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Sahara: Security Council Calls for Resumption of Political Process

The UN Security Council has called for the resumption of the political process regarding the Western Sahara to resolve one of the longest-standing issues on its agenda. The Council’s support for resuming the political process was unambiguously expressed in Resolution 2351 it adopted on Friday, sending a strong signal that the time had come to […]

April 30th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines | Read More »

UK: Police shots woman in counter-terror operation

London Police Thursday shot a woman in her 20s, north of the British capital in a counter-terror operation against a group suspected for preparing and instigating terror attacks. Four other people; two men, aged 20 and 16, and a woman, 20, have been arrested in the operation conducted by Scotland Yard, BBC reports. The arrestees […]

April 28th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Tunisia: Tatouine protesters force PM to leave amid anti-regime chants

The Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed failed Thursday to win over protesters in the south-eastern town of Tatouine as the region is ablaze with anti-government demonstrations calling for job creation and social development. The Prime Minister flanked by some other cabinet members arrived in the town to sooth protests. Cradle of the Arab Spring, Tunisia […]

April 28th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Emirati Al Dahra invests $15.6M in farming project in Morocco

The Agrofood Emirati firm Al Dahra has invested $15.6 million (156 million dirhams) in a farming project to grow apple and flower in Azrou, South of Fès, in Morocco, reports ecofinagency.com. The firm made the announcement in a statement released on the sidelines of the just concluded 12th edition of the Moroccan Agriculture Fair (SIAM […]

April 27th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Tunisia: FDIs record 18% increase in Q1 2017

Foreign direct investments (FDIs) in Tunisia rose 18% to $177.68 million during the first quarter of 2017, as compared to the same period the year before, according to Eco Fin agency, which mentioned statistics released by the Tunisian Foreign Investments Promotion Agency. Manufacturing and services topped the sectors that captured most foreign investments, attracting respectively […]

April 27th, 2017 | Posted in Finance,Headlines | Read More »

Syria: UN aid officials urge end to airstrikes on hospitals

Two senior United Nations humanitarian officials Wednesday called for an end to airstrikes on hospitals, following reports that attacks damaged hospitals in northern Syria. “It is completely unacceptable that facilities and people who are trying to save lives are being bombed,” Kevin Kennedy, Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Syria Crisis, said in a joint statement […]

April 27th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Libya: GNA and Russia set for broader cooperation

Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Michael Bogdanov arrived in Tripoli on Tuesday and was welcomed by members of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA). He told reporters that his visit to the country is “a continuation” of the matters that were discussed during Prime Minister-designate Fayez Serraj’s visit to Moscow “and to develop mechanism to […]

April 26th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Israel: Netanyahu cancels German Foreign Minister meeting over clear policy

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cancelled his meeting with German foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel after the latter met with non-governmental organizations that are critical to Israel’s policies in the occupied Palestinian territories. “My policy is clear: Not to meet with diplomats who visit Israel and engage with organizations that slander Israeli soldiers and seek to have […]

April 26th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Persian Gulf: Iran provokes US guided missile destroyer

Iranian and U.S naval forces had another encounter this week in the Strait of Hormuz; a strategic international passage especially for oil from the region to the global market. The USS Mahan, a guided-missile destroyer of the Bahrain-based 5th Fleet, had an Iranian vessel racing close to it up to a distance of 1000 meters. […]

April 26th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

LafargeHolcim boss to quit over IS-linked deal in Syria

The boss of Cement giant LafargeHolcim, Eric Olsen, announced his resignation in a bid to clear the atmosphere and bring serenity back in the firm charged for dirty deals with the Islamic State group in Syria to sustain its activities. Olsen announced his own resignation, which will be effective on July 15. “While I was […]

April 25th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »