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KSA: King Salman’s organizes executive after a week

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After almost a week as the new king of Saudi Arabia, Salman has signed more than 30 decrees amongst which is the reshuffling of the cabinet, the merging of the Education Ministry and Higher Education Ministry and also brought an end to the Supreme Council for Petroleum and Minerals Affairs by replacing it with a […]

January 31st, 2015 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Egypt and Libya boycott meeting chaired by AU’s Dlamini-Zuma

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The invitation of Qatar and Turkey to take part in a ministerial meeting of the International Contact Group for Libya (ICG-L) was disapproved by Egypt and Libya prompting them to boycott the meeting. Monitored repots claimed that the two countries were invited by the chair of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, […]

January 30th, 2015 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Israel: Hezbollah’s attack kills 2 Israeli soldiers

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Hezbollah has claimed responsibility of the anti-tank missiles that targeted an Israeli military convoy and said that the operation was carried out by a squad from the “fallen martyrs of the Quneitra brigade.” At least two Israeli soldiers were killed in the attack and several others have been injured. Israel responded with ground and aerial […]

January 29th, 2015 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Jordan releases Rishawi, ISIS frees Japanese hostage holds on Jordanian

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The hostage crisis involving Jordan, Japan and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) seems to come to an end without the Jordanian pilot who was seized in December by the extremist group not being released. ISIS twitted that they have released Japanese hostage Kenji Goto and claimed that he was on his way […]

January 29th, 2015 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Yemen: Houthis ready for a peaceful power transfer

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Abdel-Malek al-Houthi, leader of the Shiite Houthi rebels, has stated on the rebel controlled Masirah TV that the militia group is willing to see a peaceful transition in the country after the handing over presidential aide Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak to local tribes in the southern province of Shabwa. Social and activists groups question the […]

January 28th, 2015 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iran has diplomatically told US to inform Israel about retaliation

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Iran’s official news agency, IRNA, has reported that Tehran sent a warning to Israel through the United States over the recent killing of Gen. Mohammad Ali Allahdadi, a senior commander in the Revolutionary Guard, in an alleged Israeli airstrike in Syria. Israel has neither admitted nor denied the allegations that it carried out the 18 […]

January 28th, 2015 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Kuwait cuts budget by 18%, blames oil prices collapse

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Kuwait has started to feel the pinch of oil prices collapse as evidenced by the cabinet’s decision to cut the next budget by nearly 18% compared to the current one. Finance Minister Anas al-Saleh said the decision is dictated by “the consequences of the sharp decline in oil price” which has fallen by more than […]

January 27th, 2015 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Lebanon: Our official reaction to come very soon, Hezbollah

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Hezbollah’s response to the airstrike attack which killed five of its members, amongst them a son of the organization’s late military chief and an Iranian officer, will be made public in the coming days. Sheikh Naim Qassem’s, Hezbollah’s deputy leader, made these remarks when mourners met to commemorate their loss. Israel has not confirmed whether […]

January 26th, 2015 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Syria: President Assad could be tolerated globally  

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The war in Libya has forced President Assad’s critics to lower their tone because of fears that his forceful departure could lead to a Libyan scenario. Several talks to end the war between pro-government troops and the rebels have failed. Many are hoping that recent Russian efforts to end the war will be fruitful. Monitored […]

January 24th, 2015 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

U.S gives $6 million to Syrian rebels

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Washington has given a $6million grant to the Syrian National Coalition (SNC) to boost their activities in their controlled areas. The financial help was not welcomed by some politicians in the U.S who are afraid that some of the amount will find its way to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). SNC said […]

January 23rd, 2015 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

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