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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

Thu, 14 Mar 2019 08:54:40 GMT
How Millennials Used Humour and Creativity to Force Abdelalziz Bouteflika to Stand Aside
[The Conversation Africa] Nacima Ourahmoune, Kedge Business School

Wed, 13 Mar 2019 04:38:35 GMT
Protests Over Bouteflika Decision to Delay Elections
[Deutsche Welle] Though his decision not to seek a fifth term sparked celebrations, President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's move to delay elections has Algerians up in arms. Many want a quick transition after Bouteflika's 20-year rule.

Wed, 13 Mar 2019 09:26:05 GMT
Protests Unabated in Algeria Despite President's Promise to Leave
[RFI] Algerians have returned to the streets for more demonstrations despite President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's announcement that he will not run for a fifth mandate. The government also said the 18 April election would be postponed, but the people wan...

Tue, 12 Mar 2019 04:10:11 GMT
Bouteflika Says He Won't Run for a Fifth Term
[Deutsche Welle] After nearly a month of protest, President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has promised to end his twenty-year rule and usher in political reforms. He promised an "appropriate response" to the demands of demonstrators.

Tue, 12 Mar 2019 08:28:02 GMT
Ouyahia Tenders His Resignation to President Bouteflika
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika received Monday, in Algiers, Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia who tendered his resignation to him.

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 Headlines

Thu, 14 Mar 2019 09:09:09 GMT
Government Seeks to Close Trade Imbalance With Egypt
[Monitor] Kampala -In a move to reduce the glaring trade imbalance between Uganda and Egypt, a fact finding mission for a business delegation comprising potential investors from Egypt has been arranged by Trade Minister, Ms Amelia Kyambadde.

Wed, 13 Mar 2019 10:17:51 GMT
FVP Concludes Visit to Egypt
[SNA] Khartoum -The First Vice-President and Defense Minister, General, Awad Ibn Auf returned to Khartoum, this evening, concluding a one day-visit to the Arab Republic of Egypt.

Wed, 13 Mar 2019 10:12:56 GMT
Council Should Act On Bahrain, Egypt, Turkey, Cameroon, and the Philippines
[HRW] While the Council has several critical situations on its agenda, we are alarmed that the crises in many countries deepen while the Council stands idly by.

Wed, 13 Mar 2019 09:39:22 GMT
First Vice-President Heads to Egypt
[SNA] Khartoum -The First Vice-President of the Republic, Lt. Gen. Awad Mohammed Ahmed Ibn Auf left to Egypt in a one-day official visit. The First Vice-President will offer condolences on behalf of government and people of Sudan to the government an...

Wed, 13 Mar 2019 08:26:55 GMT
RRA Off to Egypt for Africa Club Champs
[New Times] Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) women's volleyball club depart Kigali on Wednesday with high ambitions ahead of the 2019 Africa Club Championships in Cairo, Egypt.

Egyptian Streets

Sun, 21 Apr 2019 06:24:05 +0000
130+ Killed in Eight Explosions Targeting Churches, Hotels in Sri Lanka
At least 137 people have been killed and 380 injured after bombings at various churches and hotels in Sri Lanka. A total of eight explosions have taken place as of 3:20PM in Colombo. The first six explosions occurred in the morning as the Christian m...

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 15:42:24 +0000
A Quick and Simple Overview of Egypt’s Constitutional Amendments
Starting from today until Monday, Egyptians across the country will be voting for the recent proposed constitutional amendments. If you are planning to vote, here is a complete overview of the constitutional amendments: Article 102 (first paragraph):...

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 07:03:51 +0000
Biggest Saff Tomb Discovered in Luxor
According to Al Ahram, Egyptians officials have announced the discovery of a significant tomb in the Draa Abul Naga in the West Bank of Luxor. The tomb belongs to Shedsu-Djehuty, a holder of the king’s funerary cones. Adorned in painted walls featu...

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 15:39:15 +0000
Mohamed Salah: ‘We Need to Change the Way We Treat Women in Our Culture’
Egyptian player Mohamed Salah expressed in an interview with TIME that there needs to be change in the way women are treated in Egypt and the Middle East, and that he now supports women more than before. “I think we need to change the way we treat ...

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 11:53:47 +0000
National Referendum on Constitutional Amendments to Take Place from Saturday to Monday
President of the National Elections Authority (NEA) Lasheen Ibrahim announced on Wednesday that the national referendum on the constitutional amendments will take place from April 20 Saturday to Monday in Egypt, and from April 19 Friday to Sunday for...

Haaretz Israel News

Sun, 21 Apr 2019 15:41:07
The Nazi-inspired pogrom that triggered Iraqi Jews' escape to Israel
Sure, the Nazi influence was noxious, but how could such an atrocity have occurred in a country where Jews had lived in peace for centuries?

Sun, 21 Apr 2019 15:26:29
Don't mention the Palestinians: For 2020 Democrats, Israel has become a political minefield
As the likes of Pete Buttigieg, Cory Booker and Kamala Harris are quickly discovering, it is impossible to ignore the Palestinian issue on the campaign trail

Sun, 21 Apr 2019 15:10:15
I (don’t) feel the earth move: Study detects 2 million quakes in California over 10 years
Southern California experiences a very small quake every three minutes, says Caltech big-data study that weeded out the noise from modern society

Sun, 21 Apr 2019 15:07:20
Top Democrat slams Trump over Libya: Supporting an 'authoritarian attacking a UN-backed government'
Over 210 killed in Tripoli fighting as Trump speaks with Libyan commander Haftar

Sun, 21 Apr 2019 15:03:07
As Russia probe began, Trump called on spy chiefs for help
On March 22, 2017, Trump asked then-CIA Director Mike Pompeo and National Intelligence Director Dan Coats if the men could 'say publicly that no link existed between him and Russia'

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 Post Headlines

Sun, 21 Apr 2019 12:52:03 GMT
Saudi Arabia, UAE grant $3 billion of support to Sudan

Sun, 21 Apr 2019 12:51:05 GMT
Islamic State claims responsibility for deadly attack on Afghan ministry

Sun, 21 Apr 2019 09:34:44 GMT
Four killed as attack on Saudi police station foiled - report

Sun, 21 Apr 2019 08:31:20 GMT
Association of Churches in Israel: Shocked by the Sri Lanka bombings

Sun, 21 Apr 2019 08:25:46 GMT
Airport in Libya's Tripoli re-opens, authorities say

Jerusalem Post Israel News

Sun, 21 Apr 2019 12:41:22 GMT
Gaza border high school student will light independence day torch
Gil Shlomo, having lived all her life under the constant threat of rockets from the Gaza Strip that left its mark, is an outstanding student who has devoted her time to fighting for social justice.

Sun, 21 Apr 2019 12:37:12 GMT
Israel ranked as 8th most influential country in the world - annual report
Annual report ranks Israel as 8th most influential country in the world

Sun, 21 Apr 2019 11:41:00 GMT
How are celebs celebrating Passover?
Mayim Bialik, Yael Grobglas, Roseanne Barr, Joshua Malina, Matisyahu and more get in the holiday spirit.

Sun, 21 Apr 2019 12:06:58 GMT
Rain, wind and hail hits Israel over Passover, Easter - watch
Rare rain and hail hit Jerusalem as Israel experiences the coldest, wettest April in 15 years.

Sun, 21 Apr 2019 12:14:36 GMT
Netanyahu offers aid to Sri Lanka after terror outrage
President Reuven Rivlin said in a Twitter post that the attacks, including against worshipers on Easter Sunday, “are a despicable crime.”

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, 04/21/2019 - 07:58
Arab League Will Deal With The 'Deal of the Century'
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas arrived in Cairo yesterday for an official visit to meet with President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi. The Ambassador of Palestine in Cairo and Permanent Representative to the League of Arab States Diab Al-Louh told Arab N...

Sun, 04/21/2019 - 07:58
Arab League Will Deal With The 'Deal of the Century'
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas arrived in Cairo yesterday for an official visit to meet with President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi. The Ambassador of Palestine in Cairo and Permanent Representative to the League of Arab States Diab Al-Louh told Arab N...

Sun, 04/21/2019 - 07:58
Arab League Will Deal With The 'Deal of the Century'
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas arrived in Cairo yesterday for an official visit to meet with President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi. The Ambassador of Palestine in Cairo and Permanent Representative to the League of Arab States Diab Al-Louh told Arab N...

Sun, 04/21/2019 - 07:58
Arab League Will Deal With The 'Deal of the Century'
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas arrived in Cairo yesterday for an official visit to meet with President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi. The Ambassador of Palestine in Cairo and Permanent Representative to the League of Arab States Diab Al-Louh told Arab N...

Sun, 04/21/2019 - 07:23
Regional Leaders Meet in Baghdad Summit for Stability
The Baghdad summit of parliaments of neighboring countries of Iraq on Saturday concluded with a final declaration stressing the stability of the country. Turkey’s parliament speaker Mustafa Sentop also attended the Baghdad summit which brought tog...

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

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 20:29:04 +0000
Kuwait backs ‘stable, secure and unified” Iraq: Ghanem
BAGHDAD: Kuwait’s chief lawmaker praised an Iraqi-hosted conference for bringing together neighboring parliaments, saying Kuwait welcomes a stable and united Iraq that is open to its neighbors. “For our part in Kuwait, we say, without amb...

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 20:22:02 +0000
Al-Kharafi Group eyes new Egypt investments
CAIRO: Chief Executive Officer of Al-Kharafi Group and Zain Bader Al-Kharafi said the group is highly interested in the Egyptian market, adding “we inherited the love of Egypt from our father Nasser Al-Kharafi”. He said the group is keen ...

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 20:19:10 +0000
Visa curbs on 6 nationalities; job tests for expats
KUWAIT: Well-informed sources said various residency affairs managers have been instructed not to approve any visit or entry visa requests for nationals of Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Iran and Pakistan and refer them to Interior Minister Sheikh Khaled Al-Jar...

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 20:02:49 +0000
Trump seethes over report; poll numbers drop
WASHINGTON: A seething President Donald Trump launched a tirade Friday against the “bullst” Mueller report on how he tried to thwart the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, while a leading Democratic opponent urged his i...

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 19:44:28 +0000
KT Managing Editor guest lectures at GUST
KUWAIT: Kuwait Times Managing Editor Jamie Etheridge gave a guest lecture last week at Gulf University for Science and Technology (GUST) on the challenges facing modern journalism in Kuwait. Speaking to Prof Dr Rounwah Bseiso’s Writing for Mass...

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, 07 Mar 2019 09:47:51 GMT
Police Crush Asylum Seekers' Protests
[CAJ News] Tripoli -AROUND 50 asylum seekers have been injured after police used excessive force against the individuals protesting against detention under horrible conditions in Libya.

Tue, 05 Mar 2019 09:08:35 GMT
North Darfur - Gang Caught Smuggling Sudanese Migrants to Libya
[Radio Dabanga] North Darfur -A gang of five men has been caught attempting to smuggle 39 Sudanese migrants, heading for the border of Libya through North Darfur.

Wed, 06 Mar 2019 05:32:35 GMT
Eagles to Take On Libya in Bengerdan
[Leadership] Nigeria's under-23 men football team will face their Libyan counterparts in the 3rd Africa Under-23 Cup of Nations qualifying series at the Bengerdan Stadium in Bengerdan in Tunisia on March 20.

Mon, 04 Mar 2019 07:29:45 GMT
330 Nigerians Return From Libya
[Daily Trust] Three hundred and thirty Nigerians are expected to be flown back from the Libyan capital, Tripoli to Lagos yesterday.

Fri, 01 Mar 2019 08:52:52 GMT
Competing Leaders Agree On Holding Elections, Says UN
[RFI] Rival leaders in Libya have agreed to hold elections in the country, agreeing on the "need to end the transitional stages", according to a statement on Thursday from the UN mission in Libya. Fayez al-Sarraj, head of the Western-backed governmen...

Morocco

Mon, 11 Mar 2019 08:29:23 GMT
The Long Plod of Local Loop Unbundling or a Short, Sharp Dose of Private Sector Innovation?
[Balancing Act] London -With a few exceptions, Sub-Saharan Africa's broadband markets are stuck. No-one currently has the capital or the focus to create a low-cost, high capacity mass market broadband offer. Might local loop unbundling might be one a...

Thu, 07 Mar 2019 13:49:25 GMT
South Africa Agrees to Upgrade Morocco's Diplomatic Representation in Pretoria
[Daily Maverick] The imminent arrival of a new ambassador after a 15-year absence shows the Ramaphosa administration is putting pragmatism ahead of politics.

Thu, 07 Mar 2019 13:31:48 GMT
The Long Plod of Local Loop Unbundling or a Short, Sharp Dose of Private Sector Innovation?
[Balancing Act] London -With a few exceptions, Sub-Saharan Africa's broadband markets are stuck. No-one currently has the capital or the focus to create a low-cost, high capacity mass market broadband offer. Might local loop unbundling might be one a...

Tue, 05 Mar 2019 10:48:31 GMT
President of Republic Hails Algeria's Steadfast Position Towards Sahrawi Issue
[SPS] Wilaya De Smara -The President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Frente POLISARIO, Mr. Brahim Gali, praised on Wednesday the "firm" position of Algeria towards the Sahara issue.

Fri, 01 Mar 2019 09:07:49 GMT
Occupied Western Sahara - Amnesty Denounces Moroccan Repression Against Sahrawi People
[SPS] London; -Non-governmental organization Amnesty International denounced on Tuesday the pressure exerted by the authorities of the Moroccan occupation against peaceful demonstrations in the occupied Sahrawi cities.

Morocco World News

Sun, 21 Apr 2019 10:47:28 +0000
Moroccan Director Hicham Lasri: Creativity Is Important for Its Own Sake
Rabat – Hicham Lasri is a Moroccan filmmaker who, even at an early age, had released many television and cinematic works. The majority of his works raise controversy, which is especially clear in his capsules on YouTube, like “No Vaseline Fa...

Sun, 21 Apr 2019 10:11:46 +0000
The Diplomacy of Couscous in the Maghreb
Rabat – The traditional dish of couscous continues to span borders and boundaries in North Africa, where conflicts divide. Couscous remains at the foundation of food culture in Algeria, Morocco, Mauritania, and Tunisia. Recently, the four Nort...

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 22:58:31 +0000
Moroccan FM: Leaders Must Double Efforts to Achieve Integrated Africa
Rabat – Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita has highlighted how Morocco prioritizes the development of South-South cooperation for an integrated and prosperous Africa. South-South cooperation for an integrated, flourishing, and c...

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 21:00:07 +0000
Fez’s Annual Festival Celebrates Andalusian Music Across Cultures
Fez – Their feet tapped in unison as the Andalusian music coming from their instruments filled every corner of the auditorium. All wearing matching white gandoura tunic dresses and traditional red Fez hats, the local orchestra’s performance w...

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 19:00:29 +0000
From Terrorist to Disciple: Moroccan Hollywood’s Longest-Serving Extra
Ouarzazate – With a lit cigarette between his lips and a walking cane in hand, “Osama Bin Laden” left his clay home to begin his daily neighborhood stroll. Dressed in his classic white gandoura tunic dress, beige beret, and favorite militar...

North Africa

Thu, 14 Mar 2019 08:54:40 GMT
Algeria: How Millennials Used Humour and Creativity to Force Abdelalziz Bouteflika to Stand Aside
[The Conversation Africa] Nacima Ourahmoune, Kedge Business School

Thu, 14 Mar 2019 09:09:09 GMT
Uganda: Government Seeks to Close Trade Imbalance With Egypt
[Monitor] Kampala -In a move to reduce the glaring trade imbalance between Uganda and Egypt, a fact finding mission for a business delegation comprising potential investors from Egypt has been arranged by Trade Minister, Ms Amelia Kyambadde.

Wed, 13 Mar 2019 04:38:35 GMT
Algeria: Protests Over Bouteflika Decision to Delay Elections
[Deutsche Welle] Though his decision not to seek a fifth term sparked celebrations, President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's move to delay elections has Algerians up in arms. Many want a quick transition after Bouteflika's 20-year rule.

Wed, 13 Mar 2019 10:17:51 GMT
Sudan: FVP Concludes Visit to Egypt
[SNA] Khartoum -The First Vice-President and Defense Minister, General, Awad Ibn Auf returned to Khartoum, this evening, concluding a one day-visit to the Arab Republic of Egypt.

Wed, 13 Mar 2019 10:12:56 GMT
Cameroon: Council Should Act On Bahrain, Egypt, Turkey, Cameroon, and the Philippines
[HRW] While the Council has several critical situations on its agenda, we are alarmed that the crises in many countries deepen while the Council stands idly by.

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

Sun, 21 Apr 2019 05:42:20 +0000
ROHM to present timeless Arab opera Antar and Abla next month
The show, produced by Opera Lebanon, demonstrates the timeless love story of Antar and Abla that goes back to ancient Arab history.

Sun, 21 Apr 2019 05:39:57 +0000
MECA holds workshop on biosphere reserves
The event was held under the auspices of H E Najeeb bin Ali al Rowas, Undersecretary in the Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs.

Sun, 21 Apr 2019 05:38:38 +0000
Indian School Bausher opens tomorrow
More than 1,800 students have enrolled in different classes ranging from kindergarten to Grade 8.

Sun, 21 Apr 2019 05:28:56 +0000
More than 100,000 books to be available at ISC fest 2019
Titled, ‘Bookfest 2019,’ the event will be held under the aegis of the Indian Embassy and in partnership with Al Bhaj Books.

Sun, 21 Apr 2019 05:24:17 +0000
18 Arab countries participate in statistics workshop
The workshop was held for Arab National Statistical Offices (NSOs).

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

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 19:59:52 +0000
Politicians Who Spend More Than !2 years In Public Office Are Social Parasites, Says Pat Utomi
Pat Utomi, a professor of political economy and management, has described politicians who spend more than 12 years in public offices as social parasites. The creator of Patito's Gang, a television talk show, made this commen...

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 19:25:40 +0000
Expatriate Killed, Three Abducted During After-Party At Kaduna Resort
Two people were reported killed and three kidnapped after a group of suspected kidnappers armed with dangerous weapons invaded Kajuru Castle, a resort and holiday centre in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The incident was...

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 18:54:12 +0000
Power Outages Are A Thing Of The Past In Zambia — And Supply Could Even Become Surplus Soon
The African Development Bank Group has celebrated the success of Zambia in eliminating frequent power outages, which used to be a regular feature of the southern African country. ‏Using its verified Twitter account @AfDB_Group, the bank tweeted on...

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 17:54:53 +0000
Ijaw Youth Council Vows To Take Control Of Oil 'Even If It Means Being Killed By Trigger-Happy Soldiers'
The Ijaw Youth Council (IJY), the umbrella body of the Niger Delta youth, has demanded for amendment of the Constitution to allow each region harness its resources and contribute to the centre. The group expressed it's readiness to do this "...

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 17:21:44 +0000
Buhari Speaks On Tiv-Jukun Killings In Taraba, Fulani-Genjon-Bachama In Adamawa
The recent violent clashes between Jukuns and Tivs in Taraba State, and the Fulani, Genjon and Bachama in Adamawa State are needless and saddening, President Muhammadu Buhari has said. The Jukun and Tiv communities Wukari Local Government Area in so...

Sahara Reporters Latest News

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 19:59:52 +0000
Politicians Who Spend More Than !2 years In Public Office Are Social Parasites, Says Pat Utomi
Pat Utomi, a professor of political economy and management, has described politicians who spend more than 12 years in public offices as social parasites. The creator of Patito's Gang, a television talk show, made this commen...

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 19:25:40 +0000
Expatriate Killed, Three Abducted During After-Party At Kaduna Resort
Two people were reported killed and three kidnapped after a group of suspected kidnappers armed with dangerous weapons invaded Kajuru Castle, a resort and holiday centre in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The incident was...

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 18:54:12 +0000
Power Outages Are A Thing Of The Past In Zambia — And Supply Could Even Become Surplus Soon
The African Development Bank Group has celebrated the success of Zambia in eliminating frequent power outages, which used to be a regular feature of the southern African country. ‏Using its verified Twitter account @AfDB_Group, the bank tweeted on...

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 17:54:53 +0000
Ijaw Youth Council Vows To Take Control Of Oil 'Even If It Means Being Killed By Trigger-Happy Soldiers'
The Ijaw Youth Council (IJY), the umbrella body of the Niger Delta youth, has demanded for amendment of the Constitution to allow each region harness its resources and contribute to the centre. The group expressed it's readiness to do this "...

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 17:42:41 +0000
PMB's Second Term: Looking Back, And Looking Forward By Femi Adesina
To borrow the words of colourful First Republic politician, Chief Ozumba Mbadiwe, "come has finally come to become" for President Muhammadu Buhari, as he has won election to serve a second term in office, after a pulsating c...

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.

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

Sun, 21 Apr 2019 12:57:28 +0000
Elections czar urges probe into suspected voting fraud
Central Elections Committee head Hanan Melcer cites alleged irregularities in two polling stations, says police could make use of footage from Likud hidden cameras at ballot booths

Sun, 21 Apr 2019 12:28:06 +0000
7 suspects arrested in Sri Lanka over Easter Sunday bombings
Country imposes strict nationwide curfew, blocks social media after 8 blasts kill over 200 people, injure hundreds

Sun, 21 Apr 2019 11:29:59 +0000
Netanyahu, world leaders voice support for Sri Lanka after Easter bombings
Officials around the globe condemn deadly attacks that left over 190 dead and hundreds more wounded

Sun, 21 Apr 2019 11:26:17 +0000
Yisrael Beytenu, Likud officials powwow as coalition talks kick off
No agreement reached on ultra-Orthodox enlistment; Netanyahu associate previously embroiled in sexual misconduct scandal allowed to join talks

Sun, 21 Apr 2019 10:39:14 +0000
Trump offers condolences to Sri Lanka over ‘horrible terrorist attacks’
US president erroneously says 138 million people were killed in bombings, then deletes tweet; death toll climbs to 190, seven suspects arrested

Tunisia

Tue, 12 Mar 2019 09:22:31 GMT
'Get Land From Your Husbands' - Tunisia Divided Over Equal Inheritance for Women
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Kasserine, Tunisia -Souad Gharsalli lives in a rented flat in the centre of Kasserine, in western Tunisia, baking and selling artisanal bread to make money. But she should be growing olive trees for a living, she says.

Wed, 06 Mar 2019 08:20:58 GMT
Etoile Shock Rangers in Enugu
[CAF] Hitherto high-flying Rangers were brought down to earth again following a 2-0 defeat to visiting Etoile du Sahel in a MatchDay 4 Group B tie at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium Saturday in Enugu.

Mon, 04 Mar 2019 08:21:47 GMT
Dr. Al-Dirdiri Receives Ambassador of Tunisia
[SNA] Khartoum -The Foreign Minister, Dr. Al-Dirdiri Mohamed Ahmed, received in his office Sunday the Ambassador of Tunisia to Sudan, Al-Hashimi Ujaili, and discussed progress of the distinguished relations between the two countries and means of prom...

Mon, 04 Mar 2019 08:29:02 GMT
CAF Confederation Cup - Rangers Lose At Home to Tunisian Club
[Premium Times] Rangers International Football Club of Enugu's hope of reaching the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Cup next stage has been hampered in a 2-0 loss to Etoile Sportive du Sahel in Enugu.

Fri, 01 Mar 2019 09:06:40 GMT
Attempt to Shut Down Prominent LGBTI Organisation Condemned
[AI London] Amnesty International has condemned the Tunisian government's attempts to shut down a prominent LGBTI organisation for being "contrary" to Tunisian society's "Arabic and Islamic culture".

Western Sahara

Tue, 05 Mar 2019 10:48:31 GMT
President of Republic Hails Algeria's Steadfast Position Towards Sahrawi Issue
[SPS] Wilaya De Smara -The President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Frente POLISARIO, Mr. Brahim Gali, praised on Wednesday the "firm" position of Algeria towards the Sahara issue.

Fri, 01 Mar 2019 09:07:49 GMT
Occupied Western Sahara - Amnesty Denounces Moroccan Repression Against Sahrawi People
[SPS] London; -Non-governmental organization Amnesty International denounced on Tuesday the pressure exerted by the authorities of the Moroccan occupation against peaceful demonstrations in the occupied Sahrawi cities.

Thu, 28 Feb 2019 11:53:52 GMT
Western Sahara - Is Algeria's Perceived Weakness Its Strength? - Robert M. Holley
[Moroccan American Center] The city streets in Algeria are once again full of protesters. It is not the cost of living or the lack of employment opportunities for youth that has the crowds singing anthems and carrying signs. It is the idea of a fifth...

Tue, 26 Feb 2019 08:22:57 GMT
Morocco, the Western Sahara and SA's Inverted Moral Compass
[Daily Maverick] South Africa's foreign policy is my moral compass. Whatever it is vociferously for, I am instinctively against. This is not only down to its ambivalence towards human rights abuses and electoral niceties (which it once deemed to make...

Mon, 25 Feb 2019 09:09:26 GMT
Opening of 8th Congress of National Union of Sahrawi Women
[SPS] Awsard -The work of the 8th congress of the National Union of Saharawi Women (NUSW) began Saturday in the wilaya of Awsard, Saharawi refugee camps, which bears the name of Martyr Sidami Mokhtar Ahmed, under the theme "Together we march towards ...

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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