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Morocco Recalls its Ambassador to Netherlands over Refusal to Extradite Wanted Trafficker

Morocco on Saturday recalled its Ambassador to The Netherlands after Dutch authorities did not comply with the Kingdom’s request to extradite a notorious drug dealer of Moroccan origin involved in financing and supporting some troublemakers in northern Morocco. “Over the past two days, contacts took place between Moroccan and Dutch authorities at the level of […]

June 26th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Egypt: State of emergency extended for further three months

The Egyptian government Thursday extended for additional three months the state of emergency decreed in April following the twin attacks against Coptic Christians. The extension has been approved by the parliament and is scheduled to start July 10, reports say. President al-Sisi few hours after the Islamic State group (IS) directed attacks against two Christian […]

June 23rd, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

UNHCR welcomes King Mohammed VI’s decision to assist Syrian refugees

The UNHCR welcomes the decision by the Kingdom of Morocco to admit a group of Syrian refugees stranded in difficult circumstances at the country’s border with Algeria since 17 April, describing it as “a humanitarian gesture”, the UN Refugee Agency said in a statement released Thursday. The decision to admit the Syrian families trapped at […]

June 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iraq: ISIS formally defeated after minaret bombing, Iraqi PM

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said the explosion that brought down the famous leaning minaret at Mosul’s mosque where al-Baghdadi announced the establishment of the Islamic Caliphate in June 2014 marks the official victory over the extremist group. “Daesh’s bombing of al-Hadba minaret and al-Nuri Mosque is a formal declaration of their defeat,” he stated […]

June 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Egypt: Transfer of Red Sea Islands would be unconstitutional, Administrative Court

Following the approval last week by the Egyptian Parliament of the agreement between Cairo and Riyadh regarding the transfer of the Tiran and Sanafir Islands to Saudi Arabia, Egypt’s High Administrative Court on Tuesday ruled that previous judicial decisions in favor of transferring the two Red Sea islands were invalid. The Egyptian government made the […]

June 21st, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Syria: Australia safes head in Syria as Russia-US tension escalates

Australia has announced that it is “temporarily” suspending the activities of its six warplanes partaking in the US-led air campaign on the Islamic State in Syria, as tension between the US and Russian military increases. The statement from the Australian Department of Defense highlighted that the decision to cease operations is “a precautionary measure” as […]

June 21st, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Palestine: Hamas not interested in another War

Hamas’s Deputy Leader said the resistance group, fighting for an independent Palestinian State, is not politically interested in another round of armed hostilities with Israel. “We, in Hamas, do not initiate wars and we do not expect one, this is our political assessment,” Khalil al-Hayya said. His statement means that the Gaza Strip could look […]

June 19th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Libya: Kobler to be replaced by Ghassan Salame

UN Secretary General’s special envoy for Libya Martin Kobler is expected to be replaced by former Lebanese culture minister Ghassan Salame. The would-be appointment of Salame would end an almost four month search for a replacement after former Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad was rejected by the US as a replacement to the German diplomat. […]

June 19th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iran retaliates to ISIS attacks, warns reactionary countries

Tehran has retaliated to the twin attacks claimed by the Islamic State earlier this month targeting their positions in Syria with missile strikes. Six medium-range ballistic missiles were launched on the extremist group’s bases in Dayr al-Zawr and according to spokesman Bahram Qassemi of the foreign ministry, they were “fatal blows” which served as “just […]

June 19th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Egypt: Police officer killed in roadside bomb attack in Cairo

The interior ministry Sunday announced one police officer was killed in a roadside bomb attack near Maadi, a posh suburb of the Egyptian capital. A police vehicle transporting First Lieutenant Ali Abdelkhaliq, another colleague and three conscripts was hit by a blast from a bomb planted by the roadside, an official from the ministry told […]

June 19th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

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