Magreb

Eni And Snam Launch Partnership On Gas Pipelines Between Algeria And Italy

Eni and Snam have entered into an agreement for the sale by Eni to Snam of a 49.9% stake (directly and indirectly owned) in certain companies operating two groups of international gas pipelines connecting Algeria to Italy. In particular, the perimeter of the transaction includes the onshore gas pipelines running …

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Despite Qatar Objection, Syria to Attend Upcoming Arab League Summit

A senior source inside the General Secretariat of the Arab League said that Algeria’s discussions with Arab countries have resulted in a preliminary agreement to invite Syria to the group’s next summit. It was also agreed to restore Syria’s place in the Arab League at the upcoming meeting, which will …

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Conflict Trends Update

ARMENIA-AZERBAIJAN The deadliest fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenia since the Autumn 2020 six-week war erupted in mountainous areas of their state border on Tuesday. The clashes lasted for over three hours and killed at least nine soldiers from both sides. Russia brokered a ceasefire and proposed to discuss preventive mechanisms. …

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Syria will attend the next Arab summit in Algeria, Syrian politician predicts

“In my estimation, Syria will be present at the next Arab summit in Algeria,” Omar Rahmoun tells the Tehran Times. It seems that the ice between Damascus and Arab countries are thawing.United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan met Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus on Tuesday in …

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Turkey sends mixed signals over Syrian mercenaries in Libya

Turkey’s withdrawal of a limited number of Syrian militia from Libya is aiming to sidestep potential accusations of spoiling the election process in the war-torn nation as December elections near. Turkey has withdrawn a limited number of Syrian mercenaries from Libya over the past weeks, but the problem of foreign …

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Tunisia’s Ennahda party shaken by resignations, political crisis

The Islamic Ennahda movement is facing a wave of resignations that are depriving it of its historical leadership and popular base after being the country’s ruling party since 2011. TUNIS — During the Oct. 3 protests in support of Tunisian President Kais Saied in the coastal Monastir province in northeastern …

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UN probe finds Libya’s warring parties likely committed war crimes

A team of investigators appointed by the Human Rights Council said the rival factions, foreign fighters and third countries involved in Libya’s war have likely committed war crimes and crimes against humanity since 2016. Libya’s warring parties and their foreign backers have likely committed war crimes and crimes against humanity …

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Across the Maghreb, support for all outside actors, including China and Russia, remains low

In recent years, China and Russia have gradually increased their influence in the Maghreb. The two powers, relative newcomers to the regional scene compared to Europe and the U.S., have been building stronger commercial, security, and diplomatic ties to the Maghreb countries of Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia. However, these ties …

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In surveys, Tunisians tell of continuous economic grievances

The latest round of public opinion surveys conducted by Arab Barometer confirms that the deterioration of the economy — or more specifically a continuing collapse in living standards — has been at the forefront of people’s minds in Tunisia. Examining this economic backstory may help explain how and why there …

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Peur et dégoût au Mali: comment l’Afrique est devenue le point focal du réseau de trafic de drogue

Une enquête originale du groupe des journalistes africains dévoile un fait décevant: au cours des 10 prochaines années, le nombre d’utilisateurs des drogues augmentera de 40 %. Selon l`opinion des chercheurs, cela est principalement dû à l’ampleur croissante de la production parallèle, de la contrebande et des ventes. Dans ce …

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