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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

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 »

Iraq: Thousands Flee Mosul as Fighting Intensifies

Thousands of people are fleeing the Western sector of Mosul where fighting is taking place between the Iraqi Government forces and terrorists of the Islamic State group. The United Nations migration agency reported Tuesday thousands of new arrivals at Iraqi sites for the internally displaced persons (IDPs) fleeing Mosul. “The stories of the survivors are […]

March 1st, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Yemen: Nearly 1,500 boys recruited as child soldiers

The United Nations human rights office Tuesday urged all warring parties in Yemen to immediately release child soldiers, noting that the UN has verified the recruitment of 1,476 children, all boys, between 26 March 2015 and 31 January 2017, a UN press release said. “The numbers are likely to be much higher as most families […]

February 28th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

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