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Yemen: Houthi Movement unveils new powerful ballistic missile

The Houthi Movement and its allies, dubbing themselves as the Yemeni Army, have unveiled a ballistic missile with a range of 400km. The rebels claimed that it was developed by the same Yemeni developers of the SAM 2 missile. According to the rebel-controlled Yemen News Agency, the “powerful” missile can carry up to a warhead […]

March 29th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Egypt: President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi to visit Washington

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will make an “official visit” to Washington on April 3, as first African leader to meet U.S. President Donald Trump. “President Trump and President Al-Sisi will use the visit to build on the positive momentum they have built for the United States-Egypt relationship,” the White House said in a statement […]

March 29th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Lebanon: Budget draft gets cabinet support, heads to parliament

The Lebanese cabinet approved a budget plan for 2017 and the draft will be forwarded to the parliament for ratification. Details of the draft budget will be revealed by the Finance Minister on Thursday but Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil hinted that “new elements to promote tax justice and abolish protected monopolies were introduced.” Tax reforms […]

March 28th, 2017 | Posted in Finance,Headlines | Read More »

Palestine: We are ready for Israel’s “challenge”, Hamas leader

Hostilities between Hamas and Israel have been renewed with the killing last week of Mazen Fuqaha, the Gaza-based movement’s senior commander. The group’s leader Khaled Meshaal speaking from Qatar on Monday said the assassination of the commander inside Gaza was a message from the Jewish State which read “I’ve scored a point against you and […]

March 28th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Syria: Russia to use Iranian military bases in fighting terrorism

Cooperation between Russia and Iran in the Syrian war has received another boost after Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, said Tehran would allow Kremlin to use its military bases on a “case by case basis” to launch airstrikes in the war torn country. The Minister was quick to outline that such an opening will […]

March 28th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Morocco/Govt : New Coalition Cabinet Taking Form

After more than five months of political impasse, the negotiations for the formation of a new governing coalition in Morocco made a breakthrough and a new cabinet lineup will be unveiled very soon. Head of Government designate Saad Eddine El Othmani of the Islamist Justice and Development Party (PJD) has announced over the weekend that […]

March 27th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Tehran retaliates to US sanctions, bans 15 US companies

Following the new sanctions announced by Washington, on Friday, against companies and individuals believed to have helped in the transfer of “sensitive items” in support of Iran’s ballistic missile program, Tehran reacted on Sunday by imposing sanctions on 15 US companies. Iran accuses the 15 firms of “blatant violation of human rights and international humanitarian […]

March 27th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Libya: PC takes over management of Libya’s oil wealth, NOC relegated

The Presidency Council (PC) established under the Libya Political Agreement has issued a decree watering down the influence of the state-owned National Oil Corporation (NOC) over the country’s oil wealth. The decree uplifted the PC to the level of manager of the country’s oil resources, making it responsible for the supervision and exploitation of the […]

March 27th, 2017 | Posted in Energy,Headlines | Read More »

Egypt: Bomb explosion kills one person in Cairo suburb

A bomb blast killed Friday in the Egyptian capital one person and wounded two others as the country’s former President Hosni Mubarak was allowed to return home after a court acquitted him. The explosion took place in the Maadi suburb on Algeria Street, killing Hamada Abdel Aty, a 35-year-old property guard, reports say. Aty reportedly […]

March 25th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines | Read More »

Mubarak set free, Court orders fresh corruption probe

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak who has been earlier this month cleared of his alleged involvement in the killings of protesters in the uprising that ended his 30-year rule in 2011, on Friday left a military hospital where he had spent much of his six-year detention. His lawyer Farid al-Deeb was quoted as saying that […]

March 24th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »