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Gulf Crisis: Saudi Arabia-led bloc has demands for Qatar, US State Department

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Wednesday announced Saudi Arabia and its besieging allies have a list of demands for Qatar. The announcement was made two days after the State Department challenged the Saudi Arabia-led bloc to provide motives behind the blockades they imposed on Qatar. “We understand a list of demands has been prepared […]

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

KSA: Mohammed bin Nayef relegated, Mohammed bin Salman becomes Crown Prince

A royal decree published by the Saudi Press Agency has announced changes in the royal establishment with prince Mohammed bin Nayef being relieved from his position and replaced by King Salman’s young son Prince Mohammed bin Salman who become the new heir to the throne. No explanations were given as to the reasons behind King […]

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

Egypt: Transfer of Red Sea Islands would be unconstitutional, Administrative Court

Following the approval last week by the Egyptian Parliament of the agreement between Cairo and Riyadh regarding the transfer of the Tiran and Sanafir Islands to Saudi Arabia, Egypt’s High Administrative Court on Tuesday ruled that previous judicial decisions in favor of transferring the two Red Sea islands were invalid. The Egyptian government made the […]

June 21st, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: Washington doubts motives behind blockades

The US State Department Tuesday challenged Saudi Arabia and its league of countries to forward motives behind the air, land and sea blockades they have imposed on Qatar, throwing the bloc’s accusation of Qatar’s support for terrorism into question. Spokeswoman Heather Nauert told reporters that the US is still waiting for Saudi Arabia, the United […]

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

Syria: Australia safes head in Syria as Russia-US tension escalates

Australia has announced that it is “temporarily” suspending the activities of its six warplanes partaking in the US-led air campaign on the Islamic State in Syria, as tension between the US and Russian military increases. The statement from the Australian Department of Defense highlighted that the decision to cease operations is “a precautionary measure” as […]

June 21st, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

KSA: Three members of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards arrested in Saudi Waters

Riyadh announced Monday it captured three Iranians, member of the Islamic Republic’s Revolutionary Guards, on a boat laden with weapons heading towards an oil platform, in the Arabian Gulf. The three men, according to Saudi state-run news agency SPA, were arrested Friday aboard a boat loaded with weapons, in the Saudi internal waters. The Saudi […]

June 20th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Gulf crisis: ‘Doha not eager for talks if blockade is not lifted’ FM

Qatar’s Foreign Minister Monday told reporters that his country will not be bullied into negotiations with Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Egypt and allies if they do not lift the air, sea and land blockades they have imposed on the tiny Emirate over terrorism funding charges. Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani underscored that […]

June 20th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

UAE: Autonomous Air Taxi (AAT) to be tested end of 2017

Emirati Authorities Monday announced they will put the driverless air taxi into test in the fourth quarter of the year before they grant authorization for the vehicle’s operation in the country, reports say. AAT was first announced to fly in the Emirati sky in July this year after China-based EHang 184 in February scheduled the […]

June 20th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Palestine: Hamas not interested in another War

Hamas’s Deputy Leader said the resistance group, fighting for an independent Palestinian State, is not politically interested in another round of armed hostilities with Israel. “We, in Hamas, do not initiate wars and we do not expect one, this is our political assessment,” Khalil al-Hayya said. His statement means that the Gaza Strip could look […]

June 19th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Libya: Kobler to be replaced by Ghassan Salame

UN Secretary General’s special envoy for Libya Martin Kobler is expected to be replaced by former Lebanese culture minister Ghassan Salame. The would-be appointment of Salame would end an almost four month search for a replacement after former Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad was rejected by the US as a replacement to the German diplomat. […]

June 19th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

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