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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

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 13:44:23 GMT
President Bouteflika Emphasizes Role of Press in Revealing Shortcomings, Drifts
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika emphasized Sunday, in Algiers, the role of the press in revealing shortcomings and drifts, considering that "it is a valued contribution to the recovery of the situation...

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 12:32:44 GMT
Algeria Reaffirms Western Sahara 'Is a Decolonization Issue Between Polisario Front, Morocco'
[Algerie Presse Service] The Western Sahara conflict is a decolonization issue between the Polisario Front and Morocco, affirmed Tuesday in New York Algeria's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Sabri Boukadoum.

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 12:48:41 GMT
Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers Undertakes Working Visit to the Saharawi Refugee Camps in Tindouf, South West Algeria, 12 to 15 Oct
[Govt of SA] Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers will undertakes Working Visit to Saharawi Refugee Camps in Tindouf, South West Algeria, from 12-15 Oct 2018.

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:34:14 GMT
10th Meeting of JMMC - Producing Countries Continue to Seek 'Balanced' Oil Market
[Algerie Presse Service] The Joint OPEC-non-OPEC Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC) convened in Algiers, for its tenth meeting, said that the despite the growing uncertainties surrounding market fundamentals, the 25 producing countries continue ...

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

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 11:46:27 GMT
Setting Records From Cape to Cairo
[East African] Maskarm Haile was born in Ethiopia in 1974 during one of the most devastating famines in the country's history.

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 10:23:33 GMT
Can the UN Address Root Causes of Conflict? Arab Spring Case Study
[The Conversation Africa] From 2010 to 2012, Arab states in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region experienced dramatic upheavals in what came to be known as the Arab Spring. These popular uprisings were triggered by an economic downturn and ...

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 12:21:19 GMT
MP - 'Sudan Bleeding Gold to Egypt, Eritrea'
[Radio Dabanga] Omdurman -A large proportion of the gold produced by traditional mining methods in Sudan is reportedly being smuggled to neighbouring countries such as Egypt or Eritrea because of poor process offered by the Central Bank of Sudan (CBo...

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 11:10:28 GMT
Dream Over for Eswatini As Tunisia, Egypt Go Through
[CAF] Tunisia and Egypt have wrapped up Group J slots for next year's final tournament after victories in Day Four matches on Tuesday.

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 12:58:07 GMT
Civilians Hastily Executed Without Due Process Protections by Egyptian Military Courts
[Committee for Justice] Joint Statement

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

Haaretz Israel News

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 23:04:49
Amateur hour with BDS: The real scandal in Al Jazeera’s Israel lobby investigation
Though interesting, ‘The Lobby’ fails to ask the only important question: Why is the State of Israel, with its fabled intelligence services, begging a bunch of amateurs for intel?

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 21:57:49
Israeli Foreign Ministry official: If Trump delays peace plan, France will offer alternative
Foreign Ministry political director told closed meeting that France is waiting until after U.S. midterms to present their Israeli-Palestinian peace plan: 'The elections in November are critical for Israel'

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 21:42:14
Turo, the Airbnb of car-sharing, gets rolling in Israel
The San Francisco-based company is now active in Israel, going up against Israeli, American and Chinese shared-economy rivals in cars, motorized scooters and bikes

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 21:29:51
#MeToo vs. the capital markets regulator
Moshe Bareket replaced his predecessor’s female driver with a man. What message is he trying to convey to his office?

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 21:07:18
Spain's parliament votes against blocking arms sales to Saudi Arabia despite Khashoggi furor
Spanish arms sales to Saudi Arabia were already in the spotlight last month when the Spanish government announced it would halt the sale of 400 laser-guided bombs to Riyadh only to reverse its decision a few days later

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

Mon, 20 Aug 2018 13:35:00 +0300
Police Shut Down Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound After Attempted Stabbing
The site is in the Old City of Jerusalem, in the eastern part of the city occupied by Israel since 1967, was unilaterally annexed in 1980 without recognition by the international community, and which the Palestinians claim as the capital of their sta...

Mon, 20 Aug 2018 13:25:00 +0300
Neo Nazis Commemorate the Death of Rudolf Hess in Germany
The extreme right has been strengthened in recent years after the arrival of more than one million immigrants, mostly Muslims, from 2015.

Mon, 20 Aug 2018 13:20:00 +0300
Abbas's Frustration Boils Over with Egypt and Hamas
Insists that the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) should play a central role in accepting the ceasefire agreement

Mon, 20 Aug 2018 13:19:00 +0300
July 19th Will Be Marked as "Israeli Apartheid Day"

Mon, 20 Aug 2018 13:17:00 +0300
Attack on United States Embassy in Turkey
President Erdogan said the United States stabbed Turkey in the back by waging an economic war.

Jerusalem Post Headlines

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 20:53:25 GMT
Trump says Saudis staged 'worst cover up ever' on Khashoggi

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 19:29:53 GMT
Iran says Saudis targets IRGC to distract the world from Khashoggi

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 18:50:02 GMT
Gun attack attempted near Hebron

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 18:10:05 GMT
Report: 17-year-old Palestinian dies from wounds in clashes on Gaza border

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 17:17:11 GMT
If Trump delays, Macron to present peace plan, says Exterior Ministry rep.

Jerusalem Post Israel News

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 20:20:41 GMT
Israel rescinds ban on Qatari fuel for Gaza amid continued border violence
Liberman had initially said that the Qatari fuel would be restored only if the violence was halted.

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 19:55:24 GMT
Accessible culture for people with disabilities propels Equinote mission
Equinote is going to work with educational, cultural and accessible bodies to produce accessible performances, master classes, workshops and activities for people living with disabilities.

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 19:42:10 GMT
Living in the present with Ian Anderson
Jethro Tull marks 50 years with four shows in Israel as its founder ponders its legacy.

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 19:32:28 GMT
Israeli-American start-up seeking to revolutionize recruitment raises $3.5m.
Founded in 2016, Stellares’s artificial intelligence-based algorithm provides a platform to accurately identify matches between the personal and professional goals of employees and employers.

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 19:22:44 GMT
The Lounge
What's new to do in Israel.

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

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 14:43:36 +0000
Belgium May Stop Arms Sales to KSA Over Khashoggi Murder
Belgium should take Germany as an example and stop the selling of weapons to Saudi Arabia, Belgian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander De Croo said on Tuesday. Speaking to local VRT radio station, De Croo called on his country to stop selling arms to Sau...

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 14:40:19 +0000
Jordan King in Saudi Arabia, Attends Investment Venue
Jordan’s King Abdullah II on Tuesday headed to Saudi Arabia for talks with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Jordanian Royal Court said in a statement. The statement, however, did not provide details about the nature of the monarch’s talks in ...

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 14:38:20 +0000
Canada Pledges $38 Million to UNRWA
The Canadian Embassy in Lebanon pledged CA$50 million ($38 million) to Palestinian refugees at a meeting between Canadian Ambassador to Lebanon Emmanuelle Lamoureux and director to UNRWA affairs Claudio Cordone. A statement from the Canadian Embassy ...

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 14:34:19 +0000
Palestinian Authority, Hamas Routinely Detain Torture Prisoners - Human Rights Watch
The Fatah-led Palestinian Authority (PA) in the West Bank and Hamas authorities in Gaza routinely arrest and torture peaceful critics and opponents, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report released Tuesday. Entitled “Two Authorities, One Way, Zer...

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 12:42:45 +0000
Erdogan's Khashoggi Moment is Obfuscating Turkey's War Against Journalists
  By Ty Joplin   While Turkey’s President Recep Erdogan stands on the world stage and shared details of Jamal Khashoggi’s gruesome murder, hundreds of dissident journalists are languishing in his prisons, far removed from the world and...

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

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 19:27:07 +0000
MPs: Citizenship issue must end
KUWAIT: Several lawmakers yesterday gave a cautious welcome to the government’s decision to return citizenships to some citizens whose nationalities were revoked several years ago, and called for putting an end to this issue. The government on ...

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 19:19:52 +0000
$5.2 billion US trade to Kuwait in 2017: Official
KUWAIT: The US Embassy in Kuwait is organizing two weeks of activities to mark the sixth annual Discover America event. The activities will start on October 26 and run through November 9, 2018. Discover America is organized by the US Foreign Commerci...

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 19:15:22 +0000
Korea’s Incheon proud to be selected to operate Terminal 4
Company won five-year contract for management, operation and safety of T4   KUWAIT: Kuwait Airways’ new Terminal 4 (T4) launched operations recently. Incheon, a Korean-based airport firm, won a five-year contract for the management, operat...

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 19:11:28 +0000
Committee finalizes investigation report on military academy cadet’s death
Report defines charges facing 15 personnel subjected to investigation KUWAIT: A committee formed by First Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad A-Sabah to investigate the death of a cadet at Ali Al-Sabah Military Aca...

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 19:08:39 +0000
Fire under control at Sulaibiyah industrial zone: KFSD
KUWAIT: Firefighters were able to control a fire that broke out in chalets at a cement plant in the industrial zone of Sulaibiyah, the Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) Public Relations and Information office said Monday. In a press release, KFS...

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

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 10:23:33 GMT
Can the UN Address Root Causes of Conflict? Arab Spring Case Study
[The Conversation Africa] From 2010 to 2012, Arab states in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region experienced dramatic upheavals in what came to be known as the Arab Spring. These popular uprisings were triggered by an economic downturn and ...

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 09:56:13 GMT
Five Features Super Eagles Displayed Against Libya
[Premium Times] From the third position at the start of matchday 3, the Super Eagles have risen to the top of Group E standings with two games to go.

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 07:38:23 GMT
Nigeria Prey On Group Leaders Libya
[FirstTouch] Things will get heated in the men's 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers over the next couple of days. We are spoiled with two legged fixtures (matchday 3 and 4) for all the participants with the first leg coming to our screens as early...

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 06:29:02 GMT
AFCON Qualifiers: Ighalo Nets Brace as Nigeria Beat Libya Again
[Premium Times]  Odion Ighalo was the main man for Nigeria again on Tuesday as the Super Eagles secured a vital 3-2 away win over Libya in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifying series.

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 06:22:26 GMT
Nigeria Defeat Libya to Top Afcon Qualifying Group
[Daily Trust] Super Eagles striker Ahmed Musa (7) vies for the ball with a Mediterranean Knights of Libya defender during te first leg of their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Uyo last Saturday

Morocco

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 04:16:53 GMT
One Death As Hundreds of Migrants Scale Spanish Enclave Fence
[Deutsche Welle] One man died and several were injured while trying to reach the Spanish enclave of Melilla from Morocco. Despite the Spanish government's promise to remove barbed wire on top of the fence, it has not yet done so.

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 14:20:34 GMT
Twelve Soldiers Injured While Trying to Prevent 300 Sub-Saharans From Storming Across Spain-Occupied Melillia
[MAP] Rabat -Twelve soldiers were wounded on Sunday morning while trying to prevent a group of about 300 sub-Saharan migrants from climbing the fence separating the city of Nador from the Spain-occupied city of Melillia, a military source said.

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 14:20:02 GMT
Morocco Will Repatriate Sub-Saharan Migrants Who Tried to Storm Across Spain-Occupied Melillia to Their Countries of Origin
[MAP] Rabat -The Moroccan authorities have decided to repatriate all the sub-Saharan migrants who tried, on Sunday morning, to storm across the Spain-occupied city of Melillia to their countries of origin, the Interior Ministry said Monday.

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 13:34:07 GMT
3.2-Magnitude Tremor Felt in Meknes Province
[MAP] Rabat -A 3.2-magnitude earthquake was felt on Monday in the province of Meknes, said a statement by the National Institute for Geophysics (ING).

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 13:32:18 GMT
China-Morocco Relations Start New Journey After 60 Years of Diplomatic Ties
[Focac] Rabat -"China-Morocco relations will start a new journey at a higher level, as 2018 marks the 60th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral diplomatic relations," said Chinese Ambassador to Morocco Li Li.

Morocco World News

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 16:57:08 +0000
Benchaaboun: Privatization to Cut Deficit to 3.3% GDP in 2019
Rabat – Economy minister Benchaaboun has announced that Morocco will privatize some public companies to help reduce the budget deficit to 3.3 percent of GDP in 2019. The move will also generate MAD 8 billion, Minister of Economy and Finance Mo...

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 16:45:22 +0000
Tariq Ramadan Admits to ‘Sex Games’ with 2 Rape Complainants
Rabat- Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan has admitted to playing “sex games” with two women in France who accuse him of sexual assault. The 55-year-old Swiss Islamic scholar, Oxford University professor and television pundit confessed on Monday that ...

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 16:15:06 +0000
Morocco Gives Free Counseling to Bouknadel Train Accident Survivors
Rabat- Minister of Transport Abdelkader Amara has announced that a commission will provide free psychiatric support for the injured passengers of the Bouknadel train accident. Under the supervision of the general director of the National Railway Offi...

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 16:14:53 +0000
Khashoggi Case: Erdogan Withholds Damning Details, Seeks Bargaining Power
Rabat – President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has finally spoken about Jamal Khashoggi’s murder in a speech that signals he is looking beyond the murder towards how the incident can benefit Turkey. President Erdogan spoke at noon today at the Turki...

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 15:19:20 +0000
Sources: Jamal Khashoggi’s Remains Found at Saudi Consul General’s House
Rabat – The dismembered body parts of the murdered Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, have allegedly been found in the garden of the Saudi consul general’s home. Sky News broke the news just hours after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan...

North Africa

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 04:16:53 GMT
Morocco:One Death As Hundreds of Migrants Scale Spanish Enclave Fence
[Deutsche Welle] One man died and several were injured while trying to reach the Spanish enclave of Melilla from Morocco. Despite the Spanish government's promise to remove barbed wire on top of the fence, it has not yet done so.

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 14:20:34 GMT
Morocco:Twelve Soldiers Injured While Trying to Prevent 300 Sub-Saharans From Storming Across Spain-Occupied Melillia
[MAP] Rabat -Twelve soldiers were wounded on Sunday morning while trying to prevent a group of about 300 sub-Saharan migrants from climbing the fence separating the city of Nador from the Spain-occupied city of Melillia, a military source said.

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 14:20:02 GMT
Morocco:Morocco Will Repatriate Sub-Saharan Migrants Who Tried to Storm Across Spain-Occupied Melillia to Their Countries of Origin
[MAP] Rabat -The Moroccan authorities have decided to repatriate all the sub-Saharan migrants who tried, on Sunday morning, to storm across the Spain-occupied city of Melillia to their countries of origin, the Interior Ministry said Monday.

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 11:46:27 GMT
Egypt:Setting Records From Cape to Cairo
[East African] Maskarm Haile was born in Ethiopia in 1974 during one of the most devastating famines in the country's history.

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 13:44:23 GMT
Algeria:President Bouteflika Emphasizes Role of Press in Revealing Shortcomings, Drifts
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika emphasized Sunday, in Algiers, the role of the press in revealing shortcomings and drifts, considering that "it is a valued contribution to the recovery of the situation...

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

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 18:48:15 +0000
H E Dr Hasani visits military exercises command
The visitors reviewed the work environment, as well as the mechanism of work at the media centre.

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 18:47:19 +0000
Indian defence college delegation visits State Council
Hon Zakwani welcomed the delegation and expressed optimism that the visit would fulfil the objective to promote relations between Oman and India.

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 18:46:15 +0000
Two women rescued from fire in North Batinah
PACDA announced via Twitter that it rescued two women who got trapped after a manpower recruitment office caught fire in Liwa in North Batinah.

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 18:44:56 +0000
793 expatriates arrested for violating fishing law till September: MoAF
The fisheries control teams from the department in cooperation with the Ministry of Manpower conducted six joint campaigns to arrest the violators during this year.

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 18:44:19 +0000
Omani, British women adventurers share experiences of resilience
Both the adventurers shared their tips on what they learnt in order to succeed.

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

Fri, 06 Jul 2018 11:59:24 +0000
Qatar takes measures to prevent further desertification of the region
Ministry of Municipality and Environment, in co-operation with United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), recently organised a three-day workshop to develop a national strategy for combating desertification in Qatar. The workshop wa...

Sat, 30 Jun 2018 05:17:06 +0000
Residents of Qatar can maintain ambient air quality by practicing simple steps
  World Health Organization (WHO) found that ambient air pollution has claimed over 4.2 million deaths globally. It is mostly prevalent in the urban settlements without proper ventilation, given air conditioned buildings. Inhalation of toxic air...

Fri, 27 Apr 2018 10:00:58 +0000
Expats should embrace Ramadan and deepen empathy for humanity. It’s gratifying
The Holy month of Ramadan is about to get underway and Qatar, as well as the entire Middle East region, is high on excitement. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting. Muslims are req...

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 09:56:04 +0000
Cityscape Qatar 2018: An ever-improving roadmap for sustainable growth
Qatar’s real estate sector contributes a significant share in the country’s entire GDP, with infrastructure projects accounting for the highest spending. The market continues to expand, thanks to a high immigrant population, eco...

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 12:28:28 +0000
Qatar accepts invite to attend the Arab League summit in Riyadh. Will it lead to softening of the relationship?
Qatar has formally been invited to attend this year’s Arab League summit, set to be held in Riyadh on April 15. Saudi Arabia had earlier postponed the summit to April, saying the original date in late March clashed with Egypt’s presi...

Sahara Reporters

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 14:58:04 +0000
Ondo C&S Prophet Scares Church Member WIth Kidnap In Exchange For N150,000
Godwin Ayenugha, the founder of Cherubim and Seraphim Church of Christ (C&S) in Igbokoda area of Ondo State, was arrested on Monday over an attempted kidnapping case.  Prophet Ayenugha was nabbed with his accomplice, Ibukun Adeti...

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 14:24:02 +0000
Court Grants SERAP's Wish To Make Fashola Explain How N900bn Was Spent On Power Sector
The Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos, has granted leave to the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) to seek its reliefs to compel the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola (SAN), to account for power...

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 13:56:25 +0000
Eight Villagers 'Killed' In Fresh Aladja/Ogbe-Ijoh Crisis In Delta
There was pandemonium and tension on Monday following renewed bloody clash between the people of Aladja community, Udu Local Government Area and Ogbe-Ijoh community, Warri South Local Government Area, both of Delta State, leaving no fewer t...

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 13:01:13 +0000
VIDEOS: Buhari With Ambode In Lagos For Official Handover Of New ECOWAS Border Posts
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently in Lagos to perform the official handover of the new Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Border Posts at Seme-Krake and Neope-Akanu in Badagry. The news was confirmed by Akinwunmi Ambode, Govern...

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 12:38:11 +0000
BREAKING: Reps Set Up Committee To Probe 'Indefinite Suspension Crisis' At NHIS
The House of Representatives has resolved to constitute up an ad hoc committee to investigate the crisis at the National Health Insurance Scheme. Yusuf Usman, Executive Secretary of NHIS, had been suspended last Thursday by the board, chaired by Dr....

Sahara Reporters Latest News

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 18:12:45 +0000
A Few Kleptocratic Elites Giving Nigeria A Bad Name, Okonjo-Iweala Laments In Copenhagen
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a former Minister of Finance, has identified a very small percentage of Nigeria’s population — the “kleptocratic elites” maintaining  a “stranglehold” on the country — as the ones...

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 17:28:30 +0000
Politicians 'Colluding With INEC Officials' To Alter Submitted Lists Of Candidates
Some politicians have approached the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to substitute some names on the list of candidates submitted by their political parties, SaharaReporters has learnt. Multiple sources, who spoke with our ...

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 17:02:51 +0000
'Oshiomhole Lied — 90 Percent Of APC Members Are Not Happy With Him'
Abubakar Girei, the senator who represented Adamawa Central at the National Assembly between 1999 and 2003, has expressed shock at media reports quoting Adams Oshiomhole as saying 90 percent of members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) ...

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 16:48:36 +0000
Ambode Vows to 'Campaign Heavily’ For Buhari And Sanwo-Olu
Akinwunmi Ambode, Governor of Lagos State, on Tuesday said he would lead a strong campaign to ensure victory for President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in the State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, in the 2019 ...

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 15:34:49 +0000
Garba Shehu Defends NHIS ES Yusuf Usman, Says Suspension ‘Ethnicised And Politicised’
Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, says the indefitie suspension of Yusuf Usman as Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has been “ethnicised and politicsed”. Yusuf was sus...

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

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 17:19:55 +0000
Hezbollah Can Be Restrained
by Hanin Ghaddar* Throughout its thirty six years of existence as an organization, Hezbollah has undergone significant changes and formative … The post Hezbollah Can Be Restrained appeared first on Majalla Magazine.

Mon, 03 Sep 2018 14:00:26 +0000
Myanmar Court Jails Reuters Reporters for Seven Years in Landmark Secrets Case
Yangon – A Myanmar judge on Monday found two Reuters journalists guilty of breaching a law on state secrets and … The post Myanmar Court Jails Reuters Reporters for Seven Years in Landmark Secrets Case appeared first on Majalla Magazine....

Mon, 03 Sep 2018 13:40:48 +0000
Iran FM to Meet with Assad as Syria Showdown Looms
Beirut — Iran’s foreign minister held talks with officials in Syria on Monday as Syrian forces and their allies prepare … The post Iran FM to Meet with Assad as Syria Showdown Looms appeared first on Majalla Magazine.

Mon, 03 Sep 2018 13:25:18 +0000
Libyan Police Say 400 Prisoners Escape Amid Tripoli Clashes
Benghazi – Some 400 prisoners escaped from a jail in the Libyan capital, authorities said Sunday, as fighting between rival … The post Libyan Police Say 400 Prisoners Escape Amid Tripoli Clashes appeared first on Majalla Magazine.

Fri, 31 Aug 2018 17:47:17 +0000
The Truth About the Liberal Order
by Graham Allison Few ideas have gained more widespread currency within the U.S. foreign policy community in the last few … The post The Truth About the Liberal Order appeared first on Majalla Magazine.

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

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 20:53:17 +0000
Palestinian Authority PM calls for Chinese role in peace process
China's VP Wang Qishan travels to West Bank before meeting with Rivlin, praises Israel's 'tremendous human capital'

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 20:52:34 +0000
UN rights committee slams French burqa ban as a violation of religious rights
France rejects criticism, says full-face veils are 'incompatible with the principle of fraternity' and democratic values

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 20:51:47 +0000
Israel to broadcast soccer games to settlements as European body gives up demand
After broadcaster was set to forego World Cup screening rights, Israeli federation brokers deal, ending year-long impasse

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 20:51:15 +0000
Knesset passes law protecting restaurants that donate their excess food
Israel become fifth country to introduce dramatic effort to reduce food waste by absolving donors of legal liability for damages caused by donated goods

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 20:50:49 +0000
Israel to renew supply of Qatari fuel to Gaza as border violence wanes
Three days after border crossings reopened, defense minister's office announces further step to help beleaguered Strip

Tunisia

Wed, 10 Oct 2018 11:40:25 GMT
Climate Change Threatens 36,000 Jobs in Tourism and Agriculture in Tunisia
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Thirty-six thousand jobs will be lost by 2050 in Tunisia, in agriculture and tourism, as a result of climate change.

Wed, 10 Oct 2018 10:12:09 GMT
First Confirmed West Nile Virus Case in Djerba
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -The first confirmed case of West Nile virus has been recorded in Djerba. A young girl had been suspected of being infected with the virus for over two weeks and had thereafter confirmed on October 9, Regional Hea...

Tue, 09 Oct 2018 13:04:26 GMT
Tunisia Has Received No Official Correspondence From Egypt On Tightening Travel Restrictions for Tunisian Nationals (Statement)
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -So far, Tunisia has not received any official correspondence from the Egyptian authorities on tightening travel restrictions for Tunisian nationals, said Saturday an official source of the Foreign Ministry under ...

Tue, 09 Oct 2018 12:22:28 GMT
Tunisia 'At a Turning Point' Stresses UN Rights Expert
[UN News] An independent UN human rights expert welcomed on Thursday the progress made towards democratic reform in Tunisia, since the 2011 revolution, and emphasized the importance of protecting freedom of peaceful assembly and association.

Tue, 09 Oct 2018 13:12:05 GMT
Tunisia to Host OIF Office for Mena Region
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Tunisia will host the Office of the International Organisation of La Francophonie (OIF) for North Africa and Middle East (MENA) Region, Personal Representative of the President of the Republic to the OIF Ferid Me...

Western Sahara

Wed, 26 Sep 2018 11:56:28 GMT
Western Sahara Decolonization Tops United Nations Agenda Peace Summit 'Nelson Mandela'
[SPS] New York -The decolonization issue in Western Sahara drew a lot of attention from the participants in the United Nations "Peace Summit" honoring the late African leader Nelson Mandela in his centenary, as an inspiring global symbol in his strug...

Sat, 15 Sep 2018 19:08:14 GMT
AU Limits Its Role in Western Sahara Crisis
[ISS] The African Union (AU) will be limiting its peace efforts in the Western Sahara in order to support the United Nations' (UN) process in the region. The Western Sahara is a disputed area claimed by both Morocco and the Polisario Front, the repre...

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 15:08:08 GMT
Prime Minister Chairs Cabinet Meeting
[SPS] Shaheed Al-Hafed -Prime Minister Mohamed Al-Wali Akeik on Monday chaired a meeting of the Council of Ministers at the Government's headquarters.

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 12:25:57 GMT
Spanish Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Reiterates Support for UN Efforts to Find Lasting Solution to Conflict
[SPS] Madrid -Spanish Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Fernando Martín Valenzuela Marzo, reiterated the position of his country in support of the efforts of the UN Secretary General's Envoy for Western Sahara to find a lasting solution to the...

Mon, 10 Sep 2018 07:35:46 GMT
Mnangagwa Thanks Sahrawi Counterpart
[New Zimbabwe] President Emmerson Mnangagwa has written to Sahrawhi Arab Democratic Republic Brahim Ghali, expressing his wish to deepen bilateral relations between the two countries.

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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