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Morocco: New Appointments to enhance good governance, transparency, & justice for all

King Mohammed VI on Thursday appointed new heads to two constitutional authorities, namely the national authority for probity, prevention and fight against corruption and the Ombudsman institution, part of the Sovereign’s endeavors to promote good governance, public service performance, transparency and justice for all. Mohamed Bachir Rachdi, an IT engineer, was thus named new president […]

December 14th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Yemen: Warring sides agree to pull out from Hodeidah port & city

Yemen rival sides, the Iran-backed Houthi rebels and Saudi-endorsed regular forces, reached on the last day of UN-brokered talks in Sweden a cease fire in the vital Hodeidah port city. UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres Thursday said the two sides represented by Yemeni Foreign Minister Khaled al-Yamani and rebel negotiator Mohammed Abdelsalam agreed to withdraw […]

December 14th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Civilian death toll continues to mount in Syria – UN relief chief

Although the overall intensity of violence in Syria has decreased, civilians continue to be killed by air and ground-based strikes, Mark Lowcock, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs told the Security Council on Thursday, during a briefing on the current situation in Syria. Mr. Lowcock detailed several other areas of ongoing concern regarding the protection of […]

December 14th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iran: Aviation official eyes Russian Sukhoi Superjet to replace aged aircraft

Officials of Iran’s Civil Aviation Authority are mulling plans to look up to Russia’s Sukhoi Superjet as the Iranian carriers seek to buy up to 500 aircraft to upgrade their ageing fleets. Ali Abedzadeh, head of the Civil Aviation Organization, quoted by semi-official Fars news agency, indicated that Tehran could go for Superjet 100. “If […]

December 13th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Egypt: Doha-based Qaradawi removed from Interpol’s wanted list

Interpol has dropped the arrest warrant against Egyptian scholar Yousef al-Qaradawi, a sharp critic of President AbdelFattah al-Sisi and a persona non grata in most Gulf countries. A source from the Egyptian’s office at Doha-based International Union of Muslim Scholars, told Turkish state-run news agency Anadolu that Qaradawi received an official notification from the Interpol […]

December 13th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Governments urged to put first ever UN global migration pact in motion, post-Marrakech

The Member States who took part in the intergovernmental conference in Morocco “committed to a global migration framework based on facts not myths,” said Louise Arbour, UN Special Representative for International Migration, adding that the framework would protect their national interests and enable better cooperation. Mrs Louise Arbour, who was speaking at a closing press […]

December 12th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

UN agencies bid to raise $5.5 billion for millions of Syrians, host communities

Some 5.6 million Syrians need help outside the war-torn country and one million of them are children born in exile, UN agencies and partners said on Tuesday, in an appeal for $5.5 billion to cover humanitarian needs for 2019. Since conflict erupted in Syria in 2011, host communities in neighboring countries have supported those who […]

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UN Chief Hails Morocco’s Constructive Role in South-South Cooperation

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, who was received Tuesday in Rabat by King Mohammed VI, commended the constructive role played by Morocco in boosting South-South cooperation based on solidarity and shared interests. Mr. Guterres arrived on Sunday in Marrakech to take part in the UN conference on migration marked by the adoption of the first […]

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AfDB delivers strong development results in Egypt

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has published the ‘Country Results Brief’ on Egypt. The report, which looks at Egypt’s economic situation, puts a spotlight on Bank’s investments in the energy, agriculture, sanitation, industrial and social sectors. Over the past five years, Egypt has regained its position as the first foreign direct investment destination (FDI) in […]

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Egypt: Lawyer wearing banned yellow vest detained

An Egyptian lawyer has been arrested in the city of Alexandria after he donned a “yellow vest”, the symbol of protest in France, but banned in Egypt. Mohammed Ramadan has been detained for 15 days following a decision by a prosecutor after he was photographed wearing a yellow vest in solidarity with protesters in France. […]

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