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Sahara: Washington Backs UN Efforts for Peaceful, Sustainable & Mutually Acceptable Political Solution

The visit made by US Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan on Friday to Morocco within the frame of a regional tour was an opportunity for the US government to reiterate its stand regarding the Sahara issue. During this trip, Sullivan met Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita and “expressed US interest in advancing UN-led […]

June 30th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Malaysia to pull out forces from KSA

Malaysia has decided to withdraw its forces from Saudi Arabia as it seeks to avoid being dragged into regional crises between Middle East countries.   The new leadership in Malaysia wants to end Saudi Arabia’s influence after Riyadh-backed former Prime Minister Najib Razak and his Barisan Nasional (BN) administration lost May elections to a reformist […]

June 29th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Hostilities in Syria’s southwest cut vital aid supply across Jordanian border

Jan Egeland, Senior Adviser to the UN Special Envoy for Syria, detailed in a statement to journalists in Geneva the “heart-wrenching” effect of the renewed violence in the governorates of Dera’a and neighbouring Quneitra.  “The reports from our colleagues are that, even the extremely effective lifeline across the border from Jordan has been discontinued due […]

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

Turkey: Main opposition figures banned from PKK-slain soldiers’ funerals

Turkish Interior Minister has opposed the presence of leaders of leading opposition party Republican People’s Party (CHP) at the funerals of Turkish soldiers killed by militants of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), over the party’s support to the Kurdish cause.   Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu has barred CHP provincial Chiefs from attending the funerals […]

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

Egypt: Four alleged militants in Alexandria March attack killed

Egyptian security forces slain four militants that they suspect for being involved in a bomb attack that targeted the police chief in the city of Alexandria, two days before the March 26 presidential election. The bomb attack in the city of Alexandria in March killed two police agents. A bomb launched under a car exploded […]

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

UAE: Emaar Hospitality to run Togo’s top class hotel

Emaar Hospitality has acquired management of Togo’s first class hotel, Hotel 2 Fevrier, under a deal signed with Kalyan Group, which owns the business occupying the Sub-Saharan country’s tallest building. UAE group’s premium lifestyle hotel and serviced residences brand, Address Hotels + Resorts will take charge of the entity under Address Hotel 2 Février brand, […]

June 28th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Turkey: Erdogan, opposition ally agree to lift state of emergency

President Tayyip Erdogan and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahceli, his ally in the opposition, agreed Wednesday to lift the state of emergency in place since July 2016 following the failed military coup. Erdogan met with Bahceli after his victory in the Sunday presidential and legislative elections, local media Sabah reports, noting that the […]

June 28th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iran: Six injured as refinery catches fire

Six people were wounded late Wednesday after a refinery in Abadan, south-west of the country, caught fire. The fire-fighters tackled the damage in which six people were wounded, one in critical conditions, sources told semi-state media Tasnim news agency. Causes of the fire have not been revealed but the media also pointed out that operations […]

June 28th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

US Decision to Move Embassy to Jerusalem, Step Outside International Legitimacy, Morocco’s King

King Mohammed VI, Chairman of Al Quds Committee of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation – a grouping that comprises 57 countries representing over one billion citizens, has described the American decision to recognize Al-Quds as the capital of Israel and to move its embassy there as “a step outside the bounds of international legitimacy”. In […]

June 27th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

UAE: Non-oil trade with Hong Kong hits $8.9bn

Non-oil trade figures between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Hong Kong have increased by 5.1 per cent reaching $8.9bn last year compared with 2016, making the Gulf country the leading Middle East partner of the Chinese autonomous territory.  Juma Al Keet, assistant under-secretary for Foreign Trade Affairs at the UAE Ministry of Economy (MoE) […]

June 27th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »