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Counterterrorism: Morocco, Netherlands’ co-chairmanship of GCTF prolonged

The Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) Wednesday in New York agreed to extend for two years the co-chairmanship of Morocco and the Netherlands, for their leadership roles at the head of the forum made of 29 countries and the European Union. The Ministerial Plenary Meeting of the forum agreed to prolong both countries’ leadership roles by […]

September 21st, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Gulf Crisis : ‘Trump warned Saudi-led league not to militarily overrun Qatar’, Bloomberg

President Donald Trump asked Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to give up military action against Qatar, which has been embroiled in a diplomatic row with its Gulf neighbors, Bloomberg has learned. Two sources familiar with the US President’s discussions, who asked not to be named, told the US media that Trump told […]

September 21st, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iran Pledges to Continue Adherence to Nuclear Pact

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani pledged that his country would continue adherence to the nuclear pact, while denouncing those seeking to rip it apart, a clear allusion to the Trump’s administration. “I declare before you that the Islamic Republic of Iran will not be the first country to violate the agreement, but it will respond decisively […]

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

EU Gives UNICEF an additional €90 million, Turkey €838 million to support Syrian refugees

The European Union announced Tuesday it is giving the UN Children’s Fund an additional €90 million to help UNICEF to provide critical services and support to Syrian refugee and host community children and young people in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. The additional EU funding was signed by EU Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement […]

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

Gulf Crisis: Qatar “very open for dialogue”, Sheikh Tamim

The ruler of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani Tuesday renewed his country’s readiness to engage in dialogue with its neighbors. “We’ve always said that we’re very open for dialogue, and we’ll always be open for dialogue,” Sheikh Tamim said in a statement to the media before a meeting with US President Donald Trump, […]

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

Syria: Del Ponte cites total impunity for her resignation from COI

Seasoned war crimes investigator Carla Del Ponte Monday told the UN human rights council that she decided to resign from the Commission of Inquiry because of an unacceptable impunity enjoyed by warring factions in the Syrian conflict. The former ex-Yugoslavia and Rwanda war crimes prosecutor last month indicated that she was resigning from the Commission […]

September 19th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

UAE: Emirates suspends direct flights to New Zealand over fuel shortage at Auckland Airport

UAE National flagship carrier Emirates has decided not to run flights to Auckland international airport in New Zealand, after local authorities announced cut of all aviation fuel supplies due to technical problems, after the airport oil pipeline was cut off by a log digger Thursday. The company notes that its aircrafts will stop in Melbourne, […]

September 19th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

2018 Academy Awards: Moroccan movie “Razzia” Among Contenders in Foreign Language Category

Morocco’s movie “Razzia” of Nabil Ayouch has been selected as candidate in the foreign-language category of the 2018 Academy Awards. The film was picked up by an independent commission set up by Moroccan Cinema Center (CCM). This commission is made of writers, directors, producers, distributors, plus a representative of the CCM. Last June, Ayouch became […]

September 18th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

UK: Saudi Arabia, Sudan not welcome at Labour Party Conference

The British Labour Party has refused to invite Saudi Arabia and Sudan to attend its season conference to take place end of this month. The party and its leader Jeremy Corbyn have criticized Prime Minister Theresa May and her cabinet for selling arms to Saudi Arabia. The party claims that the arms are being used […]

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

Egypt: Parliament called to probe alleged sale of Hajj visa by MPs

Several members of the Egyptian Parliament have called on the speaker to launch an investigation into claims by some citizens that they bought from some deputies annual Hajj visas offered to the Egyptian parliament by Saudi Arabia few months ago. The North African country is rocked by scandals after owners of some travel agencies organizing […]

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

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