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Egypt Finally Hints Russian Plane was “Downed”

After months of claiming that investigations did not find any foul play concerning the Russian airplane that was downed over the Sinai desert shortly after takeoff from Sharm el-Sheikh airport on October 31, Egypt hinted without clearly stating it that terrorists could have been behind the act. In a televised speech on economic development challenges, […]

February 25th, 2016 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Syria: Plan A to be Followed by Plan B

US Secretary of State John Kerry told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that the White House has a “plan B” if the ceasefire expected to begin on Saturday in Syria fails. An agreement was reached between the US and Russia for a “cessation of hostilities” between pro-Assad forces and rebel opposition groups but pessimism continues […]

February 24th, 2016 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Israel to Palestinians: Become Stool Pigeons and ‘Save your Home’

Israel has urged Palestinians to become stool pigeons and turn in assailants to Israeli security services if they want to spare their homes from destruction. This seems to be the new policy adopted by Israel to combat attacks against its citizens within Israel-controlled areas as recommended by new Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit. So far Israeli […]

February 24th, 2016 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

KSA, Nigeria Discuss Oil issues, Agree on Price Stabilization

Saudi Deputy Oil Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman and Nigerian Oil Minister Emmanuel Ibe Kachiwkuto met in Riyadh to discuss the oil market with both parties agreeing that consultations and cooperation between all oil producers are the best way to keep global prices stable. Both countries are OPEC members but want non-OPEC members to play […]

February 24th, 2016 | Posted in Energy,Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Morocco’s King Meets his Consular Staff in France

King Mohammed VI who is on a visit to France visited on Tuesday the Kingdom’s consulate general in Orly, in the vicinity of Paris, where he met the sixteen Moroccan Consuls General in the European country and enquired about the measures taken to improve consular services. The King’s visit to the consulate is a premiere […]

February 23rd, 2016 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Libya: NOC Chief Warns of Risks Ahead if GNA Stalled

The head of the Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC) Mustafa Sanalla stated that the country’s oil facilities would come under frequent attacks if a national unity government is not formed. His warning comes after the Fida oilfield in eastern Libya with a capacity between 360,000 and 370,000bpd was attacked and two tanks set on fire […]

February 23rd, 2016 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Egypt: Government Apologizes for Police Brutality

Prime Minister Sharif Ismail and Interior Minister apologized to Egyptians for the police brutalities that have been making the headlines since the beginning of the year. “We apologize for the acts of some policemen, we kiss the head of every citizen subjected to abuse or insult or any unkind act by policemen,” the two officials […]

February 23rd, 2016 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Palestine: Abbas, Kerry Discuss Tensions in West Bank and Jerusalem

US Secretary of Statemet the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Jordan on Sunday to discuss the tensions in the West bank and Jerusalem that has led to the death of around 28 Israelis and 176 Palestinians since October 1. Before meeting with Abbas, Kerry conferred with King Abdullah who called for the need to work […]

February 22nd, 2016 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Oman, Iran Eying Stronger Cooperation

Omani foreign affairs minister Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah met with President Rouhani on Sunday and both officials expressed their wish to increase cooperation between the two countries. The Iranian president described bilateral ties as excellent and hoped that economic, trade and investment activities will be boosted. Rouhani called on other regional countries to follow […]

February 22nd, 2016 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Lebanon: Political Stalemate Will Worsen if KSA not Supported, March 14 Alliance

Lebanon is in disarray following Saudi Arabia’s decision to cancel a $3billion arms aid and the March 14 Alliance, close to Riyadh, warned that the country is in a “dangerous row” with the oil rich kingdom and its ties with the Arab world are in “danger.” The Alliance urged the government to “take a clear […]

February 22nd, 2016 | Posted in Energy,Headlines,World News | Read More »