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Iraq: Baghdadi escapes, 13commanders killed in bombing


Iraq fighter jets dropped bombs on a house in an orchard, in Anbar province, believed to be hosting a meeting of senior members of the Islamic State, including its leader Abu Bakr Baghdadi. A statement from the military mentioned the names of 13 commanders who were killed in the airstrike and amongst them were Abu […]

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

Bahrain, Turkey Pledge to Upgrade Relations

President Erdogan of Turkey who is on a working visit to Bahrain held a closed-door meeting with King Hamad to discuss means of expanding their cooperation and strengthening their bilateral ties as well as issues of common interest. After the closed door meeting between the two leaders, the two countries signed several agreements, including a […]

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

Mideast-France: Socialist Party Candidate Vows to Recognize Palestinian State if Elected


Benoit Hamon, the French Socialist Party’s candidate to the upcoming presidential elections Wednesday announced on his facebook page he would recognize the Palestinian State when he is elected on April 23 or May 7. The candidate who met on Wednesday in Paris with visiting Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas wrote “I renewed to him my will […]

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

Egypt: IS-Linked Group Targets Israel from Sinai


An extremist group in the Sinai Peninsula loyal to the Islamic State group has fired several missiles into Israel from Egypt on Thursday prompting retaliation from the Israeli Defense Forces. The missiles targeted the port town of Eilat, the southernmost part of the Jewish State, but didn’t cause any damage as they were either intercepted […]

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

Yemen: $2.1 Billion Needed to Save 12 Million People from Famine in 2017


The United Nations and humanitarian partners Wednesday launched an international appeal for $2.1 billion to provide life-saving assistance to 12 million people in Yemen in 2017, a UN press release says, noting that this is the largest-ever humanitarian response plan for the war-torn country. “Two years of war have devastated Yemen… Without international support, they […]

February 8th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Kuwait: Minister Resigns ahead of no Confidence Vote


Kuwait’s Information and Youth Minister Sheikh Salman Hamoud Al-Sabah has tendered his resignation letter hours before his scheduled appearance at the parliament. His decision is said to have been motivated by plans to hold a vote of no confidence against him on Thursday with around 30 of the parliament’s 50 members promising to vote for […]

February 7th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Washington Sends Iran “Notice” after Missile Test


“As of today, we are officially putting Iran on notice”, Michael Flynn stated during a press conference at the White House. President Donald Trump’s National Security Advisor warned that Iran’s missile test that was carried out over the weekend is a sign of the continuous “malign actions.” He renewed Washington’s call for Tehran to respect […]

February 2nd, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Yemen: Saudi Warship Struck by Houthis, 2 killed


A Saudi frigate patrolling off the coast of Yemen was struck by what is dubbed as suicide boats but the Houthi Movement claims that it was a guided missile. Two soldiers are reported to have been killed by the blast but the frigate was able to continue sailing. Saudi State media reported that that “the […]

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

Kuwait Announces a Budget Deficit of $25 Billion


Kuwait, which has posted a budget surplus for 16 years in a row, has approved for the third consecutive time a budget with expenses surpassing the income forecasted by the state despite the introduction of several austerity measures to reduce state expenditures. The financial year begins on April 1 in Kuwait and Finance Minister Anas […]

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

Saudi Arabia Agrees to Trump’s Yemen, Syria Safe Zone Request

U.S. President Donald Trump gives a thumbs-up to reporters as he waits to speak by phone with the Saudi Arabia's King Salman in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington

President Donald Trump of the USA and King Salman of Saudi Arabia had a phone discussion on Sunday with a Saudi source claiming that it lasted for more than an hour. In their discussions, King Salman agreed to Trump’s request “to support” the establishment of “safe zones in Syria and Yemen, as well as supporting […]

January 30th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

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