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Iraq resumes paying war reparations to Kuwait

Iraq announced that it will resume reimbursements to Kuwait to fully pay the remaining $4.6 billion for the destruction it has caused during the 1990-1991 invasion. The U.N. Compensation Commission (UNCC) said Iraq will restart payments to Kuwait for the destruction of its oil fields and facilities during the Gulf war. The payments will begin […]

November 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Yemen: At Least 130 Children Die Every Day from Hunger, Disease

At least 130 children are dying every day in Yemen from extreme hunger and diseases including widespread cholera, warned the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Two weeks after Saudi Arabia imposed a land, sea and air blockade on Yemen, a country already devastated by two and a half years of Saudi bombing, the […]

November 21st, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Saudi Arabia & Israel Mull Secret Alliance against Iran

Driven by a shared animosity towards Iran and its proxies in the region, Saudi Arabia and Israel are multiplying secret contacts to forge an alliance of convenience in the region. After the unprecedented interview given by Israel’s Chief of Staff Gen Gadi Eisenkot to Saudi news outlet Elaph, in which he said that the two […]

November 20th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Arab League Condemns Hezbollah as “Terrorist Organization”

Saudi Arabia managed to convince most of the 22 Arab foreign ministers attending the emergency Arab league session in Cairo to condemn Hezbollah as a “terrorist organization”. The summit was marked by the absence of Lebanon’s foreign minister, Gibran Bassil, while the Lebanese representative at the meeting expressed reservations over the final communiqué. Iraqi Foreign […]

November 20th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Palestine Threatens to Suspend Ties with US if it Closes PLO Office

President Trump bid to broker a new deal between Palestine and Israel is put to a tough test as Palestinian authority threatens to cease ties with US administration if it closes the office of the Palestinian Liberation Organization in Washington. Senior Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said the US decision was “very unfortunate and unacceptable”, and […]

November 19th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Lebanon: Hariri Maintains Suspense on his Sudden Resignation

Lebanese Prime Minister, Saad Hariri, who unexpectedly resigned on November 4, seems keen to maintain suspense over the reasons that pushed him to take such an abrupt decision that were followed by a controversial stay in Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh amid speculations that he might have been held against his will. Speaking after talks in […]

November 19th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Russia Blocks UN Probe on Syria Chemical Weapons

Russia has vetoed a Japanese-drafted UN Security Council resolution on renewing a joint mechanism to investigate who is behind chemical weapons attacks in Syria. It is the third veto of an extension for the chemical weapons investigators in the past month. After Russia vetoed a compromise 30-day extension of the mission proposed by Japan, US […]

November 18th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Washington & Rabat Join Efforts to Fight Global Home-Grown Terror

The United States has joined efforts with Morocco, its major ally in North Africa, to combat threats of homegrown terrorists. The two countries announced Thursday in Malta this global initiative placed under the auspices of the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) and in partnership with the International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law. The […]

November 17th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Last IS Held Town Falls to Iraqi Forces

Iraqi forces have recaptured the border town of Rawa from the Islamic State leaving the terrorist group on the verge of total defeat with no territory left in Iraq. Iraqi army and paramilitary forces “liberated Rawa entirely, and raised the Iraqi flag over its buildings,” Lieutenant General Abdul Ameer Rasheed Yarallah said in a statement […]

November 17th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Fears in Lebanon over Saudi-sanctions

Saudi Arabia is frustrated at the rising influence of Hezbollah and its Christian allies in Lebanon. The recent resignation, announced from Riyadh, by Prime Minister Saad Hariri bodes ill for Lebanon’s struggling economy. In an interview with Future television few days ago, Hariri warned that Hezbollah actions in the region could trigger the wrath of […]

November 15th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »