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Libya: Tripoli Mayor taken to unknown destination

The mayor of the Libyan capital Tripoli, largely controlled by the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA), has been abducted and taken to an unknown destination in a move that stresses insecurity in the capital of oil-rich country. Abdulrauf Beitelmal was abducted early Thursday from his house, south of the Libyan capital by unidentified gunmen, […]

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France-Turkey: Macron debunks alleged support for Kurdish rebels in northern Syria

France is not planning military engagement in Northern Syria on the side of rebels and Kurdish forces labeled by Ankara as terrorists, a source from the French presidency told Turkish Daily Sabah. The source who did not want to be named because not allowed to comment on the issue told the daily that Paris is […]

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Jordan Reaffirms Support for Moroccan Identity of Sahara

Jordan reaffirmed on Wednesday its support for the Moroccan identity of the Sahara and for the Morocco-proposed autonomy initiative. This came during the talks held, in Amman, by Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita with his Jordanian counterpart Aymane Safadi. The two men discussed bilateral relations and issues of common interest. “We have reaffirmed our […]

March 29th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Death toll rises to 1,700 in Eastern Ghouta in less than a month

More than 1,700 people have reportedly been killed in military operations and airstrikes on Eastern Ghouta since late February, the United Nations aid chief said, describing the past few months of relentless bloodshed as “some of the worst yet” for civilians inside war-torn Syria. Mark Lowcock said attacks on critical civilian infrastructure like medical facilities […]

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US judge rejects Riyadh’s request to drop lawsuits in 9/11 attacks

A New York-based judge Wednesday ruled for the continuation of legal procedures against Saudi Arabia, dismissing therefore a request by Riyadh for the drop of all lawsuits lodged by relatives of victims of September 11, 2001 attacks. Judge George Daniels in Manhattan claimed the plaintiffs’ allegations “narrowly articulate a reasonable basis” for him to assert […]

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Iraq plans to boost its oil-exporting capacity

Iraq is reportedly ramping up efforts to expand its capacity to pump and export oil through building a processing facility that will double output at the Majnoon field to 450,000 bpd. Ihsan Abdul Jabbar, the director-general of state-run Basra Oil Company, told Bloomberg that Iraq is seeking bids from six companies for the $4-billion project […]

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KSA: UN SC lambasts Houthi missile attacks

The UN Security Council joined Wednesday the world chorus of condemnations of the series of missile attacks on Saudi Arabia by Yemen Shia Houthi rebels over the week-end. Seven missiles were fired on Saudi Arabia on Sunday by the Yemen rebels where the largest Sunni nation is leading an international coalition to prop up the […]

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Saudi Aramco, Malaysia’s PETRONAS set up 2 joint ventures in Malaysia

Saudi oil giant company, Aramco, and Malaysia’s Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS), have announced Wednesday the setting up of two joint ventures for the Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (RAPID) project. The strategic alliance is a historic partnership between two of the largest and most successful national oil companies in the world, bringing together the resources, […]

March 28th, 2018 | Posted in Energy,Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Palestinian Christians in Gaza denied Holy Week access to Jerusalem

Palestinian Christians living in the Gaza Strip are being denied access to Jerusalem by Israel during the Holy Week and the Easter weekend, although worship at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, in Jerusalem’s Old City, deemed the most sacred ground in Christianity, carries special significance during the Easter period. Christian pilgrims from across the […]

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KSA, UAE contribute nearly $1 Billion to the Yemen Humanitarian Fund

Saudi Araba and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have contributed $930 million to the Yemen Humanitarian Fund, ahead of the upcoming international fundraising conference for Yemen. UN Secretary-General António Guterres who met Tuesday evening at the UN headquarters in New York Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohamed Ben Salman expressed to the two donor countries his […]

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