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Syria : UN humanitarian Aid Awaits Damascus Green Light

The United Nations has refused to deliver humanitarian aid into Syria without the proper approval of the Assad government. There has been pressure from lawyers and other bodies to bypass the government in Damascus and deliver the aid. Spokesman Stephane Dujarric of the UN said they abide by the charter and the resolutions orienting their […]

April 30th, 2014 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Tunisia: Ooredoo brands Tunisiana, Subscribers react

QatarTelecom or Qtel now known as Ooredoo has finally baptized Tunisiana with the same name in a ceremony held in Tunis. The Tunisian telecommunication company has now become the fifth company that the group has attached to its brand. However, subscribers to the company are unhappy with the decision and have started an internet campaign […]

April 29th, 2014 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Lebanese Banks all heading to Iraq

Lebanese banks are rushing to Iraq despite the lack of security in the country since the American invasion to remove President Saddam Hussein. Although state-owned banks account for 86% of assets and 69% of credits of the market, several banks have already started to operate in selected areas. The ratio of bank branches to the […]

April 28th, 2014 | Posted in Finance,Headlines | Read More »

KSA: Saudi suspends Viber, whatsapp and skype; others to follow

Saudi Arabian authorities have reacted to the advancement of technology by suspending the use of applications facilitating the use of Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP). The Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) issued a warning in March that the use of applications such as Viber, Whatsapp and Skype were contrary to Saudi’s laws. Although Saudi […]

April 25th, 2014 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

KSA: Saudi Prince warns GCC of dangers ahead

Gulf States are still wary of the threats that the Iranian nuclear program poses to the region. Prince Turki al-Faisal, a senior member of the ruling family in Saudi Arabia who once also served as an intelligence chief, warned the Gulf countries to be ready for all scenarios concerning the Iranian nuclear talks with the […]

April 24th, 2014 | Posted in Energy,Headlines | Read More »

Palestine: Hamas and PLO dedicated to reconciliation

Two important political bodies in Palestine have decided to reconcile in the interest of the country. The Islamic Hamas movement and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) agreed on Tuesday night and are willing to implement agreements and understandings that they have reached in the past in order to end the internal division which has separated […]

April 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Maroc Telecom Holds General Assembly, UAE Etisalat Readies to Become Major Stakeholder

Maroc Telecom, the leading telecom operator in Morocco, held its General Assembly in Rabat on Tuesday, at a time French group Vivendi is about to hand over to the UAE Etisalat its 53 per cent stake in Morocco’s largest carrier. After tough negotiations, the UAE telecom operator agreed last November to buy Paris-listed Vivendi’s 53 […]

April 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Syria announces Presidential election dates, opposition reacts

Syria has announced 3rd June for presidential elections despite the ongoing civil war in the country. The Speaker of the Parliament, Mohammed al-Lahham made the announcement in parliament during a special session of the People’s Assembly in Damascus on Monday and said that registrations will begin on Tuesday. The elections are expected to be boycotted […]

April 22nd, 2014 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Qatar slashes plans for FIFA World Cup

Reports from Bloomberg have stated that Qatar has revised its plans for the FIFA World Cup that it will be hosting. The number of stadiums to be build has been reduced by from 12 to 8 without publicly giving reasons behind the decision. When Qatar was bidding to host the World Cup, it planned to […]

April 21st, 2014 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Yemen: Terrorists signal new warnings

Celebrating the mass jailbreak of 29 inmates including 19 inmates charged on accounts of terrorism, a 15-minute video was posted to an Islamic website by Al-Qaeda’s wing in Yemen in which it vows to attack the US. The video incudes testimonies from participants involved in the jailbreak that took place at the Sanaa prison. The […]

April 17th, 2014 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »