King Salman allows Qatari pilgrims to enter Saudi Arabia without electronic permits

:: King Salman bin Abdulaziz instructed to allow Qatari pilgrims to enter Saudi Arabia via the land border without electronic permits. This decree came upon the mediation of Sheikh More »

South Korea’s Moon: There will be no war on Korean peninsula

:: There will be no war on the Korean peninsula, South Korean President Moon Jae-In said Thursday, despite high tensions over the North’s nuclear and missile programs. “All South More »

Saudi-Iraqi Coordination Council to boost bilateral trade, cooperation: Commerce minister

:: Saudi Commerce and Investment Minister Majid Al-Qassabi said the Cabinet decision to establish the Saudi-Iraqi Coordination Council enhances the opportunities for trade exchange and joint cooperation to promote More »

Saudi Crown Prince meets members of Yemeni House of Representatives

:: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, met with members of the Yemeni parliament at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah. The members of Yemen’s House of Representatives affirmed their support More »

US decries ‘genocide’ of Christians, others by Daesh

:: The Trump administration denounced Daesh on Tuesday for carrying out “genocide” against Christians and other religious minorities in areas under its control. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said More »

 

Category Archives: Africa

Nigeria suicide bombers kill 28, wound 82

:: Three women suicide bombers blew themselves up at the entrance to a camp for displaced people in northeastern Nigeria on Tuesday, killing 28 people and wounding 82, local sources said. The attack took place in the

Boko Haram bombers kill 20 at village in northeast Nigeria

:: Suicide bombers attacked a camp for internally displaced people and a nearby market in a northeastern Nigeria village Tuesday, killing at least 20 people, a local official said Tuesday. Village chief Lawan Kalli said Tuesday at

ICC issues arrest warrant for Benghazi commander

:: International judges have issued a war crimes arrest warrant against a senior Libyan military commander, suspected of involvement in the deaths of 33 people in Benghazi. “The International Criminal Court has issued a warrant of arrest

Nearly 400 bodies recovered from Sierra Leone mudslide — coroner

:: Rescue workers have recovered nearly 400 bodies from a mudslide in the outskirts of Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown, the chief coroner said on Tuesday, as rescue operations continued and morgues struggled to find space for all

Tunisian Islamic scholars support president’s call for gender equality

:: Tunisian authorities on Islamic fatwas at Diwan al-Ifta announced their support for President Beji Caid Essebsi’s proposals granting women further equal rights. In a speech on the occasion of the National Women’s Day, the Tunisian President

Gunmen kidnap former Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan

:: Libyan sources said that unknown gunmen kidnapped former Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan while he was in a hotel in the Libyan capital Tripoli. According to the sources, an armed group raided the hotel “Al-Sharq” in

Haftar: Army insists on extending its control over the entire Libyan territory

:: The commander of the Libyan army, Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar confirmed the insistence of the Libyan troops to continue fighting “until the armed forces extends its control over the entire Libyan territory.” On Monday morning and

First in Muslim world, Tunisian president seeks equal inheritance for women

:: In a speech on the occasion of the National Women’s Day, the Tunisian President announced the formation of a committee to study the issue of individual rights and to activate them further and to consider equality

Libya: Haftar heads to Moscow to meet with Lavrov

:: Libya’s military General Khalifa Haftar will visit Moscow on Saturday for discussions over a peace plan including a ceasefire and political talks, a Russian official said Friday. Haftar will discuss “the issue of his eventual meeting

Kenyatta wins second term in Kenya election, rival claims massive cheating

:: Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the victor Friday of an election which rival Raila Odinga claims was massively rigged, sparking angry protests in isolated opposition strongholds. According to the election commission (IEBC) Kenyatta won the

Moroccan star Lamjarred releases new song after serving prison time for rape

:: It was time to ‘let go’ of the past for Moroccan singer Saad Lamjarred. Upon completing prison time in France for a case of sexual harassment, Lamjarred released a new song complimented with a music video

Dozens of migrants storm Morocco-Spain border post square

:: More than 100 migrants stormed a border post between Morocco and the Spanish territory of Ceuta on Monday, careering through with agents unable to stop them, police said. They started running from the Moroccan side, crossed

Moroccan sailor’s family calls for intervention over kidnap by Nigerian pirates

:: The family of a Moroccan merchant navy officer abducted by Nigerin pirates in the Gulf of Guinea issued an appeal to the government to intervene amid silence surrounding the kidnapping of the crew of a Panamanian

Mauritania votes to abolish senate by referendum

:: Mauritanians have voted to abolish their Senate and alter their national flag by referendum, the electoral commission announced Sunday, in a clear victory for President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz the day after the vote. While turnout

Tunisian fishermen vow to stop extremist anti-immigrant ship from docking

:: Tunisian fishermen vowed Sunday to block a ship carrying far-right activists from docking at their port, dealing a fresh blow to their mission to disrupt the flow of migrant boats from north Africa to Europe. The

US says took part in Somalia raid that killed commander

:: The United States said on Friday it took part in a July 30 raid that killed a senior member of the al Shabaab network, which Mogadishu blames for several terrorist bombings. The Somali information ministry said

Morocco hosts spectacular allegiance ceremony for king

:: As is customary every year, King Mohammed VI, in his capacity as the Commander of the Faithful in Morocco, presided over his pledge of allegiance to the royal palace in Tetouan, northern Morocco, on the occasion

US military: Drone strike kills Al-Shabab fighter in Somalia

:: The US military said Monday it carried out a drone strike in Somalia that killed a member of the Al-Shabab extremist group, while a Somali intelligence official said an Al-Shabab leader was targeted but it was

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