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Algeria

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 14:47:00 GMT
Banque Audi: MENA Weekly Monitor (19-Nov-16)
This is a PDF report.

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 10:00:09 GMT
Central Bank of UAE, Bank of Algeria sign MoU to boost co-operation in trade and finance
Central Bank of the UAE said it had signed a memorandum of understanding, MoU, with the Bank of Algeria for supporting and developing the financial and banking sector.

Algeria Headlines

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 14:31:57 GMT
Walter Wants to Flow ... Seeks Algerian Giants MC Alger's Deal
[Times of Zambia] RED-HOT Nkana striker Walter Bwalya has lifted the lid off his latest bit in the transfer sequel saying he wants to leave the Kitwe side for Algerian giants MC Alger.

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 07:32:02 GMT
Amavubi to Play Sudan, Algeria in CHAN Preps
[New Times] Friendly matches

Algerie Presse Service

Bahrain

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 11:30:06 GMT
Bahrain's Takaud partnership expands Kuwait's Ahli capital client offerings
Ahli Capital with access to TAKAUD’s Sharia-compliant Investment Strategies.

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 10:30:05 GMT
Bahrain's Eskan Bank REIT public offering opens today
The initial public offering (IPO) of the Eskan Bank Realty Income Trust (REIT) opens today for two weeks, and will close on Tues 6 Dec 2016.

Sun, 20 Nov 2016 13:00:02 GMT
McLaren automotive announces new retail partner for the Kingdom of Bahrain
McLaren Automotive appointed Kanoo Motors as the retail partner for Bahrain.

Sun, 20 Nov 2016 12:30:02 GMT
Bahrain launches two new visa plans to 114 countries
New single entry visa will enable up to two week stay, whilst the one-year multi-entry visa will allow for a stay period of up to 90 days.

Sun, 20 Nov 2016 09:04:58 GMT
UAE's ADCorp appoints Chief Executive Officer
ADCorp was established as Islamic Financial Institution with authorised capital of $100 million and its founding shareholders are ADFG and GFH.

Egypt

Sat, 28 May 2016 10:10:00 GMT
Egypt GDP growth for H1 2015-2016 4.5% from 5.5% last year
Total GDP for first half of fiscal year 2015/2016 was $158 billion in the first half of the year.

Fri, 27 May 2016 10:52:09 GMT
No new signal from EgyptAir jet since day of crash
No new radio signal has been received from an EgyptAir jet since the day it crashed in the Mediterranean last week.

Fri, 27 May 2016 07:24:24 GMT
Egypt to sign $100 mln Kuwait Fund deal for Sinai development
Egypt will sign its first deal with Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development by the end of this May to finance development projects in Sinai.

Fri, 27 May 2016 07:00:02 GMT
Italy's Bertazzoni to build cookers factory in Egypt
Factory will provide nearly 1,000 direct jobs, Egypt's trade minister said.

Fri, 27 May 2016 06:58:19 GMT
Egypt plans boosting exports to $40 bln in 5 yrs
The exporting sector represents a key reason for Egyptian economy's growth besides having direct and indirect benefits.

Egypt Headlines

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:36:02 GMT
To US VP Pence - Defend the Rights of Christians and All Egyptians
[HRW] United States Vice President Mike Pence, who canceled his visit to the Middle East in December amid a firestorm over US President Donald Trump's announcement about Jerusalem, is due to visit Egypt on January 20, as part of a trip that will also...

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:39:29 GMT
412,000 Recommendation Forms Issued So Far for Presidential Elections
[Egypt Online] The National Elections Authority announced on Tuesday 16/1/2018 that the public notary offices have so far issued 412,000 recommendation forms for citizens to officially support the presidential candidate they favor.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:38:07 GMT
Military Spokesman - Floating Ship Seized Duty-Unpaid Goods North of Salloum
[Egypt Online] Military Spokesman Tamer al-Refai said a floating ship with duty-unpaid goods was seized by naval units north of El Salloum near the Mediterranean Sea .

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:39:40 GMT
Pope Tawadros Meets OIC Chief in Cairo
[Egypt Online] Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark received on Tuesday 16 /1/2018 Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Yousef Ahmad al-Othaimeen at the St. Mark Cathedral in Abbasiya.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:39:35 GMT
Tayyeb Slams Israeli Ban On Aqsa Preacher to Attend Azhar Conf On Al Quds
[Egypt Online] Wednesday، 17 January 2018 - 11:16 AM

Egypt World News

Mon, 15 May 2017 15:23:00 +0000
Every Egyptian will receive medical insurance services via electronic card: Health Minister
For the sake of affording every Egyptian appropriate medical insurance, Health Minister Ahmed Emad El-Din announced on Sunday that a new draft law on medical insurance is currently under the State Council's revision.He further noted, during a con...

Mon, 15 May 2017 14:36:00 +0000
Finance Minister's adviser, 3 others referred to court on bribery charges
Top prosecutor Nabil Sadek referred Tarek Abdel Wahab, adviser to the Finance Minister for real estate tax affairs, Mahmoud Fakhr Baraka; chairman of Star Light for Real Estate Development and Tourism; Amal Abdel Wahab Hassan, inspector of the Centra...

Mon, 15 May 2017 14:03:00 +0000
Egypt issues burial permit to hand over the body of Polish tourist to embassy
Egypt’s Al-Qasir Red Sea prosecution said that the body of the 27-year-old Polish tourist Magdalena Zuk, who died earlier this month in a Red Sea hospital will be handed over to a representative from the Polish Embassy in Cairo to be burie...

Mon, 15 May 2017 13:49:00 +0000
Fire breaks out on EgyptAir plane while still at Cairo Airport
A fire recently broke out in one of the engines of an EgyptAir airplane heading to Beijing, while it was still at Cairo International Airport on Monday.The plane was replaced and the flight was resumed after a delay of three hours.Egyptian news repor...

Mon, 15 May 2017 13:48:00 +0000
Tom Cruise retweets Egypt's new necropolis discovery
Hollywood star Tom Cruise retweeted news about Egypt’s recent discovery of a burial site with at least 17 mummies and antiquities to promote his new movie "The Mummy".Cruise jokingly warned Egyptians about the danger of opening sarcop...

Egyptian News

Mon, 15 May 2017 09:06:00 +0000
Pope prays for minorities like Yazidis suffering in Mideast
Pope Francis has appealed for penitence and prayers for the end of conflicts and wars he says are disfiguring “the face of humanity.”Francis, addressing tourists and Romans Sunday in St. Peter’s Square, recalled those suffering in t...

Mon, 15 May 2017 09:01:00 +0000
Erdogan visits Trump, amid much friction between US, Turkey
The United States is on a collision course with its NATO ally Turkey, pushing ahead with arming Syrian Kurds after deciding the immediate objective of defeating Islamic State militants outweighs the potential damage to a partnership vital to US inter...

Sun, 14 May 2017 08:44:00 +0000
China's Xi calls for greater counter-terrorism cooperation with Turkey
Chinese President Xi Jinping has told his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan that the two should deepen counter-terrorism cooperation, amid Chinese concern about ethnic Uighurs from its Xinjiang region fighting with militants in the Middle East.Uighu...

Sun, 14 May 2017 08:19:00 +0000
Italy rescues 484 migrants in Mediterranean, finds seven bodies
Rescuers saved 484 migrants from boats in the Mediterranean on Saturday and found the bodies of seven men who had died in the attempt to get to Europe, Italy's coast guard said.More than 45,000 people have reached Italy by boat from North Africa ...

Sat, 13 May 2017 10:47:00 +0000
Global cyber attack hits hospitals and companies, threat seen fading for now
SINGAPORE/LONDON A global cyber attack leveraging hacking tools believed to have been developed by the U.S. National Security Agency has infected tens of thousands of computers in nearly 100 countries, disrupting Britain's health system and globa...

Egyptian Streets

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:19:35 +0000
No Protests? No Problem: How Independent Music Revolts
Throughout Egypt’s critical moments, artists have always been primed to step in and create an alternative reality for the people. Subsequent to the Egyptian revolution in 2011, the music scene in Egypt has remarkably changed. Independent music...

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:40:41 +0000
Egypt From Above Like You’ve Never Seen Before
One way of enjoying Egypt’s heritage and ancient history is to visit tourist attractions, national museums and local cities. But there is always another way of looking at things, that’s why Egyptian Streets brings you a set of photos rev...

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:46:49 +0000
Music Against Cancer: Zamfir to Hold Concert in Cairo for Cancer Patients
Renowned Romanian pan-flutist Gheorghe Zamfir is due to hold a charity concert in Cairo on Friday in support of cancer patients, according to the organisers of the concert. “Music against Cancer” is the title of the concert which is due to be att...

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:30:54 +0000
Review: Egypt’s Railway from a Passenger’s Perspective
Egypt’s Transport Minister Hisham Arafat has announced that prices on railway tickets will increase with 20 to 25 percent on a number of lines, while prices on tickets of suburban railway lines are expected to see even larger price hikes in the com...

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 17:06:08 +0000
An Open Letter to Egypt’s New Minister of Tourism Dr Rania Al-Mashat
Dear Minister of Tourism Dr Rania Al-Mashat Congratulations on being appointed Egypt’s new Minister of Tourism. The appointment of a fresh face with an inspiring and successful background into one of Egypt’s most important ministries has ...

Haaretz Israel News

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:35:07 +0200
Over 1,800 Pakistani Muslim clerics issue fatwa forbidding suicide bombings
Pakistan has for years been plagued by violence by Islamist militants who often use suicide bombers and preach that their struggle is a holy war to impose Islamic rule

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:12:16 +0200
Abbas exits with one final, outrageous performance. Now, America must contain the damage
After a shameful speech full of bizarre canards about Israel's illegitimacy, the U.S. now knows Abbas can't, and won't, reach a Mideast peace deal. But we must also understand the same is true about Israel's current government

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:03:41 +0200
Jordan unveils major IMF-guided tax hikes in bid to reduce public debt
The taxes are said to be crucial to gradually lower public debt in economy hit by growing regional conflict

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:57:29 +0200
Enjoying the high life, up on the roof in Tel Aviv
Rooftops have been transformed into retreats with thriving outdoor gardens, restaurants, yoga, art and music studios, spaces for krav maga martial arts classes and even guest houses

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:43:18 +0200
96-year-old former Auschwitz guard files plea for clemency
Oskar Groening, known as the 'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz,' was sentenced to four years in prison in 2015 for being an accessory to murder at the Nazi death camp, but has not yet started his sentence due to a dispute about his health

Iran

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 05:33:14 GMT
Pakistan to purchase power from Iran
Pakistan is seeking cooperation with Iran in oil and electricity sectors

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 11:30:07 GMT
Protection of environment, strategy for petrochemical industry
Assaluyeh is the beating heart of Iran's economy with largest oil and petrochemical sites.

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 11:30:07 GMT
Resistance economy helps develop mines, mineral industries
Proper processing of natural resources paves the ground for creating more job opportunities

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 11:30:07 GMT
Iran calls to enhance banking cooperation with Russia
Facilitating banking and customs relations will boost bilateral ties between the two countries

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 05:30:03 GMT
Iran, Afghanistan sign $2-million contract
Afghan merchants agreed with Iranians to import part of their production line for mutual benefit

Iraq

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 14:47:00 GMT
Banque Audi: MENA Weekly Monitor (19-Nov-16)
This is a PDF report.

Israel Debka

Jerusalem Online

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:30:00 +0200
Havat Gilat drive-by terrorists captured in overnight raid
A joint operation by the IDF, the Shin Bet, the Israel Police and other forces early Thursday morning led to the capture of the terrorists who murdered Rabbi Raziel Shevach in last weeks drive-by shooting in Havat Gilad. Two IDF soldiers were injured...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:00:00 +0200
Trump: US embassy move 'not within a year'
Responding to a comment by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the US embassy move to Jerusalem will take up to a year, US President Donald Trump said that is not a realistic assessment.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:50:00 +0200
Dead terrorist identified as Ahmad Jarrar
22-year-old Ahmad Jarrar, the commander of the terror unit that carried out the murder of Rabbi Raziel Shevach in Havat Gilad last week, was killed during Thursday nights raid in Jenin. His father, Nasr, was a senior Hamas member who had planned mult...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:25:00 +0200
6-year-old boy dies in collision with bus
Police are still investigating a deadly crash in Beit Shemesh that resulted in the death of a six-year-old boy who was trapped under a bus. The boys father was injured as well.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:00:00 +0200
17.01.18 Night brief from Israel
Watch a brief 5-minute newscast by ILTV summarizing the main news events.

Jerusalem Post Headlines

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:49:24 GMT
Syrian gov't: U.S. military presence in Syria is act of aggression

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:39:58 GMT
Turkey says US denial of Syrian border force plan 'important'

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:34:27 GMT
Russia rejects Trump allegation it violating UN sanctions on N.Korea

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:44:00 GMT
Netanyahu: We will bring to justice anyone who harms Israelis

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:53:44 GMT
Bus catches fire in Kazakhstan, killing 52

Jerusalem Post Israel News

Jordan

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:48:00 GMT
Banque Audi: MENA Weekly Monitor (26-Nov-16)
This is a PDF report.

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:33:00 GMT
Deloitte: Middle East Point of View (Fall 2016)

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:30:00 GMT
Deloitte: Alternative Thinking (2016)

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:28:00 GMT
Deloitte: Value Added Tax in the GCC (2016)

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:26:00 GMT
Deloitte: Global Powers of Luxury Goods (2016)

Jordan Al Bawaba

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 10:00:00 +0000
‘The Stability of the Middle East is at Stake’: Q&A with UNRWA’s Spokesperson on Trump’s Funding Cuts
 by Salim Essaid  In an abrupt but not surprising move, the United States cut funding for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) to $60 million, when they were expecting around $350 million. ...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:20:27 +0000
US Approves $500 Million Missile Sale to Saudi Arabia Amid Yemen War
  The U.S. approved a $500 million sale of missile services to Saudi The Congress has 30 days to review it, but is not required to take action The U.S. is under pressure to suspend its arms sales to Saudi Saudi is leading a coalition against re...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:52:11 +0000
Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Allegedly Responsible for Death of Settler
  Israeli army forces broke into the city of Jenin They shot dead a 22-year-old Palestinian man They also destroyed his house and partially demolished two others The victim is reportedly responsible for the death of an Israeli settler   ...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:02:10 +0000
Uphold Prejudices When Addressing Iran Nuclear Deal: UN
  The U.N. Secretary-General stressed that the Iran nuclear deal must be preserved His spokesman said the plan must be "should be addressed without prejudice" This came after Trump recently attempted to change the deal On Friday, Trump extended...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 05:57:50 +0000
Trump Denies Netanyahu Claim That Embassy Will Move In a Year
US President Donald Trump denies a claim by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the U.S. embassy would be moved to Jerusalem al-Quds within a year. According to an exclusive report Wednesday, Trump made the comments in an interview with Re...

Kuwait

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 11:00:06 GMT
Kuwaiti Court upholds disqualification of 3 poll hopefuls
Court of Appeals upheld the disqualification of Mohammed Al-Juweihel, Hani Hussein and Mahmoud Shaker from the National Assembly election.

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 09:49:47 GMT
Kuwait's 8-hour ban on land borders travelers return overruled
Instructions were made yesterday to halt a previous decision banning departing passengers through land borders from returning to Kuwait within eight hours of departure.

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:20:00 GMT
Banque Audi: MENA Weekly Monitor (12-Nov-16)
This is a PDF report.

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 05:05:54 GMT
Kuwait to offer railway project for bidding next year
Project comprises of network linking Kuwait City to airport and marine ports as well as link Kuwait with other GCC states

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 10:10:05 GMT
46 Kuwaiti domestic labor offices have their licenses revoked
Offices failed to rectify their status as per Article 50 of Domestic Workers Law Number 68/2015.

Kuwait Times

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 20:08:54 +0000
Amir, Trump discuss ties, key issues, regional developments
Kuwait Times KUWAIT: HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received a call yesterday from US President Donald Trump. In the phone conversation, they discussed distinguished relations between both friendly countries, issues of mutual int...

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 20:08:26 +0000
Qatar sheikh ‘detained’ in UAE flies to Kuwait
Kuwait Times KUWAIT:  A controversial member of Qatar’s royal family who accused the United Arab Emirates of detaining him has flown to Kuwait, his family said Tuesday. Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al-Thani, who emerged as a key figure in the dispu...

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:46:03 +0000
Demand enables market to absorb rising oil output
Kuwait Times KUWAIT: The global oil market can absorb increased production resulting from the expected upturn of shale oil exports in the near future, Kuwait’s Oil Minister Bakheet Al-Rashidi said in a press conference with OPEC Secretary Gener...

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:45:09 +0000
ZAIN: Contributing to social and economic development leads to the enhancement of society’s prosperity
Kuwait Times Zain takes the capabilities of business pioneers towards new horizons of innovation in the year 2017  KUWAIT: Zain, the largest telecommunications company in Kuwait, supporting the social and economic sustainability fields in the coun...

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:40:29 +0000
Indian expats dismayed over new color code for passports
Kuwait Times KUWAIT: A decision by the Indian government to issue passports in two colors – blue and orange – and leave the address page of the document blank has created a lot of consternation among Indian expats in Kuwait. According to ...

Lebanon

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 05:25:42 GMT
Strong EU-Lebanon partnership on horizon
Renewed framework for political engagement and enhanced cooperation adopted

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 05:23:02 GMT
Bank assets growth in Lebanon jumps 117%
Banking activity saw $12.1 bln growth in assets over first nine months of 2016

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 04:39:27 GMT
Developers in Lebanon await positive impact of end to deadlock
The demand in Lebanon's real estate sector needs time to pick up, says developers and brokers

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 08:48:00 GMT
Banque Audi: The Lebanon Weekly Monitor (13-Nov-16)
This is a PDF report.

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 08:24:00 GMT
Banque Audi: Lebanon Economic Report (Q3-16)
This is a PDF report.

Libya

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:28:35 GMT
Rwanda Prepared to Host African Migrants - Kagame
[New Times] President Paul Kagame has said that Rwanda's decision to support African immigrants who were being sold off as slaves in Libya is informed by the country's history and experience.

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:26:38 GMT
20 Killed, 69 Injured in Libya's Airport Attack
[ANGOP] Tripoli -A medical source confirmed on Monday that an earlier attack at the international airport in the Libyan capital of Tripoli have killed 20 and injured 69, including civilians.

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 04:34:11 GMT
Two-Goal Hero Taher Powers Libya to Victory
[CAF] A first half brace from Saleh Taher ensured Libya handed a baptism of fire to debutants Equatorial Guinea, beating them 3-0 in their Group C opener on Monday in Tangiers.

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 04:00:05 GMT
A Dozen Shades of Khaki - Counter-Insurgency Operations in the Sahel
[IRIN] Dakar -The region has never been so militarised. Here's an overview of the international players in uniform.

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 06:52:40 GMT
Another 132 Nigerians Return From Libya
[Guardian] The International Organisation for Migration and the European Union on Monday evacuated 132 more Nigerians from Libya. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the new batch of returnees arrived at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhamm...

Morocco

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:37:10 GMT
Sudan Reach CHAN Quarters, Join Hosts Morocco
[CAF] Striker Walaal Musa was the hero for Sudan as his goal on the half hour mark booked their place in the quarters thanks to a 1-0 win over a spirited Mauritania side.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 04:19:03 GMT
Morocco's El Kaabi Scores Three Times Against Guinea at CHAN
[CAF] Ayoub El Kaabi continued his fine form in front of goal scoring three times as Morocco moved within touching distance of a place at the quarter finals thanks to a 3-1 win over Guinea in Casablanca.

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 07:51:10 GMT
Transition to Clean Energy, Strategic Choice for Morocco - Minister
[MAP] Abu Dhabi -Transition to clean energy and the strengthening of ecological activities, notably in the sectors of transport and economy, constitute a strategic choice for Morocco, said, Sunday in Abu Dhabi, minister of Energy, Mining and Sustaina...

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:41:46 GMT
Two Women Die in Stampede At Bab Sebta Crossing Point
[MAP] Rabat -Two women died Monday morning in a stampede at the border crossing point of Bab Sebta (north of Morocco), local authorities said.

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 07:50:02 GMT
Customs Duties On Certain Turkish Textile Products Constitute Preventive, Preferential & Temporary Measure (Official)
[MAP] Rabat -Secretary of State for Foreign Trade, Rkia Derham, said, Monday in Rabat, that customs duties imposed on certain textile/clothing products from Turkey constitute a preventive, preferential and temporary measure taken because of the incre...

Morocco World News

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:50:29 +0000
US to Cut $65 Million from UN Aid to Palestinians
Rabat – Trump’s administration is cutting more than half of the financial aid that the United States normally provides to the United Nations agency helping Palestinian refugees. Heather Nauert, spokeswoman for the US State Department said on ...

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:34:18 +0000
Morocco’s Istiqlal Party Proposes Law to Curb Racial Discrimination
Rabat – The Independence Party of Morocco proposed on Tuesday a new law to criminalize acts of racism and racial discrimination against foreigners. The Independence  Party’s proposal was presented during a meeting in the House of Council...

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 20:12:55 +0000
Comedian Dieudonné Wrote Letter to Paris Terror Attack Suspect Salah Abdeslam
Rabat – The French newspaper Le Parisien reported on January 15 that the controversial French comedian Dieudonné M’bala M’bala, better known by his stage name Dieudonné, sent a letter to Salah Abdeslam, the only surviving member of the No...

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:30:18 +0000
CHAN: Morocco Beats Guinea Thanks to Kaabi’s Hat-trick
Rabat – The Atlas Lions are shining in the African Nations Championship. Morocco’s Ayoub El Kaabi scored a hat-trick that enabled his team to strengthen its lead of Group A. The Moroccan football team of local players beat their Guinean peer ...

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:22:37 +0000
South Africa: ANC New Leader Vows to Uphold Ties With Self-proclaimed SADR
By François Koundouno Rabat – Last Saturday, as the African National Congress (ANC), South Africa’s incumbent party, celebrated its 106th anniversary, Cyril Ramophosa, the party’s newly elected leader, said in his speech that the ANC woul...

North Africa

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:37:10 GMT
Sudan/Morocco:Sudan Reach CHAN Quarters, Join Hosts Morocco
[CAF] Striker Walaal Musa was the hero for Sudan as his goal on the half hour mark booked their place in the quarters thanks to a 1-0 win over a spirited Mauritania side.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 04:19:03 GMT
Morocco/Guinea:Morocco's El Kaabi Scores Three Times Against Guinea at CHAN
[CAF] Ayoub El Kaabi continued his fine form in front of goal scoring three times as Morocco moved within touching distance of a place at the quarter finals thanks to a 3-1 win over Guinea in Casablanca.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:36:02 GMT
Egypt:To US VP Pence - Defend the Rights of Christians and All Egyptians
[HRW] United States Vice President Mike Pence, who canceled his visit to the Middle East in December amid a firestorm over US President Donald Trump's announcement about Jerusalem, is due to visit Egypt on January 20, as part of a trip that will also...

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:39:29 GMT
Egypt:412,000 Recommendation Forms Issued So Far for Presidential Elections
[Egypt Online] The National Elections Authority announced on Tuesday 16/1/2018 that the public notary offices have so far issued 412,000 recommendation forms for citizens to officially support the presidential candidate they favor.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:38:07 GMT
Egypt:Military Spokesman - Floating Ship Seized Duty-Unpaid Goods North of Salloum
[Egypt Online] Military Spokesman Tamer al-Refai said a floating ship with duty-unpaid goods was seized by naval units north of El Salloum near the Mediterranean Sea .

North Cyprus Daily

Oman

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 06:31:52 GMT
Oman's economic outlook brightens going into 2017
Country's pledge to cut production by around 45,000 barrels per day will result in a net increase in revenue to the economy

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 06:30:02 GMT
Call for awareness campaign on child rights in Oman
Oman’s chief of public prosecution has called for a national campaign to educate residents about children’s rights.

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 11:30:07 GMT
Oman's Al Mazaya signs contract for construction, execution, delivery and maintenance of Mazaya Residence in Oman
Al Mazaya Holding Company awarded contract to Al Hajiry Trading for construction, execution, delivery and maintenance of its Mazaya Residence.

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 10:49:15 GMT
INTERVIEW: Oman broadens tourism appeal to attract global investment
Oman is building campgrounds for recreational vehicles, waterfront attractions and conference facilities to attract more visitors.

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 08:03:00 GMT
Banque Audi: MENA Weekly Monitor (03-Dec-16)
This is a PDF report.

Oman Daily

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 04:42:15 +0000
Muscat Festival begins today under theme ‘Let’s Celebrate Together’
This year marks two decades of the festival

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:57:40 +0000
M98 premium fuel launched
This high-octane rating fuel will allow motorists to drive longer distances, with cleaner burning fuel and help them maintain their cars.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:56:02 +0000
His Majesty the Sultan receives cable of thanks from Japanese Emperor
Emperor Akihito thanked His Majesty the Sultan, wishing him good health and happiness and the Omani people further progress and prosperity.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:57:29 +0000
Tie-ups with elite varsities bring foreign students to sultanate: OAAA
The move is encouraging a growing number of foreign students to study in the country, said Oman Academic Accreditation Authority (OAAA).

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:55:38 +0000
Money from number auctions will go to charity, says TRA
All the money generated from public auction of mobile numbers will go to charity, the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has announced.

Oman Region

Sun, 09 Apr 2017 05:42:06 +0000
Assad allies vow to keep battling 'terrorism' in Syria
Russia and Iran are Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's closest allies, and label all opponents of his regime as "terrorists".

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 06:55:22 +0000
Regime strikes kill 28 civilians near Damascus: monitor
Air strikes by Syrian warplanes on a rebel-held region near Damascus killed at least 28 civilians on Monday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said.

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 06:51:16 +0000
Syrian people do not want Assad in power: US envoy to UN
The future of Assad has been the key stumbling block in negotiations aimed at ending the six-year war in Syria.

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 04:46:25 +0000
Clashes in Syria capital after surprise rebel assault
The attack comes just days before a fresh round of UN-brokered peace talks in Geneva aiming at ending Syria's six-year war.

Mon, 02 Jan 2017 05:01:45 +0000
Egypt arrests senior judge amid corruption probe
Egyptian authorities on Sunday arrested a senior judge as they press a rare investigation into corruption at a top court, judicial sources said.

Qatar

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 05:18:57 GMT
Qatar to invest $13bn on major projects in 2017
Country forecast to reach an annual growth rate of 3.4% next year

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 04:13:30 GMT
Qatar's growth likely to touch 3.4% in 2017
Costs remain stable and impact on overall inflation remain 'minimum' despite 30% to 35% hike in petrol prices

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 04:09:00 GMT
Qatar well on track for its PPP legislative framework: Official
Various stakeholders are finalising a legislative framework for PPP models in Qatar

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 03:54:30 GMT
Malaysia eyes Qatar investment for tourism growth
Langkawi island has around 500 hotels and its own international airport

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 03:44:50 GMT
Qatargas achieves 36% drop in injuries
Company recorded zero late and off-specification deliveries

Qatar Doha News

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 08:11:09 +0000
Response Receive From Government Communication Office For Our Request To Unblock Doha News
Dear Readers, Doha News website still continues to be inaccessible to online users in Qatar and we regret for the same as it is an inconvenience for you and a great worry for us. Though the good news is that, we have finally received a response from ...

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 07:52:09 +0000
MEE In Association With WCM-Q to Launch ‘Healthy Eating’ Drive
In last few years the country has witnesses increase in modernisation and economic development. This further led to change in eating habits with increased unhealthy and unhygienic eating is considered as “epidemiological transition”. In t...

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 11:06:03 +0000
Katara Winter Festival Is All Set to Lure Its Visitors
The fifth edition of Katara Winter Festival is all set to offer wide array of fulfilled cultural and entertainment events. Cultural Village Foundation, the organisers have ensured amazing activities and events for the visitors for last four years and...

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 10:53:22 +0000
HBKU To Host Enlightening Workshop On Sports Translation And Subtitling
Professionals of interpretation industry have an opportunity to enhance their skill- set with advanced insightful workshop organised by Translation and Interpretation Institute (TII), a part of College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Hamad Bin K...

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 10:37:40 +0000
Shop Qatar to Unfold its Second Week of Exciting Events.
The first week of Shop Qatar 2018 has increased the expectations of the visitors of second week and the list of events suggests that they will not be disappointed. The organisers have jam packed the second week of Shop Qatar, themed on Bollywood with...

Sahara Reporters

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:36:14 +0000
Judge Orders Service On Innocent Chukwuma Chairman Of Innoson Motors In Open Court
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Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:11:10 +0000
Niger Delta Avengers To Resume Massive Attack Oil Facilities, Demand Restructuring
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Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:56:33 +0000
A Canadian And A US Citizen Kidnapped In Nigeria
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Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:24:30 +0000
Customs Officials Kill 1, Injured 2 In Lagos
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Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:51:46 +0000
EFCC Arraigns Justice Yunusa, Rickey-Tarfa’s Staff For Alleged Gratification
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Sahara Reporters Latest News

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:36:14 +0000
Judge Orders Service On Innocent Chukwuma Chairman Of Innoson Motors In Open Court
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Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:02:43 +0000
Climate Change: Farmers-Herdsmen Conflict To Worsen By 2032
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Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:45:54 +0000
No Apologies Needed! By Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò
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Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:36:21 +0000
Benue Taraba Killngs: States Move To Avert Herdsmen Killings
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Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:25:57 +0000
How DSS Tracked Kingpin Don Waney- Sources
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Saudi Arabia

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 07:11:35 GMT
Saudi GACA to provide new opportunities for national carriers
New agreements will help keep pace with growth of the air transport industry: official

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 06:20:23 GMT
Private sector investments in Saudi to gather pace in 2017
Private sector to play a major role in achieving the government objectives set out under the National Transformation Plan (NTP) and Vision 2030

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 06:14:49 GMT
Two Saudi citizens jailed for terrorism
The court also ordered that the defendant's Twitter account be closed, based on article 13 of the above regulations.

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 06:00:05 GMT
Animal abuse could lead to a fine of up to SR400,000
Regulation subjects offenders and animal abusers to clearly defined penalties

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 06:20:07 GMT
Gold smuggling attempt foiled in Saudi Arabia
An attempt to smuggle more than 3.5 kilogrammes of gold through a Saudi airport has been foiled.

Saudia Arabia Majalla

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:47:48 +0000
Juncker Says Would Like Britain to Rejoin EU After Brexit
EU chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker renewed an offer to Britain on Wednesday to stay in the European Union and said … The post Juncker Says Would Like Britain to Rejoin EU After Brexit appeared first on Majalla Magazine.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:28:51 +0000
Conflict Among World Powers a Growing Concern, Experts Say
AP- A survey by the World Economic Forum finds that more than nine in 10 experts are worried about worsening … The post Conflict Among World Powers a Growing Concern, Experts Say appeared first on Majalla Magazine.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:15:45 +0000
Optimism in Iraq Fuels Revived Interest in Classic Cars
AP — When Iraqi forces drove ISIS militants out of eastern Mosul a year ago, Nashwan Shakir Mahmoud raced back … The post Optimism in Iraq Fuels Revived Interest in Classic Cars appeared first on Majalla Magazine.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:56:34 +0000
Guterres: From conflicts to climate change to mass migration, women’s empowerment will make the difference.
From conflicts to climate change to mass migration, women's empowerment will make the difference. https://t.co/ZOcRElALNs pic.twitter.com/9LrGSZ5ibR — António Guterres (@antonioguterres) … The post Guterres: From conflicts to climat...

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:43:54 +0000
Man Wanted for “Terrorist Crimes” Killed in Eastern Saudi Arabia
Reuters: Saudi security forces shot and killed a man suspected of involvement in “terrorist crimes” in an exchange of fire … The post Man Wanted for “Terrorist Crimes” Killed in Eastern Saudi Arabia appeared first on Majalla Ma...

Syria

Sat, 29 Oct 2016 18:00:05 GMT
Syrian rebels say they have control of western suburb of Aleppo |
On day two of a Syrian rebel offensive in western Aleppo where the government has control the insurgents say they've taken a suburb in the southwest corner of the city. Mana Rabiee reports. |

Times of Israel

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:57:34 +0000
6-year-old boy dies after being hit by bus in Beit Shemesh
Child was apparently crossing street with his father, who was lightly injured in collision

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:33:54 +0000
Terrorist in rabbi’s killing was a Hamas member, group says
Ahmad Jarrar, killed overnight by Israeli forces, was the son of a senior Hamas commander; 'If he was martyred, good for him,' says his mother

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:33:16 +0000
Netanyahu: Israel looking for ‘direct, simple’ flight route to India
PM's comments follow report that Riyadh mulling permission for Air India to use airspace en route to Tel Aviv; move would cut 2 hours off journey

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:12:50 +0000
Starboard seeks to replace all of Mellanox directors in bid for control
US activist investor says in letter to shareholders that current board is unable to create value; lists candidates who 'provide the expertise needed'

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:06:04 +0000
Pence visit exposes dilemma facing Egypt, Jordan over Jerusalem recognition
Cairo and Amman, both recipients of generous US aid, will be forced to strike careful balance in addressing Palestinian criticism

Tunisia

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:23:03 GMT
Rulers Fail to Live Up to Arab Spring Promise
[RFI] Nearly one thousand people have been arrested in Tunisia in the biggest wave of social unrest since the revolution. Anger at new austerity measures has brought hundreds of Tunisians back onto the streets with the same demands they did back in 2...

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 08:42:28 GMT
Fresh Protests in Tunisia On Anniversary of Arab Spring Uprising
[Deutsche Welle] The anti-austerity rallies are the latest to hit Tunisia since the beginning of January. Sunday marks seven years since the North African country's peaceful transition to democracy.

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 10:02:19 GMT
Tunisia Plans Social Reforms After Wave of Anti-Austerity Protests
[Deutsche Welle] Tunisia's government has announced a new package of social reforms worth nearly $70 million. The North African country has been rocked by protests ahead of the seventh anniversary of the Arab Spring uprising.

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 14:18:11 GMT
Police Harass Journalists Covering Tunisia Protests
[RSF] Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns police harassment of journalists covering a ten-day-old wave of anti-austerity protests in Tunisia. The pressure has included the brief detention and interrogation of one reporter and the confiscation of...

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 14:17:41 GMT
Judokas' Tunisia Trip Floored
[Times of Zambia] Zambia has pulled out of the 2018 Africa judo championships set to Tunisia in April due to financial constraints.

Western Sahara

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:45:17 GMT
Postponement of the Students Detainees Trial of 'El Luali Comrades'
[SPS] Marrakesh -The Marrakesh Court of Justice has decided to postpone the trial of the Saharawi political prisoners ,well known El Luali comrades ,to the February 13, justifying that by the absence of four detainees.

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:28:19 GMT
Saharawi Delegate in Murcia Region Is Received By Murcia Authorities - Press
[SPS] Murcia -.The Minister of Presidency and Development, Pedro Rivera, accompanied by the Director General of the European Union, External Action and Cooperation, Manuel Pleguezuelo, today received the Saharawi delegate in the Region of Murcia, Fat...

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:28:08 GMT
ANC Reaffirms Its Support to Saharawi People Inalienable Right to Self-Determination and Independence
[SPS] Pretoria -The African National Congress (ANC) has reaffirmed its support for the inalienable right of the people of Western Sahara to self-determination and independence.

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 12:14:08 GMT
Ramaphosa Outlines Plans for Radical Change - With Assurances
[allAfrica] Cape Town -The African National Congress's new leader, Cyril Ramaphosa, sketched out a path for the party's future on Saturday which carefully balanced demands for radical change to address South Africa's deeply-rooted inequalities with a...

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 05:00:06 GMT
Can Ramaphosa Revitalise South Africa's Foreign Policy?
[ISS] Many South Africans are hoping that Cyril Ramaphosa will inject badly needed energy, integrity and economic savvy into the country's lacklustre and sometimes corrupt and ideologically clouded policies - domestic and foreign.

Yemen

Sun, 30 Oct 2016 03:51:56 GMT
Global outrage over Houthi missile attack near Makkah
A ballistic missile launched by the Houthi militias was targeting the holy city of Makkah

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:02:28 GMT
UAE inaugurates power station in Yemen
The first phase of Ju'ar power station in Abyan Governorate, Yemen, has been inaugurated by the UAE.

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