Qatar seizes Bahraini vessel for trespassing territorial waters

Qatar has intercepted and seized a Bahraini boat for entering illegally the territorial waters of the tiny gas-rich Gulf country, reports say. Qatari Coastline Security General Directorate sent, Doha News reports, a fax to Bahrain’s Naval Operations Centre of Coast Read more

Abu Dhabi-based Al Dahra extends expansion to three Eastern Europe countries

Al Dahra, an agriculture firm based in Abu Dhabi, specializing in the cultivation, production and trading of animal feed and human food commodities is set to launch five new animal feed plants in Eastern Europe as part of its expansion Read more

Fire breaks out in Kuwait’s Mina Al-Ahmadi refinery

A fire ravaged Monday through Mina Al-Ahmadi refinery in Kuwait after an explosion was heard in the area, Arab News reports, citing state-run news agency KUNA. The fire broke out reportedly in the atmospheric residue desulphurization (ARD) unit. “The firefighting Read more

Turkey foils Iran-backed espionage operation

Turkish spy service, National Intelligence Organization (MIT), has arrested two alleged Iranian intelligence agents collaborating with six other Turkish citizens for an operation to kidnap a former Iranian military officer, reports say. The two alleged Iranian spy agent and their Read more

Morocco’s economic growth to reach 5.7%, scoring best performance in MENA -IMF

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday announced new forecasts for Moroccan economy in 2021 that revised upward growth rate to 5.7% against the 4.5% revealed in April. This is one of the most robust growth rates in the Middle Read more

Forbes names three Egyptian companies among MENA top 10 sustainable companies

Forbes Magazine has listed three Egyptian companies in its choice of the Middle East and North Africa top 10 sustainable companies. Cairo Solar, the Egyptian Company for Solid Waste (ECARU), and Karm Solar are the greenest companies in Egypt according Read more

Saudi Arabia, Russia ink judicial agreement in several areas including training, development of judicial cadres

The kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Russia signed Tuesday a cooperation agreement in the field of justice to train and develop judicial cadre and share benefit from both countries, Arab News reports. Signed in the Russian capital of Moscow, the Read more

Erdogan to kick off four-day African tour

Turkish President Recep Tayip Erdoğan will start from October 17, a four-day diplomatic tour of Africa that will take him to Angola, Nigeria and Togo. The first step of the tour is Angola after hosting in July the leader of Read more