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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

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 12:19:59 GMT
Where Is Algeria?
[Moroccan American Center] In 2007, shortly after Morocco tabled its initiative for autonomy to resolve the dispute in Western Sahara, David Welch, at that time the Assistant Secretary of State for the Middle East, told a Congressional committee that...

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 10:50:19 GMT
Actress Isabelle Adjani to Perform in Movie in Algeria
[Algerie Presse Service] Paris-French film star of Algerian origin, Isabelle Adjani will play the role of Algerian woman "Les Soeurs" movie to be directed in October in Algeria, Le Parisien daily reported Thursday.

Wed, 01 Aug 2018 10:54:23 GMT
Uganda Wrap Up Algeria Trip With Three Silver, Two Bronze
[Monitor] Kampala -"Although we have not returned with gold, our performance was good," said Brian Kasirye, Team Uganda's captain at the just concluded ANOCA Africa Youth Games when the team touched down at Entebbe Airport on Monday.

Tue, 31 Jul 2018 14:51:10 GMT
Namibia Savours Algeria Experience
[Namibian] Namibia performed admirably at the African Youth Games which came to an end in Algiers on Saturday, winning a total of 28 medals, consisting of eight gold, seven silver and 13 bronze medals.

Fri, 27 Jul 2018 07:06:47 GMT
Musai Inks Her Name in History Books With Javelin Gold in Algiers
[Nation] Kenya's Martha Nthanze Musai made history on Thursday when she shattered the national women's javelin record with a new distance of 54.12m to win the girls' javelin gold at the ongoing Africa Youth Games in Algiers.

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, 16 Aug 2018 14:13:23 GMT
FIFA Ranking - Nigeria Ranks to 49, As France Soars No. 1
[Vanguard] Egypt had a worse fall. Mohamed Salah's Egypt dropped from 45th to 65th.

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 11:43:16 GMT
Campaign to Crush Artistic Freedom
[HRW] Beirut -The Egyptian authorities have arrested over a dozen people in a crackdown against artists, apparently prosecuting them for exercising their freedom of speech, Human Rights Watch said today. The government also has issued new decrees to ...

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 15:10:09 GMT
Egypt Prepares 4mw Solar Power Project for Uganda's Renewable Energy
[The Exchange] The business environment in Uganda is proving to be more conducive for investors with more investments lining up for a share of the economy.

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 10:07:17 GMT
Viral Video Lands Liverpool Striker Mohamed Salah in Hot Water
[allAfrica] Cape Town -Liverpool FC has referred a video allegedly depicting star player Mohamed Salah texting while driving to the Merseyside Police, The Independent reports.

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 09:00:07 GMT
No Justice for Rab'a Victims 5 Years On
[HRW] Beirut -Egyptian authorities have failed to investigate or prosecute a single member of the security forces five years after their systematic and widespread killing of largely peaceful protesters in Rab'a Square in Cairo, Human Rights Watch sai...

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

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 08:07:45 +0000
What is the Punishment for Sexual Harassment in Egypt?
Sexual harassment has been a topic on the minds of most Egyptians this week after a video of a man harassing a woman in Cairo’s Fifth Settlement went viral. While the woman has not taken any legal action against the man who she says followed he...

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 04:02:10 +0000
Netflix Film Trailer on ‘the Egyptian Spy Who Saved Israel’ Premieres
The first trailer of an Israeli thriller depicting the ‘Egyptian spy who saved Israel’ was released by Netflix on YouTube, with the streaming company announcing that the film would become available across its network on 14 September 2018....

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 16:24:35 +0000
National Council for Women Introduces New Poll App
The National Council for Women (NCW) initiated a new mobile application called “Nas’alak” (We Ask You) that includes polls addressing women’s issues in an effort to engage the public and make them more aware, as reported by Egypt Today on Wed...

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 12:40:01 +0000
No Country for Any Woman: On Living in a Male-Dominated Public Space
A few weeks ago, news of the United Kingdom allowing Egyptian women to seek asylum due to gender-based violence and discrimination spread like wildfire on all sorts of social media. The news consisted of several claims, essentially focusing on how th...

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 03:47:26 +0000
Ancient Egyptian Mummy Recipe Was Used 1500 Years Earlier
A study published in the Journal of Archaeological Science on Wednesday revealed that the original ancient Egyptian embalming recipe used to preserve bodies was used 1500 years earlier than previously assumed. A series of chemical tests done on a pre...

Haaretz Israel News

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 14:34:48
Israeli Arab who tried to stab Jerusalem policeman shot to death
Perpetrator identified as 30-year-old Israeli Arab from Umm al-Fahm ■ Police evacuated Temple Mount, scouting area as investigation launched ■ Suspect's family claim no political motivation, say he was mentally ill

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 13:39:39
How Israeli right-wing thinkers envision the annexation of the West Bank
From granting the Palestinians the right to vote in Jordan to expelling them creatively – how rightists propose to apply Israeli sovereignty in the Palestinian territories

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 13:22:36
Former UN chief Kofi Annan dies at age 80
The Nobel Peace Prize laureate was the first black African to assume role of United Nations Secretary-General ■ Namesake foundation says Annan died from brief, unspecified illness

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 12:27:22
UN chief proposes armed peacekeeping force to protect Palestinians in Gaza
Guterres' propositions follow General Assembly resolution in June condemning violence in the Strip ■ Application seems less likely following recent cease-fire between Israel and Hamas

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 11:17:49
Iran mounts new missile defense system on warships amid gulf tensions
The Kamand has been dubbed the "Iranian Phalanx" after an automated machinegun produced by U.S. firm Raytheon whose heavy bullets shred incoming missiles

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

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 13:24:00 +0300
The Israeli Army Will Not Launch an Investigation Into the Case of "Black Friday"
During the operation, 42 Palestinian terrorists were killed, along with 72 other non-combatants

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 13:12:00 +0300
Malaysian Leader:" Anti-Semitism Is an Invented Term to Prevent People from Criticizing Jews for Doing Wrong Things."
Mahathir, who has been accused of having anti-Semitic views in the past.

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 13:08:00 +0300
Nasrallah: "Israel Hides Behind the Fence"
Televised from his hiding place, and projected on a giant screen in a suburb of Beirut.

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 13:04:00 +0300
Innovative Israeli Technology that Freezes Tumors
The procedure usually lasts less than an hour and is performed without surgery or hospitalization.

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 13:00:00 +0300
Netanyahu's Decade Long Security Plan
The full document is classified and will soon be presented by Netanyahu to the Knesset Intelligence and Secret Services Subcommittee, as well as the IDF General Staff, Mossad and Shin Bet.

Jerusalem Post Headlines

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 11:09:22 GMT
Erdogan to challenge those playing 'games' with economy

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 09:44:51 GMT
Anti-money laundering law facing difficulties in Iran

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 23:26:29 GMT
U.N. chief suggests options for improved Palestinian protection

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 16:43:59 GMT
U.S. says no rebuilding funds for Syria until peace talks underway

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 16:42:20 GMT
Five people still missing after Genoa bridge collapse

Jerusalem Post Israel News

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 01:28:14 GMT
What does IDF closing Black Friday war crimes probe mean for ICC?
The good news for Israel is the ICC Prosecution is taking its time and not rushing to conclusions like the UNHRC.

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 12:18:40 GMT
Netanyahu interrogated for four hours in Case 4000 media bribery probe
The interrogation was held at the prime minister's Jerusalem residence and lasted around four hours.

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 04:50:16 GMT
Israeli woman killed in hit-and-run near Havat Gilad outpost
Initial IDF and Shin Bet investigations revealed that there is a high probability that this was an accident.

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 01:44:18 GMT
Former controversial Knesset Member returns to politics
Anastassia Michaeli, the 43-year-old mother of eight, who had her eighth child as an MK, made more news for her negative headlines.

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 19:46:37 GMT
Food for thought
"After making the decision, you have to roll up your sleeves and work hard to set up the plant, and at the same time ensure that you have good utilization of the production capacity from day one.”

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

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

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 17:48:49 +0000
Panel mulls proposal to reduce expats in public schools
KUWAIT: The parliament’s education committee approved a proposal to review the number of expatriate students in public schools. Expats are generally not allowed to enroll their children in state-run schools, but exceptions are given to those wo...

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 17:47:18 +0000
Scammers calling, texting! Beware
Scammers change style and tactics When Favor Tata, an African expat, got a call last month from someone posing as a customer care representative at one of the telecommunication companies in Kuwait, the offer was too enticing to refuse and she saw no ...

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 17:43:43 +0000
Third suspect arrested in Arab man’s murder
KUWAIT: Police arrested a man identified as the third suspect in the murder of an Arab man recently. The suspect, who has been at large since Sunday, was arrested in Um Al-Haiman area yesterday, the Relations and Security Information Department at th...

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 17:42:15 +0000
What is privacy online?
Kuwait has begun blocking caller ID apps for violating privacy of individuals. The Communications and Information Technology Regulatory Authority (CITRA) said such apps violate a person’s privacy because they access his private information and ...

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 17:40:13 +0000
IOC temporary lifts ban on national sports
KUWAIT: Kuwaiti Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Mohammad Al-Jabri yesterday expressed relief at a decision taken by the executive bureau of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), temporarily lifting the ban on the ...

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

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 14:17:48 GMT
Edo Welcomes 3,883 Libyan Returnees in 10 Months - Official
[Premium Times] The Edo State Government says it received 3,883 Libyan returnees between November 2017 and August 2018.

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 11:45:58 GMT
Bafana Bafana Meet Libya, Seychelles in Afcon Qualifiers
[SAFA] The Senior Men's National Team, Bafana Bafana get back to business on 8 September 2018 when they begin their quest to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations tournament next year in Cameroon.

Wed, 08 Aug 2018 11:13:14 GMT
Foreign Ministry - Flights for Sudanese Stuck in Libya
[Radio Dabanga] Tripoli -The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will arrange flights for Sudanese people who want to return from Libya to Sudan, starting as of today. The decision was made a month after Sudanese people detained in Tripoli started a hunger s...

Tue, 07 Aug 2018 05:40:08 GMT
Nigerians Choose Deadly Libya Jails Over Returning Home
[CAJ News] Abuja -Some 24 Nigerians remain trapped in deadly conditions at Libyan prisons after turning down an offer for repatriation by their government.

Mon, 06 Aug 2018 08:30:19 GMT
24 Nigerian Migrants Trapped in Libya Vow to Reach Europe
[Vanguard] Twenty four Nigerian migrants detained in one of Libya's slave camps have snubbed the repatriation efforts of the Federal Government, insisting they must reach Europe, their final destination.

Morocco

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 12:19:59 GMT
Where Is Algeria?
[Moroccan American Center] In 2007, shortly after Morocco tabled its initiative for autonomy to resolve the dispute in Western Sahara, David Welch, at that time the Assistant Secretary of State for the Middle East, told a Congressional committee that...

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 04:23:05 GMT
Migrants Arrested, Bussed Away From Coast - Report
[Deutsche Welle] A human rights group in Morocco has said authorities are busing would-be migrants away from departure points to Europe. The EU has said it wants to work more closely with North African nations to decrease migration.

Sun, 12 Aug 2018 02:31:37 GMT
Pope Francis Receives Sahrawi Children in Vatican
[SPS] Rome -Pope Francis received Sahrawi children in the Vatican in Rome, in presence of Polisario Front's representative in Italy Omar Mih and representatives of associations supporting the Sahrawi cause, as well as thousands of people from all ove...

Sun, 12 Aug 2018 01:55:36 GMT
Rwanda, Moroccan Firms Seal Major Fertiliser Deal
[New Times] Rwanda has entered into a fertiliser joint venture partnership with two private companies aimed at reducing the cost and increasing the supply of fertilisers and boost agricultural output.

Thu, 09 Aug 2018 13:10:16 GMT
Frente Polisario 'Ready and Willing to Engage in the Negotiation Process'
[Polisario Front] New York -Today, Personal Envoy for Western Sahara Mr. Horst Köhler briefed the UN Security Council on his recent visit to the region and the next steps he intends to take. Taking note of the briefing, the Frente POLISARIO reiterat...

Morocco World News

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 11:25:08 +0000
Kofi Annan, Former UN Secretary-General, Dies at 80
Rabat – Former UN Secretary-General and Noble Peace laureate Kofi Annan died Saturday, August 18, at the age of 80. Annan’s foundation issued a statement on Annan’s Twitter account this morning that described him as a “global statesman an...

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 11:24:58 +0000
Youssef En-Nesyri Signs 4-Year Contract with Spain’s Leganes
Rabat – Moroccan international football player Youssef En-Nesyri has officially left Malaga FC for Spain’s Leganes, confirming the rumors of his transfer. The Atlas Lion is saying good bye to Malaga FC where he spent three years by signing a ...

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 10:30:43 +0000
Western Sahara: Russia Says Algeria Should Negotiate as ‘Observer State’
Rabat – A spokesperson of the Russian foreign affairs ministry has said Algeria should join Western Sahara peace talks as an “observer state.” Maria Zakhorova, the spokesperson for the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, made the remarks W...

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 17:38:46 +0000
Madonna Celebrates Big Moroccan Birthday
By Vera Sordini Rabat – After Madonna’s 60th birthday celebrations in Marrakech Thursday, the popstar posted numerous pictures of herself in Amazigh (Berber) dresses at the party. Madonna chose Marrakech’s luxurious Riad El Fenn, owned by V...

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 17:02:43 +0000
British Ambassador Wishes 2 Things Were Different in Morocco
Rabat- The British ambassador has shared about his first year in Morocco, saying he would change the driving and the litter in Morocco if he could. Charmed by the Moroccan lifestyle, Thomas Reilly, who has been ambassador to the country for one year,...

North Africa

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 14:13:23 GMT
Africa:FIFA Ranking - Nigeria Ranks to 49, As France Soars No. 1
[Vanguard] Egypt had a worse fall. Mohamed Salah's Egypt dropped from 45th to 65th.

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 14:17:48 GMT
Libya:Edo Welcomes 3,883 Libyan Returnees in 10 Months - Official
[Premium Times] The Edo State Government says it received 3,883 Libyan returnees between November 2017 and August 2018.

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 11:43:16 GMT
Egypt:Campaign to Crush Artistic Freedom
[HRW] Beirut -The Egyptian authorities have arrested over a dozen people in a crackdown against artists, apparently prosecuting them for exercising their freedom of speech, Human Rights Watch said today. The government also has issued new decrees to ...

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 15:10:09 GMT
Egypt:Egypt Prepares 4mw Solar Power Project for Uganda's Renewable Energy
[The Exchange] The business environment in Uganda is proving to be more conducive for investors with more investments lining up for a share of the economy.

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 09:54:07 GMT
Tunisia:Ennahdha Says Presidential Initiative to Uphold Equal Inheritance Is Starting Point for a Dialogue Demanded By Party
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -"The presidential initiative to uphold the equal inheritance is the starting point for a dialogue that the Ennahdha movement has already called for in order to bring the views closer," the Movement spokesman Imed...

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, 16 Aug 2018 10:18:55 +0000
Dhofar Governor lauds Omantel's support for social activities
Omantel was commended for its sponsorship of the prestigious Arab Media Forum organised by the Omani Journalists Association in Salalah this week.

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 10:16:11 +0000
Omantel launches 'Jawazak Hajj' plan for travellers to Saudi Arabia
This plan reflects Omantel’s commitment towards offering value-added services that benefit customers.

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 03:19:02 +0000
Omani riders at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
The Combined Bands of the Royal Cavalry of Oman travelled to Scotland to perform in this year’s edition of The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 03:14:01 +0000
ITA warns public on dangers of Momo Challenge doing rounds on social networks
ITA and Oman National CERT have cautioned the public against falling for a dangerous game doing the rounds on social networks.

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 19:30:28 +0000
Suspension of flight operations at Kochi airport hits travellers from the sultanate
Airlines have asked travellers to reroute their journeys or opt for a refund.

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

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 21:32:42 +0000
'We Can't Be Sending The Same Old Men To Represent Us', Says 35-Year-Old House Of Reps Aspirant
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Fri, 17 Aug 2018 20:16:29 +0000
Osinbajo Sympathises With Victims Of Abuja Building Collapse
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Fri, 17 Aug 2018 20:05:36 +0000
‘Thank You All’ — Detained Premium Times Journalist Speaks After Regaining Freedom
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Fri, 17 Aug 2018 18:12:35 +0000
Rivers State Government Partners Davido To Groom Indigenous Musicians
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Fri, 17 Aug 2018 18:08:49 +0000
Saraki Visits Camp Of Akpabio's Political Opponents
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Sahara Reporters Latest News

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 10:07:19 +0000
N189bn Election Budget: NASS Keeps INEC Waiting Again
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Sat, 18 Aug 2018 10:05:12 +0000
NAMA Employee Connives With Lagos Airport Security To Steal Goods From Customs Warehouse
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Sat, 18 Aug 2018 09:57:18 +0000
BREAKING: Kofi Annan, Former UN Secretary-General, Is Dead
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Sat, 18 Aug 2018 09:46:15 +0000
19 Nigerians Arrested In Nairobi For Fraud
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Sat, 18 Aug 2018 09:40:35 +0000
Defections Fallout: Tough Times For Saraki, Dogara, Others
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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

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 13:45:43 +0000
Iran Will Raise the Price on the US Before it Shows Signs of Cracking
by Dennis Ross* The Trump Administration has now snapped back the first round of sanctions on Iran. Cars, planes, precious … The post Iran Will Raise the Price on the US Before it Shows Signs of Cracking appeared first on Majalla Magazine.

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 13:44:56 +0000
North Korea’s Nuclear Program Isn’t Going Anywhere
by Ankit Panda and Vipin Narang Two months ago, U.S. President Donald Trump held a historic summit with North Korean … The post North Korea’s Nuclear Program Isn’t Going Anywhere appeared first on Majalla Magazine.

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 13:39:43 +0000
Why Putin’s Approval Ratings Are Declining Sharply
By Andrei Kolesnikov Perhaps no figure has loomed larger on the world stage of late than Russian President Vladimir Putin. … The post Why Putin’s Approval Ratings Are Declining Sharply appeared first on Majalla Magazine.

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 13:22:40 +0000
China’s Brutal Crackdown on the Uighur Muslim Minority
by Robyn Dixon It took two years to build the Weizhou Grand Mosque, with its four towering minarets and nine … The post China’s Brutal Crackdown on the Uighur Muslim Minority appeared first on Majalla Magazine.

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 13:17:14 +0000
Three Cheers for Trump’s Foreign Policy
by Randall Schweller Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 U.S. presidential election heralded nothing less than certain catastrophe. At least, … The post Three Cheers for Trump’s Foreign Policy 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

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 11:39:32 +0000
Iran says warships to be equipped with advanced defense system
Navy admiral unveils domestically-made Kamand system amid rising tensions with the US in the Gulf

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 11:03:23 +0000
Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies at age 80
Nobel peace laureate and celebrated diplomat who worked to focus the world body's agenda on human rights, passes away after an unspecified illness

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 10:31:36 +0000
Paramedics say 2 drown in beaches off Israeli coast
Magen David Adom reports sharp increase in deaths by drowning this year compared to 2017

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 09:43:45 +0000
Weed firms fume as government rolls with cannabis research but stubs out exports
The Volcani Center's medical marijuana research is part of Israel's bid to be a world leader in medical cannabis, though businesses are angry over Netanyahu's exports freeze

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 09:14:17 +0000
Denouncing UN chief, Danon says Gazans need protection from Hamas, not Israel
Israel's UN envoy derides 'delusional' proposals by Guterres to protect civilians in Gaza and West Bank; says terror group governing Strip 'uses the people in Gaza as hostages'

Tunisia

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 14:13:23 GMT
FIFA Ranking - Nigeria Ranks to 49, As France Soars No. 1
[Vanguard] Egypt had a worse fall. Mohamed Salah's Egypt dropped from 45th to 65th.

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 09:54:07 GMT
Ennahdha Says Presidential Initiative to Uphold Equal Inheritance Is Starting Point for a Dialogue Demanded By Party
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -"The presidential initiative to uphold the equal inheritance is the starting point for a dialogue that the Ennahdha movement has already called for in order to bring the views closer," the Movement spokesman Imed...

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 10:43:12 GMT
Tunisia's President to Unveil Equal Inheritance Law
[This is Africa] President Beji Caid Essebsi is set to announce a Bill in favour of inheritance equality on Women's Day in Tunisia. This is seen as a liberal step in an Islamic nation where males inherit twice as much as females

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 09:52:35 GMT
Tunis Ranks 106th in 'Global Liveability Index 2018'
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -The Tunisian capital, Tunis, has ranked 106th in the world and 8th among Arab cities in "The Global Liveability Index 2018", published Tuesday by the Economist.

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 04:15:09 GMT
President Promises Inheritance Equality to Women
[Deutsche Welle] Tunisian President Essebsi has vowed to soon submit a bill to parliament giving women and men equal inheritance rights. The country has long been seen as a pioneer for women's rights in the Arab world.

Western Sahara

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 12:19:59 GMT
Where Is Algeria?
[Moroccan American Center] In 2007, shortly after Morocco tabled its initiative for autonomy to resolve the dispute in Western Sahara, David Welch, at that time the Assistant Secretary of State for the Middle East, told a Congressional committee that...

Sun, 12 Aug 2018 02:31:37 GMT
Pope Francis Receives Sahrawi Children in Vatican
[SPS] Rome -Pope Francis received Sahrawi children in the Vatican in Rome, in presence of Polisario Front's representative in Italy Omar Mih and representatives of associations supporting the Sahrawi cause, as well as thousands of people from all ove...

Thu, 09 Aug 2018 13:10:16 GMT
Frente Polisario 'Ready and Willing to Engage in the Negotiation Process'
[Polisario Front] New York -Today, Personal Envoy for Western Sahara Mr. Horst Köhler briefed the UN Security Council on his recent visit to the region and the next steps he intends to take. Taking note of the briefing, the Frente POLISARIO reiterat...

Wed, 08 Aug 2018 10:24:25 GMT
Sahrawi Republic and Botswana Establish Diplomatic Relations At Ambassadorial Level
[SPS] Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) -The Sahrawi Republic and the Republic of Botswana signed Monday in Addis Ababa a joint statement on the establishment of diplomatic relations at the ambassadorial level.

Thu, 26 Jul 2018 08:48:30 GMT
Western Sahara - Anybody On the Same Page? - Robert M. Holley
[Moroccan American Center] At the end of April, the Security Council surprised many observers by renewing the MINURSO mandate for only six months rather than a year, as had been the usual practice over the last decade. That raised a number of questio...

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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