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Kuwait: Urgent reforms needed, Emir Sabah

Emir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah of Kuwait stressed the need to embark on reforms the soonest possible due to the low global oil prices. “There must be speedy, serious and urgent measures” to minimize the consequences,” Emir Sabah said on Tuesday before the Kuwaiti parliament. Kuwait generates around 90% of its […]

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

Iran invited to Syrian talks, Tehran unhappy with remarks

Iran is expected to take part in a new round of talks on the Syrian war to be held on Friday in Vienna in a bid to find a solution to the five-year war ravaging the country. U.S. State Department spokesman John Kirby said the “multilateral settings” of the talks and the presence of “the […]

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

Lebanon: Saudi Prince caught with 2.2tons of drugs

Rafik Hariri International Airport had lately its largest drug seizure after it discovered that 40 suitcases filled with amphetamine together with some cocaine were about to be shipped aboard a private jet carrying a Saudi prince and four other Saudis back home. Lebanese authorities issued no official statement on the identity of the Prince, but […]

October 27th, 2015 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Palestine: Abbas seeks EU’s intervention to quell violence

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met late Monday with EU’s Foreign Policy Chief in Brussels to discuss solutions to end the ongoing violence between Israeli soldiers and young Palestinians. Abbas echoed the frustration of young Palestinians who have lost hope in peace processes and described the situation as “extremely serious and grave.” “The main reason is […]

October 27th, 2015 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Iraq invasion was a “mistake”, Tony Blair

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair admitted that world leaders that backed the American-led invasion of Iraq under Saddam Hussein have contributed to the current chaos in the country and the rise of ISIS. However, he stressed that the Middle Eastern country is still better off without its former president. In an interview with CNN […]

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

UAE adopts deficit free budget for 2016

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) approved a zero deficit federal government budget on Sunday as oil prices continue to be low. The estimated dh48.557 billion budget for 2016 allocated almost 56% to education, social development, public services and health. Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid […]

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

Morocco’s King Travels to India to Defend African Causes

King Mohammed VI of Morocco, who champions African causes in international fora, went to New Delhi to attend the 3rd India-Africa Forum Summit to bolster African causes and lift African-Indian cooperation to new heights. The four-day summit, which opens doors oct.26, is an opportunity for the Moroccan sovereign, who spearheaded several joint development projects in […]

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

Iraq: U.S ground operations could increase, Defense Secretary Carter

A successful military raid on an ISIS compound in Iraq by the Iraqi Kurdish rebels with the help of the U.S forces has incited U.S Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter not to rule out future similar missions since it allows “you to learn a great deal because you collect the documentation, you collect various electronic […]

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

Iran: Rouhani welcomes Khamenei’s nuclear conditional approval

A day after Iran’s Supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei posted on his website a letter on the nuclear agreement, President Rouhani hailed Khamenei’s stance as a “conditional approval.” He described Khamenei’s letter as a “stamp of approval” that will help authorities to “start a new chapter toward excellence.” In the letter posted on Wednesday, Khamenei warned […]

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

Yemen: Taez becomes war center stage as Sudanese troops arrive

Fighting between pro-Hadi militants and the Houthi Movement has intensified in Yemen’s cultural capital, Taez, and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) warned that the situation might get worse because basic utilities have been destroyed. The rival groups are fighting over the control of a strategic road in the important Al Wazeya district […]

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