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Lebanese President Maintains Hariri is Held Captive in Riyadh

Lebanese President Michel Aoun has accused Saudi Arabia of committing an act of aggression by preventing Saad Hariri from returning to Lebanon. Aoun said that “nothing justifies Hariri’s continued absence”. Saad Hariri had unexpectedly announced his resignation as Prime Minister from Riyadh on November 4 and had not returned home since then. Aoun said that […]

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

EBRD Earmarks €15 mln to Supporting Small Businesses in Morocco, Tunisia & Egypt

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has committed €15 million to Mediterrania Capital III Funds to boost small businesses in Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia. This funding is part of the first close of Mediterrania Capital III LP (MC III), which could increase up to €35 million in subsequent closings, the EBRD said in […]

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

KSA: Lebanese Patriarch visits Riyadh amid high diplomatic tension

  King Salman received this Tuesday (November 14) the Lebanese Maronite Patriarch, Cardinal Bechara Boutrous Rai, a historic première in Saudi Arabia. The head of the Roman Catholic Church in Lebanon and in the Middle East arrived in Riyadh Monday in a historic move designed to ease tension between Riyadh and Beirut following the resignation […]

November 14th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Syrian Opposition to Unify Stands at Meeting in Riyadh

Saudi Arabia will host a meeting bringing together leaders of the Syrian opposition with a view to unifying ranks ahead of the direct negotiations in Geneva under the auspices of the UN. The meeting scheduled on November 22-24 will take place at a context marked by victories made by the Syrian regime against the Islamic […]

November 14th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Turkey says Russia & US Should Withdraw Troops from Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the US and Russia should withdraw their troops from Syria in keeping with their belief that “no military solution” was possible in the war-torn country. “If a military solution [in Syria] is out of the question, then those who say this [Russia and the US] should pull their […]

November 14th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Qatar accuses UAE of plotting to destroy its Economy

Qatar has accused the UAE of plotting to devalue its currency in the outset of the GCC-Qatar rift, a government source said. An investigation was opened to probe the allegations of UAE plots against Qatar’s currency since Doha alerted to the issue in July and re-examined it following recent media reports, said Sheikh Saif bin […]

November 14th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Lebanon at Risk of Gulf Countries’ Sanctions Because of Hezbollah

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri gave his first interview in Riyadh to a Lebanese TV channel saying that he will return to Lebanon soon to formally confirm his stepping down and that his country risks enduring sanctions by Gulf countries because of rising influence of Iran-backed Shia militia, Hezbollah. In his first public comments since […]

November 13th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

AI Denounces Syrian Regime’s “Crimes against Humanity”

Human rights watchdog, Amnesty International, has denounced in a report the crimes against humanity committed by forces loyal to Bashar Al Assad in Syria through their “starve or surrender” strategy and sieges that have devastated areas controlled by the opposition. In a report titled “We leave or we die”, Amnesty analyzed four local accords that […]

November 13th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iran-Iraq Quake Death Toll Rises to Over 330

A deadly tremor hit the Iraq-Iran border overnight killing more than 330 people and injuring thousands more, most of whom on the Iranian side. The casualty toll of the 7.3-magnitude quake is expected to rise as rescue operations progress. The majority of those who died were in Iran’s western Kermanshah province. Nearly 4,000 were said […]

November 13th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Lebanon Asks Saudi Arabia for Explanations on Hariri’s Fate

The Lebanese president has asked Saudi Arabia to clarify the whereabouts of Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who has announced his resignation from Riyadh on November 4. Michel Aoun has not accepted the shock resignation a week ago, suggesting that anything Hariri has said or may say “does not reflect reality” due to the mystery surrounding […]

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