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Libya: U.S. Battle Helicopters Join Anti-IS Campaign in Sirte

U.S. military Tuesday revealed it deployed gunships to deal precise blows to the Islamic State (IS) militant position in Sirte. The U.S. African Command providing help to Misrata forces fighting under the banner of Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) indicated that they have, over the weekend, flown Marine Corps AH-1W SuperCobra attack helicopters over […]

August 24th, 2016 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Tunisia: Chahed’s National Unity Government Faces Increasing Opposition

Prime Minister-designate Youssef Chahed met with some members of his national unity government ahead of a vote of confidence that would take place on next Friday, August 26, but voices of contestation are continuing to rise against some of the appointees. Several political parties claim that some of the would-be ministers of the new government […]

August 23rd, 2016 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Libya: UN-Backed GNA Rejected by HoR no Confidence Vote

The UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) received a heavy blow after it failed to obtain the confidence of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR) in a vote held on Monday. The Presidency Council (PC) was approved under condition that its members are limited to eight Ministers. One hundred and one member of the 198 […]

August 23rd, 2016 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Egypt, Russia Reach Roadmap Deal, Direct Flights Still Suspended

Egypt and Russia have agreed on a roadmap to resume direct flights, suspended by President Putin following the October 2015 air crash of a Russian airplane that killed all 224 onboard. Egyptian civil aviation minister Sherif Fathy said the agreement was reached after a series of security inspections of airports, hotels and resorts by the […]

August 23rd, 2016 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Morocco: Two Islamist Leaders Involved in Sex Scandal

Two senior officials of an Islamist movement have been caught Saturday at dawn in the very act of adultery. The two individuals, holding the positions of first and second Vice-President of the Unicity and Reform Movement (MUR,) the religious and ideological arm of the ruling Justice and Development Party, led by Abdelilah Benkirane, were caught […]

August 23rd, 2016 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iran Unveils Home-Made Long-Range Defense System, Bavar-373

Tehran unveiled its first locally made long-range air defense missile system during the Iran Aviation Industries Organization (IAIO) in the presence of President Rouhani. The system baptized Bavar-373 is designed to neutralize flying objects like drones, missiles and combat aircrafts. Minister of Defense Hossein Dehghan said “we did not intend to make an Iranian version […]

August 22nd, 2016 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Tunisia: Ennahda Party Expresses Reservations about Unity Government

Tunisia’s Islamist party and largest group in the parliament Sunday indicated it has reservations on nominated Prime Minister’s unity government line-up. Ennahda counts 69 members in the 217-seat Parliament. The party’s supreme institution, the Shura Council, met Sunday and stopped short of naming political figures it deems are maneuvering to thwart its influence on the […]

August 22nd, 2016 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Algiers Ready to Upgrade Cooperation with Rabat in all Fields, FM

Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra Sunday made a surprising statement saying that Algeria was eager to upgrade cooperation with regional rival, Morocco, in all domains. Analysts were surprised by the statement as Ramtane Lamamra is known for his staunch support to the Polisario Front claiming the independence of Western Sahara and for his tireless efforts […]

August 22nd, 2016 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Israel: Putin Ready to Host Abbas-Netanyahu Talks, President al-Sisi

Egypt’s President Abdel fattah al-Sisi has announced that Russian President Vladimir Putin is willing to host direct talks between Israel and Palestine as part of efforts to end the long standing conflict between the two parties. al-Sisi made the remarks on Sunday evening; the day a high-level Israeli delegation arrived in Cairo for talks with […]

August 22nd, 2016 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

King Mohammed VI: Terrorists, who act in the name of Islam, are not Muslims

King Mohammed VI of Morocco condemned Saturday all forms of terrorism and those who kill innocent people in the name of Islam, saying the Islamic religion does not permit the slaying of innocent people or any kind of suicide for whatever the reasons. In a speech he delivered on the occasion of the 63rd anniversary […]

August 21st, 2016 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »