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Morocco’s Marrakech ranked top African city for ‘quality life’

Morocco has placed four cities among Africa’s top 10 cities for quality life with the Ochre city of Marrakech leading the African ranking. The ranking published by Afrique Méditerranée Business Magazine has been conducted by Swiss renowned École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) with data compiled over one year. The survey, which interviewed investors and […]

February 23rd, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Egypt: Al-Azhar doubts IS capacity to hit

Egypt’s Al-Azhar observatory has mocked the Islamic State group (IS)’s video showing the bomber of the December attack against a Coptic Orthodox Church in capital Cairo, saying that the group is trying to lure new recruits as it is on the verge of disappearing due to a series of defeats. ISIS Sunday posted a 20-minute […]

February 23rd, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Libya: UN deplores unfair Libyan justice system

The Libyan justice system has been strongly criticized in a report issued by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) lamenting the trial of senior officials of the Gadhafi era as “a missed opportunity for justice and for the Libyan people to have […]

February 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Egypt, Jordan cement position against Washington

King Abdallah of Jordan and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi discussed in Cairo “ways to push the stagnant Middle East peace process” in light of the position of President Donald Trump’s administration. The meeting between the two leaders came days after Trump stated that there could be other means to settle the Israeli Palestinian conflict […]

February 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Turkey: HDP accuses Ankara of witch-hunting ahead of referendum

Figen Yuksekdag of the People’s Democratic Party (HDP) has lost her parliamentary seat after being convicted on terrorism charges but the party claims that the trial was politically motivated and the revocation of her seat was “unconstitutional.” She is HDP’s co-leader and among the party’s 29 MPs who were arrested in November 2015 over allegations […]

February 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

UAE, Russia to Co-Develop Fighter Jet

The United Arab Emirates and Russia are poised to co-develop a fifth-generation light combat fighter and have signed an initial agreement to this end, reported local paper The National on its website. Russia plans to develop the fighter aircraft with the UAE as Moscow seeks to boost its military exports to the region, the paper […]

February 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Angela Merkel’s visit to Algeria postponed over Bouteflika’s health deterioration

The Algerian presidency announced Monday the cancellation of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit to Algeria because President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was suffering from a bronchitis and could not receive the German leader. Algerian and German authorities have mutually agreed to postpone the official visit to Algeria of the Chancellor, the presidency said in a statement, explaining […]

February 21st, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Libya: Serraj Survives Assassination Attempt in Convoy Attack

Head of the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) and Presidency Council (PC) Faiez Serraj Monday escaped assassination attempt as his motorcade underwent gun fires in capital Tripoli. Serraj, according to local media reports, was travelling with Head of the State Council (SC) Abdulrahman Sewehli and the head of the Presidential Guard Najmi Nakoa. It […]

February 21st, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Middle East Demand Drives Global Arms Trade to Highest Levels since Cold War, SIPRI

Worldwide arms trade has risen to its highest level since the Cold War in the past five years, driven by the increasing demand from the Middle East and Asia, a study said on Monday. The volume of international transfers of major weapons has grown continuously since 2004 and increased by 8.4 per cent between 2007–11 […]

February 21st, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

After Ghana & South Sudan, King Mohammed VI Visits Zambia

King Mohammed VI of Morocco started Sunday a historic visit to Zambia, 3rd leg of a new African tour that led the Sovereign to Ghana and South Sudan. On Monday, King Mohammed VI and the Zambian President Edgar Chagwa Lungu held tête-à-tête talks, before the two leaders co-chaired the signing ceremony of 19 governmental and […]

February 20th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »