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Tunisia: two outsiders to contest presidential runoff

In Tunisia, law professor and political outsider Kais Saied is leading the country’s presidential polls, the electoral commission said. Sunday election is the country’s second free vote for head of state since the 2011 Arab Spring. According to the provisional results released by the electoral commission, ISIE, Kais Saied secured 18.9 percent on Monday night, […]

September 18th, 2019 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Rabat & London Hold Second Strategic Dialogue Meeting to Bolster Multiform Partnership

Morocco and the United Kingdom convened on Tuesday in Rabat their 2nd strategic dialogue meeting to enhance further bilateral political, economic, security and cultural relations. The session was opened by Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita and the Moroccan delegation was led by Junior Foreign Minister Mounia Boucetta, while the British delegation was headed by Minister for […]

September 18th, 2019 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Attack on Saudi facilities risks dragging Yemen into ‘regional conflagration’ – UN Envoy

Attacks against oil facilities in Saudi Arabia over the weekend, claimed by rebel fighters in Yemen, are a sign that the war-torn country could be drawn into even greater conflict, the top United Nations official there told the Security Council on Monday. Special Envoy Martin Griffiths said there is “no time to waste” in ending […]

September 17th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iran would not hold talks with US at any level

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has said that their country would not hold talks with Washington on any level. Talks with the United States would mean that the maximum pressure policy had succeeded and make it possible for Washington to force its wishes upon Iran, Khamenei argued. “The policy of maximum pressure on Iran is […]

September 17th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

UAE, FAO partner to boost resilience in Liberia

The United Arab Emirates has partnered with FAO to provide $4 million in funding to foster rural development in Liberia. The contribution comes from the UAE’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and aims to support 1,500 rural women in three counties with improved and sustainable poultry and vegetable production, the FAO said in […]

September 12th, 2019 | Posted in Finance,Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

UNHRC: Strong Support in Geneva to Morocco’s Autonomy Plan for Sahara

Several countries, including the member countries of the Gulf cooperation Council, voiced on Tuesday, at the UN Human Rights Council gathering in Geneva, full support to Morocco’s autonomy plan for the Sahara and reiterated strong backing to the country’s territorial integrity. Addressing the 42nd meeting of the UN rights body, Morocco’s permanent representative to the […]

September 10th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Qatar, Angola sign several agreements

Qatar and Angola have signed Sunday several agreements on the promotion and protection of mutual investments, on economic, commercial and technical cooperation, as well as on cooperation in the field of ports and maritime transport, the Qatari news agency QNA reported. The signing of the agreements was overseen by emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin […]

September 9th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Crop yields are up in Syria, but higher prices still cause major strain – new UN report

A new UN report released on Thursday shows that while improved security and rainfall across Syria’s farming areas have boosted the country’s harvests, higher prices mean that many citizens are still struggling to feed their families. The Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission (CFSAM) report, produced jointly by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) […]

September 6th, 2019 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

“These are very dark times for Yemen”; “human cost of this war is unbearable” – senior UN officials

Senior UN officials have decried Sunday’s deadly airstrikes in Dhamar City in Yemen as horrific and the scale of casualties as staggering, pointing out that the human cost of this war is unbearable.   According to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), more than 100 people have died in Yemen after the Saudi-led […]

September 2nd, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

As Yemen relief operations face funding gap, timing of surge in violence ‘couldn’t be worse’

The situation in Yemen is “very fragile”, the top United Nations humanitarian official there has warned, noting that as many as 13 people have been killed and at least 70 wounded over the past three days during clashes in two governorates. “Families are again trapped in their homes by fighting, unable to secure food and […]

August 30th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »