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Yemen: Parties agree on forming a presidential council

Negotiations between delegates of political parties on Thursday ended with nine political parties agreeing to set up a five-member presidential council to oversee the affairs of the state for a year. Former president of independent South Yemen Ali Nasser Mohammed is expected to serve as interim president during the period. South Yemen and North Yemen […]

February 7th, 2015 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

UAE withdrew from ISIS campaign after pilot capture

United Arab Emirates (UAE) withdrew its air crew members participating in the US-led campaign shortly after the Jordanian pilot was captured in December by the Islamic state of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), said a US official under the condition of anonymity. The withdrawal was due to UAE demands for American forces with V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor […]

February 5th, 2015 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Dubai Wants to Attract More Medical Tourists

The Oil-rich United Arab Emirates looks forward to developing medical tourism in Dubai and has set a target of attracting half a million health and wellness visitors by 2020. Last year, the number of medical tourists reached 135,000 against 120,000 in 2013, according to the figures released by Dubai Health Authority (DHA). By the end […]

February 5th, 2015 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Amman Hangs Female Militant in Revenge for Killing Jordanian Pilot by Isis

Jordanian authorities have executed an Iraqi female militant whose release had been demanded by Islamic State. The execution comes as a swift response for the killing of the Jordanian pilot who was captured the Islamic radical group. The Jordanian authorities have also executed another senior al-Qaida prisoner. Amman, which is participating in the air strikes […]

February 4th, 2015 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iraq can’t stop IS without help

The Director of U.S Defense Intelligence Agency Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart has warned that Iraq will not be able contain threats from the Islamic State (IS) as the group continues to spread into North Africa. He was quoted by CNN saying that the movement of fighters in and out of Syria and Iraq was “troubling.” […]

February 4th, 2015 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Bahrain closes new television channel funded by Saudi Billionaire

The newly opened Al-Arab channel that started broadcasting from Bahrain on Sunday has been shut down by authorities on Monday. Reasons that led to the decision still remain unclear. Many have linked it to the interview with Al Wefaq’s Khalil Al Marzouq who criticized the Bahraini authorities for revoking the nationalities of 72 citizens on […]

February 4th, 2015 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Iran: Fourth satellite launched, more to follow

Iran has sent another satellite into space, the fourth one since it started the feat in 2009. The satellite which was built by Iranian scientists at the defense ministry’s Aerospace Industries Organization was hailed by Iranians as an evidence of the scientific progress being made by the country. Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan hailed […]

February 3rd, 2015 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Al-Jazeera continues to harm Egyptian-Qatari relations, FM Shokry

Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shokry lamented that despite the reconciliation efforts between Cairo and Doha that were facilitated by the late King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, Al-Jazeera TV channel is still broadcasting reports that are not in concordance with Arab brotherhood. Qatar shut down Al-Jazeera Mubasher Misr, a subsidiary of Al-Jazeera dedicated to Egyptian affairs, […]

February 3rd, 2015 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

South Sudan: Salva Kirr and Machar sign ‘last warning’

Another new ceasefire deal has been reached between South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar with the hope that it will be the final one after the violation of six ceasefire deals between them. Fighting has been going on in the country since December 2013 and the regional East African Inter-governmental Authority […]

February 2nd, 2015 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »