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Yemen: Houthis warn of “new surprises in the coming days”

Houthis “rocket units” have launched Scud missile at the Al Sulayyil missile base in Riyadh province “as a response to the crimes of the brutal Saudi aggression,” Military spokesman Brigadier General Sharaf Luqman was quoted by the Yemeni state news agency Saba, under Houthi control, as saying. It is unclear if the missile reached its target or not but […]

June 30th, 2015 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Bahrain: Budget could finally be approved after 6 month tussle

The tussle between the government and lawmakers over the 2015-2016 budget could soon be coming to an end after both sides agreed to make concessions.   The parliament’s financial and economic affairs committee approved a revised edition of the budget on Monday and the parliament is expected to have an extraordinary session on Thursday to vote […]

June 30th, 2015 | Posted in Finance,Headlines | Read More »

Oman: Shura Council members and interior ministry go to court

Some members of Oman’s Shura Council have decided to challenge the decision of the Interior Ministry to bar them from standing for the upcoming elections. The ministry decided to blacklist some of the members in March and made references to the law to back its actions but the victims are claiming that government agencies and […]

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

Iran: Zarif leaves negotiations for Tehran to hold possible consultations

The ongoing nuclear talks in Vienna are likely to continue till July after Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif left the city for Tehran for possible consultations over key issues that are believed to be hampering an agreement. He is expected to return on Monday while the deadline for a final agreement is fixed at […]

June 29th, 2015 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Kuwait: ‘The interfering evil hand will be cut’, Interior Minister

A branch of the Islamic State group based in Saudi Arabia and known as the Najid Province has claimed the deadly suicide bomb attack on a Shia mosque in Kuwait that killed at least a score of people and wounded hundreds during Friday prayers. Kuwait has generally been spared terror attacks but the latest call […]

June 28th, 2015 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Tunisia shaken by beach deadly attack, tough measures underway

Tunisia suffered another attack which left at least 38 people dead in the touristic town of Sousse. The attack has been claimed by the Islamic State but Tunis ruled out all links between the attacker and the group saying that he never travelled out of the country.  Some of those killed were Tunisians but most of […]

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

Iran: Deal too close but yet still faraway

Talks regarding the Iranian nuclear program which started in 2002 could be nearing their end next week but the situation behind the closed doors offers much more of pessimism than optimism as both parties agree that there are still major roadblocks ahead of the June 30 deadline. French Foreign minister Laurent Fabius told reporters in […]

June 28th, 2015 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

US Report lambasts Ankara for poor Human rights records

Turkey has been singled out by American authorities in their annual Human Rights report for impunity and weak administration of justice, interference with freedom of expression and not doing enough to protect minorities. The report is very critical with Ankara which, it argued, has taken in hand the judiciary and law enforcement apparatus rendering the […]

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

Palestine takes Israel to ICC, Tel Aviv cries foul

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki has submitted Palestine’s dossier to the International Criminal Court’s Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda accusing Israel of committing war crimes during last year’s war and implementing illegal settlements on Palestinian territory. The move has raised eyebrows in Israel claiming that it is contrary to efforts to renew talks for a two-state […]

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

Turkey accused of conspiring with IS to attack Kobane

An early Thursday morning attack on Kobane by ISIL left many people dead and stirred anger in Turkey with one of the key leaders of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) alleging that Ankara cooperated with the extremist group to commit“massacre.” Reports have claimed that the militants of the Islamic State entered Kobane through Turkish territory but […]

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