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Turkey-USA: Tillerson, Cavusoglu agree to disagree

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met in Ankara on Thursday several Turkish senior officials. After a meeting with Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, he told reporters they discussed “options that are available” regarding issues that are affecting their bilateral ties. Turkey and the U.S. have diverging policies regarding the war in Syria and are also […]

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Libya sends migration combat “shopping list” to EU

A senior European Union (EU) diplomat has revealed, under the condition of anonymity, that it has received “a formal request” from Libya for logistical support in combatting illegal migration to Europe. The request which is under consideration by the EU was described as “a very long shopping list”. It includes “various sorts of vessels and […]

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Morocco elected Vice-President of UN conference on nuclear arms ban

Morocco has been elected Vice-President of the UN conference on restrictions on nuclear arms, taking place in the UN headquarters in New York. The North African country represents the African continent alongside South Africa. The kingdom’s permanent envoy at the UN, Omar Hilale will sit on the conference committee throughout the negotiations, Elayne Whyte Gomez […]

March 31st, 2017 | Posted in Energy,Headlines | Read More »

Syria’s Assad, a hindrance but his departure not priority, US Ambassador

United States Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, has revealed what seems to be White House’s revised policy and strategy in Syria. “We can’t necessarily focus on Assad the way the previous administration maybe did” even though he is considered as “a hindrance,” she said. The Obama administration had voiced strong support for the ousting […]

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Some 30 million people facing severe food insecurity in NENA, FAO

The Food and Agriculture Organization has warned that food security and nutrition levels in the Near East and North Africa have sharply deteriorated over the last five years, undermining the steady improvement achieved before 2010 when the prevalence of undernourishment, stunting, anemia and poverty were decreasing. In its Regional Overview of Food Insecurity in the […]

March 30th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Turkey: Euphrates Shield operation ends successfully

Turkey’s National Security Council has officially announced the end of its Euphrates Shield military operation into Syria and deemed it “successfully completed” in accomplishing the mission of “preventing the threat from Daesh and (enabling the) return of Syrian refugees to their homes.” Buttressing on the same matter, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim hinted that the end […]

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Iraq: Civilians’ safety should be “absolute priority”, Guterres

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres is in Iraq to “focus on the dire humanitarian situation on the ground” as the war against the extremist Islamic State group intensifies in Mosul. He said that the protection of civilians should be the “absolute priority” in the battles amid reports of heavy civilian casualties. Since the launching of […]

March 30th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Arab States send message to US, Israel

The Arab Summit held in Jordan ended with the Arab States reaffirming their support to the Arab Peace Initiative while renewing their call for a two-state solution to the more than 50-year old Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which has taken the dimension of a dispute between the Jewish State and the Arab World. “There can be no […]

March 30th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Israel urges citizens to leave Egypt

Israel’s counterterrorism bureau has called on Israelis to leave Egypt because of a terrorist threat “in the immediate future.” The government does not have “specific warnings” of areas that could be targeted but the head of the counterterrorism bureau, Eitan Ben-David, said “we don’t want to cry wolf, wolf, we really believe that the threat […]

March 29th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Qatar gives UK a hopeful Brexit trade cooperation

Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser, Qatari Prime Minister and Interior Minister, told participants at the Qatar-UK Business and Investment Forum that the Gulf State has “great confidence” in the United Kingdom and that this will be expressed though “investments over the next decade.” Qatar intends to invest around £5 billion within the next decade and its […]

March 29th, 2017 | Posted in Finance,Headlines | Read More »