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Sahara: UN Security Council Extends MINURSO Mandate until 31 October 2021

The UN Security Council, on Friday, extended by one year MINURSO’s mandate, reaffirming anew the pre-eminence of the Moroccan autonomy initiative to settle the artificial conflict over the Moroccan Sahara. The Security Council has decided to extend MINURSO’s mandate until 31 October 2021, says resolution N° 2548, which was presented by the United States and […]

October 30th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

US warns American citizens in Gulf against potential terror attacks

The US embassies in Dubai (UAE) and Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) have alerted US citizens in both countries against potential terror attacks in the Gulf region. In a statement, US mission in Dubai reports that terrorist groups could organize attacks against US citizens in the region are being monitored. The embassy did not name the terrorist […]

October 30th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

The UAE to open consulate in Moroccan Sahara, first Arab nation to make such a move

The UAE will open a consulate in Laayoune, becoming the first arabe country to make such a decision. The move signals strong ties of brotherliness and firm support for Morocco’s territorial integrity, the Royal Office said in a statement, announcing the decision. The decision came after a phone conversation between King Mohammed VI and his […]

October 27th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Libya: A permanent ceasefire agreement signed between Khalifa Haftar’s camp and Tripoli-based Government in Geneva

The United Nations announced on Friday, October 23, a comprehensive and permanent ceasefire in Libya between Khalifa Haftar’s camp in Benghazi and that of the Tripoli-based Government of National Unity. The belligerents signed an agreement after five days of talks in Geneva. Since the Berlin conference in January 2020, three commissions have been negotiating their […]

October 26th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Sudan: The US announces normalization of diplomatic relations between Israel

U.S. President Donald Trump announced this Friday, October 23 the normalization of diplomatic relations between Israel and Sudan, assuring that the two countries had made “peace”. After the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, the Hebrew State will normalize its relations with a third country. Israel and Sudan have made “peace,” Trump said after a telephone […]

October 26th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Sberbank, Russia’s largest bank to open shop in UAE before end of 2020

Russia’s largest commercial bank will start operating in Abu Dhabi, UAE, under Sber Investment Middle East (SIME), by end of this year and will chiefly provide Islamic finance services, Zawya reports. The move follows late September agreement with Abu Dhabi sovereign investor Mubadala Investment Company to “tap the potential of mutually beneficial opportunities”, the media […]

October 23rd, 2020 | Posted in Finance,Headlines | Read More »

U.S target Iranian ambassador in Iraq, five entities with sanctions

The US Treasury department has slapped sanctions on Iran’s envoy to Iraq and entities for making unclear financial operations to support Iran’s destabilizing foreign agenda and attempting to influence the US next month elections. “Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is designating Iraj Masjedi, a general in Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF) and […]

October 23rd, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Libyan conflict: Morocco stresses primacy of Skhirate Agreement

The Skhirate agreement remains the only document of reference for the resolution of the Libyan crisis, said Wednesday in Rabat Chairman of the Libyan High Council of State, Khaled Al Mechri. It is a constitutional document since it forms part of the constitutional declaration in Libya, Al Mechri told reporters following talks with Minister of […]

October 22nd, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Sudan denies removal from US blacklist tied to normalization with Israel

Sudan’s Acting Minister of Finance and Economic Planning Tuesday underlined that the removal of the country from the US blacklist has nothing to do with normalization with Israel as Khartoum is rumored to be among countries to follow UAE and Bahrain in the normalization spree with Israel. Sudan has transferred about $700 million to Washington […]

October 21st, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iraq awards Alstom-led consortium Baghdad metro project

French rail transport and sustainable mobility giant Alstom in partnership with Hyundai Engineering will build the Iraqi capital Bagdad metro project known as Baghdad Elevated Train (BET) project, Trade Arabia reports. The duo landed the contact during the official visit of Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al Kadhimi to Paris on Tuesday. The consortium, ExpoLink will […]

October 21st, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »