Syria: Assad Reveals Compromise Plan through a Unity Government

President Assad on Wednesday signaled that he is willing to form a unity government with opposition and independent figures but the High Negotiations Committee (HNC,) a coalition of Syrian opposition parties, quickly rejected the proposal. In an interview with Russian Read more

Bahrain: Nogaholding Announces Successful Islamic Loan

Bahrain’s oil and gas investment and business development company Nogaholding signed a five year $750 million multi-bank Islamic loan to finance the expansion and development of some projects including the construction of a liquefied natural gas import terminal. The loan Read more

Libya: UN-Backed Government Arrives by Sea, Tripoli and Tobruk Protest

The Prime Minister-designate of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) Fayez Serraj together with six deputies arrived in Tripoli on Wednesday onboard a ship coming from Tunisia. Western countries quickly declared their support to this government and UN special Read more

Iran: Western Countries Call for UN Actions on Iran

Britain, France, Germany and the United States denounced the missile tests conducted by Tehran as challenging the UN resolution 2231 because they can result in nuclear weapons. This came in a joint letter they addressed to the UN Secretary General Read more

Qatar: UK, US Eye Stronger Ties with Doha at Dimdex

British defense secretary Michael Fallon and US Embassy’s Chargé d’Affaires Ryna Gilha in Qatar have both hailed the Gulf State as a key partner and ally in the Middle East for their respective countries. The two officials who were attending Read more

Egypt: Sisi Sacks Chief Auditor after Controversial Report

The head of Egypt’s Central Auditing Authority (CAA) Hesham Geneina was sacked after a report by the independent body alleged mass corruption in Egyptian state institutions. His sacking was announced in a presidential decree aired on TV Monday evening, but Read more