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

Morocco-Israel relationship will bring long-term benefits for both countries, says US Secretary Antony Blinken

U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken has welcomed the resumption of relations between Morocco and Israel and outlined that the Morocco-Israel relationship will bring long-term benefits for both countries. The Secretary “welcomed Morocco’s steps to improve relations with Israel Read more

Supporters of deposed Sudanese leader Bashir arrested for staging political gathering

Twelve members of the dissolved National Congress Party of deposed leader Omar Bashir have been arrested for participating in a political gathering, authorities said Thursday, Turkish news agency Anadolu reported. The statement from the Empowerment Removal and Funds Recovery Committee Read more

Two Iraqi security forces injured as forces shot dead subside bomber

Two Iraqi security forces have sustained injuries after the explosive belt of a subside bomber busted as security forces shot dead the terrorist, London-based Al Quds newspaper reports. The Iraqi defense ministry in a statement issued Thursday said security forces Read more

UAE commences logistical support to France’s military operation in Sahel region

United Arab Emirates, UAE, Monday said it has begun its logistical flights to support the France-led international alliance’s efforts in “combating terrorism along the African Sahel region.” The defense ministry of the Gulf country, Middle East Monitor (MEMO) noted, said Read more

Egypt, Turkey to hold in May first high level talks amid détente

A Turkish diplomatic mission will visit Egypt early next month as both countries work to defuse the long standing row opposing Ankara and Cairo, Turkish presidency spokesman Ibrahim Kalın told Reuters Monday in an interview. Ties between both countries deteriorated Read more