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Cinema Theaters to Open in Saudi Arabia after 35-year Ban

Saudi Arabia has lifted a 35-year ban on cinemas in one of the surprising social modernization decisions taken by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The decision is part of “Vision 2030” spearheaded by the young Prince with a view to “open up the country, diversify the economy and make the Kingdom a global destination for […]

December 16th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Iraqi Authorities Execute 38 people on Terrorism charges

Iraqi authorities carried out capital punishment against 38 people who were convicted of “terrorist acts.” The suspects were IS members in the Nasiriyah town, which has been recently liberated along with other areas in southern and western Iraq. Tens of thousands of people are currently being held in Iraqi jails accused of affiliations with the […]

December 15th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Moroccan King’s Participation in One Planet Summit, a Token of his Commitment to Climate Agenda

King Mohammed VI, accompanied by Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan, took part in the One Planet Summit held Tuesday in Paris, evidencing thus his own commitment and that of Morocco to protect the environment and fulfill the global climate agenda His presence in the Summit and his unflinching commitment to the African continent development were […]

December 13th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Moroccan MPs Slam Trump’s Al-Quds Move

Moroccan MPs condemned Washington’s decision to move its embassy to occupied Al-Quds, saying it violates international law and undermines peace process between Palestinians and Israelis. In a joint session held Monday by the two houses of the Parliament, in presence of Head of Govt Saad Eddine El Othmani and Palestinian ambassador to Morocco Jamal Choubki, […]

December 12th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Car industry sector in Morocco has the wind in its sails

The Moroccan Industrial Acceleration Plan, launched in April 2014, under the aegis of King Mohammed VI, and the accompanying measures adopted to implement the ambitious plan are yielding fruits, particularly in the car industry sector. Actually, the sector has the winds in its sails and is attracting an increasing number of investors while the investors […]

December 12th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Putin Declares Victory over IS, Announces Troop Withdrawal from Syria

President Putin declared victory over IS saying the mission of the Russian troops in Syria is now complete after a visit he paid to the Khmeimim airbase, western Syria. “I order the defense minister and the chief of general staff to start withdrawing the Russian group of troops to their permanent bases,” Putin was quoted […]

December 11th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

China’s giant electric car producer BYD Settles in Morocco

Morocco has signed a memorandum of understanding with Chinese automaker BYD for the establishment of an electric car factory near Tangier (north), the first of its kind in the North African country and in Africa. After the French Renault and Peugeot groups, BYD (“Build Your Dreams”) is the third largest car manufacturer to have been […]

December 10th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Trump Administration Urges Saudis to Temper Action on Yemen, Qatar, Lebanon

Saudi Arabia’s harsh policies towards Yemen, Lebanon and Qatar received severe criticism from the Trump’s Administration, which urged Riyadh to temper its regional action. “With respect to Saudi Arabia’s engagement with Qatar, how they’re handling the Yemen war that they’re engaged in, the Lebanon situation, we would encourage them to be a bit more measured […]

December 9th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Saudi Foreign Minister Reportedly Fired

Unconfirmed reports say Saudi foreign minister Adel Al-Jubeir was sacked and replaced by Khaled bin Salman, the crown prince’s younger brother, Al Masdar news said. The Middle East Eye also learnt from a diplomatic source, who wished not to be identified, that a royal decision has been taken to sack Al-Judeir. The Royal palace is […]

December 9th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Palestinian-Israeli Clashes Follow Trump’s Jerusalem Decision

The cities of Jerusalem and Ramallah and other parts of the Gaza strip were the theatre of violent clashes between Palestinians and Israeli security forces against the backdrop of Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as capital of Israel. Israel deployed hundreds of extra troops in the West Bank as Palestinians went on strike and took […]

December 7th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »