government, a statement […]

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

Morocco reiterates Commitment to Africa’s Development at Crans Montana Forum in Dakhla

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Dakhla, the pearl of the southern provinces, is hosting the annual Crans Montana forum, which brings together leading figures in the fields of economy and politics. The event opened with a Royal Speech highlighting Morocco’s steadfast commitment in support of Africa’s development. “Morocco believes in Africa’s capacity to rise to the challenges facing it and […]

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

Libya: Clashes erupt again in Tripoli after ceasefire deal

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Fresh clashes have broken out in the Libyan capital a few hours after an agreement announcing an “immediate ceasefire” was signed by the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA), local mayors and militias from Tripoli and third city Misrata. Clashes erupted in the capital since the beginning of the week between pro-GNA forces and other […]

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

Yemen: “A solution is close”, UN Special Envoy

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There is hope at the end of the tunnel, if both sides willingly discuss the security aspect that will safeguard the political roadmap outlined during the talks held in Kuwait last year, despite the numerous challenges, claims the UN Special Envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed. Ismail told France 24 that “a solution in […]

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

Israel confirms airstrikes in Syria

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Israel has confirmed that that its air force carried out a mission “overnight” in Syria but they were targeted by anti-aircraft missiles. The statement from the Israeli military pointed out that the aircrafts “targeted several goals in Syria” without stating the number involved and whether the mission was successful. Following the execution of the mission, […]

March 17th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Morocco, Côte d’Ivoire Resolved to Pool Efforts to Fight Terrorism

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Morocco and Côte d’Ivoire have voiced their shared resolve to pool efforts to fight all new forms of crime, namely terrorism, cybercrime, maritime piracy and drug trafficking, and urged the international community to unite to put an end to these scourges. This came in the joint communiqué released at the end of the just concluded […]

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

King Mohammed VI to Appoint another Member of PJD Head of Government in Replacement of Benkirane

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King Mohammed VI has discharged Abdelilah Benkirane, the leader of the Party for Justice and Development, winner of the parliamentary elections held last October, from the mission to form a government, and decided to appoint another member of the PJD as the new Head of Government. The Royal office announced in a communiqué released Wednesday […]

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

Morocco: Hezbollah’s funder waiting for extradition to US

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Kassem Tajeddine, one of Lebanon’s Hezbollah top funders, arrested in Casablanca on Monday, is waiting for decision by a Casablanca criminal court on his extradition to the US. The businessman is expected to appear in the dock in the criminal court in the Moroccan economic capital. He could face extradition according to article 729 of […]

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

Libya: SCS head blames foreign countries of fueling political chaos

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Head of Libya’s Supreme Council of State (SCS) Abdulrahman Sewehli has blamed foreign countries for interfering in Libyan internal affairs. “Our problem in Libya is with foreign interference. We pointed out that issue in all our meetings with foreign representatives,” he told the New Arab in an interview. “Today’s problem in Libya is that foreign […]

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

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