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Gulf Crisis: Teheran vows support for Qatar, rejects Saudi-led bloc’s demand list

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani widely opened Iran’s hands for Qatar, calling for stronger economic ties between the two countries, following the harsh conditions set by Saudi Arabia and its allies to lift the blockades they imposed on their neighbor. The Iranian President, according to state news agencies, held a telephone conversation with Sheikh Tamim bin […]

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

Libya: Haftar meets with UAE deputy Chief of Staff

Top commander of Libyan forces aligned with the east-based government has met with deputy chief of staff of the army of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar met with Major General Eisa Saif Al-Mazrouei in Rajma headquarters in Benghazi to discuss “brotherhood and cooperation between Libya and the UAE at all levels,” […]

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

Riyadh says information calling for Turkey’s avoidance, Saudi plane in Israel ‘fake news’

Saudi Arabia’s embassy in Turkey rejected as ‘fake’ the news reportedly advising Saudi citizens to refrain from traveling to Turkey. The embassy said in a statement it did not issue such a warning. “The statement was false and was not issued by the embassy,” it said. Current diplomatic tension between Qatar and the Saudi Arabia-led […]

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

Morocco Recalls its Ambassador to Netherlands over Refusal to Extradite Wanted Trafficker

Morocco on Saturday recalled its Ambassador to The Netherlands after Dutch authorities did not comply with the Kingdom’s request to extradite a notorious drug dealer of Moroccan origin involved in financing and supporting some troublemakers in northern Morocco. “Over the past two days, contacts took place between Moroccan and Dutch authorities at the level of […]

June 26th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: Ankara blasts Saudi-led bloc’s demand for end of military deployment in Qatar

Turkey through its defense minister Friday threw to the bin the long list of harsh demands submitted by Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt, asking Doha to end the current Turkish military deployment in Qatar, as a condition to lift sea, land and air blockades. Kuwait Friday handed a 13-article list of demands […]

June 24th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

KSA: Attack against Mecca’s Grand Mosque foiled

The Saudi Interior Ministry said Friday it thwarted at dawn a terrorist attack against Islam’s holiest site after forces busted a terror cells plotting attacks. One suicide bomber blew himself up after security forces surrounded him in a building in Ajyad Al-Masafi neighborhood, located within the perimeter of the central area of the Grand Mosque. […]

June 24th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Yemen: European Commission earmarks additional €5 million to address cholera outbreak

The European Commission is scaling up its response to an unprecedented cholera outbreak in Yemen with an additional €5 million, bringing total EU support for efforts to tackle the disease to €8.8 million, the Commission announced Friday. “The cholera outbreak in Yemen continues to spread dramatically during the last weeks and warrants urgent action. The […]

June 24th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: Saudi Arabia, allies insist on al Jazeera closure as part of long list of demands

Kuwait has handed Qatar a list of demands including the closure of the Doha-based al Jazeera news network as conditions for lifting blockades imposed by Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt in the diplomatic row with the tiny gas-rich country. Kuwait is playing a mediator role in the crisis, which erupted over two […]

June 23rd, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Egypt: State of emergency extended for further three months

The Egyptian government Thursday extended for additional three months the state of emergency decreed in April following the twin attacks against Coptic Christians. The extension has been approved by the parliament and is scheduled to start July 10, reports say. President al-Sisi few hours after the Islamic State group (IS) directed attacks against two Christian […]

June 23rd, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

UNHCR welcomes King Mohammed VI’s decision to assist Syrian refugees

The UNHCR welcomes the decision by the Kingdom of Morocco to admit a group of Syrian refugees stranded in difficult circumstances at the country’s border with Algeria since 17 April, describing it as “a humanitarian gesture”, the UN Refugee Agency said in a statement released Thursday. The decision to admit the Syrian families trapped at […]

June 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

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