Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah and Turkish President Recap Erdogan have reiterated their commitment to pursue the 2019 Maritime deal. The Libyan PM is on a visit to Turkey.  “The memorandum of understanding concerning the maritime jurisdiction in the Mediterranean that we signed with our neighbour Libya, has secured the interestContinue Reading

Jordan’s King Abdullah II and his half-brother Prince Hamzah bin Al Hussein made their first joint public appearance togrther after the dramatic events of the past few days.   Last few days saw high drama in the Jordan royal family when Prince Hamzah bin Hussein was allegedly arrested by authorities and placed under house arrest. The arrest wasContinue Reading

Iran’s atomic energy organisation said that  the Natanz nuclear facility was hit by a terrorist act.  Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, said the disruption at the Natanz facility that’s home to thousands of gas centrifuges, showed there was an attempt to thwart both Iran’s atomic progressContinue Reading

An ancient city in the desert outside Luxor dating back to a golden age of the pharaohs 3,000 years ago has been discovered in Egypt.   Egyptologist Zahi Hawass announced the discovery of the “lost golden city”, saying the site was uncovered near Luxor, home of the legendary Valley of the Kings.  “The Egyptian mission under Dr Zahi Hawass found theContinue Reading

The war-ravaged nation of Yemen has received 360,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses shipped via the COVAX Facility, a partnership between the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO). The AstraZeneca vaccines licensed and manufactured by the Serum Institute of India willContinue Reading

On March 26, a train crash in Egypt killed 32 persons and injured 165. Carriages derailed and overturned when two passenger trains collided near the city of Tahta, Sohag province. Emergency brakes were activated on the train in front by “unknown individuals”, causing the train behind to crash into it,Continue Reading

In order to check the spread of the COVID-19, the government of Qatar has announced new restriction measures. Gyms, swimming pools, water parks, and spas will be shut down until further notice. Al Jazeera reports that “ Playgrounds and exercise equipment in public parks will be off-limits, beaches and the cornicheContinue Reading

One of the major trade routes, the Suez Canal, is currently blocked due to a container ship. A container ship heading to Rotterdam has ran aground in the Suez Canal, blocking other vessels from travelling through one of the world’s busiest waterways, according to shipping company GAC and shipping data onContinue Reading

Saudi Arabia’s state oil giant Aramco announced on Sunday that its net profits fell to $49 billion last year.   Despite the 44% drop in net income, Aramco said it would stick to its promise of paying quarterly dividends of $18.75 billion — $75 billion a year — due to commitmentsContinue Reading

A deadly attack by Syrian government artillery took place in the town of Atareb in Syria.  Artillery shelling has killed six civilians, including a child when it hit a surgical hospital in rebel-held northwest Syria, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) has said in a statement.  The attack on Sunday in the town of Atareb has alsoContinue Reading