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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, 19 Oct 2017 10:22:22 GMT
Put - We Can Get a Result in Morocco
[CAF] Duels between North African teams traditionally generate great excitement and enthusiasm from players and fans, and the first leg of the 2017 CAF Champions League semi-final between USM Alger (Algeria) and Wydad Casablanca (Morocco) was no exce...

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:37:28 GMT
NFF Ponders Two Friendlies for Super Eagles After Qualifier Against Algeria
[Guardian] The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), which begins its yearly general assembly in Jos tomorrow, is pondering reported overtures from two unnamed countries for friendly matches with the Super Eagles immediately after next month's Russia 20...

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:51:43 GMT
Mikel, Ighalo Ready to Play in Algeria
[Vanguard] Contrary to reports that China-based Super Eagles duo, John Obi Mikel and Odion Ighalo may not be needed by coach Gernot Rohr for their last World Cup qualification game in Algeria, both players are ready to make themselves available if ca...

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 08:32:42 GMT
We Want to Win Against Algeria - Rohr
[Vanguard] Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr has disclosed that he will want to win the last Russia 2018 World Cup qualifying match against Algeria even when he said he would field a much changed side, in Algiers.

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:07:13 GMT
FIFA Names Gabonese Referee for Algeria, Nigeria Game
[Guardian] - Adebutu redeems N50 million pledge to Super Eagles

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, 23 Oct 2017 09:01:12 GMT
France - Stop Ignoring Egypt's Dire Rights Record
[HRW] The French government should ensure that human rights are central to its relationship with Egypt, Human Rights Watch said today. France should stop ignoring serious abuses, including Egyptian security services' widespread and systematic use of ...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 12:43:08 GMT
Foreign Ministry Condemns Criminal Aggression in Jeeza, Egypt
[SNA] Khartoum -The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has strongly condemned the terrorist attack on Friday in Jeeza Province, the Arab Republic of Egypt, which resulted in death of a big number of Egyptian security men in a crime which contravened with th...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 11:01:54 GMT
France Should Make Human Rights Central to Al-Sisi Visit - NGO
[RFI] The French government should ensure that human rights are central to its relationship with Egypt, Human Rights Watch said Monday. This as President Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi visits Paris for the first time since the presidential elections in May.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:13:26 GMT
Somalia Condemns Egypt Terror Attack
[Shabelle] Somalia's Federal government has condemned the Friday killing of 16 Egyptian policemen in a shootout with terrorists in the Western Desert, continuing international condemnation of the event.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 17:09:42 GMT
Hungarian Amb Appreciates Egyptian Govt Efforts in Fighting Terrorism
[Egypt Online] Hungarian Ambassador in Cairo Peter Kveck asserted his country's appreciation for the efforts exerted by the Egyptian government and people in fighting terrorism which has become a common threat for all countries.

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

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 15:44:20 +0000
Egypt’s Mountain Climber Hazem El-Shamy Sets Off to Nepal to Climb Mountain Kyajo Ri
Egyptian adventurer and mountains climber Hazem El-Shamy has got on the road, on Saturday, for yet another quest among his several others. Upon his arrival to Nepal, El-Shamy will be prepared to go on a 12-day hike to reach the base of Mount Kyajo Ri...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 12:11:29 +0000
Australia’s Governor-General Visits Egypt to Mark 75th Anniversary of El Alamein Battle
Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met with Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia Peter Cosgrove and Lady Cosgrove, for the first time on October 22 in Cairo, to mark 75th Anniversary of El Alamein Battle. Cosgrove offered his cond...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 09:55:11 +0000
Egypt’s Mohamed El-Shorbagy Wins the 2017 Channel VAS Squash Championships
Egypt’s Mohamed El-Shorbagy sealed the 2017 Channel VAS Squash Championships held at St George’s Hill, Surrey in England from October 18 to October 22, 2017. Mohamed El-Shorbagy, Marwan El-Shorbagy, Fares Dessouky, Mohamed Abouelghar, T...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 08:23:48 +0000
Gulf Crisis Broadens Definitions of Food Security
Almost five months into the Gulf crisis, that pits the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Bahrain against Qatar, the issue of food security has taken on a new dimension. Understood as “a situation that exists when all people, at all times, have physical...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 06:22:48 +0000
Beyoncé Wears Egyptian Luxury Brand Okhtein
Egyptian fans of American pop icon Beyoncé went overboard yesterday after her Instagram account posted photos of her wearing a bag designed by the Egyptian luxury brand Okhtein. ­The news became known to Egyptians at large after the brand’s co-f...

Haaretz Israel News

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 03:25:01 +0300
Israeli police investigating criminal allegations against key Netanyahu ally
Probe said to focus on coalition chair David Bitan's relationships with businessmen some years ago, when he held zoning and permitting positions in a Tel Aviv suburb

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 02:27:24 +0300
Why is only one Arab a Righteous Gentile for saving Jews during the Holocaust?
Where are the others, and is there really a possibility Yad Vashem will ever recognize them too?

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 01:07:44 +0300
Too many IDF officers believe battlefield heroics spare them from punishment for wrongdoings
The IDF chief has a short fuse when it comes to disciplinary infractions, so he'll likely see to the suspension of the brigadier general who plundered enemy arms and other materiel

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 00:59:58 +0300
Final blow in Egypt's anti-LGBT crackdown is on the horizon
Community members are being arrested, 'support' in the media is prohibited and rights groups won’t protect them. Now a bill before parliament makes homosexuality an offense punishable by up to 15 years in prison

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 00:47:01 +0300
Israeli police say Palestinian must prove he owns land from which his olives were stolen
The Palestinian claims that the olives, from which he makes a living, were held by the police for two weeks without him being informed

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, 23 Oct 2017 21:00:00 +0300
Lieberman: Nasrallah ordered rocket fire in the Golan Heights
After it was reported that the Israeli security establishment believes last weeks spillover fire incidents were in fact deliberate rocket fire, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor LIeberman announced today that Hezbollah was behind the shootings.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 20:30:00 +0300
Netanyahu accuses opposition of grousing or, in literal Hebrew, 'pickling'
In a blunt and oft-interrupted speech before the Knesset plenum, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed his opposition: You are constantly grousing (literally pickling), attacking and nitpicking...but you know deep down that in democratic ...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 20:00:00 +0300
Israel, PA conduct joint disaster exercise
Despite the conflict, Israel and the Palestinian Authority will engage in a five-day international disaster exercise sponsored by the European Union, during which government, medical services, and fire and rescue will practice and prepare for a regio...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 19:30:00 +0300
Rivlin says ‘gatekeepers of the Israeli democracy’ being weakened
During his opening speech at the Knessets annual winter assembly, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin harshly criticized Israels government and leadership for their attempts to weaken the “gatekeepers” of the countrys democracy and accused it of poli...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 19:20:00 +0300
15 years in prison for IDF weapons thief
The Beer Sheva court sentenced a 48-year-old resident of Tamra to 15 years in prison for conspiring to steal weapons from the Sde Teyman IDF base in southern Israel. The defendant, Muhammad Zuabi, sold the stolen weapons on the black market and share...

Jerusalem Post Headlines

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 22:59:22 GMT
Maryland joins nearly half of American states with anti-BDS laws

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 22:52:31 GMT
Morocco arrests six suspected Islamic State militants

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 18:36:46 GMT
Ankara mayor quits in Erdogan purge of local government

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:57:29 GMT
Egyptian air force says strikes arms convoy at Libya border

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:44:34 GMT
Russian radio presenter stabbed, allegedly by an Israeli

Jerusalem Post Israel News

Jordan

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

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

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

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

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

Jordan Al Bawaba

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:12:52 +0000
Academia Under Occupation: My Experience Before Cambridge Banned Students from Palestine
By Rosie Topham Britain's Cambridge University has taken the decision not to allow Arabic students to spend their year abroad in Palestine. The reason is not concern over violent clashes in the West Bank, nor the ever looming threat of war between Is...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 12:48:10 +0000
Israel Denies Involvement in Myanmar's Crackdown on Rohingya
Israel's foreign ministry vehemently denied reports it was involved in the tragedy unfolding in Myanmar. In response to a story published in Hebrew Daily Haaretz on Monday claiming Israel had sold naval vessels and mounted machine guns to the Myanmar...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 12:47:14 +0000
ISIS Executes 128 Syrian Civilians Within Days
ISIS fanatics have executed at least 128 civilians in a Syrian town within a matter of days, it has emerged. Dozens of the victims were shot or knifed to death before being dumped in a pit in Qaryatayn, in Syria's central Homs province. The massacre ...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 12:45:16 +0000
Iraqi PM Criticizes Tillerson For Telling Iran-Backed Forces to go 'Home'
The Iraqi prime minister’s media office on Monday criticized recent comments by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in which the latter called on the Shia Hashd al-Shaabi -- which is perceived by some to be loyal to Tehran -- to leave Iraq. On Su...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:00:38 +0000
Turkey Intercepts 170 Syrians Crossing to Europe
More than 170 Syrians have been held since Sunday during two separate operations in western Balikesir province when they tried to travel to European countries via illegal routes, according to a governor’s office Monday. In a statement, the Balikesi...

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

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 19:10:22 +0000
Assembly term opens today with crises looming
Kuwait Times KUWAIT: The National Assembly opens its new term today amid indications of strained relations between lawmakers and the government, which is facing several grillings against a number of its ministers. HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 19:06:12 +0000
Dogs switched from customs, used in fights
Kuwait Times KUWAIT: Two dogs illegally imported to Kuwait from Romania are now suffering in poor conditions and are stuck in customs without adequate food or care, local animal rights activists allege. The two pit bulls, a breed banned in Kuwait, we...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 19:01:19 +0000
Cabinet notified about panel to examine domestic helpers’ recruitment costs
Kuwait Times Ministers reaffirm solidarity with Sheikh Mohammad KUWAIT: The cabinet was informed about forming a panel to examine domestic helpers’ recruitment costs, Minister of Commerce and Industry, Acting Minister of State for Youth Affairs...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 18:59:43 +0000
Pensions, petrol price, nationality atop agenda of new legislative term
Kuwait Times KUWAIT: The second legislative term of the National Assembly opens today, with draft laws on pensions, petrol prices and nationality being on top of the agenda. Other draft legislations, suggested by lawmakers, deal with good governance,...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 18:55:35 +0000
Ministry acts to fight fake employment
Kuwait Times KUWAIT: The Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor plans to provide companies with certificates showing their commitment to hiring national workers on a quarterly basis instead of annually. This was made in a bid to foil any fake employmen...

Lebanon

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

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

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

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

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

Libya

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:46:53 GMT
Hawaii Judge Bars Travel Order From Taking Effect
[VOA] A federal judge in Hawaii has blocked President Donald Trump's latest order restricting travel which was to go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday.

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:00:06 GMT
Is Business Trumping Peace Efforts in Libya?
[ISS] A few weeks ahead of the crucial 5th African Union (AU)-European Union (EU) summit in Abidjan at the end of November, most officials on both sides are aware of the many potentially explosive issues in the relationship between these two organisa...

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 13:57:36 GMT
Three Girls Return Home After Escaping Isis Captivity in Libya
[Nairobi News] Three girls who had left Kenya to join ISIS in Libya have been brought home.

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 08:34:36 GMT
Security Council Endorses UN Plan On Restarting Political Process
[UN News] The Security Council today endorsed the United Nations' action plan to resume an inclusive political process in Libya.

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 07:44:43 GMT
Citizens Among Migrants Found Trapped Amid Libya Fighting
[Shabelle] Thousands of migrants have been found trapped in camps in Libya the past days after they were caught amid the fighting over the northwestern city of Sabratha, officials said Sunday.

Morocco

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 07:28:11 GMT
Morocco to Host 26th European Film Weeks On Nov. 13-28
[MAP] Rabat -The 26th edition of the European Film Weeks will be held on November 13-18 in the cities of Rabat, Casablanca, Marrakech and Tangier, said a press release by the European Union (EU) delegation in Morocco.

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:01:21 GMT
Suspect Products Seized Saturday At Dismantling of Terror Cell Used in Explosives Manufacturing (Interior Ministry)
[MAP] Rabat -The suspect products seized in a "safe house" in Fez and in a car belonging to one of the individuals arrested in connection with the dismantling last Saturday by the Central Bureau for Judiciary Investigations (BCIJ) of an ISIS-linked t...

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:00:37 GMT
Morocco Takes Part in London's 2017 World Para Taekwondo Championships
[MAP] London -Morocco takes part in the 2017 World Para Taekwondo Championships in London (Oct. 19-22).

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 06:57:31 GMT
Rohr Picks New Players for Morocco Camp
[Guardian] Super Eagles' coach, Gernot Rohr will release the list of players that would battle Algeria in the last group game of the 2018 World Cup qualifying series next week, officials of the team have revealed.

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:22:22 GMT
Put - We Can Get a Result in Morocco
[CAF] Duels between North African teams traditionally generate great excitement and enthusiasm from players and fans, and the first leg of the 2017 CAF Champions League semi-final between USM Alger (Algeria) and Wydad Casablanca (Morocco) was no exce...

Morocco World News

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 19:13:05 +0000
1 Out of 8 Cigarettes in Morocco Is Illicit, Mostly Smuggled from Algeria
Rabat – Cigarette smuggling in the Maghreb constitutes one of the major assets of a broader illicit trade landscape. A recent study by professional services company KPMG finds that one out of eight cigarettes consumed in Morocco in 2016 were il...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 17:25:19 +0000
Moroccan Journalism NGO Launches Program to Host Foreign Reporters
Rabat – The Moroccan Forum for Young Journalists (FMJJ) has announced a program to host foreign journalists seeking to report on Morocco. The association will receive 30 foreign journalists and provide them with help to fulfill their duties. Th...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 16:50:14 +0000
Tariq Ramadan Denies Rape Accusation, Files Complaint Against Accuser
Rabat – Tariq Ramadan lodged a complaint “for slander and defamation” on Monday against author Henda Ayari, who sued him for rape and sexual assault two days earlier. The Oxford professor issued a statement through his lawyer, Yassin Bouz...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 16:27:24 +0000
Moroccan Royal Armed Forces Trains Nigerian Air Force to Combat Terror Threat
Rabat – The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) received training on counter-terrorism in Morocco under the supervision of the Royal Armed Forces (FAR), reported Moroccan daily newspaper Al Ahdath. The one-month training program took place in September. A...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 16:02:24 +0000
Moroccan Police Arrest Six More Suspects in Connection with Nationwide Terrorist Network
Rabat – The police have arrested six additional lindividuals suspected of having relations with a terrorist cell dismantled last week, the Moroccan Ministry of Interior announced Monday. On October 14, 17, and 23, Moroccan police arrested six s...

North Africa

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 09:01:12 GMT
Egypt:France - Stop Ignoring Egypt's Dire Rights Record
[HRW] The French government should ensure that human rights are central to its relationship with Egypt, Human Rights Watch said today. France should stop ignoring serious abuses, including Egyptian security services' widespread and systematic use of ...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 12:43:08 GMT
Egypt:Foreign Ministry Condemns Criminal Aggression in Jeeza, Egypt
[SNA] Khartoum -The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has strongly condemned the terrorist attack on Friday in Jeeza Province, the Arab Republic of Egypt, which resulted in death of a big number of Egyptian security men in a crime which contravened with th...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 11:01:54 GMT
Egypt:France Should Make Human Rights Central to Al-Sisi Visit - NGO
[RFI] The French government should ensure that human rights are central to its relationship with Egypt, Human Rights Watch said Monday. This as President Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi visits Paris for the first time since the presidential elections in May.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:13:26 GMT
Egypt:Somalia Condemns Egypt Terror Attack
[Shabelle] Somalia's Federal government has condemned the Friday killing of 16 Egyptian policemen in a shootout with terrorists in the Western Desert, continuing international condemnation of the event.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 17:09:42 GMT
Egypt:Hungarian Amb Appreciates Egyptian Govt Efforts in Fighting Terrorism
[Egypt Online] Hungarian Ambassador in Cairo Peter Kveck asserted his country's appreciation for the efforts exerted by the Egyptian government and people in fighting terrorism which has become a common threat for all countries.

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

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 19:22:59 +0000
Shabab Oman II returns to grand welcome at Port Sultan Qaboos
It took part in various naval festivals and competitions winning awards such as Sailing Award, the Best Marine Vessel Award and the Best Ship Crew Award .

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 19:22:53 +0000
45% fall in thefts in 2016: ROP
Better surveillance, CCTVs help to foil crimes

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 18:57:45 +0000
Government Communication Forum launched; focuses on transparency and accuracy of information
The second day will witness a number of activities and specialised workshops targeting directors of media and social communication departments.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 18:56:16 +0000
Häagen-Dazs ice cream café opened in Oman
With an array of ice creams as well as coffee and snacks, Häagen-Dazs opened its first café at the Oman Avenues Mall.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 18:54:32 +0000
40 teams participate in inter-college environmental public speaking contest
The winners of this contest will participate in the regional competition to be held in Dubai on November 27 and 28.

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

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 03:16:22 +0000
Doha News is now under new management
Faced with the prospect of shutting down Doha News, we have instead decided to bring a new owner on board who has the resources to carry on the legacy we’ve built over the last eight years. (The post Doha News is now under new management is from Do...

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 09:07:33 +0000
Low income expat women pay the price for unmarried sex in Qatar
Filipina journalist Ana P. Santos examines how expat men in Qatar are using dating apps to approach women for casual sex, and the price many women pay for accepting their advances. (The post Low income expat women pay the price for unmarried sex in Q...

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 06:00:00 +0000
US halts military exercises with Gulf allies amid Qatar boycott
According to the Associated Press, US Central Command said the aim is to show that the military wants its allies in the region to work together. (The post US halts military exercises with Gulf allies amid Qatar boycott is from Doha News.)

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 09:02:53 +0000
Qatar’s Mutaz Barshim nominated for world’s best male athlete
Fans can help boost Barshim’s chances of winning by voting on Twitter and Facebook. (The post Qatar’s Mutaz Barshim nominated for world’s best male athlete is from Doha News.)

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 06:11:18 +0000
New water park and resort hotel planned for Lusail island
The first phase of the project – the aqua park and 400-room hotel – should be completed by spring 2022. (The post New water park and resort hotel planned for Lusail island is from Doha News.)

Sahara Reporters

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 16:06:22 +0000
Liberian Election: George Weah Visits Nigerian Pastor Ahead Of November 7 Runoff
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Mon, 23 Oct 2017 15:06:56 +0000
Billionaire Kidnapper Evans’ Lawyer Frustrates Lagos State’s Attempt To Arraign Him On Fresh Charges
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Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:48:40 +0000
Buhari Orders Fugitive Maina’s Disengagement From The Civil Service, As Osinbajo Orders EFCC To Fish Him Out
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Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:26:54 +0000
President Buhari Returns To Abuja From Turkey
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Mon, 23 Oct 2017 12:25:40 +0000
Court Orders Police To Pay N2 Million in Damages To Evans In-Law
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Sahara Reporters Latest News

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 20:43:55 +0000
Why Not Put Jonathan On The Ballot For 2019? By Peter Claver Oparah
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Mon, 23 Oct 2017 20:10:14 +0000
Ondo State Police Rearrest Armed Robber
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Mon, 23 Oct 2017 18:25:15 +0000
N113m Scam: EFCC Testifies Against DESOPADEC's Consultants
0 Comments Sahara Reporters N113m Scam: EFCC Testifies Against DESOPADEC's Consultants 4 Hours Ago

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 18:11:02 +0000
Dambazau Lied, I Played No Role In Maina's Return - Head Of Service
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Mon, 23 Oct 2017 16:06:22 +0000
Liberian Election: George Weah Visits Nigerian Pastor Ahead Of November 7 Runoff
0 Comments Sahara Reporters Liberian Election: George Weah Visits Nigerian Pastor Ahead Of November 7 Runoff 6 Hours Ago

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, 23 Oct 2017 12:13:15 +0000
Russia Says Iraqi Kurds Must Act in Concert with Baghdad
Russia respects the desire of Iraqi Kurdistan to assert its identity but this must be done in dialogue with the … The post Russia Says Iraqi Kurds Must Act in Concert with Baghdad appeared first on Majalla Magazine.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 11:18:33 +0000
“Go Home” – Tillerson Tells Iranian-Backed Militias in Iraq
REUTERS – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday it was time for Iranian-backed militias and their Iranian … The post “Go Home” – Tillerson Tells Iranian-Backed Militias in Iraq appeared first on Majalla M...

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 20:00:31 +0000
Primetime Politics
by Amie Ferris-Rotman The plush blue curtains open, revealing a cluster of cheap eateries. The cameras focus on a young … The post Primetime Politics appeared first on Majalla Magazine.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 19:57:37 +0000
Sanctions and Sudan
by Yasir Zaidan On October 6, the United States announced that it would lift many of its longstanding sanctions against … The post Sanctions and Sudan appeared first on Majalla Magazine.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 19:50:39 +0000
Imagining Refugia
by Nicholas Van Hear Over the last three years, the global north has fluctuated between welcoming and closing itself off to … The post Imagining Refugia 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, 24 Oct 2017 00:34:51 +0000
New York attorney general launches probe of Weinstein Co.
Sweeping investigation opened into potential gender discrimination, civil rights violations at company founded by disgraced Hollywood mogul The post New York attorney general launches probe of Weinstein Co. appeared first on The Times of Israel.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 23:50:35 +0000
State anti-BDS laws are hitting unintended targets and nobody’s happy
Defenders of anti-boycott measures say legislation undergoing birth pains, while critics express concern for free speech rights The post State anti-BDS laws are hitting unintended targets and nobody’s happy appeared first on The Times of Israel.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 22:55:26 +0000
Fliers found at Cornell read ‘Just say no to Jewish lies’
University president says 'thousands of Cornellians deplore' posters urging students to 'join the white gang' The post Fliers found at Cornell read ‘Just say no to Jewish lies’ appeared first on The Times of Israel.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 22:36:09 +0000
Maryland governor signs order blocking Israel boycotts
Requests for future bids on state contracts will include certification that companies have not engaged in boycotting the Jewish state The post Maryland governor signs order blocking Israel boycotts appeared first on The Times of Israel.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 21:49:47 +0000
Lebanon says US sanctions against Hezbollah won’t target banks
Top banker says Washington has offered assurances the new punitive measures will not affect country's banking sector The post Lebanon says US sanctions against Hezbollah won’t target banks appeared first on The Times of Israel.

Tunisia

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 08:43:00 GMT
FAP Handball Clubs in Tunisia
[Cameroon Tribune] The 39th edition of the Africa Handball Clubs Championship kicks off in Hammamet, Tunisia, today October 20, 2017.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 17:09:47 GMT
Ahly Beat Tunisia's Etoile Sportive Du Sahel 6-2, Qualify to CAF Cl Final
[Egypt Online] Egypt's Al Ahly have qualified to the final of CAF Champions League on Sunday 22/10/2017, beating Tunisia's Etoile Sportive du Sahel 6-2 in their semifinal's return-leg match at Alexandria's Borg el Arab Stadium.

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:45:35 GMT
Cementing Business Relations With Tunisia
[SAnews.gov.za] South Africa has reaffirmed its commitment to building strong ties with Tunisia at a business forum hosted in Tunis on Monday.

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 10:16:47 GMT
Peerless Kenya Hammer Tunisia in Cup of Nations
[Nation] Undefeated Kenya cemented their place atop Group B at the ongoing women's Volleyball Africa Nations Championship after a routine straight sets win over Tunisia in their final pool match at the Palais des Sports Indoor Arena in Yaounde on Tue...

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 05:40:08 GMT
Nigeria, Egypt, Tunisia Eye 2018 World Cup Tickets
[Guardian] Nigeria, Egypt and Tunisia could all book their spots at next year's World Cup in the penultimate round of African qualifiers at the weekend, but the other two slots will only be decided next month.

Western Sahara

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:33:19 GMT
UN Security Council to Visit Sahel
[Centre 4s] Under the French presidency, the Security Council will visit the G5 Sahel States this week. That is a regional grouping composed of Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Chad. Countries that are experiencing a security crisis since 20...

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:26:55 GMT
Western Sahara Decolonization to Be Debated in Paris
[SPS] Paris -Western Sahara decolonization will be on the menu of three meetings in Paris and its suburbs, as of Friday. Discussions will focus on Europe's role in this conflict, especially that of France, Morocco's only support, which occupies this ...

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:06:49 GMT
FM Holds Working Sessions With UNSG Personal Envoy for Moroccan Sahara
[MAP] Rabat -Foreign minister Nasser Bourita held working sessions, on Oct. 16-17 in Rabat, with UN Secretary General Personal Envoy for the Sahara Horst Köhler, said a statement by the foreign affairs ministry.

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:27:41 GMT
Morocco Must Take Urgent Action to Stop the Suffering of Saharawi Prisoners and Their Families
[SPS] The Moroccan authorities have spent decades imprisoning Saharawis who support self-determination in the Occupied Territories of Western Sahara. They then send detainees to prisons in Morocco, thus depriving them of their basic rights such as fa...

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 10:05:51 GMT
SADR FM - 'France Obstructs the Holding of a Referendum On Self-Determination in Western Sahara'
[SPS] Algiers (Algeria) -Mohamed Salem Ould Salek, member of the National Secretariat of the Frente POLISARIO and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), said today at a press conference in the Algerian capital, A...

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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