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Stories written by Peter Mulvany

Israeli Occupation Results in Human Cost, Economic Potential Loss, UNCTAD

A report released Tuesday by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) highlighted the impact of loss of land and resources to Palestinian economy because of the continued Israeli occupation. Agricultural output in the Occupied Palestinian Territory decreased by 11 per cent and the sector’s gross domestic product (GDP) share fell 0.5 per […]

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

Netanyahu claims Israel’s cooperation with Arab countries is “unprecedented”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu boasted Tuesday that Israel’s cooperation with Arab countries has reached an unprecedented level and is stronger than ever. “Things that are happening today between Israel and the Arab world are unprecedented. Cooperation on a wide range of issues are occurring behind the scenes, more than at any time in Israel’s […]

September 6th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Tunisia: Islamist lawmaker vows to take Saudi al Arabiya to court over false news

Mohammed Frikha, member of Ennahdha Movement in the Tunisian parliament has pledged to sue Saudi Arabia’s media Al Arabiya for false news and accusations for “transporting terrorists” to Syria. The Tunisian lawmaker, a businessman and owner of private airline “Syphax”, has stood against the media following the broadcast on August 26 of a documentary called […]

August 30th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Egypt: 56 individuals blacklisted for terrorism

Egypt’s top criminal court has put 56 people, mostly members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, on the terror list for “harming national economy and public security”. The defendants, involved in a 2015 case, include Muslim Brotherhood business tycoon Hassan Malek. The court ruling demanded their assets be frozen and passports cancelled. They have been also […]

August 30th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Doha gives 72 hours to Chadian diplomats to leave in counter move

The Qatari embassy in Ndjamena was closed on Wednesday (August 23) and Qatari diplomats were given 10 days to leave Chad and the following day, Qatar announced the closure of the Chadian diplomatic mission in Doha giving 72 hours to its occupants to leave. N’Djamena busted ties with the Gulf Emirate it accuses of seeking […]

August 25th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Egypt: Italy sends Ambassador back, death puzzle unsolved

Italy’s Ambassador to Egypt will be returning to Cairo more than a year after being recalled for consultations in protest to the murder of Italian citizen Guilio Regeni, 28. Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano said sending an Ambassador to Cairo does not have an impact on Rome’s commitment “to clarify the tragic disappearance”, but the victim’s […]

August 16th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Jordan: Israeli ambassador barred from returning

Jordan is unwilling to allow the return of Israeli Ambassador to Amman unless the Israeli security official, involved in the killing of two Jordanians, is tried in court. Ambassador Einat Schlein and guard Ziv Moyal are both in Israel after the July 23 incident that strained ties between Tel Aviv and Amman. Moyal claimed he […]

August 16th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Saudi Crown Prince Wants to Withdraw from Yemen War

Leaked emails published by Middle East Eye have revealed that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman wants to withdraw his forces from the war in Yemen. Martin Indyk, the former US ambassador to Israel, in an email exchange with Youssef Otaiba, UAE’s ambassador in Washington, wrote that the Crown Prince was “quite clear with Steve […]

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

Iraq: Iran-backed militia accuses US for killing fighters near Syrian border

A Shia militia battling on the side of the Iraqi army against the Islamic State (ISIS) has blamed the US-led coalition of shelling its fighters near the Syrian border – a blame the US has rejected. Kataib Sayyid al-Shuhada militia, known as close to Tehran, indicated that the US-led coalition collided with IS to attack […]

August 9th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

King Abdullah, President Abbas to set up joint crisis committee on Al-Aqsa

King Abdullah of Jordan and president of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas agreed on Monday to establish a joint crisis committee that would follow up the Israeli violations at Al-Aqsa Mosque. According to PA Foreign Minister Riyadh Al-Maliki, Abbas and King Abdullah agreed at their meeting in Ramallah to form a “joint crisis committee” to […]

August 8th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

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