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UN Security Council Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Syria

New York - The members of the Security Council on Tuesday condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks in Jableh and Tartous, Syria, for which Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility. More than a hundred people were killed and injured in these attacks. The members of the Security Council reaffirmed their grave concern that terrorist groups continue operating in Syria, an ...

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Suicide Car Bomb Kills at least 40 Army Recruits in Aden

Aden - A suicide car bomb killed at least 40 army recruits and injured 60 others in Aden on Monday, medics said. The attack occurred as the recruits lined up to enlist for military service at the home of a senior general in the Khor Maksar district of Aden, officials said. The port city serves as the temporary capital of Yemen's administration while it seeks to seize back the capital Sanaa from the armed Ho ...

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Threats Scribbled on EgyptAir Plane Prior to Crash

Kainoelani Lee Rabat – The EgyptAir jetliner that crashed into the Mediterranean on Thursday was once the target of political values, with writings on its underside stating in Arabic, “We will bring this plane down”, according to the New York Times. There were also remarks written like “murderer” and “traitor”, which is thought to be referring to Egypt’s President, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. According to three E ...

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Egypt Finds Human Remains and Belongings From Plane Crash

Cairo - Egypt said on Friday its navy had found human remains, wreckage and the personal belongings of passengers floating in the Mediterranean. "The Egyptian navy was able to retrieve more debris from the plane, some of the passengers' belongings, human remains, and plane seats," the Civil Aviation Ministry said in a statement. There was no sign of the bulk of the wreckage, or of a location signal from the ...

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Dubai among Most Affordable Global Cities for Accommodating Employees

By Azam Mahmood Butt Dubai - If you were thinking that Dubai was a tourist haven where wealthy businessmen go merely to savour some sweet luxuries not found elsewhere, let me correct you a bit here. All those high net worth individuals aren’t just travelling to the Middle Eastern emirate just to have a holiday. Dubai’s strategic trading location, its duty free ports, high-end infrastructure, tax-free enviro ...

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Egyptair Plane From Paris Crashes with 66 Passengers on Board

Rabat - An EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo carrying 56 passengers and 10 crew disappeared from radar early Thursday morning, the airline said. EgyptAir Flight 804 was lost from radar at 2:30am local time when it was flying at 37,000 feet above the Mediterranean sea, the airline said, adding that the Airbus A320 had vanished 16 kilometres after it entered Egyptian airspace. Passengers on the plane includ ...

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US- Saudi Arabia: Senate Passes Bill on 9/11 Attacks

By Kainoelani Lee Rabat - The US Senate passed unanimously a bill, Tuesday, that would allow the families of those killed in the September 11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia for any roles played in the terrorist attacks, according to the New York Times. The passing of the bill seems to be another sign of the increasing tensions between Saudi Arabia and the United States. The Saudi government has warned that if ...

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ISIS Flag Foisted on Saudi Arabian Embassy in Berlin

Rabat - The flag of the so called Islamic State (ISIS) was projected onto the building of Saudi Arabia’s embassy in Berlin yesterday along with the phrase “Daesh Bank."  Oliver Bienkowski, a German human rights activist, used the “guerrilla light project” to protest Saudi Arabia’s alleged relationship with the Islamic fundamentalist terrorist organization of Isis. Despite the fact that Saudi Arabia is a mem ...

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Lavrov & Kerry Discuss Efforts on Syria Crisis Settlement

Moscow - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry discussed the possibility of using the International Syria Support Group to strengthen Syria's cessation of hostilities, the Russian foreign ministry said in a statement. During a phone call on Tuesday, Lavrov and Kerry also discussed the issue of Israeli-Palestinian reconciliation, the ministry added. "Lavrov and Kerry c ...

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Bombing of Syrian Refugee Camp Could be War Crime: UN Officials

Geneva - The bombing of a Syrian refugee camp that left dozens of civilians dead and wounded and was blamed on the government of Bashar al-Assad was “despicable” and “could amount to a war crime,” senior UN figures have said on Friday. Stephen O’Brien, the UN under-secretary general for humanitarian affairs, demanded an immediate investigation. “If this obscene attack is found to be a deliberate targeting o ...

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Second Consecutive Day of Israeli Strikes on Gaza Leave 4 People Injured

Rabat - In the “most serious” escalation of the conflict between Israel and Hamas since the summer of 2014, the Israeli military (IDF) said it had carried out air strikes on four targets in the occupied Gaza Strip on Thursday, as a response to mortar rounds fired into Israel.  One of the strikes - which the Israeli army said targeted “terrorist infrastructure sites” - targeted a metal workshop and led to th ...

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Demonstration in Boston to Denounce Assad’s Bloodshed in Aleppo

By Rachid Moukhabir Boston - Hundreds of people gathered on Sunday, May 01, 2016, to protest the mass killing of Syrian civilians in Aleppo by Russian and pro-Assad government forces. Comprising of people from different religious and cultural backgrounds, including Moroccans, this protest is part of a series of demonstrations that are taking place all over the world. Most of the participants clothe themselv ...

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