Jordan toughens punishment for murdering women for “family honor”
Jul31

Jordan toughens punishment for murdering women for “family honor”

Jordan on Sunday increased punishment for murdering women for “family honor,” scrapping a legislation that reduce sentence for the perpetrators. Under the new legislation, endorsed by the Jordanian Lower House, if a person commits a crime in the name of “honor,” or in a state of anger or shock, there will be no more reduced sentence. In 2016, more than 26 “honor murders” were committed in Jordan, a...

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Saudi to provide 33 mln USD in aid to fight cholera in Yemen
Jul31

Saudi to provide 33 mln USD in aid to fight cholera in Yemen

Saudi Arabia has signed a deal with the United Nations to provide 33 million U.S. dollars in aid to combat cholera in the war-torn Yemen, local media reported Monday. The deal was signed Sunday by King Salman Center for Relief (KSCR) and Humanitarian Aid with with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the Al Arabiya website reported. The agreement was inked by KSCR General Supervisor Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Rabiah, who...

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Tunisia passes landmark law protecting women against rape and abuse
Jul29

Tunisia passes landmark law protecting women against rape and abuse

Tunisian lawmakers on Thursday passed a “landmark” law aimed at protecting women against rape and domestic violence.   The law, tiltled the “Law on Eliminating Violence against Women”, abolishes a controversial clause that allows rapists to escape punishment if they marry their victims.   It also the country’s first piece of legislation that recognises domestic violence as a punishable crime....

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King Mohammed VI, Guinean Pres. Kick off Construction Works of New Mosque in Conakry
Feb25

King Mohammed VI, Guinean Pres. Kick off Construction Works of New Mosque in Conakry

King Mohammed VI and President of Guinea Alpha Condé, kicked off on Friday the construction works of a new mosque in Conakry, named “Mohammed VI Mosque.” The religious and cultural building, constructed over 4,040 m2, includes a prayer room that can sit over 3,000 people, a library, a conference room, an administrative pavilion, a house for imam (religious leader), parking lots and parks. On this occasion, secretary general of...

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King of Morocco, Guinean Pres. Chair Signing Ceremony of Bilateral Cooperation Agreements
Feb24

King of Morocco, Guinean Pres. Chair Signing Ceremony of Bilateral Cooperation Agreements

The King of Morocco  Mohammed VI and President of the Republic of Guinea, Alpha Condé, chaired, on Thursday at the Mohammed V presidential palace in Conakry, the signing ceremony of eight bilateral cooperation agreements. They are: 1- A convention on the upgrading of the city of Conakry. 2- A framework cooperation agreement on the implementation of projects for the aggregation of maize production in the Republic of Guinea Conakry. 3-...

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Morocco Informs ECOWAS Acting Pres. of Will to Join Regional Bloc as Fully-Fledged Member, Foreign Ministry
Feb24

Morocco Informs ECOWAS Acting Pres. of Will to Join Regional Bloc as Fully-Fledged Member, Foreign Ministry

Morocco , the leading North African country, has officially requested to join the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) as a full member. The country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation issued a statement on the plan to join the 15-member West African bloc. The kingdom of Morocco has informed Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia who is the current chair of ECOWAS of “its interest to join the regional...

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