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Qatar: Transactions are still “normal”, Central Bank Governor

Governor of Qatar’s Central Bank Sheikh Abdullah bin Saud Al-Thani has released a statement underlining that the ongoing diplomatic rift between Doha and its neighboring Gulf States has not affected its usual operations. “The banking transactions and procedures in the State of Qatar continue to be normal, both at the level of local financial transactions […]

June 12th, 2017 | Posted in Finance,Headlines | Read More »

Gulf crisis: Morocco offers its Good Offices for a comprehensive dialog

Morocco, which has been following with great concern the deterioration in relations between Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt and other Arab countries on the one hand and Qatar on the other has offered its good offices to defuse the tension. “If the parties wish so, Morocco is ready to offer its good […]

June 12th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Libya: Arrest warrant against GNA members issued by PM Thinni

Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni of the Tobruk-based government has issued “strict instructions” for the security forces to arrest and detain cabinet members of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) who set foot on the territory under their control. The instructions also affect “individuals who cooperate with them.” Al-Thinni took the decision following news that […]

June 9th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Turkey: Parliament approves draft bill to deploy military at base in Qatar

The Turkish parliament, Wednesday, in what looked like Ankara’s support for Doha, approved a draft bill allowing deployment of Turkish forces to a military base in Qatar as the tiny Gulf country faces increasing isolation, Middle East Eye has learned. Ankara regretted that tensions between Qatar and its neighbors have festered. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan […]

June 8th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iran: The twin attackers killed, IS claims responsibility

Iran’s Intelligence ministry has stated that it has killed all the five assailants who stormed the Parliament and the mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini, founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The death toll of the two attacks has risen to 17 while more than 40 people are injured. The attackers were identified as Iranians linked […]

June 8th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Palestine: UN Secretary General cautions Israel over Palestine

U.N Secretary General António Guterres in a released statement underlined that the 1967 Six-Day war “resulted in Israel’s occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem, Gaza and the Syrian Golan and the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians and Syrians.” He lamented Israel’s “occupation has imposed a heavy humanitarian and development burden on the […]

June 6th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Qatar isolated by regional states

Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Yemen have severed diplomatic ties with Qatar and would be withdrawing their diplomatic staff shortly as the row over Doha’s ties with Tehran deepens. They have also extended a persona non-grata to Qatari diplomats while the UAE has requested Qatari residents and visitors on its […]

June 5th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Libya: African Union delegation leaves as Haftar forces progress in the West

The delegation from the African Union ended its four-day trip to Libya by meeting with Field Marshall Khalifa Haftar with whom they discussed the political situation and developments of the country as well as the fight against terrorism. The delegation led by Jean Jacoso also met with Special envoy Martin Kobler, Fayez Serraj of the […]

June 5th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Turkey: Erdogan challenges US freedom of worship

President Erdogan has questioned Trump’s administration claim of respecting the freedom of religion during an Iftar dinner in Ankara. In a message directed at Washington during his address, the Turkish president raised concerns about Trump administration’s decision to not host an Iftar-dinner as part of events marking the Muslim Holy month of Ramadan. Upholding such […]

June 2nd, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Libya: Haftar accuses Qatar for sponsoring terror groups

Head of the Libyan National Army Khalifa Haftar has charged Qatar for alleged backing of terror groups in Libya as the small gulf country undergoes regional pressure following last week diplomatic tension. Haftar, who is linked to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Egypt, told local media that Qatar as well as other regional countries […]

May 30th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

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