Jordanian Muhannad Hadi appointed Deputy UN Special Coordinator for Middle East Peace Process

New York: Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, announced appointment of Jordanian Muhannad Hadi as UN Coordinator for Humanitarian Affairs in the Palestinian Territory and Deputy Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, succeeding James Eugene McGoldrick of Ireland.

According to a UN statement on Saturday, Hadi has more than 30 years of international experience in humanitarian affairs and development work, most recently as regional humanitarian coordinator for the Syrian crisis.

Hadi served as WFP Regional Director for the Middle East, North Africa, Central Asia and Eastern Europe, WFP Regional Emergency Coordinator for the Syrian Crisis, and WFP Representative/Country Director in Syria.

In 1990, Hadi began his career with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and has since worked with the World Food Program in Iraq, Yemen, Sudan, Indonesia, Lebanon, Italy, Jordan, Egypt and Syria.

Source: Jordan News Agency

RAM Official Carrier of Abidjan Market for Performing Arts

Abidjan – Royal Air Maroc (RAM) has been designated as the official carrier for the 13th edition of the Abidjan Market for Performing Arts (MASA), taking place in Abidjan from April 13 to 20.

The theme for this international cultural event, which kicks off this Saturday, is “Youth, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship: Levers for the Development of the African Performing Arts Industries.”

To celebrate the occasion, RAM hosted a gala dinner in Abidjan on Friday night. The event was attended by the Ivorian Minister of Culture and Francophonie, representatives from the Moroccan Embassy in Côte d’Ivoire, Royal Air Maroc officials, as well as various notable figures from both Ivorian and Moroccan backgrounds.

During the event, Mohamed Babou, Royal Air Maroc’s regional representative in Côte d’Ivoire, highlighted Morocco’s Africa-focused policy, driven by the vision of HM King Mohammed VI. He stated, “Our shared ambition, whether as business leaders, entrepreneurs, or artists, is to truly embody the African identity
and dream.”

Françoise Remarck, the Ivorian Minister of Culture and Francophonie, underscored the strong ties between Morocco and Côte d’Ivoire, emphasizing the fraternal bond between the two nations.

MASA is a biennial international cultural event that serves as a platform for promoting, networking, disseminating, developing, and professionalizing the performing arts.

Source: Agence Marocaine De Presse


The Islamic Resistance issued a communique this afternoon indicating that in support of the steadfast Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip, the Resistance fighters targeted, at 03:15 pm today a deployment of Israeli enemy soldiers in Horsh Hanita with missile weapons and artillery shells, directly hitting them.

In a follow up communique, it added that the Resistance fighters also raided at 03:00 o’clock this afternoon over a building in the Israeli Hanita settlement which the enemy had taken as a new headquarters for its forces, killing and wounding those inside it.

Source: National News Agency – Lebanon

Meknes: Police Free Two Victims of Kidnapping and Torture

Meknes – Judicial police in the city of Meknes managed, early on Saturday, to free two people who had been kidnapped and held captive, in addition to enduring acts of torture, a security source said.

The police acted on a report of the alleged kidnapping of a person, detained in an iron box connected to electricity, by an individual suspected of human trafficking as part of illegal immigration operations.

Investigations and technical expertise enabled the victim’s whereabouts to be pinpointed – the cellar of a villa in Meknes – and he was immediately freed. During the same operation, a second person who had been detained for around two months was also freed and evacuated to hospital.

The criminal investigation led to the arrest of the perpetrator, a 51-year-old Moroccan national of Swiss nationality. He was taken into custody as part of the investigation ordered by the competent public prosecutor’s office.

Preliminary investigations indicate that the suspect’s motive was linked to fraud in connection with
illegal immigration and human trafficking.

Source: Agence Marocaine De Presse

The funeral of the martyr Jihad Abu Alia in the village of Al-Mughayir

Ramallah – Together – Today, Saturday, our people mourned the body of the martyr Jihad Abu Alia (25 years old), who was killed in a settlers’ attack yesterday on the village of Al-Mughayir, northeast of Ramallah.

The funeral procession set off from the Palestine Medical Complex in the city of Ramallah, towards his village, Al-Mughayir, but the procession initially turned back to the complex because settlers, protected by the Israeli occupation forces, closed the entrances to the village and attacked several neighboring villages.

After that, the procession set off again towards the village, and was exposed to gunfire from settlers when it reached the entrance to the village, before the mourners were able to transport the body of the martyr to his family’s house to pay their last respects. They then performed the funeral prayer before the burial was taken to his final resting place in a cemetery. the village.

The settlers renewed their attack on the village today, wounding 6 citizens with live bullets, one o
f whom was described as critically injured, and burned a number of homes and vehicles, as well as a fire engine that was heading to put out the flames.

Source: Maan News Agency