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Gulf Crisis: Trump makes U-turn, lauds Qatar over fight against terrorism

President Trump seemingly made a shift Monday over his stance on Qatar in the crisis opposing it to Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt after the US leader congratulated the Qatari Emir over the fight against terrorism. The White House in a statement Monday announced that the occupant of the Oval House held […]

January 16th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Egypt: Late leader Anwar Sadat’s nephew bows out of presidential race

Mohammed Anwar Sadat, nephew of the Egyptian assassinated leader, Monday said he would not run for March presidential poll, arguing that the climate surrounding the future elections does not guarantee “equal opportunities”. The former MP who bears the same name as his uncle told the press in Cairo that he also chose to abandon his […]

January 16th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: UAE rejects Qatari Royal’s detention claims

United Arab Emirates (UAE) has denied claims by Qatari royal Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al Thani that he ‘has been held in Abu Dhabi against his will’ adding that the member of the Qatari ruling tribe is allowed to leave if he wishes. The claims of Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al Thani, who belongs to […]

January 15th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Abbas slams Trump’s likely peace plan excluding Jerusalem as ‘slap of the century’

The leader of the Palestinian Authority (PA) Sunday said US President Donald Trump’s peace plan to come but without Jerusalem as part of discussions is the ‘slap of the century’ adding that Palestinians will not take part in the talks. “We told Trump we will not accept his project,” Mahmoud Abbas said at the opening […]

January 15th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Lebanon: Israel deflects accusations of bomb attack on Hamas figure

The Israeli intelligence and defense ministries have rejected Hamas accusations that Israel was behind the bomb attack against one of its figures in Lebanon, who had been wounded in a car-bomb blast in the Lebanese city of Sidon. Mohamed Hamdan, a low key official of the Palestinian Hamas movement living in Lebanon, reportedly sustained slight […]

January 15th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Abu Dhabi-based Masdar helps provide green energy to 1,000 villages in Morocco

Some 1,000 villages in Morocco were supplied with green energy at the completion of a project jointly carried out by the Abu Dhabi-headquartered Masdar and the Moroccan Office National de l’Electricité et de l’Eau Potable (ONEE). The initiative, named Morocco Solar Home System (SHS), has provided off-grid solar power to 19,438 households in the North […]

January 15th, 2018 | Posted in Energy | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: Qatar alerts UN over intrusion of UAE military jet into its airspace

Qatar’s ambassador to the UN has filed a complaint with the world body’s Security Council as her country accuses United Arab Emirates (UAE) of violating its airspace. UAE fighters allegedly entered the Qatari airspace in December, amid the ongoing crisis opposing the tiny Gulf country and its neighbors. The alleged violation, according to the envoy […]

January 12th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Turkey: ISIS ‘agriculture minister’, other fighters arrested

Turkish Security forces have nabbed Friday several fighters of the Islamic State group (IS), including the group’s minister of agriculture. Ten members of the jihadist group have been rounded up in central Kayseri province by local counterterrorism agents. One of the detainees is allegedly the group’s agriculture minister, reported Anadolu News Agency, citing an anonymous […]

January 12th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Turkey: Erdogan seeks alliance with opposition MHP for re-election in 2019

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held Wednesday talks with leader of the opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) to tie an alliance for 2019 elections in hope for his re-election at the head of the country. Erdogan’s meeting with Devlet Bahceli focused on their alli-ance, which, according to the media, was suggested in the wake of […]

January 11th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Palestine-Israel: EU to push for two-state solution process ‘before too late’

The European Union and Norway are to convene end of Janu-ary an ‘extraordinary’ session of donor countries in a move to fast-track the two-state solution peace deal between Palestine and Israel as soon as possible as prospect for such as a solu-tion appears in balance. “There is an urgent need to bring all parties together […]

January 11th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »