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Lebanon Reaffirms Rejection of US proposal to Settle Sea Border with Israel

Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri reiterated the state’s rejection of current US proposals as “unacceptable”. This was an apparent reference to a maritime demarcation line proposed by US diplomat Frederic Hof in 2012. The line would give Lebanon around two thirds and Israel around one third of a disputed triangular area of sea of around […]

February 17th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Moscow dismisses claims Iran launched drone inside Israel

Russian deputy ambassador to Tel Aviv brushed off Israeli authorities’ claims that the drone which was destroyed last Saturday by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) was launched by Iran, saying that Iranians in Syria are not ‘insane’. Saturday the IDF brought down a drone – a replica of the American RQ-170, claiming it was launched […]

February 17th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Turkey: Prominent journalists handed life in prison sentences

A court in Istanbul Friday pressed life in prison sentences against several leading journalists and figures suspected of providing assistance to July 2016 failed military coup blamed on US-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen. A trio of prominent Turkish writers and journalists, Nazli Ilicak and brothers Mehmet and Ahmet Altan, were handed the heavy sentences for […]

February 17th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Pakistan Says Troops in Saudi Arabia will not be deployed outside the Kingdom

Pakistan has sent troops to Saudi Arabia on a training mission after it refrained to do so in the past years, but the Pakistani military clarifies that the troops will not be deployed in conflict zones outside the kingdom. Riyadh and Islamabad have been close allies for decades. The Saudis have been pressing Pakistan for […]

February 17th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iraq-Mines: UN concerned over return of normal life in Mosul

The UN expressed concern over the return of normal life in Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, citing the presence of thousands of mines in the wake of the defeat of the Islamic State group (IS). For Pehr Lodhammar, program director at the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), life after IS could take more than […]

February 16th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Egypt Thwarts Infiltration Attempt on Libyan Borders

The Egyptian army said it has foiled an infiltration attempt by an armed group on the Libyan borders and destroyed ten 4×4 vehicles in the operation. “The air force succeeded in foiling an infiltration attempt by 10 4×4 vehicles loaded with arms and ammunition on the western [i.e., Libyan] border,” the army announced in a […]

February 15th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iraq: Pledges at reconstruction conference below needed funds

Pledges by donors at the Iraq reconstruction conference held in Kuwait this week have failed to meet up the government’s close to $90-billion budget needed to rebuild the country in the aftermath of victory over the Islamic State group (IS). Turkey appeared as the largest contributor. Ankara pledged $5 billion in the form of credit […]

February 15th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Tunisia: Lawmaker tore up Israeli flag, called for criminalizing ties with Tel Aviv

A Tunisian MP from a left-wing opposition party Tuesday tore an Israeli flag in the Parliament premises to protest the normalization of ties with Israel. Ammar Amroussia ripped up the flag after the parliament indefinitely delayed the debate of a draft bill criminalizing ties with Israel. The bill, reports say, did not get the endorsement […]

February 14th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Saudi Arabia Hands Control of Belgium’s Largest Mosque to Local Authorities

Is Saudi Arabia serious about shaving off its reputation as a promoter of ultra-conservatism across the globe? That is what can be deduced from its surprise decision to hand over to local authorities control of Belgium’s largest mosque, often labelled as a cradle of extremism in Western Europe. Giving up control of the mosque came […]

February 14th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Kuwait-Philippines: Tension brewing over ban on Filipino workers

Kuwait’s foreign minister Tuesday vehemently condemned orders from President Rodrigo Duterte of Philippines to ban the sending of Filipino workers to the Gulf country after the alleged death of a Filipino woman in a fridge. President Duterte not only expanded the ban on workers’ travel to Kuwait, but also prevented those already in possession of […]

February 14th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »