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Morocco’s King, French President Inaugurate Africa’s first high speed train

King Mohammed VI of Morocco and French President Emmanuel Macron proceeded Thursday from the revamped railway station in Tangier to the official launch of Africa’s first high-speed train. The two leaders were offered the first two tickets of the brand new high-speed train before they boarded on an inaugural journey to Rabat. The train will […]

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

Libya: Tripoli to hand over Manchester subside bomber’s brother’s extradition to UK this year

Prime Minister of UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA), Faiez Serraj Wednesday his government was cooperating with British authorities to extradite by the end of this year Hashem Abedi wanted in the UK for conspiracy in the subside bombing that killed dozens of people most of whom teenagers, in May last year after his brother […]

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Khashoggi Affair: Turkey calls for international investigation

Turkey Wednesday called for international inquiry into the death of the Saudi critic and journalist Jamal Khashoggi killed on October 2 in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Turkey’s top diplomat MevlütÇavuşoğlu on Wednesday before the parliament said an international probe into Khashoggi’s murder was necessary as part of Turkey’s efforts to shed light on true […]

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Morocco’s 2nd Satellite Will Be Launched Nov.21

Morocco’s second Earth observation satellite will lift off on November 21st from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana (South America). Built by a consortium comprising Thales Alenia Space and Airbus, the MOHAMMED VI – B satellite will be mostly used for mapping and land surveying activities, regional development, agricultural monitoring, the prevention and […]

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

Morocco Advocates Political Solution to Libyan Crisis

Morocco has reiterated its stance in support of a political, mutually acceptable and lasting solution to the crisis in Libya. Such a solution will restore stability, ensure the unity and safeguard the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Libya, Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita said on Tuesday at the international conference on Libya held in the […]

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Morocco to Launch interoperable mobile payment service

Morocco will be the first country in Africa to launch an interoperable mobile payment service with instant effect, The Kingdom’s Central Bank, Bank Al Maghreb announced. Mobile payment is conceived to be interoperable in the sense that individuals with accounts opened at different banks can proceed to transactions and transfer money using their mobiles with […]

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Syria: UAE preparing to reopen diplomatic mission

The UAE is in talks to reopen its diplomatic mission in Damascus as ties between the two countries edge towards normalization following seven years of tensed relations over the Gulf country’s support for rebel groups, opposed to President Bashar al-Assad’s regime. Russian Nezavisimaya Gazeta reported Monday that the move to reopen the mission closed six […]

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Trump names retired “four-star” army general John Abizaid as US ambassador to Riyadh

The White House Tuesday said President Donald Trump has nominated former army general John Abizaid as US envoy to Saudi Arabia. The appointment needs to be confirmed by the senate. The White House descried Abizaid as a four-star army general who led the US Central Command during the Iraq war. The former army commander according […]

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Libya: Turkey pulls out of Italy-led political talks

Turkey has walked out of Libyan political talks taking place in Palermo, Italy, over its opposition to the conference approach, which, it believes, crushes the process in line with the interest of countries that destabilized the oil-rich North African country. Vice President Fuat Oktay Tuesday at a press conference said the Turkish delegation was going […]

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Gaza: deadly violence continues to escalate; top UN officials work to restore calm

As violence in the Gaza Strip is once again flaring up reportedly following a raid and bombings by Israeli forces and multiple rocket launches from inside the Palestinian enclave, the United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, said on Tuesday that he was following developments closely, while his Special Coordinator for the region, Nickolay Mladenov, works with […]

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