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Morocco Supports UN-brokered solution to Libyan crisis

Morocco has reiterated its position in favor of an inter-Libyan solution brokered by the UN as the war-ravaged country continues to be divided by two rival governments. Speaking at a joint press conference in Rabat Monday with UN Special Envoy to Libya Ghassan Salamé, Morocco’s foreign minister Nasser Bourita stressed that Morocco supports a negotiated […]

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Qatar’s ruler holds talks with Morocco’s Secret Service boss

Abdellatif Hammouchi, the head of the Moroccan secret services, the DGST (Formerly known as the DST, Directorate of Territory Surveillance), held talks with the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Ben Hamad Al Thani in Doha. Abdellatif Hammouchi, known for his long experience in counterterrorism, discussed with Sheikh Tamim several topics of common interest and issues […]

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UN rights chief says ‘bar must be set very high’ for investigation of murdered Saudi journalist

The United Nations human rights chief pressed on Tuesday for an impartial investigation into the “shockingly brazen” murder of Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi. And suggested the involvement of international experts in the enquiries. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and OHCHR head Michelle Bachelet stressed that a full examination of, and accountability for, human rights […]

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Woman blows herself up in central Tunis wounding 20

A 30-year old woman blew herself up Monday in central Tunis leaving twenty people, including 15 police officers and three civilians and two children, injured, in the first major terror attack witnessed by the country since 2015. An explosion rattled the central Habib Bourguiba avenue. The subside bomber, a 30-year old woman, is not known […]

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

UAE: Briton detained for spying released on bail

The wife of British academic held in detention over espionage charges has said Tuesday that the 31-year old man has been temporarily released pending his next court appearance scheduled for November 21. Daniela Tejada, in a written statement, confirmed reports that her husband, Matthew Hedges, has been temporarily freed but was told to remain in […]

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Turkey: Turkish Airlines partners with Hong Kong Airlines on codesharing

Turkish Airways and Hong Kong Airlines Monday signed a codesharing agreement that will enable the Turkish national airline to expand its routes into Asia and the pacific. Under the agreement, Turkish Airlines will now fly to Auckland, Bangkok and Osaka and several other destinations in the region. Hong Kong Airlines on the other hand will […]

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UN rights experts urge Saudi authorities to halt death sentences on children

United Nations human rights experts have urged Saudi Arabia to immediately halt the execution of six people sentenced to death for crimes allegedly committed when they were under the age of 18. The experts warned that carrying out the sentences could amount to “arbitrary executions.” The six who face imminent execution were sentenced for charges […]

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Libya: Haftar holds talks with Italian Premier ahead of Palermo November conference

Khalifa Haftar, head of self-imposed Libyan National Army (LNA) met Monday with Italian Giuseppe Conte for talks in the buildup to an international conference in the Italian city of Palermo on the North African country. Haftar, reports say arrived Sunday in Rome and held series of talks with Conte. The EU country is hosting on […]

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Germany to deport journalist critical of Erdogan during press conference with Merkel

A Turkish journalist residing in Germany has said he has been asked to leave the EU country by late January next year or will be deported for what he believes is linked to his call for freedom for journalists in Turkey during a press conference held in Berlin by host Angela Merkel and visiting Turkish […]

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

Abu Dhabi hosts FIFA Club World Cup 2018, expects big returns

The UAE is rubbing hands for big returns as it gears up to host in December in capital Abu Dhabi FIFA Club World Cup with 300,000 people expected for the event. Head of local organizing committee, Aref Hamed Al Awani, has told Dubai-based Arabian Business he hopes to make profit from the event which will […]

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