• Egypt

  • Tuesday, April 9, 2024 at 6:10:21 PM

Interview: Egyptian Journalists’ Advantages to be Given to Palestinian Peers, Syndicate Chief Tells AWP

Khaled Al-Balshi, Chairman of the Egyptian Syndicate of Journalists, said that Egyptian journalists’ advantages, in terms of subsidies, medical treatment, and training, will be given to their Palestinian peers, particularly those working in the Gaza Strip. “The syndicate council has announced that it will adopt the requests it has received from Palestinian journalists working in Gaza,” Balshi said...

  • Lebanon

  • Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 1:28:11 PM

Expatriate Transfers Aid Lebanon’s Economy Amid Prolonged Crisis

Financial transfers from Lebanese expatriates constitute about 27.5% of the country’s gross domestic product, according to World Bank estimates. This figure puts Lebanon on top of the region’s list (and fourth globally) in terms of the percentage of expatriate contributions to the domestic product. However, Lebanese financial expert Imad Akouche says that numbers are disputed and do not reflect re...

  • Morocco

  • Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 8:45:56 AM

Moroccan Railway Sector to Continue Clean Energy Transformation Plan

Morocco’s National Railway Office (ONCF) affirmed its commitment to continuing its plan towards clean energy transformation, which began two years ago amid the Kingdom’s growing interest in deploying renewables. The new phase aims at operating 90% of electric trains using clean energy, with a plan to reach 100% soon thereafter. Morocco aims to increase electricity production from clean sources suc...

  • Iraq

  • Friday, February 16, 2024 at 10:12:06 AM

Iraq Announces Control Over the Spread of the Bluetongue Virus Infecting Livestock

After nearly two months of its spread, leading to China banning Iraqi meat imports, the Veterinary Department of the Iraqi Ministry of Agriculture has announced the eradication of the “bluetongue” virus that infects livestock. Muhammad al-Khuzaie, a spokesman for the Iraqi agriculture minister, confirmed that “epidemic hotspots have been identified and the standard procedures have been taken in su...

  • Lebanon

  • Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at 10:44:28 AM

Exchange of Fire Between Israel and Hezbollah Deprives Fishermen in Tyre of Their Livelihoods

The presence of a fishing boat in the sea off the coast of Naqoura near the Lebanese-Israeli border has become a rare sight due to the mutual shelling between Israel and Hezbollah since last October, forcing fishermen to abandon their work for fear of their safety. Ahmed Awadah, a fisherman who stopped fishing in Naqoura’s sea three months ago, said, “I’m a fisherman living in Naqoura and I haven’...

  • Syria

  • Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at 10:42:27 AM

Northern Syria’s Furniture Makers Embittered by Low Demand Caused by Imports from Turkey

Owners of furniture workshops in the Industrial Zone in Idlib, northwestern Syria, complain of low demand for their products due to an “invasion of used Turkish goods.” They said that the high prices of local products and Syrians’ weak purchasing power have pushed customers to buy used Turkish furniture, which costs no more than $700 for two sleeping and living rooms. Mohamed Sana,’ who owns a fur...

  • Libya

  • Monday, February 12, 2024 at 4:50:02 PM

Libyans in Tripoli Complain of Bread Price Hikes and Manipulation of its Weight

A Syrian resident of the Libyan capital of Tripoli says that he now needs to earn no less than 10 Libyan dinars a day just to be able to afford his daily needs of bread following its recurrent price hikes over the past few months. Mustafa Ibrahim said, “You have to earn 10 dinars a day to buy bread, in addition to other basic needs whose prices have also increased, such as sugar and oil.” Contrary...