UAE commences logistical support to France’s military operation in Sahel region

United Arab Emirates, UAE, Monday said it has begun its logistical flights to support the France-led international alliance’s efforts in “combating terrorism along the African Sahel region.” The defense ministry of the Gulf country, Middle East Monitor (MEMO) noted, said Read more

Saudi Arabia to Offer $100 mln, UAE $30 mln in Support of Sahel counter-terrorism Force

Gulf states, Saudi Arabia and the UAE have pledged $100 million and $30 million respectively in support of the special counter-terrorism force deployed by five African countries- Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger (known as G5-Sahel). The announcement was Read more

Gulf Crisis: “Blackmail, corruption used to force African countries to join unlawful blockade” – Qatari FM

Qatar has accused Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt for using bribe and blackmail to pressure African countries to join their side in the diplomatic showdown opposing it to the four boycotting countries. In an interview with Read more

Doha gives 72 hours to Chadian diplomats to leave in counter move

The Qatari embassy in Ndjamena was closed on Wednesday (August 23) and Qatari diplomats were given 10 days to leave Chad and the following day, Qatar announced the closure of the Chadian diplomatic mission in Doha giving 72 hours to Read more

Libya: GNA Requests International Community Intervention and HoR is against

Prime Minister-designate of the UN-Government of National Accord (GNA) and head of the Presidential Council, Fayez al-Sarraj called for an “urgent intervention” in an open letter addressed to the International Community including the UN, European Union and the Arab League. Read more

Egypt: EgyptAir flight disappears without any trace

On Thursday, an Airbus A320 of EgyptAir flying from Paris to Cairo, with 66 people onboard, including 10 crewmembers, disappeared from the radar while in Egyptian airspace. The circumstances surrounding its disappearance are yet unknown because it didn’t send out Read more

Boko Haram killed 3,500 civilians in 2015, AI

Boko Haram has killed 3,500 civilians in Nigeria and bordering countries this year even as a regional offensive has driven the Islamist militants from large tracts of territory, the London-based human rights group, Amnesty International said on Wednesday. According to Read more