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Palestine: Abbas, Sisi discuss conflict with Israel


Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo for discussions reportedly centered on the expansion of illegal Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian territories and general developments in Palestine ahead of the Arab Summit scheduled to take place at the end of the month in Amman where the Palestinian Cause is […]

March 21st, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Russia warns Israel over actions in Syria


Russia has sent a message to Israel warning that its in-and-out military operations in Syria will not be tolerated. Following last week’s incident, the Israeli ambassador to Russia was summoned to the Foreign Ministry to informed about Moscow’s concerns about the airstrikes which struck close to Russian military locations. Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said […]

March 21st, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Israel confirms airstrikes in Syria


Israel has confirmed that that its air force carried out a mission “overnight” in Syria but they were targeted by anti-aircraft missiles. The statement from the Israeli military pointed out that the aircrafts “targeted several goals in Syria” without stating the number involved and whether the mission was successful. Following the execution of the mission, […]

March 17th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Riyadh, Washington set off on “historical turning point”


The first official meeting between a special envoy from the Saudi King and U.S. President Donald Trump is being dubbed as a “historical turning point” by Riyadh after relations experienced “a period of divergence of views on many issues” with the Obama administration. Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman met with Trump in Washington to […]

March 15th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Syria, worst man-made disaster since World War II- UN rights chief


The conflict in Syria is the “worst man-made disaster the world has seen since World War II,” the United Nations human rights chief said Tuesday, calling for an end to all tortures, executions and unfair trials, and at the very least, for the names and localities of people held in detention or information about where […]

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

Yemen: Pakistani army moves to Saudi southern border


The Yemeni war is on the verge of taking a new dimension as units of the Pakistani army will be deployed to Saudi Arabia’s southern border with war-torn Yemen. The decision was made following heated debate at the Pakistani parliament. The reason for the deployment is still unclear but a source has stated that the […]

March 13th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,World News | Read More »

Iran welcomes China’s mediation proposal, KSA rejects it


After Saudi Arabia rejected, through the voice of its ambassador to Beijing, China’s proposal to mediate between Riyadh and Tehran in overcoming their differences, Iran welcomed the goodwill gesture from China. A statement issued by the Iranian Embassy in China underlined that Tehran “welcomes all constructive efforts,” like the most recent proposal made by Kuwait’s […]

March 10th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Iraq: As forces progress in Mosul, humanitarian concerns increase


Government forces are forcing militants of the Islamic State to continue to retreat in the battle for Mosul and Lt. Colonel Abdel Amir al-Mohammadawi of the elite troops said they are “very close” to the main government complex. He is hopeful that they will take control of the site very soon after they took over […]

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

Bahrain: Civilians to be tried in military courts for terror


Bahrain’s upper house has approved a constitutional amendment authorizing the trial of civilians in military courts. During the session at the Shura Council, Justice Minister Khalid bin Ali al-Khalifa argued that military judges were “best placed” to deal with “irregular warfare” that the country is facing as he claimed that they also have a qualified […]

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

Famine Threatens Northern Yemen, Humanitarian workers Need Safe Access

People carry a sack of wheat to a van outside a food distribution center for poor families in Yemen capital Sanaa

The people of crisis-torn Yemen urgently need humanitarian assistance and protection, especially in the north of the country where there is a threat of famine, the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator warned Wednesday. Stephen O’Brien urged all parties to the conflict to provide immediate and safe access so that humanitarian actors can provide what is […]

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

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