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Syria: UN special envoy Mistura to discuss details of Aleppo truce with government

As the war in Syria gets five years old next month, UN is trying to end it with already more than an estimated 200,000 people dead and millions displaced. Special envoy Staffan de Mistura will be in Damascus during the weekend to discuss important details with senior government officials regarding the proposed six-week suspension of […]

February 27th, 2015 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Egypt and Jordan discuss defense and security challenges

King Abdullah’s visit to Egypt has ended with both states hoping to reinforce their bilateral cooperation. High on the agenda was terrorism and security related issues. A plan to build a natural gas pipeline from Iraq to Jordan that will also provide Egypt with gas to generate electricity was also announced. Both countries are strongly […]

February 27th, 2015 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

KSA: Riyadh to facilitate Israel bombing of Iran

Monitored reports on Israeli media have stated that Saudi Arabia is willing to collaborate with Israel in bombing Iran. The reports quoted a senior European source saying that “the Saudi authorities are completely coordinated with Israel on all matters related to Iran.” Although there is no diplomatic relation between the two countries, observers believe that […]

February 26th, 2015 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Iran agrees smoother cooperation with IAEA, EU optimistic of a deal

The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano has stated that “a better understanding” between Iran and the agency has emerged after a meeting with Iran’s top negotiator Abbas Araqchi. A released statement outlined that the talks concentrated on resolving “as soon as possible, all outstanding issues related to Iran’s nuclear […]

February 25th, 2015 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Syria: Another Group of Christians Captured by Islamist Militants

The Islamic extremist groups operating in Syria continue to defy the international community by kidnapping another group of Christians from the north-eastern villages in Syria. According to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), about one hundred Christians (including women and children) from the Assyrian and Tal Hermez villages in Syria have been abducted […]

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

UAE determined to spend at IDEX

The United Arab Emirates is capitalizing on the ongoing International Defense Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) to modernize its military hardware and increase its defense capabilities. Two days after the opening of IDEX, UAE concluded contracts worth $2.58billion and the amount could still rise as discussions continue with other companies. Despite the fall of oil prices, […]

February 24th, 2015 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Bahrain and India to strengthen defense and trade cooperation

Indian foreign minister Sushma Swaraj and her Bahraini counterpart Sheikh Khalid Bin Ahmed Bin Mohamed Al Khalifa have ended talks with plans to reinforce their defense and military cooperation. Talks between the two officials also centered on issues of common interest in the region such as the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and […]

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

Syria : UN Panel Mulls Naming War Criminal

A United Nations panel has threatened to reveal the names of those who are accused of committing war crimes in Syria so that the international community will have to act and shoulder its responsibilities. The move comes after an “exponential rise” in atrocities committed in Syria in a bid to step up pressure on world […]

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

Yemen: Hadi escapes house arrest, forgets resignation and claims presidency

Abed Rabbi Mansour Hadi resigned as the president of Yemen when the Houthi rebels took over the capital and put him under house arrest but his successful escape to the southern town of Aden has led to a new statement stressing that Hadi is still the president of the country. His resignation was not approved […]

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

Palestine: Italy gets ready to recognize Palestine as a state

The Italian Parliament is expected to discuss the recognition of Palestine this week before finally approving it. The motion is being brought forward by the Ecology Freedom party, the Italian Socialist Party and the Democratic Party according to reports. The right wing North-League party is strongly against the move. In 2012, Italy expressed its support […]

February 20th, 2015 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »