Middle East news

Russia to never deploy medium-range missiles in Europe unless US does: Lavrov

ROME – 7 December 2019: Russia will never be the first to deploy medium-range missiles in Europe after the Intermediate-Range…

White House says it won’t participate in impeachment hearing

WASHINGTON, Dec 6 (MENA): The White House on Friday blasted the House's impeachment inquiry as "completely baseless" and a "reckless…

Egyptian policy towards Africa has changed since Sisi took office – FM

CAIRO, Dec 7 (MENA): Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said Friday Egypt's policy towards Africa has changed since President Abdel Fattah…

Egypt keen to coordinate with Vatican on key issues – FM

CAIRO, Dec 7 (MENA) – Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry on Friday affirmed Egypt's keenness on boosting consultation and coordination with…

UK’s Labour leader says leaked report exposes PM Johnson’s Brexit “fraud”

LONDON – 6 December 2019: British opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Friday he had a confidential government report…

Kenya arrests gold-loving Nairobi governor on suspicion of corruption

NAIROBI – 6 December 2019: Kenyan police arrested the Nairobi County governor, known for his chunky gold jewellery and impromptu…

Greece to expel Libyan ambassador over Turkey-Libya accord

CAIRO – 6 December 2019: Greece has announced a decision to expel the Libyan ambassador to the country, Mohamed Younis,…

Egypt’s FM, Italy’s Conte discuss situation in Libya

CAIRO – 6 December 2019: Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry on Thursday met with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte in…

Iraq top cleric says new PM must be chosen without ‘foreign interference’

CAIRO – 6 December 2019: Iraq's top Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani demanded on Friday that choosing a new…

Egypt’s FM Shoukry discusses Libya’s updates with Italian counterpart

CAIRO, 5 December 2019: Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry discussed on Thursday the latest updates regarding Libya’s political conflict with…

Cypriot energy min. raises Turkish violations issue in Brussels

CAIRO – 5 December 2019: Cypriot Energy Minister George Lakkotrypis raised the issue of escalating Turkish violations in the Cyprus'…

Sisi phones Guelleh, voices support to Djibouti after floods

CAIRO – 5 December 2019: President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Wednesday affirmed Egypt’s support to the government and people of…

Egypt, France denounce ‘illegal’ MoUs between Ankara, Libya’s PM

CAIRO – 5 December 2019: The foreign ministries of Egypt and France have agreed on the illegality of the MoUs…

Division pervades NATO as the ‘brain dead’ meet the ‘delinquent’

WATFORD, England (Reuters) – NATO leaders gathered at a golf resort near London on Wednesday for a summit acrimonious even…

National projects reduce unemployment to 7.8% in 2019: Min.

CAIRO – 4 December 2019: Minister of Manpower Mohamed Saffan stated the major national projects contributed to reducing the unemployment…
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