Saudi Sports Company wins exclusive rights to broadcast Asian Football Confederation tournaments

Saudi Sports Company, Saudi Arabia’s media company signed a three-year contract with Asian Football Confederation to get the exclusive media rights for the confederation’s competitions between 2021 and 2024. The company will broadcast in the kingdom, all major AFC national Read more

Iran faces accusations of various MENA states at the UN

Iran has responded to claims made by eleven Middle Eastern and North African States, about Tehran’s interference in their domestic affairs in a bid to destabilize them, in a message delivered by its Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN Read more

Libya: Cairo Endorses Haftar’s Oil Crescent Takeover

The Egyptian foreign ministry Friday expressed Egypt’s support for Marshal Khalifa Haftar as it welcomed the Libyan army veteran’s takeover of the Libyan oil crescent, controlled by the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA). Haftar’s forces [Libyan National Army] had Read more

IFC: $ 839 Mln Injected In MENA Region in 2015

International Financial Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, approved last year $839 million loans to banks in North Africa & Middle East region to help them provide trade financing for their clients, boost cross border trade and Read more

King Mohammed VI Gives New Momentum To Morocco’s Investment Plan

King Mohammed VI has launched a new investment plan boosting the role of the private sector and setting up the necessary conditions to spur sustainable economic growth in the North African Kingdom. The new plan, which freshens up Morocco’s national Read more

GCC-Russia Cooperating against Regional Challenges

A meeting between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavorv and the President of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Adel Al-Jubeir, Saudi Arabia’s foreign affairs minister, focused on various topical regional issues, mainly in the Middle East and North Africa, and discussed Read more

MENA: Pope Slams West for Imposing Westernized Democracy Model

Pope Francis questioned what he called the West’s “cultural colonialism” in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) especially in war torn countries where it is trying to impose its vision of democracy whilst fighting against the terrorism of Islamist Read more

Egypt: Historic consensus reached over Ethiopian Dam, FM Ghandour

The foreign and irrigation ministers of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan who are meeting in Khartoum reached an agreement on several aspects of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) which will help to appease Cairo’s concerns over its effects. Sudan’s foreign Read more