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Sudan ambassador in Egypt: Negotiations would resolve Halaib issue

Dr. Abdel Mahmoud Abdel Halim, ambassador of Sudan in Cairo, said that the coming period will witness an Egyptian-Sudanese initiative to resolve the outstanding issues between the two countries and establish relations based on mutual respect and common interests both regionally and internationally. He said in an interview with the Egyptian media on Thursday at the Sudanese embassy in Cairo, ...

Saudi Crown Prince ‘invited to Israel’ as Jerusalem protests smoulder in West Bank

Israel’s intelligence minister has extended an invitation to Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, to visit the country as fallout from the US’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish state continues to reverberate around the world. Yisrael Katz made the remark in an interview with Saudi-owned Arabic news website Elaph, his spokesperson said on Thursday – but the call was ...

Syian Children in Lebanon Toil to Feed Families

Child labor in Lebanon was already a deep-seated problem before an influx of Syrian refugees made it worse. Now, as humanitarian funds dry up, there are fears the practice could become even more widespread – and with families are dependent on the income children generate, there are no easy solutions. However, NGOs are working on the ground to re-integrate children ...

The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information Website Blocked in Egypt

The blocking of websites still continues with banning The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) website in Egypt. Also, the blog of Ahmed Gamal Ziada, a writer for Masr Alarabia, researcher, and photojournalist, has been blocked preventing readers in Egypt from accessing his blog. Since 24 May, several websites that are licensed to work in Egypt have been blocked. According to ...

Saudi Arabia rolls out ‘biggest increase’ in India’s Haj quota, hikes it by 34,500

New Delhi: In the biggest hike in nearly three decades, Saudi Arabia on Wednesday increased India’s annual Haj quota by 34,500, a move welcomed by the NDA government as a “matter of pleasure”. Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Saudi Arabia’s Haj and Umrah Minister Dr Mohammad Saleh bin Taher Benten inked an agreement in this regard in Jeddah today, ...

Egypt, Djibouti should enhance economic cooperation: President Sisi

Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and his Djiboutian counterpart Ismail Omar Guelleh stressed the importance of enhancing economic and trade cooperation at a Monday press conference in Cairo that preceded the signing of memorandums of understanding between the two countries El-Sisi said that his meeting with Guelleh saw fruitful talks on ways of boosting the special ties between the two countries. ...

The Consequences of Egypt’s Potential Military Engagement in Syria

As ties between Cairo and Damascus strengthen, Syrian journalist Abdulrahman al-Masri explores the factors behind possible military cooperation between Egypt and Syria and the consequences this would have both locally and regionally. OTTAWA, CANADA – The Syrian regime-friendly newspaper As-Safir published an article on November 24 claiming that an Egyptian military unit had been deployed to Syria to provide logistical ...

Egypt and Turkey Soften Positions on Syria, Benefiting Assad

BEIRUT, Lebanon — The Syrian government, flush with pivotal battlefield gains and bolstered by support from Iran and Russia, is finding itself the beneficiary of an evolving regional realignment spurred by the war in Syria. Egypt and Turkey, countries that were once vocal opponents of Syria’s president, Bashar al-Assad, have, to varying degrees, softened their positions. Egypt, the region’s most ...

US airstrikes top 1,000 against IS in Iraq and Syria

USS EISENHOWER, Persian Gulf –  One after another, fighter jets catapult from the flight deck of the USS Eisenhower, a thousand-foot (305-meter) American aircraft carrier, afterburners glowing amber above the blue Persian Gulf, on their way northwest to join the fight in Iraq and Syria against the Islamic State. The fighter jets refuel on the way before receiving from coalition ...

Saudi Arabia working overtime to ‘disappear’ Yemen as a political entity

What you are witnessing today in Yemen is a religious and cultural genocide, Catherine Shakdam, Director of Programs at Shafaqna Institute of Middle Eastern Studies, told RT. The Saudi ambassador to the United States has called the Saudi-led bombings in Yemen “righteous” and “legitimate” and that they will continue“no matter what.” However, he was less clear over their use of ...