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Rights NGOs Slam Italy-Libya pact for rising deaths at sea

  Days after Italy reactivated a Gaddafi era agreement with Libya, international human rights organizations denounced a deal that caused a greater loss of lives of migrants in the Mediterranean. The 2008 deal was revived earlier this month by Italy’s new populist government offering $5 billion in aid for the reparations to Libya to stop […]

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Iran requests end of hostile campaign, return to 2015 deal before talks proposed by Trump

A senior advisor to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani Monday said President Donald Trump’s offer for talks with the Islamic Republic must be preceded by lessening the ongoing international hostile campaign and the return of the Unites States to the 2015 nuclear agreement that the American President tore in May. Hamid Aboutalebi took to Twitter to […]

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UAE: FlyDubai to sanction pilot for failing alcohol test

Dubai-based low cost airline FlyDubai announced Monday one of its pilots who failed an alcohol test in Nepal on Sunday before he was to operate a Dubai-bound flight, will face disciplinary action. A spokeswoman for the airline said the pilot will be reprimanded, Reuters reports. It is unclear what the sanction will be but a […]

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Egypt: Coptic priest dies in suspected attack on monastery

Egyptian authorities are conducting investigations to fish out suspects behind the death of Bishop Epiphanius, the Coptic spiritual leader at Anba Makar Monastery near Wadi el-Natroun in coastal Beheira province, northwest of Cairo. Bishop Epiphanius was found dead on Sunday in Anba Makar monastery. His head was smashed open while his back bore some injuries, […]

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Palestinian Heroine Tamimi pledges to pursue struggle after her release

Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi Sunday vowed to continue fighting Israel’s occupation of the West Bank after she was released from Israeli jails. Tamimi, 17, became in December a symbol of the Palestinians’ fight against Israel after a video recorded by her mother showed her kicking and slapping an Israeli soldier after the Israeli army raided […]

July 30th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Ankara dismisses US reports Ebru Ozkan’s release tied to US Pastor’s freedom

A Turkish official has rejected US reports that Israel’s decision to release Turkish tourist Ebru Ozkan this month was influenced by President Donald Trump who tied the Turkish national’s freedom to that of American Pastor, Andrew Brunson who is under house arrest in Turkey. Ebru Ozkan was deported to Turkey July 16 one week after […]

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Iraq: Electricity Minister sacked over poor energy services

Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi Saturday dismissed electricity minister amid mass protests over poor electricity services across the country but mainly in the southern parts. Qassim al-Fahdawi was suspended from the cabinet as the country grapples with growing protests over several issues including chronic electricity outages and alarming corruption. Abadi’s office noted that Fahdawi will […]

July 30th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Morocco’s King calls for social & economic reforms in climate of unity & stability

King Mohammed VI delivered Sunday an address on Throne Day from the northern city of Al Hoceima in which he stressed the need for social and economic reforms that would guarantee better living conditions for Moroccans in a climate of unity, security and stability. From the beginning, the King made it clear that “True patriotism […]

July 29th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

UN human rights experts urge Egypt to release jailed poet

Galal El Behairy has been held in detention since February after penning a song critical of Egypt’s policies, prompting United Nations human rights experts on Thursday to urge the government to release him immediately, a UN release says. The song ‘Balaha’, performed by Ramy Essam, went online on February 26, with the music video quickly […]

July 27th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

UAE: Abu Dhabi airport dismisses claim of drone attack by Yemen Houthi rebels

Authorities at Abu Dhabi airport Thursday brushed off statement by Yemen-based Shia Houthi rebels that they hit the airport of the Emirati capital in a drone attack, one day after they attacked two Saudi oil tankers. “Operations at the airport are business as usual,” a UAE official told Reuters. Houthis earlier in the day issued […]

July 27th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »