Egypt gets €145m credit from AfDB to improve safety of railway system after March deadly train accident

The African Development Bank, AfDB, Tuesday announced Tuesday a credit line of €145 million for Egypt to help enhance operational safety and to increase network capacity on national rail lines, The New Arab reports. “The planned upgrades are expected to Read more

Morocco’s Intelligence data enabled France to prevent a serious terrorist attack

Morocco’s General Directorate of Territorial Surveillance (DGST) handed France essential information about a French woman of Moroccan origin, who was plotting a terrorist attack in a church. The data enabled France to prevent the attack, a statement from the spokesperson Read more

King Mohammed VI, first foreign leader to call Jordan’s King to voice support

King Mohammed VI held a phone call this Sunday with King Abdullah II of Jordan during which he reassured him of Morocco’s full support for the stability and security in Jordan, a statement from Morocco’s royal office said.   King Read more

Oman, China agree to enhance bilateral cooperation

Oman and China have agreed to improve bilateral cooperation between the two countries including the creation of free trade zone talks with other Gulf Cooperation Council member states, Middle East Monitor, MEMO, reports. The two countries, media outlets also noted, Read more

Turkish ship maker Sanmar Shipyards wins two contracts worth $33.46m in Pakistan

Sanmar, Turkey’s leading tugboat manufacturer, will build four ASD tugboats (LNG compatible) and two pilot boats following an agreement with Pakistan’s Port Qasim Authority, Anadolu news agency reports. The company, the agency notes, citing a statement from Pakistan’s Ministry of Read more

Khartoum signs deal separating religion and State with rebel group

Sudan authorities Sunday signed with rebel Sudan Liberation Movement-North Sector (SPLM-N) on the separation of religion from the State, the second similar agreement signed in September last year. The new signing occurred in South Sudan capital, Juba, and took place Read more