Algiers plays down US opposition to former FM’s choice as UN Special Envoy to Libya

Algeria Tuesday said it was proud UN Chief Antonio Guterres proposed to appoint the country’s veteran diplomat and former Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra who later backtracked after U.S objected to his appointment, TSA reports. Mohand Oussaïd Belaid, spokesperson of President Read more

Sahara: UNSC Renews MINURSO mandate, Stresses Algeria’s Responsibility in the conflict

The Security Council has unanimously extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Sahara MINURSO by six months, while expressing its full support for the decision of the Secretary General and his Personal Envoy, Horst Köhler, to initiate Read more

Gloomy Prospects Laying Ahead for Palestine’s Relations with USA, Israel

A senior Palestinian official has confirmed that the Palestinian Authority has received the $221 million transfer authorized by former US president Barack Obama hours before he handed over power to Donald Trump. Husam Zomlot, strategic affairs advisor to President Mahmoud Read more

Sahara: Security Council Extends MINURSO Mandate, Reaffirms Preeminence of Autonomy Plan

The UN Security Council extended, on Friday, the mandate of MINURSO for one year until April 30, 2017, and reaffirmed the preeminence of the Morocco-proposed autonomy initiative in the Sahara, describing as “serious and credible” Morocco’s efforts to push forward Read more

Middle East: UNSC Rejects Israel’s Seizure of Golan Heights

Members of the UN Security Council Tuesday largely rejected Israel’s decision to seize forever the Golan Heights belonging to Syria, a move that the UNSC fears can sabotage Syrian peace talks. The 15 members of the UN Security Council, chaired Read more

Egypt, UAE discuss arming Tobruk government despite U.N sanctions  

Mekameleen, a Turkish satellite channel, released six audio recordings allegedly involving top-level Egyptian and United Arab Emirates (UAE) officials discussing the delivery of arms and ammunition to renegade General Khalifa Haftar, commander of the armed forces of the internationally recognized Read more