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Casablanca Has Africa’s Best Airport- ACI says

Mohammed V International Airport (CMN) in Casablanca was distinguished as best airport in Africa in 2017 by the Airport Service Quality awards of the Airport Council International (ACI). Casablanca’s airport beat Mauritius’ Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport 2016 winner and South Africa’s Durban Airport in second and third place respectively. CMN won the best African […]

March 15th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

EU urged to better target funding for Turkey

The European Court of Auditors has urged the European Union to better target funding for Turkey where reforms are overdue, as the auditors found out that EU financial assistance for Turkey, which aims to help align the country with EU laws, has had only a limited effect. Although the assistance was well designed, funding did […]

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

Middle East: Arms imports doubled over past 10 years

Arms imports by states in the Middle East region have increased by 103 per cent between 2008–12 and 2013–17, and accounted for 32 per cent of global arms imports in 2013–17, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) said in a report released this week. The increase was imputed to the fact that most states […]

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

Palestine: UNRWA to seek new money at Rome conference

The UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) is expecting global sympathy for the millions of Palestinians scattered across the Middle East as it hopes to garner enough pledges at Thursday Rome conference, meant to help raise funds for the agency following cut in its budget after Washington withheld hundreds of millions. The conference hosted by […]

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

Palestine: Hamas condemns bomb attack against PM in Gaza

Gaza ruling movement Hamas has denied any involvement in the Tuesday bomb attack against the motorcade of Palestinian Prime Minister in the enclaved strip. Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah escaped Tuesday an apparent bomb attack when he was entering the enclave. The blast, which wounded seven people, occurred on Hamdallah’s way to the inauguration of a […]

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

Egypt: Regime-linked businessmen offer incentives for participation in presidential polls

Populations in the Matrouh province are being encouraged to cast their votes at the coming presidential election later this month with businessmen in the province offering 500 free Umrah pilgrimage trips to voters, reports say. Egyptians are called to polls this March 26-28 but most opposition parties have called for boycotting the process citing unfair […]

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

Morocco, Qatar Expand Partnership & Cooperation Ties

Morocco and Qatar signed on Monday eleven cooperation agreements, memoranda and action programs destined to foster partnership between the two countries in the fields of agriculture, trade, transport, finance, banking, education, media, youth and handicraft. These agreements were signed Monday by Head of the Moroccan Government Saâd-Eddine El Othmani and his Qatari peer Abdullah bin […]

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

Turkish Airlines to place orders for 50 Airbus, Boeing jets

The Turkish national flagship carrier is queuing up for 50 aircraft from France-based Airbus and US-based Boeing with the two manufacturers to secure orders for 25 planes each. The announcement confirmed by the airlines’s CEO Ilker Ayci notes that the airline has also signed up for optional 10 others from both suppliers – meaning a […]

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

Egypt: Over 100 jihadists killed in counter-IS operation in Sinai

The Egyptian army claimed it neutralized over 100 jihadists in its vast operation in the Sinai seeking to flash out members of the local Islamic State group (IS). Launched early February, the operation led to the killing of approximately 130 IS militants, the army indicated in a video clip. The clip describes the army’s alleged […]

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

Austrian citizen shot dead at Iran’s embassy in Vienna

Guards at the Iranian embassy in the Austrian capital, Vienna, on Sunday shot dead an Austrian national who attempted to attack a guard at the building with a knife. The guard, soldier from Tyrol region of Austria sustained injuries following a brawl with the alleged attacker who stabbed him repeatedly, according to the Doha-based news […]

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