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Saudi Arabia: Court Throws out Fatal Crane Accident in Mecca

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The Mecca Criminal Court that has been hearing the charges against 13 people who allegedly played roles in the crane collapse that killed scores of people and injured many at the Grand Mosque near the Kabba in September 2015 has dropped the case. The court claimed that it does not have the jurisdiction to make […]

January 27th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Libya: General Haftar Hands Terminals to NOC, Operations to Begin Soon

The Ras Lanuf, al-Sidra and the Zueitina oil terminals that were taken over by the Libyan National Army (LNA) under the command of renegade General Khalifa Haftar, loyal to the Tobruk-based government, will soon begin to operate according to Chairman Mustafa Sanalla of the National Oil Corporation (NOC). The LNA handed over the terminals to […]

September 14th, 2016 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Syria: Negotiations Committee Sets Terms for Peace in Syria

“If what the Russians and the Americans agree upon is very much different from what the Syrians aspire to, then we shall not accept it,” leader of the High Negotiations Committee (HNC) Riyad Hijab stated. The former Syrian Prime Minister who defected to join the opposition as the contestation against the Assad regime gained momentum […]

September 7th, 2016 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Belgium Condemns Israel for Approving Construction of 463 Homes in Occupied West Bank

Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders has “strongly condemned” on Tuesday the adoption by Israel of 463 housing construction plans as well as the retroactive approval of 179 other homes in various West Bank settlements. “These decisions seriously undermine any possibility of peace and gradually undermine the viability of a two-state solution,” said the Belgian foreign […]

September 6th, 2016 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

China, USA Ratify Paris Agreement, COP22 President Hails the Move

The United States and China have formally ratified the Paris agreement to curb climate change in a joint declaration Saturday, ahead of the G20 summit in Hangzhou, China. The announcement, made jointly by Presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping, is a major stride towards the global accord being enforced by the end of the year. […]

September 5th, 2016 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Israel’s Problem is Within and not Elsewhere, Ex-Mossad Chief

“Israel is not threatened externally; the existential threat Israel faces comes from the division within it,” ex-Mossad chief Tamir Pardo told reporters at a press conference ahead of a march to be held at the end of September in commemoration of the fallen Druze fighters of the Israeli Defense Force. He stressed that “a State […]

August 30th, 2016 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Yemen: Kerry Reveals Renewed Approach for Final Yemeni Agreement

US Secretary of State John Kerry said an agreement for the way forward in Yemen has been reached with Gulf Arab States and the UN in Saudi Arabia. He said it is “a renewed approach to negotiations with both security and political track simultaneously working in order to provide a comprehensive settlement.” Kerry made the […]

August 26th, 2016 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

IFC: $ 839 Mln Injected In MENA Region in 2015

International Financial Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, approved last year $839 million loans to banks in North Africa & Middle East region to help them provide trade financing for their clients, boost cross border trade and foster economic development in this region. In fiscal year 2016, IFC signed three trade financing […]

August 17th, 2016 | Posted in Finance,Headlines | Read More »

Mideast: Cairo reaffirms support to two-state solution

Egypt reiterated on Sunday its commitment to a just and comprehensive peace between Israel and Palestine and called Israelis and Palestinians to seize peace opportunities offered by France and the Arab leaders’ peace initiatives to end the long standing conflict putting the whole region into jeopardy. Visiting Egyptian foreign minister Sameh Shoukry said at a […]

July 11th, 2016 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Syria: AI Accuses Armed Syrian Rebel Groups of war crimes

A report published by Amnesty International alleged that armed Syrian rebel groups fighting against the Assad regime have “committed serious violations of international humanitarian law, including abductions, torture and summary killings” on children, Christians, Kurds, peaceful human rights activists and lawyers. The 35-page report entitled “Torture was my punishment” lamented that both the Syrian government […]

July 5th, 2016 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

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