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Egypt: al-Sisi allows Kuwait ruler to buy Egyptian land

President al-Sisi Thursday issued permission to ruler of Kuwait, Emir Sheikh Sabah Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, to own land property in Egypt, second foreigner to do so after the king of Bahrain. The Egyptian head of state signed a presidential decree allowing the Kuwaiti ruler to own 163 acres in Sharqia province, according to the  official […]

August 18th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Gaza: Hamas Security Agent killed near Egyptian Border

A security agent, member of Gaza ruler Hamas, died after confrontation with members of a reportedly Salafi group, near the border between the enclave and Egypt. “A security force stopped two persons who approached the border. One of them blew himself up and was killed. The other was wounded,” the Hamas-run Interior Ministry said in […]

August 17th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

UN Chief Appoints Germany’s Horst Kohler New Personal Envoy for the Sahara

UN Secretary General António Guterres announced in New York, the appointment of Former German President Horst Köhler as his new Personal Envoy for the Sahara, succeeding to Christopher Ross. Kohler, who boasts over 35-year expereince in the German government and international organizations, was appointed by the new UN Secretary General Antonio Gueterres after receiving the […]

August 16th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Algeria: Prime Minister fired less than three months after appointment

President Abdel Aziz Bouteflika Tuesday sacked his Prime Minister Abdulmajeed Tabboun less than three months after he appointed him to the position and replaced him by veteran politician Ahmed Ouyahia. Tebboune’s sacking was made public through a statement carried out by the state news agency. “In line with Article 91 of the Constitution, the president […]

August 16th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Egypt: Italy sends Ambassador back, death puzzle unsolved

Italy’s Ambassador to Egypt will be returning to Cairo more than a year after being recalled for consultations in protest to the murder of Italian citizen Guilio Regeni, 28. Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano said sending an Ambassador to Cairo does not have an impact on Rome’s commitment “to clarify the tragic disappearance”, but the victim’s […]

August 16th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Jordan: Israeli ambassador barred from returning

Jordan is unwilling to allow the return of Israeli Ambassador to Amman unless the Israeli security official, involved in the killing of two Jordanians, is tried in court. Ambassador Einat Schlein and guard Ziv Moyal are both in Israel after the July 23 incident that strained ties between Tel Aviv and Amman. Moyal claimed he […]

August 16th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Moscow supports a political solution to the Libyan crisis, Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov underlined Monday at a meeting in Moscow with Field Marshall Khalifa Haftar of the Libyan National Army (LNA) that Russia supports a political solution to the Libyan crisis and “the full-scale restoration of the statehood” of the North African country. Lavrov admitted that the situation in Libya remains difficult and […]

August 15th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Turkey: IS militant killed in custody after stabbing to death policeman

Police shot dead an Islamic State (IS) militant in custody Sunday in Istanbul after the alleged terrorist stabbed a policeman who died of his injuries at hospital. The alleged terrorist was arrested earlier in the day in an anti-terrorism operation in the Turkish city. He later attacked a police agent who was taking him to […]

August 14th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

US embassy in Baghdad warns employee against increasing abduction threats

The US embassy in the Iraqi capital has cautioned its employees from moving beyond the security zone pointing out threats of kidnapping after a Shia paramilitary militia accused the US-led coalition of killing dozens of its fighters in airstrikes and ground attacks near border with Syria early this week. “In response, the US Embassy has […]

August 12th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Morocco Candidate to Host 2026 soccer World Cup

Morocco announced Friday its official candidacy to host the 2026 soccer World Cup. The application was lodged by the Royal Moroccan Football Federation at the Federation Internationale de Football Association – FIFA. It is the country’s fifth candidacy after unsuccessful bids made in 1994, 1998, 2006 and 2010. Moroccan sports minister Rachid Talbi Alami said […]

August 12th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

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