Coronavirus: Middle East faces uncertainty amid armed conflicts

Governments across the Middle East and North Africa have taken drastic measures to curb the spread of coronavirus. But with a looming economic crisis in some countries and armed conflicts in others, the region faces a great deal of uncertainty. Al Jazeera’s Hashem Ahelbarra reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on … Read more Coronavirus: Middle East faces uncertainty amid armed conflicts

Human Rights Watch: Children in Egypt tortured in detention

Human Rights Watch (HRW) is accusing Egypt of arresting and torturing children as young as 12. A report from the international rights group says abuses by security forces took place against 20 children – with the majority being tortured in pretrial detention. HRW says the criminal justice system – under President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi – … Read more Human Rights Watch: Children in Egypt tortured in detention

Rehab Egypt: Edge of Addiction | Al Jazeera World

A group of men embark together on a journey to recovery at a secluded rehabilitation centre in a desert oasis between the Egyptian capital of Cairo and its coastal city of Alexandria. In recovery, they reflect on the events that brought them there. They speak of deteriorating health, ruined relationships, stealing or losing money, life-threatening … Read more Rehab Egypt: Edge of Addiction | Al Jazeera World

The Western Sahara, The last Spanish colony in Africa? – VisualPolitik EN

Synonymous with desert, sand, and heat. The Sahara is one of the most inhospitable places on earth. Located in North Africa, a half-arid, hostile, infertile and perhaps irrelevant place. These days it doesn’t even have a strategic value in international geopolitics. At first glance, the Sahara is little more than a desert, the largest desert … Read more The Western Sahara, The last Spanish colony in Africa? – VisualPolitik EN

Obama Calls for Two State Solution and Supports MENA Political Reforms

In a landmark speech on issues in the Middle East and North Africa, the President of the United States, Barack Obama, has listed the range of what his administration sees as achievements in the region. The changes of government in North Africa, the return of troops from Afghanistan and the killing of Osama Bin Laden … Read more Obama Calls for Two State Solution and Supports MENA Political Reforms

Libya: Former Jordanian Foreign Minister Abdul Ilah Khatib to Meet Gaddafi

Former Jordanian Foreign Minister Abdul Ilah Khatib has left New York for a meeting with Libyan leader, Colonel Gadaffi. As a UN envoy, Mr Khatib will hold talks with the Libyan ruler on issues of politics and human rights. The former Jordanian Foreign Minister has been instructed to underscore the message carried in several UN … Read more Libya: Former Jordanian Foreign Minister Abdul Ilah Khatib to Meet Gaddafi

IWD 2011: The Significance of International Women’s Day in the Arab World

Improving women’s rights is crucial to achieving nearly all of the United Nations (UN) Millennium Development Goals, the global development framework adopted by the UN in 2000 for improving people’s lives and combating poverty in a sustained and sustainable way by 2015. As the world celebrates International Women’s Day, it is essential to emphasize the … Read more IWD 2011: The Significance of International Women’s Day in the Arab World

Terrorist Threat to Sweden Limited to “Less Than 200 Individuals”

A report released on Wednesday 15th December by the Swedish Security Services or Säkerhetspolisen revealed that the terrorist threat to Swedish society is extremely limited and involves less than 200 radicalised individuals. The SSS expects that there is no serious threat to society and government in the Nordic state and that measures to counteract violent … Read more Terrorist Threat to Sweden Limited to “Less Than 200 Individuals”

Abu Dhabi: Fifth Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Regulators’ Summit, 16th – 17th February 2011

The Fifth Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Regulators’ Summit will take place in Abu Dhabi on 16th – 17th February 2011. Over 350 pre-qualified compliance and AML professionals, regulators, and government officials will be attending the 5th GCC Regulators’ Summit in Abu Dhabi. The summit will be inaugurated by the United Arab Emirates’ Minister of Economy, … Read more Abu Dhabi: Fifth Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Regulators’ Summit, 16th – 17th February 2011

Morocco: Recycled Products to be used on National Railway

Moroccan National Railway Company (ONCF) has placed two purchase orders for railway cross-ties (sleepers) made from Recycled Structural Composite (RSC) with American company Axion International. ONCF operates more than 1100 miles (1900 kilometers) of track throughout Morocco (North Africa) and carried over 29 million passengers last year. ONCF also has plans for a TGV from … Read more Morocco: Recycled Products to be used on National Railway