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UAE, Bahrain designated as Major Strategic Partners of the United States

The White House announced Friday the designation of both the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Bahrain as “Major Security Partners” of the United States.   The designation of the two countries as Major Security Partners “recognizes our exceptional security partnership—exemplified by their hosting thousands of United States Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines—and the […]

January 16th, 2021 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

King Mohammed VI of Morocco awarded the US Legion of Merit

President Donald Trump awarded the Legion of Merit, Degree Chief Commander, to King Mohammed VI of Morocco in recognition of his positive impact on the political landscape of the Middle East and North Africa, and his enduring leadership to advance partnership between Morocco and the USA, the White House press secretary announced Friday in a […]

January 16th, 2021 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Trump Receives Morocco’s Highest Award for Middle East Work

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday received Morocco’s highest award for his work in advancing a normalization deal between Israel and Morocco, a senior administration official told Reuters. In a private Oval Office ceremony, Princess Lalla Joumala Alaoui, who is Morocco’s ambassador to the United States, gave Trump the Order of Muhammad, an award given […]

January 15th, 2021 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Ministerial conference voices support to Autonomy Initiative as only basis for settlement of Sahara dispute

A Ministerial Conference on the Morocco-proposed Autonomy Initiative, held virtually on Friday, at the invitation of Morocco and the United States, expressed strong support for this initiative as the only basis for a just and lasting solution to the Sahara regional dispute. The representatives of forty countries, including 27 ministers, who took part in the […]

January 15th, 2021 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Sahara: Morocco Can Count on France which sees it as Reliable Strategic Partner – French MP

Concerning the Sahara issue, Morocco can count on France, which sees the Kingdom as a reliable strategic partner, said Bruno Fuchs, MoDem Deputy (Presidential Majority). There is no doubt that “the Sahara conflict has lasted long enough and it must be ended”. It is also certain that the U.S. position to recognize Morocco’s sovereignty over […]

January 15th, 2021 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Moroccan Sahara: Autonomy Proposal, Most Realistic Solution, Germany’s Ambassador to Morocco

The autonomy proposal presented by Morocco remains the “most realistic solution” to the dispute over the Moroccan Sahara, according to Götz Schmidt-Bremme, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in Rabat. It is “difficult to find a more realistic and reliable solution” to the regional dispute over the Sahara than the autonomy proposal presented by […]

January 14th, 2021 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Turkish official in Eastern Libya for talks

A senior Turkish security official was in Tobruk, eastern Libya, to meet House of Representatives’ Speaker Aqila Saleh, French media Mondafrique reports. The Turkish official not named by the media, reportedly met Saleh, the political top figure of the eastern Libyan administration opposed to the Government National Accord (GNA). Saleh is a staunch proponent of […]

January 14th, 2021 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Ethiopia: Nearly 80 people killed in the province of Benishangul-Gumuz

A new attack in the western province of Benishangul-Gumuz killed nearly 80 people. The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission, an independent body attached to the Ethiopian parliament, issued the alert. The incident took place at dawn, in the locality of Daletti, towards Metekel. “The victims are between 2 and 45 years old. We are still trying […]

January 14th, 2021 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Tunisia imposes four-day nationwide lockdown from Thursday to curb Covid-19 propagation

Tunisia Tuesday announced a four-day general lockdown starting from Thursday as authorities move to curb alarming covid-19 contaminations. The measure includes a nationwide curfew from 4pm to 6am, suspension of school classes until January 24, ban on all cultural events. Restaurants and cafes ordered not to provide seats for their clients. The move comes a […]

January 13th, 2021 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Former head of Egyptian Supreme Constitutional Court elected as new Parliament Speaker

The Egyptian parliament Tuesday elected former Chief Justice of the Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC) Chancellor Hanafy Ali El Gebali as its new speaker close to President Abdelfattah al-Sisi. 71-year old Gebali obtained 508 votes out of 576 to beat his rivals; Mohamed Salah Abu Hemela, Ahmed Abdel-Hakim Youssef, and Mohamed Madina. The vote came during […]

January 13th, 2021 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »