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Stories written by Peter Mulvany

Morocco Recalls its Ambassador to Netherlands over Refusal to Extradite Wanted Trafficker

Morocco on Saturday recalled its Ambassador to The Netherlands after Dutch authorities did not comply with the Kingdom’s request to extradite a notorious drug dealer of Moroccan origin involved in financing and supporting some troublemakers in northern Morocco. “Over the past two days, contacts took place between Moroccan and Dutch authorities at the level of […]

June 26th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Yemen: European Commission earmarks additional €5 million to address cholera outbreak

The European Commission is scaling up its response to an unprecedented cholera outbreak in Yemen with an additional €5 million, bringing total EU support for efforts to tackle the disease to €8.8 million, the Commission announced Friday. “The cholera outbreak in Yemen continues to spread dramatically during the last weeks and warrants urgent action. The […]

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

Iraq: ISIS formally defeated after minaret bombing, Iraqi PM

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said the explosion that brought down the famous leaning minaret at Mosul’s mosque where al-Baghdadi announced the establishment of the Islamic Caliphate in June 2014 marks the official victory over the extremist group. “Daesh’s bombing of al-Hadba minaret and al-Nuri Mosque is a formal declaration of their defeat,” he stated […]

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

Syria: Australia safes head in Syria as Russia-US tension escalates

Australia has announced that it is “temporarily” suspending the activities of its six warplanes partaking in the US-led air campaign on the Islamic State in Syria, as tension between the US and Russian military increases. The statement from the Australian Department of Defense highlighted that the decision to cease operations is “a precautionary measure” as […]

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

Palestine: Hamas not interested in another War

Hamas’s Deputy Leader said the resistance group, fighting for an independent Palestinian State, is not politically interested in another round of armed hostilities with Israel. “We, in Hamas, do not initiate wars and we do not expect one, this is our political assessment,” Khalil al-Hayya said. His statement means that the Gaza Strip could look […]

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

Iran retaliates to ISIS attacks, warns reactionary countries

Tehran has retaliated to the twin attacks claimed by the Islamic State earlier this month targeting their positions in Syria with missile strikes. Six medium-range ballistic missiles were launched on the extremist group’s bases in Dayr al-Zawr and according to spokesman Bahram Qassemi of the foreign ministry, they were “fatal blows” which served as “just […]

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

Yemen: U.N. Security Council has “grave concern” about Yemen

The U.N. Security Council under the presidency of Bolivia has released a statement expressing “grave concern about the humanitarian situation in Yemen”, which has been in a state of war since the Houthi uprising from the North at the end of 2014 before gaining momentum in 2015. The Security Council also voiced concerns about “the […]

June 16th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Iraq: Around 800 people poisoned at refugee camp

Iraq’s Health Minister and the UN refugee agency have confirmed that there was a mass food poisoning at the Hasansham U2 camp, located between Mosul and Irbil, and at least one person has died. Health Minister Adila Hamoud said the meal that was served as Iftar affected around 800 people, with at least 300 in […]

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

Libya: UAE accused of obstructing progress towards peace

The Libyan armed group Benghazi Defence Brigades (BDB), opposed to Eastern-based Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, has accused the United Arab Emirates (UAE) of halting peace among Libyans and pointed at its covert plans to dominate the North African country through its ally Haftar. The BDB has been placed on the blacklist of terror groups issued […]

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

Turkey warns Iraqi Kurds against independence referendum

Following the announcement by Masoud Barzani, President of the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region in Iraq, of plans to hold a referendum on September 25 to decide on their independence, neighboring Turkey released a statement this Friday warning that going ahead as stated will “constitute a grave mistake.” The statement released by the Turkish foreign ministry stressed […]

June 9th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

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