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Kuwait : Gaza Strip “a wide prison for 1.8 million people”, Arab League SG

Kuwait’s Acting Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah had a closed door meeting with the Arab League Secretary General Nabil El-Araby in Amman during which they discussed issues related to Gaza and Libya. The hostilities between Hamas and Israel have attracted global attention while rebels and militia groups in Libya continue […]

August 15th, 2014 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

UAE : Simplified visa system to promote tourism and cruise line growth

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has changed its Visa and Fees System in order to ensure multiple entries to those visiting the Emirates especially tourists. The new system was introduced at the beginning of the month and it is expected to make travelling to the UAE more cost effective and logistically more convenient for cruise […]

August 14th, 2014 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

HRW: Al-Sisi “principal architect” of crimes against humanity

After releasing its 188-page report based on a yearlong investigation, Human Rights Watch (HRW) is urging the UN to launch an inquiry into the killing of hundreds of Egyptian demonstrators at two protest camps in Egypt last year. HRW claims that six incidents involving killings by security forces of supporters of President Morsi was “systematic” […]

August 13th, 2014 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Truce Talks : Hamas Demands Reopening of Gaza Airport, Construction of Seaport

As the Israelis and Palestinians resumed indirect talks in Cairo on Monday in a bid to establish a lasting truce, press reports indicated that Hamas, the Islamist militant movement ruling the Gaza Strip, has drawn a list of requirements in exchange for the suspension of armed resistance against Israel, including the reopening of the Yasser […]

August 12th, 2014 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Yemen: Battle against terrorism a “fateful one,” Yemeni President

The killing of 14 Yemeni soldiers by the Ansar al Sharia, an affiliate of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), has shocked and angered authorities. The soldiers were on their way home for a family leave when the incident occurred. Ansar al Sharia said the killings are a reaction to the government’s military operations […]

August 12th, 2014 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Iran: All nuclear accords must fall within specific framework, Deputy FM

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for American and European Affairs, Majid Takht-Ravanchi, has warned negotiating parties concerning its nuclear deal that proposals which belittle its uranium enrichment program to a toy will not be tolerated.  There are fears that the size and scale of the Iranian nuclear program could make it a military nuclear power. Sanctions […]

August 11th, 2014 | Posted in Energy,Headlines | Read More »

Bahrain accuses Qatar of “targeted” naturalization of citizens

Bahrain has frowned at Qatar accusing it of carrying out “targeted” naturalization. Manama claims that a certain “category” of its citizens is being offered Qatari citizenship. Bahrain’s Interior Ministry’s Undersecretary for Nationality, Passports and Residence Affairs, Sheikh Rashid fears that such policies from a regional country could pose a security threat to Bahrain and also […]

August 8th, 2014 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Lebanon : Riyadh gives Lebanon army $1bn as weapon supply delays

The battle between militants and the Lebanese army in Astral has reached a “dangerous” situation, army chief General Jean Kahwaji stated. The fighting started during the weekend but the military lacks the weaponry needed to win it. It’s the worst violence to hit the border region with Syria since 2011. Saudi Arabia has recently donated […]

August 7th, 2014 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

MENA : “Arabs… are not in a position to do anything” for Palestine, OIC SG

“In 1967, the Arabs faced a defeat as Israeli forces entered the Sinai Desert, West Bank of the Jordan River and the Golan Heights. Arabs cannot imagine stopping the support for Palestinians, but practically they are not in a position to do anything,” Secretary-General Iyad Ameen Abdullah Madani of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) […]

August 6th, 2014 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iran transferred missile technology to Palestine, Iranian official

An Iranian official has revealed that Tehran gave Palestinians the means to have missiles that could reach Tel Aviv and is suggesting that the government should provide them with air defense systems to repel Israel’s aerial attacks. Mohsen Rezaei, Secretary of the Expediency Discernment Council, made these remarks which were reported by Al-Alam, state owned […]

August 5th, 2014 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »