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Palestine: Jordan Discusses Al-Aqsa Situation with EU

Jordan, in its capacity as the custodian of the Al-Aqsa mosque, has sent its Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi to Brussels to meet with European Union’s Foreign Policy Chief Federica Moghreini. State-run Jordanian Petra News Agency reported that Safadi “warned against the repercussions of the recent tensions, which could be de-escalated by obliging Israel to respect […]

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

US State Department Commends Morocco Counter-terror Strategy

Morocco, one of US major ally in the region, has a comprehensive counterterrorism strategy that includes vigilant security measures, regional and international cooperation, and counter-radicalization policies, says US annual country report 2016. The Moroccan government has treated counterterrorism as a top priority since the country experienced suicide bombing attacks in Casablanca in 2003, and that […]

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

Yemen: UN flight barred from Yemen by Saudi-led coalition

The Saudi-led coalition stopped a UN flight to fly from Djibouti to Sana’a, Yemen, because of security concerns. The flight was to carry an aid agency staff to the rebel-controlled city and also had three journalists from the BBC onboard. Ahmed Ben Lassoued, a spokesman for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs […]

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

Palestine: Muslims refuse to pass through al-Aqsa metal detectors

The decision by Israeli authorities to reinforce security measures near the Al-Aqsa mosque following the killing of two policemen last week has been unwelcomed by Muslims in the area as well as Palestinian authorities. Fatah described the move as “terrorist procedures” imposed by the Israelis and also accused the authorities of carrying out “fierce and […]

July 18th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines | Read More »

Israel: PM Netanyahu feeling investigation heat

Prime Minister Netanyahu convened an emergency meeting in his office as the investigation noose tightens on him and his close aides. The agenda of the meeting has not been made public but a source told Channel 2 that the meeting is aimed at preparing a “media blitz” in the coming days as a response to […]

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

Iraq: PM Abadi defends army against critics

Minister Haider al-Abadi informed members of his cabinet during a Council of Ministers meeting that Baghdad will neither be lenient in its dealings with members of the Islamic State group nor entertain criticisms from civil rights organizations that have not contributed to combatting the terror group. Iraq’s army has been criticized for maltreating suspected members […]

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

KSA not risky violator of International Law, British court

London’s High Court has dismissed the claim that Saudi Arabia, as the leader of the Arab Coalition in Yemen, is using weapons bought from Britain to wreak havoc on the Yemeni population in its military campaign to reinstate Hadi as the legitimate president of Yemen. According to the court’s ruling, Saudi Arabia has been and […]

July 11th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Syria: Cooperation of world leaders good for Syria, UN Envoy

UN Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan De Mistura, acknowledged in an interview with Sputnik that intra-Syrian talks to end the Syrian crisis are progressing. World powers have been concerned about the six-year old war and Mistura is convinced that the situation “can be deconstructed from its complexity” if world leaders continue “focusing together on what […]

July 11th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Turkey: Opposition leader vows to tear walls of fear

The more than 425 kilometre march from Ankara to Istanbul led by Kemal Kilicdaroglu ended on Sunday with the main opposition leader stating that “the last day of our Justice March is a new beginning, a new step” in the country. The leader of the secularist Republican People’s Party (CHP) told the tens of thousands […]

July 10th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iraq overwhelmed by congratulatory messages after IS defeat, insurgency threats still looming

Congratulatory messages have been coming from all over the world after Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the army’s victory over the Islamic State group (IS) in Mosul; the last bastion of the group. Prime Minister Abadi congratulated the army in Mosul after arriving in the city to celebrate “heroic soldiers” and the Iraqi people […]

July 10th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

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