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Ukraine, Morocco to sign free trade agreement this month

Ukraine and the kingdom of Morocco are expected to ink a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in this month of December, Ukrainians authorities have said, media report. Morocco is among a set of countries the eastern European country is courting to establish FTA with. “This December, we plan to formalize this in official statements or memorandum, […]

December 4th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Algeria, Egypt eye production of Russia-made covid-19 vaccine Sputnik V

Algeria and Egypt could produce Sputnik V, Russia’s covid-19 vaccine, touted as the cheapest among other vaccines. Both countries were among 55 countries around the world that took part Wednesday in an UN-led virtual conference on the presentation of the Russian remedy for the deadly pandemic, reports say. Mikhaïl Mourachko, Russian health minister, at the […]

December 4th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Sudanese youth to sue 10 prominent figures including Abu Dhabi Crown Prince in ICC for human trafficking in Libya

The legal adviser of young Sudanese lured to get jobs in the United Arab Emirates but who ended up fighting in Libya on the side of war lord Khalifa Haftar, is preparing a lawsuit including human trafficking against 10 prominent individuals including Abu Dhabi Crown Mohammed Bin Zayed, in the International Criminal Court (ICC). Omar […]

December 3rd, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

US Pentagon charges UAE for alleged funding for Russian mercenary company in Libya

The United Defense department, the Pentagon, has leveled charges against the United Arab Emirates, UAE, for its alleged financing of Wagner Group, a Russian security company currently present in Eastern Libya, Foreign Policy Magazine reports. The charges, the magazine notes, were leveled last week by the Pentagon’s Inspector General for counterterrorism operations in Africa in […]

December 2nd, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Saudi Arabia opens air space for Israeli aircraft en route for UAE

Saudi Arabia has authorized Israeli airliners flying to the United Arab Emirates, UAE, to use its air space, reports say. The move, Israeli came after Jared Kushner, son-in-law and adviser to US leader Donald Trump, persuaded Riyadh following a request by Israel. The use of the Saudi airspace will cut into half the flight route […]

December 1st, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Djibouti: The country sets up for its shipyard, second in Africa

Djibouti has just launched the construction of an infrastructure almost unique in Africa: a shipyard. For the past ten years or so, the country has had the ambition to become a crossroads of international maritime trade. The authorities hope that the shipyard, the first stone of which was laid on Thursday 26 November, will enable […]

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

Algeria debunks presence on UAE’s shortlist of countries denied entry visas

Algeria’s foreign ministry has denied reports that the North African country is among 13 countries to whom the United Arab Emirates has temporalily suspended the issuance of entry visas. “Foreign media and social networks have relayed information claiming that Algeria was included in a document issued by an official body of the United Arab Emirates […]

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

Russia, Iraq to boost military cooperation, new arm deals in the pipeline

Russia and Iraq Wednesday said they discussed military cooperation between the two countries with new arm deals in perspective during the next visit of the Iraqi defense minister to Moscow in the “foreseeable future”. Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov received his Iraqi counterpart Fuad Hussein in Moscow. Lavrov following the talks indicated that Russia is […]

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

Mohammed VI Arab Champions Cup final to take place January 2021

The Mohammed VI Champions Cup will come to close in January next year with the final more than one year after the kickoff. Mohamed Raouraoua, Vice-President of the organizing body, Union of Arab Football Associations, UAFA, made the announcement without further elaboration. The UAFA early this week also announced the resumption of the championship following […]

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

Ethiopia: Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed rejects mediation attempts in Tigray as ultimatum ends

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s ultimatum comes to an end on Wednesday. Humanitarian and political leaders fear a bloodbath as the region is cut off from the world. Diplomats, international institutions and foreign powers are trying to encourage dialogue. But the Ethiopian government is still turning a deaf ear. It is a clear rejection that Abiy […]

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