WASHINGTON, April 17 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Friday urged Gulf nations to help calm the chaotic political situation in Libya, saying that outside military action would not be enough to help reduce tensions in the war-ravaged North African country.
DUBAI, April 15 (Reuters) - Emerging-markets focused private equity firm Abraaj Group has appointed Huda al-Lawati as a partner and chief investment officer for the Middle East and North Africa region, it said on Wednesday.
ROME, April 13 (Reuters) - At least nine people died when an overcrowded migrant boat capsized off the coast of Libya and 144 more were rescued, the Italian coast guard said on Monday, after another heavy weekend for maritime rescue services operating off North Africa .
UNITED NATIONS, April 10 (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling for an "independent and impartial understanding" of human rights in the disputed North African territory of Western Sahara, according to a report seen by Reuters on Friday.
LONDON, April 10 (Reuters) - Oil majors may have slashed capital spending but national oil companies (NOCs) in the Middle East and North Africa show no sign of cutting investment, buoying oilfield services that the stock market has beaten down.
UNITED NATIONS, April 7 (Reuters) - The head of the African Union has urged the United Nations to add human rights monitoring to the tasks of its peacekeeping mission in the disputed North African territory of Western Sahara.
LONDON, April 1 (IFR) - Citigroup has appointed Narjess Aschi as head of financial institutions corporate banking for the Middle East and North Africa region, replacing Aziz Rahman, who has moved internally to Johannesburg, according to an internal memo seen by IFR.
operates power generation and supply in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, and renewable energy assets in Europe and North Africa . About half of its profits are earned in Germany. RWE's low-cost power generation assets are difficult to replicate
RABAT, March 31 (Reuters) - A Moroccan court has sentenced an investigative reporter to 10 months of prison for "taking part in adultery", his lawyers said, but rights groups said it was another blow to freedom of speech in the North African kingdom.
Nations Security Council expressed concern on Friday at the proliferation of arms and ammunition in Libya as it left an arms embargo on the North African state unchanged and urged the recognized government to improve monitoring of its weapons.