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EU steps up support to displaced, crisis-affected communities in Yemen

The European Union has adopted a €30 million program in support of vulnerable communities affected by prolonged displacement in Yemen. The package will address the urgent needs of internally displaced populations and vulnerable host communities in Yemen by providing basic services in health, education, protection and legal counselling. It will also help build the capacities […]

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

Algeria: Stagnating economy & political paralysis, an underlying volcano – FT

“The study of Algerian politics has something of seismology about it. There is no doubt that there is an underlying volcano.” This is the introduction of a column by the editorial board of the Financial Times published Sunday. The volcano could eventually erupt, but when and how are difficult to predict, the daily stated in […]

November 26th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

UAE: Convicted British student pardoned with immediate effect

United Arab Emirates (UAE) President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has pardoned British student Matthew Hedges who was sentenced to life imprisonment Wednesday for spying for a foreign country after the Briton’s family appealed for clemency in a letter to the Emirati leader. UAE’s ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Monday said Sheikh […]

November 26th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Khashoggi Affair: Former Saudi intelligence Chief disputes CIA’s accusation of MbS as murder mastermind

Saudi Prince and former Intelligence Chief, Prince Turki Al-Faisal has brushed aside the report by US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) that the Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman (MbS) is linked to the killing of Saudi journalist and critic Jamal Khashogg in the Saudi consulate in the Turkish city of Istanbul on October 02. MbS […]

November 26th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Palestine: USAID to end operations next year, dozens of workers laid off

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) would wrap up its operations in the Palestinian West Bank and Gaza next year and began laying off part of its workers. The State Department has handed to the agency a list of 60 percent of its staff who will be laid off, Israeli media, Haaretz reported […]

November 26th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Morocco’s King Urges Africans to Tackle Alarming Issue of Street Children

King Mohammed VI has called on African cities and local governments to deal urgently with the rapidly growing problem of street children in Africa wherein more than 30 million children are homeless and living in appalling conditions. “Of the 120 million street children in the world, more than 30 million are scraping a living on […]

November 25th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Saudi Crown Prince embarks on foreign tour, ignoring accusations of alleged meddling with Khashoggi’s killing

Saudi Crown Prince and de facto ruler Mohamed bin Salman (MbS) has kicked off an international tour despite global finger-pointing at him over ordering the killing of one of his top critics, Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi murdered in the Saudi consulate in the Turkish city of Istanbul on Oct.2. MbS Thursday left the kingdom for […]

November 24th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Morocco’s Princess Lalla Hasnaa Receives Goi Peace Award 2018

Princess Lalla Hasnaa, chairwoman of the Mohammed VI Foundation for Environment Protection, received on Friday in Tokyo the 2018 Goi Peace Award. This prestigious distinction honors annually a personality or an organization that made outstanding contributions for a peaceful and harmonious world as stated in the Declaration for All Life on Earth. The award was […]

November 23rd, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: Qatar slams Saudi-led group’s continued “reckless” boycott policy

Qatar Thursday lambasted Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt for neglecting international calls to end their “reckless” boycott of the tiny gas-rich country. “We still see them (Saudis and Emiratis) continuing with the same behavior, continuing not to be responsive to any attempt of the international community” to end the conflict, said […]

November 23rd, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Qatar offers to mediate US-Iran showdown

Qatar Thursday said rivalry between its regional and powerful neighbor, Iran and its strongest western ally, the US, is putting the Gulf country in uncomfortable situation, offering to play mediator role if possible. “There is this dispute between the US and Iran, it’s putting us in a situation in which we see a disagreement between […]

November 23rd, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »