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Iraq: Shia militia group attacked Iranian opposition in Baghdad

The attack on Thursday that killed around 26 people after at least 15 rockets were fired at Camp Hurriya has been claimed by the Wathiq al-Battat, a Shia militia group. The attack targeted members of the Mujahideen-e-Khalq Organization (MKO) also known as People’s Mujahedeen Organization of Iran (PMOI) who are housed in the camp while […]

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

KSA: Riyadh angered by S&P credit rating downgrade

Standard and Poor’s (S&P) rating agency decided to downgrade Saudi Arabia’s long term foreign and local currency sovereign credit ratings from AA- to A+ on Friday citing the effects of the low oil prices but authorities in Riyadh are not pleased with the move and the Ministry of Finance described it as a “rushed” decision […]

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

Tunisia: Interest rates reduced to boost investment, revive economy

Tunisia’s central bank, for the first time since the end of the Ben Ali regime, has cut interest rate by 0.50% because inflation has dropped. It hopes that the decision will contribute to reviving economy and attracting foreign investment. A statement released by the bank outlined 2016 as an economic recovery year with growth domestic […]

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

Syria: Be flexible and practice global leadership, Ki-moon

U.N secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged the participating countries in the Vienna talks on the war on Syria to show “flexibility” in order to make progress since “there is no military solution.” The talks starting this Friday are grouping countries that have drastically opposing views on Syria and observers believe that there is not […]

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

Qatar: FM retracts statement on sending troops to Syria

Qatari Foreign minister Khalid al-Attiyah retracted his previous statement that Qatar would send troops to Syria if necessary stressing that it “is out of the question to have our soldiers on the grounds.” The minister who had not ruled out military intervention in an interview aired on CNN last week, insisted in his latest comments […]

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

King of Morocco Hails India’s “Constructive” Standing on Sahara

King Mohammed VI of Morocco hailed Thursday India’s “constructive position” regarding the Sahara issue and praised its support for the UN process to resolve this artificial conflict. “I should like to express our appreciation for the Republic of India’s constructive position concerning the Moroccan Sahara issue and for supporting the UN process to resolve this […]

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

Yemen: Saudi coalition bombs MSF hospital, Riyadh denies

The Saudi-led coalition intervening g in Yemen has been accused of hitting a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in the Haydan district, but Riyadh has denied such allegations after U.N secretary General Ban ki-moon condemned the attack. MSF said the attack happened on the day that it provided the hospital’s GPS coordinates to […]

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

Iraq tells Washington ISIS is “an Iraqi affair”

Baghdad on Wednesday reacted to statements made by U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Cater stressing that it has sufficient soldiers on the ground to fight the militants of the Islamic State as the U.S. pushes for ground intervention. Carter told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday during a testimony that they “won’t hold back […]

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

Egypt: Northern Sinai under state of emergency for a year despite claimed progress

The fight against terrorism in Egypt especially in the Sinai Peninsula continues to be challenging as the government extends the decreed state of emergency for another three months in certain parts of Northern Sinai. The state of emergency has previously been extended in January, April, and July. Rafah, Al Arish, Sheikh Zuweid and surrounding areas […]

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

Libya: Senior Tripoli officials killed in helicopter attack

A helicopter carrying senior government and military officials of the Tripoli-based government was shot down on its way back to the Libyan capital with all those on board feared dead. Thirteen bodies have been recovered while six people are reported missing. No group has claimed responsibility but spokesperson Ali Al-Shaiekhi of the General Staff of […]

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