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Russia to Resume Flights to Egypt

A year after Russian flights to Egypt were suspended in response to a fatal crash in Sinai, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s office on Thursday said Russia would resume its flights to the North African nation soon. The announcement follows a conversation between Russian President Vladimir Putin who confirmed the news in a phone call […]

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Libya: Tunisia’s Ennahdha Leader Called to Mediate between Gaddafists and Islamists

Rached Ghannouchi and his Ennahda party have been urged to reconcile Muammar Gaddafi’s loyalists and Islamists, London-based The New Arab reports. According to Qatari media, Ghannouchi has been in contact with the two Libyan sides. A source in the Tunisian Islamist party told the media that Ghannouchi “had recently met with a delegation of acceptable […]

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Mideast: Mahmoud Abbas Re-Elected as Fatah Movement Leader

President of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas won this week unanimous confidence to continue as leader of the Fatah movement founded by historical icon Yasser Arafat. The 81 year-old man was cheered by delegates present at the movement’s congress which kicked off on Thursday. There was no voting mechanism nor was there any contestant. Abbas, […]

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Morocco, GCC Set to Boost Cooperation in Civil Aviation

Morocco and the Gulf Cooperation Council countries (GCC) are set to attach particular importance to cooperation in civil aviation on the backdrop of the growth in the number of passengers, said Morocco’s Civil Aviation Director Zakaria Belghazi. The passengers travelling through air between Morocco and the GCC countries exceeded 1 million in 2015 compared to […]

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Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Mulls Funding New Projects in Morocco

The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), a government-owned entity, said it is examining new development projects proposed by the Moroccan government. “The proposed initiatives of the Moroccan government will contribute to driving socio-economic growth across all key sectors and create new job opportunities. This latest round of talks highlights ADFD’s commitment to facilitating the […]

December 29th, 2016 | Posted in Finance,Headlines,World News | Read More »

King Mohammed VI Renews Morocco’s Attachment to Friendship Ties with Mauritania

King Mohammed VI has renewed Morocco’s attachment to the secular friendship ties and good neighborly relations existing with sisterly Mauritania. In a telephone conversation with President Mohammed Ould Abdelaziz, the Moroccan sovereign renewed “his unwavering support and friendship, as well as his attachment to the neighborliness and solidarity relation between the two countries, based on […]

December 28th, 2016 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

A new Libya needs Field Marshall Haftar, Russia

Russia has hinted that it supports Field Marshall Khalifa Haftar  of the Libya National Army, loyal to the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR), saying he has a fundamental role in the formation of “the new Libyan leadership.” Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said Haftar is “a leading political and military figure” in the war torn […]

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Yemen: A New Deal Accepted by President Hadi’s Government

A revised deal that was earlier on proposed by US Secretary of State John Kerry would be backed by President Hadi-led government, according to sources in his government. The initial proposal was rejected as “a redemption for the Houthis and ex-president Salah” as it requested that Hadi transfers his authority to a Vice-President to be […]

December 28th, 2016 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Iraq: ISIS Will be Defeated in March, PM Abadi Tells Pessimistic Americans

A week after Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander of the US-led coalition, stated that victory against the Islamic State in Mosul could take up to two years and that forces “need to rest… assess how things are going because they are not going as fast as we thought”, Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi responded on Wednesday […]

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Middle East: Rabat Welcomes UN Anti-Settlement Resolution

Morocco’s foreign ministry has hailed as historical last Friday’s UN resolution which condemned Israel’s unlawful settlement policy in Palestinian territories and called for freezing the settlements construction. Morocco, a staunch supporter of the Palestinian cause, has over history condemned Israel’s occupation and Palestinian land usurpation. The foreign ministry in a statement welcomed the vote (14-0) […]

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