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Trump Receives Morocco’s Highest Award for Middle East Work

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday received Morocco’s highest award for his work in advancing a normalization deal between Israel and Morocco, a senior administration official told Reuters. In a private Oval Office ceremony, Princess Lalla Joumala Alaoui, who is Morocco’s ambassador to the United States, gave Trump the Order of Muhammad, an award given […]

January 15th, 2021 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Ministerial conference voices support to Autonomy Initiative as only basis for settlement of Sahara dispute

A Ministerial Conference on the Morocco-proposed Autonomy Initiative, held virtually on Friday, at the invitation of Morocco and the United States, expressed strong support for this initiative as the only basis for a just and lasting solution to the Sahara regional dispute. The representatives of forty countries, including 27 ministers, who took part in the […]

January 15th, 2021 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Emirates suspends Tunisian pilot for refusing to fly to Israel

Tunisian pilot working for Dubai-based Emirates has said he has been suspended by the Emirati airline after he refused to fly to Israel. Moneem Saheb Tabaa made the announcement on his Facebook page that he later closed, reports say. “God is [the] only [one] who takes care of me…” Tabaa said in the post. “I […]

January 14th, 2021 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Ethiopia: Nearly 80 people killed in the province of Benishangul-Gumuz

A new attack in the western province of Benishangul-Gumuz killed nearly 80 people. The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission, an independent body attached to the Ethiopian parliament, issued the alert. The incident took place at dawn, in the locality of Daletti, towards Metekel. “The victims are between 2 and 45 years old. We are still trying […]

January 14th, 2021 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

U.S establishes trade zone in Bahrain

The United States and Bahrain Tuesday inked an agreement to establish in the Gulf country an American trade zone that will spur trade between the two countries. Bahrain’s minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism Zayed bin Rashid Alzayani and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross inked the deal. Both countries will promote the American Trade […]

January 13th, 2021 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Saudi Telecom Co. (STC) appoints Alwetaid as new CEO

Saudi Arabia’s largest telecom company, Saudi Telecom Co. (STC) has named Olayan Mohammed Alwetaid as the Chief Executive Office (CEO) of the group to replace incumbent Nasser S. Alnasser who tendered his resignation in November last year. Alwetaid according to a statement from the group is taking office starting March 23, 2021. Before his appointment, […]

January 12th, 2021 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Sahara: Senior US Official Commends from Dakhla the Moroccan King’s Leadership

A high-level US delegation, led by Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs David Schenker, and including US ambassador to Rabat David Fischer, on Sunday visited the premises of the future Consulate General of the United States in Dakhla. The recent developments in US-Morocco relations “have been made possible through the leadership of HM […]

January 10th, 2021 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Saudi Arabia okays foreign CEOs appointment at head of state-run companies

The kingdom of Saudi Arabia has greenlighted the appointment of foreigners at the head of state-run companies, reports say. The Ministry of Commerce according to Zawya citing Okaz/Saudi Gazette made the decision following a meeting of Directors of the National Competitiveness Center (Tayseer) led by Commerce Minister Majed Al-Qasab. Ministry of Justice has validated the […]

January 8th, 2021 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

UAE signs up for two additional Saab GlobalEye aircraft

The United Arab Emirates, UAE, has placed an order for two more highly sophisticated surveillance Saab GlobalEye aircraft for a value of $1 billion. The new contract was signed on Dec. 30 but was only announced by the Swedish company early this week. The new deal, Defense News reports, is an extension of a 2015 […]

January 7th, 2021 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Israel names envoy to UAE

Israel has appointed an envoy to the United Arab Emirates, UAE, to run the country mission in the Gulf State, The New Arab reports. Eitan Na’eh, Israel’s former envoy to Turkey according to the Israeli Foreign ministry, will take office in the capacity of charge d’affaires in the next few days, in Abu Dhabi. Na’eh […]

January 6th, 2021 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »