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Syria: UN aid officials urge end to airstrikes on hospitals

Two senior United Nations humanitarian officials Wednesday called for an end to airstrikes on hospitals, following reports that attacks damaged hospitals in northern Syria. “It is completely unacceptable that facilities and people who are trying to save lives are being bombed,” Kevin Kennedy, Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Syria Crisis, said in a joint statement […]

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

Libya: GNA and Russia set for broader cooperation

Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Michael Bogdanov arrived in Tripoli on Tuesday and was welcomed by members of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA). He told reporters that his visit to the country is “a continuation” of the matters that were discussed during Prime Minister-designate Fayez Serraj’s visit to Moscow “and to develop mechanism to […]

April 26th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Israel: Netanyahu cancels German Foreign Minister meeting over clear policy

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cancelled his meeting with German foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel after the latter met with non-governmental organizations that are critical to Israel’s policies in the occupied Palestinian territories. “My policy is clear: Not to meet with diplomats who visit Israel and engage with organizations that slander Israeli soldiers and seek to have […]

April 26th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Persian Gulf: Iran provokes US guided missile destroyer

Iranian and U.S naval forces had another encounter this week in the Strait of Hormuz; a strategic international passage especially for oil from the region to the global market. The USS Mahan, a guided-missile destroyer of the Bahrain-based 5th Fleet, had an Iranian vessel racing close to it up to a distance of 1000 meters. […]

April 26th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

LafargeHolcim boss to quit over IS-linked deal in Syria

The boss of Cement giant LafargeHolcim, Eric Olsen, announced his resignation in a bid to clear the atmosphere and bring serenity back in the firm charged for dirty deals with the Islamic State group in Syria to sustain its activities. Olsen announced his own resignation, which will be effective on July 15. “While I was […]

April 25th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Morocco’s Largest Agricultural Fair Draws over 1230 Exhibitors, over 800,000 Visitors

Morocco’s International Agricultural Fair (SIAM 2017), held in Meknes on April 18-23 under the theme: “Agribusiness and sustainable agricultural value chain,” drew an unprecedented number of 1230 exhibitors. Nearly 810,000 people have visited he fair, said Jaouad Chami, director of the 12th edition of the Fair, who was speaking to the press on the last […]

April 25th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

KSA: King Salman and al-Sisi discuss strategic relations

Abdelfettah al-Sisi of Egypt arrived in Riyadh on Sunday in honor of King Salman’s invitation and they would be discussing “regional and international issues of common interest.” The invitation was made in March on the sidelines of the Arab Summit in Jordan. Cairo stated that the visit will contribute to “bolstering strategic relations between the […]

April 24th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Libya: GNA and HoR reach agreement to “stop the bleeding”

Representatives of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) and the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR), State Council president Abdulrahman Sewehli and president Ageela Saleh respectively, reached an agreement to “stop the bleeding as well as (ensure) the return of displaced persons.” The agreement was brokered following talks in Rome presided over by the Italian […]

April 24th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Algeria and Morocco tussle over Syrian refugees

Morocco’s Interior Ministry scolded Algerian authorities for their “immoral and unethical” actions with regards to 54 Syrian nationals who tried to “illegally enter” Morocco from Algeria, between April 17 and 19 through the mountainous border town of Figuig. Rabat deplored the actions by the Algerians “to manipulate the moral and physical distress of these people” […]

April 24th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Rabat, Havana Resume Diplomatic relations Ushering New Era

Morocco and Cuba have decided to resume their diplomatic relations severed in 1980. A memorandum of understanding was signed Friday in New York by the two countries’ ambassadors to the United Nations. The resumption of Moroccan-Cuban relations, which opens new era for the two countries, comes after the private visit paid lately by King Mohammed […]

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

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