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Syria: Kuwait pins reopening of embassy on Arab League decision

Kuwait has conditioned the reopening of its diplomatic in Damascus on the decision to be made by the Arab League early this week after the UAE and Bahrain re-established diplomatic ties with President Bashar al-Assad regime after seven year of interruption. Arab states members of Egypt-based Arab League largely in 2011 severed ties Damascus after […]

January 2nd, 2019 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Jordan still bound by peace deal after cabinet minister walked on Israeli flag design

The Jordanian foreign ministry Sunday said the Middle East kingdom remains bound by the peace agreement with Israel after Tel Aviv sent complaints to Amman after photographs showed cabinet member walking on the Israeli flag designed on the floor of a complex hosting an event she was attending. “The Israeli side was informed that the […]

December 31st, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iran: Women to kick ball around in Teheran stadium for first time in 40 years

Iran’s female soccer players will be allowed to play for the first time in the country’s largest stadium since the 1979 revolution with the female Olympic soccer to host its Russian counterpart in a friendly, reports say. Football federation Chief Mehdi Taj has told semi-official news agency ISNA the team will play the game in […]

December 31st, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

UAE invests $200 million in agrarian technological centers in Angola

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will invest $200 million in 18 agricultural technology centers in Angola. The investment, to be executed in about 5 or 7 years, aims at training the staff of the Agriculture and Forestry sector and the peasants in techniques of production, processing and commercialization of agricultural goods. The project will be […]

December 28th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Morocco: MPs Approve Bill Restoring Compulsory Military Service

Morocco’s House of Representatives has approved a bill reinstating compulsory military service in the country, after it was abolished in 2006. The aim of the service is to strengthen social cohesion, to ease professional and social integration and to instill a military culture based on discipline, courage, commitment and responsibility. The Moroccan Constitution states that […]

December 27th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iraq: Trump makes surprise visit to troops

US President Donald Trump made a surprise visit Wednesday to American troops in Iraq, the first ever by the US leader to US overseas military base since assuming office in 2016. The supreme US armed forces commander visited Al-Asad Air Base in western Iraq. He was accompanied by his wife Melania Trump. “President Trump and […]

December 27th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iraq: US establishes two military bases near Syrian border- officials

The USA has established two military bases in western Anbar province, near the Syrian border, to help Iraqi forces thwart the infiltration of Islamic State group (ISIS) militants, an Iraqi official has revealed. “The US Army has established two new military facilities in uninhabited parts of the province,” Farhan al-Duleimi, a member of Anbar’s provisional […]

December 26th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iraq: ISIS claims credit for deadly attack on former stronghold of Tal Afar

The Islamic State group (ISIS) Tuesday claimed responsibility for the bomb attack that killed at least 3 people and wounded over 10 others in the city of Tal Afar in northern Iraq that it controlled until August 2017. Iraqi authorities in Tal Afar city, located around 80 km west of Mosul, said a car laden […]

December 26th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Syria: Iraq considering sending troops in wake of US pullout

Iraq’s Prime Minister Monday said Baghdad could send troops in Syria to protect its borders against the Islamic State group (ISIS) fighters, after the US last week announced the withdrawal of American forces from the Middle East country. Speaking at a press conference, PM Adel Abdul-Mahdi said his government was “considering all the options” to […]

December 25th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Egypt: Defense ministry appoints new Spy Chief

Egypt’s Defense Ministry has appointed Maj-Gen. Khaled Megawer to oversee the North African country’s military intelligence agency. The statement announcing the appointment made Sunday said Megawer will replace Maj-Gen Mohammed Farag el-Shahat who is promoted as assistant to the defense minister. Khaled Megawer, a career soldiers, was el-Shahat’s deputy. He commanded the 2nd army and […]

December 25th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »