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Sahara: UN Security Council Extends MINURSO Mandate until 31 October 2021

The UN Security Council, on Friday, extended by one year MINURSO’s mandate, reaffirming anew the pre-eminence of the Moroccan autonomy initiative to settle the artificial conflict over the Moroccan Sahara. The Security Council has decided to extend MINURSO’s mandate until 31 October 2021, says resolution N° 2548, which was presented by the United States and […]

October 30th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

The UAE to open consulate in Moroccan Sahara, first Arab nation to make such a move

The UAE will open a consulate in Laayoune, becoming the first arabe country to make such a decision. The move signals strong ties of brotherliness and firm support for Morocco’s territorial integrity, the Royal Office said in a statement, announcing the decision. The decision came after a phone conversation between King Mohammed VI and his […]

October 27th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Sudan: The US announces normalization of diplomatic relations between Israel

U.S. President Donald Trump announced this Friday, October 23 the normalization of diplomatic relations between Israel and Sudan, assuring that the two countries had made “peace”. After the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, the Hebrew State will normalize its relations with a third country. Israel and Sudan have made “peace,” Trump said after a telephone […]

October 26th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

U.S target Iranian ambassador in Iraq, five entities with sanctions

The US Treasury department has slapped sanctions on Iran’s envoy to Iraq and entities for making unclear financial operations to support Iran’s destabilizing foreign agenda and attempting to influence the US next month elections. “Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is designating Iraj Masjedi, a general in Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF) and […]

October 23rd, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Sudan denies removal from US blacklist tied to normalization with Israel

Sudan’s Acting Minister of Finance and Economic Planning Tuesday underlined that the removal of the country from the US blacklist has nothing to do with normalization with Israel as Khartoum is rumored to be among countries to follow UAE and Bahrain in the normalization spree with Israel. Sudan has transferred about $700 million to Washington […]

October 21st, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

EU new sanctions target seven ministers of Bashar al Assad Cabinet

The European Union, EU, has imposed fresh sanctions on seven ministers of Syrian President Bashar al Assad’s government, Middle East Monitor (MEMO) reports. The new round of sanctions brings the total number of individuals and entities around the Syrian leader to be targeted to 280 including business people and political figures. The sanctions range from […]

October 20th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iranian envoy takes office in Yemen for the first time since 2015

Iran has posted in Sanaa held by Houthi rebels its new ambassador five years after the last envoy departed. Foreign ministry spokesman Said Khatibzadeh Saturday told Fars news agency that the new diplomat, Hassan Eyrlou had arrived in the Yemeni capital and presented his letters of credentials to Mehdi al-Mashat, head of Yemen’s supreme political […]

October 19th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Mercedes-Benz prepares to relaunch car assembly plant in Egypt before end of 2020

German luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz is edging toward resumption of its car assembling operations in Egypt after exiting the North African country in 2015 citing unfavorable tariff policy. Two governmental source told local daily subscription media Enterprise that the German automaker could resume its assembling operation in Egypt “very soon”. The media also notes, Mercedes-Benz […]

October 15th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Oman secures release of Houthi-held American citizens

Yemeni Houthi rebels have released US citizens held in their custodies following mediation by Oman, reports say. “Under the directions of Sultan Haitham bin Tariq, the relevant authorities in the Sultanate contacted authorities in Sanaa which agreed to release the Americans and to transfer them to the Sultanate before heading home,” Oman state TV said. […]

October 15th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Red Sea International signs multi-million-dollar contract to manage NEOM city facilities

Saudi Arabia-registered company, Red Sea International will provide management, operation and maintenance services to facilities at the kingdom’s futuristic digital city, NEOM, after it signed a $14-million contract with project developer NEOM Company. The deal, Zawya reports, will cover three years and is extendable for additional cost according to a statement by the company to […]

October 14th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »