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Israel : Netanyahu presents new Middle East policy

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has outlined his political policies in the Middle East after the militants fighting under the banner of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) continue to control more territories in Iraq prompting them to declare a caliphate. During his speech, Netanyahu supported the idea of an independent Kurdish […]

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

Iran transfers water from Persian Gulf and Oman Sea

Iran is planning to use the Persian Gulf and the Oman Sea as a point of supply to regions hardly hit by drought. 15 provinces in the central and southern region have had less than 47% of average precipitations. Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian said they have invested in a project that will transfer water from […]

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

KSA: Kerry heads to Riyadh due to “great urgency”

Saudi Arabia will be receiving John Kerry on Friday to discuss regional issues that could be detrimental to the US. Riyadh is a key regional ally to Washington. Kerry is expected to meet King Abdullah to discuss “the great urgency” that the region is going through. Iraq will also be high on the agenda during […]

June 26th, 2014 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Qatar signs strategic MoU partnership with ICANN

Qatar has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). The MoU is part of Qatar’s efforts to develop and promote domain names as the world turns into a more and more digital economy. The signing ceremony was held in London and Qatar’s Minister of Communications and […]

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

Kuwait : A major challenge to attract foreign investors

Kuwaitis are debating about the best modalities necessary to attract foreign investment in the country especially in the banking sector. The parliament is also engaged in tense sessions after a reform for indemnity sidelines the private sector. Bureaucracy and the regulations for foreign banks have contributed also to limiting the activities of banks in Kuwait. […]

June 24th, 2014 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Israel bombs Syrian military in Golan Heights

Israel has bombed several targets in Syria after a cross-border attack on its side of the Golan Heights left one person dead. It is the first of its kind since the war started. Israeli warplanes reacted to the killing by targeting Syrian military structures and direct hits are reported to have been confirmed. Damascus has […]

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

Kuwait searches for investment, Oil Minister

Kuwaiti oil minister Ali Al-Omair has paid a visit to Kuwait Petroleum Refinery site at Rotterdam where he was taking on a conducted tour to view the various departments and inspect their different installation. Al-Omair was accompanied by a delegation comprised of Nizar Aladsani, head of the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation, Bakheet Al Rashidi, head of […]

June 20th, 2014 | Posted in Energy,Headlines | Read More »

MENA : Anonymous to attack MENA Petroleum companies

Oil and gas companies in the Middle East and North Africa will be on the alert after Symantec revealed that Anonymous will be launching an attack on them from June 20. The announcement of the cyber-attack is part of “Operation Petrol.” The companies that will be targeted have been listed and most of them operate […]

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

Iraq : UN signals regional sectarian war

The UN has warned that the Middle East could be on the brink of a regional sectarian war if the atrocities of the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) continue. The remarks were made by its human rights chief Navi Pillay after an inquiry. She alleged that the ISIS has almost certainly committed […]

June 18th, 2014 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

KSA : Masdar and KACARE join hands for renewable energy

As the world continues to consider and invest more in the potentials of renewable energy, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have decided to follow the trend in a bilateral agreement between two institutions; Masdar of Abu Dhabi and King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KACARE). The agreement between them is […]

June 17th, 2014 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »