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Morocco, U.S. reiterate commitment to counterterrorism

Morocco and the U.S. share the same commitment to eradicate terrorism, said Nathan Sales, U.S. Coordinator for Counterterrorism who is on a visit to Morocco. Terrorist groups such as Al Qaeda continue to pose a threat that requires further collaboration, he said after talks with Morocco’s foreign minister Nasser Bourita. He said cooperation in counterterrorism […]

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Palestine: Trump administration to cut altogether UNRWA funding

The U.S. administration will in few weeks announce its decision to cut all funding to the UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) after it decided to cut $200 of aid to the Palestinian authority (PA). The Washington Post Thursday revealed the Trump administration will be announcing shortly its decision to halt all funding to the […]

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David Satterfield, likely U.S. future ambassador to Egypt

US President Donald Trump’s pick to head the American mission in Egypt could likely be David Satterfield who rides high as the suitable candidate for his experience in the region, two unidentified U.S. officials have told Reuters. Despite being a strategic partner in the U.S. foreign policy, the ambassador’s position in Egypt has been vacant […]

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UN envoy “ready to go to Idlib” to help ensure civilian safety amid rising fears of government offensive

Speaking to journalists in Geneva, the UN Special Envoy for Syria offered to personally escort residents of Idlib to safety ahead of any attack on the last main opposition-held area in the country, echoing an offer to do the same in Aleppo in 2016. The envoy’s comments reiterate an earlier appeal by UN Secretary-General António […]

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Seoul refuses to receive Israeli President

The Israeli diplomacy recently received a blow after South Korea turned down Israel’s request for President Reuven Rivlin to visit the Asian country. Seoul, according to Israeli media Ynet news website, recently did not approve a request by the Israeli ambassador to South Korea, Chaim Choshen, for an official visit by Rivlin. The media neither […]

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Syria: UN chief warns Idlib offensive may set off ‘humanitarian catastrophe’

According to a statement issued by his Spokesperson, Mr. Guterres said that “any use of chemical weapons is totally unacceptable,” adding that he “urgently appeals to the Government of Syria and all parties to exercise restraint and to prioritize the protection of civilians.” UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has launched an urgent appeal to the […]

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

Iraq: Protestors denounce U.S. alleged meddling in government formation

Hundreds of Iraqi protestors took to the streets Wednesday in capital Baghdad to denounce U.S. alleged interference in talks for the formation of a new government after the country’s top court rubber-stamped May 12 elections. The protestors gathered at the entrance of highly guarded Green Zone, where foreign missions and government buildings are located to […]

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UAE: Xpress to end print version edition September 1 as it goes digital

Dubai-based tabloid Xpress will disappear from newsstands from September 1 as the weekly, published by Gulf News, will issue its last edition this Thursday. The media owned by Al Nisr Group and published by Gulf News said the decision has been imposed by insufficient revenues. “We felt we could not continue doing real journalism without […]

August 30th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Yemen: UAE installs $100m power station in Aden

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) donated Yemen’s second city, Aden, a power station of 120-megawatt at a price tag of $100 million, reports say. The station was shipped to the conflict-hit country Wednesday through the city’s port. The station powered one of the world’s largest engine, is located in Al Haswa district and will start […]

August 30th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

All sides in Yemen conflict could be guilty of war crimes, UN experts find

Created last year by the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council, the Group of Eminent Experts on Yemen analyzed violations and abuses of international human rights law, humanitarian law and criminal law, making more than a dozen visits to the war-torn country and neighboring States. “The Group of Eminent Experts has reasonable grounds to believe that […]

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