Morocco: Hosting Polisario leader is “premeditated act”, Foreign Affairs Ministry tells Madrid

The decision of the Spanish authorities not to notify their Moroccan counterparts of the arrival of the leader of the “polisario” militias is a premeditated act, a voluntary choice and a sovereign decision made by Spain, of which Morocco takes Read more

Resumption of Morocco-Israel relations to give new momentum to peace dynamics in Mideast

The renewal of relations between Morocco and Israel will give a new momentum to the peace dynamics in the Middle East, said Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita.   “The renewal of diplomatic relations is a response to a double appeal: Read more

Iraq: Health minister steps down amid investigation into deadly fire at Baghdad hospital

Iraqi Health minister Hassan al-Tamimi resigned Tuesday following his suspension in the wake of last month’s deadly fire which killed 130 people, including Covid-19 patients in a hospital in capital Baghdad. Al-Tamimi, reports say, submitted his resignation to Prime Minister Read more

Qatar, South Africa to sign 26 agreements this year to strengthen bilateral ties

Qatar and South Africa will sign 26 agreements spanning several areas including trade this years as both countries seek to boost their bilateral relations, The Peninsula Qatar reports citing the Gulf country’s envoy to the African country. “There are about Read more

Egypt signs up for 30 French Rafale fighter jets

France has approved Egypt’s purchase of 30 Dassault Rafale fighter jets for a deal reportedly estimated at $4.5 billion. Egypt’s defense ministry confirmed the deal on Twitter, adding that the final details will be completed today Tuesday as an Egyptian Read more

Iraq: Baghdad slams Turkey for violating sovereignty after Defense Minister visited military base in northern Iraq

The Iraqi foreign ministry Monday summoned the Chargé d’Affaires to the Turkish embassy in Baghdad, to protest against a visit by Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar to a military base in northern Iraq, Alquds newspaper reports. The ministry in a Read more