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Stories written by Peter Mulvany

Bombardier Mulls Building Rail Factory in Morocco

Bombardier, World’s leading manufacturer of both planes and trains, says it will build a factory in Morocco if it wins a contract to supply rolling stock to the country’s state-owned railways. This project was unveiled by Marc-Andre Lefebvre, a Bombardier spokesman. The facility would build railcars and perform engineering and maintenance work. It would have […]

November 24th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iraq: Tillerson tells Iran-backed militia to head back home

Top US diplomat Sunday in Riyadh invited Iran-backed militia, which have been fighting the Islamic State group (IS) alongside the Iraqi army, to go back home now that the terror group is almost defeated. Tillerson at a joint press conference with his Saudi counterpart Adel Jubeir hinted that Iran should call back its fighters in […]

October 23rd, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Migration: IOM Chief Commends Morocco’s Humanist Approach

Chief of UN migration agency has praised Morocco’s “humanist” approach in dealing with African migrants and asylum seekers, saying this policy is exemplary and stands out at the regional and international levels. The Moroccan policy on migration and asylum is worth praising and shows the willingness to respect migrants’ rights, said Director General of the […]

October 21st, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

US-Turkish relations in quagmire again

Tension between the US and Turkey increased again on Sunday as the two countries suspended visa services at their respective diplomatic facilities in either country. The decision was first made by Washington after a Turkish staffer was arrested at the US consulate in Turkey for alleged links to the Pennsylvania-based opposition cleric Fethullah Gulen that […]

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

September, ‘deadliest month’ of 2017 for Syrians, UN official

The United Nations Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Syria Crisis last week issued a warning as to the high numbers of deaths and injuries among Syrians pointing out that September was the deadliest month of the year as hospitals, ambulances, schools and displaced people escaping violence are being routinely targeted by airstrikes in Syria. “I […]

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

Oman: China and India stand out as next outdoor investment spots

The Omani government has identified China and India as the right places to invest in the near future, reports say. The Sultanate is looking for foreign markets to reduce its dependence on regional market, in reference to the Gulf market and promote growth. The move according to BMI is to sustain the Gulf country’s independence […]

October 3rd, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

KSA: Riyadh appoints first female spokesperson

Fatimah Baeshen, a Saudi female who has served her country at a top level has been appointed spokeswoman of the Saudi embassy in Washington. Baeshen made the announcement herself on twitter. ‘’Proud to serve the @SaudiEmbassyUSA as the spokeswoman. I’m grateful for the opportunity, the support, and well wishes #KSA,’’ she wrote. The Saudi embassy […]

September 28th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: UAE football association cancels tie between national team and Morocco

The United Arab Emirates football association (UAEFA) has called off a scheduled match between national football team and the Moroccan counterpart over political reasons because of Morocco’s neutral position in the diplomatic spat between Qatar on one hand and Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt on the other hand, reports say. The UAEFA reportedly […]

September 27th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: UAE youth team quits AFC competition not to play against Qatari rival

United Arab Emirates football association (UAEFA) has pulled out of Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-16 Championship Malaysia 2018 Qualifiers after their request not to play against Qatar was rejected. Qatar, UAE, Yemen and Bangladesh feature in the same group for the qualifiers. Doha is host of the group matches. The Emirati team Wednesday failed to […]

September 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Iran Pledges to Continue Adherence to Nuclear Pact

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani pledged that his country would continue adherence to the nuclear pact, while denouncing those seeking to rip it apart, a clear allusion to the Trump’s administration. “I declare before you that the Islamic Republic of Iran will not be the first country to violate the agreement, but it will respond decisively […]

September 20th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »