Four Dead After Sectarian Bombing Near Saudi Arabia Mosque

Rabat - Four people are dead in Saudi Arabia after an attempted terrorist attack, reports state media. The explosion near a Shiite mosque occurred just one week after the Islamic State terrorist group took responsibility for a similar suicide bombing in the area that killed 21 people during midday prayer. The bombings have raised suspicions that the sectarian differences fueling conflicts across the Middle ...

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So-called Islamic State Claims Responsibility of Attack on Saudi Mosque

Rabat - The so-called Islamic State claimed the responsibility for the second attack in a week on Shia mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia on Friday. The deadly attack carried out by the terrorist organization killed at least four people. The radical group announced today on Twitter that ‘a soldier of the Caliphate," identified as Abu Jandal al-Jazrawi, carried out the bombing during Friday prayers outside the I ...

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Evidence Makes Islamic Army’s Leader Main Suspect in Abduction of Razan Zeitoune

Washington D.C - Zahran Alloush has been a prime suspect in the abduction of Razan Zeitoune and her colleagues, Samira al-Khalil, Wael Hamadeh, and Nazem Hammadi. On December 9, 2013, in the Damascus suburb of Duma, an unknown group attacked Razan’s office and kidnapped her and her team. Alloush, who has been accused by many opposition figures of being behind the kidnapping, has denied the charges completel ...

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Turkey, Saudi & Qatar Unite Opposition Fronts Against Syrian Regime

Washington D.C.- Lately, the front between the Syrian regime forces and the Islamic Army has been constantly escalating in the hot spot in the southern suburbs of Damascus. There are strong indications that Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar are using the Islamic Army and its leader, Zahran Alloush, to put pressure on the regime in hopes of future negotiations. Although the southern ring around the capital has ...

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Yusuf al-Qaradawi Says Egypt Death Sentences Violate Islam

Rabat - Influential Muslim cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi said on Sunday that the death sentences ruled against himself in absentia and against Mohamed Morsi, the deposed Egyptian president, violated Islamic legislation. The Egyptian Islamic theologian and chairman of the International Union of Muslim Scholars said that the death sentences handed on by the Egyptian court against more than 100 defendants are not i ...

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King Mohammed VI to Visit Saudi Arabia Sunday

Rabat - King Mohammed VI will start a working and fraternity visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Sunday, the Ministry of the Royal Household, Protocol and Chancellery said in a statement. This will be the King’s first official visit to Saudi Arabia since the enthronement of King Salman bin Abdelaziz following the death of his brother late King Abdellah bin Abdelaziz last January. The Moroccan monarch wi ...

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Military campaign in Yemen: Saudi Prince Offers 100 Bentleys to Pilots

Rabat - Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal of Saudi Arabia promised to offer Bentley luxury cars to the 100 Saudi fighter pilots who participated in Saudi Arabia's military campaign in Yemen. Bin Talal made the promise in a tweet published on Tuesday in the wake of his country's announcement of a new phase in the Saudi-led campaign in Yemen. ???? ????? ?? ?????? #?????__????? ????????. #????? pic.twitter.com/Yja4Ow ...

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Two Moroccans Among 100 Most Powerful Arabs Under 40

Rabat - Two Moroccans were included on the Arabian Business Magazine's annual list of the 100 Most Powerful Arabs Under 40. Most of the personalities selected for this year's list were from Gulf States, while only a few names from North Africa made it to the list. The first Moroccan on the list is Moroccan National Team defender Mehdi Benatia, who ranked 55th. Benatia, who turned down offers from Manchester ...

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Delivery of Public Services in MENA Fails to Meet Citizens’ Needs: WB

Rabat - A new report released Thursday by the World Bank has shown that the delivery of essential public services in the countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) "is failing to meet the needs of citizens and continues to be a source of widespread dissatisfaction." The report, titled "Trust, Voice and Incentives, learning from local success stories in service delivery in the Middle East and North ...

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Yarmouk: A Catastrophe Made in Israel

London - The news and social media is suddenly filled with people who want to highlight the plight of the Palestinians in Yarmouk. Many of these ‘concerned’ writers however, are drawing parallels between what is happening in Yarmouk now and last summer’s bombings in Gaza. According to some mainstream media, the pro-Palestine community is shamefully silent ‘when Israel is not to blame’. BBC reports from #Yar ...

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Morocco’s Jamal Benomar Steps Down as UN Envoy to Yemen

New York- According to a note sent to UN correspondents, Jamal Benomar, the Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Yemen, has expressed an interest in moving to another assignment after spending four years mediating between Yemeni factions.  According to a note sent to UN correspondents, Morocco’s Jamal Benomar, the Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Yemen, has expressed an interest in moving ...

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Rabat, Doha to Promote Judicial Cooperation

Doha - Minister of Justice and Freedoms Mustapha Ramid held, here Monday, talks with several senior Qatari officials on the means to promote bilateral judicial cooperation. The Moroccan minister met with Qatari Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, his peer Hassan bin Lahdan al-Mohannadi, Qatar's Attorney General Ali Bin Fetais Al Marri and President of th ...

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