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Iraq: Muqtada al-Sadr meets Prime Minister al-Abadi

Muqtada al-Sadr, an Iraqi influential Shia cleric, who had initiated a protest at the gates of the Green Zone in Baghdad to request a cabinet reshuffle and the establishment of a government of technocrats met with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Sunday night. Before entering the premises of the Green Zone where he met […]

March 28th, 2016 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Change Behavior for Peaceful Relations, KSA Tells Iran

A day after Iranian president Hassan Rouhani said in Pakistan that “the existing difference in opinions” between Tehran and Riyadh “must be solved through dialogue”, Saudi foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir said renewing ties will require that Tehran changes its “behavior.” The two countries have diverging regional policies especially in Syria and Yemen, and Rouhani also […]

March 28th, 2016 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Syria: Assad Records Biggest Victory Against IS

Syrian forces have claimed that after several weeks of battle, they have taken control of the desert city of Palmyra that they lost to the Islamic State in May 2015. A military source told AFP that after heavy night fighting on Saturday, “the army is in full control” of both the ancient and residential neighborhoods […]

March 27th, 2016 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Algeria: Cables Confirm Army’s Role in 2013 Hostage Crisis, Enmity Schemes against Morocco

Rumors about coordinated moves and secret agreements passed by Algerian Authorities with terror groups providing for sparing Algeria from terrorist attacks have circulated for years. However, contents of phone talks of some terrorists have clearly confirmed the existence of such contacts. The phone conversations were aired on Wednesday evening by Medi1 TV channel. The talks […]

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

Algerian Army & Intelligence Services in Collusion with AQMI Leaders

The shady deal struck by the Algerian army and AQIM, Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, during the January 17, 2013 hostage crisis, in the Algerian gas plant in Ain Amenas, was substantiated another time during a TV talk show aired on Wednesday by Tangiers-based Medi1 TV channel. During the program “60 minutes pour comprendre”, […]

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

Brussels Attacks: “Belgium Ignored Turkey’s Warning,” Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Wednesday said Belgium ignored Turkish authorities’ warnings that one of the suspected suicide bombers at the Brussels airport was a IS-linked “foreign fighter” after they deported him to the Netherlands. Erdogan speaking at a joint press conference with Romanian President in Ankara said they informed the Belgian embassy in Ankara […]

March 24th, 2016 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Egypt: Banking Veteran Appointed Finance Minister to Steer Ailing Economy

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Wednesday named new ministers of tourism, finance, investment, justice, civil aviation, among others in order to revive the North African nation’s ailing economy. The Arab world’s most populous state has struggled to spur economic growth since the 2011 uprising ushered in political instability that scared off tourists and foreign […]

March 24th, 2016 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Yemen: Ceasefire, Upcoming Talks “last chance”, UN Special Envoy

A ceasefire is expected to be implemented in Yemen on April 10 ahead of the peace talks scheduled to take place on April 18 in Kuwait with the UN special envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed saying that “this is really our last chance”. “The war in Yemen must be brought to an end,” the Special […]

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

Palestine: PA Adopts Tit-for-Tat Trade Move against Israel

In a first decision of its kind, the Palestinian Authority responded to an Israeli ban on products from five Palestinian companies, adopted earlier this month, by adopting a similar move that it said would be implemented “immediately.” “In response to the Israeli decision to ban the entry to Jerusalem of products from five Palestinian companies, […]

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

Lebanon: Hezbollah Denies Blocking Elections, Hails Military Capabilities

The Mustaqbal parliamentary bloc cautioned Hezbollah for its actions and Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah for his statements warning that “persistent attacks against the (Saudi) kingdom and Arab countries undermine the interests of the Lebanese people, as well as their stability and source of income.” The bloc, after its weekly meeting, alleged that Hezbollah contributed to […]

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