French economy to grow by only 1.4 pct in ’19 – Min.

PARIS, France’s economy will only expand by 1.4 percent in 2019, down 0.3 percent from earlier official predictions of 1.7 percent, Eco…

Invest Malaysia 2019 Conf. opens in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, The 15th version of the Invest Malaysia 2019 Conference kicked off in Malaysia on Tuesday, attracting leading local, regional a…

French Min.: Paris one of Washington’s most active allies in Afghanistan, against IS

WASHINGTON, French Minister of Armed Forces Florence Parly said Monday France has always been “one of the most active allies in the fiel…

Sudan, S. Sudan agreed to withdraw forces from demilitarized zone

KHARTOUM, A Joint security political committee by Sudan and South Sudan concluded its meetings Monday by signing an agreement which states th…

US economy “outperformed expectations” for 2nd consecutive year ’18 – White House

WASHINGTON, The White House affirmed Tuesday that the US economy continued its “historic boom” in 2018, where all Americans hav…

UNIFIL records six tunnels S. Lebanon, Israel violates Lebanese waters

BEIRUT, UN Interim Force in Lebanon has recorded six tunnels in Kfar Kela in southern Lebanon which UNIFIL Commander Major General Stefano Del …

Trump envoy renews support to Iraq, its fight against terrorism

BAGHDAD, The Special Representative for Syria Engagement and Special Envoy to the Global Coalition to Defeat the so-called Islamic State (IS…

Coalition shoots down Houthi drone, five civilians injured

JEDDAH, The Saudi-led coalition to support the legitimate Yemeni government announced Monday shooting down a Houthi militia drone over the S…

Municipal council eager to remove obstacles facing SMEs — officials

KUWAIT, The Municipal Council is sparing no effort to streamline the foundation and work of small and medium enterprises to widen the producti…

UN Palestinian Agency Urges Donors to Match 2018 Funds

The head of the U.N. agency that helps 5.3 million Palestinian refugees on Monday urged donors who filled a $446 million hole in its budget last y…