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Egypt & U.S. Relations Heading towards Crisis?

19 young Americans are among the 43 pro-democracy activists who have been arrested lately by the Egyptian authorities and will be tried for setting up groups without licenses and receiving illegal foreign funding. These Americans are working for National Democratic Institute (NDI), the International Republican Institute (IRI) and other organizations dedicated to the promotion of […]

February 9th, 2012 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Manama will not attend Arab Summit due in Bagdad

Bahrain’s foreign minister has affirmed that his country’s will not take part in the upcoming Arab summit scheduled for March 29 in Baghdad. “How can a summit be held in such international circumstances or how can you accept to attend a summit in a country that gives you problems day after day?”, Sheikh Khalid Bin […]

February 8th, 2012 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Arab-European Scientific Conference

An international scientific conference gathering experts from Europe and the Gulf region will be held next autumn in the United Arab Emirates. The conference will look into euro-Arab cooperation prospects and partnership projects in the field of biological and medical sciences. The agenda also includes debates and presentations by experts on latest medical and scientific […]

February 7th, 2012 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Palestine: will Hamas & Fatah reconciliation hold?

The Palestinian Fatah and Hamas movements have reached a preliminary agreement in Qatar on forming an interim unity government that would be led by Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority based in the West Bank. The agreement was signed by Mr. Abbas head of Fatah and Khaled Meshaal, the political leader of the […]

February 7th, 2012 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Hariri’s suspected killers to be tried in absentia

The four men indicted in the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri will be tried in absentia, according to the prosecutors of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL). The defendants are Lebanese nationals Salim Jamil Ayyash, Mustafa Amine Badreddine, Hussein Hassan Oneissi and Assad Hassan Sabra.  The court says that it opted […]

February 3rd, 2012 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Arab countries to invest US $180 billion in power, water, energy projects

New power, water, and energy projects valued $180 billion are being carried out or planned in several Arab countries, according to energy experts. The UAE takes the lead with 20 projects worth $34.2 billion including a $20 bln nuclear power plant under construction in Abu Dhabi, while Saudi Arabia takes the lion’s share in terms […]

February 3rd, 2012 | Posted in Energy,Headlines | Read More »

Egypt: at least 74 people killed & 1,000 others injured in soccer riots

At least 74 people were killed and 1,000 others injured in a brawl that broke out Wednesday in Egypt between rival groups of soccer fans after a game in the city of Port Said. The riots, the bloodiest since the toppling of President Hosni Mubarak, occurred in the stadium after Al-Masry team beat Al-Ahly 3-1. […]

February 2nd, 2012 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Ismail Haniya Seeks Support in his 2nd Regional Tour

Hamas prime minister in the occupied Gaza Strip, Ismail Haniya has started a new regional tour to raise funds to alleviate the ongoing sufferings endured by the Palestinians besieged in the coastal enclave. Mr. Haniya, who has already visited Doha where he was received by the Emir of Qatar, will make stops in Iran and […]

February 1st, 2012 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »