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KSA : Riyadh extends invitation to Tehran

Tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia could be on the verge of being mended after an invitation was extended to an Iranian government official. Riyadh has sent an invitation to Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to attend a meeting of foreign ministers. The meeting which is scheduled to be held in June is a two-day […]

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

Syria : Chemical weapons remain without security

The operation to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons will go beyond the June 30 deadline, UN Secretary General Ban ki-moon has announced. The delay is due to the difficulty of safely transporting the remaining 7,2% of the stock left in the country. The Damascus government has signaled that it has “serious concerns about the safety and […]

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

Bahrain questions US neutrality and objectivity

Bahrain is unpleased with the report published by the US State Department which alleges that the government neglected the respect of basic and fundamental Human rights between 2011 and 2013. The Interior Ministry released a strongly worded statement to discredit the report claiming that it is contrary to the reality. Bahrain had its own experience […]

May 28th, 2014 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Jordan: Amman and Damascus apply diplomacy’s reciprocity; persona non grata

Amman and Damascus are engaged in a diplomatic tussle after accusations that the Syrian Ambassador in Jordan repeatedly insulted the country. Both countries have decided to send the head of the missions by issuing a persona non grata. Jordan has claimed that it has warned Syrian Ambassador Bahjat Suleiman several times before obliging him to […]

May 27th, 2014 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

KSA: Riyadh eyes energy exportation to regional countries

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is developing plans to become an energy exporter in the Middle East according to Dr. Abdullah Al-Shehri, head of Saudi Arabia’s Electricity & Co-Generation Regulatory Authority (ECRA). The kingdom is famous for its oil production and exportation but its latest ambitions will be done through renewable energy. The vice-governor of […]

May 26th, 2014 | Posted in Energy,Headlines | Read More »

UAE and Russia share strong economic ties, Minister Al Mansoori

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is proud to state that its relations with Russia have been growing stronger and hopes that it will continue. The Minister of Economy Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansoori used the bilateral economic relations that they share to portray their level of relationship as he claims that such relations justify the […]

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

Lebanon: Industries should use clean energy, Industry Minister

Lebanon wants to upgrade its environmental standards and has therefore urged industrial enterprises to begin adapting to the government’s plans. Authorities want to promote the use of clean and renewable energy in industries and the Ministry of Industry has teamed up with the Environment ministry to attain the goal. A Memorandum of Understanding has already […]

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

Omani banks save from “severe shocks”

A report published by the Omani Central Bank on the financial stability of the Sultanate has stated that the banking system in general could resist to “severe shocks” due to the “comfortable capital levels” that the sector possess. Banks in Oman mainly focus their activities within the region. The estimate of the capital of the […]

May 21st, 2014 | Posted in Finance,Headlines | Read More »

Israel to elect new President in June

The presidential race in Israel has kicked off after the announcement by the Speaker of the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, that the successor of President Shimon Peres will be elected next month. Peres was elected as president in 2007 and will soon celebrate his 91st birthday. Speaker Yuli Edelstein’s statement opens the doors for those who […]

May 20th, 2014 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iraq: Iran urges PMOI Baghdad extradition

Iraq host thousands of members of the People’s Mujahedeen Organization of Iran (PMOI) since in the 1980’s but calls have emerged from Tehran for them to be extradited. PMOI is considered to be a band of “criminals” by the Iran’s judiciary chief Ayatollah Sadeq Larijani. The movement was founded in the 1960’s but its members […]

May 19th, 2014 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »