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Palestine-Egypt: opening of Rafah postponed over death of soldiers in Sinai

Egypt has announced it will delay opening Rafah crossing between the North African country and the Gaza Strip until further notice, citing terror attacks against armed forces in the region by jihadists. The Rafah crossing is the only land border of Gaza on the outside world. Egypt initially said the crossing passage would be open […]

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

Libya: Haftar eyes quick seizure of country

Head of the so-called Libyan National Army (LNA) Khalifa Haftar said over the weekend his army was in control of almost all the entire North Africa country except some tiny swathes of land to be conquered pretty soon. “The size of Libya is 1,760,000 square km. The army is currently in control of 1,730,000 square […]

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

EU, Russia, China refuse to back Trump’s Decision on Iran Nuclear Deal

Following the US president’s Friday speech against Iran and his decision not to endorse the 2015 nuclear deal, members of the P5+1 and several other countries and world organizations voiced their strong support for the deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). After US President Donald Trump officially announced that he would […]

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

UNESCO: France’s candidate Audrey Azoulay wins Director General Position with Gulf States’ support

France’s candidate Audrey Azoulay was elected Friday the future Head of the UN agency for education, culture and science (UNESCO) beating her Qatari challenger, who was let down by Gulf countries opposed to Doha in the lingering diplomatic crisis shaking the region. Azoulay, aged 45, beat Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al-Kawari with 30 votes against 28 […]

October 14th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Morocco Needs a New Development Model to Fulfil Citizens’ Aspirations, King Says

King Mohammed VI underlined without any complacency that Morocco does need a new development model that meets citizens’ needs, fulfils citizens’ aspirations and ensures dignity for all and called upon the government, Parliament and all the institutions and bodies concerned to reconsider this development model and to come out with an integrated vision and with […]

October 13th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

UAE downgrades diplomatic, economic ties with North Korea

United Arab Emirates (UAE) Thursday announced it ended the mission of its non-resident ambassador to North Korea and that of the non-resident North Korean envoy to the Gulf country. The move also hit the Korean companies operating in the seven Emirates making the Gulf country. The Emirati state news agency, WAM notes that the US […]

October 13th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

US, Israel withdrawing from UNESCO, accusing it of anti-Israel bias

The US will quit in December its position of core member of the UN agency for education, Culture and Science (UNESCO) that it accuses of being biased and opposed to Israel. The US State Department informed the Paris-based UN agency that it would establish an observer mission meaning it would not take part in decision-making […]

October 13th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Algeria: Influential Personalities against Bouteflika’s 5th Term

It seems that several prominent Algerian personalities can no longer take it or hold their tongues. They say “enough is enough”. The political masquerade and the drama unfolding in Algeria must end, the sooner the better for the interest of the Algerian people held hostage by political & economic crisis, which has reached its apex. […]

October 12th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

US delegation expected in Turkey to defuse diplomatic crisis

Washington will send next week a delegation to Ankara to meet Turkish authorities in a bid to end the diplomatic row, which birthed this week following suspension by the US embassy of non-migrant visas. In retaliation, Turkey suspended at its Washington Embassy non-immigrant visa services citing security concerns. The announcement comes in the wake of […]

October 12th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Palestine: Unity between Hamas, Fatah takes shape on paper

Hamas has announced it sealed a unity agreement with rival West Bank-based Fatah after two days of talks in Cairo. The Head of Gaza-based Islamist group Ismail Haniyeh said both parties reached a deal on the management of Gaza, which has been under the control of Hamas since 2007 after Fatah members were fought out […]

October 12th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

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