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Tehran Accuses KSA, Israel of Coordinating Anti-Iran Policies

Saudi Arabia and Israel are cooperating to “provoke the international atmosphere” against Iran according to the Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi. Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir and Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman in their remarks at the Munich Security Conference (MSC) termed Iran as supporter of “terror” and a “main threat” to the region […]

February 20th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Western Countries are Supporting Libyan “Terrorists as Partners”, Haftar

Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar has accused Western countries of fueling the conflict in Libya by supporting terrorist groups operating in the country. The Head of the Libyan National Army, loyal to the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR), made these allegations against the governments of France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the U.S. Haftar, who described […]

February 20th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Egypt: Tourism Picks up in 2017

Tourism is on the rise in Egypt signaling that the once paralyzed sector could be on the verge of recovery according to spokeswoman of the Tourism Ministry Omaima al-Husseini. She said there is “an increase in the number of tourists” and the number of arrivals “was much better in January than in previous years” with […]

February 20th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

King Mohammed VI Receives Red Carpet Welcome in Ghana

The government and people of Ghana have reserved a red carpet welcome to King Mohammed VI of Morocco who arrived Thursday in the west-African country, first stop of a new royal tour destined to keep momentum of inter-African cooperation. On Friday, the Moroccan Sovereign held a private meeting with Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo, before they […]

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

Libya: Serraj sends formal help request to NATO

Head of Libyan unity government Faiez Serraj has sent a formal request to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) to help beef up security and defenses in Tripoli. The alliance chief Jens Stoltenberg Thursday said he received a formal request from Serraj asking for NATO’s advice and expertise in the field of defense and security […]

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

Algiers denies endorsement of Ghannouchi’s efforts in Libya

Diplomatic sources at the Algerian Foreign Ministry have denied Algiers’s support for the Leader of the Tunisian Islamist movement in his efforts to unite Gaddafi’s loyalists and Muslim Brotherhood movement in Libya, reports say. Rached Ghannouchi, leader of the Tunisian Ennahda party, has been trying to bring together the two Libyan sides. He claimed that […]

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

Oman to accept advance payment for its oil

Oman could be accepting advance payment for its oil in order to curb its budget deficit and debt as the government is challenged by a significant budget deficit gap expected to continue increasing due to the low oil prices. Sources familiar with the dossier hinted that payments could be made for up to two years […]

February 16th, 2017 | Posted in Energy,Headlines | Read More »

Libya: Cairo’s Serraj – Haftar Mediation Fails

Details of a failure of mediation efforts between Libya’s Prime Minister-designate Fayez Serraj of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) and Field Marshall Khalifa Haftar of the Libyan National Army in Cairo, spearheaded by Egyptian chief-of-staff Colonel Lt. Gen. Mahmoud Hegazy, have begun to emerge. The two sides did not have direct talks on […]

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

Tunisia: Merkel and Chahed talk immigration and cooperation

Immigration issues dominated talks between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed with focus on how to process the repatriation of Tunisians from the European country. Merkel told reporters that they discussed how the repatriation process “can be improved” as she revealed that around only half of the 3000 Tunisians in Germany […]

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

MIDEAST: Two-State Solution not a Top Priority, White House Official

Hours before US president Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meet in Washington, a senior White House official said, under the condition of anonymity, that “a two-state solution that doesn’t bring peace is not a goal that anybody wants to achieve” even though Washington continues to aim at peace as “the ultimate deal.” […]

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