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Libya’s UN-Backed Government Takes over Several Ministries, More to Follow

Seven ministries in Tripoli including the foreign affairs ministry were handed over to the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) on Monday and Mohammed al-Ammari, a member of the Presidential Council formed under the Libya Political Agreement (LPA), said the planning, labor and education ministries will follow in the next few days. He said the […]

April 26th, 2016 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Egypt: Some Commemorate Sinai liberation, Others Protest Tiran, Sanafir Islands Issue

Egyptians were out on the streets on Monday for different reasons. Celebrations organized by the Future of Homeland Party celebrated the 34th anniversary of the handing over of the Sinai Peninsula by Israel in 1982 under the 1979 Camp David peace agreement while on the other hand, there were protests under the banner of “Egypt […]

April 26th, 2016 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Turkey Needs a Religious Constitution, Parliament Speaker

The speaker of the Turkish parliament, Ismail Kahraman, has called for the emulation of other Middle Eastern states through a constitutional reform because the word Allah does not appear in the Turkish constitution. He said as “a Muslim country”, Turkey needs “a religious constitution” rather than using word “secularism.” He questioned “why should we, as […]

April 26th, 2016 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, a Broad Reform Plan

Saudi Arabia will embark on a broad reform plan meant to diversify the country’s economy beyond dependence on oil exports, state media reported on Monday. The plan, known as Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, was approved Monday by the Saudi cabinet. Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman who presented the broad lines of the plan stressed […]

April 25th, 2016 | Posted in Finance,Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Morocco Inks Paris Climate Change Agreement

Morocco, host country of the 22nd United Nations Conference on climate change (COP22) scheduled in Marrakech next November 7-18, has officially signed at a high profile ceremony at UN Headquarters in New York the Paris climate change agreement sealed at COP21. On this occasion, King Mohammed VI addressed the United Nations. In a speech read […]

April 25th, 2016 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Syria: US to Send 250 Troops but Rules out Ground Forces

President Obama has stated that the United States will be sending an extra 250 military personnel to Syria to join the 50 already on the ground and their role will be limited to training local forces to fight the Islamic State (IS.) In a defiant message to the extremist group, the US president warned that […]

April 25th, 2016 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Yemen: 800 Al-Qaeda Militants Killed, Military Coalition

An offensive military operation by Yemeni, Saudi and Emirati forces on al-Qaeda militants in the south eastern provincial capital of Mukalla has left at least 800 members of the extremist group dead including “some of their leaders” according to a statement released by the Saudi-led coalition commanders. The oil terminal in the city, the Riyan […]

April 25th, 2016 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

French Mideast Peace Conference “a Waste of Time,” Hamas

Hamas has slammed French efforts for an international peace conference between Israel and Palestine scheduled to take place on May 30 as “a waste of time and a free service for the Israeli government that continues its daily violations against the Palestinians.” Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said the conference will not end the conflict […]

April 25th, 2016 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Israeli Occupation Destroying Environment in Palestine, Abbas

The Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called on the UN members to help his people end Israeli occupation which he said deteriorates the environment in the West Bank. “The Israeli occupation is destroying the climate in Palestine, and the Israeli settlements are destroying the environment in Palestine,” Abbas told the 193-nation assembly Friday at the signing […]

April 23rd, 2016 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Morocco Gains Strong GCC Support for its Sahara

King Mohammed VI has gained strong support from Arab Gulf leaders regarding the Sahara issue during the 1st Morocco-GCC summit held this week in Riyadh. Morocco expelled dozens of UN civilian staff from MINURSO after the disrespectful remarks made by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during his last month tour in the region. Moroccan authorities said […]

April 22nd, 2016 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »