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Stories written by Peter Mulvany

Turkey Prepares to Unleash Military Campaign on US-Backed Kurds in Syria

The Syrian conflict braces for a new turn as Turkey prepares a military assault on the US-backed Kurdish forces in the region of Afrin in northern Syria. Turkey dispatched its military chief to Moscow on Thursday, seeking approval for an air campaign in Syria’s Kurdish-controlled Afrin region, although Damascus warned it could shoot down any […]

January 19th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Israeli Opposition Leader Says Saudi Arabia Should Administer Religious Sites in Jerusalem

Israeli opposition leader Isaac Herzog suggested that Saudi Arabia could take responsibility for administering Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem in any peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians. In an interview with Saudi-funded news website Elaph, the Knesset member and former leader of the Israeli Labor Party said “Saudi Arabia could play a big role […]

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

Iran: Anti-Government protests build Up, Turn Violent

A protest momentum is building up in different Iranian cities as thousands took the streets for the third day in a row to vent their anger and frustration at the dire economic conditions in the country. The demonstrations in Tehran turned violent with police firing tear gas at protesters. Some social media users are sharing […]

December 31st, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Thousands Rally against Price Hikes in Iran

Thousands of Iranians vented anger in protests in Iran’s second largest city, Mashhad, chanting slogans critical of the government’s decision to rise food prices. The protesters who denounced President Hassan Rouhani raised banners saying “Not Gaza, not Lebanon, my life for Iran” in a rant against Iran’s spending on regional influence to the detriment of […]

December 29th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

UN Denounces Saudi-Led Coalition Carnage in Yemen

An airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition killed 68 Yemenis in Taiz bringing the death toll to 109 in past 10 days alone leading the UN to strongly denounce the heavy civilian casualties. The increasing civilian Yemeni victims of the indiscriminate shelling by Saudi and allied fighter jets was described by the UN as “absurd and […]

December 29th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Over 40mln People Suffer from Hunger in MENA region- FAO Report

More than 40 million people are suffering hunger in the Near East and North Africa Region (NENA) due to wars and conflicts, said the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in its 2017 report on food security and nutrition in the region. The report rings the alarm bell as to the repercussions of wars and conflicts […]

December 24th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

HRW Urges Sanctions against Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince

Human Rights Watch urged the UN to impose sanctions on Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the violations committed as part of the Saudi bombing campaign in Yemen. “Imposing targeted sanctions for the indiscriminate bombing and unlawful blockading of essential goods to Yemen’s civilian population is well within the U.N. Security Council’s mandate,” […]

December 24th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Boeing to Supply Qatar with F-15 Fighter Jets Worth $6.2 bln

Qatar and Boeing sealed a $6.2 billion contract for 36 F-15 aircraft, the Pentagon said in a statement. This contract provides for the foreign military sales (FMS) requirement to procure 36 new F-15QA aircraft for the Qatar Air Force. Qatar has been strengthening its air force capabilities signing deals with major global manufacturers. Early in […]

December 24th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Syria: UK Suspends Aid Program over Fears it May Benefit Jihadists

The British government has suspended a multimillion-pound foreign aid project amid allegations that money paid to a contractor in Syria was reaching the pockets of jihadist groups. UK Government probe has actually found some of the £12million of aid cash destined to funding the -supposedly unarmed Free Syrian Police force had been diverted to extremists […]

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

Former Yemeni President Saleh Killed By Houthis

The Iran-backed Houthi rebels announced that they have killed former President Ali Abdallah Saleh. Al Masirah TV cited a statement of the interior ministry saying that Saleh was killed, while Iranian news agencies say that Saleh was killed on his way to the city of Maarib in Yemen. Media controlled by the rebel Houthi movement […]

December 4th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »