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Palestine: Political factions agree to hold elections by end of 2018

Rival Palestinian political groups agreed Wednesday in Cairo to hold by the end of next year elections as a way to cement reconciliation between the different factions. The factions had been in Egyptian capital since Tuesday to continue talks for effective reconciliation since 2007 after Gaza ruler Hamas flashed out West Bank-based rival Fatah following […]

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

Russia, Iran & Turkey Agree to Join Efforts to Facilitate Syrian Peace Congress

Russian President Vladimir Putin has brought Turkey’s Erdogan and Iran’s Rohani together in a meeting that resulted in a watershed agreement to hold a Syrian Congress comprising pro-regime and opposition leaders in a bid to end the six-year civil war. The Russian leader hosted the talks in Sochi, just as some Syrian opposition groups met […]

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

Lebanon: Hariri ends two-week exile, returns home

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri attended the 47th celebration of his country’s independence in Beirut on Wednesday after he touched down at Beirut international airport late Tuesday ending two weeks of ‘Saudi-imposed’ exile. According to press reports, Lebanse President Michel Aoun said Hariri has put his resignation on hold. The Sunni leader was expected to […]

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

Iraq resumes paying war reparations to Kuwait

Iraq announced that it will resume reimbursements to Kuwait to fully pay the remaining $4.6 billion for the destruction it has caused during the 1990-1991 invasion. The U.N. Compensation Commission (UNCC) said Iraq will restart payments to Kuwait for the destruction of its oil fields and facilities during the Gulf war. The payments will begin […]

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

Crude Prices to Further Fall by year-end despite Political Tension in Saudi Arabia

Analysts expect oil prices to come down by year-end despite the political tension inside Saudi Arabia, OPEC’s main producers, and the turmoil plaguing several other oil producing countries. Ahead of next week’s OPEC meeting in Vienna, crude oil prices are slightly falling with the possibility of hitting $52.60 per barrel by the end of 2017 […]

November 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Energy,Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Syria: Chief of main opposition group steps down

Riad Hijab, head of the main Syrian opposition resigned Monday from his position few days before an important meeting in Riyadh to reorganize the group ahead of a new UN-led talks to find solutions to six-year old conflict. Hijab took to Twitter to announce his resignation without elaborating on the reasons behind his sudden move. […]

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

Palestine: Hamas brushes off Arab League’s labeling of Hezbollah a terror group

The Palestinian Hamas movement Monday rejected an Arab League resolution labeling Lebanon-based Shia movement Hezbollah a terrorist group, and demanded that the regional organization condemns Israel occupation. Hamas, which has been in control of the Gaza enclave for a decade now, said in a statement it was shocked to see that the ministerial meeting failed […]

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

Yemen: At Least 130 Children Die Every Day from Hunger, Disease

At least 130 children are dying every day in Yemen from extreme hunger and diseases including widespread cholera, warned the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Two weeks after Saudi Arabia imposed a land, sea and air blockade on Yemen, a country already devastated by two and a half years of Saudi bombing, the […]

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

Turkey: ‘Turkish airlines not in need of A380s now”

The Turkish national carrier will not sign up for Airbus’s A380 jets yet even though the purchase of 40 aircrafts is scheduled before end of this year, the airlines’ CEO told Arabian Business in an interview. “We have sent RFPs (requests for proposals) to the two manufacturing companies, and they are preparing those proposals for […]

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

Saudi Arabia & Israel Mull Secret Alliance against Iran

Driven by a shared animosity towards Iran and its proxies in the region, Saudi Arabia and Israel are multiplying secret contacts to forge an alliance of convenience in the region. After the unprecedented interview given by Israel’s Chief of Staff Gen Gadi Eisenkot to Saudi news outlet Elaph, in which he said that the two […]

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