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Palestine: Rift in Gulf favors Israel, Hamas warns

The Palestinian Hamas movement controlling the Gaza Strip Wednesday lambasted Saudi Arabia’s condition to restore ties with Qatar adding that the current Qatar-Arab fallout will favor Israel, which will exploit the situation against the Palestinian people. The movement is facing tough economic conditions in the Strip, which has been under an Israeli blockade for over […]

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

Turkey proposes mediation in Qatar diplomatic row

As the diplomatic row between Qatar and other Arab States attracts global attention, Turkey has added its voice to the crisis urging the concerned states to solve their differences amicably as it expressed sadness over the incident. In a statement released by Ibrahim Kalin, Spokesman of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Ankara called on members of […]

June 6th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Syria: SDF prepares to attack Raqqa

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) is preparing to launch an assault on the Islamic State’s capital in Syria and its political official, Rezan Hiddo, hinted that it could begin as early as Tuesday after stating on Monday that it will come “within hours.” It seems as if heavy motorized artillery will be used in the […]

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

Battle for Mosul: Iraqi Special Forces kill 21 in snap attack

Iraqi Special Forces have killed at least 21 ISIS militants in a snap operation in the al-Shefa district. Captain Abdul-Wadoud al-Anbari did not state if government forces had suffered any casualties as he detailed that among the terrorist casualties were five snipers. The battle for Mosul is tightening on up on ISIS as only the […]

June 5th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

ECOWAS Approves in Principle Morocco’s Membership Bid

Heads of State of the Economic Community of West African States have in principle approved the membership application of Morocco, 2nd African investors in the continent. The decision was made by the summiteers in Liberia. King Mohammed VI of Morocco was expected to take part in the 51st ECOWAS summit, but canceled his trip to […]

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

Israel: U.S. delays Embassy move to Jerusalem

President Donald Trump has made what could be considered as his biggest diplomatic retreat since he took office early this year after a message from the White House announced the suspension of the much acclaimed vow to move the American Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. A statement released by the White House […]

June 2nd, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

UAE: Fly Emirates chocked up between Beijing & Taipei over Taiwanese cabin crew’s flag pins

The Emirati airliner is under fire from Taiwan, which indicates that Taiwanese cabin crew of the airliner have been instructed to remove the Taiwanese flag pin from the uniform, an instruction Taipei believes came from Beijing. Taiwan foreign ministry noted that on Wednesday it notified Fly Emirates of its disapproval, Reuters reports. The Dubai-based carrier […]

June 1st, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Lebanon: Electoral law reform at crossroads

Lebanon is still battling to reform its Electoral Law before going to the polls to elect parliamentarians as Prime Minister Saad Hariri underlines that a new electoral law will enhance real “stability” in the country. There are still concerns from the minority Christian political parties about adopting a law based on full proportional representation because […]

May 31st, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iran: Ayatollah Khamenei forecasts KSA’s fall for siding with US

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Saturday indicated that the Saudi Throne is edging toward collapse for siding with the United States in response to the declared strengthening of US-Saudi alliance. The Iranian leader known for his phosphorous animosity towards the Kingdom and the US told a religious gathering that Riyadh has chosen the enemy […]

May 29th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Yemen: UN demands investigation into attack against envoy

The United Nations denounced the attack on its envoy for war-torn Yemen whose convoy came under attack early this week in capital Sana’a while traveling from the airport to the UN compound. Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed’s convoy was fired at Monday while heading to the UN compound in the Yemeni capital after his plane touched […]

May 26th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

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