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Libya Seeks Custody of Former Spy Chief Abdullah al-Senussi

Libyan authorities have asked Mauritania to extradite the former head of Libyan intelligence, Abdullah al-Senussi, 62, arrested last week in Nouakchott carrying a fake passport. Gen. Senussi fled Libya last year as the autocratic & despotic regime of Col Moammar Gadhafi started crumbling. He was the right-hand man and brother-in-law of Gadhafi. He is wanted […]

March 19th, 2012 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Arab Interior Ministers agree to foster Joint Actions

Arab interior ministers have agreed to enhance cooperation and joint actions to combat terrorism, drug & weapons trafficking, transnational crime and money laundering. During their latest meeting held in Tunisia, the ministers discussed joint security challenges, the terrorist threats posed by Al Qaeda and its affiliates in Sahel region and latest sociopolitical developments in the […]

March 16th, 2012 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

UAE to build $ 3.3 bln solar park in Dubai

The United Arab Emirates is planning to build a US$3.3 billion solar park designed to produce 1,000 megawatts of power by 2030. The first bids for the construction a 10-megawatt unit will be issued during the 3rd quarter of 2012 by the Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA). Dubai, which has 9,000 megawatts of power […]

March 16th, 2012 | Posted in Energy,Headlines | Read More »

Carnegie Endowment on Western Sahara

The Autonomy Plan and the Moroccan new constitution are the real steps for a lasting solution for the Western Sahara conflict, revealed a report by the American think tank Carnegie Endowment. The report also appealed various parties in the region to meet international calls for a reasonable and realistic solution stating Javier Perez de Cuellar: […]

March 15th, 2012 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Paris Injects $ 13 Mln in desalination project in Gaza

France has announced a $13 million financial assistance to the Palestinian authority to help it carry out a desalination project in the isolated Gaza strip. This project, which has been approved by the Union for the Mediterranean, will enable Palestinians meet their needs of drinking water in the Gaza enclave, which has a population of […]

March 14th, 2012 | Posted in Finance,Headlines | Read More »

Kuwait Oil Output to Reach 4 Mln bpd by 2020

Kuwait is planning to increase its oil production capacity from 3 Million barrel per day to 4 M/bpd by 2020 to meet rapidly soaring local, regional and international demands. To reach that goal, the Gulf state will carry out new oil refinery and green fuel projects, says the country’s oil minister Hani Hussein, noting that […]

March 14th, 2012 | Posted in Energy,Headlines | Read More »

Morocco Hosts Next Africa Borders security Conference

The second North African conference on borders security will be held in Morocco by the end of 2012. The decision was made Monday by participants at the end of a two-day conference held in Tripoli (Libya) to look into several issues related to how secure borders in the region (following the collapse of Gadhafi’s regime). […]

March 13th, 2012 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Qatar, world’s richest country in 2012

Qatar tops the list of the world’s richest countries thanks to soaring oil prices and its massive natural gas reserves, says U.S. magazine Forbes. The Oil-rich emirate, which has a 1.7 million people, posts a gross domestic product per capita of more than $88,000. The United Arab Emirates ranks 6th in the list with a […]

March 12th, 2012 | Posted in Finance,Headlines | Read More »

Tunisia to build world-class financial hub

Tunisia is planning to build a giant financial centre at Tunis Bay in a bid to attract foreign investors seeking growth opportunities in emergent markets. Dubbed Tunis Financial Harbor (TFH), this landmark project, to cost about $ 3 billion, will be carry out over 500 hectare area and help create 16,000 local jobs, both during […]

March 9th, 2012 | Posted in Finance,Headlines | Read More »

UAE to build more nuclear power plants

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) mulls building four new nuclear power facilities next year with the help of South Korea, in addition to the four already being built. To meet the rapidly increasing energy demands, the UAE state-owned Emirates Nuclear Energy Corp has partnered with Korea Electric Power Corp to carry out an ambitious nuclear […]

March 9th, 2012 | Posted in Energy,Headlines | Read More »