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Yemen: Hadi in Aden but will soon leave for U.N

President Hadi arrived in Aden on Tuesday marking the end of his exiled government’s efforts to return back to Yemen with the help of the Saudi-led coalition and pro-government militias. The unannounced arrival witnessed armored vehicles positioned around the airport and security checkpoints in the city. A statement by Hadi’s office said the President’s return […]

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

Iraq: Abadi escaped two assassination attempts among many, U.S helpful

The determined Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi who is being hailed for his courageous reforms had escaped two assassination attempts according to a senior Iraqi government official who talked to Asharq Al-Awsat on condition of anonymity. The latest of two attempts was foiled earlier this month. The official gave credit to the United States for […]

September 23rd, 2015 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Palestine: Abbas warns of intifada as Hollande eyes negotiations

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas met with his French counterpart, François Hollande, in Paris to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the tension surrounding the Al-Aqsa mosque ahead of the U.N General Assembly during which France hopes to create an international contact group that will help to resume negotiations for an end to the conflict. After the […]

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

Kuwait’s National Assembly says ‘No’ to IMF proposals

Proposals made to Kuwait by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to cut the 2015 budget deficit estimated at around $23.2 billion was not welcomed by the National Assembly because some of the proposed reforms will hurt the livelihood of the citizens. Kuwait has never experienced a budget deficit since the beginning of the millennium and […]

September 22nd, 2015 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Israel: Russia in Syria no harm to Israel, Putin

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s one day official visit to Moscow ended with President Putin assuring him that Moscow’s intervention in Syria doesn’t pose a threat to the Jewish State although a senior Israeli official said the two countries have agreed to coordinate their aerial, naval and electromagnetic actions with regards to Syria. Israel is worried […]

September 22nd, 2015 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

KSA: “Nearly 560 Pilgrims sent back home for fake documents”, Saudi authorities

Saudi security authorities announced Monday they sent back home 534 Pilgrims caught with counterfeit visas and travelling documents. The Head of the Saudi Passport service Maj. Gen. Sulaiman bin Abdulaziz Al-Yahya said they completed the arrival procedures of pilgrims coming outside the kingdom on Sunday. Al-Yahya revealed that 534 pilgrims were denied entrance into the […]

September 22nd, 2015 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Morocco-France: Holland happy about full normalization of bilateral ties

French President Francois Holland Sunday sounded very upbeat about his country’s partnership with Morocco and hailed the end of the diplomatic dispute that had strained relations between Rabat and Paris last year. “It has been a successful trip for both Morocco and France,” Holland said Sunday at a press conference in Tangier when talking about […]

September 21st, 2015 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Egypt fills border trenches with seawater, Hamas pleas for a halt

Egypt started filling the trenches that it dug along its border with the Gaza Strip with seawater last week and Hamas is urging Cairo to suspend its actions because of the dangers it poses. Egypt started digging the trenches last year after declaring the border area as a buffer zone, part of its fight against […]

September 21st, 2015 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Iran to announce oil contracts in November – December

The Iranian government is determined to increase its oil production as it works towards regaining its past glory as the second biggest producer among OPEC members before U.S, E.U and U.N economic sanctions. Global oil prices have been dropping since last year but Roknoddin Javadi, Managing Director of the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC,) said […]

September 21st, 2015 | Posted in Energy,Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

KSA: Hajj is not for politics, Riyadh warns pilgrims

As millions of Muslims prepare to begin their pilgrimage on Tuesday, Saudi Crown Prince and Interior Minister Mohammed bin Naif stressed that the kingdom will not tolerate any political propaganda during the pilgrimage and renewed the government’s determination to fight terrorism and neutralize threats. Hajj is one of the biggest gatherings in the world and […]

September 20th, 2015 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »