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Jordan still bound by peace deal after cabinet minister walked on Israeli flag design

The Jordanian foreign ministry Sunday said the Middle East kingdom remains bound by the peace agreement with Israel after Tel Aviv sent complaints to Amman after photographs showed cabinet member walking on the Israeli flag designed on the floor of a complex hosting an event she was attending. “The Israeli side was informed that the […]

December 31st, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iran: Women to kick ball around in Teheran stadium for first time in 40 years

Iran’s female soccer players will be allowed to play for the first time in the country’s largest stadium since the 1979 revolution with the female Olympic soccer to host its Russian counterpart in a friendly, reports say. Football federation Chief Mehdi Taj has told semi-official news agency ISNA the team will play the game in […]

December 31st, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

UAE invests $200 million in agrarian technological centers in Angola

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will invest $200 million in 18 agricultural technology centers in Angola. The investment, to be executed in about 5 or 7 years, aims at training the staff of the Agriculture and Forestry sector and the peasants in techniques of production, processing and commercialization of agricultural goods. The project will be […]

December 28th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Morocco: MPs Approve Bill Restoring Compulsory Military Service

Morocco’s House of Representatives has approved a bill reinstating compulsory military service in the country, after it was abolished in 2006. The aim of the service is to strengthen social cohesion, to ease professional and social integration and to instill a military culture based on discipline, courage, commitment and responsibility. The Moroccan Constitution states that […]

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

GCC: Qatar launches cruise to Oman, Kuwait

Qatar has launched a cruise, called ‘Grand Ferry’, that will connect the tiny Gulf country and its regional neighbors, Oman and Kuwait, which have not severed ties with Doha like Bahrain, KSA, and UAE. Grand Ferry will be first of its kind in the region to travel passengers on the sea. The 145 meter-long cruise […]

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

Iraq: Trump makes surprise visit to troops

US President Donald Trump made a surprise visit Wednesday to American troops in Iraq, the first ever by the US leader to US overseas military base since assuming office in 2016. The supreme US armed forces commander visited Al-Asad Air Base in western Iraq. He was accompanied by his wife Melania Trump. “President Trump and […]

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

Apto Global partners with MenaCare to expand in MENA

Apto Global, the world’s first global adaptation skills platform, has announced a strategic partnership with MenaCare, a full-service business consulting firm focused on the transformation of healthcare delivery and economic development initiatives worldwide. The business development partnership will assist Apto Global in the expansion of its online applications and strategic consulting services to more than […]

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

KSA: Mohammed AbdulAziz Al Rajhi & Sons Investment Co adopts IHG’s voco brand

UK-headquartered InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed an agreement with Mohammed AbdulAziz Al Rajhi & Sons Investment to bolster its presences in the Middle East country as two hotels controlled by the Saudi holding will use the hospitality group’s new brand, voco. “Saudi Arabia has always been a key market for IHG, and we have […]

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

UAE: Arabtec Holding awarded 352 villas construction contract

Dubai-based Arabtec Holding has won Dubai Properties’ contract to build 352 new villas of its Villanova project in Dubailand. The contract is worth $60.4m “We are delighted that Dubai Properties continue to show confidence in Arabtec Construction through the award of our fifth phase at the Villanova Project, further building on our solid relationships in […]

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

UAE: Umm Al Qaiwain Emirate to have a 200MW solar energy plant

UAE’s Federal Electricity and Water Authority (Fewa) will build a 200MW solar energy plant in the northern Emirate of Umm Al Qaiwain under an agreement between the federal authority and the local government of the emirate. The project will be put in place at Falaj Al Mu’alla over 5-million meters and will provide the emirate […]

December 26th, 2018 | Posted in Energy,Headlines | Read More »