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Hamas To Move Back Its Headquarters to Amman ?

Political leader of the Palestinian militant group Hamas, Khaled Meshal, has paid lately a “historic” visit to Jordan where he conferred with King Abdullah II on bilateral relations, the situation in occupied Palestine, stalled peace talks with Tel Aviv and ongoing Israeli settlement expansion. It is the first official visit to Jordan by Hamas’s leader […]

January 31st, 2012 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Arab League stops mission in Syria

The Arab League has suspended its observer mission in Syria amid surging of bloody violence and clashes between pro-democracy protesters and government security forces. The mission was set up to verify Damascus compliance with the league’s peace plan to end bloodshed in the country. Several Arab countries have pulled out their monitors from Syria because […]

January 30th, 2012 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Qatar to invest $ 25bn for boosting petrochemical industry

Qatar is planning to inject $25bn to enhance the performance of its domestic petrochemical industry over the next decade. According to Qatari energy minister Mohammed Al-Sada, the Gulf country is also looking forward to more than doubling its annual petrochemical production capacity from 9.2 million tons now to 23 million tons by 2020. Qatar, the […]

January 30th, 2012 | Posted in Energy,Headlines | Read More »

Rabat Forum calls on African countries to boost partnership

Over 200 eminent personalities including businessmen, diplomats, bankers and decision-makers from Europe, Africa and Morocco have called on African countries to bolster partnership and South-South cooperation to speed up development to catch with industrialized countries. During the 1st “Forum de Rabat” convened Jan. 25 in Morocco’s capital at a time the world is rocked by […]

January 26th, 2012 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Pt Ali Abdullah Saleh bids farewell to Yemen

President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who has agreed to step down and hand over power to the vice-president in a deal brokered by the Gulf Cooperation Council, has arrived in the United States “for medical treatment”. Before leaving his country, he addressed the Yemeni people and apologized for “any shortcomings” during his 33-year rule. “I am […]

January 23rd, 2012 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Arab League Urges Syrian President to Quit

The Arab League has called on Syrian President Bachar al-Assad to hand over power to his vice president in a new peace initiative unveiled to halt 10-months of bloodshed in country. At the end of their meeting in Cairo, Arab foreign ministers urged Syrian authorities to set up a national unity government including the opposition. […]

January 23rd, 2012 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Growth of Gulf Countries to slow down in 2012

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) economic growth is expected to slow down to 4 pc in 2012 from 7.4 pc of last year, says the National Bank of Abu Dhabi in its latest outlook report. This deceleration is due mainly to the anticipated cut in GCC oil output as Libyan supply comes back on stream […]

January 20th, 2012 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Emirati-Spanish solar Co. to invest $5 Bln in worldwide projects

Torresol Energy, a joint venture set up by Spain’s Sener and Abu Dhabi’s Masdar, has unveiled solar power projects worth $ 5 billion to be carried out in Spain, the United States and several Middle East countries. The joint venture says it planning to produce additional 6,000 megawatts (MW) over the next three years and […]

January 19th, 2012 | Posted in Energy,World News | Read More »

Palestine’s Humanitarian situation Worsening

The humanitarian situation in Palestine is worrying due to Israel’s continued settlement activity in the West Bank and its adverse effects on economic development and Palestinians’ access to basic services, says UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs. The UN official also voices deep concern over the economic impact of the blockade imposed by Israel on Gaza […]

January 19th, 2012 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Syria rebuffs Arab troops intervention

Damascus has denounced Qatar’s proposal of sending Arab troops to Syria to help end the 10-months of bloody violence and clashes between government forces and protesters. Syrian Foreign ministry expressed “deep astonishment” over such a proposal which it flatly rejects, saying Arab troops’ deployment would only “worsen the situation, undermine joint Arab work and open […]

January 18th, 2012 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »